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4226   Private James Conroy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
James Conroy was the son of Pat and Margaret Conroy. James was born about 1895 in Ballymacelory, Co. Tyrone. By 1911 James was working as a farm servant. James Conroy enlisted in Omagh. Private James Conroy was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Engineers when he died of wounds near Ypres, France and Flanders on 19 August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery 3
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-38
CWGC Casualty 139881
Summary      
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. After crossing the N38 Westhoekweg, the first right hand turning leads onto the Zevekotestraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Zevekotestraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 50
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1 1901 Census lists Conroy Family Lists James as age 6, living with the family at house 37 in Ramackan, Six Mile Cross, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Conroy Family Does not list James as living with the family at house 12 in Mullaghslin Glebe, Mullaghslin, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists James Conroy Lists James as age 17, working as a farm servant at house 20 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
4 Find a Grave Photo of James Conroy''s headstone