Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
24764   Private Francis Donaghy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/08/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/01/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Francis Donaghy lived at Coagh Street, Cookstown, and for a number of years before the outbreak of the First World War had worked as a barman in the Railway Bar in Cookstown. He enlisted in Cookstown on 15th July 1915 and was killed in action near Thiepval on the first day of the Somme Offensive. He was listed as missing and has no known grave.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 754465
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - East Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 130
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Donaghy family Possible listing of Francis as age 8 living with the family at house 27 in Coagh Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Donaghy family Possible listing of Francis as age 18 living with the family at house 49 in Coagh Street, Cookstown
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018