Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
27927   Private John McKenna
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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: 23/11/1915 (Killed in Action)
John McKenna was the son of Catherine McKenna. John was born in Kildress, Cookstown, County Tyrone. John McKenna was working in Govan, Scotland when he enlisted in the army at the outbreak of war. Private John McKenna was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 23rd November 1915. In his Will, he left all to his mother, who was living in Upper Killeenan, Kildress.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803310
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 94
References and Links
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1 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John McKenna
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023