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10024   Private John Philip (Jack) Doran
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Dated added: 17/11/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/05/1887
Died: 07/12/1915 (Died)
Age: 27
John Philip Doran was the son of James and Hessie Doran. Philip John Doran was born in Randalstown. Jack Doran, as he became known, was a clerk at Toome Railway Station. Jack was a pianist of exceptional merit, and was in high demand at entertainments and social functions in the district, according to a report in the Belfast Newsletter. John Doran enlisted in Glasgow at the outbreak of the war. Private John Philip Doran was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, when he died on Tuesday 7th December 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Salonika Lembet Road Military Cemetery
  Thessalonika, Salonika, 12
Grave Ref: Grave 7
CWGC Casualty 624631
The Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Thessalonika, it lies on the west side of the road to Serres, Langada Street, adjoining the Roman Catholic, French and Italian War Cemeteries.
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Doran family 1901 census does not list John as living with the family at house 31 in Main Street, Randalstown, Antrim
2 Photo of Private John Philip Doran's grave
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private John Philip Doran can be purchased here
4 Randalstown 1914-1918 Brief details of Private John Philip (Jack) Doran
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Philip Doran's grave can be purchased here
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