8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) (British Army)
28/06/1918 (Killed in Action)
John McGinlay’s connection with Fivemiletown seems to be that his widowed mother remarried and moved to live in Cooneen, Fivemiletown. John McGinlay was the son of Hugh and Annie McGinlay. John was born about in 1899 in Greenock, Scotland. John McGinlay was living in Greenock when he enlisted at Stirling Castle. Rifleman John McGinlay was serving with the 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles) of the London Regiment when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 28th June 1918.
Franvillers is a village and district in the Department of the Somme, and stands on high ground above the River Ancre. It is 19 Kms from Amiens and 10 Kms from Albert on the D929 road. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are south-east of the village on the C201 road.