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25518   Private Michael Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 23/06/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Michael Irwin was born in Benburb, County Tyrone. Michael Irwin was living in Hexham-on-Tyne, England when he travelled to Finner Camp, County Donegal to enlist. Private Michael Irwin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Somme when he was killed in action on 23rd June 1916. Private Michael Irwin is commemorated in Hexham.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Sp Mem A-8
CWGC Casualty 598885
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private Michael Irwin's gravestone
2 Church of St Andrew, Market Place, Hexham Michael Irwin listed on memorial. Includes images
3 Co-Curate - England Photo of Private M Irwin
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Short forum discussion on Michael Irwin
5 Hexham Courant Newspaper Supplement Michael Irwin listed as age 28, living Haugh Lane, Hexham
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 St Wilfrid's War Memorial Cross, Hexham Michael Irwin listed on memorial. Includes images
8 St Wilfrid's War Memorial Cross, Hexham Michael Irwin listed on memorial
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Michael Irwin's gravestone can be purchased here
10 War Memorial Hospital, Eastgate Michael Irwin listed on memorial.
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