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06/01/2021 Daniel Brannigan was born 11th October 1894 born in Clogher. He was one of ten children.
06/01/2021 Daniel Brannigan was the son of John and Bridget Brannigan. John Brannigan and Bridget Donnelly were married on 1st September 1887 in the district of Dungannon.
06/01/2021 Private Daniel Brannigan is buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery in Mesnil-Martinsart, west of Thiepval.
06/01/2021 The 1901 census lists Daniel as age 7, living with the family at house 2 in Coolesker, Beragh, County Tyrone. John Brannigan was a farm labourer.
06/01/2021 Family: John Brannigan, Bridget Brannigan, Margaret Brannigan (born 4th June 1888), John Brannigan (born 21st June 1890), Michael Brannigan (born 21st June 1890), James Brannigan (born about 1892), Daniel Brannigan (born 11th October 1894), Bridget Brannigan (born 2nd March 1898), Ellen ‘Nellie’ Brannigan (born 30th August 1900), Mary Agnes Brannigan (born 16th March 1903), Joseph Brannigan (born 1st May 1906), Patrick Henry Brannigan (born 8th February 1909).
06/01/2021 By the time of the 1911 census, Daniel no longer lived with the family. They had moved to Lurganaglare, Kilfaddy, Tyrone, near Fintona.
06/01/2021 The 1911 census possibly lists Daniel as age 16, living with , as a servant, the Donnelly family at house 21 in Aghafad, Draughton, County Tyrone. Draughton is in the parish of Donaghcavey, partly in the barony of Omagh, but chiefly in that of Clogher.
06/01/2021 Private Daniel Brannigan arrived in the Balkans on 5th November 1915.
06/01/2021 Last will & testament of Private Daniel Brannigan:
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30/12/2015 Private Daniel Brannigan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme on Friday 21st July 1916.
30/12/2015 In the event of my death, I give the whole of my effects to Miss John Brannigan, Altnavarna, Corbo, Clocker, County Tyrone, Ireland, Private D Brannigan, 1st Dublin Fusiliers, 12 July 1916.
30/12/2015 Private Brannigan wrote his last will & testament just nine days previously:
30/12/2015 The CWGC records Daniel as the son of Bridget Brannigan, of Altanarva, Corbo, Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
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