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24820   Private John McErleane
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Dated added: 12/10/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
John McErleane was born in Moneyglass, Toome, County Antrim about 1880. He married Catherine McAuley on 22nd November 1909. They lived in Glenarm and went on to have two children. John was a general labourer. Private John McErleane was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on the 9th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 16C
CWGC Casualty 802648
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
References and Links
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1 1911 census lists 'McErlean' family 1911 census lists John as age 31, living with his family at house 38.2 in Toberwine Street, Glenarm, Antrim
2 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Private John McErleane
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private John McErleane
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private John McErleane can be purchased here
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