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   Captain John Bailey Tackaberry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 83rd Combined Stat. Hosp., Indian Medical Service (Indian Unknown)
Date Of Birth: 07/02/1883
Died: 25/03/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 34
John Bailey Tackaberry was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Tackaberry. He was born on 7th February 1883 in Dungannon. He was one of three children, two surviving. . His father was master of the local workhouse. John attended the Royal School Dungannon and went on to study at Trinity College, Dublin. He was further educated at Middlesex Hospital. He enlisted in the Indian Army in July 1910. John married Alice Jane Harrhy in London in 1911. By the time war broke out, Captain Tackaberry had served in both India and China. In 1914 Captain Tackaberry was serving as the medical officer with the 31st Punjabi Regiment when he died from cerebra-spinal meningitis in 83 Stationary Hospital, Nasiryah on 25th March 1917. Captain Tackaberry is buried in Basra War Cemetery in southern Iraq.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave V-U-17
CWGC Casualty 631624
Basra is a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. The cemetery is about 8 kilometres north-west of Basra.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 53
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1 1901 Census lists Tackaberry family Lists John B as age 18 living with the family at house 54.1 in Drumcoo, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Tackaberry father Does not list John B as living with his father at house 22.3 in Drumcoo, Rural, Part of, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Forum discussion Information on John B Tackaberry
4 London Gazette - 17/10/1913 Issue: 28765 Page: 7253 Promotion to captain
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