Born: 14th June 1886, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Died: 30th March 1916; age: 29; KiA.

Enlistment: Date: 16th October 1903; Location: Plymouth.


Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry; Service Number: 12294.


Enlistment: Location: Blackdown; Date: 28th September 1909; Age: 22 years & 3 months; Occupation: Designer; Religion: Roman Catholic. Height: 5ft & 6 ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Tattoo – Shamrock ‘Son of Eire’ on left forearm.


Claimed the benefit of the King’s Pardon having confessed to having improperly enlisted into the York & Lancaster Regiment as Private, service number 9657 – 23rd May 1910.

Discharged for mis-conduct 23rd August 1910 – served 330 days. Intended to reside at Royal Sailor’s Rest, Devenport, Devon.


Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9316.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1 and No. 2,






1891   Raylan Barracks (married quarters), Stoke Damerel, Devon.


Peter was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Peter McNamee, 29, a Lance Sergeant – Sherwood Foresters – Infantry, born Mhow,

Madhya Pradesh, India.

Sarah McNamee (nee Larkin), 24, born Athlone, Ireland.

George Patrick McNamee, 2, born Kilkenny, Ireland.

Rose McNamee, 3, born Kilkenny.

John Joseph McNamee, 6 months, born Devon, Devonshire.


1911   102, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Peter was 24 years old, a General Labourer – Iron Works. He was a Boarder at the home

of 45 year old, widow, Alice Tunstall & her family.


Soldiers’ Effects to Peter McNamee – father.

Peter is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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