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18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken The CWGC record Private George McCracken as the son of Joseph and Elizabeth McCracken of Castledawson, County Londonderry.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken He is commemorated on Castledawson War Memorial.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken Private McCracken is buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken Private George McCracken died on wounds on 19th September 1918. He was 20 years old.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken His mother, Lizzie McCracken, died on 4th February 1917 in Castledawson. She was 41 years old. Three months later, their eldest daughter Mary died on 6th May 1917, age 18.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken George McCracken enlisted in Cookstown and served with ‘D’ company, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken Family: Joseph McCracken, Elizabeth McCracken (died 4th February 1917, age 41), George McCracken (born 27th November 1897), Mary Jane McCracken (born 11th May 1899, died 6th May 1917, age 18), Stephen Joseph McCracken (born 19th July 1901), John McCracken (born 22nd June 1903, died 8th April 1904), Elizabeth McCracken (born 18th May 1905), Samuel McCracken (born 18th April 1907), William McCracken (born 29th April 1909), Margaret McCracken (born 28th January 1911), Sarah McCracken (born 14th May 1912), Ina McCracken (born 29th September 1914).
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken The 1911 census lists George as age 13 living with the family at house 13 in Tamniarn, Castledawson. He was still at school.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken The 1901 census lists George as age 3 living with the family at house 61 in Tamniarn, Castledawson, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken George McCracken was born on 27th November 1897 in Castledawson.
18/01/2016 Pte. George McCracken George McCracken was the eldest son of Joseph and Lizzie McCracken. Joseph McCracken married Elizabeth Woods on 6th August 1897 in the district of Magherafelt.
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. 00840
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. 00839
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. 00838
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Mary Johnston, sister, Castledawson, County Derry. James McAnary. Private 9197. No 4 Company, 8th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. 00837
16/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Last Will and Testament of Private J McAnary dated 21st June 1917:
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Private Matthew James McAnary is also commemorated on Castledawson War Memorial.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Private McAnary has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 5-6 on Cambrai Memorial, France.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Private James McAnary was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai on 30th November 1917.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. A local newspaper from August 1916 reports that Private McAnary was home on leave at his sister’s, Mrs J Johnston, Leitrim, recovering from a wound to the foot.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Both he and Private Irwin won the Military Medal in the incident. Private Robert Irwin was from Castledawson. He was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Private James McAnary was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers awarded the Military Medal for his part in the rescue of an officer.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. He was living in Desertmartin when he enlisted in Cookstown.
15/01/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. James Matthew McAnary born in was Desertmartin, County Londonderry.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister The CWGC record Private McAllister as the son of Daniel and Elizabeth McAllister, of Ballymultrea, Magherafelt, Co. Derry
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister He is also commemorated on Ballinderry Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister Private John McAllister is buried in Hermies British Cemetery, France. This Cemetery is in open countryside a few kilometres west of Bapaume.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister Private John McAllister was killed in action on 9th September 1917 in France.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister John McAllister enlisted in Randalstown, joining the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister John was a member of Salterstown L.O.L. No 482.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister The 1911 census lists John as age 17, living with the family at house 18 in Ballymultrea, Salterstown. Both he and his father were agricultural labourers.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister The 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 11 in Ballyrogully, Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a farm servant.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister Family: Daniel McAllister, Elizabeth McAllister, Annie McAllister (born 14th July 1892), John McAllister (born 26th May 1894), Susan McAllister (born 10th November 1895), Maggie McAllister (born 15th March 1898).
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister John McAllister was born on 26th May 1894 in the district of Magherafelt.
14/01/2016 Pte. John (Jack) McAllister John McAllister was the eldest son of Daniel and Elizabeth McAllister. Daniel McAllister married Elizabeth on 27th July 1891 in Magherafelt district.
10/01/2016 Capt George Malcolm Dunlop Another well-known officer killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 25th April, the day on which the Allied forces ;landed in the Gallipoli Peninsula, was Captain George Malcolm Dunlop, 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, youngest son of the late Dr Archibald Dunlop, and Mrs Dunlop, St Helens, Holywood. The deceased, who was 26 years of age, was educated at Cheltenham, and received his first commission on 6th February 1909, obtaining his step on 15th June 1910, and being promoted to Captain in December last. It may be recalled that his brother, Second Lieutenant John Gunning Moore Dunlop, who also belonged to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, fell in action at Clarg on 27th August last. Captain Dunlop’s mother, who has been in London for the past six months, is expected home in a fortnight. Mrs Dunlop, who was formerly Miss Moore, of Dalchoolin, is now left with only one child of the marriage, a daughter, but has three step-children – Colonel Archibald Dunlop, stationed at St Albans, Dr Shuldam Dunlop, who is in Australia, and Mrs Elliott Hill, of Fairholme, Helen’s Bay. Deep sympathy will be extended to her in her bereavement
10/01/2016 Capt George Malcolm Dunlop 00836
10/01/2016 Capt George Malcolm Dunlop From the Belfast Newsletter dated 4th May 1915: Holywood Officer Killed – The Late Captain G M Dunlop
10/01/2016 Pte. Francis O'Neill Mr Patrick O’Neill, Carmean, Magherafelt, has received intimation from the officer commanding 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers that his brother, Private Francis O’Neill, was killed in action on the 29th March, and has been buried near the village of Festubert. Private O’Neill was well known in the Moneymore district, where he was a steady, reliable worker for several years.
10/01/2016 Pte. Francis O'Neill 00835
10/01/2016 Pte. Francis O'Neill From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th April 1915: A County Derry Victim
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan 00834
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan The CWGC record Private Joseph Logan as the son of Patrick and Rose Logan, of Lemnaroy, Castledawson, County Londonderry.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Private Joseph Logan is buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Private Joseph Logan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 29th September 1918.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Joseph Logan enlisted in Cookstown. He was living in Knockloughrim, Co. Derry.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Family: Patrick Logan, Rose Logan, Joseph Logan (born 28th February 1898),,Thomas Logan (born 21st August 1902), Sarah Logan (born 12th July 1905), Mary Logan (born 8th March 1908), Annie Logan (born 8th March 1910), Catherine Logan (born 12th December 1912).
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan The 1911 census lists Joseph, as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Cabragh, Rocktown, County Londonderry. Joseph was still at school. His father was a weaver.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan No record of the family can be found in the 1901 census.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Joseph was born on 28th February 1898 in the Bellaghy / Maghera area.
09/01/2016 Pte. Joseph Logan Joseph Logan was the eldest son of Patrick and Rose Logan. Patrick Logan married Rose McGurk on 15th December 1897 in the district of Magherafelt.
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