1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/09/1914 (Prisoner of War)
John Heaney was the eldest son of Robert and Sarah Heaney. He was born on 31st May 1889 in the Aughavey area of County Fermanagh into a large family. From the birth records, the family lived in Fivemiletown for a period of years between 1894 and 1898. The family then moved to Belfast. It seems John enlisted around 1907. Private John Heaney was serving with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment when he was wounded and captured by the Germans. Private John Heaney died of wounds as a prisoner of war on Wednesday 30th September 1914.
Cambrai is a town about 32 kilometres south-east of Arras on the main straigh road to Le Cateau. The Cemetery stands in the south-west outskirts of the town near the old gate on the road to Paris, the N44.