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41505   Lance Corporal Randal Edmund McManus
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/03/1893
Died: 19/04/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Randal Edmund McManus was the son of Samuel and Jane McManus (nee Booth). He was born on 21st February 1893 in Dungannon. Randall enlisted in Dungannon. Randal E McManus was initially with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron) and the 2nd Regiment North Irish Horse, Service Numbers UD/88 (Inniskilling Dragoons) and 41505 (RIF). Lance Corporal Randal Edmund McManus then joined 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Lance Corporal Randal Edmund McManus was killed in action on died at Kemmel Hill, Belgium on 19th April 1918, age 26.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 140-141
CWGC Casualty 834236
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal School Dungannon Book 43
2 Union Place National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'McMannes' family Lists Renold Edmond as age 8 living with the family at house 6 in Market Square, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McManus family Does not list Randal Edmund as living with the family at house 14 in Market Square (East Side), Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Gives date of birth and parents details
4 Photo of Randal Edmund McManus's inscription
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 North Irish Horse Details and photo of Randal Edmund McManus's inscription on Tyne Cot Memorial
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023