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12238   Rifleman George Knox McKinley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/10/1892
Died: 03/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Summary      
George Knox McKinley was the son of James and Mary Jane McKinley. He was born on 10th October 1892, one of at least eight children, all born in Dungannon. By 1911, George was working as a linen lopper. He emigrated to Australia about April 1914. He then moved on to New Zealand where he worked as a farm labourer. He enlisted in December 1915. Rifleman George Knox McKinley was serving with the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he died of his wounds in France on 3rd October 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley N.Z. Memorial
  Longueval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1463563
Summary      
Longueval is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Albert and 10 kilometres south of Bapaume. The Memorial is situated on a terrace in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, which lies a short distance west of Longueval, on the south side of the road to Contalmaison.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McKinley family Lists George Knox as age 8 living with the family at house 1 in Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McKinley family Lists George Knox as age 18 living with the family at house 3 in Geraghty's Lane, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents (20 no) of George Knox McKinley
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of George Knox McKinley's panel inscription
5 New Zealand Cenotaph Robert John McKinley - Brother of George Knox McKinley
6 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of George Knox McKinley
7 NZ War Graves Project Details of George Knox McKinley
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021