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30/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th April 1918: Second Bar To Military Cross - Rev John Thom M.C. (brother of Nat Thom)
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30/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom, M.C., Chaplain’s Department, son of the late Mr W Thom, The Poplars, Cookstown:- ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in remaining throughout an attack at an advanced aid post. He also went up to the front line in daylight in full view of enemy machine-guns and snipers, visiting the wounded and comforting the dying, and superintending the burial of the dead under heavy shell fire.’
30/03/2017 Capt Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd May 1918: County Tyrone Officer’s Fate
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30/03/2017 Capt Hon. Robert Sheffield Stuart Captain the Honourable Robert Sheffield Stuart, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who it is now presumed fell in action on 2nd November 1914, at Neuve Chapelle, was the second son of the Earl and Countess of Castle Stewart, of Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He married in 1909, Nancye, the youngest daughter of the late Captain E Croker, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and step-daughter of the Right Honourable H E Chatterton, Vice-Chancellor of Ireland. Captain Stuart’s elder brother fell at the Battle of Loos in 1915, this Captain the Honourable Arthur Stewart, commanding -- Machine Gun Company, becomes Viscount Stewart.
29/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Curry Private Joseph Crooks, in a letter dated 16th September, expresses regret and sympathy, and says that he and the deceased had been chums since they enlisted. They were standing close together when a piece of shrapnel struck Currie, who died shortly afterwards. Crooks took charge of a parcel of eatables, which arrived the day following, and divided the contents as he knew his chum would have wished. The greatest sympathy is felt for his mother and the other relatives in their sad loss. Another brother, William, is serving in Salonika.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd April 1918: A Distinguished County Derry Officer
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29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., of the Army Veterinary Corps, whose sudden death from cerebral haemorrhage was recently reported, had suffered from the effects of strain during three years’ strenuous work at the front, and towards the middle of 1917, it became necessary for him to give up, first temporarily, and subsequently altogether, the position he held as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service with the 5th Army. He joined the Army Veterinary Corps in 1896, and served in the Somaliland Campaign (1902-1904), with the late General John E Gough, V.C., and was twice mentioned in despatches. He also served in the Argentines (1904-1905) and in India for many years, where he acted at one time as remount officer in Calcutta. When the war began he was at the Curragh with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade under General Sir Hubert Gough, and went to the front as Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service (A.D.V.S.) with the 6th Division in September 1914. During the war he held various appointments, and was twice mentioned in despatches by Lord French, being selected as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service (D.D.V.S.) with the 5th Army under Sir Hubert Gough in 1916, with temporary colonel’s rank. In this capacity he served all through the fighting at the Somme and the Ancre and for his services was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig and was awarded the D.S.O. and honorary rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. He was invalided in May 1917, and later was able to return to comparatively light administrative duty at depots in the south of England, but died almost immediately on his appointment as A.D.V.S., Western Command. Lieutenant Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham was the youngest of seven sons of the late Sir W F Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Spring Hill, Moneymore, County Derry. He leaves a widow and a son and a daughter.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Hubert joined the Army Veterinary Service Corps in 1896/1897.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Hubert served in the East Africa Somaliland Campaign from 1902 to 1904 with the late General John E Gough, V.C., and was twice mentioned in despatches.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He also served in the Argentines for a short period, between 1904 and 1905.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Hubert Lenox-Conyngham lived in India for many years, where he acted at one time as remount officer in Calcutta.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. When the war began he was at the Curragh with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade under General Sir Hubert Gough, and went to the front as Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service (A.D.V.S.) with the 6th Division in September 1914.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. As the war progressed, Hubert attained the rank of major and held various appointments.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Hubert was selected as Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service (D.D.V.S.) with the 5th Army under Sir Hubert Gough in 1916, with temporary colonel’s rank.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. In this capacity he served all through the fighting at the Somme and the Ancre and for his services was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He was awarded the D.S.O.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He gained the honorary rank of Brevet-Lieutenant Colonel in June 1917.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Hubert held the position of Deputy Director of Army Veterinary Service with the 5th Army when he was invalided in mid-1917.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He returned temporarily to comparatively light administrative duty at depots in the south of England.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham died of illness on Friday 15th March 1918 in Chester, England. He died suddenly from cerebral haemorrhage. This was, it was reported, due to the effects of strain during three years’ strenuous work at the front.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He had just been appointed Assistant Director of Army Veterinary Service, Western Command, in England.
29/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. He was twice mentioned in despatches by Lord French.
29/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Curry From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th April 1918: The Military Medal – Private William Currie (brother of Hugh Currie)
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29/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Curry Last night’s London Gazette announced that his Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned non-commissioned officers and men:- 2/2494 Private W Curry, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Drapersfield, County Tyrone.
29/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Curry Hugh's brother, Private William Curry, was serving in Salonika when Hugh died. It is believed he went on to win a Military Medal in 1918 whilst serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. No. 2/2494. William survived the war.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th January 1918: Rev John Thom M.C. (brother of Nat Thom)
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27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom, M.C., Chaplain’s Department, son of the late Mr W Thom, The Poplars, Cookstown. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. During the attack he went forward, and assisted in establishing an aid post in the captured area, and then went forward and guided stretcher bearers back to the aid post. He constantly went out to comfort the wounded that were waiting to be brought in. During the whole period the battalion was in the line he worked night and day, consoling the wounded and helping to dress them and when stretcher bearers were not available, he carried in the wounded himself.’ (M.C. gazetted 14th November 1916). This officer has since been awarded a second bar to the Military Cross.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom John Thom was the eldest son of William and Margaret Thom. He was born in Kildress about 1884. John attended Cookstown Academy.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom M.A. was the curate at St Catherine’s Church, Dublin. His mother, Mrs Margaret Thom, lived at 89 Donore Terrace, South Circular Road, Dublin.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom M.A. was appointed army chaplain on 1st December 1915.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev Thom embarked for France as a Chaplain to the Army on 4th March 1916.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom won Military Cross Number 1 in 1916. The citation published in the London Gazette (issue 29824) on 14th November 1916 states:-
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. During an attack he worked continuously under heavy fire attending the wounded. Though ill and exhausted, he spent the night after an attack in No Man’s Land and at the dressing station, tending the wounded and visiting the dying.’
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom A newspaper report states he was also Mentioned in Despatches on 14th November 1916. John Thom was the second Cookstown Academy boy to get the award in 1916.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom won Military Cross Number 2 in 1917. His first bar was listed (with no citation) in the London Gazette (issue 30308) on 25th September 1917. The first bar was awarded for bravery on 31st July, 1st and 2nd August 1917. Rev Thom was invested with Military Cross and Bar on 20th November 1917. The citation for the First Bar was published in the London Gazette (issue 30466) on 8th January 1918. It states:-
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack he went forward and assisted in establishing an aid post in the captured area, and then went forward and guided stretcher bearers back to the aid post. He constantly went out to comfort the wounded that were waiting to be brought in. During the whole period the battalion was in the line he worked night and day, consoling the wounded and helping to dress them and when stretcher bearers were not available, he carried in the wounded himself.’
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom won Military Cross Number 3 in late 1917. His Second Bar was listed (with no citation) in the London Gazette (issue 30431) on 14th December 1917. The 2nd Bar citation published in the London Gazette (issue 30645) on 19th April 1918. It reads:-
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in remaining throughout an attack at an advanced aid post. He also went up to the front line in daylight in full view of enemy machine-guns and snipers, visiting the wounded and comforting the dying, and superintending the burial of the dead under heavy shell fire.’
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom The Second Bar to the Military Cross was posted on 8th December 1920. Rev John Thom, M.C., was awarded the Belgium Croix de Guerre as well.
27/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom Rev John Thom, who was attached to the 39th Division, was awarded the Military Cross three times, It made him one of a very small number of men, just 157, who were so honoured in the British Army during the war.
27/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th March 1918: Death of Colonel H M Lenox-Conyngham
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27/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Lieutenant Colonel Hubert M Lenox-Conyngham, D.S.O., Major Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham, youngest son of the late Sir William Lenox-Conyngham, K.C.B., of Springhill, Moneymore, died at Chester on 15th March. This officer went to the front with the original Expeditionary Force, and was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Viscount French. He was subsequently awarded the D.S.O. and the brevet of Lieutenant Colonel in recognition of his services, and was twice mentioned by Sir Douglas Haig. Of his brothers, the late Lieutenant Colonel John Lenox-Conyngham, Connaught Rangers, fell at the head of his men in September 1916. Major W A Lenox-Conyngham, general list, is serving in a record office, and Colonel G P Lenox-Conyngham, late Royal Engineers, is still on the active list.
27/03/2017 Maj Hubert Maxwell Lenox-Conyngham D.S.O. Major Hubert Lenox-Conyngham’s remains were brought home to Dublin, where he was buried in the north-west part of Kilgobbin Old Church Cemetery.
27/03/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th March 1918: Territorial Force
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27/03/2017 Lieut Col John Staples Molesworth Lenox-Conyngham General List – Major W A Lenox-Conyngham, from R.D.C., to be major, for duty at a record office, and retains his seniority, 6th February 1918.
25/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th January 1918: Captain F P Harris (cousin of Eric Wallace Harris)
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25/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Captain Frederick Harris, M.B., R.A.M.C., only son of Mr Porter Harris, Curglasson, Stewartstown - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in working for three hours in the open under an intense hostile bombardment, during which time he succeeded in getting many of the wounded under cover, and undoubtedly saved many lives. His coolness and fearless devotion were beyond all praise.
23/03/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd January 1918:
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23/03/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell The London Gazette announces that his Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to confer the following decorations for distinguished service in the field (D.S.O.) - Rev Edward Fitzhardinge Campbell, B.A., Chaplain to the Forces, eldest son of Rev E F Campbell, M.A., Killyman Rectory, Moy, County Tyrone.
23/03/2017 Lieut William John McVeigh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd January 1918: Cookstown Officer Killed
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23/03/2017 Lieut William John McVeigh Lieutenant W J McVeagh, Royal Munster Fusiliers, killed in action in Palestine on the 28th December, was son of Mr James McVeagh, Cookstown. He received his early education at St Mary’s College, Dundalk, and was an undergraduate of the National University before the war. After five months training as a cadet, he obtained his commission in March 1915. He saw a good deal of active service in France, where he was twice wounded in 1916. In March he was granted a commission in the Regular Army, and had since been serving in Egypt and Palestine.
23/03/2017 Lieut William John McVeigh In March 1917 he was granted a commission in the Regular Army, after which he served in Egypt and Palestine.
23/03/2017 Lieut William John McVeigh Lieutenant William John McVeigh is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th December 1917:
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18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Private Alex Martin, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, (formerly North Irish Horse), was killed in action on 20th November 1917. The deceased was the fifth son of Mr James Martin, Killycolpy, Stewartstown and a nephew of Mrs Straghan, 14 Cromwell Road, Belfast. Private Martin enlisted on 25th May 1915, prior to which he was in the employment of Messrs Renwick, Robinson & Co, Belfast. He was Worshipful Master of Magdalene Church Defenders’ Temperance L.O.L. 615, a member of R.B.P. 12, and South Belfast Regiment, U.V.F.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Alexander Martin was the son of James and Sarah Martin. James Martin married Elizabeth Sarah Ruddell on 29th December 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Alexander Martin was born in Stewartstown area on 15th October 1890. He was one of at least six sons.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Known family: James Martin, Sarah Elizabeth Martin, George Martin (born 24th October 1882), Samuel Martin (born 20th October 1884), James Martin (born 8th September 1886), Edward Martin (born 3rd November 1888), Alexander Martin (born 15th October 1890), Robert Martin (born 8th March 1893).
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin It seems his mother died shortly after the birth of Robert, on 29th March 1893 in Stewartstown, age 38. (GRONI ref. D/1893/101/1009/8/218). Alexander would have been just two years old.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 13, living with his aunt and uncle at house 21 in India Street, Belfast. Both Alex and George were living with Joseph and Annie Straghan. Joseph Straghan was an Acting Sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 20 living at house 14 in Cromwell Road, Belfast. His uncle had died. Alexander was working as a warehouse assistant.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Alexander was Worshipful Master of Magdalene Church Defenders’ Temperance L.O.L. No. 615 and a member of R.B.P. No. 12.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin He was also a member of the South Belfast Regiment of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Prior to enlisting, Alexander was working Messrs Renwick, Robinson & Co, Belfast.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Alexander originally enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 25th May 1915 in Antrim with the Service No. 1610.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin He later transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Private Alexander Martin went overseas in a draft to bring the 10th Battalion up to strength on 9th January 1917.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin One of his brothers was wounded in action on 16th August 1917 at the Third Battle of Ypres, but recovered.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin On 20th November 1917, three hundred and eighty one tanks, followed closely by infantry, attacked along a six mile front and at 6.20am 1,000 guns opened up with an intense bombardment on the German lines. The 10th Inniskillings went into attack at the Battle of Cambrai with 27 officers and 430 other ranks. Their objective was to bombard the German machine gun posts on a slag heap near the Canal-du-Nord. This slag heap was the by product of the Canal that the French had been building before the start of the war. This advance took on a different style to that used at the Somme. The infantry didn’t advance across open country. Instead they fought their way through the German communication trenches rather than straight through the German lines, this effort gave better cover from small arm and artillery fire. No tanks were assigned in the sector held by the 10th Inniskillings and the hurricane bombardment by heavy artillery on the slag heap commenced instantaneously at 8.30am. The Trench Mortar Battery pounded the front German trenches and machine gun posts and after a few minutes, switched back and forth to other targets as the infantry fought their way through. After a short but fierce fight the 10th Inniskillings had seized their objective by 9.30am in the middle of a blizzard, clearing over 1.5 miles of the front line trenches of the Hindenburg Line. The allied artillery started its programme of hitting prearranged targets as the infantry advanced through the German lines. The 10th Inniskilling’s gains were considerable and casualties were light. 1 officer and 45 other ranks were wounded in the advance. Only one man, Private Alexander Martin was killed.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Private Alexander Martin was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 20th November 1917.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Private A Martin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval in Nord, France.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Alexander Martin is also commemorated on Albany Presbyterian Roll of Honour.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin Another brother served with the Royal Navy. Both of Alexander’s brothers survived the war.
18/03/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin The CWGC record Private Alexander Martin as the son of James and Sarah Martin of Killycolpy, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
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18/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th December 1917: Chaplain’s Unique Distinction
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18/03/2017 Corp William Nathaniel Thom The circumstances in which Rev John Thom, M.C., C.F., son of the late Mr W Thom, The Poplars, Cookstown, won the second bar to his Military Cross were stated in a special brigade order issued in connection with the recent fighting. The second bar was awarded for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 26th and 27th September, and during the operations afterwards. It is stated that this chaplain throughout the attack stationed himself at an advanced aid post which was heavily shelled throughout the day. He assisted in dressing the wounded and comforted all those who were hurt. On the day after the attack he went up to the front line in broad daylight, in full view of the enemy machine gunners and snipers, visiting the wounded and comforting the dying. He superintended the burying of the dead under heavy shell fire. He displayed throughout coolness, cheerfulness, and a contempt for danger that were an inspiring example to all. On 28th September he superintended the burial of our dead who were lying out on the captured position. The winning by a chaplain of a second bar to a Military Cross is unique. The three honours have been won within two months – the first bar being awarded for bravery on 31st July, 1st and 2nd August.
17/03/2017 Pte. Robert Davison From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th December 1917:
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17/03/2017 Pte. Robert Davison Robert (Bob) Davidson, died at Folkestone on 2nd December of wounds received in action, was the second son of Mr Bob Davidson, Lisalbanagh, Magherafelt.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan James Hegan was a son of William John and Mary Hegan. William Hegan married Mary Park on 14th November 1878 in the district of Cookstown.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan James Robert Hegan was born in Cookstown on 26th March 1895. James was one of twelve children eleven surviving.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Known family: William John Hegan, Mary Hegan, Mary Hegan (born 23rd October 1879), George Hegan (born 23rd July 1881), William Parke Hegan (born 15th October 1883), Abigail Hegan (born 10th September 1885), Isabella Maud Hegan (born 25th July 1887), Joseph A Hegan (born 7th February 1891), John Hegan (born 12th May 1892), Caroline Hegan (born 20th August 1893), James Robert Hegan (born 26th March 1895), David Cecil Hegan (born 8th March 1897), Hannah Winifred Hegan (born 2nd October 1898).
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan The 1901 census lists James as age 5, living with the family at house 3 in Annaghmore, Tullyhogue. His father was a farmer.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan The 1911 census lists James as age 16, living with the family at house 4 in Ballysudden, Tullyhogue. James was working on his father’s farm.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan James Hegan emigrated to Canada.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Prior to enlisting, James was working as a farmer. He named his father as his next of kin, who was living in Ballysudden.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan James Hegan enlisted in Edmonton on 6th May 1915. He was 20 years old.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan James was described as being five feet nine and a half inches tall, with grey eyes, light brown hair and a ruddy complexion.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Private Hegan’s wounds were dressed and he was taken to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station. where he died two days later on 12th November 1917. He was twenty-three years of age.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Private James Hegan is interred at Dozinghem Cemetery in Belgium.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan His name was added to the family headstone in Cookstown Cemetery, where it is inscribed that he died of wounds on 12th November 1917.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan His father, William John Hegan, died on 20th June 1930, age 79.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan William Gorman's mother was Hegan from Sandholes. This means William Gorman and James Hegan were cousins.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan While crossing ‘No Man’s Land’ during an attack at Passchendaele on the morning of the 10th November 1917, Private Hegan was severely wounded in the right shoulder and left thigh by shrapnel from an enemy shell.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Private James Hegan was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry.
15/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan The CWGC record Private James Hegan as the son of William John and Mary Hegan of Ballysudden, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
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15/03/2017 Pte. William James McMinn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th November 1917:
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15/03/2017 Pte. William James McMinn Private William McMinn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Derry, Coalisland, killed in action.
14/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd November 1917:
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14/03/2017 Pte. James Hegan Private James Hegan, Canadian Infantry, Ballysudden House, Cookstown, died of wounds.
12/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th November 1917: Roll of Honour
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12/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris, Royal Garrison Artillery, who died of wounds on 4th November, aged 20 years, was the only son of Mr W Harris and Mrs Harris, Chelmsford, Blackrock. He was a nephew of Dr Porter Harris, Stewartstown, county Tyrone, and had held a commission in the artillery since 18th November 1915.
09/03/2017 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th September 1917: Ordre de Leopold
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09/03/2017 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. Conferred by his Majesty the King of the Belgians. Decoration Militaire – Lance Corporal James McMaster, Royal Irish Regiment (Maghera)
09/03/2017 Pte. James McMaster D.C.M. He was also awarded the Decoration Militaire, a Belgian decoration.
08/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th September 1917: Captain F P Harris (cousin of Eric Wallace Harris)
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08/03/2017 Lieut Eric Wallace Harris The Military Cross has been awarded to Captain F P Harris, Royal Army Medical Corps, only son of Mr and Mrs Porter Harris, Curglasson, Stewartstown.
07/03/2017 Sgt. John Suffern Scott From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th September 1917:
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07/03/2017 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Sergeant John S Scott, Canadian Infantry, killed, was the eldest son of Mr James Scott, Bellagherty, Ballyronan.
06/03/2017 Corp Robert Mitchell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st September 1917:
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06/03/2017 Corp Robert Mitchell Corporal R T Mitchell, Trench Mortar Battery, late of Coagh, killed in action on the 15th August.
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03/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Ashfield From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917:
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03/03/2017 Pte. Hugh Ashfield Private Hugh Ashfield, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, brother of Mrs Simpson and Mrs Nixon, Killymoon Street, Cookstown, died of wounds.
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03/03/2017 Pte. Thomas Woodburn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917: (brother of Thomas Woodburn)
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03/03/2017 Pte. Thomas Woodburn Private W J Woodburn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Union Street, Cookstown, shrapnel wounds in legs. His brother, Private Thomas Woodburn, fell in action a year ago.
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