|Alternative Address:||Chapel Lane, Longford; later - off Market Square, Longford; (Possible) 3 Glebe Street, Leven, Scotland|
|Regiment/Unit:||Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st Battalion|
|Date of Death:||25-01-1915|
|Cause:||Killed in action. La Bassée, France|
|Memorial:||Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais, France|
John was most likley born in Chapel Lane, Longford on 13 May 1874, son of Francis Seery, a labourer, and his wife Margaret Roche. He worked in Scotland as a coal miner prior to the outbreak of the Great War. The Longford Leader, on noting his death in their 1 May 1915 edition, stated that he was born and raised in a yard off Market Square.
In June 1910, this man married Maria McKenna from Edinburgh (daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth McKenna)*.
Pte Seery enlisted in Dundee, around November 1914, but went to the front in 1915, for which he earned the 1914-15 Star. Interstingly, the authorised next-of-kin on John's Register of Soldiers' Effects was his mother-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth McKenna. Also noted are Mrs. Ann Scott and Mrs. Catherine O'Connor.
|Parents Names:||Likely the son of Francis and Margaret Seery (both deceased)|
|Notes:||https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1874/03147/2154240.pdf - probable birth record. He is listed as John Seery in Ireland's Memorial Records 1914 - 1918. It notes that he was born in 'Westmeath, Queen's County' - now Co. Laois. * The 1911 Scottish Census entry for this gentleman suggests Belfast as a birth place however.|