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5907   Corporal Francis McParland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/12/1894
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Francis McParland was the son of Michael and Ellen McParland. He was born on 3rd December 1894 in Blackwatertown, County Armagh. He was one of twelve children. The family lived in Milltown Village, County Armagh. Francis was a linen weaver. Francis McParland enlisted in Armagh. He was recorded as living in Benburb, County Tyrone at the time. Corporal Francis McParland was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on death in France and Flanders on Saturday 9th September 1916..
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A
CWGC Casualty 803922
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 126
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1 1901 Census lists McParland family Lists Francis as age 6 living with the family at house 17 in Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists McParland family Lists Francis as age 16 living with the family at house 23 in Milltown Village, Glenaul, Armagh
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Francis McParland
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023