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Mckenna family. Dungannon
« on: Friday 24 July 20 23:17 BST (UK) »
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I am looking for information about my grandfather. John McKenna born around 1978 in Glasgow. His wife was Jane McKenna maiden name Mullan. John McKenna was enlisted in dungannon, and was killed in action in 1918.John and Jane had a son in 1912 called John Leo McKenna.

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Re: Mckenna family. Dungannon
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 10:35 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

This looks like John from the CWGC

BOMBARDIER
JOHN McKENNA
Service Number: 5870
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Garrison Artillery

128th Heavy Bty.

Date of Death
Died 25 March 1918

Age 40 years old

Buried or commemorated at
POZIERES MEMORIAL

Panel 10.

France

Son of Bernard and Bridget McKenna, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone; husband of Jane McKenna.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Mckenna family. Dungannon
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 10:48 BST (UK) »
If I have the correct one, looks like John was born in Ireland not Scotland

Name:   
John McKenna
Event Type:   Birth
Event Date:   2 Aug 1878
Event Place:   Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland
Father's Name:   Bernard McKenna
Mother's Name:   Bridgit Ohagan McKenna
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire



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Re: Mckenna family. Dungannon
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 July 20 16:22 BST (UK) »

Welcome to Rootschat  :D

This looks like John from the CWGC

BOMBARDIER
JOHN McKENNA
Service Number: 5870
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Garrison Artillery

128th Heavy Bty.

Date of Death
Died 25 March 1918

Age 40 years old

Buried or commemorated at
POZIERES MEMORIAL

Panel 10.

France

Son of Bernard and Bridget McKenna, of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone; husband of Jane McKenna.


Agreed, a British Army pension index card for reg. no. 5870 John McKenna of the RGA (128 HB) who died on 25 March 1918, mentions wife Jane of 7 Linfield Street Dungannon, but more importantly mentions a child John 'Lee' Mckenna born on 18 September 1912 ... so it's pretty well beyond reasonable doubt that it's the correct John McKenna, despite the minor forename difference (Lee -v- Leo) for the son.


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Re: Mckenna family. Dungannon
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:06 BST (UK) »

If I have the correct one, looks like John was born in Ireland not Scotland

Name:   
John McKenna
Event Type:   Birth
Event Date:   2 Aug 1878
Event Place:   Antrim, County Antrim, Ireland
Father's Name:   Bernard McKenna
Mother's Name:   Bridgit Ohagan McKenna


Hmmm, I'm not entirely sold on this McKenna-O'Hagan birth. :-\  Not least because it took place in Belfast and father Bernard was recorded as a policeman:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1878/02956/2082887.pdf

I'm not ruling it out, it's just that when I track back Sinann's information at reply #3 about the 1911 census return for house 4 in Railway View, Dungannon, I lean towards this 1901 census return for the family:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Tyrone/Dungannon/Shamble_Lane/1740208/

And the above 1901 census return information (ie. children's details) points to a couple called Bernard McKenna and Bridget Mullan, who married in 1874: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1874/11253/8126950.pdf

I can see Irish births/baptisms to this couple from 1878 onwards.  I can also see an 1881 Scotland census record that might suggest they lived in Scotland after they married and had a son John c. 1876 and a daughter Sarah (born in Ireland - I can provide the birth registration).  Awaiting reaction from the OP  :)   


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Re: Mckenna family. Dungannon
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 July 20 17:27 BST (UK) »
I was looking at the same 1901 Census but than the Mullan put me off, thought crossed my mind that Bernard could have married twice, but like you decided to wait for the OP to comment, that Scotland evidence looks good though.