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Re: 26th Punjabis, Indian Army
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 16:02 BST (UK) »
Hi, I work in the graveyard where Major James McConnell is buried.  I have often wondered about it given the Punjabi regiment.  I can give the details of the grave etc if anyone is still interested.

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Re: 26th Punjabis, Indian Army
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 16:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I have replied to your message. James joined the Indian Army before WW1 and served until the mid 1930s. He was at one time on the Governor of Hongkong's staff A couple of yesrs ago i was able to get his service records from the British Library. He died quite young.
He is buried in his wife's family plot with the Crenshaw. His daughter is also there. She was only in her 20s when she died, she was a teacher.
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Re: 26th Punjabis, Indian Army
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 17:01 BST (UK) »

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......there are three McConnell brothers (James Kerr, Robert Brooks and Samuel Britton) on the Roll of Honour for the Macrory Meorial congregation.

Not mentioned yet-

The three brothers in 1911 census with their parents.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Clifton/Rosewood_Street/146959/
The parents both born in Co Donegal.

In Dublin in 1901 census.
Residents of a house 46 in Mountjoy Prison Cottages (Inns Quay, Dublin)
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Inns_Quay/Mountjoy_Prison_Cottages/1324816/


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Re: 26th Punjabis, Indian Army
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 April 21 09:30 BST (UK) »

OP,
You probably have this but just linking this marriage for others.
Robert MCCONNELL and Frances BROOKS on 28th November 1893 in Muff Church of Ireland.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1893/10615/5867234.pdf

Frances residing in Muff (village/townland).
https://www.townlands.ie/donegal/inishowen-west/muff/kilderry/muff/

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Re: 26th Punjabis, Indian Army
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 01 April 21 09:50 BST (UK) »
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He was married and had a daughter - we think that he died with a stomach complaint and then the wife and daughter died young in Ireland.  No other clues!

From PRONI Will Calendars
https://apps.proni.gov.uk/WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx

Full Abstract :
McConnell James Kerr of 36 Cliftonpark Avenue Belfast major in H.M. army died 26 May 1938 at 5 College Park East Belfast Administration Belfast 20 August (1938) to Dorothy Miriam Isabell McConnell the widow. Effects 1648 1s. 1d.


His death record from GRONI - https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/

D/1938/52/1007/97/425   James McConnell   26th May 1938       43   Male       Belfast

It's available via GRONI online at the link above , and if you choose the "full" option (5 credits 2.50), you can see the digitised image of the original.


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