9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
06/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
John Irvine was the eldest son of Thomas and Magdalene Irvine. He was born on 31st March 1890. He was the oldest of at least eight children, all born in the Fivemiletown area. They were a farming family that lived in Beagh. John was a member of Timpany L.O.L. No. 889 and served as Worshipful Master in 1914. Sergeant John Irvine was awarded the Military Medal in August 1917, after the Battle of Messines. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 6th December 1917.
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.