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5907   Corporal Francis McParland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Francis McParland was the son of Michael and Ellen McParland. Francis was born on the Armagh side of Benburb about 1895. Tthe 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 Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action on death in France and Flanders on Saturday 9th September 1916. He was 21 years old.
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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.
References and Links
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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
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