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24234   Private Daniel Blann
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/03/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 36
Daniel Blann was born about 1881 in Kilrea. The 1911 census lists Daniel as age 30 boarding at house 23 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry with Mrs Mary Walker. He was working as a general labourer. He enlisted in June 1915. Private Daniel Blann was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he Blann contracted measles and pneumonia and died of illness in hospital in France on Friday 16th March 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
  Puchevillers, Amiens
Grave Ref: Grave VI-E-38
CWGC Casualty 510830
Puchevillers is a village on the D11 about 19 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The British Cemetery is a little west of the village. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost is situated by the church in the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 39
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists a James Bland 1901 census lists James Bland, age 20, living with relatives at house 43 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Daniel 'Bland' 1911 census lists Daniel as age 30 boarding at house 23 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Daniel Blann
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Daniel Blann can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Daniel Blann's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023