Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
6794   Lance Corporal James McAleece
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
James McAleece was born in Stewartstown, County Tyrone. At the start of the War he was living at Ballyveney, Stewartstown. On the 1st July 1916 they were in the front line in readiness for the Somme Offensive. By the end of that day, 133 men of the 11th Royal Irish Rifles had been killed in action, including Lance Corporal McAleece.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 801953
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Donaghenry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 141
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McAleece family 1901 census lists James as age 4 at house 13 in Ballyveeny, Ballyclog, Stewartstown
2 1911 Census lists McAleece family 1911 census does not list James as living with the family at house 6 in Ballyveeny, Ballyclog
3 Facebook page Photo of Lance Corporal James McAleece's inscription
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 11/6794)
5 Private William McAleece Very probably the brother of Lance Corporal James McAleece
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023