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5175   Private James McNally
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/03/1894
Died: 06/03/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
James McNally was the oldest son of James and Catherine McNally. He was born on 28th March 1894 in Draperstown. It is believed both parents died when the children were still young. James McNally enlisted in Omagh. James initially served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No. 17954). Private James McNally was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 6th March 1916
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Maroc British Cemetery
  Grenay, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-5
CWGC Casualty 523368
Maroc British Cemetery is located in the village of Grenay, which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and continue straight on. The Cemetery is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McNally family 1901 census lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 21 in Boncran Glebe, Bancran, Londonderry
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James McNally can be purchased here
3 Seaman Henry McNally Brother of Private James McNally
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James McNally's grave can be purchased here
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