Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
G/425   Private Andrew McIlree
Dated added: 20/04/2019
Last updated: 15/06/2019
Personal Details
Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
 (Survived The War)
Andrew McIlree was listed on Panel Two of the World War One memorial in Coagh Orange Hall to those who served. He was one of eight brothers who served, four of whom were listed on the memorial. He was born about 1871 in Ardboe, Tyrone. He served many years in the army, being through the South African War. He was discharged in May 1913, having reached the age for discharge. Private Andrew McIlree served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in World War One. Private Andrew McIlree was discharged from the army on 1st April 1919.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 2 (Served) Coagh
2 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McIlree family Does not list Andrew with the family at house 6 in Dufless Tullaghoge
2 1911 Census lists McIlree family Does not list Andrew with the family at house 23 in Tullyveagh, Red Row Village, Coagh, Tyrone
3 Ancestry (subscription) Andrew McIlree military documents (12 no)
4 BBC NI Some details of the McIlree family in comments
5 BBC Shropshire Details of the song - 'The King's Letter'
6 Facebook page Some details of Private Alexander McIlree
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 ReverbNation Music Flaxenby singing their song 'The King's Letter'
9 The Fighting McIlrees Some details of the McIlree family (including song)
Coagh & District in WW1