10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
John MacKrell was the son of John and Elizabeth MacKrell. He was born on 23rd April 1896 in Castledawson. The family lived in Upperlands. John worked as a Linen Lapper’s Apprentice In the William Clark factory. John Mackrell was the member of the Upperlands Company of the U.V.F. and was amongst the first batch of Volunteers from the district to join the Ulster Division. Private John MacKrell was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.