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11380   Private Edward McNamee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/11/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 18/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Edward McNamee was born in Cookstown. He was living and working in Scotland when he enlisted with the 9th Battalion Cameronians in Hamilton. Private Edward McNamee was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) when he was killed in action on Tuesday 18th July 1916. The 9th Battalion lost eighteen men that day, including Private McNamee, during the fight for High Wood on the Somme.
Further Information
Edward McNamee was born in Cookstown. However, no record of the birth of an Edward McNamee was recorded between 1875 and 1900 in Cookstown, according to GRONI.
Edward was living and working in Scotland when he enlisted with the 9th Battalion Cameronians in Hamilton.
The 9th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) were formed at Hamilton in August 1914 and landed at Boulogne, France on 12th May 1915.
Private Edward McNamee was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) when he was killed in action on Tuesday 18th July 1916.
The 9th Battalion lost eighteen men that day, including Private McNamee, during the fight for High Wood on the Somme.
In his will, Edward left all to his aunt, Mary Ann McEneny, who was living at 91 Divis Street, Belfast.
Last Will and Testament of Private Edward McNamee dated 7th July 1915:
Edward McNamee : Handwritten Will
Edward McNamee : Will Information
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my aunt Mary Ann McEneny 91 Davis Street Belfast, Ireland. Private E McNamee 9th Scottish Rifles, 11380. 7th July 1915
Private Edward McNamee has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown area Cookstown Central Born in Cookstown area 54.647259 -6.740505
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
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Edward McNamee
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019