John Joseph McNerney
|Street:||381 Sumpter Street|
|Town/Village:||Brooklyn, New York City|
|Alternative Address:||1495 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City; Fostra, Moyne, Co. Longford.|
Resident at Fostragh
|Regiment/Unit:||305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, US Army|
|Date of Death:||15-08-1918|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et- Nesles, France|
John was born around 8 May 1887 in Co. Longford, and later moved to the USA and became a naturalised citizen.
Prior to WW1 John worked as a motorman with the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, out of the Halsey Depot, where he was nicknamed 'Riley'.
John registered for the US Draft in June 1917, and was inducted for war service that September. He was deployed with the 77th Infantry (Sustainment) Division to the Western Front in April 1918, departing on the Cedric on the 16 April.
John's sister, Mrs Patrick Smith, 18 Hudson Ave, Edgewater, NJ, was given as his emergency contact.
|Parents Names:||James McNerney and Elizabeth (née Reilly), Fostra|
|Notes:||**Many thanks to Dennis Burke of http://www.ww2irishaviation.com for submitting this entry|
Link to Civil Record of Birth (please ensure the web address ends in .pdf); link to ABMC entry; link to Find a Grave entry; mention of death in The Standard Union, newspaper September 1918;
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