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11163   Sergeant James McGuffin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/04/1888
Died: 13/09/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
James McGuffin was the son of Robert McGuffin and Margaret Cooke. Robert was born in Belfast at 76 Canmore St. on 18th April 1888. The family hailed from Dungannon. James McGuffin enlisted in Salford, Lancashire. Sergeant James McGuffin was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 13th September 1917. He was 29 years old. Sergeant McGuffin is buried in Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, near Dunkirk in France. In the autumn of 1917, while the XV Corps was holding the Nieuport section, the 34th and 36th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Zuydcoote.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Zuydcoote Military Cemetery
  Zuydcoote, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-14
CWGC Casualty 617697
Zuydcoote is a village in the Department of the Nord about 10 kilometres north-east of Dunkirk. The Military Cemetery is west of the village and about 550 metres east of Zuydcoote Halte.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
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1 1901 census lists McGuffin family Lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 23 in Yellowbatter, Drogheda Town, Louth
2 1911 census lists McGuffin family Lists James as age 22 living with the family at house 14 in Newtownstalaban, St Laurence Gate, Louth
3 Drogheda Great War Memorial Lists SGT. J.MC GUFFIN LANC. FUS
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James McGuffin's headstone can be purchased here.
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