Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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18/07/2017 Unusually, no medal card seems to exist for Rifleman Frederick Donnelly.
18/07/2017 Rifleman Frederick Donnelly has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 15A-15B on Thiepval Memorial, France.
18/07/2017 Rifleman Fred Donnelly was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme Offensive on Saturday 1st July 1916.
18/07/2017 Fred Donnelly enlisted in Belfast.
18/07/2017 The 1911 census does not list Fred as living with his father at house 39 in Donegall Avenue, Belfast.
18/07/2017 His father remarried about 1907.
18/07/2017 The 1901 census lists Fred as age 7, living with the family at house 18 in Laganvale Street, Belfast. John Donnelly was a general labourer.
18/07/2017 All the children were born in Stewartstown. By 1901 however, the family had moved to Belfast.
18/07/2017 Family: John Donnelly, Mary Jane Donnelly, William Donnelly (born 20th November 1881), Sarah Donnelly (born 20th June 1883), Robert James Donnelly (born 4th March 1885), Silas Donnelly (born 2nd December 1887), Elizabeth Lizzie Donnelly (born 11th February 1890), Alfred Donnelly (born 2nd January 1892), Fred Donnelly (born 27th December 1893), Leslie Donnelly (born 28th May 1896), Meta Donnelly (born 8th March 1899).
18/07/2017 Frederick Donnelly was born in Stewartstown on 27th December 1893. He was one of nine children.
18/07/2017 Frederick Donnelly was the son of John and Mary Jane Donnelly. John Donnelly married Mary McMullan on 19th February 1880 in the district of Cookstown.
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