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16874   Lance Corporal George Caddoo M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/04/1896
Died: 28/07/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
George Caddoo was the son of David and Rebecca Caddoo, of Tyghan, Greystone, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. George was born about 1897. Prior to enlisting he had been employed by Stevenson & Son of Moygashel, the linen manufacturers. George was a member of Derrygortreavy Company, Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F. He was also a member of Derrygortreavy Parish Church and Kilnacart L.O.L. 296. Lance-Corporal George Caddoo was serving with the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 28th July 1918, aged 22. Lance-Corporal George Caddoo was awarded the Military Medal for the single-handed capture of a German machine-gun, which he turned on the enemy, so enabling his section to advance with safety.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arneke British Cemetery
  Arneke, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-B-21
CWGC Casualty 50068
The village of Arneke is approximately 50 Kms south-east of Calais and about 8 Kms north-west of the town of Cassel. Leave the village of Arneke on the D11 heading north. After 1.3 Kms turn right at the crossroads. The Cemetery is 500 metres on the right hand side.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Stevenson and Son, Moygashel
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Caddoo family Lists George as age 4 living at house 7 in Tyhan, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Caddoo family Lists George as age 13 living at house 11 in Tyhan, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Photo of L/Corp George Caddoo's medals (Nancy Wright)
4 Lives of the First World War Photo of George Caddoo and his grave
5 London Gazette - 12/03/1918 Supplement: 30573 Page: 3229
6 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of George Caddoo's headstone can be purchased here.
9 WW1 - Eglish Roll of Honour Information about George Caddoo
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023