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591978   Rifleman John Alexander Doonan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 23/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
John Alexander Doonan was the son of Johnston and Anna Clara Doonan of Dungannon. He was born about 1892. By the time of the 1911 census, John is 19 years old has become a drapery salesman and now lives at High Street, Omagh. John is still single in 1911. At some point John married and lived with his wife Kathleen at Scotch Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Private John Alexander Doonan was serving with the 2nd/18th Battalion of the London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) when he died on the eve of Christmas on 23rd December 1917. He was 25.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave T-42
CWGC Casualty 646711
Jerusalem War Cemetery is 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. The cemetery is found on Churchill Blvd, sandwiched between Hadassah Hospital and the Hyatt Hotel. The Australian Memorial is opposite the cemetery entrance.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Doonan family Lists John Alexander as age 9 in Ranfurly Terrace, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Doonan Family Does not list John Alexander as living with the family at house 4 in John Street, Dungannon
3 1911 Census lists John A Doonan Lists John as age 19, a drapery salesman, boarding at house 30 in High Street, Omagh, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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