4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
06/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
James McKeown was the son of Elizabeth Walsh of Annagarvey, Augher. At some Point James emigrated to New Zealand. On enlistment, James gave his next of kin as his sister, Mrs. Mary Long of Mangatete, Kaingaroa, Auckland, New Zealand. He was working as a farmer. Rifleman James McKeown was with Unit 3 of New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 4th Battalion. Rifleman McKeown embarked from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth on 26 July 1917. Rifleman James McKeown was killed in action in France on 6 August 1918.
Foncquevillers is a village about 18 kilometres south-west of Arras on the D3. Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery is situated a little way south-east along the D6. A CWGC signpost indicating the road is situated at the junction near the post office in Foncquevillers and the Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road just before arriving at Gommecourt.