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27220   Private Samuel Donnelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/06/1891
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Samuel Donnelly was a son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Donnelly of Stewartstown. They were married about 1885. Samuel was born about 1892 in County Tyrone. By the time of the 1911 census the family’s address had changed to Linnyglass, Ballyclog. Joseph was now a farmer. Samuel was now 19 and working as an Agricultural Labourer. Private Samuel Donnelly was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916. Sam was struck with a bullet just before the German lines and he died immediately.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 6D-7D
CWGC Casualty 754543
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 132
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 9 at house 4 in Brigh, Ballyclog, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family 1911 census lists Samuel as age 19 at house 1 in Linnyglass, Ballyclog
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Samuel Donnelly
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 272120)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023