Remembered with honour Port Said War Memorial Cemetery: Row N, Grave 2.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals; was Mentioned In Despatches in the London Gazette 15 August 1917, and died of dysentery.
There is a report about John in the Irish Independent (date unknown).
Son of Bridget (nee BOURKE) and the late Maurice NELIGAN of Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland.
His parents married 19 July 1885 in Dingle. The Reverend Maurice of Beaufort, Co Kerry died 24 May 1916.
John was born 1888 in DIngle, and baptised 7 April 1888 at Dingle Roman Catholic Church.
On the 1891 Census, he is assumed to be living in Ireland where the 1891 Census has not survived. On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 13 he lived in Dingle, with his mother and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a medical student aged 23, he was a boarder in Dublin.
Unit9th Hospital Train
Date of death13/06/1917
Age at death28
Place of death
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