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23553   Private John McNally
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/09/1886
Died: 06/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
John McNally was a son of John and Harriet McNally He was born 10th September 1886 at Derry, Coalisland. He was one of seven children, all born in the Coalisland area. The 1911 census shows John as 24 years old. He is living with the family at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. John is working as a cotton drawer-in. John enlisted in Coalisland. He was originally with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (20307) but was transferred to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private John McNally was killed in action in the Somme region on 6th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Quarry Cemetery Montauban
  Montauban, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-J-5
CWGC Casualty 245448
Montauban is a village about 10 kilometres east of Albert. 5 kilometres from Albert on the D938 (Albert-Peronne), turn east onto the D64 and the village of Montauban will be found 4 kilometres along this road. Travel through the village for 600 metres then turn north. The quarry from which this cemetery is named is 750 metres north of the village at the bottom of a valley, 800 metres from the village on the east side of the road. The cemetery is on the north-west side of the quarry.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McNally family Lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 7 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Dungannon Clark, Ledlie, & Co., weaving factory, Coalisland
3 1911 Census lists McNally family Lists John as age 24 living with the family at house 4 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
4 Photo of Private John McNally's headstone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John McNally's headstone can be purchased here.
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