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30/12/2015 In his will, written on 20th July 1916, he bequeathed all to his mother Mrs E McParland, Milltown, Benburb, Co Armagh.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Francis McParland enlisted in Armagh. He was recorded as living in Benburb, County Tyrone at the time.
30/12/2015 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).
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 Francis McParland was the son of Michael and Ellen McParland. Francis was born on the Armagh side of Benburb about 1895.
30/12/2015 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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30/12/2015 Last Will and Testament of Francis McParland:
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