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6260   Private John McKenna
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Died: 05/04/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
John McKenna was the son of Francis and Annie McKenna. John was born in Clogher, County Tyrone about 1890. Bu the time of the 1911 census, John no longer lived with the family in Killaney Lower, Kilfaddy, Clogher, County Tyrone. They were a family of farm labourers. Private John McKenna (6260) was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he died on Wednesday 5th Apr 1916. He was 26 years old. The War Memorial in Clogher lists a Private John McKenna, Scots Guards of Killaney. The CWGC record him as the husband of Alice McKenna of Harringay, London.
Further Information
John McKenna was the son of Francis and Annie McKenna. John was born in Clogher, County Tyrone about 1890.
Clogher Main Street
The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 2 in Killaney Lower, Kilfaddy, County Tyrone. They were a family of farm labourers.
Family: Francis McKenna, Annie McKenna, Patrick McKenna (born about 1880), John McKenna (born about 1890), Ellen McKenna (born about 1890), Thomas McKenna (born about 18893).
John McKenna enlisted in Edinburgh.
Medal card
Private John McKenna (6260) was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action on Wednesday 5th Apr 1916. He was 26 years old.
The War Memorial in Clogher lists a Private John McKenna, Scots Guards of Killaley. If it is assumed the townland is Killaney, we can extract the census result.
The CWGC record Private J McKenna was the son of Frank McKenna, Killarney, Clogher, County Tyrone. The CWGC also record him as the husband of Alice McKenna, of 50 Rosebery Gardens, Harringay, London.
John McKenna's gravestone
John McKenna's gravestone
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Killaley (Killaney?) Clogher Townland named on Clogher Memorial 54.438302 -7.194872
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists McKenna family Does not list John as living with the family at house 2 in Killaney Lower (Kilfaddy, Tyrone)
2 Find A Grave Photo of John McKenna's headstone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John McKenna's headstone can be purchased here.
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