Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
22135   Private Daniel Brannigan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Daniel Brannigan was the son of John and Bridget Brannigan. Daniel was born in Clogher about 1895. John Brannigan was a farm labourer. Private Daniel Brannigan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the Somme on 21st July 1916. Daniel was 21 years old. The CWGC records Daniel as the son of Bridget Brannigan, of Altanarva, Corbo, Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
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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 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Daniel Brannigan, born Clogher
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of DAVID Brannigan
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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