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1562   Private James (aka Jack) Daly (aka Hart)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/12/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 57th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 27/09/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
James Daly was the son of Mr. M. and Ellen Daly (nee Casey), of Drumay, Derryfubble, Moy, Co. Tyrone. He was born about 1890. He emigrated to Australia at the age of 21, around 1911, where he worked as a labourer. James Daly had been working in Australia as a labourer for three years before enlisting on 9th December 1914. Private James Daly was living in Melbourne, Victoria where he enlisted under the alias of 1562 Private Jack Hart. After a short spell at Gallipoli, he arrived in France for service on the Western Front in June 1916. According to his Red Cross Wounded and Missing file, Private James Daly was one of three men killed by German artillery which landed in the shell hole he was taking cover in after the attack on Polygon Wood on the 27 September 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 7-17-23 - 25 - 27-29-31
CWGC Casualty 1598648
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Jack Hart
2 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (26 no) for Private James Daly / Jack Hart
3 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - James Daly
4 Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (9 no) - James Daly
5 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - James Daly (including photo)
6 Private J Daly, R.I.F. Believed to be a second listing on Dungannon War Memorial
7 WW1 - Eglish Roll of Honour Information about James Daly (aka Jack Hart)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021