Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Private John Mitchell
Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 25/11/2020
Personal Details
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
 (Survived The War)
John Mitchell was a son of John and Nancy Mitchell. He was born about 1886 in Tamlaght, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children. The 1901 census lists John as age 15, living with the family in Great Georges Street, Coagh. John was working as a message boy. Private John Mitchell served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. In 1915 he was with the 2nd Battalion. He took part in the Battle of Festubert and at La Bassee. It seems he was injured at the Somme in July 1916. A report from June 1918 records that John Mitchell was still at the front.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 2 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family Lists John as age 15 as living at house 14 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family Does not list John living at house 23 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
3 Brother - Fred Mitchell Also served in the the war
4 Brother - James Mitchell Also served. Died in the the war
5 Brother - Joseph Mitchell Also served in the the war
6 Brother - Robert Bobbie Mitchell Also served in the the war
Coagh & District in WW1