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19349   Lance Corporal William McMenemy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/11/1884
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
William McMenemy was the youngest son of William and Mary McMenemy. He was born on 6th November 1884. He was one of nine children, all born in the Dungannon area. By the time of the 1911 census the William was living with the family in Glenadush, Derrygortrevy, County Tyrone. William is recorded as a 26 year old farmer. Lance Corporal William McMenemy was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803750
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Holdfast Loyal Orange Lodge No 1620
2 Stevenson and Son, Moygashel
3 Football Match 11 December 1915
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "McMeneney" family Does not list William as living with the family at house 7 in Church Street, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists McMenemy family Lists William as living with the family at house 10 in Glenadush, Derrygortrevy Tyrone
3 1st Presbyterian Dungannon William McMenemy, killed in action
4 Photo of William McMenemy's family headstone in Castlecaulfield
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William McMenemy's family headstone in Castlecaulfield can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023