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24715   Lance Corporal Laurence McKenna
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/11/1888
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Laurence McKenna was the son of Laurence and Bridget McKenna. He was born on 7th November 1888 in Kildress, Cookstown. He was the third of four sons. The family farmed and lived in Killucan, Killeenan, Lance Corporal Laurence McKenna was serving with the 7/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 21st March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 38-40
CWGC Casualty 1584855
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 250
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKenna family 1901 census lists Laurence as age 12 at house 27 in Killucan, Killeenan, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McKenna family Lists Laurance as age 22, living with the family at house 4 in Killucan, Killenan, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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