Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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19/11/2018 Private James Tanney has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
19/11/2018 Private James Tanney was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment when he was killed in action at Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
19/11/2018 By the time of Passchendaele, August 1917, the weather had changed to almost continuous rain. The drainage of the Belgian countryside had been destroyed by the constant shellfire. Every hollow on the battlefield was full to overflowing with stagnant water. Wounded soldiers were often lost in these conditions.
19/11/2018 He arrived in France in 1916 and survived many engagements.
19/11/2018 James Tanney enlisted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with the 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
19/11/2018 James went to England as a young man in search of work.
19/11/2018 James Tanney was born in Pomeroy on 14th January 1883.
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