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29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor was the son of James and Elizabeth Taylor. James Taylor married Elizabeth Neill on 6th July 1887 in the district of Cookstown.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor was born in Cookstown on 4th June 1895. He was one of 10 children, nine surviving.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 5, living with the family at house 29 in Millburn Street, Cookstown. His father was a labourer, possibly born in Scotland.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Known family: James Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Thomas James Taylor (born 27th May 1888), Anabella Annie Taylor (born 20th May 1890), Emma Jane Taylor (born 19th July 1892), Hugh Taylor (born 4th June 1895), Margaret Taylor (born 21st March 1898), Mabel Taylor (born 31st July 1900), William Taylor (born 27th October 1901), Oliver Taylor (born 6th June 1904), Kelly / Isabella Taylor (born 6th August 1906, died 4th June 1907),Samuel Taylor (born 14th December 1907).
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor The 1911 census lists Hugh as age 16, living with the family at house 30 in Gortalowry, Cookstown. Hugh was, like his two older sisters, a mill worker. His father was described as a skilled labourer.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor worked at Gunning’s Factory, Milburn.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh enlisted with 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Hugh Taylor was serving with 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was for some time reported missing.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh’s sister Annie Taylor, who was living at Milburn Street, enquired as to his fate. She received a letter from Major Peacock of the 9th Inniskillings.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh’s older brother, Private Thomas Taylor, whose wife lived at Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown, was injured at the Somme (most likely on that day). Thomas survived the war.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Hugh Taylor is one of the few Cookstown men killed on that day to have a known grave. He is buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France.
29/01/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Hugh Taylor is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph, Gunning’s Factory Memorial (Royal British Legion Cookstown) and St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
29/01/2017 2nd Lieut George Henry Powell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th May 1917:
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29/01/2017 2nd Lieut George Henry Powell Second Lieutenant George Henry Powell, Machine Gun Corps, killed in action on 29th April, was the only surviving son of the late Dr. G H Powell and Mrs Powell, Cookstown. He received a commission on 25th October 1916.
29/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th May 1917: Decorated by the King
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29/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. The following officers had the honour of being received by the King at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, when his majesty invested them with the insignia of Companions of the Orders into which they had been admitted :- D.S.O. Colonel Hubert Lenox-Conyngham, A.V.C. (Moneymore).
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th May 1917: Captain F P Harris (cousin of Eric Wallace Harris)
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29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Captain F P Harris, R.A.M.C., attached to the Royal Field Artillery, was wounded on 3rd May, and is also suffering from gas poisoning. This officer served through the Dardanelles campaign from the day of the historic landing till the evacuation. He afterwards served in Egypt, and for the last fourteen months has been in France. He has already been twice mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished conduct. He is the only son of Mr and Mrs Porter Harris, Curglasson, Stewartstown, whose elder daughter, Mrs Ella Harris, is a V.A.D. worker in Lady Constance Butler’s Hospital, London.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric Wallace Harris was the only son of William Wallace Harris and Gertrude May Harris.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric was born in Dublin about 1897. He had one sister.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Family: William Wallace Harris, Gertrude May Harris, Eric Wallace Harris (born about 1898), Doris Gertrude Harris (born about 1900).
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris The 1901 census lists Eric Wallace as age 3, living with the family at house 19 in Church Hill, Naul Road, Glasnevin, Dublin. William Wallace Harris was a solicitor and Land Agent. Eric’s mother was English.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris The 1911 census lists Eric Wallace as age 13, living with the family at in Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric Harris was a second year student of medical school at Trinity College, Dublin and was reading for the position of surgeon probationer in the Royal Navy.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric Harris a keen sportsman and played for Leinster in the inter- provincial hockey team and also played for Trinity First, and captained the college team during the year they won the cup.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric was a member of Stillorgan Golf Club.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris He became a member of Dublin University Officer Training Corps, and obtained first place in the preliminary military examination.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric Harris gained a commission in Royal Garrison Artillery in November 1914 and gained the rank of Lieutenant in December 1915 and was posted to Queenstown for training.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Lieutenant Harris was attached to 213th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he was seriously wounded in early November 1917.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris died of his wounds on 4th November 1917. He was twenty years old.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris was interred at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery with full military honours.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Although listed on local memorials, it seems doubtful Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris ever lived in the Stewartstown area.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris The CWGC record Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris as the only son of William Wallace Harris and Gertrude May Harris, of ‘Chelmsford’, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin.
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29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Medal Card of Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Eric was educated at Avoca School, Blackrock.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Wallace Harris was a solicitor with an office at 43 Dame Street, Dublin.
29/01/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris was recommended for special acts of bravery on three separate occasions, and only a few weeks before his death he was offered his Captaincy, but preferred to remain with his old battery.
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st April 1917:
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Private S A Fleming, Canadian Contingent, Cookstown, killed.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel Fleming was the youngest son of John Wilson Fleming and Annie Fleming. John Fleming married Annie Berkeley in the district of Cookstown on 15th July 1875.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel Alexander Fleming was born on 20th November 1894. His attestation papers say 1893, GRONI say 1894. His older brother was born in June 1893. He was the youngest of at least nine children.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Family: John Wilson Fleming, Annie Halliday Fleming, Isabella Halliday Fleming (born 26th October 1876), Eliza Lizzie A Fleming (born 13th October 1878), Annie H B Fleming (born 25th May 1880), Mary Fleming (born 14th July 1882)(tbc), John W Fleming (born 30th May 1884), James Fleming (born 8th August 1886), Margaret Fleming (born 17th November 1888), William Fleming (born 22nd November 1891, died 6th January 1892), Joseph Fleming (born 11th June 1893), Samuel Alexander Fleming (born 20th November 1894).
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming The 1901 census lists Samuel Alexander as age 6, living with the family at house 43 in Chapel Street, Cookstown. His father was an accountant.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming John Wilson Fleming was Clerk of Petty Sessions. He was also secretary of the Gas & Light Company and the Lime Company in Cookstown.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming It seems his father died on 24th February 1905 in Cookstown, aged 57. Samuel would have been about 11 years old.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel Alexander Fleming was educated at Campbell College, Belfast, between September 1909 and December 1910.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming The 1911 census does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 31 in James's Street, Cookstown. His mother was a widow.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming As a young man he emigrated to Canada, where he settled close to Calgary and worked at the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel Fleming enlisted at Calgary on 26th August 1915. He gave his next of kin as his brother, John Wilson Fleming, who was living in Cookstown.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel was six feet two inches tall, above average for an infantry soldier. He was described on his attestation papers as having blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming On 8th July 1916, Private Fleming arrived in England with is unit on board S.S. Olympic. From there they went to Shorncliffe.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming On 28th September Private Fleming went to France.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming On the opening day of the Battle of Arras, on 9th April 1917, the four divisions of Canadian Corps, fighting side by side for the first time, scored a huge tactical victory in the capture of the 60 metre high Vimy Ridge.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Private Samuel Alexander Fleming was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action at the Battle of Arras on Vimy Ridge on 9th April 1917.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Private Samuel A Fleming has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, France.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming After the war the ridge was chosen as the site to commemorate those Canadians who served and died in France. The Memorial bears the names of 60,000 men who died on the Western Front and 11,000 who perished in the taking of Vimy Ridge. The Impressive Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about 5 miles north-east of Arras.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming In 1922, documentation lists his mother, Mrs Annie H Fleming, as living in the district of Anybun, Omagh, County Tyrone.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Samuel Alexander Fleming is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and First Presbyterian Roll of Honour, Cookstown.
23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming The CWGC record Private Samuel Alexander Fleming as the son of John Wilson Fleming and Annie Fleming of Cookstown, Ulster, Ireland.
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Last Will and Testament dated 25th September 1916
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my brother, John Wilson Fleming, Loy Hill, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Private S A Fleming, 10th Battalion, Canada.
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th April 1917:
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23/01/2017 Pte. Samuel Alexander Fleming Private Samuel Alexander Fleming, Canadian Forces, youngest son of the late Mr John W Fleming, Cookstown, killed in action on 9th April.
21/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy The 1901 census lists Francis as age 18, living with the family at house 1 in Dunmore, Lissan Lower, County Tyrone. They were a farming family. Francis was still listed as being a scholar.
21/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy The 1911 census does not list Francis as living with the family at house 7 in Dunmore, Lissan.
21/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Family: Francis Donaghy, Margaret Donaghy, John Donaghy (born 28th November 1881), James Donaghy (born 30th September 1883), Mary Donaghy (born 16th August 1885), Francis Donaghy (born 29th October 1887), Margaret Donaghy (born 12th September 1889), Patrick Joseph Donaghy (born 28th January 1894), Charles Donaghy (born 11th November 1897), Catherine Donaghy (born 12th February 1900), Peter Alphonsus Donaghy (born 17th April 1902), Bridget Margaret? Donaghy (born 12th November 1903), Michael Augustine Donaghy (born 1st October 1907), Sarah Donaghy (born 28th December 1909).
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20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Francis Donaghy was the son of Francis and Margaret Donaghy. Francis Donaghy married Margaret McCann on 30th January 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Francis was born in County Tyrone on 29th October 1887 in Dunmore, Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He was one of twelve children, ten surviving.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Francis Donaghy emigrated to New Zealand.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Prior to enlisting, Francis was working as a labourer for the O’Neill brothers in Ruatiti, Raetihi. This area is in the centre of the northern island of New Zealand, west of the town of Napier.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Francis Donaghy enlisted at Trentham Military Camp near Wellington on 24th August 1915. He gave his next of kin as his father, Francis Donaghy, who was living in County Tyrone.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Donaghy joined the 1st Battalion of the Auckland Regiment on 15th January 1916.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Donaghy embarked for France in April 1916.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Donaghy was wounded in France on 27th September 1916. He returned his unit in early November.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private was admitted to hospital again in December. He rejoined his unit in February 1917.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy From March 1917, he was disciplined several times and record show he forfeited pay at least four times. Most of these seem to have been for being absent without leave.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy By 1st October he was on trial. He avoided prison.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Donaghy was serving with 1st Battalion of the Auckland Regiment, New Zealand when he was seriously wounded on 4th October 1917.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Francis Donaghy died of wounds on 6th October at No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Francis Donaghy was buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy In 1923, his father’s address was given as Tullynure, Lissan, Cookstown.
20/01/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy The CWGC record Private Francis Donaghy as the son of Francis and Maggie Donaghy, of Dunmore, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
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19/01/2017 Pte. William Teaney From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th March 1917:
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19/01/2017 Pte. William Teaney Private Teaney, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed, was a married man, and his wife resides in Meeting Street, Magherafelt.
19/01/2017 Pte. William Teaney At the time of his death, his wife was living at Meeting Street, Magherafelt.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman From the Circumstances of Death Register: - Accidentally Killed
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16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman A Court of Enquiry convened to inquire into the circumstances of the death of Private Gorman found that the accident was caused by the explosion of a No. 1 general service grenade in the hands of Private W J R Gorman the instructor, while he was conducting a class at the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade Training area on 7th February 1917. The said explosion being caused by Private Gorman, who, to illustrate the working of the grenade, struck, with his hand the cap, thinking that the detonator which he had previously inserted was a dummy whereas it was actually a ‘live’ one.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William John Robinson Gorman was the son of Thomas Balmer Gorman. Thomas Gorman married Maggie McDowell on 16th May 1883 in the district of North Down.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William was born on 23rd December 1892 in Bangor, County Down. He was one of at least seven children.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Known family: Thomas Balmer Gorman, Maggie Gorman, Phoebe Gorman (born 20th February 1884), Robert Gorman (born 30th May 1886), James Gorman (born 8th July 1888), Philip Gorman (born 29th May 1890), William John Robinson Gorman (born 23rd December 1892), Francis Gorman (born 13th April 1895), Noel Gorman (born 25th December 1896, died 22nd August 1897).
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William Gorman's mother, Maggie Gorman, died sometime between 1897 and 1901.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Thomas Gorman married Matilda Hegan on 17th September 1901 in the district of Dungannon. Tillie Hegan was from the Sandholes. This means William Gorman and Private James Hegan were NOT cousins.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William attended Bangor Grammar School.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman The 1911 census lists William as age 18 living with the family at house 19 in Bridge Street, Bangor, County Down. His father was a chemist. William was a chemist’s assistant.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William Gorman emigrated to Canada.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Prior to enlisting, William worked as a salesman.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman William J R Gorman enlisted in Winnipeg on 26th July 1915. He listed his next of kin as his father, who was living at 19 Bridge Street, Bangor, Ireland.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Private William Gorman was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds after an accident with a hand grenade on 7th February 1917.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman The accident occurred when a grenade, in the hands of Private Gorman, while teaching a class the working of the grenade, went off accidentally.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Private W J R Gorman is buried in Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle, France. This cemetery was used continuously by Field Ambulance Hospitals between April 1916 and October 1918.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Private W J R Gorman is commemorated on the memorial in Bangor Grammar School.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Private Gorman is listed on Cookstown Cenotaph, although there is no evidence to suggest he ever lived in the area.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman He was the grandson of Philip Gorman who died on the 30th May 1907 aged 90, and Anne Jane Gorman who died on the 26th February 1897 on whose headstone in Broomhedge Parish church graveyard his death is commemorated.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman The CWGC record Private W J R Gorman as the son of Thomas B Gorman of Bangor, Ireland.
16/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman A newspaper report suggests that his father was living at Tullyard House, County Tyrone at the time of his death. His second wife’s father lived here. Thomas Hegan was leader of Tullylagan, B Company of Cookstown U.V.F., with 163 men under his command (see references)
15/01/2017 Lieut Cecil William Glenn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th February 1917:
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15/01/2017 Lieut Cecil William Glenn Lieutenant Cecil William Glenn, Army Service Corps, attached Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action on 28th January, was the eldest son of the late Rev William Glenn, of the Rectory, Pomeroy, County Tyrone and of Mrs Glenn, 130 Clonliffe Road, Dublin. Educated at King’s Hospital and Trinity College, a brilliant student, every prize in the Law School fell to his share, and he graduated with a Senior Moderatorship in Legal and Political Science. He was an active member of the Dublin University Contingent of the Officer Training Corps.
15/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th February 1917:
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15/01/2017 Pte. William John R Gorman Private W J R Gorman, Canadian Infantry, son of Mr T B Gorman, Tullyard House, County Tyrone, formerly of the Esplanade, Bangor, killed in action on 7th February.
13/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st January 1917:
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13/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), Army Veterinary Corps, awarded the D.S.O., is a son of the late Sir William F Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., and Lady Lenox-Conyngham, Springhill, Moneymore, and a brother of Lieutenant Colonel John S M Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, who fell at the head of his battalion some months ago.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson John Donaldson was a son of John and Mary Donaldson. He was born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1896.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson John lived with his wife Mary in North Street, Stewartstown.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson John Donaldson enlisted in Cookstown.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson Private John Donaldson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd November 1916.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson His unit had been ordered to attack Munich trench and succeeded in entering it but were unable to reach their second objective. Four men were killed in this attack with forty-two wounded and nineteen missing. John Donaldson was listed as missing.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson Private John Donaldson has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson Private Donaldson is also listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson The CWGC records Private John Donaldson as the son of John and Mary Donaldson of Dungannon and also as the husband of Mary Donaldson of North Street, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson John had a brother William, who lived in Dungannon.
11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson Last Will and Testament of Private John Donaldson, dated 19th December 1915:
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11/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson In case of my death, I leave all in my possession to my wife. North Street, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Ireland. 3853 J Donaldson. 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. France
11/01/2017 Pte. George Brown M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th December 1916:
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11/01/2017 Pte. George Brown M.M. Private George Brown, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Crossnarea, Moneymore, killed in action. The deceased’s time of service had expired some months after the outbreak of the war, but he rejoined for a further period.
11/01/2017 Pte. George Brown M.M. Last Will and Testament of Private George Brown dated 17th February 1915:
11/01/2017 Pte. William McAleece From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th December 1916:
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11/01/2017 Pte. William McAleece Corporal William McAleece, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ballyveney, Stewartstown, killed.
08/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th November 1916: Lieutenant Colonel W A Lenox-Conyngham (brother of John S M Lenox-Conyngham)
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08/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham Lieutenant Colonel W A Lenox-Conyngham, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of Spring Hill, Moneymore, is appointed to a command in the Territorial Force Reserve.
08/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th November 1916:
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08/01/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), a member of the well-known County Derry family, has been promoted to the rank of temporary colonel while holding an appointment as Deputy Director of Veterinary Services.
08/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th December 1916:
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08/01/2017 Pte. John Donaldson Private John Donaldson, North Street, Stewartstown, killed in action on 23rd November last.
07/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd October 1916: The Late Lieutenant Colonel Lenox-Conyngham
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07/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham At an adjourned quarterly meeting of Londonderry County Council, held in Coleraine on Saturday, the chairman (Mr J E O’Neill, J.P.) proposed a vote of sympathy with Colonel J J Clark, H.M.L., the chairman of the council, on the death in action in France of his brother-in-law, Lieutenant Colonel- John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham. Mr J A long, J.P., seconded the motion, which was supported by Messrs H E Thompson and R L Millen, and passed, the members standing. Mr Barrie associated himself with the remarks that had fallen from Mr O’Neill regarding the death of Lieutenant Lenox-Conyngham, who was a member of a family held in a position of honour and universal respect in their county. The Conyngham family was one of which County Derry had every right to feel proud, and the services rendered to the country by the members of it in the Great War in which the country is engaged had added new reasons for that pride.
06/01/2017 Pte. Patrick H J Monaghan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th October 1916:
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06/01/2017 Pte. Patrick H J Monaghan Private P H J Monaghan, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Machine Gun Section, son of Mr Charles Monaghan, principal of the Loup National School, Moneymore, died of wounds.
05/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th October 1916:
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05/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harris Private Thomas Harris, Canadian Contingent, killed; brother of Mrs Thomas Crooks, Tulnagee, Moneymore.
05/01/2017 Pte. Patrick H J Monaghan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th October 1916:
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05/01/2017 Pte. Patrick H J Monaghan Private P H J Monaghan, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Machine Gun Section, dangerously wounded; son of Mr Charles Monaghan, principal teacher of the Loup National School, Moneymore.
05/01/2017 Pte. Patrick H J Monaghan Private P H J Monaghan is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension in Nord, France.
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05/01/2017 2nd Lieut Charles Richard Cooney From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th October 1916:
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05/01/2017 2nd Lieut Charles Richard Cooney Second Lieutenant Charles R Cooney, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, attached Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action, was the only son of Mr J L Cooney, Moneymore, County Derry. Second Lieutenant Cooney obtained his commission towards the end of last year in the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. he received his military training at Ipswich and at Kilworth Camp, Fermoy, and attended a course of instruction in bomb throwing at London. He was an old boy of Cookstown academy. Prior to receiving his commission he held a Civil Service appointment in Dublin, having been engaged in the Finance Department of the Metropolitan Police Office. The deceased was a nephew of the Rev S E Cooney, M.A., L.L.B., St John’s Church. Laganbank Road, Belfast, and of the Rev Robert Cooney, Fairview, Dublin. A memorial service in connection with the death of Second Lieutenant Cooney was held in St John’s Church, Moneymore yesterday morning. The special hymns: ’Christ will gather in His own’ (No 597), and ‘Peace, Perfect Peace’ (No 542) were sung by the choir. At the conclusion of his sermon on the text, the rector, the Rev J R McKim, M.A., made appropriate reference to the sad event. At the conclusion of the service the ‘Death March in Saul’ was played by Mrs Byrne, organist, the congregation standing.
02/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham From the Belfast Newsletter dated 4th October 1916: Moneymore Magistrates’ Condolence
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02/01/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham At Moneymore Petty Sessions yesterday, before Mr W Q Murphy, R.M., and seven other magistrates, Mr William Ekin, J.P., proposed a vote of condolence with their frequent chairman, Major W A Lenox-Conyngham, D.L., on the death of his brother, Lieutenant Colonel John Lenox-Conyngham, who had recently been killed in the war. Also with their present chairman, Mr W Q Murphy, B.L., R.M., whose brother, Dr Murphy, has died on active service. The resolution was passed by a standing vote. Mr Murphy, R.M., said he joined in the condolence regarding the late Lieutenant Colonel Conyngham, and thanked the magistrates for their kind reference to the death of his own brother.
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