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20235   Private John (Jack) McAllister
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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: 26/05/1894
Died: 09/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
John McAllister was the eldest son of Daniel and Elizabeth McAllister. He was born on 26th May 1894 in the district of Magherafelt. The family lived in Ballymultrea, Salterstown. Both he and his father were agricultural labourers. John was a member of Salterstown L.O.L. No 482. John McAllister enlisted in Randalstown, joining the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private John McAllister was killed in action on 9th September 1917 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hermies British Cemetery
  Hermies, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave H-3
CWGC Casualty 299963
Hermies is a town in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 3.5 kilometres south of the road (D930) from Bapaume to Cambrai. From the D930 take the D34 for 3.2 kilometres to its junction with the D5E where the first CWGC sign is situated. The Cemetery lies on the right side of the road 150 metres from the junction.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 221
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Mc Allester' family The 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 11 in Ballyrogully, Loop, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McAllister family 1911 census lists John as age 17 living with the family at house 18 in Ballymultrea, Salterstown, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Private John McAllister can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023