Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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02/09/2021 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
02/09/2021 It seems the family moved to Scotland, as they donít seem to be on the 1901 Irish census.
02/09/2021 Known family: John McGarrity, Elizabeth McGarrity, Patrick McGarrity (born 17th March 1886), John McGarrity (born 24th July 1888), Thomas McGarrity (born 12th November 1890).
02/09/2021 John McGarrity was born on 24th July 1888. He was one of at least three sons, all born in Dungannon.
02/09/2021 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.
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30/12/2015 Private McGarrity is not listed on the WW1 Dennistoun War Memorial.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private J McGarrity as the son of John and Elizabeth McGarrity of 6 Waverley Terrace, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 John McGarrity was for a time with the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery (No 134002).
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