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26/03/2018 The CWGC record Private Alexander McKinney as the son of A McKinney.
30/12/2015 Private Alexander McKinney has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 70-72 on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
30/12/2015 Private Alexander McKinney was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917, aged just 19.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Alexander was a member of Saltersland Presbyterian Church.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 12 at house 23 in Ballyriff, Loop. He was living with his cousin, John McKinney, who was a farmer. He was still at school.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 2 at house 16 in Ballyriff, Loop living with the Taylor family.
30/12/2015 So Alexander McKinney was an orphan from the day he was born in the Loup, Moneymore.
30/12/2015 Even more tragically, Alexander Senior had died just a month before, on 7th April 1898 in the Magherafelt area. He was 55 years old.
30/12/2015 Alexander was born on 9th May 1898 in the Magherafelt area. It seems his mother died during childbirth as she died on the same day. She was 39 years old.
30/12/2015 Alexander McKinney was the son of Alexander and Rachel McKinney (nee Griffin). They were married on 17th December 1897 in Magherafelt.
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