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13620   Private George McCauley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/05/1896
Died: 17/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Summary      
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XVII-AA-14A.
CWGC Casualty 145804
Summary      
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.
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Local Memorial Details

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

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1 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCauley family Lists George as age 4 living with the family at house 3 in Miltown (South side), Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists McCauley family Lists George as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Miltown Street (North Side), Dungannon
3 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 George McCauley listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private George McCauley's headstone
5 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private George McCauley including grave photo
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George McCauley's headstone can be purchased here
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