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23183   Sergeant John Milligan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/12/1894
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
John Milligan was the son of William and Jane Milligan. John was born in Tullyrusher, County Tyrone on 4th December 1894. His father died when he was 14. John worked as a clerk. He enlisted in Cookstown. During his time in the Army he had attained the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant John Milligan was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Langemarck on 16th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 1635349
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 220
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Milligan family Lists John R as age 6 living with the family at house 8 in Blacktown, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Milligan family Lists John as age 16 living with the family at house 7 in Blacktown, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023