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203309   Private Joseph McIntyre
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st / 4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Joseph McIntyre was the son of John and Eliza Jane McIntyre, of Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was born about 1887. The 1901 census records William Joseph McIntyre as 14 years old. He had left school and was working as a mill worker. He was living with the family at Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. His father was an Army Pensioner. Private Joseph McIntyre 3/3038 enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was transferred to the Royal Irish Regiment as 4244 before being transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers as 203309. He entered France on September 22nd 1914. When he died in 1917, Joseph was serving with the 1st/4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers in Palestine. Private Joseph McIntyre was killed in action on April 19th 1917, aged 29. Joseph’s younger brother Richard McIntyre also died in the War.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave XXXI-C-4
CWGC Casualty 650747
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McIntyre family Lists William Joseph as age 14 living with the family at house 34 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McIntyre family Does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 9 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone
3 Lord Northland Mentions the grave and graveyard
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private Richard McIntyre Brother of Joseph McIntyre
6 Private Robert Averall Misses him. Mentions him in a letter home
7 Private William Dickson Arrived in France together. Mentions him in a letter home
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020