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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
George Neely was the son of James and Matilda Neely. George was born about 1896 in Crossowen, County Tyrone. The Neely family living at Ardunshin, Cecil, Tyrone. Ardunshin is west of Fivemiletown. George Neely enlisted in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Finner Camp, Co. Donegal. Private George Neely was killed in action near Authuille on 8th May 1916. He was 20 years old. George’s large family included also a James Neely (born about 1892). This may be the James Neely who is also listed on Clogher War Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave D-46
CWGC Casualty 598990
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
2 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Neely family Lists George as age 5 living with the family at house 4 in Ardunshin, Cecil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Neilly' family Lists George as age 14 living with the family at house 2 in Crossowen, Cloghan, Tyrone
3 Map showing Ardunshin Shows Ardunshin to be west of Fivemiletown
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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