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21645   Private Thomas John Gerald Haire
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Thomas was a son of David and Sarah Jane Haire. He was born in Stewartstown and the family later moved to Cloverhill, County Cavan. Thomas enlisted in Cavan, joining the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. On the morning of the 27th the enemy attacked and the 9th Irish Fusiliers were forced back to a position south of Arvillers. It was here that Thomas was killed in action. He was twenty years of age.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 76-77
CWGC Casualty 1581902
Summary      
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 256
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Haire family 1901 census lists Tho J Gerald as age 3 at house 1 in Boyd's Farm, Stewartstown
2 1911 Census lists Haire family 1911 census lists Thomas J G as age 13 at house 22 in Drumbrawn, Redhill, Cavan