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17586   Private Ernest Clingling
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/10/1892
Died: 20/08/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Ernest was the son of Maggie McKinley. He was born 8th October 1892 in the Fivemiletown area. Ernest became the stepson of John Clinging and was renamed accordingly. John was a farm labourer. Ernest Clinging was a servant working for the Rea family at Tullykenneye, Corralongford. Ernest Clinging enlisted in Fivemiletown. He went to France in December 1915. Private Ernest Clinging was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded in France. He had both legs amputated and died of his wounds on 20th August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery
  Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-G-6
CWGC Casualty 468751
During the First World War, Le Treport was an important hospital centre. Le Treport is a small seaport 25 kilometres north-east of Dieppe. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south of the town. Go towards the centre of Le Treport and then follow the Littoral/Dieppe sign. The Cemetery stands on the D940.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 40
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Clingham' family Lists Ernest as age 7 living with the family at house 9 in Tattykeeran, Cross, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Clinging family Does not list Ernest as living with the family at house 16 in Carrickpolin, Grogey, Fermanagh
3 1911 Census lists Ernest 'Clingan' Lists Ernest as age 18 living at house 1 in Tullykenneye, Corralongford, Fermanagh
4 Photo of Private Ernest Clinging's grave
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Ernest 'Clingling'
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Sergeant Edward Young Carried Private Clinging back to clearing station
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Ernest Clinging's grave can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023