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19/02/2018 Francis McManus was born Pomeroy about 1891, although no record can be found on GRONI.
19/02/2018 Francis enlisted in Dungannon prior to the war on 15th November 1913, in the Special Reserve of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was living in Pomeroy at the time.
19/02/2018 Private McManus also served for a time with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (No. 21324).
19/02/2018 Private Francis McManus was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on Wednesday 31st May 1916. He was 25 years old.
19/02/2018 The 7th Inniskillings lost 13 other men throughout the month of May 1916. 7 men were listed as killed in action and 6 men listed as died of wounds, 4 of those men were formerly of other regiments. After the enemy attack of 27th April 1916, the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was almost at half its normal strength.
19/02/2018 In his Will, Francis McManus left all to his uncle, Neal Conway, who lived at Lime Hill, Pomeroy.
19/02/2018 Private Francis McManus is buried in Philosophe British Military Cemetery, Mazingarbe in France.
19/02/2018 Last Will and Testament of Private Francis McManus, dated 12th March 1916:
30/12/2015 In the event of my death I leave the whole of my property to my uncle Neal Conway, Lime Hill, County Tyrone. Signed Francis McManus 27475. Date 12th March 1916
30/12/2015 Private Francis McManus, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is reported to have died of wounds, was a native of Pomeroy district of Kildress parish. He was twenty-six years of age, and had enlisted in Dungannon on 15th November 1913, in the special reserve of the Inniskilling Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 1st July 1916:
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