8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Joseph McKenna was the eldest son of Patrick and Catherine McKenna. Joseph was born about 1886 in Shankill, Belfast. His father Patrick was a butcher. The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 24 living with his wife Ellen at house 23 in Burlington Street, Dock Ward, County Antrim. He was working as a butcher. They had been married for about 3 years, since about 1908. Corporal Joseph McKenna was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on the 16th August 1917. It is not certain Joseph McKenna ever lived in the Dungannon District.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.