Centenary memoirs of the First World War include death of a Moneymore soldier

Lord Granard, commander of the 5th Batallion of the Royal Irish Regiment, pictured at Gallipoli
Lord Granard, commander of the 5th Batallion of the Royal Irish Regiment, pictured at Gallipoli

A Moneymore soldier who was killed in action in May 1915 has been lovingly remembered with honour and pride by his family.

3525 Private John Jordan, was the son of the late Johnnie and Mary Ann Jordan, Moneymore, he was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Innishkilling Fusiliers when he was killed on May 14 1915.

Private John Jordan from Moneymore who died in France in May 1915 while serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private John Jordan from Moneymore who died in France in May 1915 while serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers

Private Jordan was just 22 years old and was fighting with his regiment at the Battle of Festubert.

His brothers Davy, Duncan and Billy were also fighting in France at this time.