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11947   Private Richard McCourt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 15/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Richard James McCourt was the son of Eliza McCourt. Richard was born about 1890 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. By 1911 the family were living in Charleville Street, Belfast. Richard worked as a house painter. Private Richard McCourt was serving with C Company, 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Gallipoli when he was killed in action on 15th August 1915. He was 25 years old. The CWGC also record Private McCourt as the husband of the late Charlotte McCourt.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 690786
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.
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists McCourt family Lists Richard James as age 21 living with the family in Charleville Street, Upper, Shankill, Antrim
2 Agnes Street Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour Lists Richard McCourt
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Richard McCourt, Dungannon
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Richard McCourt
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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