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30902   Private Mervyn Jack McGeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/12/1900
Died: 21/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 17
Mervyn Jack McGeown was the son of William and Mary McGeown. Mervin was born on 18th December 1900 in the Cookstown area. By the time of 1911 census, Mervynís mother had died. Mervyn and his father lived with his in-laws, the Fergusons, in Killymoon Street, Cookstown. He enlisted in December 1916. He was discharged in June 1917, after 166 days service, due to sickness. He died on 21st November 1918 in Cookstown. He was 17 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: No Grave
Grave Ref: unknown
Local Memorial Details

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1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 302
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGeown family 1901 census lists Mervyn J as a baby at house 2 in Coolnahavil, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists McGeown family 1911 census lists Mervyn Jack as age 11 at house 55 in Killymoon Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023