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7802   Private John McKnight
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
John McKnight was the Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight. John was born in Cooneen, Co. Fermanagh about 1889. They were a farming family. They were all born in County Fermanagh. They live in the townland of Derrynavogy which straddles the Fermanagh / Tyrone county boundary. When enlisting in Enniskillen, John McKnight gave his address as Derrynavogy. Private John McKnight was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16th May 1915. He was 26 years old.
Further Information
John McKnight was the Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight. John was born in Cooneen, Co. Fermanagh about 1889.
The 1901 census does not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, County Fermanagh. He would have been around 12 years old. They were a farming family. They were all born in County Fermanagh.
The townland of Derrynavogy straddles the Fermanagh Tyrone county boundary.
The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 7 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, County Fermanagh.. They remained a farming family. The census showed his parents had four children, all of which were still living.
Family (incomplete): Thomas McKnight, Margaret McKnight, Thomas McKnight, (born about 1890), William McKnight (born about 1892).
When enlisting in Enniskillen, John McKnight gave his address as Derrynavogy.
Private John McKnight was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16th May 1915. He was 26 years old.
The CWGC record Private John McKnight Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight, of Dernavogy, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.
Private John McKnight has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial near Bethune in France.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Derrynavoggy, Corrylongford Fivemiletown Census listing in Derrynavoggy, Corrylongford 54.350554 -7.325306
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1 1901 Census lists McKnight family Does not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Derrynavoggy, Corrylongford, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists McKnight family Does not list John as living with the family at house 7 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 Private William R McKnight Possibly a brother of Private John McKnight
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