Corrigan, James Joseph
No. 23910, 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Died of wounds on Monday 8 May 1916 (aged 20)
Kilclief Roman Catholic Churchyard, Co. Down (South-west of Church)
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour it is recorded that James Corrigan was a son of Mrs A. Corrigan of Cottage 662, Tullyboard, Portaferry.
James Joseph Corrigan was born on 23 January 1896 in Strangford and he was a son of Thomas and Annie Corrigan (nee Curran, sometimes Corn) who were married on 31 January 1882 in Ballycruttle Roman Catholic Church, Killough, Co Down. Thomas Corrigan (aged 21), a servant from Ballykeelan, was a son of Nicholas Corrigan. Annie Curran (aged 18), a servant from Ballykeelan, was a daughter of John Curran.
The Corrigan family lived in the townland of Ballycutler and in Castle Street, Strangford.
Thomas Corrigan worked as a farm servant and he and Annie had at least eleven children including:
Nicholas (born 5 February 1884 in Ballycutler)
Annie (born 17 January 1886 in Ballycutler)
Thomas John (born 18 April 1888 in Ballycutler)
Mary Jane (Jennie, born 26 December 1891 in Ballycutler)
William (Willie, born 8 March 1894 in Strangford)
James Joseph (born 23 January 1896 in Strangford)
Bridget Ellen (born 9 May 1898 in Strangford)
Kathleen (born 27 May 1900 in Strangford)
Alice (born 5 November 1901 in Strangford)
Mary Elizabeth (born 15 January 1904 in Ballycutler)
Prior to the outbreak of the Great War James Joseph Corrigan worked as a farm servant.
James Joseph Corrigan enlisted in Downpatrick and he served with the 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Private James Joseph Corrigan (No. 23910) went to France in February 1916 with the 49th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division and he was wounded in action. He was taken to the hospital for war casualties at Gosforth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and he was 20 when he died there on 8 May 1916.
Private James Joseph Corrigan (No. 23910) had made a will and all of his property and effects were received by his mother Annie who was living in Cottage 662, Tullyboard, Portaferry.
Private James Joseph Corrigan (No. 23910) was buried in Kilclief Roman Catholic Churchyard, Co. Down.