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James Tinneny

British Army

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 France

Medals earned by James Tinneny for his service in World War I

Photos courtesy of Jim Tinneny.

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