9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
John Irvine was the son of Thomas G and Magdalene Irvine, of Beigh, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. He was born in County Tyrone about 1890. The 1901 census records John as 11 years old. The family lived at house 4 in Beagh, Fivemiletown, Tyrone Thomas was a farmer The 1911 census records Johnís occupation as a farmerís son. Sergeant John Irvine was awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant John Irvine was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 6th December 1917, age 28.
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.