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09/09/2017
11/01/2017 Private John Donaldson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd November 1916.
11/01/2017 John Donaldson was a son of John and Mary Donaldson. He was born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1896.
11/01/2017 John Donaldson enlisted in Cookstown.
11/01/2017 His unit had been ordered to attack Munich trench and succeeded in entering it but were unable to reach their second objective. Four men were killed in this attack with forty-two wounded and nineteen missing. John Donaldson was listed as missing.
11/01/2017 Private John Donaldson has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
11/01/2017 Private Donaldson is also listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
11/01/2017 John had a brother William, who lived in Dungannon.
11/01/2017 Last Will and Testament of Private John Donaldson, dated 19th December 1915:
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11/01/2017 John lived with his wife Mary in North Street, Stewartstown.
11/01/2017 In case of my death, I leave all in my possession to my wife. North Street, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Ireland. 3853 J Donaldson. 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. France
11/01/2017 The CWGC records Private John Donaldson as the son of John and Mary Donaldson of Dungannon and also as the husband of Mary Donaldson of North Street, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone.
08/01/2017 Private John Donaldson, North Street, Stewartstown, killed in action on 23rd November last.
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08/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th December 1916:
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10th February 1916:
30/12/2015 Private John Donaldson, Inniskillings, has been killed in action. He is a native of Dungannon, and his wife resides in Stewartstown.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 14 December 1916:
30/12/2015 Private John Donaldson, 3rd Inniskilling Fusiliers, has intimated to his brother, Mr William Donaldson, Dungannon, that he is in hospital in France suffering from wounds and has lost a finger of his right hand.
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