Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
11380   Private Edward McNamee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 18/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Edward McNamee was born in Cookstown. He was living and working in Scotland when he enlisted with the 9th Battalion Cameronians in Hamilton. They were formed at Hamilton in August 1914 and landed at Boulogne, France on 12th May 1915. On 18th July 1916, the 9th Battalion Cameronians lost eighteen men, including Edward McNamee, during the fighting for High Wood on the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Taveta Military Cemetery
  Taveta, Mombasa
Grave Ref: Panel 4D
CWGC Casualty 803852
Taveta is a small town on the Tanzanian border, 124 kilometres west of Voi on the road to Moshi. The Military Cemetery is on the western side of the town, within sight of the border post and next to the DC's office. The cemetery is almost square, set back slightly from the road and surrounded by a 4 foot paling fence. The cemetery is laid to gravel over concrete with scattered drought tolerant shrubs.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 154
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Marianne McEneny Aunt of Edward McNamee, will beneficary
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Edward McNamee