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375910   Rifleman John McGinlay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 28/06/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
John McGinlay was the son of Hugh and Annie Shields. John was born about in 1899 in Greenock, Scotland. John McGinlay was living in Greenock when he enlisted at Stirling Castle. Rifleman John McGinlay was serving with the 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles) of the London Regiment when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th June 1918. He was 19 years old. The CWGC record Rifleman J McGinlay as the Son of Annie Shields (formerly McGinlay), of Cooneen, via Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, and the late Hugh McGinlay. It is not certain as to whether John McGinlay ever lived in the Fivemiletown area.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Franvillers Com Cemetery Extension
  Franvillers, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave I-F-22
CWGC Casualty 176978
Summary      
Franvillers is a village and district in the Department of the Somme, and stands on high ground above the River Ancre. It is 19 Kms from Amiens and 10 Kms from Albert on the D929 road. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are south-east of the village on the C201 road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 66