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9552   Private John Toner
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/12/1875
Died: 24/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 39
John Toner was the eldest son of William and Sarah Toner. He was born on 10th December 1875. He was one of ten children, seven surviving, all born in the Dungannon town area. John worked at the local mill in Dungannon most of his life. Private John Toner was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 24th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 44-46
CWGC Casualty 1626690
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Toner family Lists John as age 25 living with the family at house 39 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Toner family Lists John as age 36 living with the family at house 6 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private John toner's inscription
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023