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G/21639   Private Richard McIntyre
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Richard McIntyre was the youngest son of John and Eliza Jane McIntyre, of Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was born about 1892.. His father was a Sergeant in the Army Although Richard was living in Dungannon at the time, he enlisted in Portadown. Private Richard McIntyre served with "A" Company of the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private McIntyre was killed in action on 1st July 1916, age 24. He is buried in Ancre British Cemetery near Beaumont-Hamel. Richardís brother Joseph McIntyre also died in the War.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ancre British Cemetery
  Beaumont-Hamel, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-A-58
CWGC Casualty 2853906
The village of Beaumont-Hamel was attacked on 1 July 1916 by the 29th Division, with the 4th on its left and the 36th (Ulster) on its right, but without success. On 3 September a further attack was delivered between Hamel and Beaumont-Hamel and on 13 and 14 November, the 51st (Highland), 63rd (Royal Naval), 39th and 19th (Western) Divisions finally succeeded in capturing Beaumont-Hamel, Beaucourt-sur-Ancre and St. Pierre-Divion. Following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in the spring of 1917, V Corps cleared this battlefield and created a number of cemeteries, of which Ancre British Cemetery (then called Ancre River No.1 British Cemetery, V Corps Cemetery No.26) was one. There were originally 517 burials almost all of the 63rd (Naval) and 36th Divisions, but after the Armistice the cemetery was greatly enlarged when many more graves from the same battlefields and from the following smaller burial grounds.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McIntyre family Lists Richard as age 9 living with the family at house 34 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McIntyre family Does not list Richard as living with the family at house 9 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone
3 Joseph McIntyre Brother of Richard McIntyre
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021