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20815   Private Joseph Mitchell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/06/1892
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Joseph Mitchell was the son of Thomas and Hannah Mitchell. Joseph was born in Tamlaght, Co. Tyrone on 18th June 1892. Like his father, Joseph was a general labourer. Joseph Mitchell enlisted in Randalstown. Private Joseph Mitchell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wytschaete Military Cemetery
  Wytschaete, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 2-E-17
CWGC Casualty 448580
Wytschaete Military Cemetery is located 7 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper (formerly Ypres) to Wijtschate (Wytschaete) and on 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 first right hand turning on reaching the village of Wijtschate leads onto the Hospicestraat, leading to the village square. The Wijtschatestraat leads from the village square, 500 metres beyond which lies the cemetery on the right hand side of the road.
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

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 206
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family 1901 census lists Joseph as age 9 at house 39 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family 1911 census lists Joseph as age 19 at house 27 in Urbal, Coagh
3 Photo of Private Joseph Mitchell's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 20315)
5 Sergeant William T Mitchell Brother of Private Joseph Mitchell
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Mitchell's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023