2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
David McMenemy was the third son of Samuel and Mrs. M.A. McMenemy of Tullyhogue, Cookstown. He was in the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers reserve in January 1914 and was called up on the outbreak of hostilities and sent to the Western Front with the first draft. On the 21st October 1914, the 2nd Battalion were involved in a very heavy German attack which drove them back about three hundred yards, in which David was killed. The Battalion held their position from 5.15pm to after midnight when they were able to re-take their former trench.
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.