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19/02/2021 The 1901 census lists 14 year old Daniel living with his family at house 54 in Alexander Street West, Smithfield, Belfast. Daniel was still at school. His father was a Yarn Spinner Mill Worker.
19/02/2021 Daniel Donnelly was the eldest son of William and Jane Donnelly. William Donnelly and Jane Kelly were married on 15th October 1880 in the district of Dungannon.
19/02/2021 Known family: William Donnelly, Jane Donnelly, Mary Theresa Donnelly (born 22nd January 1882), Catherine Donnelly (born 15th November 1882), Alice Donnelly (born 5th December 1884), Daniel Donnelly (born 17th July 1886), Matthias Donnelly (born 21st June 1888), William Donnelly (born 13th September 1891), Peter Donnelly (born 30th May 1894, Belfast), Susan Donnelly (born 27th September 1896, Belfast).
19/02/2021 The 1911 census records Daniel as age 26 living with the family at house 12 in Getty Street, Falls, Belfast. Daniel is working as a cabinet maker.
19/02/2021 Private Donnelly arrived in France on 22nd August 1914.
19/02/2021 In his will, Daniel left all to his mother, who was living at 12 Getty Street, Belfast.
19/02/2021 Private Daniel Donnelly is buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension which lies two kilometres east of the centre of Armentieres in France.
19/02/2021 The CWGC record Private Daniel Donnelly as the son of William and Jane Donnelly of 12 Getty Street, Belfast. He is also recorded as been born at Dungannon, County Tyrone.
19/02/2021 The family moved to Belfast sometime between 1891 and 1894.
19/02/2021 Daniel Donnelly was born on 17th July 1886. He was one of at least eight children, all but the youngest two being born in Dungannon.
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30/12/2015 Private Daniel Donnelly was formerly with the East Lancs Regt. (No. 8222)
30/12/2015 Daniel Donnelly enlisted in Belfast.
30/12/2015 In the event of my death, I give Mrs Jane Donnelly all I possess. 12 Getty Street, Belfast. Signature Daniel Donnelly, Royal Irish Fusiliers
30/12/2015 Last Will and Testament of Daniel Donnelly:
30/12/2015 Private Daniel Donnelly was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 14th November 1914.
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