Resident at Drumanure
|Regiment/Unit:||Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion|
|Date of Death:||17-10-1918|
|Cause:||Died, Cairo, Egypt|
|Memorial:||Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt|
James was born c.1887 in Drumanure and was baptised in Carrickedmond on the 27 March 1887; he was one of approximately 9 children. His father, also called James, was a gamekeeper.
Pte Fagan enlisted in Birr, King's County (Co. Offaly) and entered the war in France in July 1915. James died close to the end of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign, which lasted from 1915 to up to the Armistice of Mudros with the Ottoman Empire on 30 October 1918. Although there is no offical cause of death noted in surviving records, it is likely he died from illness as a number of British Army soldiers died as a result of dysentry and similar diseases in Egypt on this day.
|Parents Names:||Son of James Fagan and Ellen (née Moran), of Drumanure, Abbeyshrule.|
|Notes:||James enlisted at Birr, Co. Offaly, then known as King's County.|