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John Amooty

Rank: Gunner
Townland: Briskill
Town/Village: Newtownforbes
Civil Parish: Clonguish
Catholic Parish: Clonguish
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Briskil, Newtownforbes
Census 1911: Resident at Briskil, Newtownforbes
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 36th Brigade, "D" Battery
Regiment Number: 187477
Date of Death: 03-06-1917
Cause: Died of Wounds, 47th General Hospital, Le Treport
Memorial: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France

John (a.k.a. John Achmooty) was born 11 March 1891 in Ballagh, Briskil, Newtownforbes, the son of William Amooty and his first wife Mary Gallagher, who sadly died shortly after his birth. Prior to the Great War, John was working as a milesman in the Midland & Great Western Railway (MGWR - Ireland).

Gnr Amooty enlisted in Longford. He was injured at the front but died in the recently-formed 47th General Hospital in Le Treport. 

Parents Names: Son of William Amooty and Mary (née Gallagher) and stepson of Anne (née McGann), Briskill, Newtownforbes enlisted in Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; railway workers who died in WW1; link to Civil Record of birth

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