13202 Rifleman John McConnell

  8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                7th June 1917

Born In Belfast in 1894.

In the 31-03-1901 Irish census,he is recorded living with his father William(1866-1910),an iron moulder,his mother Ellen(born 1872) along with brothers William,Matthew and sisters Mary,Agnes,Rebecca,Ellen and Jane

on Kingswood Street,Belfast.

In the 02-04-1911 Irish census,he is still living with his mother(now widowed) and siblings,

at Pottinger Down,Belfast.

He was employed as a machinist.

He enlisted in Belfast and his dis-emabarkation into France was on 04-10-1915.

He was killed in action on 07-06-1917.

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