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8752   Private Daniel Donnelly
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Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 14/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Daniel Donnelly was the son of William and Jane Donnelly, of 12 Getty Street Belfast. He was born at Dungannon about 1887. The 1901 census lists 14 year old Daniel living with his family at house 54 in Alexander Street West, Smithfield, Belfast. His father was a Yarn Spinner Mill Worker. Private Daniel Donnelly was formerly with the East Lancs Regt. Private Daniel Donnelly was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on 14th November 1914.
Further Information
Daniel Donnelly was the son of William and Jane Donnelly, of 12 Getty Street Belfast. He was born at Dungannon about 1887.
Family : Mary Donnelly (born about 1882), Catherine Donnelly (born about 1884), Alice Donnelly (born about 1885), Daniel Donnelly (born about 1887), Matthias Donnelly (born about 1889), William Donnelly (born about 1891), Peter Donnelly (born about 1894), Susan Donnelly (born about 1897)
The 1901 census lists 14 year old Daniel living with his family at house 54 in Alexander Street West, Smithfield, Belfast. His father was a Yarn Spinner Mill Worker.
The 1911 census records Daniel as age 26 living with the family at house 12 in Getty Street, Falls, Antrim. Daniel is working as a cabinet maker.
Daniel Donnelly enlisted in Belfast.
Private Daniel Donnelly was formerly with the East Lancs Regt. (No. 8222)
Private Daniel Donnelly was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 14th November 1914.
Last Will and Testament of Daniel Donnelly:
“In the event of my death, I give Mrs Jane Donnelly all I possess. 12 Getty Street, Belfast. Signature Daniel Donnelly, Royal Irish Fusiliers”
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Daniel as age 14 at house 54 in Alexander Street West, Smithfield, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Daniel as age 26 living with the family at house 12 in Getty Street, Falls, Antrim
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Daniel Donnelly