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13887   Private George Neely
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/05/1896
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
George Neely was the son of James and Matilda Neely. He was born on 12th May 1896 in near Clogher. The Neely family later lived at Ardunshin, 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 Authuile on 8th May 1916. He was 19 years old.
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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 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
2 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI 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 Photo of Private George Neely's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Neely's grave can be purchased here
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