1st / 4th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Joseph McIntyre was the son of John and Eliza Jane McIntyre (nee McAteer). He was born on 7th December 1886. He was one of five known children, all born in Dungannon. By 1901 he was 14 and was working as a mill worker. He was living with the family at Ballysaggart, Dungannon. Joseph McIntyre enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was also with the Royal Irish Regiment and finally with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Private Joseph McIntyre was serving with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 19th April 1917 in Palestine.
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.