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19810   Private Richardson J Paisley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/12/1897
Died: 06/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
Richardson Jackson Paisley was the son of Robert and Hannah Paisley. He was born in Aughnacloy on 27th December 1897. He was the eldest of two sons. By 1911 the family were living near Clogher. His father was a farm labourer. Richard was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and also of Fardross L.O.L. Richard Paisley was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in Belgium on 6th April 1916. He was 18.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Clytte Military Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-18
CWGC Casualty 438670
La Clytte Military Cemetery is located 8 Kms west of Ieper town centre on the N304 Klijtseweg, a road leading from the N375 Dikkebuseweg, connecting Ieper to Dikkebus, Klijte and on to Loker. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is located via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 7 Kms along the Dikkebusseweg lies the village of De Klijte (formerly La Clytte) and the right hand turning at the roundabout just before the village leads onto the N304 Reningelststraat. The cemetery lies 100 metres after this right hand turning on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
2 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Paisley family Lists Richard Jackson as age 13 living with the family at house 7 in Carryclogher, Cloghan, Tyrone
2 Photo of Richardson Paisley's headstone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Richardson Paisley
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Richard Jackson Paisley's gravetone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023