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767   Rifleman Thomas McMahon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Labour Corps (British Army)
Died: 06/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Thomas McMahon was born in Cookstown. He enlisted in Belfast with the Royal Irish Rifles. He remained with them throughout the war and was killed in action on 6th September 1918 close to Ploegsteert Wood, during an attack that was aimed at dislodging the enemy from trenches they had recently taken in the area around Armentieres and Ploegsteert Wood.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 870034
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 278