8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Thomas James Kennedy was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary Kennedy of Tyresson, Cookstown. He had been in service with the South Irish Horse and volunteered on the outbreak of war and was given a Commission in the 36th Ulster Division, but was later transferred to the 16th Irish Division. Lieutenant Kennedy was attached to the 8th Inniskilling at the Somme where he was killed in action on 9th September 1916.