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7802   Private John McKnight
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
John McKnight was the Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight. John was born in Cooneen, Co. Fermanagh about 1889. They were a farming family. They were all born in County Fermanagh. They live in the townland of Derrynavogy which straddles the Fermanagh / Tyrone county boundary. When enlisting in Enniskillen, John McKnight gave his address as Derrynavogy. Private John McKnight was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16th May 1915. He was 26 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 16-17
CWGC Casualty 853857
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 12
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McKnight family Does not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Derrynavoggy, Corrylongford, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists McKnight family Does not list John as living with the family at house 7 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Private William R McKnight Possibly a brother of Private John McKnight
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021