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5695   Private Henry McGuigan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 22/12/1889
Died: 31/05/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Summary      
Henry Harry McGuigan was the son of George and Ellen McGuigan. He was born on 22nd December 1889 near Moy, County Tyrone. Henry was a linen finisher. Private Henry McGuigan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of wounds in hospital in France on 31st May 1917. He was 27 years old. Private Henry McGuigan was one of three brothers who served.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Pol Communal Cemetery Extension
  St Pol, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave G-1
CWGC Casualty 591129
Summary      
The town of St Pol is about 29 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 34 kilometres west-north-west of Arras. The Communal Cemetery Extension is situated on high ground next to the old Communal Cemetery and is reached by a steep road, Rue de Cimetiere, on the north side of the old N39 road to Arras.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGuigan family Lists Harry as age 11 living with the family at house 5 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McGuigan family Lists Henry as age 20 living with the family at house 6 in Donnydeade, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Brother - Private John McGuigan Brother of Private Henry / Harry McGuigan
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Henry McGuigan, born Armagh
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here -5693
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Henry McGuigan's grave can be purchased here
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