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12238   Rifleman George Knox McKinley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/11/1894
Died: 03/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
George Knox McKinley was the son of James and Mary Jane McKinley. James was born about 1893 in County Tyrone. The family lived at Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon. George’s father was a rope maker. George worked as a linen lopper at Messrs. Dickson’s factory, Dungannon. George emigrated to Australia about April 1914. He then moved on to New Zealand where he worked as a farm labourer. He enlisted with the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. George gave is next of kin as his sister, Mrs. George Price P.O., Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. George McKinley was listed as serving with the 4th Battalion when he died of his wounds in France on 3rd October 1916, age 25.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley N.Z. Memorial
  Longueval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1463563
Longueval is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume. The Memorial is situated on a terrace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, which lies a short distance west of Longueval, on the south side of the road to Contalmaison.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKinley family Lists George Knox as age 8 living with the family at house 1 in Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McKinley family Lists George Knox as age 18 living with the family at house 3 in Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of George Knox McKinley
4 Photo of George Knox McKinley's panel inscription
5 New Zealand Cenotaph Robert John McKinley - Brother of George Knox McKinley
6 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of George Knox McKinley
7 NZ War Graves Project Details of George Knox McKinley
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021