8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) (British Army)
28/06/1918 (Killed in Action)
John McGinlay was the son of Hugh and Annie Shields. 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. He was 19 years old. The CWGC record Rifleman J McGinlay as the Son of Annie Shields (formerly McGinlay), of Cooneen, via Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, and the late Hugh McGinlay. It is not certain as to whether John McGinlay ever lived in the Fivemiletown area.
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.