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05/12/2017 Sgt. Frederick Wilson Sergeant Frederick Wilson is buried in Fort Pitt Military Cemetery in Kent. This Cemetery has burials from both wars.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Frederick Wilson Sergeant Frederick Wilson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) when he died of wounds in hospital in England on 14th October 1916.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Frederick Wilson Frederick enlisted in London.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Frederick Wilson Frederick Wilson eventually came to live in Cookstown.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Frederick Wilson Frederick Wilson was born in Warrington, Cheshire, near Liverpool.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Sergeant R J Williams is buried at Douchy Farm New British Cemetery, near Ypres in Belgium.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams In both his Wills, he left all to his mother, who was living in Dublin.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant Robert James Williams was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams In his will dated 22nd day of February 1916, he was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Robert Williams enlisted in Cookstown.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Robert lived in Dublin.
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams In witness whereof, I here unto set my hand this 22nd day of February 1916. Robert James Williams. Signed by witnesses
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05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams I, Robert J Williams, No 9272 of the 1st Battalion Regiment of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, do hereby revoke all former wills by me made, and declare this to be my last Will. After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give my mother Mary Williams, No. 6 Ward, James Street Hospital Dublin, for her sole and separate use, the whole of my estate and effects, and everything that I can by law give or dispose of, and I appoint office i/c records Dublin executor of my will.
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05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Last Will and Testament of Private R Williams, dated 22nd February 1916:
05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams In the event of my death I give the whole of my money and belongings to my mother Mrs Mary Williams, 31 Patrick Street, Dublin. 9272 Private R Williams Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Signed R Williams, Lance Corporal, 7th Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Last Will and Testament of Private R Williams, dated 24th September 1916 (tbc):
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05/12/2017 Sgt. Robert James Williams Robert James Williams was the son of Mary Williams. He was born in Dundalk, County Louth.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson The CWGC record Gunner W Thompson as the husband of Mary Thompson of Killymoon Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson William Thompson is commemorated on the Tandragee War Memorial.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson The cemetery at Noeux-les-Mines was chiefly used by 6th and 7th Casualty Clearing Stations between August 1917 and December 1918.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson Gunner W Thompson is buried in Neoux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France. The inscription on the headstone reads: ‘Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord’
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson Gunner William Thompson was serving with the 237th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he ‘died at the front’ on Monday 12th November 1917.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson William Thompson enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery in Belfast.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson William moved to Cookstown to work and lived for a number of years at 12 Fortview Terrace, Chapel Road with his wife Mary and their five children, William, Samuel, Alice, Jean and Violet.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson William lived for a while in Tandragee, County Armagh.
04/12/2017 Gnr William Thompson William Thompson was born at Meenan, County Down. Meenan lies about halfway between Banbridge and Newry.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington The CWGC record Rifleman Charles Symington as the brother of Mrs Margaret Hughes, of 55 Rockville Street, Belfast.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington Rifleman Symington has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington Rifleman Charles Symington was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Wednesday 11th August 1915.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington Charles Symington enlisted in Belfast where he was living.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington All the siblings were born in Cookstown apart from Joseph who was born in Dungannon in 1881 and John, who was born in Belfast in 1884.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington Possible Family: Mary Symington (born 10th December 1867), Margaret Symington (born 30th December 1869), Isabella Symington (born 27th May 1871), Alexander Symington (born 15th November 1872), Sarah Symington (born 7th August 1874), William Symington (born 19th April 1876), Charles Symington (born 3rd January 1879), Joseph Symington (born 5th May 1881), John Symington (born 9th August 1884).
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington His mother’s maiden name seems to have been Purvis.
03/12/2017 R/man Charles Symington Charles Symington was born in Cookstown on 3rd January 1879.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson The CWGC record Private Alexander Steenson as the son of Alexander and Mary Steenson of Cookstown, County Tyrone. He is also recorded as the husband of Jane Steenson, of 59 Campore Street, Belfast.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Private Alexander Steenson has no known grave and is commemorated on Loos Memorial in France.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Private Alexander Steenson was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action on 30th May 1916. He was 48 years old.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Alexander Steenson enlisted in Belfast, where he was living.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Alexander was married to Jane Steenson.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Alexander Steenson was born in Stewartstown about 1868.
03/12/2017 Pte. Alexander Steenson Alexander Steenson was the son of Alexander and Mary Steenson.
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03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt There was a J Spratt who attended Tamlaght National School in Coagh. No evidence to link the two has been found.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt The CWGC record Private J Spratt as the son of George and Margaret Spratt of Chapel Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt Private J Spratt is buried in Mons Communal Cemetery in Belgium.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt Private Spratt was the only man from the battalion to die on that day.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt Private James Spratt was serving with the 1st/5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial) of the Highland Light Infantry when he died of wounds on 3rd September 1918. He was 27 years old.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt Private James Spratt originally had the Service No 3808, with the Highland Light Infantry.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt James was living in Glasgow when he enlisted.
03/12/2017 Pte. James Spratt James Spratt was the son of George and Margaret Spratt. James was born about 1891 in Dundee, Scotland.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. The CWGC record Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers as the son of Francis and Mary Rogers of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. Lieutenant Rogers is not listed in Evening Times Roll of Honour 1918-19. Nor is he listed in Glasgow Roll of Honour 1914-18.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. Lieutenant Rogers was buried at home in St. Kentigern’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. Lieutenant John Rogers died at the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen on the 13th June 1918 of ‘cut throat haemorrhage shock’. He was 41 years old.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. Lieutenant John Rogers was assaulted in Callander, north of Glasgow, in June 1918.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. John Rogers lived with wife Mary at 685 Garscube Road, Glasgow.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers received the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. John Rogers joined the army about 1895.
02/12/2017 Lieut John Rogers D.C.M. John Rogers was the son of Francis and Mary Rogers. He was born about 1877.
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