83rd Combined Stat. Hosp., Indian Medical Service (Indian Unknown)
25/03/1917 (Died of Illness)
John Bailey Tackaberry was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Tackaberry. John was born in early 1883 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. His father was master of the local workhouse. John attended the Royal School Dungannon between 1894 and 1900. John Tackaberry went on to study at Trinity College, Dublin. He was further educated at Middlesex Hospital. He enlisted in the Indian Army as Lieutenant on July 30th 1910. John married Alice Jane Harrhy in London in 1911. They had one child. By the time war broke out, Captain Tackaberry had served in both India and China. In 1914 Captain Tackaberry was serving as the medical officer with the 31st Punjabi Regiment when he died from cerebra-spinal meningitis in 83 Stationary Hospital, Nasiryah on 25th March 1917. Captain Tackaberry is buried in Basra War Cemetery in southern Iraq.