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17547   Private James McMurrin
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Dated added: 19/01/2017   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/03/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
James McMurrin was the son of John and Matilda McMurrin. James McMurrin was born about 1897 in Aragon, County Monaghan. He was one of ten children, eight surviving. They were a farming family living in Tonynumery, Emyvale, County Monaghan. James McMurrin enlisted in Aughnacloy. He was still living in Monaghan at the time. Private James McMurrin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Friday 9th March 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-A-192
CWGC Casualty 47887
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville). The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.
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1 1901 Census lists McMurren family Lists James as age 4, living with the family at house 1 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, Monaghan
2 1911 Census lists McMurrin family Lists James as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, Monaghan
3 Photo of Private James McMurran's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McMurran's gravestone can be purchased here
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