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86132   Sapper Joseph McCall
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 258th Tunnelling Cmpany, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/01/1879
Died: 15/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
Joseph McCall was the youngest son of David and Mary Ann McCall. He was born on 26th January 1879 in Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of at least five children. The family lived near Stangmore, Dungannon. His father was a general labourer. Joseph McCall was a Private with the Irish Guards for a time. Joseph McCall then joined the Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers. Sapper Joe McCall was serving with the 258th Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers when he was killed in action on 15th October 1916 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4-5
CWGC Casualty 734661
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
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1 1901 Census lists McCall family Does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 8 in Derrycreevy (Knox), Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McCall family Lists Joseph's mother living with her son at house 5 in Derrycreevy (Knox), Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Photo of Sapper Joe McCall's inscription
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Joe McCain, born Moy
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Tunneller's Memorial Diary of the 258 Tunnel Company may be obtained here
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