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John Joseph McNerney

Rank: Private
Street: 381 Sumpter Street
Townland:
Town/Village: Brooklyn, New York City
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: 1495 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City; Fostra, Moyne, Co. Longford.
Census 1901: Yes
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Ballinamuck_East/Fostragh/1551724/
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, US Army
Regiment Number: 1698663
Date of Death: 15-08-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et- Nesles, France
Information:

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 Reilly, Fostra
Notes: **Many thanks to Dennis Burke of http://www.ww2irishaviation.com for submitting this entry
Links:

Link to ABMC entry; link to Find a Grave entry; mention of death in The Standard Union, newspaper September 1918; 

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