Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
11083   Private James 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: 07/10/1890
Died: 29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
James Mitchell was a son of John and Nancy Mitchell. He was born on 7th October 1890 in Tamlaght, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children. The family lived in Great Georges Street, Coagh. Both James and his father were carters. James survived many of the earlier battles of the war. Private James Mitchell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Friday 29th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1585579
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

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

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1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 257
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family 1901 census lists James as age 10 at house 14 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family 1911 census lists James as age 20, a carter, at house 23 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private James Mitchell
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023