No. 9682, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Killed in action on Friday 7 July 1916 (aged 25)
No known grave
Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A)
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Corporal Bryan McCloone (No. 9682) was born in Portaferry, resided in Narin, Co Donegal and enlisted in Chester.
Corporal Bryan McCloone (No. 9682) served with the 13th Battalion Cheshire Regiment and he was killed in action on 7 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
In some records his surname is spelt McLoone and in others McClune.
In some records his forename is spelt Bryant and in others, including civil birth registration records, Bernard.
Bernard McCloone (known as Bryan) was born on 28 March 1891 in Portaferry and he was a son of John and Mary Jane McCloone (nee Mitchell).
John McCloone was a Coastguard Station Officer and he and Mary Jane had at least nine children:
Rose (born 20 July 1878 in Ballycastle, Co Antrim)
Peter (born 10 December 1879 in Ballycastle, Co Antrim)
Elizabeth (born 11 August 1881 in Ballycastle, Co Antrim)
Alice Julia (Julia, born 13 February 1886 in Killard, Strangford)
Margaret Bridget (born 11 July 1887 in Killard, Strangford)
Teresa Louisa (born 23 December 1889 in Ballyhalbert)
Bernard (Bryan, born 28 March 1891 in Portaferry)
Sarah (born 11 December 1892 in Portaferry)
Rebecca Maud (Maud, born 5 July 1895 in Portaferry)
The McCloone family was living at 57 Donard Street, Belfast when Mary Jane died of phthisis on 8 June 1900 (aged 47). Later John McCloone lived in Lackagh, Co Donegal.
Corporal Bryan McCloone (No. 9682) was 25 when he died, and he has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.