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30/12/2015 Private John McKnight has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial near Bethune in France.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private John McKnight Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight, of Dernavogy, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private John McKnight was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 16th May 1915. He was 26 years old.
30/12/2015 When enlisting in Enniskillen, John McKnight gave his address as Derrynavogy.
30/12/2015 Family (incomplete): Thomas McKnight, Margaret McKnight, Thomas McKnight, (born about 1890), William McKnight (born about 1892).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 7 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, County Fermanagh.. They remained a farming family. The census showed his parents had four children, all of which were still living.
30/12/2015 The townland of Derrynavogy straddles the Fermanagh Tyrone county boundary.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census does not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Derrynavogy, Corralongford, County Fermanagh. He would have been around 12 years old. They were a farming family. They were all born in County Fermanagh.
30/12/2015 John McKnight was the Son of Thomas and Margaret McKnight. John was born in Cooneen, Co. Fermanagh about 1889.
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