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George Munce


Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman George Munce.

Life Story

Name: George Munce.

Service Number: 15653.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 15th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 17th September 1894.

Died: 1st July 1916.

Address: 67 Tobergill Street, Belfast


George Munce, son of Robert and Agnes Munce, lived at 67 Tobergill Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.

The 1901 Ireland Census has George living at 19 Eton Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Butcher, four sisters, Ann Jane, 19 years, Spinner (Mill), Agnes, 17 years, Doffer (Mill), Mary, 10 years, and Margaret, 9 years.

George joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 14th of October 1915.

George Munce 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 George Munce, Royal Irish Rifles, who had been missing since 1st July, 1916, is now officially reported killed on that date. Deceased was the only son of the late Mr Robert Munce, and his sisters live at 67 Tobergill Street, Belfast.

A memorial noticed placed in the Belfast Telegraph Newspaper in memory of Riflemen Henry McNeice and George Munce from Henry's wife Margaret McNeice, Nee Munce, sister of George, mentions her sister in law also, which implies that George was married by the time of his death.

His Soldiers Effects were left to his sisters, Annie Jane, Elizabeth Campbell Scott and Margaret McNeice.

See also George's brother in law: 13140 Rifleman Henry McNeice 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 1st July 1916 also.

He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Thiepval Memorial, France.

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