5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
15/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Richard James McCourt was the son of Eliza McCourt. Richard was born about 1890 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. By 1911 the family were living in Charleville Street, Belfast. Richard worked as a house painter. Private Richard McCourt was serving with ‘C’ Company, 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Gallipoli when he was killed in action on 15th August 1915. He was 25 years old. The CWGC also record Private McCourt as the husband of the late Charlotte McCourt.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.