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Saturday, 10 November 2012

McNutt, John Andrew

Corporal John Andrew McNutt
was born in Londonderry on 21st June 1884.  He is the 3rd son of John and Maggie McNutt.  In 1901, the family are living in house 14, Carnshanagh, Fohan, Co. Donegal.  He was of Presbyterian faith. 
On 13th May 1902 he joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  Transfers followed with Dromore (1902), Mohill (1903), Head Office (1905), Southern (1906), Ramelton (1911), Head Office (1914), Fintona (1914) and Donegall Square (1915). 

Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square

The 1911 Irish Census records a 24 year old Carnshanagh, Co. Donegal man, John Andrew McNutt boarding in house 26, Parnell Place, Rathmines & Rathgar West, Dublin.  He is recorded as a Bank Official.  A colleague, James Furness [sp] (22 – Bank Official) is also recorded as boarding in this house.  Furniss was killed in action in 1917. 
On 29th November 1915, McNutt, aged 31, volunteered and enlisted into the North Irish Horse as a Trooper.  He joined the British Expeditionary Force and then transferred to the 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers before being promoted to Corporal.  Service was seen in Messines (First and Second Battles), Cambrai 1917, Kemmel Hill 1918 and St. Quentin 1918.  At one stage, he was treated for Trench Fever.  Demobilisation came in January 1919.  He was awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 
Following demobilisation, McNutt rejoined the Northern Bank on 10th February 1919 at Head Office.  Transfers followed with Clones (1919), offered Shercock but refused (1920), Ballybay (1921), Ramelton (1926) and Fivemiletown – manager (1937).

The Campbell College Register of Lennon Wylie records McNutt, Donald Noel (A), b. 5th December, 1932, son of J. A. McNutt, The Northern Bank, Fivemiletown. U.VI, July, 1950. Scholar. (Entered, Sept., 1946). Q.U.B.: B. Agr., 1954. Address: Kenoldon, 9 Ashley Park, Bangor, Co. Down. (q.)

Acknowledgements to lennonwylie.

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