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John Cunningham.


Private John Cunningham.

Life Story

Name: John Cunningham.

Service Number: 2403.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers.


Died: 14th March 1915.

Address: 12 Alton Street, Belfast


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


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


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


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


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


He is Remembered at Voormezeele Encloser No3, Belgium.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, , Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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