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2717050   Lance Corporal James Kane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/02/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/05/1911
Died: 21/02/1945 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
James Kane was the son of Patrick and Mary Kane. Patrick Kane was an agricultural labourer who moved around the Fivemiletown area, working for various farmers. James was born on 14th May 1911 in the Fivemiletown area. He joined the army about 1931. On 21st February 1945, the 3rd Battalion of the Irish Guards were south of Nijmegen. They attacked southwards from the village of Hassum towards Schanz. They encountered extremely strong enemy opposition and thirty seven soldiers of the battalion were killed on this day. Lance Corporal Kane was on of those killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Milsbeek War Cemetery
  Nijmegen, Limburg, 3
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-15
CWGC Casualty 2961859
The village of Milsbeek is in the east of the Netherlands, and approx 15kms south east of the city of Nijmegen.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 106
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Kane family Lists family at house 1.1 in Tullyquinn Glebe, Aghintain, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Kane family Lists 'Patrick' as age 3, living with the family at house 8 in Timpany, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 Photo of Lance Corporal James Kane's gravestone
4 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Photo of Lance Corporal James Kane's gravestone
5 Irish Guards in WW2 Photo of Lance Corporal James Kane's gravestone
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal James Kane's gravestone can be purchased here
7 WW2 Irish Guards - War Diaries Battalion Diary from 22th February 1945
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023