Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless The CWGC record Lance Corporal Robert Lawless as the son of John Lawless of Church Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Lance Corporal Robert Lawless is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Lance Corporal Robert Lawless has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Private George Shields, who took part in the attack, was home on leave soon after and told Robert’s family that he had seen him fall in action but had not seen or heard from him since.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Lance Corporal Robert Lawless was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915 on the first night of the Battle of Festubert.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert Lawless was a close friend of Private John McCaffrey and was often referred to in Private McCaffrey’s letters.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert was working and living in Belfast and enlisted in Cookstown at the outbreak of war.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless The 1911 census lists Robert as age 25, living with the family at 78 Church Street. Robert was a butler. His father was a mechanic.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless The 1901 census lists Robert as age 15, living with the family at 48 Church Street, Cookstown. Robert was working as a carder in a mill. His father was a factory engineer.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Family 2: John Lawless, Mary Lawless, Joseph Lawless (born 20th January 1894), Mary Elizabeth Lawless (born 10th January 1896), Alice Maud Lawless (born 10th February 1897), Patrick Lawless (born 24th June 1900).
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert’s father remarried. John Lawless married Mary Swinerton / Livingston on 7th January 1893 in the district of Cookstown. They went on to have four more children.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert’s mother, Margaret Lawless, died on 30th October 1892 in Cookstown, age 30. Robert was about six years old.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Family 1: John Lawless, Margaret Lawless, John Lawless (born 11th May 1884), Robert Lawless (born about 1886), Bridget Lawless (born 21st October 1887), George Lawless (born 19th March 1890, died 15th March 1891).
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert Lawless was born in Cookstown about 1886. He was one of four children from his father’s first marriage.
18/11/2017 L/Corp Robert Lawless Robert Lawless was the second son of John and Margaret Lawless. John Lawless married Margaret Sloan on 15th July 1883 in the district of Cookstown.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Private John Lavery is also commemorated on the Blaydon War Memorial.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Awarded the British War and Victory medals, his mother Ann signed for the medals.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Private Lavery has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial in France.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Private John Lavery was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Private John Lavery landed with is unit at Boulogne on 11th September 1915. As a volunteer battalion, they were posted to further training with other experienced units on the Western Front, before their first action during the Somme Offensive.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery The battalion was posted abroad on 12th February 1916 and disembarked at Etaples.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery The battalion was formed in Newcastle in September 1914 and trained at Halton Park and Witley.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery At the outbreak of the war John was living in Blaydon-on-Tyne and enlisted on 27th August 1914 in Newcastle-on-Tyne with the 15th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. He was 5’7” tall, weighed 157 lbs. with 34” chest and had blue eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery Family: Ann Lavery, Patrick Lavery (born about), Michael Lavery (born about), Joseph Lavery (born about), Thomas Lavery (born about), John Lavery (born about 1889, Pomeroy), Sarah Lavery (born about), Mary Lavery (born about).
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery John lived with his widowed mother Ann Lavery and family at 1 South Street, Blaydon, Newcastle, England. John was working as a labourer.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery The family moved to England.
18/11/2017 Pte. John Lavery John Lavery was born in Pomeroy, County Tyrone about 1889.
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18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery The CWGC record Private Edward Lavery as the son of John Lavery of 10 Old Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, County. Antrim.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Private Edward Lavery is also commemorated on the World War One Memorial tablet in Magheragall Parish Church, near Lisburn.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Private Edward Lavery has no known grave and Edward is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery At 9.00pm on the 16th May 1915 the 2nd Inniskillings formed up in breastworks for an attack, A and D Companies were in the front line with B and C in support. It was a costly attack which claimed the lives of two hundred and forty men.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Private Edward Lavery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Edward Lavery was enlisted in Lisburn. He was living in Cookstown at the time.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery The 1911 census lists Edward as age 14, living with his step-mother and family at house 34 in Young Street, Lisburn, County Antrim. Edward was still at school. His father was a general labourer.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Family 2: John Lavery, Rachel Lavery, Mark Lavery (born 4th January 1906), Thomas Wesley Lavery (born 1st December 1907), Christina Lavery (born 15th September 1909),Alfred Lavery (born 17th December 1912).
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery John Lavery married Rachel Taverner on 11th January 1905 in the district of Lisburn. They went on have at least four more children.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Edward’s mother is believed to have died in Lisburn on 16th November 1903, age 44. Edward was eight years old.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery The 1901 census lists Edward as age 4, living with the family at house 35 in Ballyellough, Knocknadona, County Antrim. John Lavery was a ploughman.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Family 1: John Lavery, Ellen Lavery, James Robert Lavery (born 7th January 1893), William John Lavery (born about 1895), Edward Lavery (born 28th February 1897), Richard Lavery (born 11th December 1900).
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Edward Lavery was born on 28th February 1897 in the Lisburn area. He was one of four children from his father’s first marriage.
18/11/2017 Pte. Edward Lavery Edward Lavery was the second son of John and Eleanor Laverty. John Laverty and Eleanor McCarthy were married on 19th January 1892 in the district of Lisburn.
18/11/2017 Pte. Francis Donaghy Private Francis Donaghy’s medals remain within the family.
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17/11/2017 L/Corp Andrew Lagan The CWGC record Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan as the son of William and Annie Lagan of 43 Wood Street, Grangetown, Yorkshire.
17/11/2017 L/Corp Andrew Lagan Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan is buried in Southampton Old Cemetery in Hampshire England.
17/11/2017 L/Corp Andrew Lagan Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan was serving at HMS Victory, a Royal Navy Barracks/Base in Portsmouth when he died on Monday 16 November 1914. He was 20 years old.
17/11/2017 L/Corp Andrew Lagan He was listed in the ‘Ledger’ as being with the Princess Helena, a hired paddle minesweeper, for a time.
17/11/2017 L/Corp Andrew Lagan Lance Corporal Andrew Lagan was born about 1894 in Kildress, Cookstown.
16/11/2017 Lieut John Carruth Thanks to Tabatha Rose for pointing out that the grave photo was available on Billiongraves.
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13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick is also commemorated on the WW1 Roll of Honour in Portstewart Presbyterian Church.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick is also commemorated on Burnside L.O.L. No. 721’s Roll of Honour in Burnside Orange Hall.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick is also commemorated on Portstewart War Memorial.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick has no known grave and is commemorated on panel: 181-183 on Helles Memorial in Turkey.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 28th August 1915.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private Kirkpatrick was wounded in the shoulder at Gallipoli in 1915.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick William later transferred to the Connaught Rangers.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Private William Kirkpatrick served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as a Private with the No. 19745.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick William enlisted in Cookstown. He was living in Maghera at the time.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick The 1911 census lists William Kirkpatrick as age 22, living with his sister and her family at house 1 in Tullaghmurry East, Portstewart. William was a plasterer.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick By 1911, William had changed his name to Kirkpatrick.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick William Kirkpatrick was a member of Burnside L.O.L. No. 721.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick The 1901 census lists William as age 12, living with the family at house 1 in Tullaghmurry East, Portstewart. His father was a shoemaker.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick Known family: Robert Kilpatrick, Eliza Kilpatrick, Flora Kilpatrick (born 28th December 1876), Samuel Kilpatrick (born 29th January 1878), Unnamed male Kilpatrick (born 25th February 1880), Robert Kilpatrick (born 1st January 1881), Eliza Kilpatrick (born 8th January 1883), Rachel Ann Kilpatrick (born 10th July 1886), William Kilpatrick (born 12th December 1888).
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick William Kilpatrick was born on 12th December 1888 in Coleraine. He was the youngest of at least seven children, all of whom were born in Coleraine.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Kirkpatrick William Kilpatrick was the youngest son of Robert and Eliza Kilpatrick. Robert Kilpatrick and Eliza Boyd were married on 27th July 1875 in Coleraine.
13/11/2017 Pte. James King Known family: John King, Mary King, Mary King (born 23rd August 1875), John Joseph King (born 21st November 1876), Catherine King (born 29th June 1878), John Joseph King (born 23rd May 1880), Eliza Lizzie King (born 2nd September 1884), Rebecca King (born 9th May 1887), James King (born 4th August 1889), Sarah King (born 20th January 1893).
13/11/2017 Pte. James King James King was born 4th August 1889 in Omagh. He was one of eleven children, eight surviving. All the children were born in Omagh.
13/11/2017 Pte. James King James King was the youngest son of John and Mary King. John King and Mary Coulton were married in Omagh on 19th November 1874.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston It's possible his father's name was Woodside Johnston, although Woodside was Presbyterian and William was Church of Ireland.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston The CWGC record Private William Johnston as the brother of Andrew Johnston of Coolshinny, Magherafelt, County Derry.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston Private William Johnston is also listed on Magherafelt Church of Ireland Roll of Honour and Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston Private William Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 16-17 at Le Touret Memorial, France.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston Private William Johnston was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert on Sunday 16th May 1915. He was 24 years old.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston William enlisted in Cookstown.
13/11/2017 Pte. William Johnston William Johnston was born in Moneymore and lived in Magherafelt.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston Private Patrick Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in Pas de Calais, France.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston On the morning that he was killed in action it was snowing. At 9.00am the 1st Battalion were ordered to proceed to their assembly position, which was a sunken road running north and south and situated to the north of Fampoux. They were in position by 11.00am but unfortunately they had been spotted by an enemy airplane and the position was heavily shelled. There were many casualties from this shelling. Their attack that day proposed an advance of 2,000 yards. At 12.00 noon the attack commenced, and the troops advanced with great gallantry but were met with heavy machine gun fire from the north, south and in front. They advanced through this and some of them got to within 200 yards of their objective before they had to retire. It was during this attack that Patrick was killed in action.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston Private Patrick Johnston was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 11th April 1917.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston Patrick Johnston enlisted in Armagh.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston Patrick Johnston lived in Lislea, County Armagh.
12/11/2017 Pte. Patrick Johnston Patrick Johnston was, according to military records, born in Clookstown, Lanarkshire, Scotland. As there is no Cookstown or Clookstown in Lanarkshire, it is assumed he was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Private Thomas Jeffrey has no known grave and is commemorated on panel: 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial in France.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Private Thomas Jeffrey was serving with the 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.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Thomas Jeffrey enlisted in Cookstown. He was living in Belfast.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 14, living with the family at house 12 in Islandbane, Muckamore, County Antrim. Thomas was still at school. His father was a railway porter.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 4, living with the family at house 33 in Islandbane, Muckamore, County Antrim. His father was a railway signalman.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Family: Thomas Jeffrey, Mary Jane Jeffrey, Nichol Jeffrey (born 10th March 1889), William John Jeffrey (born 12th June 1891), Maud Jeffrey (born 15th September 1893), Thomas Jeffrey (born 12th September 1896), Olive Margaret Jeffrey (born 11th July 1899).
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Thomas Jeffrey was born on 12th September 1896 in Muckamore, County Antrim. He was one of five children.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey Thomas Jeffrey was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Jane Jeffrey. Thomas Jeffrey and Mary Davis were married on 17th April 1888 in Belfast.
11/11/2017 Pte. Thomas Jeffrey No definitive evidence has been found to link the census and family details with Private Thomas Jeffrey.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Private Robert Irwin was mentioned in dispatches by Sir Ian Hamilton.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Private Robert Irwin was twice wounded at the Dardanelles. He was reported wounded in June 1915.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. While in Gallipoli, Private Irwin and Private Matthew McAnary were instrumental in saving the life of a wounded officer of the Engineers. The Engineers were out during the night putting up wire, and just at dawn the Turks spotted them and began firing. He saw the officer fall, and ran out to him. McAnary and he arrived at the officer together, McAnary took him by the shoulders and Irwin by the legs, in one of which he had been shot. Just as they got him up, another bullet passed between his arms and severely wounded him in the other leg.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Both Private Robert Irwin and Private Matthew McAnary received the Military Medal for their actions.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Private Robert Irwin M.M. was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in France when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
11/11/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Robert Irwin was the son of Annie Irwin. He was born in Castledawson.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter The CWGC record Rifleman William Hunter as the son of Samuel and Rebecca Ann Hunter of 23 Donegore Street, Belfast. He is recorded as being a native of Magherafelt, County Derry.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter The family asked for the following inscription to be engraved on his headstone. ‘Ever remembered by his loving father and mother.’
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter Rifleman William Hunter is buried in Prowse Point Cemetery, eleven kilometres south of Ypres town centre.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter Rifleman William Hunter was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 24th October 1917.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter William later transferred to 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter William enlisted in Belfast, joining the Royal Army Service Corps, having the service number T4/128765.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter The 1911 census lists William as age 16, a draper's assistant, living with the family at house 32 in Ballyneil More, The Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter The 1901 census lists William as age 6, living with the family at house 22 in Ballyronan Beg, Salterstown, County Londonderry. Samuel Hunter was a labourer.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter Known family: Samuel Hunter, Annie Hunter, Margaret Hunter (born 20th October 1880), Thomas Hunter (born 2nd August 1882), Samuel Hunter (born 31st March 1884), Annie Hunter (born 16th October 1885), Rachael Hunter (born 3rd December 1887), Robert John Hunter (born 21st December 1889), Elizabeth Hunter (born 21st June 1892), William Hunter (born 11th July 1894), David Hunter (born 15th November 1896).
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter William Hunter was born on 11th July 1894 in Ballyronan, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children, all of whom were born in the Magherafelt area.
07/11/2017 R/man William Hunter William Hunter was a son of Samuel and Rebecca Ann Hunter. Samuel Hunter and Rebecca Farley were married on 21st November 1879 in the district of Magherafelt.
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06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes John’s father lived in Queen Street, Magherafelt for a time.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes Private John Hughes is buried in Ancre British Military Cemetery, near Ypres.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes Private John Hughes was serving with the 1st 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.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes On being discharged from hospital, Private Hughes and his battalion was sent to France.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes Private Hughes contracted dysentery during the Dardanelles campaign.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes After the usual period of training he was sent to the Dardanelles with his battalion, and took part in that fierce conflict, being twice wounded, his brigade being highly complimented by the general commanding on the gallantry displayed.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes It is believed Private Hughes served with both the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes John Hughes enlisted in Cookstown on 7th July 1914.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes Growing up, he was a member of Glenbrook Boy Scout troop.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes John lived in Belfast.
06/11/2017 Pte. John Hughes John Hughes was a son of James Hughes. He was born in Magherafelt.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill In his Will, William leaves all to his mother, who was living in the Downs, Tullyhogue, County Tyrone
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06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill A second form of the Will exists, stating the same wishes.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs Ellen Hill, The Downs, Tullyhogue, County Tyrone. William George Hill, Corporal 18th Royal Irish Rifles.
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06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill Last Will and Testament of Corporal William G Hill dated 4th December 1916:
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06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill The CWGC record Corporal William George Hill as the son of Alexander and Ellen Hill of The Doons, Tullyhogue, County Tyrone.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill Corporal W G Hill is buried in Spanbroekmolen Cemetery in Belgium.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill Corporal William George Hill was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on Thursday 7th June 1917.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill Private William Hill survived many of the early engagements.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill William Hill enlisted in Belfast just after the start of the war.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill William Hill was a member of L.O.L. 126, Sherrygroom
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill The 1911 census does list a William George Hill, age 18, a gardener, at house 3 in Derrynagrew, Bellanode, County Monaghan.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 26 in Downs, The Sandholes, County Tyrone.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill The 1901 census lists William as age 8, living with the family at house 7 in Donaghey, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. His father was a stone mason and farmer.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill Family: Alexander Hill, Ellen Hill, Alexander Hill (born 7th December 1882), Ellen Nellie Hill (born 26th October 1884), Catherine Kathleen Hill (born 15th September 1886), Sarah Hill (born 15th September 1888), Maud Hill (born 26th November 1890, died 12th September 1896, age 6), Augusta Hill (born about 1890), William Hill (born 20th March 1893), Samuel Hadden Hill (born 22nd April 1895), Robert James Hill (born 21st January 1898).
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill William Hill was born in Cookstown on 20th March 1893. He was one of nine children, eight surviving.
06/11/2017 Corp William George Hill William George Hill was the second son of Alexander and Ellen Hill. Alexander Hill and Ellen Ruddy were married on 28th May 1880 in the district of Cookstown.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William Henry was married to Annie Henry.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry The CWGC record Private William Henry as the son of the late Mr and Mrs William Henry. He is also recorded as the husband of Annie Henry of 5 Kirkgate, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland. The CWGC also record that he was born in Ireland.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William was a brother of Johnny Henry of Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry Private William Henry is buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece. A large proportion of the burials in this cemetery were due to the influenza epidemic of 1918.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry Private William Henry was serving with the 969th Area Employment Company of the Labour Corps when he died of malaria on 9th September 1918. He was 39 years old.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry Private William Henry served for over three years in Salonika, Greece.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William later transferred to the Labour Corps (No 534010).
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William Henry enlisted in Hamilton, joining the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with the number 13240.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William had gone to live and work in Blantyre, Scotland. He is not listed on Blantyre War Memorial.
06/11/2017 Pte. William Henry William Henry was the son of William Henry. William was born in Cookstown about 1879.
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05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry The CWGC record Corporal Thomas Henry as the son of Robert and Elizabeth Henry of 88 Mount Pottinger Road, Belfast.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Thomas has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry The ground in this area of Belgium became a quagmire, following the incessant rain.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Corporal Thomas Henry was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, attached to the 109th Trench Mortar Battery, when he was killed in action on Thursday 16th August 1917.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Sometime before the Battle of Langemarck he became attached to the 109th Trench Mortar Battery.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Thomas Henry enlisted in Belfast, joining the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry The 1911 census lists Thomas Andrew as age 14, living with the family at house 36 in Ballyskeagh Town, Drumbeg, County Down. Thomas had left school and was employed as a card lacer. A card lacer fed pattern cards into weaving looms.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Family: Robert Henry, Eliza Ann Henry, Annie Jane Henry (born about 1883), Maria Henry (born about 1885), Martha Henry (born 29th March 1887), Margaret Henry (born 10th July 1888), William D Henry (born 9th September 1890), Mary Henry (born 29th December 1892), John James Henry (born 4th April 1895), Thomas Andrew Henry (born 21st October 1896), Caroline E Henry (born 7th March 1898), Robert Henry (born about 1901), Samuel George Henry (born 25th July 1902).
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry The 1901 census lists Thomas Andrew as age 4, living with the family at house 9 in Church Street Cookstown. His father was a labourer.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Thomas Henry was born at in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown, on 21st October 1896.
05/11/2017 Corp Thomas Henry Thomas Andrew Henry was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Anne Henry. Robert Henry and Elizabeth Blair were married on 3rd November 1881 in the district of Dungannon.
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05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Last Will and Testament of Sergeant Hugh Haslam dated 20th March 1917
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam The CWGC record Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam as the son of Mrs James Greer of The Park, Priestland, Bushmills, County Antrim. He is also recorded as the husband of Georgina M Haslam of 18 St Vincent Street, Shore Road, Belfast.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh’s brother, Robert Haslam, served throughout the war. He was taken prisoner in March 1918 and arrived home in January 1919.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam In his will he left all to his wife Georgina, who was living at 18 St Vincent Street, Belfast.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam died from his wounds on Sunday 26th August 1917.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Sergeant Hugh Haslam was taken to hospital in Boulogne where he had his right arm amputated.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam His battalion served with the 16th Irish Division in July and August 1917 and were fighting North-East of Ypres, Belgium, where Sergeant Haslam was severely wounded.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Records show that he received a wound to his hand and spent some time in hospital as well as a spell on home on leave.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh Benjamin Haslam served with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh Haslam enlisted in Clydebank, Scotland.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh Haslam and Georgina Gallagher were married on 11th November 1915 in Belfast. It is not known if they had any children.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam The 1901 census records Hugh as 11 years old, living with the family at Sherrygroom, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. Hugh was still at school. His father was a bookkeeper from Lancashire in England.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Known family: Edmund Bury Haslam, Margaret Haslam, Jonathan H Haslam (born 23rd June 1882), Edmund Haslam (born 7th November 1885, died 2nd December 1895, age 10), William Haslam (born 18th January 1888), Hugh Benjamin Haslam (born 16th July 1890), Robert Haslam (born 21st September 1892), Jane Haslam (born 23rd October 1897, died 23rd October 1897).
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh Benjamin Haslam was born at Sherrygroom, Stewartstown on 16th July 1890. He was one of at least six children, four surviving.
05/11/2017 Sgt. Hugh Benjamin Haslam Hugh Haslam was the son of Edmund Bury and Margaret Haslam. Edmund Haslam and Margaret Kelly were married on 26th September 1881 in the district of Coleraine.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William Oliver Hardy is not listed with the CWGC, has no medal card, and is not listed in Ireland’s Memorial Records.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William Hardy is listed on the WW1 Roll of Honour in Saint Nicholas’ Church, on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy Private William Hardy was buried with full military honours at Stewartstown Churchyard, Belfast.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy Private William Hardy was training with the 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Young Citizen Volunteers) when he died of illness on 13th July 1915, presumably in Belfast.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William enlisted in Belfast.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy The 1911 census lists William Oliver as age 24, living with the family at house 11 in Elaine Street, Cromac, Belfast. William was a railway clerk. His father was a coachman.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William Hardy lived and worked in Cookstown for the Great Northern Railway as a ticket clerk. He eventually found work with the railways at Annaghmore and in Dromore, County Down, before settling in Belfast
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy Family: Joseph Hardy , Elizabeth Jane Hardy, Louisa Jane Hardy (born 18th May 1883, Stewartstown), Alfred Hardy (born 2nd September 1884, Stewartstown), William Oliver Hardy (born 12th July 1886, Stewartstown), Thomas John Hardy (born 9th December 1887, Dungannon), Agnes Alice Hardy (born 3rd February 1892, Cookstown), Joseph Hardy (born 6th October 1894, Cookstown, died 28th September 1896), Margaret Elizabeth Hardy (born 17th August 1897, Cookstown), Mary Emma Hardy (born 24th July 1899, Cookstown), Joseph Edward Hardy (born 1st October 1902, Belfast), Frederick Hardy (born 1st October 1905, Belfast).
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy The 1901 census lists William Oliver as age 14, living with the family at house 143 in Dunluce Avenue, Windsor, Belfast. William had left school and was working as a railway clerk. His father was a coachman.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy His father was a coachman and was reported to have links with Lissan House, Cookstown.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William Hardy was born in Stewartstown on 12th July 1886. He was one of ten children, nine surviving.
04/11/2017 Pte. William Oliver Hardy William Oliver Hardy was the second son of Joseph and Bessie Hardy. Joseph Hardy and Elizabeth Turkington were married on 27th June 1882 in the district of Cookstown.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton 01301
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton The CWGC record Private William Joshua Hamilton as the husband of Isabella Hamilton of Hill Head, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton Private William Hamilton is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and is remembered at Church of Ireland, Lissan, on Remembrance Sunday.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton Private William J Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton Private William J Hamilton 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 1st July 1916.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton William enlisted in Cookstown with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. They were raised at Omagh in September 1914 and were sent to France in October 1915. Their training continued up until the start of the Somme offensive.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton The 1911 census lists William and Isabella living with the McNicholl’s at house 25 in Ballynagilly, Lissan, County Tyrone. They appear to have a child, James McNicholl, born 6th February 1911 (GRONI Ref. U/1911/99/1009/26/460).
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton William Hamilton and Isabella McNicholl were married on 28th March 1911 in the district of Cookstown.
03/11/2017 Pte. William Joshua Hamilton William J Hamilton was born at Lissan, Cookstown about 1893. His middle name was either or John or Joshua.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton The CWGC record Private James Hamilton as the brother of Mrs Cassie Hampsie of Irish Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton Private James Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton Private James Hamilton was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton James had three brothers serving in the army. Charles and Edward where in France and John was stationed in England.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton James Hamilton enlisted in Cookstown.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton Another sister, Kate Hamilton, lived in Church Street, Cookstown.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton His sister, Cassie Hampsey, lived at Irish Street, Dungannon
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton Known family: Charles Hamilton, Edward Hamilton, John Hamilton, James Hamilton, Cassie Hamilton, Kate Hamilton.
03/11/2017 Pte. James Hamilton James Hamilton was born in Badoney, near Gortin, Omagh.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton Private George Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Addenda Panel of the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton Due to the work of Wesley Wright of the Friends of the Somme (Mid Ulster Branch), George Hamilton is now listed in the CWGC.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton Private George Hamilton has no known grave and was not commemorated with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission until recently.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton Private George Hamilton was serving with the 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 when the battalion attacked the Schwaben Redoubt near Thiepval.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton George Hamilton enlisted at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon / Bundoran, County Donegal.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton Little is known of George Hamilton’s background. The census records a George Hamilton of that age living in the Lissan area at that time. See references.
03/11/2017 Pte. George Hamilton George Hamilton was born at Lissan, near Cookstown, about 1894.
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02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Private Thomas Haire in NOT listed on Moy War Memorial.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire The CWGC record Private Thomas John Gerald Haire as the son of David and Sara Jane Haire of Trew and Moy Station, County. Tyrone.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Private Thomas Haire has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire The battalion were forced to remain south of Arvillers for the night. They lost two men on that day of retreat. The other man was George Gilroy of 50 Stanhope Street, Belfast. He was thirty-one years of age and is also commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, France.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Private Thomas John Gerald Haire was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 27th March 1918.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire By the time of the Great German Spring Offensive of March 1918 the battalion was in withdrawal and on the 26th March passed through Avrilcourt, Tilloloy, Grevillers, Guerbigny and arrived at Erches at about 11am. On the morning of the 27th the enemy attacked and the 9th Irish Fusiliers were forced back to a position south of Arvillers.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Thomas enlisted in Cavan, joining the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire The 1911 census lists Thomas J G as age 13, living with family at house 22 in Drumbrawn, Redhill, County Cavan. Thomas was still at school. His father was a railway agent.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire By 1910, the family were living in County Cavan.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire By 1904 the family were living in County Dublin.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire The 1901 census lists Thomas J Gerald Haire as age 3, living with the family at house 1 in Boyd's Farm, Stewartstown. His father was a railway agent.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Known family: David Henry Haire, Sara Jane Haire, Thomas John Gerald Haire (born 13th April 1898, Stewartstown), Gertrude Victoria Haire (born 2nd February 1900, Stewartstown), David H Haire (born 14th January 1902, Stewartstown), Barbara Haire (born about 1904, County Dublin), William J Haire (born about 1910, County Cavan).
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Thomas John Gerald Haire was born on 13th April 1898 in Stewartstown. He was the eldest of six children, five surviving.
02/11/2017 Pte. Thomas John Gerald Haire Thomas Haire was the eldest son of David and Sarah Jane Haire. David Henry Haire and Sara Jane Bell were married on 22nd October 1896 in the district of Armagh.
02/11/2017 Pte. Leslie Martin 01298
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan There is another Private Hugh Hagan who died in the war. He was from Maghera. He served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and died on Sunday 17th October 1915.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Private Hugh Hagan is also commemorated on both Cookstown Cenotaph and Dungannon War Memorial.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Private Hugh Hagan has no known grave and is commemorated on Pozieres Memorial in France.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Private Hugh Hagan was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan On the morning of the 21st March 1918, The Germans launched a massive offensive along a 50 mile front, which in a few days would drive the allies back over twenty miles.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan It was after Langemarck that the 7th and 8th Battalions of Inniskillings were amalgamated.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan The battalion first seen action at the Battle of Hulluch in April 1916, followed by action on the Somme (Guillemont and Ginchy) in September 1916, and the Battle of Messines (Inniskilling Wood) in June 1917, followed by the Third Battle of Ypres (Delva Farm), Langemarck, in August 1917.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan The 7th Battalion went to France in February 1916 and had been many fierce engagements by the time of the German Spring Offensive in March of 1918.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Hugh enlisted in Omagh with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Hugh Hagan worked at Adair’s Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown.
02/11/2017 Pte. Hugh Hagan Hugh Hagan was born at Tamlachtmore, County Tyrone.
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01/11/2017 Master John Creggan John Creggan’s father was in the army, stationed in England at the time of his death.
01/11/2017 Master John Creggan The death certificate confirms his death as 15th February 1943.
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01/11/2017 Master Daniel Donnelly 01296
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01/11/2017 Master Daniel Donnelly Daniel Donnelly and John Creggan are commemorated on the ‘Leaving a Legacy’ memorial in Gortalowry, Cookstown, adjacent Killymoon Street.
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01/11/2017 Master John Creggan Daniel Donnelly and John Creggan are commemorated on the ‘Leaving a Legacy’ memorial in Gortalowry, Cookstown, adjacent Killymoon Street.
01/11/2017 Master John Creggan Many thanks to Nigel Henderson of History Hub Ulster, who researched Daniel Donnelly and found that he was buried in Cookstown.
01/11/2017 Master Daniel Donnelly Many thanks to Nigel Henderson of History Hub Ulster, who researched Daniel Donnelly and found that he was buried in Cookstown.
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