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17547   Private James McMurrin
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Dated added: 19/01/2017   Last updated: 20/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/03/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Summary      
James McMurrin was the son of John and Matilda McMurrin. James McMurrin was born about 1897 in Aragon, County Monaghan. He was one of ten children, eight surviving. They were a farming family living in Tonynumery, Emyvale, County Monaghan. James McMurrin enlisted in Aughnacloy. He was still living in Monaghan at the time. Private James McMurrin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Friday 9th March 1917.
Further Information
James McMurrin was the son of John and Matilda McMurrin. They were married about 1882.
James McMurrin was born about 1897 in Aragon, County Monaghan. He was one of ten children, eight surviving.
Derivatives of the spelling of the surname include McMurran, McMurrin and McMurren.
Family: John McMurrin, Matilda McMurrin, Lizzie McMurrin (born about 1884), Mary McMurrin (born about 1890), Edward McMurrin (born about 1892), Margaret McMurrin (born about 1894), John McMurrin (born about 1896), James McMurrin (born about 1897), William McMurrin (born about 1899), George McMurrin (born about 1900).
The 1901 census lists James as age 4, living with the family at house 1 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, County Monaghan. They were a farming family.
The 1911 census lists James as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove. James was still at school.
James McMurrin enlisted in Aughnacloy. He was still living in Monaghan at the time.
Private James McMurrin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Friday 9th March 1917.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th March 1917:
Private James McMurran, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Emyvale, County Monaghan, died of wounds.
Private J McMurrin is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France.
The CWGC record Private J McMurrin as the son of John and Matilda McMurrin of Tonynumery, Emyvale, County Monaghan.
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1 1901 Census lists McMurren family Lists James as age 4, living with the family at house 1 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists McMurrin family Lists James as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, Monaghan
3 Find A Grave Photo of Private James McMurran's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McMurran's gravestone can be purchased here
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