1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
27/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
James Murtagh was born in Dungannon. He enlisted in Omagh. Private James Murtagh was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 27th January 1917. Private James Murtagh is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"