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4442   Private Thomas Devlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 17
Summary      
Private Thomas Devlin was born near the village of Coagh, Cookstown, County Tyrone and was the son of Joseph and Catherine Devlin, Coagh, Cookstown. Thomas lived and worked in Cookstown and at the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted in the army at Omagh and was posted to the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Gallipoli. The 21st August 1915 was a day in hell for the 1st Battalion Inniskillings. Only one man, a wounded Sergeant returned from the final charge of the day. 126 men of the 1st Battalion Inniskillings were killed in action and 6 others died of their wounds the following day. Thomas Devlin, aged 17, was killed in action in the assault at Scimitar Hill.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 695163
Summary      
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 79
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Devlin family 1901 census lists Thomas as 4 years old at house 7 in Urbal, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Devlin family 1911 census lists Thomas as 13 years old at house 3 in Chapelhill Town, Cookstown Rural