Munn, John Evans (No. PS/9060)

Munn, John Evans (John)

Private

No. PS/9060, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Killed in action on Monday 13 November 1916 (aged 21) 

Buried:

Ancre British Cemetery, France (Grave VII. A. 10)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

John Evans Munn was born on 31 March 1895 in Ballyhackamore, Belfast and he was a son of James and Mary Moore Munn (nee Long) who were married on 5 June 1890 in Belmont Presbyterian Church, Belfast.  James Munn was a widower, he worked as a clerk, he lived at Mountpottinger, Belfast and he was a son of James Munn, a blacksmith.  Mary Moore Long was a spinster, she lived in Comber and she was a daughter of James Long, a farmer.

The Munn family lived in North Road, Belfast

James Munn worked as a clerk in the shipyard and he and Mary had at least six children:

Mary (born 17 March 1891, died 28 November 1893 aged 2)

David Long (born 15 May 1893)

John Evans (born 31 March 1895 in Ballyhackamore, Belfast)

Mary (May, born 3 April 1897)

Anna (born 26 March 1900)

Jane (Jeannie, born 1 April 1901)

John Evans Munn was eight when his mother, Mary Moore Munn, died of parturition haemorrhage on 11 January 1904 (aged 39).  His father, James Munn, and Lucretia Thompson (born in County Clare) were married on 20 January 1906 in Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, Belfast.  James Munn was a widower, he worked as a clerk, he lived at Mount Cecil, Bloomfield, Belfast and he was a son of James Munn, a blacksmith.  Lucretia Thompson was a spinster, she lived at 19 Madrid Street, Belfast and she was a daughter of Mary and John Thompson, a coastguard.

John Evans Munn was 17 when his father, James Munn, late of 127 Rosslyn North Road, Bloomfield, Belfast died of pneumonia on 6 March 1913 (aged 52).

James Munn’s first marriage on 12 April 1884 in Strean Presbyterian Church, Newtownards had been to Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCullough.  At that time both James and Elizabeth were living in Comber and she was a daughter of Robert McCullough, a tailor.  James and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Munn had at least four children:

Robert (born 2 March 1885)

Isabella (born 26 May 1886)

James (born 15 November 1887)

Elizabeth (born 15 April 1889)

Lizzie Munn died of puerperal fever at 35 Euston Street, Belfast on 25 April 1889 (aged 32).

John Evans Munn enlisted in Belfast and he served with the 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).

Private John Evans Munn was 21 when he was killed in action on 13 November 1916 and he was buried in Ancre British Cemetery, France.

The address recorded in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website for his widowed stepmother was Dunkirk, Ward Avenue, Bangor.  John Evans Munn’s stepmother, Lucretia Munn, died on 20 September 1934 (aged 71) and she was buried in Bangor Cemetery, Newtownards Road, Bangor.