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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Francis McParland was the son of Michael and Ellen McParland. Francis was born on the Armagh side of Benburb about 1895.
The 1901 census lists Francis as age 6 living with the family at house 17 in Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father, Michael McParland, was a labourer.
The 1911 census lists Francis as age 16 living with the family at house 23 in Milltown Village, Glenaul, Armagh. Francis was working as a linen weaver. The family all worked in the same linen factory, presumably.
Family: Michael McParland, Ellen McParland, Ellen McParland (born about 1889), Michael McParland (born about 1891), James McParland (born about 1893), Francis McParland (born about 1895), Maggie McParland (born about 1897), Owen McParland (born about 1899), Malachy McParland (born about 1905).
Francis McParland enlisted in Armagh. He was recorded as living in Benburb, County Tyrone at the time.
Medal card
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.
In his will, written on 20th July 1916, he bequeathed all to his mother Mrs E McParland, Milltown, Benburb, Co Armagh.
Last Will and Testament of Francis McParland:
In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother Mrs E McParland, Milltown, Benburb, Co Armagh, Ireland. F McPartland, Corporal. Royal Irish Fusiliers. 20th July 1916.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Milltown, Benburb Benburb Census listing in Milltown, Benburb 54.405743 -6.76064
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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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