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13000   Corporal Joseph McKenna
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Joseph McKenna was the eldest son of Patrick and Catherine McKenna. They were married around 1886. Joseph was born about 1886 in Shankill, Belfast.
The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 14 living with the family at house 48 in New Lodge Road, Belfast. He had left school and was working as a messenger. His father Patrick was a flesher.
The 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 37 in New Lodge Road, Dock Ward, County Antrim. His parents are listed as being married 25 years. His father Patrick was a butcher.
Family: Patrick McKenna, Catherine McKenna, Joseph McKenna (born about 1887), John McKenna (born about 1888), Henry Graham McKenna (born about 1891), Patrick McKenna (born about 1892), Mary Catherine McKenna (born about 1897), Thomas McKenna (born about 1904), Daniel McKenna (born about 1907), Emily McKenna (born about 1909).
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.
Joseph McKenna enlisted in Belfast.
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. He was 31 years old.
The CWGC record Corporal McKenna as the son of Patrick and Catherine McKenna, of 122 New Lodge Road, Belfast.
The CWGC also record Corporal Joseph McKenna as the husband of Ellen McKenna of 3 Union Place, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
It is not clear if Joseph McKenna ever lived in the Dungannon District.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Union Place (No 3) Dungannon Central CWGC lists wife at 3 Union Place 54.505561 -6.771508
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1 1901 Census lists McKenna family Lists Joseph as age 14 living with the family at house 48 in New Lodge Road, Dock Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists McKenna family Lists Joseph as age 24 living with his wife at house 23 in Burlington Street, Dock Ward, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists McKenna family Does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 37 in New Lodge Road, Dock Ward, Antrim
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