9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
George McCauley was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary McCauley. He was born on 15th May 1896 in Drumglass, Dungannon. He was one of nine children. The 1901 census records the family as living at Miltown (South side), Dungannon, Tyrone. The 1911 census shows George working as a hackler. Private George McCauley was served with “C Company” of the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He died of wounds in Flanders on 17th August 1917.
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then 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 Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.