2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/09/1918 (Died of Wounds)
James Goan was the son of Thomas and Maggie Anne Goan. He was born in Castlederg on 7th November 1897. Like his father, James worked on a farm. James Goan enlisted in Omagh while he was still living in Castlederg. Private James Goan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Monday 30th September 1918. According to the local newspaper, his parents had moved and were living at Mill Street, Caledon
The cemetery is located 18 km from Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Roesbrugge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing.
On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 10 km after rejoining the N308 lies the village of Roesbrugge. The second left hand turning in the village of Roesbrugge leads onto the Haringestraat and for 2 km to the village of Haringe.