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James Tinneny

Irish Army

Photo courtesy of Mary Barton.

James was the son of Francis Tinneny of Belturbet and Roslea and Margaret Coleman.  He was born in Roslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  In 1939, when he was 16 years old, Jim entered the Irish Army and after and after completing his initial training at the Curragh in County Kildare he served as a private in cavalry platoons in counties Galway and Sligo in Ireland.  In 1941, Jim left the Irish Army and enlisted in the Royal Air Force in which he served until the conclusion of World War II.

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