128th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
25/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
John McKenna was the son of Bernard and Bridget McKenna. John was born about 1878 in Glasgow. John McKenna enlisted in Dungannon. Bombardier John McKenna (5870) was serving with the 128th Heavy Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he was killed in action in France on the 25th March 1918. He was 40 years old. The CWGC record Bombardier John McKenna as the son of Bernard and Bridget McKenna, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. The CWGC also records Bombardier John McKenna as the husband of Jane McKenna.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.