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4082   Private James McGee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/05/1892
Died: 03/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
Summary      
James McGee was the youngest son of James and Alice McGee. He was born 17th May 1892 in Carnteel, County Tyrone. He was the youngest of four known children. His father died when he was young. He lived in Aughnacloy. James worked as a boot and shoe maker. James enlisted in Ballygawley. Private James McGee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France. Private James McGee died of his wounds on 3rd July 1916.
Further Information
James McGee was the youngest son of James and Alice McGee (nee McShane).
James McGee was born 17th May 1892 in Carnteel, County Tyrone. He was the youngest of four known children.
Known family: James McGee, Alice McGee, Francis McGee (born 24th October 1884), Patrick McGee (born 8th May 1887), Anne McGee (born about 1888), James McGee (born 17th May 1892).
The 1901 census lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 45 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. His mother was a widow who was working as a general domestic servant.
The 1911 census lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 5 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone. James was a boot and shoe maker.
James enlisted in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
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Private James McGee arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 3rd July 1915.
Private James McGee was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France.
Private James McGee died of his wounds on 3rd July 1916.
Private James McGee is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery, which lies south-west of the town of Doullens in France. His inscription reads: MAY HE REST IN PEACE AMEN.
The CWGC records Private James McGee as the don of James and Alice McGee, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mill Street, Aughnacloy Aughnacloy Census listing in Mill Street 54.413118 -6.974958
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
24/10/1884 B McGee Francis Sibling U/1884/76/1026/7/123 McShane, Magee
08/05/1887 B McGee Patrick Sibling U/1887/76/1026/8/119 McShane, Magee
17/05/1892 B McGee James Casualty U/1892/76/1026/9/99 McShane
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGee family Lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 45 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGee family Lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 5 in Mill Street, Aughnacloy, Tyrone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists James McGee, Carnteel, Aughnacloy
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McGee's grave can be purchased here
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