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64417   Sergeant John Stinson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 17th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 04/12/1918 (Unknown)
John Stinson lived in Clonaneese, Castlecaulfield, Co Tyrone with his wife. In Sergeant John Stinsonís will, dated 26th January 1918, he was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The CWGC records he was serving with the 17th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment when he died in France on 4th December 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Andre Communal Cemetery
  Lille, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-12
CWGC Casualty 278865
St. Andre is a commune in the Department of the Nord adjoining the north side of the city of Lille. From the directions of Calais/Dunkerque, come off the A.25 autoroute at Junction 7 and follow direction of Lamme. Come off at Junction 9 for St. Andre and follow signs for St. Andre until on the D949. Continue along this road until into St. Andre centre. Turn left at the Fire Station along the D.48 toward La Madeleine and follow this road for approximately 400 metres. Turn left just before the level crossing and follow road for 200 metres, then turn first right and follow road round to entrance of cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stinson family Possibly lists John as age 12 living with his family at house 3 in Clontyfallow, Clananeese, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Stinson family Possibly lists John as age 16 living with his family at house 4 in Clontyfallow, Clananeese, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Stinson family Possibly lists John as age 22 living with his family at house 1 in Clontyfallow, Clananeese, Tyrone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John Stinson
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese Seargent, from Clintyfalllow, died in France
7 Same name - John Stinson Canadian Military documents. Also lived in Clontyfallow.
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant John Stinson's gravestone can be purchased here
9 Worcestershire Regiment Details of Sergeant John Stinson
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