Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 4th November 2015: Clogher Valley Cllr Mulligan remembers uncle killed in war
30/12/2015 Jim McKeown is commemorated on New Zealand Roll of Honour, Kaitaia, Northland
30/12/2015 Rifleman James McKeown was killed in action in France on 6 August 1918.
30/12/2015 Rifleman McKeown embarked from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth on 26 July 1917.
30/12/2015 Rifleman James McKeown was with Unit 3 of New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 4th Battalion.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 At some Point James emigrated to New Zealand.
30/12/2015 James McKeown was the son of Elizabeth Walsh of Annagarvey, Augher.
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