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30/12/2015 It is not clear if James McKeown ever lived in the Dungannon District.
30/12/2015 The CWGC also record Private McKeown as the husband of Teresa McKeown, of Union Place, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private McKeown as the son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown, of Obin Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 James McKeown enlisted at Finner Camp.
30/12/2015 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).
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 James McKeown was the eldest son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown. James was born about 1891 in Portadown, County Armagh.
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