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8737   Guardsman John Doole
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/05/1891
Died: 12/08/1920 (Home)
Age: 29
It is believed John Doole was born on 14th May 1891 in Magherafelt. Guardsman Doole was wounded in action on the 1st July 1916 and was invalided home to Luney for a short term. John Doole was discharged to Class Z Reserve on 18th April 1919. Guardsman John Doole, who served latterly with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards, died at home in Desertmartin of wounds received during the war on 12th August 1920. He was 29 years old. Guardsman John Doole is buried in Dromore (St Comgall) Church Of Ireland Churchyard. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here. The other is James Wylie, half-brother of John Doole.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dromore St. Comgall Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Desertmartin, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: SE part
CWGC Casualty 661716
There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Doole family 1901 census lists John as age 10 living with the family at house 1 in Ballynagown, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 Facebook discussion Includes grave photo
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023