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   2nd Lieutenant Joseph James Moore McKinney
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/08/1896
Died: 27/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Joseph McKinney was the eldest child of Joseph and Martha McKinney. He was born on 1st August 1896 in Maghera. Joseph’s father owned a grocer’s store in Maghera. Second Lieutenant Joseph McKinney was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 27th March 1918. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 74-76
CWGC Casualty 1584890
Summary      
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Baptist Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 44
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKinney family 1901 census lists Joseph J as age 4 living with the family at house 15 in Maghera, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McKinney family 1911 census lists Joseph J as age 14 living with the family at house 85 in Main Street, Maghera, Londonderry
3 Family headstone St. Lurach's Church of Ireland Maghera does not list Joseph
4 National Archives UK Medal Card of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph J M McKinney can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020