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66782   Private Paul McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 141st Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/08/1893
Died: 20/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Paul McGuckin was the son of Paul and Eliza McGuckin. He was born on 1st August 1893 in Kinturk, Ardboe. He was one of seven children, six surviving. He was a fisherman, like his brother and father. Paul McGuckin enlisted with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Armagh (No 24755). Private McGuckin later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Private Paul McGuckin was serving with the 141st Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on Sunday 20th May 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Enc 4 Mem 35
CWGC Casualty 484521
Bedford House Cemetery is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N336), the 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 itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
2 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 201
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1 1901 Census lists McGuckin family 1901 census lists Paul as age 7 at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGuckin family 1911 census lists Paul as age 17, a fisherman, at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 Facebook notes Full information including photos
4 Photo of Private Paul McGuckin's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Paul McGuckin
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Paul McGuckin's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023