James Tinneny (1888-1964) was the son of
Thomas Tinneny and Bridget Gilmartin of Belturbet. James enlisted in the British
Army in 1915 and served until the end of World War I in 1919. Jim was assigned
as a sapper with the Royal Engineers, he was first based at Chatem, England,
then was reassigned to France where he saw a great deal of combat. In France he
fought in battles including the Somme, Passchendaele (also called the second
battle of Ypres) and at Arras.
James (far left) with his squad in
Medals earned by James Tinneny for his
service in World War I
Photos courtesy of Jim Tinneny.
September 13, 2021
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