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54768   Rifleman James McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/06/1874
Died: 06/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 44
Summary      
James McKeown was the son of Elizabeth Walsh of Annagarvey, Augher. At some Point James emigrated to New Zealand. On enlistment, James gave his next of kin as his sister, Mrs. Mary Long of Mangatete, Kaingaroa, Auckland, New Zealand. He was working as a farmer. Rifleman James McKeown was with Unit 3 of New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 4th Battalion. Rifleman McKeown embarked from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth on 26 July 1917. Rifleman James McKeown was killed in action in France on 6 August 1918.
Rifleman James McKeown
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James McKeown was the son of Elizabeth Walsh of Annagarvey, Augher.
At some Point James emigrated to New Zealand.
Rifleman James McKeown
On enlistment, James gave his next of kin as his sister, Mrs. Mary Long of Mangatete, Kaingaroa, Auckland, New Zealand. He was working as a farmer.
Rifleman James McKeown was with Unit 3 of New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 4th Battalion.
Rifleman McKeown embarked from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth on 26 July 1917.
Rifleman James McKeown was killed in action in France on 6 August 1918.
Jim McKeown is commemorated on New Zealand Roll of Honour, Kaitaia, Northland
From the Tyrone Courier dated 4th November 2015: Clogher Valley Cllr Mulligan remembers uncle killed in war
Private Welsh was one of four cousins who made the supreme sacrifice during the First World War. The other three were: Corporal James Sleator, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed 1st December 1915. Private Robert Oliver Yule, 22nd Battalion Australian Infantry, killed 14th April 1914. Rifleman James McKeown, 4th Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, killed 6th August 1918.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Annagarvey, Cecil Augher Mother listed as lived in Annagarvey 54.441497 -7.142329
References and Links
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1 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Rifleman James McKeown (no pdf)
2 Corporal James Sleator Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
3 New Zealand Cenotaph Database Information including photo
4 New Zealand War Graves Project Embarkation, next of kin
5 Private James Welsh Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
6 Private Robert Yule Cousin of Rifleman James McKeown
7 Roll of Honour, Kaitaia, Northland List Jim McKeown
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018