4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
03/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
George Knox McKinley was the son of James and Mary Jane McKinley. James was born about 1893 in County Tyrone. The family lived at Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon. George’s father was a rope maker. George worked as a linen lopper at Messrs. Dickson’s factory, Dungannon. George emigrated to Australia about April 1914. He then moved on to New Zealand where he worked as a farm labourer. He enlisted with the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. George gave is next of kin as his sister, Mrs. George Price P.O., Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. George McKinley was listed as serving with the 4th Battalion when he died of his wounds in France on 3rd October 1916, age 25.
Longueval is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume. The Memorial is situated on a terrace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, which lies a short distance west of Longueval, on the south side of the road to Contalmaison.