Ref ID: 7723

Name

John Cunningham.


Description

Private John Cunningham.


Life Story

Name: John Cunningham.

Service Number: 2403.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Born:

Died: 14th March 1915.

Address: 12 Alton Street, Belfast

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John Cunningham, brother of Jane Russell and nephew of Miss Mary Anne Cunningham, is connected to 12 Alton Street and 8 Coates Street, Shankill, Belfast

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John joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 16th February 1915.

John was a Private in 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was Killed In Action at Neuve Chapelle on the 14th of March 1915 aged 24 years

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Local newspapers state.

Official notification has been received that Private John Cunningham, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been killed in action. Deceased was a reservist, and was in employment in Glasgow when called up. His sister resides at 12 Alton Street, Belfast

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Johns Soldiers Effects are shown as being left to his sister Jane and an Aunt Jane.

A Pension Application Form shows his aunt Mary Anne Cunningham as claimant.

Dependant Pension Application Forms show his aunt Mary Anne as claimant also

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John received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.

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He is Remembered at Voormezeele Encloser No3, Belgium.

To Remember Is To Honour

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Theme

Shankill Roll of Honour


Date

1915


Classification

Newspaper, , Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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