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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/05/1895
Died: 08/02/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
  Bethune, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-13
CWGC Casualty 54218
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.
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1 1901 Census lists Heaney family 1901 census lists John J as age 5 living with the family at house 32 in Queen Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Heaney family 1911 census lists John Joe as age 16 living with the family at house 4 in Queen Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 Connaught Rangers - 6th Battalion Details of Private John Joseph Heaney
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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