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17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran The CGWC have him recorded as IL/528 Private J Moran.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran Private J Moran is buried in grave 4-A-25 at St Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran Private Moran transferring to the 182nd Battalion Labour Corps, service no 108944.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran James Moran enlisted in Cookstown.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran Private James Moran served with the Royal Irish Regiment, service no 528 and/or 29829.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran Private James Moran died of wounds, age 35, on 20th November 1917.
17/02/2016 Pte. James Moran James Moran was born in Desertmartin and lived in Brackaghlislea, County Londonderry.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. The CWGC record Private James McMaster D.C.M. as the son of Alexander and Catherine McMaster, of Corlecky, Maghera. He is also recorded as the husband of Mary McMaster of Hall Street, Maghera, Co. Londonderry
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Private James McMaster D.C.M. is buried in Grave 1-B-21 at Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Private James McMaster D.C.M. was serving with the 7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918. He was 29 years old.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Private James McMaster was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.).
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. James McMaster enlisted in Cookstown.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. James McMaster married Mary McCusker on 20th June 1912 in the district of Magherafelt. They had at least one child, John McCusker, born 25th February 1913. There was possibly a second, Florence McMaster, born on 15th July 1914.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. The 1901 census lists James as age 11, living with his mother and brother at house 26 in Slaughtneil, Tullykeron, County Londonderry.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Alexander McMaster died on 18th May 1892, aged 44. James was just three years old.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Family: Alexander McMaster, Catherine McMaster, John McMaster (born 21st November 1886), James McMaster (born 25th September 1888).
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. James McMaster was born on 25th September 1888 in the Maghera area.
09/02/2016 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. James McMaster was the younger of two sons of Alexander and Catherine McMaster. Alexander McMaster married Catherine Diamond on 10th August 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb The Lodge marched in front of the hearse to Clare Churchyard, Kildress.
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04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb The 1911 census lists William Hamilton as age 9 living with the family at house 7 in Killycurragh, Orritor. His mother was a widow.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb William’s father, Hamilton Tomb, died on 26th February 1905. He was 62 years old.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Incomplete / incorrect family: Hamilton Tomb, Martha Jane Tomb, Matilda Tomb (born 20th December 1882), Janetta Jennie Tomb (born 17th May 1884), Lizzie Tomb (born 18th June 1889?), Florence Morrow Tomb (born 18th April 1889?), John Little Tomb (born 28th December 1893), Isabella Margaret Tomb (born 7th November 1895), Harry Henry Weir Tomb (born 17th August 1898), William Hamilton Tomb (born about 1902).
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 5 in Killycurragh, Orritor, Cookstown. It can be presumed he was not born at this stage. His father was a farmer.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb William Hamilton Tomb was born in late 1901 or 1902 in the Killycurragh, Cookstown.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Note that another Hamilton Tomb married Letitia Hagan on 2nd September 1884 in the district of Cookstown. This seems to have caused great confusion with the records.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb William Hamilton Tomb was the son of Hamilton and Martha Tomb. Hamilton Tomb married Martha Tomb on 18th August 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb The CWGC record Private W H Tomb as the son of Mrs Martha J Tomb of Killycurragh, Cookstown.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Private William Hamilton Tomb is buried in Kildress Church of Ireland Churchyard, just west of Cookstown.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb The chief mourners at the funeral were his mother and sister and his brothers, John and Henry. The funeral service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. Stanley Thompson, B.A. Dungannon (for Rev J. Johnston B.A. Orritor), and the Rev. J. Entrican B.A. led the prayer. Funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Robert Steenson.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Behind the chief mourners also marched the Cookstown comrades of the First World War. Owing to the uncertainty of the time of the funeral the authorities could not provide a regular military funeral.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Private Tomb was brought home to Cookstown and taken to 3rd Presbyterian Church (Molesworth). The coffin was covered in wreaths and draped in the Union Jack and was borne to the hearse by members of Montober R.B.P. of which William was a member.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb Private William Hamilton Tomb died of complications from pneumonia at the Royal Air Force Hospital at Landford Training Camp, Dorset on 2nd November 1918.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb William was regarded as a smart and obliging lad and although only seventeen years of age, when the call came for recruits for the Royal Air Force, he volunteered.
04/02/2016 Pte. William Hamilton Tomb William served his apprenticeship with Mr. McKinney, a pharmaceutical chemist in Cookstown.
03/02/2016 Pte. Henry (Harry) Tohill TOHILL – 7th August 1915 at Suvla Bay, killed in action, Private Henry Tohill, 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, second son of Henry and Maggie Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt. R.I.P. On his soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy.
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