Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
22764   Private John Timoney
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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)
Died: 11/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 17
John Timoney was a son of Edward and Brigid Timoney. John was born about 1899. The 1901 census lists John as age 2 living with the family at house 7 in Loy Street, Cookstown. His father was a labourer. John Timoney enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Londonderry in 1914. It is believed he enlisted in Londonderry because he would have been just 15 years old at that time and therefore underage. His elder brother Edward had already enlisted. Private John Timoney was killed in action on 11th July 1916 near Ovillers-la-Boiselle.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 816439
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 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 153
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Timoney family 1901 census lists John as age 2 at house 7 in Loy Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Timoney family 1911 census lists John as age 12 at house 16 in Loy Street, Cookstown
3 Lance Sergeant Edward Joseph Timoney Brother of Private John Timoney
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023