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08/06/2017 The CWGC record Private Joseph McGall as the son of Ignatius and Margaret McGall of Ballydonnell, Ballyronan, County Londonderry.
08/06/2017 Private Joseph McGall is also commemorated on Ballinderry Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
08/06/2017 Private Joseph McGall has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
08/06/2017 The 10th Battalion attacked close to where the Ulster Tower now stands, and at first were shielded from the worst of the machine-gun fire by a rise in the ground, but as soon as they crested this rise they were subjected to heavy and accurate machine-gun fire.
08/06/2017 Private Joseph McGall was serving in C Company, with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
08/06/2017 Joseph McGall enlisted at Randalstown.
08/06/2017 Joseph was a member of Salterstown L.O.L. No. 482
08/06/2017 The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 14, living with the family at house 17 in Ballydonnell, Salterstown, County Londonderry. His father was a widower. Joseph had left school and was working on his fatherís farm.
08/06/2017 Known family: Ignatius McGall, Margaret McGall, Joseph McGall (born about 1897), John McGall (born about 1899).
08/06/2017 Joseph McGall was born in Scotland about 1897.
08/06/2017 Joseph McGall was the son of Ignatius and Margaret McGall.
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