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31898   Private Mitchell McFarlane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/06/1898
Died: 01/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 20
Summary      
Mitchell McFarland was the youngest son of Uriah and Lucinda McFarland. He was born on 26th June 1898 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was the second youngest of seven children, all born in the Clonavaddy area. His father was a farm labourer. His mother died when he was five. Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of influenza / pneumonia at the Military Hospital in Omagh on 1st November 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Killeeshil St. Paul Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: South of Church
CWGC Casualty 661742
Summary      
St. Paul's Killeeshil Church Of Ireland Churchyard lies midway between Dungannon and Ballygawley. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 66
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1 1901 Census lists McFarlane family Lists Mitchell as age 2 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McFarland family Does not list Mitchell as living with his step family at house 1 in Coolageery, Ballygawley, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Mitchell McFarlane Lists Mitchell as age 12 living as a boarder at house 13 in Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone
4 Facebook - Irish Soldiers Remembered Details of Private Mitchell McFarlane's death
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Mitchell McFarlane's headstone can be purchased here.
6 War-related Graves in Tyrone Details of Private Mitchell McFarlane's death
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021