Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Casualties
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01-A 29900 Pte. Ashfield, Hugh Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 11/08/1917
2 01-B 7881 Pte. Falls, Robert Royal Irish Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 26/08/1914
3 02-A 3022 Pte. Bayne, Joseph Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 01/10/1915
4 02-B 11097 Pte. Falls, Samuel Scots Guards 1st Battalion 27/09/1915
5 03-A 11701 Pte. Barton, Patrick Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 21/03/1918
6 03-B 6329 R/man Faulkner, John Royal Irish Rifles 14th Battalion 01/07/1916
7 04-A 11417 Pte. Beach, John James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 5th Battalion 10/09/1916
8 04-B 27534 Pte. Ferguson, Edward Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Battalion 14/10/1918
9 05-A 31237 Pte. Bell, Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 28/09/1917
10 05-B 237471 Pte. Ferson, James Canadian Machine Gun Corps 4th Battalion 01/10/1918
11 06-A 16273 Pte. Black, Isaac Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
12 06-B 552736 Pte. Fleming, Samuel Alexander Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion 09/04/1917
13 07-A 8092 Pte. Blair, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Depot 08/04/1915
14 07-B 9634 L/Corp Freeburn, Alexander Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 18/05/1915
15 08-A 17355 Pte. Boyle, Joseph Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Battalion 06/09/1916
16 08-B 6770 L/Corp Gilmour, Bryce M Irish Guards 2nd Battalion 30/09/1915
17 09-A 144825 Pte. Boyle, Louis Canadian Infantry 24th Battalion 17/09/1916
18 09-B 106464 Corp Glasgow, Henry McDonald Royal Engineers Gas Section 24/07/1917
19 10-A Pte. Bradley, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 3rd Battalion
20 10-B 150090 Pte. Gorman, William John R Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion 07/02/1917
21 11-A 3288 L/Corp Bradley, Patrick Royal Scots 2nd Battalion 25/09/1917
22 11-B 12084 Pte. Gormley, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 15/08/1915
23 12-A 3/8605 Sgt. Bridgett, William R Yorkshire Regiment 6th Battalion 12/12/1915
24 12-B 4420 Pte. Graham, Andrew McClintock 11th Regiment 19th Battalion 07/04/1918
25 13-A 41582 Gnr Brown, William Royal Garrison Artillery 270th Siege Battery 01/07/1917
26 13-B 201602 Pte. Greer, George Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion 02/09/1918
27 14-A 7867 Pte. Campbell, Henry Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 07/03/1915
28 14-B 20321 Pte. Hagan, Hugh Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Battalion 21/03/1918
29 15-A 21979 Pte. Carson, Patrick Royal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Battalion 09/12/1915
30 15-B 19977 Pte. Hamilton, William Joshua Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
31 16-A 17434 R/man Cheevers, Francis Royal Irish Rifles 13th Battalion 01/07/1916
32 16-B 6686 Pte. Harvey, John Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 05/06/1915
33 17-A 11113 Pte. Cheevers, Richard Royal Irish Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 20/08/1914
34 17-B 437103 Pte. Hegan, James Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion 12/11/1917
35 18-A 29816 Pte. Cheevers, Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 26/03/1918
36 18-B 41401 L/Sgt Henry, George Adams Royal Irish Fusiliers 9th Battalion 26/03/1918
37 19-A 17811 Pte. Corbett, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 07/06/1917
38 19-B 14885 Corp Hill, William George Royal Irish Rifles 14th Battalion 07/06/1917
39 20-A 192477 Lieut Creighton, Ernest Canadian Infantry 13th Battalion 08/08/1918
40 20-B 875269 Pte. Hogg, William Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion 28/04/1917
41 21-A 23/1023 L/Corp Crooks, William John 3rd New Zealand Infantry Brigade 1st Batt Trentham Regiment 08/06/1917
42 21-B 17517 Pte. Hogshaw, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 06/12/1916
43 22-A 44264 Pte. Curran, David George Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 23/10/1918
44 22-B Lieut Kennedy, Thomas James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Battalion 09/09/1916
45 23-A 24193 Pte. Curran, Samuel J Machine Gun Corps 87th Company 21/11/1916
46 23-B 4444 Pte. King, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 15/08/1915
47 24-A 17494 Pte. Curry, Hugh Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 08/09/1916
48 24-B 10097 Pte. Lavery, James Sterling Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 21/10/1914
49 25-A 3731 Pte. Darragh, Thomas Connaught Rangers 6th Battalion 03/09/1916
50 25-B 8016 L/Corp Lawless, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion 16/05/1915
51 26-A 44434 Pte. Darragh, Thomas Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 19/10/1918
52 26-B Lieut Col Law, William John Lancashire Fusiliers 7th Battalion 19/12/1915
53 27-A 24764 Pte. Donaghy, Francis Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 01/07/1916
54 27-B 21215 R/man Leslie, Thomas 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion 12/08/1917
55 28-A 130272 Pioneer Dowie, Frederick Royal Engineers 2nd Special Company 18/06/1917
56 28-B 10788 Pte. Long, William Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 5th Battalion 08/10/1918
57 29-A 11113e Pte. Espey, James Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion 28/06/1915
58 29-B 2612 L/Corp Lord, Charles George Leinster Regiment 7th Battalion 02/06/1916
59 30-A 2739 Corp Espey, Thomas South African Infantry 4th Regiment 07/01/1918
60 30-B 6283 Pte. Little, Alexander (Sandy) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 01/07/1916
61 31-A 15511 L/Corp Eyre, Charles Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 01/07/1916
62 31-B 13935 Pte. Little, Robert J Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 9th Battalion 08/05/1916
Location
Town : Cookstown
Latitude : 54.647652
Lontitude : -6.745295
Date Unveiled : 18/04/1927
Cookstown Cenotaph is located in the centre of the retail area of the town in William Street, between Orritor Street / Coagh Street crossroads and the Burn Road junction.

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Memorial History
In the early 1920’s a committee was set up in Cookstown to decide a way to honour the fallen of the First World War. The members of the committee were divided as to the form the Memorial would take. It was proposed that the cost of the Memorial would be provided by public subscription.
Over the next few years, public monies were collected by the members of the committee. By the mid 1920’s the funds proved to be insufficient and were either given back to those who subscribed or allowed to be in abeyance until such times as a decision was made.
In 1926 the matter was taken up by the local branch of the Royal British Legion. It was thought that those who survived the war and returned may be best able to judge, what would be an appropriate way to honour their fallen comrades. It was suggested, that the Cenotaph in London presented as good as any form of Memorial. The proposal was carried and public subscriptions were again collected by members of the committee under the supervision of Mr. J.D. Anderson, Cookstown.
The Cookstown War Memorial is a replica of the Cenotaph in London, and is built of Silver grey granite from the Moore quarry in Newry, County Down. It stands 17 feet high on a granite base 9 feet, 9 inches by 7 feet 3 inches. It is surrounded by a concrete step, 14 feet by 12 feet.
The names of the ‘Fallen’ are inscribed in Castleduff limestone on the east and west facing panels headed by the inscription, “In grateful memory of the men from Cookstown and district who in the Great War gave their lives for freedom”. Both panels were at one time electrically lit by two flambeaux on either face. The south side of the Memorial bears the inscription, “Our Glorious Dead”. The north and south sides also show two wreaths with the dates of commencement and conclusion of the First World War. The Memorial was supplied and erected by Purdy and Millard of Belfast.
The inscription above the list of names reads
"In grateful memory of the men from Cookstown and District who in the Great War gave their lives for freedom"
This panel of the Cenotaph records 62 names from World War 1. The panel is on the Eastern face of the Cenotaph. This is the Ulster Bank side of the road
On the morning of Easter Monday, 18th April 1927, ex-servicemen assembled outside the Post Office in Cookstown, and marched in slow time, headed by Cookstown Pipe Band led by Pipe-Major McCormack.
In the front rank of the procession were Lieutenant Colonel Lewis of Tullylagan, President of the Royal British Legion; Captain J. Leeper, Chairman of the Legion; Captain J.B. Knox, Commander and Lieutenant Hopper. The men marched to the Memorial, where they formed a square, kept by the Royal Ulster Constabulary under the supervision of District-Inspector Hall, M.B.E.
On the steps of the memorial stood, a Sergeant, a Corporal, a Lance Corporal and a Fusilier of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers acting as escort, one standing at each corner of the Memorial, with two buglers standing at the south side of the Memorial, under the supervision of Major Alexander, D.S.O. Around the square, the area was crowded the relatives and members of the local council.
At 11.00am, all stood to attention as Mr. Thomas Gibson, Chairman, Urban District Council, gave a short address and paid tribute to those who gave their lives in the war and then introduced Mrs. Ambrose Ricardo, widow of the late Colonel Ambrose Ricardo who commanded the 36th Ulster Division. Mrs. Ricardo thanked the committee and cut the cord unveiling the east and west faces of the Memorial.
As the Memorial was unveiled, the escort presented arms and the Buglers sounded the “Last Post” followed, after minute’s silence, by Reveille.
Mr. J.W. Fleming, secretary of the memorial committee read aloud the names. Lieutenant Colonel Gregg D.S.O., Officer Commanding the Depot, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, gave a short address. Mr. J.D. Anderson, on behalf of the War Memorial committee, asked Mr. Thomas Gibson to accept the monument on behalf of the Cookstown Urban District Council.
The Pipe Band played, “The Flowers of the Forest” as relatives of the Fallen placed wreaths on the Cenotaph. The proceedings closed with the playing of the National Anthem.
No special invitations were issued. All ex servicemen and their friends, and all subscribers were invited to be present on the occasion.