McCutcheon, Daniel (No. 16711)

McCutcheon, Daniel


No. 16711, ‘A’ Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on Saturday 1 July 1916 (aged 21)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B)

Donaghadee and District War Memorial

Donaghadee Parish Church of Ireland Church


Daniel McCutcheon was born in Donaghadee and he was a son of John and Mary McCutcheon.

Daniel McCutcheon worked as an agricultural labourer and he lived in Meetinghouse Street, Donaghadee with members of his extended family.

From church records, Daniel McCutcheon and Margaret Henry were married on 20 August 1912 in Donaghadee Parish Church of Ireland Church.  Their son Hugh was born on 20 September 1915.

Daniel McCutcheon enlisted in Donaghadee, he served with the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division and he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  Initially posted as missing in action it was officially confirmed in June 1917 that he must be presumed dead.

Rifleman Daniel McCutcheon was survived by his widow Margaret and their three children who lived at 25 Union Street, Donaghadee.