2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
07/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
John McGuigan was the son of George and Ellen McGuigan. John was born about 1888 in Blackwatertown, County Armagh. By 1911, it seems both his parents had died. John McGuigan was living in Dungannon when he enlisted in Armagh. Private John McGuigan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the (Princess Victoria's) Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Egypt on 7th November 1917. He was 29 years old. Private John McGuigan was one of three brothers who served. Henry McGuigan was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died in France in May 1917.
Gaza is 3 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast, 65 kilometres south-west of Tel Aviv. From Israel stop at the Erez Crossing point and enter the VIP cabin for a pass to enter Gaza. Walk through "no man's land" to the taxis on the other side. Gaza War Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station. The Cemetery is approximately 8 kilometres to the left of the main dual carriageway, Highway 250 through Gaza, and is about 200 metres back from the road through an avenue of trees. Alternatively, turn left off the highway after 4 kilometres, continuing with Highway 4 until Sha'arei Aza junction and turn right, then turn right into Gaza proper, heading back towards the border. In this direction the cemetery will be found on the right hand side after approximately 3 kilometres.