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7980   Private Thomas Woodburn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/02/1885
Died: 12/02/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
Thomas was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Woodburn, and brother of Miss M. Woodburn, Tyressan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. Private Woodburn was killed while doing his duty in the trenches on the 12th February 1916. Sergeant J. Preston who was in Private Woodburn’s company indicated that Thomas Woodburn was killed instantly when he was struck down by shell fire. At the time of his death, Thomas had over 12 year’s military service.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery (Authuille)
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-33
CWGC Casualty 599127
Summary      
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWI Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 102
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Thomas Woodburn 1901 census lists Thomas as age 15 at house 1 in Ballymaguire, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Woodburn family 1901 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 2 in Clare, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Woodburn family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 7 in Terressan, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Woodburn's grave can be purchased here