Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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10/12/2018 Private John Donaldson, 3rd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was on sick leave, failed to report himself on 12th August, and on Monday surrendered himself to the constabulary at Stewartstown, and was placed under arrest. The police wired the military authorities and an escort arrived and conveyed him to Derry. Donaldson was on active service in France, and about six months ago he got a wound on the hand and was sent back to Ireland.
10/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 18th September 1915: Arrest of Deserter at Stewartstown
13/07/2018 Acting Sergeant Ryan v John Donaldson, Stewartstown; drunk and disorderly. He was using filthy language and singing. The Complainant said he understood the defendant was a soldier, and was home from the front wounded. Had it not been for his bad language, the police would not have troubled with him. Sergeant Hayes said the defendant was to rejoin his unit next week. The case was adjourned, the District Inspector stating that if the defendant rejoined the Army the case would be withdrawn.
13/07/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 23rd January 1915: Soldier Summoned
12/06/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
12/06/2018 Among the wounded soldiers home from the front are Private Willie Hogg, of the Inniskillings, who is staying with his sisters at Cloghog; Private P Corr, also of the Inniskillings, whose friends reside at Drumullan; Corporal McCutcheon, son of Mr Albert McCutcheon, of the G.N.R. Station, Stewartstown, and Private Donaldson, of Dungannon, whose wife belongs to Stewartstown.
11/01/2017 John had a brother William, who lived in Dungannon.
11/01/2017 Private John Donaldson has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
11/01/2017 John Donaldson was a son of John and Mary Donaldson. He was born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1896.
11/01/2017 John lived with his wife Mary in North Street, Stewartstown.
11/01/2017 John Donaldson enlisted in Cookstown.
11/01/2017 Private John Donaldson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd November 1916.
11/01/2017 His unit had been ordered to attack Munich trench and succeeded in entering it but were unable to reach their second objective. Four men were killed in this attack with forty-two wounded and nineteen missing. John Donaldson was listed as missing.
11/01/2017 The CWGC records Private John Donaldson as the son of John and Mary Donaldson of Dungannon and also as the husband of Mary Donaldson of North Street, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone.
11/01/2017 Last Will and Testament of Private John Donaldson, dated 19th December 1915:
11/01/2017 In case of my death, I leave all in my possession to my wife. North Street, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Ireland. 3853 J Donaldson. 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. France
11/01/2017 Private Donaldson is also listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
08/01/2017 Private John Donaldson, North Street, Stewartstown, killed in action on 23rd November last.
08/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th December 1916:
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 10th February 1916:
30/12/2015 Private John Donaldson, Inniskillings, has been killed in action. He is a native of Dungannon, and his wife resides in Stewartstown.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 14 December 1916:
30/12/2015 Private John Donaldson, 3rd Inniskilling Fusiliers, has intimated to his brother, Mr William Donaldson, Dungannon, that he is in hospital in France suffering from wounds and has lost a finger of his right hand.
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