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23157   Private Joseph Stevenson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/10/1895
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Joseph Stevenson was the eldest son of Robert and Maggie Stevenson. He was born on 19th October 1895 in Bantry, County Tyrone. Brantry lies midway between Aughnacloy and Benburb. He was one of at least four children. His father is a farmer. Joseph Stevenson enlisted in Dungannon with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Joseph Stevenson was killed in action in Belgium on 7th June 1917 at the Battle of Messines.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wytschaete Military Cemetery
  Wytschaete, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-E-18
CWGC Casualty 448675
Wytschaete Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper (formerly Ypres) to Wijtschate (Wytschaete) and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The first right hand turning on reaching the village of Wijtschate leads onto the Hospicestraat, leading to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square, 500 metres beyond which lies the cemetery on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Brantry Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Aughnacloy
3 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stevenson family Lists Joseph as age 5 living with the family at house 8 in Carricklongfield, Ballymagran, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Stevenson family Lists Joseph as age 15 living with the family at house 11 in Carricklongfield, Ballymagran, Tyrone
3 Photo of Joseph Stevenson's headstone.
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Stevenson's headstone can be purchased here
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