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11527   Rifleman James Cassidy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/09/1883
Died: 11/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
James Cassidy was the son of Thomas and Rose Ann Cassidy. James was born on 15th September 1883 in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. James Cassidy enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman James Cassidy was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 11th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 177-178
CWGC Casualty 696960
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
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1 1901 Census lists Cassidy family Lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 5 in Murphy Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Cassidy family Does not list James as living with the family at house 19 in Hartwell Street, Dock Ward, Antrim
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Cassidy
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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