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8752   Private Daniel Donnelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/07/1886
Died: 14/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Daniel Donnelly was the eldest son of William and Jane Donnelly. He was born on 17th July 1886, one of at least eight children. He was born in Dungannon. The family moved to Belfast sometime between 1891 and 1894. By 1910 they were living in Getty Street. William Donnelly was a carpenter, Daniel was a cabinet maker. Private Donnelly arrived in France on 22nd August 1914. Private Daniel Donnelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 14th November 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Houplines Communal Cemetery Ext
  Armentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-D-24
CWGC Casualty 280911
The village of Houplines is 2 kilometres east of the centre of Armentieres on the D945. The Communal Cemetery Extension is located on this road to the north-west side of the Communal Cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Daniel as age 14 at house 54 in Alexander Street West, Smithfield, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Daniel as age 26 living with the family at house 12 in Getty Street, Falls, Antrim
3 Belfast Street Directory 1912 12 Getty Street - William Donnelly, carpenter
4 Photo of Private Daniel Donnelly's gravestone
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Daniel Donnelly
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Daniel Donnelly's gravestone can be purchased here
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