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4226   Private James Conroy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/06/1894
Died: 19/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
James Conroy was the eldest son of Patrick and Margaret Conroy. He was born on 13th June 1894 in Ballymacelory, County Tyrone. He was the second of seven children, all born in the area north of Ballygawley. They were a farming family. James Conroy enlisted in Omagh. Private James Conroy was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Engineers when he died of wounds near Ypres, Belgium on Sunday 19th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery 3
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-38
CWGC Casualty 139881
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre, on the Zevekotestraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. After crossing the N38 Westhoekweg, the first right hand turning leads onto the Zevekotestraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Zevekotestraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 50
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1 1901 Census lists Conroy Family Lists James as age 6, living with the family at house 37 in Ramackan, Six Mile Cross, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Conroy Family Does not list James as living with the family at house 12 in Mullaghslin Glebe, Mullaghslin, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists James Conroy Lists James as age 17, working as a farm servant at house 20 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
4 Photo of James Conroy''s headstone
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James Conroy
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Conroy's grave can be purchased here
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