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28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong The CWGC records Private David Armstrong as the son of Mary Jane Armstrong, of Chapel Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong David Armstrong is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph and Donaghendry Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Stewartstown.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Private Armstrong is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Private Hugh Ashfield is buried just a few graves away in the same row.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Private David Armstrong was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of gunshot wounds on Sunday 12th August 1917.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Both Private Hugh Ashfield and Private Armstrong were wounded at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge and taken to the same hospital.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Private Armstrong went to France as a battle casualty replacement to bring their individual battalions back up to strength following the Battle of the Somme.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong David Armstrong enlisted in Omagh.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong The 1911 census lists William David as age 10, living with the family at house 5 in Hill Head, Stewartstown. His mother’s was a widow and her name had changed to Hawthorn.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong The 1901 census lists David as a baby living with the family at house 12 in Hill Head, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. His father is not listed, but his mother was married and working as a general domestic servant.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Family: Mary Jane Armstrong, Thomas Armstrong (born about 1893), Annie Armstrong (born about 1897), David Armstrong (born 17th May 1900).
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong David was a son of Mary Jane Armstrong. David Armstrong was born on 17th May 1900 in Stewartstown. GRONI records his name as David Hawthorne.
28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong Private David Armstrong, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Stewartstown, died at a clearing station in France from gunshot wounds on Sunday morning, 12th August.
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28/02/2017 Pte. David Armstrong From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th August 1917:
28/02/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Captain F P Harris, M.C., Royal Army Medical Corps, son of Mr J Porter Harris, solicitor, Stewartstown, was admitted to hospital in Etaples on 16th August suffering from ‘gunshot wounds, left arm and fracture of right thigh; severe.’ This young officer was gassed and wounded on 3rd May, but was able to resume active work in ten days. He was through the Gallipoli campaign from the landing to the evacuation. And afterwards served in Egypt before going to France, and he has twice been mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished conduct.
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28/02/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th August 1917: Captain F P Harris (cousin of Eric Wallace Harris)
26/02/2017 R/man William Hobson Private Henry Hobson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Killylech (Killylack), Dungannon, wounded.
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26/02/2017 R/man William Hobson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th August 1917: Henry Harry Hobson (brother of William Hobson)
26/02/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Major H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., F.R.C.V.S., Army Veterinary Corps, is to be brevet lieutenant colonel for distinguished service in the field, is a son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., Springhill, Moneymore. This officer, who recently relinquished the rank of temporary colonel, has been thrice mentioned in despatches – once by Viscount French and twice by Sir Douglas Haig – and was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order at the beginning of the present year. One of his brothers, Lieutenant Colonel John Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, fell at the head of his battalion last year.
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26/02/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th August 1917:
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26/02/2017 Corp Henry McDonald Glasgow From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th July 1917:
23/02/2017 Gnr William Brown Gunner William Brown, Royal Garrison Artillery, Tullyhogue, killed in action
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23/02/2017 Gnr William Brown From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th July 1917:
23/02/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., F.R.C.V.S. (Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons), Army Veterinary Corps, son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Springhill, Moneymore. Colonel Lenox-Conyngham has seen a good deal of service in France, having been recently mentioned in despatches by Lord French and Sir Douglas Haig, in addition to winning the D.S.O.
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23/02/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th July 1917:
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20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Private Samuel Young, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Lower Coagh, killed in action.
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20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th July 1917:
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young The CWGC record Private Samuel Young as the aon of Robert and Elizabeth Young of Lower Coagh, County Tyrone.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Private Young is buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Private Samuel Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Messines in Belgium on 26th June 1917.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Private Young had served with them for six or eight months and had survived the battle at the beginning of June.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Private Samuel Young went out as a battle casualty replacement after the battalion was decimated at the Battle of the Somme.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Samuel enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young However, the 1911 census lists Samuel as age 14, working as a farm servant at house 7 in Ballymoyle, Springhill, Moneymore, for the Wilson family.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young The 1911 census does not list Samuel as living with the family at house 17 in Coagh, where his father was working as a farm servant.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Family: Robert Young, Eliza Lizzie Young, Sarah Young (born 17th November 1894), Samuel Young (born 17th September 1896), Robert Young (born 10th November 1898), Henry Young (born 16th September 1900), Isabella Young (born 4th March 1903), Joseph Young (born 2nd January 1906), James Alexander Young (born 22nd July 1908).
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young The 1901 census lists Samuel as age 4, living with the family at house 15 in Coagh. His father was a labourer.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Samuel Young was born in Tamlaght, Coagh on 17th September 1896. He was second oldest of seven children.
20/02/2017 Pte. Samuel Young Samuel Young was the eldest son of Robert and Elizabeth Young. Robert Young married Lizzie Crooks on 19th February 1894 in the district of Cookstown.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Private Henry James Kilpatrick is also listed on Chopwell War Memorial and on the Roll of Honour in St. John the Evangelist Church in Chopwell.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Dear Madam, I am writing to inform you that it has now been possible to identify the burial place of Private H J Kilpatrick. This soldier’s grave was found at a point east off Fampoux in France and the remains were identified by portions of his kit bearing his regimental particulars. In order to secure the proper maintenance of the grave in perpetuity, the remains were carefully moved and reverently reburied in Grave 23, Row E, Plot 17, of Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville Street, Vaast. The Commission will, in due course, erect a gravestone over the grave and in this connection, I am enclosing two forms which I shall be glad if you will kindly complete and return to this office. Your Faithfully, (signature), Secretary.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Letter dated 11th May 1936 from the Imperial War Graves Commission to Mrs J Kilpatrick, Moymore, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Dear Sir, in answer to your letter of 20th November 1917, we know nothing beyond Private McAndrews states in his report. We have advised Kilpatrick’s sister, Mrs Kempton, to write to McAndrews, C/O The Record Office at York, and find out what more he can tell her. We understood from his report that he knew the Kilpatrick whom he saw dead, but from Mrs Kempton’s description, it seems as if it must have been some other man of the same name. We are hoping for other reports to throw more light upon this case. Yours Faithfully, (initials) for the Earl of Lucan.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Letter dated 26th November 1917 from the Earl of Lucan to Lieutenant Colonel R T G Lowry, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Dear Madam, We very much regret that we still have no news to send you of your brother, Private Henry J Kilpatrick, 420 25th Northumberland Fusiliers. We are continuing to make very possible enquiry for him, and are carefully watching for his name in all the prisoner lists from Germany. Should it come through on them, or we receive any other reliable information, it shall be forwarded to you immediately. With sincere sympathy in your anxiety, yours faithfully, Lord Lucan.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Letter dated 12th October 1917 from Lord Lucan to Mrs W J Kempton, 9 William Street, Chopwell, County Durham.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick There was some doubt as to what had happened of Private Henry Kilpatrick and letters were exchanged in regard to his fate.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Dear brother, a line to let you know I am in good health, hoping you are all same. Excuse me for not writing sooner. I had a lot of shifting from one place to another, and never had a proper address. We have had a very severe frost here but it is lifting now. Conditions are not very favourable, but can’t expect very much here. How is all the friends about Pomeroy? Never heard anything of H Cobain since I came out. I hope he is all right. Sam and Mary were quite well when I left. I’ve had no word since from them. I hope father is keeping well. Would you give him my address as I had none to give him when I wrote him last. Remember me to all my old friends with best wishes. I remain your loving brother, Harry. Private H Kilpatrick 20/420 (Attached) 25th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, B.E.F. France.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Letter dated 13th February 1917 from Henry ‘Harry’ Kilpatrick to his brother (Henry’s last letter home):
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Dear brother, just a line to let you know I have arrived back here and am keeping in good health. Hoping you are all the same. I had not time to answer your last letter in England as I got orders to leave just after I got it. I hope father is well again, as he said he was only poorly when he last wrote me. Samuel and Mary were both well when I last saw them, as I was up at New Year. How is all the old friends about Pomeroy? I never got any word yet from Gordy, but I suppose he is still in Lurgan. Don’t be surprised at the size of this letter as paper is scarce with us. Never saw Harry Cobain yet. Might drop a with him somewhere. With best wishes to all, I remain your loving brother. Harry. Address over. Private H Kilpatrick 20/420. 25th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. B.E.F. France. P.S. Turned my coat since. I came out and am joined the Irish.
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18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Letter dated 25th January 1917 from Henry Kilpatrick to his brother (unnamed):
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick The CWGC record Private Henry James Kilpatrick as the son of Benjamin Kilpatrick and of Jane Kilpatrick (nee Miller), of Moymore, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Private Henry James Kilpatrick’s name is still inscribed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick The three men were interred at Canadian Cemetery No. 2, at Neuville Street, Vaast, close to Vimy Ridge.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick However, his remains were later discovered along with two of his colleagues on 11th May 1936.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick For almost twenty years, Private Henry Kilpatrick’s body was lost he was commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Private Henry Kilpatrick was killed in action on 28th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Private Kilpatrick was wounded at the Battle of the Somme and returned home to recover from his wounds.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Private Henry Kilpatrick later transferred to the 25th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish).
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Henry Kilpatrick joined the 20th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) initially.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Henry enlisted in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, where he was working. He had a sister living in nearby Chopwell and Henry is listed on two of Chopwell’s War Memorials.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick The 1911 census does not list Henry at house 24 in Moymore, Pomeroy.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick The 1901 census lists Henry as age 22, living with the family at house 23 in Moymore, Pomeroy. Henry’s father was a widower. Benjamin Kilpatrick and his two sons were farm labourers.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Unfortunately GRONI records show that the first names of the children were not recorded on the birth registrations, so information is very limited.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Known family: Benjamin Kilpatrick, Jane Kilpatrick, Robert Kilpatrick (born about 1869), Benjamin Kilpatrick (born about 1876), Henry Kilpatrick (born about 1879).
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Henry James Kilpatrick was born at Moymore, Pomeroy, probably on 4th November 1878.
18/02/2017 Pte. Henry James Kilpatrick Henry James Kilpatrick was a son of Benjamin and Jane Kilpatrick. Benjamin Kilpatrick married Jane Miller 10th June 1868 in the district of Cookstown.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Many thanks to Tony Emptage who has kindly provided the grave photos of Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson, via the Great War Forum.
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16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson The CWGC record Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson as the daughter of John Stewart Ferguson and Annie Ferguson, of Lanebrooke House, Ballygoney, Moneymore, County Derry
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson As well as the memorials in Coagh, Rachel is commemorated on the Q.A.I.M.N.S. Memorial in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast. The Memorial is above the inner door on the north side of the main entrance at the west end of the cathedral.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson is buried in Bordighera Cemetery in Italy.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson died of illness later that day on 26th June 1918 in Italy.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson On 26th June she was admitted to the hospital as a patient, suffering from bronco-pneumonia.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson She re-joined No: 62 General Hospital on 25th May 1918.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Rachel embarked on H.M. Transport ‘Abbassich’ for Italy to work in No: 62 General Hospital on 7th November 1917. They disembarked at Taranto eight days later. She was serving in Italy until May of 1918 when she was given leave for fourteen days.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson With her contract due to expire on 12th November, she submitted an application on 9th October to extend her service by six months ‘Or until my services are no longer required, whichever should happen first.’ The application was accepted.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson While in service, she became unwell and was admitted to the Red Cross Convalescent Home on 15th June 1917 before being transferred to a hospital ship on 29th June. She re-joined No: 28 General Hospital for duty on 8th July 1917.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Nurse Rachel Ferguson arrived in Salonika on 6th June 1916 where she was posted to No. 28 General Hospital.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Notified of acceptance for service on 10th September 1915, and she joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Q.A.I.M.N.S).
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson When asked to give the details of one lady to whom application could be made for a reference she nominated Mrs. George Wilson, The Manse, Ballygoney.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson On enlistment, she gave her next of kin as her father, John Stewart Ferguson of Lanebrooke House, Ballygoney, Coagh.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Rachel trained at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast from 16th August 1911 to 23rd April 1915 where she qualified as a Staff Nurse.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson The 1911 census does not list Rachel at house 7 in Ballygonny More, Springhill, Londonderry.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson The 1901 census lists Rachel as age 15 at house 7 in Ballygoney, Springhill, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Rachel was described as a farmer’s daughter.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Rachel was educated at Ballygoney National School and Lady’s School, Cookstown.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Family: John Stewart Ferguson, Annie Ferguson, Annie Collins Ferguson (born 5th January 1872), Jane Ferguson (born 8th January 1873), Andrew Ferguson (born 10th December 1874, died 14th September 1875), Andrew Ferguson (born 24th September 1876), William Ferguson (born about 1879), John Ferguson (born 24th January 1881), Martha Ferguson (born 15th July 1884), Rachel Ferguson (born 29th December 1886).
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Rachel was born on 29th December 1886 in Ballygoney, Coagh. She was the youngest of eight children, seven surviving.
16/02/2017 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson Rachel Ferguson was the youngest child of John Stewart Ferguson and Annie Ferguson. John Stewart married Annie Henderson on 14th February 1871 in the district of Magherafelt.
16/02/2017 Capt Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart Captain the Honourable R S Stuart, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was previously listed amongst the wounded, is now officially reported missing, he is a son of the Earl of Castle Stewart, of Stuart Hall, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He was wounded on 2nd November, and it was thought he was brought in by Indian troops, but no definitive information has since been received as to his whereabouts.
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16/02/2017 Capt Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th December 1914: Lord Castle Stewart’s Son – Honourable R S Stuart Missing
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13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush 01008
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush The CWGC record Corporal John Joseph Rush as the son of Frank and Mary Rush of Clare Bridge, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Corporal John Joseph Rush has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Corporal John Rush was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917. He was 22 years old.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Corporal John Rush was first reported missing and the family at home had an anxious wait before news of his death was confirmed.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush By June 1917, John had seen action in many of the major battles and was well used to life in the trenches. He had attained the rank of Corporal.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush In November 1915, after a year’s training, he went to the front.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush John Rush enlisted at Cookstown, joining the Inniskillings on the 20th November 1914. He was 19 years old.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Clare, Cookstown. John Rush was 15 years old and employed as a mill worker. His father Frank was a plate later.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush The 1901 census shows Joseph as 6 years old. His father, Frank Rush, was described as a Gov. R Employee. The family lived in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Known family: Francis Rush, Mary Rush, James Rush (born about 1881), Francis, Rush (born about 1882), Henry Rush (born 26th March 1884), Patrick Rush (born 8th February 1886), Elizabeth Rush (born 3rd May 1888, died 7th March 1889), Mary Rush (born 3rd May 1888, died 1st February 1894, age 6), Bridget Rush (born 29th June 1889), Theresa Rush (born 6th July 1890, died 1st February 1894, age 4), Joseph (born 30th November 1892, died 31st January 1894, age 1), John Joseph Rush (born 26th December 1894), Mary Anna Rush (born 10th February 1897), Domanick Rush (born 3rd August 1899), Thomas Rush (born 22nd December 1900), Sarah Jane Rush (born 1st July 1905).
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush John Rush was of born in Derryloran, Cookstown 26th December 1894. John was one of 15 children. By 1911, only 8 were still living.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush John Joseph Rush was a son of Francis and Mary Rush. Francis Rush married Mary Devlin on 6th November 1878 in the district of Cookstown.
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Last Testament and Will of Corporal John Rush dated 28th March 1917:
13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush Corporal Joseph Rush, fifth son of Mr Frank Rush, Clare, Cookstown, was killed in action on 7th June. He joined the Inniskillings on the 20th November 1914, and after a year’s training went to the front, where he died at the age of 22 years.
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13/02/2017 Corp John Joseph Rush From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th July 1917:
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13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Fred Dowie was a member of Ballybriest L.O.L.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Fred Dowie, Royal Engineers, formerly of Unagh, Cookstown, has died at a base hospital from wounds received in action on 9th June. He was an active member of Ballybriest L.O.L.
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13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th July 1917:
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie The CWGC record that Private Frederick Dowie was born in County Tyrone.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Frederick Dowie is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and Third Presbyterian (Molesworth) Cookstown.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Frederick Dowie is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Frederick Dowie died of wounds nine days later at a base hospital in Calais on Monday 18th June 1917.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Fred Dowie was serving with the 2nd Special Company of the Royal Engineers seriously wounded at the Battle of Messines on Saturday 9th June 1917.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Private Dowie served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time (No. 4/28003).
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Fred Dowie enlisted in Glasgow.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie The 1911 census lists Fred as age 20, living with the McKinney family at house 22 in Lissan Lower, Unagh. Both William and Fred were farmers.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie The 1901 census lists Frederick as age 10, living with the McKinney family at house 14 in Lissan Lower, Unagh, County Tyrone.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Little is known of the parents of William and Fred. William’s birth record on GRONI gives his mother’s maiden name as McKinney, so it can be assumed that the McKinneys in the census are relatives.
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Known family: William H Dowie (born 15th November 1881), Fredrick Dowie (born 11th July 1890)
13/02/2017 Pioneer Frederick Dowie Frederick Dowie was born at Unagh, Lissan, Cookstown on 11th July 1890.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson Private James Watson, of Larrycormick, Moneymore, killed in action.
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11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd July 1917:
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson Private James Watson is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial and on the Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll Of Honour.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson Private J Watson is buried in Messines Ridge Cemetery, Belgium.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson Private James Watson was killed in action during the later stages of the Battle of Messines on Saturday 23rd June 1917. He was the only man in the 10th Battalion killed on this day.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson James Watson joined the 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and went to France in October 1915.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson James Watson enlisted in Donegal, probably at Finner Camp.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson The 1911 census lists James as age 20, living with the family at house 13 in Larrycormick, Moneymore. James was a farm labourer. His father was a railway labourer.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson The 1901 census lists James as age 10, living with the family at house 13 in Larrycormick, Moneymore, County Londonderry. They were a farming family.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson Family: Thomas Andrew Watson, Mary Jane Watson, James Watson (born 3rd February 1891), Mary Watson (born 4th January 1895), Eliza Jane Watson (born 16th February 1897), Margaret Anne Watson (born 19th November 1899).
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson James Watson was born in Moneymore on 3rd February 1891. He was one of four children.
11/02/2017 Pte. James Watson James Watson was the only son of Thomas and Mary Watson. Thomas Andrew Watson married Mary Jane Dunn on 16th April 1889 in the district of Magherafelt.
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05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle In his will Robert left all to his mother.
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05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Private Lyttle left for France from Netley on 28th November 1916.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Private Lyttle left for England from Halifax, Canada on 27th September 1916. They disembarked at Liverpool, England on 6th October.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle A memorial service in connection with the death in action of Private Robert Lyttle, Canadian Forces (son of Mr James Lyttle, Ballymully), was held in St John’s Parish Church, Moneymore, yesterday. The rector, Rev J R McKim, M.A., made touching reference to the deceased, who had formerly belonged to the parish church. At the conclusion of the service the Dead March in Saul was plated by the organist, Mrs Byrne, the congregation standing.
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05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th June 1917:
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05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle The group of five headstones together are those of the five men of the Quebec Regiment who were killed that day. The others being George Hubert Leyland, John Cowen, Moxley Moffett and Roy Myers.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Private Robert Lyttle is buried in Vimy Communal Cemetery. Vimy is a village about 10 kilometres north-north-east of Arras in France.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Private Robert Lyttle was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed by enemy shell fire near Vimy Railway Station on Saturday 2nd June 1917. He was 32 years old.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle 00999
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle 00996
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Robert Lyttle enlisted at Valcartier Camp in Quebec on 12th September 1916, aged 31. He listed his father, James Lyttle, who was still living in Ballymully, as his next of kin.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Prior to enlisting, Robert was living at 361 Ontario Street, Toronto, Ontario. He was working as a labourer and machinist.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Robert Lyttle emigrated to Canada.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle The 1911 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 11 in Ballymully, Moneymore. Only Robert’s brother Archibald remained at home.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle The 1901 census does not list Robert as living with the family at house 7 in Ballymully, Moneymore, County Londonderry. The family lived with James’s brother Archie. They were farmers.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Family: James Lyttle, Isabella Lyttle, Annie Lyttle (born 2nd February 1883), Robert Lyttle (born 8th December 1884), Margaret Letitia Lyttle (born 21st November 1886), Archibald Lyttle (born 1st March 1890), James Lyttle (born 7th February 1893).
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Robert Lyttle was born in Moneymore on 8th December 1884. He was the second of five children.
05/02/2017 Pte. Robert Lyttle Robert Lyttle was the eldest son of James and Isabella Lyttle. James Lyttle married Isabella Henry in 18th April 1882 in the district of Cookstown.
03/02/2017 Unknown J McWilliams There is a Private Michael McWilliams from nearby Lissan who died in the war. (see below)
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