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28393   Private Alexander McKinney
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/05/1898
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Alexander McKinney was the son of Alexander and Rachel McKinney. His father died a month before he was born. His mother died during childbirth. Alexander McKinney was an orphan from the day he was born in the Loup, He enlisted in Omagh, joining the 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and after training he was sent with the draft to France in the autumn of 1916. Private Alexander McKinney was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917, aged 19.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 834108
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 219
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Alexander McKinney 1901 census lists Alexander as age 2 at house 16 in Ballyriff, Loop with Taylor family.
2 1911 Census lists McKinney family 1911 census lists Alexander as age 12 at house 23 in Ballyriff, Loop
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023