Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial


John (Jock) McConnell McGarvey


Date of Birth –29th January 1911 (GRONI reference number U/1911/24/1004/18/40)

Place of Birth – Cross, Ballyclug near Ballymena

Date of enlistment – unknown

Address at time of enlistment – 23 The Square, Cogry

Next of Kin – Jane McGarvey (wife)

Address of next of kin – 23 The Square, Cogry

Trade or Calling – farm labourer

Service No. 6981349

Unit – 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Rank – Fusilier (Private)

Died – 10th January 1943

Place of Death – Burma

Age at Death – 31

Buried – No known grave

Commemorations – Rangoon Memorial (Face 11), Ballyclare War Memorial and Kilbride Parish Church

Awards - 1939 - 1945 Star, the Burma Star and the War Medal 1939 - 1945

Marital status – Married

Wife’s Name – Jane Agnew.  Married on 4th January 1937 in St Bride’s church, Kilbride by Rev. John Redmond (GRONI reference number M/1937/P1/2060/4/6).

Wife’s Address – Cogry

Issue – Elizabeth, Jean, Marjorie, John & Alexander

Parents – Hugh and Jane McGarvey (née Weir) of Ballyvoy, Doagh.  Hugh was originally from Cross, Ballyclug (Moorfields) and Jane was originally from Glenwherry.

Parents married 11th October 1900 in St Patrick’s church, Ballyclug near Ballymena (GRONI reference number M/1900/H1/206/6/68)

Siblings – Margaret M., Hugh, (John M.)

Connection with St Bride’s - marriage in 1937


Records Available

Census Records

1911 Census of Ireland – Cross townland, parish of Ballyclug, Ballymena

John McGarvey, Son, Irish Church, Aged 3 months

His father Hugh was a fireman in a linen mill.

Fusilier John McGarvey and his wife Jane c. 1939

Fusilier John McGarvey and his wife Jane c. 1939

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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cap Badge

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cap Badge

Regimental Crest

Regimental Crest