Ref ID: 1996
Northern Whig Newspaper article relating to the death of Rifleman Henry McNeice
Name: Henry McNeice.
Service Number: 13140.
Battalion: 15th Battalion.
Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.
Born: 20th May 1893, Belfast.
Died: 1st July 1916.
Address: 67 Tobergill Street, Belfast.
Henry McNeice lived with his wife Margaret at 67 Tobergill Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.
The 1901 Ireland Census has Henry living at 43 Millar Street, Belfast with his mother, occupation, Linen Weaver, father, Flax Dresser, 2 brothers, William, 4 years, Robert, 2 years, and 1 sister, Ellen, under 1 year.
The 1911 Ireland Census has Henrys family living at 15 Ivan (Duncairn Ward Antrim). The Census shows his mother, father, Flax Dresser, Six brothers, William 15 years, Robert 12 years, Alexander 8 years, Richard 6 years, John 2 years, and James, under 1 year., and two sisters, Ellen, 11 years and Catherine, 2 years, living there.
Henry married Margaret McNeice, Nee Munce, on the 14th February 1915.
Henry joined the Royal Irish Rifles.
He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Forces to France on the 4th of October 1915.
Henry McNeice was a Rifleman in the 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 1st of July 1916.
A local newspaper states.
Rifleman Henry McNeice, Royal Irish Rifles, who had been missing since 1st July 1916, is now reported killed on that date. His widow lives at 67 Tobergill Street, Belfast.
A Dependant Pension Form shows his wife Margaret, born 5th March 1892, as claimant.
Henrys Soldiers Effects were left to his widow Margaret.
See also Henrys brother in law: 15653 Rifleman George Munce 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Killed in Action on the 1st July 1916 also.
He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.
He is Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France.
To Remember Is Ton Honour
Shankill Roll of Honour
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