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4322   Private David McMenemy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/08/1893
Died: 21/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
David McMenemy was the son of Samuel and Margaret Ann McMenemy. He was born on 20th August 1893 in Tullyhogue, Cookstown. He was one of at least eleven children, nine surviving. His father had been in the army for twenty years and had retired to be a farm labourer. David was also a farm worker. David McMenemy enlisted in Cookstown and joined the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers Special Reserve in January 1914 and was called up on the outbreak of hostilities. Private David McMenemy was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 21st October 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 
Grave Ref: Panel 5
CWGC Casualty 870037
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 25
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Mc Meneny' family 1901 Census lists David as 7 living with the family at house 10 in Tullaghoge, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McMenemy family 1911 census lists David as 17 years old, but crossed out
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here - David McMening !!
4 Photo of David McMenemy's inscription on the Ploegsteert Memorial
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023