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14512   Rifleman Frederick Donnelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/07/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/12/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Frederick Donnelly was the son of John and Mary Jane Donnelly. He was born in Stewartstown on 27th December 1893. He was one of nine children, all born in Stewartstown. By 1901, the family had moved to Belfast. His father was a general labourer. Rifleman Fred Donnelly was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme Offensive on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 754526
Summary      
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 Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 131
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family 1901 census lists fred as age 7, living with the family at house 18 in Laganvale Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family 1911 census does not list Fred as living with the family at house 39 in Donegall Avenue, St. Anne's Ward, Antrim