Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
26124   Private John McVeigh
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Personal Details
1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
23/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
John McVeigh was born at Ardboe, County Tyrone. He enlisted in Ballymena while his family were living in Draperstown. John was reported killed in action on 23rd March 1918, two days after the start of the German Spring Offensive. The morning of the 23rd March was again foggy and soon after dawn the enemy captured Ham and advanced on Brouchy, to the rear of the position held by the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers.
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Relevant Coagh Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ardboe area Ardboe Born in Ardboe area 54.623080 -6.498511
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