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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/07/1888
Died: 14/08/1917 (Died)
Age: 29
Summary      
John McGarrity was the son of John and Elizabeth McGarrity. John was born in Dungannon about 1890. John McGarrity was for a time with the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery (No 134002). Private John McGarrity was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he died in Mesopotamia on Tuesday 14th Aug 1917. He was 27 years old. The CWGC record Private McGarrity as the son of John and Elizabeth McGarrity of 6 Waverley Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
Further Information
John McGarrity was the second son of John and Elizabeth McGarrity. John McGarrity and Elizabeth Murray were married on 29th July 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
John McGarrity was born on 24th July 1888. He was one of at least three sons, all born in Dungannon.
Known family: John McGarrity, Elizabeth McGarrity, Patrick McGarrity (born 17th March 1886), John McGarrity (born 24th July 1888), Thomas McGarrity (born 12th November 1890).
It seems the family moved to Scotland, as they donít seem to be on the 1901 Irish census.
John McGarrity was for a time with the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery (No 134002).
Medal card
Private John McGarrity was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he died in Mesopotamia on Tuesday 14th Aug 1917. He was 27 years old.
Private John McGarrity is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery in Iraq. His inscription reads: ETERNAL REST LORD GIVE HIM HE IS THINE LET THY UNDYING LIGHT UPON HIM SHINE
Private McGarrity is not listed on the WW1 Dennistoun War Memorial.
The CWGC record Private J McGarrity as the son of John and Elizabeth McGarrity of 6 Waverley Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Dungannon area Dungannon Central Born in Dungannon area 54.506288 -6.766910
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
29/07/1884 M Murray Elizabeth Parent M/1884/T1/1503/44/23b
29/07/1884 M McGarrity John Parent M/1884/T1/1503/44/23a
17/03/1886 B McGarrity Patrick Sibling U/1886/112/1012/15/482
24/07/1888 B McGarrity John Casualty U/1888/112/1012/17/130
12/11/1890 B McGarrity Thomas Sibling U/1890/112/1012/18/198
References and Links
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1 Dennistoun War Memorial Private McGarrity NOT listed.
2 Everyone Remembered Photo of Private John McGarrity's headstone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Scottish National War Memorial Details of Private John McGarrity
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021