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9416   Private John Heaney
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Dated added: 05/09/2016   Last updated: 05/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/05/1889
Died: 30/09/1914 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 25
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Porte-de-Paris Cemetery
  Cambrai, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-8
CWGC Casualty 566852
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.
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1 1901 Census lists Heaney family Lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 6 in Henryville Street, Ormeau, Down
2 1911 Census lists Heaney family Does not list John as living with the family at house 54 in Rathmore Street, Ormeau, Down
3 Army Service Numbers East Lancashire Regiment - 1st & 2nd Battalions
4 Burnley in the Great War Private John Heaney listed here
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Red Cross WW1 POW Records Heaney, John East Lancs
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Heaney's gravestone can be purchased here
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