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11376   Private Thomas William Steele
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 16/09/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas was born in Cookstown in the summer of 1894. He had just turned twenty when he was killed in action on 16th September 1914 having been in the army for little over a year. When Thomas enlisted, he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers under number 11376 but subsequently transferred to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
  La Ferte, Seine-et-Marne
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 724198
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 22
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Steele & Martin family 1911 census lists Thomas William as 17 years old
2 Derryloran Parish Church of Ireland Roll of Honour Published in the Mid-Ulster Mail on Saturday 2 January 1915
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018