7610 Private Anthony Neary,

1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Born Coulkarney, County Mayo, Ireland, enlisted Burnley, Lancashire,

Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 June 1915.

Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

The Memorial Register does not record any personal details.

Reported in the Burnley Express of 7 August 1915: -

NOT LONG OUT. PADIHAM SOLDIER KILLED.

Mrs. Neary, of 13, West View Terrace, Padiham, has received the sad intelligence that her husband, Private Anthony Neary (17610), of the 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has been killed in action in the Dardenelles. The initial message gave the date of death as June 29th.
Private Neary, who was employed at Riley's Chemical Works, joined the army when the war broke out, never having been in the army before. He came over to Hapton about eight years ago from Ireland, his native country, and has remained in the district ever since. He leaves a widow and three little children.
He had only been out in the Dardenelles about a month when he was killed. He says in his last letter received by his wife, that he landed in the Dardenelles alright and had been up in the firing line. "It is alright here," he wrote, "when you get used to it. I am as content as if I were at home." He joined the Dublin Fusiliers in Burnley, and was at home in Padiham about eleven weeks ago.

 

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