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3853   Private John Donaldson
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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: 23/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
John Donaldson was a son of John and Mary Donaldson of Drumglass, Dungannon. John lived with his wife Mary in North Street, Stewartstown. He was killed in action on 23rd November 1916, when 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 754486
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 188
References and Links
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1 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private John Donaldson
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023