Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
22135   Private Daniel Brannigan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/10/1894
Died: 21/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Daniel Brannigan was the son of John and Bridget Brannigan. He was born 11th October 1894 born in Clogher. He was one of ten children. They were a farming family who lived midway between Clogher and Beragh. Private Daniel Brannigan arrived in the Balkans on 5th November 1915. Private Daniel Brannigan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on Friday 21st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Knightsbridge Cemetery
  Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave B-19
CWGC Casualty 180344
The village of Mesnil is about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert on the D129 road. The cemetery is about 2 kilometres north-east of Mesnil (signposted in the centre of Mesnil). Access is by a farm track of which 1 kilometre is tarmac and 1 kilometre is dirt track (unsuitable for cars). The cemetery is 200 metres from the track and no permanent grass pathway exists.
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1 1901 Census lists Brannigan family Lists Daniel as age 7 living with the family at house 2 in Coolesker, Beragh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Brannigan family Does not list Daniel as living with the family at house 15 in Lurganaglare, Kilfaddy, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Daniel Brannigan Possibly lists Daniel as age 16 living with the Donnelly family at house 21 in Aghafad, Draughton, Tyrone
4 Photo of Private Daniel Brannigan's gravestone
5 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Daniel Brannigan, born Clogher
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of 'David' Brannigan
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Daniel Brannigan's gravestone can be purchased here
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