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SS/4781   Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 07/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 01/02/1896
Died: 01/11/1914 (Died at Sea)
Age: 18
Henry McNally was the second son of James and Catherine McNally. It is believed both parents died when the children were still young. It seems Henry attended St Columba’s Industrial School & Boatyard in Killybegs. Ordinary Seaman Henry McNally was serving on H.M.S. Monmouth when he died at sea off the coast of Chile on 1st November 1914 in the Battle of Coronel. He was 18 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon
Grave Ref: Panel 2
CWGC Casualty 3045183
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
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1 1901 Census lists McNally family 1901 census lists Henry as age 5 living with the family at house 21 in Boncran Glebe, Bancran, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists a Henry McNally Possible 1911 census listing of Henry as age 14 at house 1 in Killybegs, Donegal
3 1911 Census lists a Mary McNally Possible 1911 census listing of Mary McNally as age 10 at house 58 in Bishop Street, Londonderry
4 Battle of Coronel, Chile Lists of casualties includes Seaman Henry McNally
5 Lives of the First World War Lists date of birth of Seaman Henry McNally
6 National Archives UK Details of Seaman Henry McNally can be purchased here
7 Private James McNally Brother of Seaman Henry McNally
8 Wikipedia Details of the Battle of Coronel
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023