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A. McAloon killed 1916?
« on: Friday 29 November 13 06:05 GMT (UK) »
The British Newspaper Archive

Northern Casualties

A. McAloon 14914 (Gateshead)
(I think probably killed November 1916)

Newcastle (-upon-Tyne) Journal 12 Dec 1916

The problem is I cannot find an A. McAloon by name or by a number search on the CWGC site. It is suprising how many soldiers have the same number!

Cornelius McAloon was killed early in 1916 and his death reported in the Newcastle Journal and the
CWGC match up correctly. I might have been expecting an Andrew McAloon who would be a relative of Cornelius.


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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 29 November 13 06:22 GMT (UK) »
Just checking, the newspaper has A. McAloon only as wounded, did he subsequently die of his wounds?

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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 29 November 13 06:32 GMT (UK) »
You have it. I assumed that he had been killed as he was in the newspaper. I cannot find him anywhere as being killed so he must have survived the war. Just because he was wounded does not mean he would not have been sent back to be killed later. Luckily he seems to be a survivor. Possibly a wound that made it impossible to fight again!


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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 29 November 13 10:50 GMT (UK) »
His army papers are viewable on Ancestry. He received a gunshot wound on 8 November 1916
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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 29 November 13 13:35 GMT (UK) »
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/325014/McALOON,%20A


Private 53176 McAloon A. , Died 06/10/1918 . 13th Royal Scots. Buried in ST. MARY'S A.D.S. CEMETERY, HAISNES,Pas de Calais , France


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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 29 November 13 14:05 GMT (UK) »
Andrew McAloon 14914 Border Regiment was transferred to the Labour Corps (478611) and survived the war, returning at the end of November 1918 under the Duty Order returning coal miners to UK.
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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 29 November 13 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for all of your help. I think he is one of my linked family but cannot claim him until I know his father which I can look up at the library on Ancestry.

Cornelius McAloon killed at Turco Farm near Ypres, 1916
cousin Cornelius McAloon killed Burns Coal Mine  Disaster, West Stanley, County Durham, 1909,
and now I hope I can claim a survivor!

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Re: A. McAloon killed 1916?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 November 13 16:07 GMT (UK) »
He was 29 years and 11 months on enlistment.  Next of kin on his papers is his brother Thomas.  Father is not mentioned
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