Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Looking for Samuel McNeice

This is the Irish death registration for Samuel McNeice in Ballymena, Antrim on 25 June 1919, a century ago today.
He served with the CEF enlisting in Winnipeg as #150166 with the 79th Bn Canadian Infantry.
Despite extensive research by Diana Beaupré and Adrian Watkinson during their Far from Home project and input from the local authority, he is one of only two CEF soldiers on the 1914-1918 Memorial wall at Brookwood Military Cemetery whose burial location has not been identified.
Far from Home continues to publish several articles on WW1 Canadian soldiers each month. As I write the latest is WW1 Canadian shot at dawn – 19 June 1918.

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