11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Joseph Magee was born is Stewartstown and was the son of Henry Magee of Gortgonis, Coalisland. He enlisted in Motherwell, Scotland, where he had been working and joined the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On the 7th December 1916 James was killed by rifle fire, the only man in the battalion to die that day.
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery is located 12.5 km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg (N365), a road connecting Ieper 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 cemetery lies 12.5 km along the N365 after passing through the settlements of Wijtschate and Mesen. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of the road and opposite the prominent Ploegsteert Memorial.