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18356   Private Thomas Meenan
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment (British Army)
Died: 22/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Thomas Mennain was the son of James and Jane Meenan. He was born in Kilrea. The spelling of the surname is almost always Mennain except with the CWGC, who spelt it Meenan. Thomas Mennain enlisted in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. Thomas was a Private with the Connaught Rangers (No 6982) for a time. Private Thomas Meenan was serving with 2nd Battalion of Leinster Regiment when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 22nd August 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery
  Hazebrouk, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-F-22
CWGC Casualty 69888
La Kreule is a small hamlet 2 kilometres north of Hazebrouck, on the road to St Sylvestre-Cappel and Steenvoorde. Leave Hazebrouck on the D916 heading north. The Cemetery is visible from the roundabout where the D916 crosses the Hazebrouck by-pass. The access road to the cemetery is 100 metres off the roundabout, on the left hand side.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 83
References and Links
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1 Leinster Regiment - 2nd Battalion Details of Private Thomas Meenan
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas Meenan can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Meenan's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023