2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
David McMenemy was the son of Samuel and Margaret Ann McMenemy. He was born on 20th August 1893 in Tullyhogue, Cookstown. He was one of at least eleven children, nine surviving. His father had been in the army for twenty years and had retired to be a farm labourer. David was also a farm worker. David McMenemy enlisted in Cookstown and joined the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers Special Reserve in January 1914 and was called up on the outbreak of hostilities. Private David McMenemy was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 21st October 1914.
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.