2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/09/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Joseph Fred McCaffrey was the son of Thomas and Mary Anne McCaffrey. He was born on 4th January 1896, the youngest of seven children all born in Fivemiletown. They were a farming family. Joseph became a tailor’s apprentice. Private Joseph McCaffrey was serving with ‘A’ Company of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded at Passchendaele, where there was a major offensive on the Messines Road at that time. Private McCaffrey died of his wounds on 22nd September 1917.
Coxyde Military Cemetery is located approximately 500 metres beyond the village of Koksijde on the N396 towards De Panne. From Koksijde Dorp the N396, Houtsaegerlaan crosses the Zeelaan and at the same time changes its name to Robert Vandammestraat. 1 Km along the Robert Vandammestraat N369, on the right hand side, lies the cemetery.