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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/11/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/10/1887
Died: 06/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Francis Donaghy was the son of Francis and Margaret Donaghy. He was one of twelve children born in Dunmore, Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. They were a farming family. Francis Donaghy emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting, Francis was working Ruatiti, Raetihi on the northern island of New Zealand. Francis Donaghy enlisted at Trentham Military Camp near Wellington on 24th August 1915. Private Donaghy was was serving with 1st Battalion of the Auckland Regiment and was injured twice before a third serious injury. He died of wounds on 6th October at No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 4-A-3
CWGC Casualty 136575
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 223
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1 1901 Census lists Donaghy family 1901 census lists Francies as age 18, living with the family at house 1 in Dunmore, Lissan Lower, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donaghy family 1911 census does not list Francis as living with the family at house 7 in Dunmore, Lissan, Tyrone
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents (34 no.) of Private Francis Donaghy
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Frank Donaghy including grave photo
5 NOK Address in Ireland Frank Donaghy Snr, Father, Dunmore, County Tyrone, Ireland
6 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Francis Donaghy including grave photo
7 Dunmore lies between Cookstown and Lough Fea
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Francis Donaghy's grave can be purchased here
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