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4082   Private James McGee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/05/1892
Died: 03/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
James McGee was the youngest son of James and Alice McGee. He was born 17th May 1892 in Carnteel, County Tyrone. He was the youngest of four known children. His father died when he was young. He lived in Aughnacloy. James worked as a boot and shoe maker. James enlisted in Ballygawley. Private James McGee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France. Private James McGee died of his wounds on 3rd July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Ext
  Gezaincourt, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave I-G-12
CWGC Casualty 35472
Gezaincourt is a village a little south-west of the town of Doullens, halfway between the main roads from Doullens to Abbeville and Doullens to Amiens. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are on the east side of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost outside Doullens on the road towards Amiens.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGee family Lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 45 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGee family Lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 5 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists James McGee, Carnteel, Aughnacloy
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McGee's grave can be purchased here
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