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13602m   Private John Kernaghan McAtee
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
John Kernaghan McAtee was the son of James and Mary Anne Kernaghan McAtee. He was born about 1893 in Clabby near Fivemiletown. John McAtee was the husband of Mary Blair McAtee. He enlisted at Finner Camp in County Donegal. Private John McAtee was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Further Information
John Kernaghan McAtee was the son of James and Mary Anne Kernaghan McAtee
John Kernaghan McAtee was born about 1893 in Clabby near Fivemiletown.
Little is known of his early life. Below is a link to a census listing to a John K McAtee, who by 1911 was age 23 and living with his grandmother Hannah at house 18 in Lisky Hill, Fintona, County Tyrone. He was a farm labourer.
John McAtee was the husband of the late Mary Blair McAtee.
John enlisted at Finner Camp in County Donegal.
Medal card
Private John McAtee arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
Private John McAtee was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Private John McAtee has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
The CWGC record Private John McAtee as the son of James and Mary Anne Kernaghan McAtee. He is also listed as the husband of the late Mary Blair McAtee.
Private John McAtee is listed on page 29 of the Fivemiletown book, from which details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Clabby Fivemiletown Born in Clabby 54.401974 -7.373307
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists a John McAtee Possibly lists John as age 15 living with his grandparents at house 28 in Lack, Fermanagh
2 1911 census lists a John K McAtee Possibly lists John K as age 23 living with his grandmother at house 18 in Lisky Hill, Fintona, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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