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30/11/2016 Pte. James Sterling Lavery Lieutenant J P Lavery, Royal Garrison Artillery, of Cookstown, reported wounded, is now in Queen Alexandra’s Hospital London, and is out of danger. A shell fragment indented his helmet so severely as to raise concussion. He has undergone two operations.
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30/11/2016 Pte. James Sterling Lavery From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd April 1916:
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery Private James Lavery has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery Private James Edward Lavery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 7th October 1918.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery Although the family were living in Belfast, James was probably working in Cookstown.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery James Lavery later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery James Lavery enlisted in Cookstown, joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with service number 18467.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery Joseph and Mary had four children: Joseph Lavery, Mary Lavery, Francis Lavery (born 13th May 1891) Thomas Lavery (born about 1894), Mary Elizabeth Lavery (born 29th May 1895), Peter Lavery (born 13th July 1904).
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery It seems reasonable to assume that the Joseph and Mary listed are the two people referred to by the CWGC. The most likely possibility is that Mary was not his mother and his father remarried. James was born about 1884. Joseph and Mary were married in July 1890.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery The 1911 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 29 in Lagan Street, Belfast.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery The 1901 census does not list James Edward as living with the family at house 37 in Friendly Street, Belfast. Joseph was a van driver.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery Joseph Lavery married Mary Moan on 30th July 1890 in Belfast.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery The CWGC record Private James Edward Lavery as the son of Joseph and Mary Lavery of 31 Lagan Street, Belfast.
30/11/2016 Pte. James Edward Lavery James Edward Lavery was born about 1884.
28/11/2016 Pte. Henderson Moore In a letter to Rev Thomas McCrea, Bellaghy, County Derry, Rev J Jackson Wright, B.A., chaplain with the Ulster Division, writes:- ‘I am sorry to inform you that H Moore, from Ballymacombs, was killed on Friday night by shrapnel. I shall be grateful if you will tell his relatives how sorry we are to lose him. He was an exceedingly good soldier and a great favourite of his comrades.’ Private Henderson Moore is the first of the South Derry Volunteers to be killed.
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28/11/2016 Pte. Henderson Moore From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th March 1916:
26/11/2016 Pte. James Sterling Lavery Lieutenant J P Lavery, Royal Garrison Artillery, son of Mr W J Lavery, clerk of markets, Cookstown, has been admitted to a Red Cross hospital in France suffering from a sprained ankle. He was serving with a trench mortar battery.
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26/11/2016 Pte. James Sterling Lavery From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th March 1916: Lieutenant J P Lavery
26/11/2016 Pte. Thomas Woodburn Miss Minnie Woodburn, Tyresson, Cookstown, has received intimation from Captain C A M Alexander, 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, that her brother, Private Thomas Woodburn, was killed in action in France on 12th February.
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26/11/2016 Pte. Thomas Woodburn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th February 1916:
26/11/2016 C.S.M. Francis McMath The death is reported from France of Company Sergeant Major F McMath, 122nd Field Company Royal Engineers (Ulster Division). He was formerly county instructor of the Tyrone Regiment U.V.F.
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26/11/2016 C.S.M. Francis McMath From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th February 1916:
24/11/2016 Pte. John Patrick Tohill John P Tohill, of the Mechanical Transport Section, Army Service Corps, was killed in France on 26th January. He was the eldest son of the late Mr George Tohill, Cookstown.
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24/11/2016 Pte. John Patrick Tohill From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th February 1916:
22/11/2016 Maj Algernon Hubert Cuthell Major A H Cuthell, 9th (Service) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (killed), son of Lieutenant T G Cuthell, late of the 13th Hussars, and son-in-law of Mr Hugh Adair, J.P., Cookstown. He was a brother-in-law of the late Major C R Spedding, D.S.O., Royal Irish Rifles. Mrs Cuthell was formerly Miss Rhona Adair, the well-known Irish golfer.
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22/11/2016 Maj Algernon Hubert Cuthell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th January 1916:
15/11/2016 Pte. Henry (Harry) Tohill Mr Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt, has received official intimation that his son, Private Henry Tohill, 6th Royal Munster Fusiliers, has been reported as wounded and missing since 9th August. Private Tohill was with the 10th Division at the landing at Suvla Bay. He was a well-known footballer in Derry and Tyrone.
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15/11/2016 Pte. Henry (Harry) Tohill From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st December 1915:
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon It seems the family later moved to Scotland, with an address at 7 Grove Street, New City Road, Glasgow.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Able Seaman Hannon Malachy Hannon is listed on Stewartstown Cenotaph.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Able Seaman Hannon Malachy Hannon was serving with the Hawke Battalion of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve when he was listed as missing, killed in action on 13th November 1916. He was 22 years old.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon The Division saw it’s posting through to the end of the Gallipoli campaign and in April 1916 it was taken over from the Admiralty by the War Office and was posted to France and the Western Front the following month. In July 1916 in was given the number 63 Division and remained on the Western Front for the rest of the war. The Division was formed around cadres of Officers and NCO’s from Royal Navy and Royal Marines and supported by a sprinkling of retired Officers of high quality, mostly from the Brigade of Guards. A very large proportion of reservists were miners and labourers from the North of England, Scotland and Ulster and this trend continued through to the war’s end.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon The Royal Naval Division was unique in its formation. It consisted mostly of sailors with naval ranks, yet almost none of them served at sea. The Battalions carried the names of distinguished sailors rather than numbers as in the army; Hood, Nelson, Howe, Drake, Hawke, etc. Initially the Division consisted of men from the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Marines. Subsequently due to a shortage of sailors, a third brigade was formed of soldiers from various regiments. After early action in the defence of Antwerp, the division was posted to Gallipoli, where Malachy Hannon joined it.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Able Seaman Hannon rejoined Hawke Battalion at Mudros on the island of Limnos, in the Aegean Sea on the 9th February 1916.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon On 8th November 1915 whilst in Gallipoli, where he received shrapnel wounds to the right side of his face and shoulder and was subsequently hospitalised in Malta.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Able Seaman Hannon joined Hawke Battalion (Royal Naval Division) on the 21st September 1915.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon He was drafted to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on the 9th September that year.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Malachy Hannon enlisted with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 12th April 1915.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Prior to enlisting, Malachy Hannon worked as a labourer in Glasgow.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon The 1911 census does not list Malachy as living with the family house 1 in Commonmoss, Stewartstown.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Family: James Hannon, Bridget Hannon, Isabella Hannon (born 30th January 1892), Malachy Hannon (born 13th June 1893), Margaret Hannon (born 2nd July 1895), James Hannon (born 11th May 1897), Julia Hannon (born 24th December 1898), John Hannon (born 6th July 1900), Eliza Jane Hannon (born 4th July 1902), Thomas Hannon (born 17th December 1904), Mary Martha Hannon (born 3rd August 1906), Patrick Hannon (born 21st March 1909).
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon The 1901 census lists Malachy as age 7, living with the family at house 35 in Hill Head, Stewartstown. James Hannon was a shoe maker.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Malachy was born on 14th June 1893 in the Stewartstown area. He was the second oldest of ten children.
14/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Malachy Hannon was the eldest son of James and Bridget Hannon. James Hannon married Bridget McNamee on 23rd April 1891 in the district of Cookstown.
13/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon Malachy Hannon, Hawke Battalion, Royal Navy, son of Mr James Hannon, Railway Cottage, Stewartstown, received a slight shrapnel wound on the right side of the face and right shoulder at the Dardanelles on the 8th November, and is at present in hospital in Malta.
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13/11/2016 Able Seaman Malachy Hannon From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th December 1915:
13/11/2016 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Mr Eric Wallace Harris, only son of Mr Wallace Harris, solicitor, Dublin, and nephew of Dr and Mr Porter Harris, Stewartstown, and Dr Harris, Frome, England, has obtained a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and has been posted to Queenstown for training. He 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. He was a member of Dublin University Officer Training Corps, and obtained first place in the preliminary military examination. Second Lieutenant Harris is a good sportsman and played for Leinster in the inter provincial hockey match and also for Trinity First, and captained the college team during the year they won the cup. He is also a member of Stillorgan Golf Club.
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13/11/2016 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd December 1915:
13/11/2016 Reg QM Sgt James Alex Bell Barlowe Staff Sergeant J.A.B. Barlowe, Royal Irish Rifles, on transfer from the 17th Battalion, of which he was orderly room sergeant, to the 19th Battalion, has been appointed (acting) regimental quartermaster- sergeant (warrant officer, class two). He is a son of James A Barlowe, Cliftonville, and enlisted in the 14th (Y.C.V.) Battalion fourteen months ago.
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13/11/2016 Reg QM Sgt James Alex Bell Barlowe From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd December 1915:
13/11/2016 Lieut William John McVeigh Lieutenant W J McVeigh, 9th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, who was gazetted to the rank of captain last night, belongs to Cookstown.
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13/11/2016 Lieut William John McVeigh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th November 1915:
12/11/2016 Pte. William Longmore Montgomery He survived his evacuation from Gallipoli and the sea trip home.
12/11/2016 Pte. William Longmore Montgomery Private Montgomery landed at X Beach, Gallipoli, on 25th April 1915. He was subsequently wounded twice in the head by a Turkish sniper.
12/11/2016 Pte. William Longmore Montgomery Private William Montgomery was a member of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, which was dispatched to Egypt but diverted to the Dardanelle Straits.
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