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6977   Private Lewis Meenagh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/08/1882
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Lewis Meenagh was born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1884. The 1901 census shows Lewis as 17 years old. He is living with his brothers and sisters at Georges Street, Dungannon. It appears both his parents have died. Lewis is working as a linen lapper. By 1911, Lewis is married to Catherine and living in Beragh, County Tyrone. They have a new-born daughter called Margaret. Lewis is working as a postman. Lewis Meenagh enlisted in Omagh. Private Lewis Meenagh was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916, aged 32.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Y-Ravine Cemetery
  Beaumont-Hamel, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave D-103
CWGC Casualty 2742964
Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre, follow the signs for 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'. "Y" Ravine Cemetery is located within the Park.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Stevenson and Son, Moygashel
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Meenagh family Lists Lewis as age 17 living with the family at house 2 in Georges Street, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Meenagh family Lists Lewis as age 27 living with the family at house 44 in Beragh Town, Tyrone
3 Forum discussion (GWF) Forum discussion on Lewis Meenagh including medical card
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Lewis Meenagh
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Lewis Meenagh's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021