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4811   Private James McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
James McKeown was the eldest son of Patrick and Elizabeth McKeown. James was born about 1891 in Portadown, County Armagh. James lived in Portadown and his family were a family of weavers. Private James McKeown was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 29th September1918. The CWGC also record Private McKeown as the husband of Teresa McKeown, of Union Place, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. It is not clear if James McKeown ever lived in the Dungannon District.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension
  Bethune, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave L-11
CWGC Casualty 188540
Sailly-Labourse is a village five kilometeres south-east of Bethune on the main road to Lens (N43). A CWGC signpost can be seen on this road.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKeown family Lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 5 in River Lane, Portadown, County Armagh
2 1911 Census lists McKeown family Lists James as age 21 living with the family at house 79 in Obin Street, Portadown Urban, Armagh
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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