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54768   Rifleman James McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/06/1874
Died: 06/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 44
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery
  Foncquevillers, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-C-21
CWGC Casualty 305561
Summary      
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.
References and Links
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1 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Rifleman James McKeown (no pdf)
2 Corporal James Sleator Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
3 New Zealand Cenotaph Database Information including photo
4 New Zealand War Graves Project Embarkation, next of kin
5 Private James Welsh Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
6 Private Robert Yule Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
7 Roll of Honour, Kaitaia, Northland List Jim McKeown
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