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Pte John Joseph Shine 2 Royal Irish Regt

Will O'Brien

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As per CWGC


Initials: J J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment

Unit Text: "C" Coy. 2nd Bn.

Age: 18

Date of Death: 14/09/1914

Service No: 10537

Additional information: Son of John and Kate Shine, Croanwalsh, Clonmel.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead


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& the memorial info


Country: France

Locality: Seine-et-Marne

Location Information: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall. The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial commemorates nearly 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September and the early part of October 1914 and who have no known grave. The monument consists of a rectangular block of stone, 62 feet by 30 feet and 24 feet high, with the names of the dead engraved on stone panels on all sides of the monument. The monument is surmounted by a sarcophagus and a trophy carved in stone. At the four corners of the pavement are stone piers with urns, carved with the coats of arms of the Empire.

No. of Identified Casualties: 3740

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