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25/09/2016 Gunner Clenaghan was buried in Port Glasgow Cemetery. A military funeral was provided by the Royal Garrison Artillery from Fort Matilda, Glasgow.
25/09/2016 He lived at 19 Balfour Street, Port Glasgow
25/09/2016 John worked as a coal man, a labourer.
25/09/2016 John Clenaghan married Mary Duffy on 26th October 1903 in Port Glasgow. Mary came from Portglenone. John and Mary had seven children.
25/09/2016 Family: John Clenaghan, Mary Clenaghan, Bridget Clenaghan (born 12th May 1906, Port Glasgow), Catherine Clenaghan (born 24th May 1908, Port Glasgow), Isabella Clenaghan (born 22nd May 1910, Port Glasgow), Elizabeth Clenaghan (born 6th May 1912, Port Glasgow), Williamina Clenaghan (born 20th April 1914, Port Glasgow), Patrick Clenaghan (born 21st May 1916, Port Glasgow), Helen Clenaghan (born 21st May 1918 Port Glasgow).
25/09/2016 John Clenaghan enlisted in Port Glasgow on 8th May 1916.
25/09/2016 John Clenaghan was mobilised on 8th May 1918.
25/09/2016 Gunner John Clenaghan was being posted to the 2nd Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade (D Battery), Catterick, Yorkshire with the Royal Garrison Artillery on 25th May 1918.
25/09/2016 John Clenaghan was born Coatbridge, Scotland about 1883.
25/09/2016 While at home in Port Glasgow, Gunner John Clenaghan died of influenza on 3rd July 1918. He died at 5.00 am. His brother was married at 10.00 am.
25/09/2016 John Clenaghans’s brother, William Clenaghan, born 1881, also served. He died on 29th Jan 1916 in France.
25/09/2016 John's wife Mary, it seems, moved back to Portglenone after his death. Mary was awarded a regular pension and 40/- for September 1918 for herself and 7 children. No medals awarded due to John not serving overseas.
25/09/2016 Gunner John Clenaghan is also commemorated on the War Memorial in Port Glasgow.
25/09/2016 The CWGC record Gunner John Clenaghan as the husband of Mary Clenaghan of Aughnahoy, Portglenone, Co. Antrim.
25/09/2016 No evidence can be found that John Clenaghan ever lived in Portglenone.
25/09/2016 Gunner John Clenaghan is commemorated on his wife’s headstone in Old Monkland Cemetery in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
25/09/2016 Gunner Clenaghan was granted special leave to return home. His child had been run over and was seriously injured.
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