McCready, John

McCready, John

Rifleman

Royal Irish Rifles

Died of disease on Thursday 11 April 1929 (aged 35)

Buried:

Newtownards (Movilla) Cemetery, Co. Down

Commemorated:

Newtownards and District War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

The name John McCready is listed on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in the booklet produced for the Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony held on Saturday 26 May 1934 he is described as a Rifleman in the Royal Irish Rifles.  The organising committee of the day decided to include the names of ex-servicemen who died up to that date from what they considered to be war related causes, whether as a result of wounds or disease.

John McCready died at the UVF Hospital, Craigavon House in Belfast on Thursday 11 April 1929 and his wife Mary placed a death notice in the Newtownards Chronicle.  The funeral was from his home at 47 East Street, Newtownards to Movilla Cemetery Newtownards and he was ‘deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and little daughter’.

In civilian life John McCready worked as a labourer and he died as a result of an earlier gunshot wound in his back, a pleural bronchial fistula and an abscess.