John Joe Heaney was the eldest son of Charles and Elizabeth Teaney. John Joseph Heaney was born on 2nd May 1895 in Magherafelt. He was the one of ten children. They lived in Queen Street, Magherafelt. His father was a labourer. John Joe was a shoemaker. Private John Joseph Heaney was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he died of wounds on 8th February 1916. He was 22 years old.
Lapugnoy is a village 6 kilometres west of Bethune. From the centre of Lapugnoy, head south-west on the D70 in the direction of Marles-les-Mines. On the outskirts there is a crucifix at the side of the main road, turn right here towards Allouagne. After approximately 500 metres there is a track on the left hand side (the Cemetery is signposted here) and the Cemetery can be found on the left hand side, approximately 500 metres, along this track.