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4811   Private James McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
James McKeown was the eldest son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown. James was born about 1891 in Portadown, County Armagh. James lived in Portadown and his family were a family of weavers. Private James McKeown was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September1918. The CWGC also record Private McKeown as the husband of Teresa McKeown, of Union Place, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. It is not clear if James McKeown ever lived in the Dungannon District.
Further Information
James McKeown was the eldest son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown. James was born about 1891 in Portadown, County Armagh.
The 1901 census lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 5 in River Lane, Portadown, County Armagh. James was still at school. His father Patrick was a linen weaver.
The 1911 census lists James as age 21 living with the family at house 79 in Obin Street, Portadown, County Armagh. James worked as a cambric weaver. Cambric was originally a kind of fine white plain-weave linen cloth made at or near Cambrai. All of the family worked as weavers.
Family: Patrick McKeown, Lizzie McKeown, Mary McKeown (born about 1887), Lizzie McKeown (born about 1888), James McKeown (born about 1890), John McKeown (born about 1893), Henry McKeown (born about 1896), Patrick McKeown (born about 1898), Andrew McKeown (born about 1902).
James McKeown enlisted at Finner Camp.
Private James McKeown was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September1918. He was 27 years old.
The CWGC record Private McKeown as the son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown, of Obin Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh
The CWGC also record Private McKeown as the husband of Teresa McKeown, of Union Place, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
It is not clear if James McKeown ever lived in the Dungannon District.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Union Place, Dungannon Dungannon Central CWGC lists wife at Union Place 54.505312 -6.771401
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1 1901 Census lists McKeown family Lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 5 in River Lane, Portadown, County Armagh
2 1911 Census lists McKeown family Lists James as age 21 living with the family at house 79 in Obin Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
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