Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Casualties
No Pic Gr. Page Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 11113 Pte. Cheevers, Richard R Irish Fus 02nd Batt 20/08/1914
2 Portrait Portrait 11376 Pte. Steele, Thomas William R Irish Fus 01st Batt 16/09/1914
3 9310 A/Corp Ballentine, Samuel A&S Highl 02nd Batt 21/10/1914
4 Portrait 6686 Pte. Harvey, John R Inn Fus 01st Batt 05/06/1915
5 Portrait Portrait 1157 R/man Fulton, Robert R Irish Rif 16th Batt 02/07/1916
6 Portrait Portrait 602 L/Corp Lennox, Hugh A&S Highl 01st Batt 09/10/1916
7 Portrait 24193 Pte. Curran, Samuel J M.G.C 87th Comp 21/11/1916
8 29816 Pte. Cheevers, Thomas R Inn Fus 09th Batt 26/03/1918
9 Portrait 126191 Gnr Neill, Joseph Wylie Roy Fld Art null 17/04/1918
10 Portrait 71062 Pte. McClelland, Wesley C North I H 5th Cyclist 16/08/1918
11 Portrait 3066 Sgt. Burns, Joseph John R Inn Fus null 07/08/1920
Institute History
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 31st October 1914: School Role of Honour - Oldtown Boys School, Cookstown
While the great public schools are publishing lists of old pupils serving their country, our primary schools, who provide the rank and file, ought not to be ignored. Mr George Ramsay, the principal of Oldtown Boys School, Cookstown, has supplied us with the names of the boys who left his school since May 1893, and are serving their country – a grand total of thirty-two boys. We shall be glad to publish a similar list for any other teacher next week. The dates given are those when the boys left the school:-
bullet 1895 James Millar, Royal Irish Rifles
bullet 1898 Joseph Neill, 6th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1899 Robert Fulton, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1899 John Cheevers, 3rd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1899 John Simpson, Royal Irish Fusiliers (in India)
bullet 1900 James Cheevers, 6th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1900 Thomas Beattie, 11th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1900 Sam Ballentine, Argyle and Southern Highlanders (at the front)
bullet 1901 Joseph Burns, 3rd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1901 Thomas Taylor, 9th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1903 Richard Cheevers, Royal Irish Fusiliers (died recently in India)
bullet 1903 Joseph Simpson, 3rd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1904 C Wesley McClelland, North Irish Horse (at the front)
bullet 1905 Samuel Brown, North Irish Horse (at the front)
bullet 1905 John Harvey, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1905 Charles Stevenson, Royal Irish Rifles (wounded)
bullet 1906 Thomas Cheevers, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1906 William Harvey, 9th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1906 William Newberry, 6th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1908 James Dunn, 1st Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers (in India)
bullet 1907 Harry Anderson, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1908 William Neill, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1908 Thomas William Steele, Inniskilling Fusiliers (killed in action)
bullet 1908 Thomas J Simpson, Royal Marines
bullet 1908 Joseph Rollins, 6th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1909 Hugh Lennox, Scottish Highlanders
bullet 1909 James Rollins, Inniskilling Fusiliers (at the front)
bullet 1910 Sydney Lavery, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1910 Robert J Steele, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1910 Samuel Curran, 3rd Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1911 James Simpson, Inniskilling Fusiliers
bullet 1912 James Brownlee, 11th Battalion Royal Marines (at the front)
Location
Town :
Latitude : 54.651781
Lontitude : -6.745045
Moneymore Road, Cookstown

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Institute / Book References and Links
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1 Cookstown Directory 1910 Oldtown N.S., Waterloo Terrace (Male)—George Ramsay, principal; Robert Ebbitt, assistant
2 1911 Census lists George Ramsay Lists George Ramsay living at house 7 in Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown