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20348   Private David McNaught
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
David McNaught was the son of Bessie McNaught. He was born about 1896 in County Londonderry. David McNaught enlisted in Omagh. Private David McNaught was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 21st August 1915. He was 19 years old. Private McNaught has no known grave and is commemorated on Helles Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 691203
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 3 Castledawson
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McNaught / Louden family 1901 census lists David as age 5 living with the family at house 2 in King Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McNaught 1911 census does not list David as living with the family at house 45 in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Diamond War Memorial Project Minimal information on Private David McNaught
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private David McNaught can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023