Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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29/02/2016 Pte. Daniel O'Kane Private D O’Kane is buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Thessalonika, Salonika, Greece.
29/02/2016 Pte. Daniel O'Kane Private Daniel O’Kane died on Thursday 22nd November 1917.
29/02/2016 Pte. Daniel O'Kane Daniel O’Kane was with the 28th Labour Company (SS/20922) but was transferred to (349552) 711th Company of the Labour Corps.
29/02/2016 Pte. Daniel O'Kane Daniel O’Kane was born in Kilrea.
29/02/2016 Pte. Hugh O'Hare Private Hugh O’Hare has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
29/02/2016 Pte. Hugh O'Hare Private Hugh O’Hare was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 30 years old.
29/02/2016 Pte. Hugh O'Hare The Ballymena Observer, dated 7th May 1915, printed a four page supplement which listed all those serving with the forces. Hugh O'Hare, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was listed as being from Carmegrim. Carmegrim lies south east of Portglenone in County Antrim.
29/02/2016 Pte. Hugh O'Hare Hugh O’Hare enlisted in Glasgow. He was living in Portglenone at the time.
29/02/2016 Pte. Hugh O'Hare Hugh O’Hare was born in County Antrim about 1886.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee 00495
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28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee The CWGC record Naval Schoolmaster Stewart O’Fee as the son of Stewart O'Fee and Jane O'Fee of Kilrea.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Naval Schoolmaster Stewart O’Fee is buried in Kilrea (St. Patrick) Church Of Ireland Churchyard.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Warrant Schoolmaster Stewart O’Fee served with H.M.S. Vivid. He died of illness on 13th March 1920. HMS Vivid was a shore establishment in Devonport. He was 41 years old.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Stewart O’Fee served in the Royal Navy as a naval schoolmaster during the First World War.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee His mother died on 20th June 1909, aged 61 years. His father died 24th May 1911, aged 62 years. Both dates were taken from the family headstone.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee The 1901 census does not list Stewart as living with the family at house 12 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a grocer in Kilrea. The census lists Stewart as age 22 living with his sister at house 32 in Hillhall, Drumbeg, County Down.
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Family: Stewart O'Fee, Jane O'Fee, Jane O'Fee (born 27th March 1876), Stewart O'Fee (born 2nd May 1878), Margaret Maria O‘Fee (born 5th August 1880), Annie E O'Fee (born 22nd September 1882), James O'Fee (born 22nd September 1882), Jane Jeannie O'Fee (born 15th September 1884), Catherine/Kathleen Kate O'Fee (born 10th July 1888).
28/02/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Stewart O'Fee was the eldest son of Stewart and Jane O'Fee (nee McIntyre). He was born in Kilrea on 2nd May 1878.
26/02/2016 Pte. James O'Donnell Private James O’Donnell has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
26/02/2016 Pte. James O'Donnell Private James O’Donnell was serving with 7/8th Battalion of Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action on Saturday 18th August 1917.
26/02/2016 Pte. James O'Donnell Private O’Donnell was with the Connaught Rangers for a time. (No 4168)
26/02/2016 Pte. James O'Donnell James O’Donnell enlisted in Belfast. He was livening in Antrim.
26/02/2016 Pte. James O'Donnell James O’Donnell was born in Newbridge, Creagh, Magherafelt.
26/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Nelson Private Joseph Nelson (26365) and Private Samuel Nelson (26366), with consecutive soldier numbers with the 11th Inniskilling Fusiliers, both from Upperlands, seem to have enlisted together in Glasgow. It is suspected that that they are brothers, but no conclusive evidence has been found as yet.
26/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Nelson Private Joseph Nelson is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, fourteen kilometres south-west of Ypres.
26/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Nelson Private Joseph Nelson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 22nd June 1917.
26/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Nelson Joseph Nelson enlisted in Glasgow.
26/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Nelson Joseph Nelson was born in Upperlands.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Private Joseph Nelson (26365) and Private Samuel Nelson (26366), with consecutive soldier numbers with the 11th Inniskilling Fusiliers, both from Upperlands, seem to have enlisted together in Glasgow. It is suspected that that they are brothers, but no conclusive evidence has been found as yet.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson The CWGC record Private S Nelson as the son of William and Sarah Nelson of 149 Garngad Road, Glasgow.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson There is a Private S Nelson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, on the WJ Clark memorial, although it does not indicate that he died in the war.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Private Samuel Nelson is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson A report in the Glasgow Evening Times dated 25th May 1918 notes that Private Nelson is presumed killed.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Private Samuel Nelson was serving with the 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Thursday 16th August 1917. He was 30 years old
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Samuel Nelson enlisted in Glasgow.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson The family moved to Scotland.
26/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Samuel Nelson was the son of William and Sarah Nelson. Samuel was born in Upperlands about 1887.
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25/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson In the event of my death, I will leave ten pounds to my father and ten pounds to my mother. Father’s address: 149 Garngad Road, Townhead Road, Glasgow, Scotland. Mother: 149 Garngad Road, Townhead Road, Glasgow, Scotland. Private Sam Nelson, 26366, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 10th December 1915.
25/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson 00491
25/02/2016 Pte. Samuel Nelson Last Will and Testament of Private Sam Nelson dated 10th December 1915:
25/02/2016 R/man John Nelson Rifleman John Nelson is buried in Iwuy Communal Cemetery. Iwuy is a commune in the department of the Nord, about 20 kilometres north-east of Cambrai.
25/02/2016 R/man John Nelson Rifleman John Nelson was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 22nd November 1917.
25/02/2016 R/man John Nelson John Nelson enlisted in Belfast.
25/02/2016 R/man John Nelson John Nelson was born in Maghera.
25/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray 00490
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely 00488
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25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely The CWGC record Rifleman Allston Neely as the son of William James and Margret Ann Neely, of Moyagoney, Upperlands, Co. Londonderry, Ireland.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Rifleman Allston Neely is buried in Bancourt British Cemetery, Bapaume, France.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely In his final will, Allston left all to his brother George, who was still living in Kilrea.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Rifleman Neely was serving with the 1st Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action east of Bapaume in France on 1st September 1918. Private Jack Torrens was killed the same day.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Rifleman Neely left New Zealand with his unit on 9th June 1917.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely enlisted in Pukekohe on 18th December 1916. He had previously been with the 16th Waiuku Infantry. Waiuku and Pukekohe are country towns in the Auckland Region in the North Island of New Zealand. They are located at the southern end of the Waiuku River.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely initially attempted to enlist in June 1915 but had been rejected due to bad hearing.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Prior to enlisting he had worked as a carrier for W Guest. His last address states simply c/o W Guest, Pukekohe.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely was a member of Loyal Pukekohe Lodge of Oddfellows and of the local Pukekohe Orange Lodge.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely emigrated to New Zealand in 1914.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely The 1911 census lists Allston as age 16 living with the family at house 11 in Moyagoney, Tamlaght, Kilrea, Londonderry. He had left school and was working on his father’s farm.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely The 1901 census lists Allston as age 5 living with the family at house 30 in Moyagoney, Tamlaght, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Family: William James Neely, Margaret Ann Neely, George E Neely 20 (born about 1881), Margaret Jane Neely (born 12th June 1883), Thomas Neely (born 11th September 1884), Sarah S Neely (born 23rd November 1885), Henry Neely (born 18th October 1887), Maria E Neely (born 19th August 1889), William James Neely (born 24th August 1891), Annie M Neely (born 16th August 1893), Allston Neely (born 15th April 1895), Letitia Neely (born 28th June 1896), Isabella Agnes Neely (born 15th August 1898), Robert Neely (born 12th April 1900), Gladys Neely (born 26th July 1902).
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely was born in Kilrea on born 15th April 1895. He was one of 13 children.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Allston Neely was the second youngest son of William James and Margaret Ann Neely. William James Neely married Margaret Ann Armstrong 29th July 1880 in the district of Coleraine.
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely I, No 49102 Allston Neely, formerly of Pukekohe in New Zealand, a carrier, but now a Rifleman in the N.Z.R.B. of the New Zealand Rifle Expeditionary Force on actual military service do hereby revoke all wills heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will. I give devise and bequeath all my estate, both Real and Personal, unto Mr George Neely, Moyagoney, Kilrea, County Derry, Ireland.
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25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Allston Neely dated 28th April 1918
25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely Members of Loyal Pukekohe Lodge of Oddfellows and of the local Orange Lodge are requested to assemble in the Masonic Hall at 10:15 am next Sunday for the purpose of proceeding to St Andrews Church where a memorial service to the late Bro. Allston Neely, who was killed in action on 1st September, is to be held.
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25/02/2016 R/man Allston Neely From the Pukekohe & Waiuku Times dated 8th October 1918:
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24/02/2016 Pte. John McCay Torrens 00481
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Private Cecil William Murray is also commemorated on the Bank of Ireland Memorial in the Bank of Ireland Building in College Green in Dublin.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Currently, no connection with Castledawson has been discovered, except that his sister lived there.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Private Cecil William Murray has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Private Cecil William Murray was killed in action at Kis-lar-dagh, Gallipoli, Turkey on Monday 16th August 1915.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Private Murray took part in the landing at Suvla Bay.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Private Cecil Murray left England for active service in the Mediterranean in July 1915.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Cecil Murray joined the 7th (Pals) Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in September 1914.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray The 1911 census also lists his sister, Maud Ethel Tarleton, living at house 54 in Castledawson Town, County Londonderry.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray The 1911 census lists Cecil William as age 27 living with the family at house 17 in Dartmouth Square, Rathmines & Rathgar East, Dublin. Cecil was working as a bank official.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Cecil joined the Bank of Ireland in June 1901.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray The 1901 census does not list Cecil as living with the family at house 9 in Bannow More, Bannow, County Wexford. His mother was a widow. Instead, the lists Cecil Murray as age 17 living with an uncle and sister Maud at house 15 in Hatch Street Lower, Fitzwilliam, Dublin. He was a student.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Cecil Murray was educated in Waterford.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray His father seems to have died between 1897 and 1901.
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Known family: Isabella Jane Murray, Maud Ethel Murray (born about 1882), Claude Murray (born about 1888), Lillie Florence Murray (born about 1891), Kenneth Cowan Murray (born about 1892), Noel Lancelot Murray (born about 1895), John Murray (born about 1897), Charles Nolan Murray (born about 1897).
23/02/2016 Pte. Cecil William Murray Cecil William Murray was the son of Isabella Jane Murray. Cecil was born in Bannow, County Wexford about 1884.
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23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research undertaken by Mr Sam Hudson.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy The Rev William Alexander Edie Murphy, B.A., M.A., Rector of Desertmartin from 1897 until he died in 1907 aged 60 years. With him is his wife Isabella Charlotte and their family of three. Mamie Marcia is on the left and James Neville Herbert is in the middle of the photograph. This only son became a Second Lieutenant in the British Army and was killed in action in France, aged 20 years.
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23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant James Herbert Neville Murphy, 5th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, attached 2nd Battalion, who was killed in action on the 9th May near Ypres, aged 20, was the only son of the late Rev. W A E Murphy of Desertmartin, County Derry, and of Mrs Murphy, Blackrock. He was educated at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, and previous to the war, was a student of medicine in Trinity College, Dublin.
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23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy From unknown publication dated 22nd May 1915: 2nd Lieut Jas. Neville Herbert Murphy
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy The CWGC record Second Lieutenant James Neville Herbert Murphy as the son of Isabella C Murphy, of 2 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, and the late Rev. W A E Murphy.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant J N H Murphy has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy His cousin, Captain Dorman of the Munster Fusiliers, was also killed that week. His uncle, Dr Harry Thompson, was at home wounded from the front at the time.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant James Neville H Murphy was killed in action near Ypres on Monday 10th May 1915. He was 20 years old.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant Murphy went to the Front on 2nd May, attached to the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant James Neville Herbert Murphy was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, but was attached to the 2nd Battalion.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy When the war broke out was in the Medical School at Trinity College, Dublin.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy The 1911 census also lists James N H as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Waltham Terrace, Blackrock No. 2, Dublin.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy James was educated at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham. The 1911 census lists James Neville as age 16 boarding at house 12.1 in Taylor’s Grange, Whitechurch, Dublin.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy The 1901 census lists James Neville as age 6 living with the family at house 3 in Dromore, Desertmartin, County Londonderry.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy The Rev William Alexander Edie Murphy, B.A., M.A., was Rector of Desertmartin from 1897 until he died in 1907 aged 60 years. He also ministered at Carrigart and Carndonagh, County Donegal, for a long term of years. James’s grandfather, Rev Mungo Neville Thompson, M.A., was the revered rector of Clonmany and Carndonagh for upwards of forty years.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Family: William Alexander Edie Murphy, Isabella Charlotte Murphy, Nannie Mercia Murphy (born about 1892), Charlotte Margaret Murphy (born about 1894), James Neville Herbert Murphy (born about 1895). All three children were born in County Donegal.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy James Neville Herbert Murphy was the only son of Rev. William Alexander E Murphy and Isabella Charlotte Murphy. He was born in County Donegal about 1895.
23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy Second Lieutenant J N H Murphy, who was killed in France on the 10th May, was the only son of the late Rev. W A E Murphy, .M.A., who ministered successfully at Carrigart and Carndonagh, county Donegal, and Desertmartin, County Derry, for a long term of years. His grandfather, Rev Mungo Neville Thompson, M.A., was the revered rector of Clonmany and Carndonagh for upwards of forty years, and in his memory a beautiful stained glass window stands in the latter church. It is also of pathetic interest that a cousin (Captain Dorman of the Muster Fusiliers) of Second Lieutenant Murphy is also returned as killed in the past week, and his uncle, Dr Harry Thompson, is at present at home wounded from the front. The deceased was an officer in the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
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23/02/2016 2nd Lieut James Neville H Murphy From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th May 1915: Second Lieutenant J N H Murphy
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22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Lance Corporal Albert Murphy has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy The last report of Lance Corporal Murphy was that he was seen lying wounded in the centre of the 3rd line of trenches near Albert.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Lance Corporal Albert Murphy was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 19 years old.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Albert Murphy enlisted in Donegal.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Albert was a member of Loughan Flute Band.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy The 1911 census lists Albert Edward as age 14 living with the family at house 10 in Knockintern, County Londonderry. He was still at school.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy The 1901 census lists Albert Edward as age 4 living with the family at house 33 in Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a gardener and domestic servant.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Family: James Murphy, Martha Jane Murphy, William Murphy (born 18th August 1883), Bessie Murphy (born 24th December 1884), Annie Murphy (born 14th March 1886), Catherine Cassie Murphy (born 26th January 1888), Mary Jane Murphy (born 23rd May 1889), Annie Murphy (born 31st August 1890), James Murphy (born 13th March 1892), Margaret Tomb Murphy (born 23rd July 1893), Martha Murphy (born 9th September 1895, died 21st February 1896), Albert Edward Murphy (born 8th March 1897), Debra Murphy (born 28th October 1898), Martha E/T C Murphy (born 17th November 1900).
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Albert Edward Murphy was born in Kilrea on 8th March 1897. He was one of 11 children.
22/02/2016 L/Corp Albert Murphy Albert Murphy was the youngest son of James and Martha Jane Murphy. James Murphy married Martha Heaney in Ballymoney on 6th November 1882.
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22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro On 1st September he was promoted to Corporal.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro The CWGC record Sergeant William Henry Munro as the son of Alexander and Margaret Munro of Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Co. Derry, Ireland.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Sergeant Munro was later reburied in Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Sergeant William Munro was originally buried in an Australian Cemetery at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Sergeant William Henry Munro was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action at Dardanelles, Gallipoli Peninsula on 25th April 1915.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Sergeant William Munro embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces on board Ionian for Gallipoli on 2nd March 1915.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro On 20th October 1914, William Munro embarked from Port Adelaide on board HMAT Ascanius A11 as a Sergeant in H Company, 10th Infantry Battalion.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro William Munro enlisted on 28th August 1914 in Broken Hill. He signed up at Morphettville Camp to H Company, 10th Infantry Battalion.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Prior to enlisting, he was living at 580 Argent Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales. He was employed as a stockman. He had previously served in the ‘Geasgon Volunteers’. No record of the ‘Geasgon Volunteers can be found.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 29 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 3 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. Alexander Munro was a tailor.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Family: Alexander Munro, Margaret Munro, Kate Munro (born 5th November 1881), William Henry Munro (born 1st October 1883), Annabella ‘Bella’ Munro (born 1st May 1887), Andrew Munro (born 28th March 1889, died 8th July 1890).
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro William Henry Munro was born on 1st October 1883 in Magherafelt.
22/02/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro William Munro was eldest and only surviving son of Alexander and Margaret Munro. Alexander Munro married Margaret McPherson around 1880, probably in Scotland were both were born.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland 00468
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20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland The CWGC record Private William John Mulholland as the son of Thomas and Mary Mulholland, of Cavan, Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy, Co. Derry, Ireland.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland Private William John Mulholland is also commemorated on Invercargill Cenotaph in New Zealand.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland Private William John Mulholland is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. His epitaph reads: 'Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out'.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland Private William John Mulholland was serving with the Wellington Regiment when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 9th May 1915.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland William enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Hasting at the outbreak of war on 14th August 1914.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland Prior to enlisting, William was living in Hastings and worked as a labourer for Hastings Borough County Council. Hastings is a New Zealand city and is one of the two major urban areas in Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 19 in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy, County Londonderry.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland The 1901 census lists William as age 16 living with the family at house 19 in Tamlaght Duff, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. William had left school and was working on his father’s farm.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland Known family: Thomas Mulholland, Mary Mulholland, Maggie Mulholland (born about 1883), William Mulholland.
20/02/2016 Pte. William John Mulholland William John Mulholland was the only son of Thomas and Mary Mulholland. He was born on 19th October 1887 in County Londonderry. He was one of three children.
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19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison 00460
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Private Frank Harbison was awarded the Purple Heart.
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Private Frank Harbison is buried in Florence American Cemetery, Italy.
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Private (First Class) Francis Harbison was serving with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, when he was killed in action on 16th October 1943 in Italy.
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Frank Harbison enlisted in Pennsylvania with the U.S. Army. Frank is believed to have been living in Huntingdon County.
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Frank Harbison emigrated to the United States in the 1920s.
19/02/2016 Pte. Francis Harbison Francis Harbison was born in the Loup / Ballyronan area.
17/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan 00459
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17/02/2016 Pte. Albert Porter 00456
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17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran 00453
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17/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research undertaken by Mr Sam Hudson.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran The CWGC record Lance Corporal R Moran as the son of Thomas and Bridget Moran of Desertmartin, Co. Derry.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran Lance Corporal Moran is buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery. The cemetery is located 16 km east of Ypres town centre in Belgium.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran Lance Corporal Robert Moran was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on Monday 14th October 1918.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran Robert Moran enlisted in Magherafelt. He was living in Desertmartin at the time.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran The 1911 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Desertmartin Town. He was still at school.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran The 1901 census lists Robert as age 3 living with the family at house 8 in Dromore, Desertmartin, County Londonderry. Thomas was an agricultural labourer.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran Robert Moran was born about 1899 in Desertmartin.
17/02/2016 L/Corp Robert Moran Robert Moran was the only son and eldest child of Thomas and Bridget Moran. Thomas Moran married Bridget McGlade on 17th June 1899 in the district of Magherafelt.
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17/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore On 3rd September 1917, he once again contracted malaria and was admitted to hospital in Corfu. His health remained poor and it was not until 5th August 1918 that he returned to Salonika. He joined the 11th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment on 7th September 1918.
17/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore Private Moore was granted Class I Prof Pay from 3rd November 1916.
17/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore While in the field with the Manchester Regiment, he was admitted to hospital on 3rd September 1916. He rejoined his unit at the end of September. In March 1917 he contracted malaria. He rejoined his unit on 4th April.
17/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore William Moore enlisted in Manchester on 3rd November 1914. He was 23 years old.
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16/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore The CWGC record Private W J Moore as the son of William and Mary Ann Moore of 82 Droylsden Road, Newton Heath, Manchester.
16/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore Private William Moore is buried in Dorian Military Cemetery, Greece.
16/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore Private William John Moore was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment when he was killed in action on 18th September 1918. He was 26 years old.
16/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore Private Moore embarked from Folkestone on 6th September 1915 with the 13th Manchester Regiment. He left France from Marseille on 29th October bound for Salonika in Greece, arriving on 6th November.
16/02/2016 Pte. William John Moore William John Moore was the son of William and Mary Ann Moore. William was born about 1892 in Desertmartin.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan The CWGC record Private J Milligan as the son of Joseph and Margaret Milligan of Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Private Joseph Milligan is buried in St Swithin’s Church Of Ireland, Magherafelt.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Joseph Milligan died at home from those wounds on 3rd December 1918. He was 29 years old.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Private Joseph Milligan was home on leave in December 1916 and it was noted then that he was with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 21 living with the family at house 58 in Rainey, Magherafelt, Londonderry. His father and both surviving sons were shoemakers.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 12 living with the family at house 44 in Rainey Street, Magherafelt. His father was a shoemaker.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Family: Joseph Milligan, Margaret Milligan, Joseph Milligan 12 (born 1st August 1889), Thomas Milligan (born 25th February 1892, died 11th September 1895), William Milligan 7 (born 24th February 1894).
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Joseph Milligan was born on 1st August 1889 in Magherafelt town.
15/02/2016 Pte. Joseph Milligan Joseph Milligan was the eldest child of Joseph and Margaret Milligan. Joseph Milligan married Margaret Magill on 26th October 1888 in the district of Magherafelt.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Thomas Meenan married Sarah McCormick on 15th April 1900 in Wigton. They had one child, Mary Jane Meenan.
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14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan The CWGC record Private Thomas Meenan as the son of James and Jane Meenan. He is also listed as the husband of Sarah Meenan of 44 Castlebank Street, Partick, Glasgow.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Private Meenan is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck south west of Ypres in France.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Private Thomas Meenan was serving with 2nd Battalion of Leinster Regiment when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 22nd August 1918. He was 35 years old.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Thomas was a Private with the Connaught Rangers (No 6982) for a time.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Thomas Mennain enlisted in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan The spelling of the surname is almost always Mennain except with the CWGC, who spelt it Meenan.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas Meenan Thomas Mennain was the son of James and Jane Meenan. He was born in Kilrea about 1883.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan The CWGC record Private Thomas McQuillan as the son of William J and Bella McQuillan of Mullaghboy, Bellaghy.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Private McQuillan has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Private Thomas McQuillan was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Thomas McQuillan enlisted in Glasgow.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan The 1911 census lists Thomas Henry as age 18 living with the family at house 44 in Mullaghboy, Bellaghy. Thomas was a farm labourer. His mother was a widow.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan It seems that William McQuillan died in the Bellaghy area on 13th May 1906. He was 45 years old. Thomas was 13 years old.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 7 living with the family at house 4 in Mullaghboy, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. His father was a bread driver.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Family: William John McQuillin, Isabella McQuillin, Samuel McQuillin (born about 1883), William George McQuillin (born 20th February 1886), Robert J McQuillin (born 2nd June 1888), John Faith McQuillin (born 21st February 1891), Thomas Henry McQuillin (born 29th May 1893), David McQuillin (born 30th October 1895), Margaret Elizabeth McQuillin (born about 1901), Edith Catherwood McQuillin (born 11th February 1902).
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Thomas was born on 29th May 1893 in the Mullaghboy, Bellaghy.
14/02/2016 Pte. Thomas McQuillan Thomas Henry McQuillan was a son of William James and Isabella McQuillan.
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14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece The CWGC record Private John McNiece as the Son of John and Esther McNiece of Ballymatoskerty, Toome, Co. Antrim. Ireland
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece Private J A McNiece has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece He died later that day of his wounds. He was a month short of his 30th birthday.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece Private John McNiece was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Otago Regiment when he received gunshot wounds to the leg in Belgium on 15th October 1917.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece He reverted back to Lance Corporal in July and then back to being a Private in August.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece On the 8th February 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal. On the 8th March he was promoted to Corporal. On 22nd April he was promoted to Sergeant.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece John McNiece enlisted on 1st December 1916 at Invercargill. He listed his last address as the Police Station in Invercargill. He lists his brother Samuel McNiece, who was living at Pongakawa Bay of Plenty, as his next of kin. Interestingly, the form states that he had never taken a day off work through illness.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece Prior to enlisting, John McNiece was a constable with the Nez Zealand Police Force in Invercargill.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece John McNiece emigrated to New Zealand about 1909.
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14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 23 in Ballymatoskerty, Toome, County Antrim.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece The 1901 census lists John A as age 13 living with the family at house 12 in Ballymatoskerty, Toome Upper, County Antrim. They were a farming family.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece Family: John McNiece, Esther McNiece, Samuel McNiece (born 17th March 1886), John Alexander McNiece (born 3rd November 1887), Elizabeth McNiece (born 31st October 1889), David McNiece (born 9th May 1892), Mary Jane McNiece (born 21st December 1893), Thomas McNiece (born 13th October 1895), Martha McNiece (born 21st September 1897), Margaret McNiece (born 9th March 1899).
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece John Alexander McNiece was born 3rd November 1887 in Ballymatoskerty, north of Toome in County Antrim.
14/02/2016 Pte. John Alexander McNiece John McNiece was the second son of John and Esther McNiece. John McNiece married Ester Morrow on 23rd April 1885 in the district of Antrim.
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12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught The CWGC record Private David McNaught as the son of Mrs Bessie McNaught of Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry.
12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught Private McNaught has no known grave and is commemorated on Helles Memorial.
12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught Private David McNaught was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 21st August 1915. He was 19 years old.
12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught David McNaught enlisted in Omagh.
12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught It is suspected that the David Louden listed in the 1911 census reference below is David McNaught. However, there are no obvious matches in GRONI regarding births, deaths or marriages of the family.
12/02/2016 Pte. David McNaught David McNaught was the son of Bessie McNaught. He was born about 1896 in County Londonderry.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McNally Private Samuel McNally has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in Richebourg, France.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McNally Private Samuel McNally was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16th May 1915.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McNally Samuel McNally was living in Londonderry when he enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McNally Samuel McNally was born in Ballymaguigan, County Londonderry.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally James’ brother, Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally, was serving on H.M.S. Monmouth when he died at sea off the coast of Chile on 1st November 1914 in the Battle of Coronel. He was 18 years old.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Henry’s brother, Private James McNally, was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 6th March 1916.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally The CWGC record Private J McNally as the son of James and Catherine McNally of Bancran, Draperstown, Co. Derry.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally Private James McNally is buried in Maroc British Cemetery.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally Private James McNally was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 6th March 1916.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally James initially served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No. 17954).
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally James McNally enlisted in Omagh.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally There was a Catherine McNally who died on 1st June 1903, aged 43, in Draperstown. This is strongly believed to be James’s mother.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally It is believed his father, James McNally, died on 1st September 1900 in the Draperstown area. However, there was another James McNally, aged 67 who also died in Draperstown (2nd January 1900).
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally The 1901 census lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 21 in Boncran Glebe, Bancran, County Londonderry. His mother was a widow.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally Family: James McNally (died 1st September 1900), Catherine McNally (died 1st June 1903), James McNally (born 28th March 1894), Henry McNally (born 1st February 1896), William McNally (born 16th May 1897), Mary McNally (born 9th May 1899).
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally James McNally was born on 28th March 1894 in Draperstown.
11/02/2016 Pte. James McNally James McNally was the oldest son of James and Catherine McNally. James McNally married Catherine McCullagh on 20th January 1892.
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11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The CWGC records Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally as the son of James and Catherine McNally, of Boncran, Draperstown, County Derry.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in Devon, England.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The two Royal Navy armoured cruisers were destroyed and 1,570 men killed in the battle. Only three men were injured on enemy forces. It was Britain's first naval defeat since the Battle of Lake Champlain in 1812 and shock at home to the defeat led to the sending of more ships. These ships later destroyed the German naval forces at the Battle of the Falkland Islands.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The flagship HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth were both under attack, the Monmouth under repeated battering. Reports stated that Monmouth continued to battle until her hull was riddled. The ship toppled over in the water and lay for a moment with her keel lapped by the waters, then plunged to the bottom. The Germans then closed in on the Good Hope, and after a brief battle, it too was sunk.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The Battle of Coronel took place on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile. A Royal Navy squadron, led by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock, were defeated by German Imperial Navy forces.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally was serving on H.M.S. Monmouth when he died at sea off the coast of Chile on 1st November 1914 in the Battle of Coronel. He was 18 years old.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally It seems Henry attended St Columba’s Industrial School & Boatyard in Killybegs.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The 1911 census lists a Henry McNally, aged 14, a Roman Catholic born in County Derry, attending a boarding school in Killybegs, County Donegal. Also, the 1911 census lists a Mary McNally, aged 10, a Roman Catholic born in County Derry, attending a boarding school in Londonderry Urban.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally There was a Catherine McNally who died on 1st June 1903, aged 43, in Draperstown. This is strongly believed to be Henry’s mother.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally It is believed his father, James McNally, died on 1st September 1900 in the Draperstown area. However, there was another James McNally, aged 67 who also died in Draperstown (2nd January 1900).
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally The 1901 census lists Henry as age 5 living with the family at house 21 in Boncran Glebe, Bancran, County Londonderry. His mother was a widow.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Family: James McNally (died 1st September 1900), Catherine McNally (died 1st June 1903), James McNally (born 28th March 1894), Henry McNally (born 1st February 1896), William McNally (born 16th May 1897), Mary McNally (born 9th May 1899).
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Henry McNally was born on 1st February 1896 in Draperstown.
11/02/2016 Ord Sea Henry McNally Henry McNally was the second son of James and Catherine McNally. James McNally married Catherine McCullagh on 20th January 1892.
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11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan 12665 Private Samuel McMullan, B Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 31st Infantry Brigade, 10th Division. In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs McMullen, 54 Imperial Street, Ravenhill Road Belfast, Ireland.
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11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Last Will and Testament of Private Samuel McMullan
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan All images courtesy of Jeff Nelson and Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research undertaken by Mr Jeff Nelson and Mr Sam Hudson.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Private McMullan is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Le Catelet, France.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan In his will Samuel left all to his mother, who was by then living at 54 Imperial Street, Belfast.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan ‘It is invidious to single out any particular soldier for special mention, but this story of the part played by the 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Great War would not be complete without a word of praise for Private Samuel McMullan, whose deeds in action on October 3, at Prospect Hill, will ever live so long as there remains alive one man who saw them, and whose grave is there now; and Private Willie Graham, whose example in action during the last three days of the war, and especially at Doullens, had more than anything else to do with the success of his company. To him, too, came a higher reward than any we could give, for he died of wounds on the battlefield two hours before the last shot of the war was fired, and is buried with many other splendid lads at Doullens.’
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Sam McMullan was mentioned in a book called ‘The Story of the 6th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Great War.’ It was published in 1919 by the Impartial Reporter newspaper, based in Enniskillen. In a section entitled ‘Two Splendid Comrades’, it notes:-
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Private Samuel McMullan was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 3rd October 1918. He was 26 years old.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Samuel McMullan enlisted in Belfast.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Belfast. The 1911 census lists Samuel as age 19 living with the family at house 20 in Gotha Street, Ormeau, County Down. On a census return littered with inaccuracies, Samuel was listed as a labourer.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan The 1901 census lists Samuel as age 9 living with the family at house 42 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His mother and his three elder sisters were all working as seamstresses.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Samuel’s father, Robert McMullan, died less than a year later on 25th February 1893 in the Maghera sub-district. He was 55 years old.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Family: Robert McMullan, Isabella McMullan, Elizabeth McMullan (born about 1878), Annie Nancy McMullan (born 12th February 1880), Charlotte McMullan (born 10th November 1882), Robert McMullan (born 11th June 1885), George Reid McMullan (born 21st December 1887), Alexander Green McMullan (born 12th October 1889), Samuel McMullan (born 4th March 1892).
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Samuel McMullan was born on 4th March 1892 in Magherafelt, County Londonderry.
11/02/2016 Pte. Samuel McMullan Samuel McMullan was the youngest child of Robert and Isabella McMullan. Robert McMullan married Isabella McCrory on the 7th April 1877 in the district of Magherafelt.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan Family: Hugh McMullan, Catherine McMullan, Mary McMullan (born 20th August 1884), Maggie McMullan (born about 1887, America), Thomas McMullan (born about 1889, America), John McMullan (born 10th January 1891), Elizabeth Lizzie McMullan (born 22nd March 1893), Patrick McMullan (born 21st March 1895), Ellen McMullan (born 24th January 1900), Joseph McMullan (born 1st March 1903)
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan The CWGC record Private John McMullan as the son Hugh and Catherine McMullan, of Drumagamer, Kilrea, Co. Derry.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan Private McMullan has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan Private John McMullan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 25 years old.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan They were brought back to France for the Battle of the Somme they were sent to the area north of the River Ancre to attack Beaumont Hamel. On the morning of the 1st July 1916 they were in the support trenches but when it came to their turn to attack they were delayed by returning wounded. They eventually left their trenches shortly before 8am but found the German wire mostly uncut and the few gaps choked with dead and wounded men. Machine-gun fire from the Beaucourt Ridge immediately cut them down as they tried to find a way through. It was here that John McMullen was killed as he tried to advance.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan On 1st January 1916 they left Gallipoli for Mudros and on 8th January sailed for Egypt. They left Alexandria on 13th March bound for Marseilles and arrived six days later.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan Private John McMullan served with the 29th Division in Gallipoli. His unit, the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, took part in the landing at Cape Helles on 25th April 1915, suffering heavy casualties. It was here that the battalion was almost wiped out and on 30th April were amalgamated with the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan John McMullan enlisted in Coatbridge, Scotland.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan John McMullan went on to live in Swatragh.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan The 1911 census lists John as age 20 living with the family at house 5 in Mullans, Dirraw, County Antrim. His father worked as a labourer. John was a tailor.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan The 1901 census lists John as age 10, living with the family at house 31 in Knockans, Dirraw, County Antrim. His father was a road surfaceman.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan John McMullan was born on 10th January 1891 in Dunloy, County Antrim. His two elder siblings were born in America, so it is assumed the family has just returned from America.
09/02/2016 Pte. John McMullan John McMullan was the son of Hugh and Catherine McMullan. Hugh McMullan married Catherine McFarland on 1st July 1884 in the district of Ballymoney.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland The CWGC record Private Robert McClelland as the son of William and Sarah McClelland of Edenreagh, Castledawson, County Londonderry.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Private McClelland is also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial in Londonderry, so it must be presumed he lived there for a time. He was the brother-in-law of Charles Duggan, 20 Nailor's Row, Londonderry.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Private McClelland is buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, located ten kilometres south of Ypres. The CWGC record that the cemetery includes those transferred from many other cemeteries in the immediate area.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Private Robert McClelland was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the much fought over Messines Ridge in Belgium on 7th June 1918. He was 21 years old.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Robert McClelland enlisted in Partick, Scotland. He had been living in Scotstown.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland The 1911 census lists Robert as age 15 living with the family at house 4 in Edenreagh, Bellaghy.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland The 1901 census lists Robert as age 4 living with the family at house 1 in Killyberry, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer and his mother was a housekeeper.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Known family: William McClelland, Sarah McClelland, Nancy McClelland (born 21st September 1879), Margaret McClelland (born 13th March 1883), Martin McClelland (born 19th June 1885), Samuel McClelland (born McClelland), Bessie McClelland (born 5th February 1891), Mary McClelland (born 24th May 1893, died 3rd August 1895, age 2), Robert McClelland (born 30th May 1896), George Wallace McClelland (born 22nd August 1899).
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Robert McClelland was born in the Bellaghy area on born 30th May 1896.
06/02/2016 Pte. Robert McClelland Robert McClelland was the son of William and Sarah McClelland. William McClelland and Sarah Mawhinney were married on 29th February 1872 (leap year) in the district of Magherafelt.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean The CWGC record Lieutenant Robert John McLean as the son of John and Jane McLean of Draperstown, Belfast, Ireland.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Lieutenant Robert John McLean is buried at St Roch Communal Cemetery, Valenciennes, Nord, France.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Despite the amputation of his leg, Lieutenant Robert John McLean died two days later of his injuries on 4th April 1919. He was 44 years old.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Lieutenant Robert John McLean was serving with the 24th Battalion (the Québec Regiment) of the Canadian Infantry when he was involved in an accident on 2nd April 1919 that resulted in a compound fracture of his leg.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Robert McLean enlisted at Regina late in 1916.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Robert was active in the 29th Light Horse and was an insurance broker living in Regina. Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean At some point Robert emigrated to Canada.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean The 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 110 in Draperstown, County Londonderry.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean The 1901 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 116 in Draperstown, County Londonderry. His father was Clerk of Petty Sessions.
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Known family: John McLean, Jane McLean, Robert John McLean (born about 1877), Anna E McLean (born about 1883), Wallace McLean (born about 1887).
05/02/2016 Lieut Robert John McLean Robert John McClean was the son of John and Jane McLean. Robert was born about 1877.
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04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean The CWGC record Private Jackson McLean as the son of the late Jackson and Margaret McLean.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Private Jackson McLean has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, near Arras in France.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Private Jackson McLean was serving with the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 11th September 1916.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean A second set of attestment papers, dated six months later on 17th May 1915, shows he enlisted in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. His trade is described as a millwright in these papers.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Jackson McLean enlisted originally in Winnipeg on 21st December 1914. He gave his next of kin as his father Robert McLean, who was living at 131 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Prior to enlisting, Jackson McLean worked as a wheelwright.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Before emigrating to Canada, Jackson spent three years with the Duke of Connaught Rifles.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean The 1901 census lists Jackson as age 20 living with the family at house 19 in Mormeal, Tobermore, County Londonderry. Jackson was a carpenter. His father was a farmer.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Family: Jackson McLean, Margaret McLean, Robert McLean (born 22nd October 1877), Jackson McLean (born 30th June 1879), John McLean (born 4th November 1881), Hugh McLean (born 14th April 1884), Stewart McLean (born 11th April 1886) Lizzie Jeanette McLean (born 9th July 1888), Hester McLean (born 10th December 1890), Maggie McLean (born 2nd June 1894)
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Jackson McLean was born on 30th June 1879 in the Tobermore area. He was one of at least eight children.
04/02/2016 Pte. Jackson McLean Jackson McLean was the son of Jackson and Margaret McLean. Jackson McLean and Margaret Lyle were married on 21st March 1876 in the district of Magherafelt.
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03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research undertaken by Mr Sam Hudson
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03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Private David McLean is buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean In his will he left all to his wife, Minnie McLean, who was living in Magherafelt.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Private David McLean was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 22nd May 1915 at the Dardanelles. He was 26 years old.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Prior to going on active duty, Private McLean was on the special reserve, and was called by the colours at the outbreak of the war.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Both Tullyroan and Mormeal are townlands midway between Tobermore, Desertmartin and Draperstown.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean The 1911 census lists David as age 21 living with the family at house 17 in Mormeal, Tobermore, County Londonderry. Like his father and brothers, David was a labourer.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean David McLean enlisted originally on 17th July 1908 in Coleraine with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was aged 18 and three months.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Family: Samuel McLean, Mary McLean, George McLean (born 22nd July 1887), David McLean (born about 1892), Mary McLean (born 17th August 1893), Susan McLean (born 14th May 1895), Robert James McLean (born 27th June 1897), Elizabeth McLean (born 24th April 1901), Margaret McLean (born 8th August 1906)
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean The 1901 census lists David as age 9 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyroan, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean David McLean was born about 1892 in the Desertmartin area.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean David McLean was the son of Samuel and Mary McLean. Samuel McLean and Mary Bradley were married on 26th November 1877 in the district of Magherafelt.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean In the event of my death, I leave all my property to my wife Mrs Minnie McClean, Magherafelt, County Derry, Ireland.
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03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Last Will and Testament of Private David McLean:
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03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean Mrs McLean, Ballynagowan, on Monday received intimation from the War Office that her husband, Private David McLean, had been killed in the operations at the Dardanelles. Prior to going on active duty, Private McLean was on the special reserve, and was called by the colours at the outbreak of the war. The deceased was highly respected in the district.
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean 00419
03/02/2016 Pte. David McLean From an unknown newspaper: Desertmartin Soldier Killed
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean 00418
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03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean In the event of my death I leave all my property and effects to my mother Mrs Ann McClean, Bracknamuckley, Portglenone, County Antrim. Signed McClean A, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles, 19/12/16
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03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Alexander McClean dated 19th December 1916
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Mr Hugh McClean, Bracknamuckley, Portglenone, has been officially notified that his third son, Rifleman Alexander McClean, Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action on May 29th 1917.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean From the Ballymena Observer dated 15th June 1917:
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean The CWGC record Rifleman A McLean as the son of Hugh and Ann McLean of Bracknamuckly, Portglenone, Ballymena, County Antrim.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Rifleman Alexander McLean is also commemorated on 3rd Portglenone Presbyterian Church’s Roll of Honour plaque inside the church.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Rifleman Alexander McLean is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, Heuelland, Belgium
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Rifleman Alexander McLean was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Belgium on Tuesday 29th May 1917. He was 18 years old.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Alexander McLean enlisted in Ballymena.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 13 living with the family at house 45 in Bracknamuckley, Lisnagarran, County Antrim. He was still at school.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 2 living with the family at house 55 in Garvaghy, Portglenone. His father was a farm labourer.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Family: Hugh McLean, Anne McLean, Eliza Lizzie McLean (born 1st June 1885), James McLean (born 16th July 1887), Thomas McLean (born 30th September 1889), Agnes McLean (born 15th December 1891), Anna M McLean (born 14th April 1896), Alexander McLean (born 13th June 1898), Hugh McLean (born 11th January 1902, died 5th May 1903), Matthew McLean (born 11th January 1902), Sarah McLean (born 2nd May 1905).
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Alexander McLean was born in Portglenone on 13th June 1898.
03/02/2016 R/man Alexander McLean Alexander McLean was the third son of Hugh and Ann McClean. Hugh McLean and Anne Surgenor were married on 5th December 1884 in the district of Ballymena.
02/02/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight 00415
01/02/2016 Pte. James McLaughlan Private James McLaughlin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
01/02/2016 Pte. James McLaughlan Private James McLaughlin was serving with 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
01/02/2016 Pte. James McLaughlan James McLaughlin was born in Maghera.
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