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6976983   Sergeant Frank McAleer D.C.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/06/1911
Died: 08/05/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 31
Francis McAleer was the eldest son of Frank and Elizabeth McAleer. He was born on 19th June 1911. He was the eldest of at least three children, all born in the Dungannon area. Frank McAleer was the husband of Grace McAleer. Sergeant Frank McAleer was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Sergeant Francis McAleer D.C.M. was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 8th May 1943, age 31. It is believed he was killed by a truck in an accident.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Medjez-el-bab War Cemetery
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Grave Ref: Grave 12-A-9
CWGC Casualty 2621175
Medjez-el-Bab is approximately 60 kilometres west of Tunis. The Cemetery is situated 5 kilometres west of Medjez-el-Bab on the road to Le Kef (Route GP5).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
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1 Forum discussion (WW2 Talk) Details of Sergeant Frank McAleer
2 Imperial War Museum Footage of Frank McAleer
3 Irish Brigade -6 Innisks War Diary 6th Inniskillings War Diary from February 1943
4 National Archives UK Official details of Gallantry Award
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Frank McAleer's gravestone can be purchased here
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