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27475   Private Francis McManus
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 31/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Francis McManus was born Pomeroy and lived in the parish of Kildress, County Tyrone. He enlisted in the army in Cookstown with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (21324). He subsequently transferred back to the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. It is not recorded how Francis McManus received his wounds. After the enemy attack of 27th April 1916, the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was almost at half its normal strength.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-D-27
CWGC Casualty 67660
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 116
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1911 Census lists Neal Conway Uncle of Francis McManus, will beneficary
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Francis McManus
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018