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22618   Private John Stafford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
John Stafford was the son of Thomas and Mary Stafford. Thomas was born in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone about 1890. The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with his family at house 4 in Culkeeran, Moy, Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer. John enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private John Stafford was killed in action in Belgium on 21st November 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave E-5
CWGC Casualty 454237
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

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

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 157
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stafford family Lists John as age 11 living with his family at house 4 in Culkeeran, Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists a John Stafford Possibly lists John as age 17, boarding at house 7 in Garvaghy, Benburb, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Stafford family Lists his father's NEW family.
4 Photo of John Stafford's headstone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Stafford's headstone can be purchased here
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