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66782   Private Paul McGuckin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 141st Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/08/1893
Died: 20/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
Paul McGuckin was the son of Paul and Eliza McGuckin. He was born on 1st August 1893 in Kinturk, Ardboe. He was one of seven children, six surviving. He was a fisherman, like his brother and father. Paul McGuckin enlisted with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Armagh (No 24755). Private McGuckin later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Private Paul McGuckin was serving with the 141st Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on Sunday 20th May 1917.
Private Paul McGuckin
Further Information
Paul McGuckin was the son of Paul and Eliza McGuckin. Paul McGuckin married Eliza McVeigh on 16th November 1886 in the district of Cookstown.
Paul was born on 1st August 1893 in Kinturk, Ardboe. He was one of seven children, six surviving.
The 1901 census lists Paul as age 7, living with the family at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, County Tyrone. His father was a fisherman.
Family: Paul McGuckin, Liza McGuckin, Mary McGuckin (born 12th May 1887), Rose McGuckin (born 15th May 1889), Francis McGuckin (born 21st May 1891), Paul McGuckin (born 1st August 1893), Michael McGuckin (born 1st August 1895, died 10th April 1905, aged 9), Anthony McGuckin (born 16th April 1898), Lizzie McGuckin (born 16th July 1900).
The 1911 census lists Paul as age 17, living with the family at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin. He was a fisherman, like his brother and father.
Paul McGuckin enlisted with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Armagh (No 24755).
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Private McGuckin later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
Private Paul McGuckin was serving with the 141st Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on Sunday 20th May 1917.
Private Paul McGuckin is commemorated on Special Memorial 35 at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium.
The CWGC record Private Paul McGuckin as the son of Paul and Eliza McGuckin of Lower Mullins, Ballinderry Bridge, Moneymore, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Kinturk, Munterevlin Ardboe Census listing in Kinturk, Munterevlin 54.655840 -6.517000
2 Lower Mullin, Ballinderry Coagh Parents lived at Lower Mullin, Ballinderry Bridge 54.659713 -6.530861
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1 1901 Census lists McGuckin family 1901 census lists Paul as age 7 at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGuckin family 1911 census lists Paul as age 17, a fisherman, at house 3 in Kinturk, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 Facebook notes Full information including photos
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Paul McGuckin's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Paul McGuckin
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Paul McGuckin's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2021