Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
9563   Private Joseph Donnelly
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/05/1893
Died: 24/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Joseph Donnelly was the second son of Bernard and Brigid Donnelly. He was born on 11th May 1893. He was the second of at least seven children, five surviving. The family lived at Annagher, Coalisland. His father was a hackler. Joseph was a general labourer. Private Joseph Donnelly arrived in France with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 2nd May 1915. Private Joseph Donnelly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 24th May 1915.
Read more on Private Joseph Donnelly
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 44-46
CWGC Casualty 1610321
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 - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Joseph as age 8 living with the family at house 67 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Joseph as age 18 living with the family at house 41 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023