Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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23/04/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. The photo above has been kindly donated by Alan Rosborough of the Mid Antrim branch of the Friends of the Somme Association.
23/04/2017 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. 01101
23/04/2017 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
23/04/2017 Pte. Alexander Martin The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
20/04/2017 Pte. Walter George Watterson 01100
20/04/2017 Sgt. John Suffern Scott 01099
20/04/2017 Sgt. John Suffern Scott The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Sergeant Scott was killed in action on 15th August 1917. His unit was involved in an attack at Hill 70 at Loos.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill 01098
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private O誰eil was killed in action on 27th August 1918. His unit was involved in an attack from south east of Wancourt to Cherisy.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill The CWGC record Private P O誰eil as the son of Edward and Sarah O'Neil, of Co. Tyrone, Ireland; husband of Fannie O'Neil, of Higgins Court, Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Private Patrick O誰eill is buried in Wancourt British Cemetery, France.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill On 26th August 1918, the Canadian Corps, including the 24th Battalion, recaptured the area. Private Patrick O誰eill was seriously wounded during the taking of Wancourt and died of his wounds the next day.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill The town of Wancourt was captured on 12th April 1917 after very heavy fighting and the advance was continued in the following days. The area then fell into German hands in March 1918, during the Spring Offensive.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Patrick travelled to Canada and enlisted in Montreal on 3rd October 1917. He listed his wife as his next of kin.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Prior to enlisting, Patrick was living with his wife Fannie at 62 Essex Street, Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was working as a labourer.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Patrick O誰eill spent seven years with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill The 1901 census lists Patrick as age at 17, living with the family at house 37 in Great Georges Street, Coagh. Patrick was a labourer. His father and elder brother were stone masons.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Known family: Edward O'Neill, Sarah O'Neill, Charles O'Neill (born 10th October 1879), Patrick O'Neill (born 26th May 1882), Margaret O'Neill (born 6th March 1885), Matilda O'Neill (born 15th December 1888), Amie O'Neill (born 19th July 1889), Alice O'Neill (born 16th November 1892), John O'Neill (born 7th January 1894), James O'Neill (born 2nd September 1896), Edward O'Neill (born 11th September 1898).
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Patrick was born on 26th May 1882 in Coagh. He was one of at least nine children.
20/04/2017 Pte. Patrick O'Neill Patrick O誰eill was the son of Edward and Sarah O誰eill. Edward O誰eill married Sarah Mallon/Mellon on 28th November 1878 in the district of Cookstown.
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Norris 01097
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Norris The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Norris was killed in action on 21st July 1915. He was with his unit in trenches south west of Messines at the time.
20/04/2017 Pte. Harrison Moore Murphy 01096
20/04/2017 Pte. Harrison Moore Murphy The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Murphy was killed in action. Whilst taking part in an attack on an enemy trench south west of Courcelette, he was hit in the head and killed by an enemy bullet.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Samuel was born on 25th October 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of at least six children.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills The CWGC record Private Samuel Mills as the son of the late William and Mary Mills, of Belfast, Ireland.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Private Samuel Mills is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, in France.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Private Samuel Mills was serving with the C Company in the 16th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds on 17th August 1915.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Samuel Mills enlisted on 8th Jan 1915 in Winnipeg. He listed his next of kin as his sister Lizzie, who was living at 95 5th Avenue, Lachine, Montreal.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Prior to enlisting, Samuel was a labourer.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Samuel Mills emigrated to Canada.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills The 1911 census lists Samuel as age 20, living with the family at house 72 in Tobergill Street, Shankill, Belfast. Samuel was a general labourer. His father had died.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills The 1901 census lists Samuel as age 10, living with the family at house 42 in Crimea Street, Shankhill, Belfast. His father was a general labourer and his elder siblings were working in a linen factory.
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Known family: William Mills, Mary Mills, Susan Mills (born 10th June 1877, Moneymore), Henry Mills 30 (born 11th January 1880, Moneymore), Mary Minnie Mills (born 27th August 1882, Moneymore), Sarah Mills (born 25th April 1885, Cookstown), Samuel Mills (born 25th October 1890, Cookstown), Isabella Mills (born 8th November 1893, Cookstown).
20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills Samuel Mills was the son of William and Mary Mills. William Mills married Mary McVeigh on 17th May 1869 in the district of Cookstown.
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20/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Mills The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Mills died of wounds at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station on 17th August 1915.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey The CWGC record Private John McGarvey as the son of Michael and Mary McGarvey, of Dirnan, Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey Aubigny-en-Artois is a village 15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol. The village was held by commonwealth forces from March 1916 until the Armistice.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey Private John McGarvey is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey Private John McGarvey was serving with the 52nd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) when he died of wounds on 19th April 1917.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey John McGarvey enlisted at Peterborough on 1st December 1915. His enlistment papers state, he was five feet seven inches tall with blue eyes, light brown hair and a fresh complexion. He worked as a labourer and was single. He listed his father as next of kin.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey Prior to enlisting, John was employed as a labourer and his address was given as the Grand Hotel, Peterborough, Ontario.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey John McGarvey emigrated to Canada. He arrived in Quebec in August 1912, bound for Peterborough, Ontario. He was a farmer.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey The 1911 census lists John as age 18, living with the family at house 12 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper. They were a farming family. John痴 father, Michael, was born in America.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey The 1901 census lists John as age 8, living with his grandparents and the family at house 12 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper, County Londonderry.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey Known family: Michael McGarvey, Mary McGarvey, Katherine Kate McGarvey (born 21st November 1887), Mary Ann McGarvey (born 6th March 1889), Patrick McGarvey (born 26th March 1890), Bridget McGarvey (born 13th August 1891), John McGarvey (born 9th December 1892), Michael McGarvey (born 1st July 1894), Lizzie Lucy Ellen McGarvey (born 26th August 1896), Francis James McGarvey (born 9th March 1898), Thomas McGarvey (born 23rd November 1899), Daniel McGarvey (born 21st July 1901).
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey John McGarvey was born on 9th December 1893. He was one of eleven children, eight surviving.
20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey John McGarvey was a son of Michael and Mary McGarvey. Michael McGarvey married Mary McAleer on 31st May 1885 in the district of Cookstown.
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20/04/2017 Pte. John McGarvey The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private McGarvey died of wounds at No 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on 19th April 1917.
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Howe 01093
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Howe Photo - John Shaw (603137, died 3 weeks after Robert) on the left; Robert Howe (602253) on the right. In handwriting, on the reverse of the photo it states:- 銑oyal chums to the end Pte Shaw Sgt Howe
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Howe 01092
20/04/2017 Pte. Robert Howe The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Howe died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, the result of shrapnel wounds to the abdomen.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg 01091
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg 01090
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Hogg was killed in action on 28th April 1917. He took part with his battalion in an attack made on the village of Arleux on the morning of the 28th and was killed near the enemy front line trenches.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg The CWGC have correctly recorded him as the son of Thomas Hogg, of Tullyconnell, Tullyhogue, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. He should be recorded as the SON of Margaret A Hogg of Tullyconnell, Tullyhogue, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, Ireland
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg William Hogg is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and First Presbyterian Roll of Honour, Cookstown.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg Private Hogg has no known grave and is commemorated on Vimy Memorial in France.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg His attestation papers describe him as five feet nine inches tall with blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion. He gave his religion as Presbyterian.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg William Hogg enlisted at Winnipeg on 19th February 1916. He was not married and named his brother Thomas as next of kin.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg Prior to enlisting, William was working as a farmer. He was living in Swan Lake, Manitoba.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg William Hogg had at some stage emigrated to Canada.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 4 in Tullyconnell. His father was a widower.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg It is believed William痴 mother, Margaret Hogg, died on 24th April 1905 in district of Cookstown, aged 70.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Tullyconnell, Tullaghoge, County Tyrone. They were a farming family.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg Known family: Thomas Hogg, Margaret A Hogg, Martha Hogg (born 10th May 1864), Annie Hogg (born 29th December 1865), Elizabeth Hogg (born 29th February 1868), Thomas Hogg (born 9th June 1870), Robert John Hogg (born 28th August 1872), George Hogg (born 15th December 1874), Margret Hogg (born 5th June 1877), William Hogg (born 12th October 1879).
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg William was born on 12th October 1879. He was the youngest of at least eight children.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg William Hogg was the son of Thomas and Margaret A Hogg. William Hogg married Margaret Bowden on 9th June 1863 in the district of Cookstown.
20/04/2017 Pte. William Hogg Private William Hogg William was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 28th April 1917 during the Battle of Arras, in an attack on a village near Vimy Ridge.
19/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Harris 01089
19/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Harris 01088
19/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Harris The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Thomas Harris was killed in action on 4th September 1916. His unit was in trenches near Courcelette at the time.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer 01087
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer 01086
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19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George Greer is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and Orritor Presbyterian Roll of Honour, Cookstown.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer He married Annie, in December 1915 and they had one son, George, who was born in 1917.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George moved to Toronto where he worked in the famous hardware shop of Eaton痴.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George Greer emigrated to Canada.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George worked in a hardware shop in Maghera for a time.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer The 1911 census does not list George as living with the family at house 5 in Tamlaght, Orritor.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer The 1901 census lists George as age 11, living with the family at house 4 in Tamlaght, Orritor, Cookstown, County Tyrone. They were a farming family.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer Family: William Greer, Letitia Greer, Annie Greer (born about 1881), William Greer (born about 1883), Robert Greer (born about 1884), Sarah Greer (born about 1886), Cissie Greer (born about 1888), George Greer (born about 1890), James Greer (born about 1892), John Greer (born about 1894), Fred Greer (born about 1896), Daisy Greer (born about 1900).
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George Greer was born on 10th January 1890 at Tievenagh, Parish of Ardtrea. He was one of ten children, eight surviving.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer George Greer was a son of William and Letitia Greer, nee McIvor.
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer 01084
19/04/2017 Pte. George Greer The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Greer was killed in action on 8th September 1918. He was killed in the attack on Drocourt-Queant Switch Line, during the attack and capture of the ridge and the Sunken Road beyond, between the town of Dury and the Arras-Cambrai Road, a few hundred yards north of the road.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson 01083
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Ferson was killed in action on 1st October 1918. Whilst operating a machine gun, during military operations in the vicinity of Inchy-en-Artois, he was killed by an enemy bullet.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson James Ferson is buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy les Cambrai, France.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson Lieutenant Parsons was with him at the time of his death and later wrote a very touching letter to the family in Cookstown. In it he said:-
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson Private James Ferson was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps when he was killed in action on 1st October 1918 by a machine gun bullet through the heart as he was getting his own machine gun into action.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson At Easter 1918, Private Ferson was home on leave in Cookstown recovering from being gassed in an attack by the enemy.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson James Ferson enlisted in Toronto on 10th April 1916 and was described as being five feet four and three quarter inches tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion. He was not married. He listed his mother as his next-of-kin.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson Prior to enlisting, James lived at 6 Chesley Avenue, Toronto and was working as a tramway conductor.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson James Ferson emigrated to Canada.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson The 1911 census lists James as age 21, living with the family at house 7 in Drumnacross Lower, Oaklands. He was a farmer.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson The 1901 census lists James as age 11, living with the family at house 2 in Drumnacross Lower, Oaklands, County Tyrone. He was still at school. They were a farming family.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson It should be noted that until 1894, all GRONI records spell the surname as Pherson.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson Family: William Ferson, Maria Ferson, Thomas Ferson (born 1st April 1885), William Ferson (born 25th May 1886), James Ferson (born 2nd October 1889), Robert Ferson (born 20th March 1891), John Ferson (born 14th December 1892), Andrew Ferson (born 30th September 1894), Hugh Ferson (born 13th March 1896), George Ferson (born 16th January 1898), Elizabeth Maria Ferson (born 9th November 1899), Margaret Ferson (born 3rd June 1904), Maria Ferson (born 10th March 1907).
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson James Ferson was born on 2nd October 1889 in the Cookstown area. He was one of thirteen children, eleven surviving.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Ferson James Ferson was a son of William and Maria Ferson. William Ferson married Maria Acheson (various spellings) on 3rd June 1884 in the district of Cookstown, probably in Drumnacross.
19/04/2017 Pte. William Norman Davidson 01082
19/04/2017 Pte. William Norman Davidson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private 船avison was killed in action on 4th November 1916. His unit was south east of Souchez at the time.
19/04/2017 Pte. James Davison 01081
19/04/2017 Pte. James Davison The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Davison died of wounds. He suffered shrapnel wounds to his left arm and head, along with a concussion. He died at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station on 31st October 1917.
19/04/2017 Lieut Ernest Creighton 01080
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19/04/2017 Lieut Ernest Creighton 01078
19/04/2017 Lieut Ernest Creighton The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Lieutenant Creighton was killed in action in Hangard Wood by an enemy shell which fell behind him, about fifty yards from the front line.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. The CWGC record Private Andrew Colvin as the recipient of the Croix de Guerre (Belgium). He is also recorded as the son of Eliza A Colvin, of Ballynenagh, Moneymore, County Derry.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Private Andrew Colvin, M.M., was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), when he died of wounds on 23rd December 1917.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. 01077
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Colvin died of wounds on 23rd December 1917. He received shrapnel wounds to his left leg and right hand, along with a compound fracture of his right leg. He died at No 22 Casualty Clearing Station.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Andrew Colvin enlisted with the Canadian Infantry on 10th November 1915 and his attestation papers say that he was unmarried. He was 5 feet 4 inches tall, grey eyes, black hair and a dark complexion. He had a half inch scar on his upper lip and a scar on the first finger of his left hand.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Prior to enlisting, Andrew lived at 15 Gwynne Avenue, Toronto. He was employed as a carpenter.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. The 1911 census does not lists Andrew as living with his widowed mother at house 18 in Ballynenagh, Loop.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Andrew emigrated to Canada.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Andrew痴 father died on 12th July 1903, aged 61.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. The 1901 census lists Andrew as age 13, living with the family at house 25 in Ballynenagh, Loop, County Londonderry. Andrew was still at school. They were a farming family.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Family: Andrew Colvin, Eliza Ann Colvin, Thomas Colvin (born 10th April 1875), Robert J Colvin (born 10th June 1877), Mary Colvin (born 23rd November 1879), Richard Colvin (born 19th July 1882), Henry John Colvin (born 24th August 1885), Andrew Colvin (born 5th February 1888), Isabella Colvin (born 13th June 1890), William Colvin (born 28th October 1892), David Colvin (born 26th January 1895), Margery Colvin (born 10th September 1897).
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Andrew was born 5th February 1888 in the Moneymore area. He was one of at least ten children.
19/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Colvin M.M. Andrew Colvin was the son of Andrew and Eliza Calvin. Andrew Colvin married Eliza Ann Jones on 13th July 1874 in the district of Cookstown.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles Private Charles is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France. The Vimy Memorial commemorates 11,170 Canadian Servicemen who died in World War 1.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles His father moved to Belfast and lived at 52 Palestine Street and 35 Burmah Street, Belfast.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Charles was killed in action during the engagement on the night of 21st/22nd May 1915 at Festubert.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles The 1901 census lists Dan as age 10 living his uncle at house 9 in Beltonanean, Ballynasollus, County Tyrone.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles His mother died when he was young and he was raised in Ballynasollus by his uncle Robert until the age of 21.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles Henry Charles was a time keeper.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles Daniel Charles was born in April 1890 at Low Cross, Tullyhogue, Cookstown.
19/04/2017 Pte. Daniel Charles Daniel Charles was the son of Henry Richard and Elizabeth Charles.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle 01075
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle 01074
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle 01073
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle 01076
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Prior to enlisting, Louis worked as a painter.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Both Private Louis Boyle and his brother Joseph are also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Private Louis Boyle has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle It was not until 12th May 1917 that he was presumed dead.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle He was initially reported wounded on 20th September, but this officially changed to being missing on 15th December 1916.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Private Louis Boyle was serving with the 24th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 17th September 1916, just 10 days after his brother.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle On 28th June and 16th August, he was disciplined for drunkenness.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle On the 9th June, he arrived to the front.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle On 6th May 1916, he was transferred to the 34th Battalion in France.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle On 28th November, Louis Boyle was admitted to Moore Barracks, Canadian Hospital, suffering from alcoholism and shock. He was released a few days later.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle On 2nd November 1915, Private Boyle was taken on strength to Shorncliffe, near Cheriton in Kent, close to the south coast of England.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Louis Boyle enlisted in the Canadian Infantry in Ottawa on 18th August 1915. He named his father, Joseph Boyle, who was still living in Cookstown, as his next-of-kin.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Louis Boyle emigrated to Canada.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle The 1911 census lists Louis as age 18, living with the family at house 13 in Union Street, Cookstown. Like his father, Louis was also a painter.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle The 1901 census lists Louis as age 8, living with the family at house 13 in Union Street, Cookstown. His father was a painter.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Known family: Joseph Boyle, Annie Boyle, Henry Joseph Boyle (born 13th April 1884), Mary Kate Boyle (born 13th July 1885), Annie Boyle (born 11th March 1887, died 11th August 1888), Agnes Anne Boyle (born 2nd November 1888, died 21st January 1889), Patrick James Boyle (born 10th November 1890), Louis Boyle (born 27th September 1892), Peter Alphonsus Boyle (born 14th November 1894, died 23rd April 1909, age 14), Sarah Elizabeth Boyle (born 16th October 1895), Margaret Josephine Boyle (born 13th December 1896), Eleanor Frances Boyle (born 5th May 1898), Thomas John Boyle (born 9th September 1900), Norah Gertrude Boyle (born 20th March 1903).
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Louis Boyle was born in Cookstown on 27th September 1892. He was of twelve children.
18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Louis Boyle was the son of Joseph and Annie Boyle. Joseph Boyle married Ann McIlwainey (various spellings) on 5th August 1883 in the district of Cookstown.
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18/04/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Boyle was reported wounded and missing, but for official purposes, he was presumed to have died on or since 17th September 1916. On the night of his death, his unit was in the vicinity of Courcelette and Bapaume Road.
17/04/2017 Lieut Francis Richard Charles Major R Charles, F.R.C.S.I., son of Mr Richard Charles, Cookstown
17/04/2017 Lieut Francis Richard Charles 01071
17/04/2017 Lieut Francis Richard Charles From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st December 1918: Mentioned in Despatches Sir Douglas Haig痴 List Royal Army Medical Corps
17/04/2017 Lieut Francis Richard Charles The CWGC record Lieutenant Francis Richard Charles as the son of Richard Charles, O.B.E., F.R.C.S., and Mary Charles, of Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
17/04/2017 Pte. Robert Howe 01070
12/04/2017 Sgt. William Neill Wounded - Neill, 3881 W, (Cookstown)
12/04/2017 Sgt. William Neill 01069
12/04/2017 Sgt. William Neill From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th December 1918: Rank and File Casualties - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran 選 know how sore your heart will be, and that your hope will be desolate without him. But I hope you will try to remember that your loss is His gain and it is well with your boy. Everything was done for him that was humanly speaking possible but his wounds were so severe that he passed away at 4.00pm on 23rd October 1918.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Private David Curran died of his wounds on Wednesday 23rd October 1918.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Private Curran was taken to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station where one of his legs was amputated. Private Curran remained seriously ill and spent much of his time in the company of the chaplain of the station.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Private David Curran was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was seriously wounded in both legs on 14th October 1918 in France.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Private Curran had been through many of the campaigns towards the end of the First World War.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran David originally served as a private with the Royal Irish Rifles, Service No 20/333.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran David enlisted in Cookstown late in 1916.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran David Curran was employed at Gunning痴 Factory in Milburn, Cookstown.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran The 1911 census lists David George Curran as age 11 at house 11 in Oldtown Street, Cookstown. It shows that his mother was a widow.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Family: David Curran, Lizzie Curran, Mary Elizabeth Curran (born 16th March 1895), Samuel James Curran (born 15th June 1897), David George Curran (born 3rd October 1899), John Maybin Curran (born 9th August 1902), Margaret Jane Curran (born 16th July 1906), Annie Curran (born 30th July 1909).
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran The family were all born in the Cookstown area.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran David George Curran was born on 3rd October 1899. Military records suggest he was born in Derrylun, County Tyrone. No such place exists. It may be Derryloran.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Both surnames have various spellings throughout the records.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran David Curran was a son of David and Elizabeth Curran. David Curran married Elizabeth Maybin on 26th March 1894 in the district of Cookstown.
09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran Private David Curran, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Mrs Curran, Oldtown Street, Cookstown, died in France on 23rd October from wounds received in action.
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09/04/2017 Pte. David George Curran From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st October 1918:
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls The CWGC record Private Robert Walls as the son of Bridget Walls of Moneymore, County Derry, and also of the late John Walls.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Private Robert Walls is also commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Private R Walls has no known grave and Robert is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Private Robert Walls spent another year serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers before he was killed in action in Belgium on Saturday 24th August 1918.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls On 23rd August 1917, the 7th and 8th (service) Battalions of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were amalgamated to form the 7th/8th Battalion. This was due to the fact that both Battalions had suffered serious casualties over the past year and in particular in The Battle of Langemarck. It was becoming ever more difficult to find recruits for these two Battalions.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Private Robert Walls served during most of the battles of the First World War after the spring of 1916.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Robert Walls enlisted in Moneymore.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls The 1911 census lists Robert as age 18, living with the family at house 3 in Bridge Street, Moneymore. Both Robert and his father were agricultural labourers.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls The 1901 census lists Robert as age 9, living with the family at house 4 in Ballyguirk, Loop, County Londonderry. His father was a labourer.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Family: John Walls, Bridget Walls, Mary Walls (born 25th June 1887), Thomas Walls (born 1st February 1890, died 16th July 1898)) , Robert Walls (born 2nd June 1891), Henry Walls (born 30th June 1893), Eliza J Walls (born 9th June 1895), Thomas J Walls (born 18th June 1899).
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Robert had an older brother, Thomas Walls, but he died in 1898, aged just eight.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Robert Walls was born on 2nd June 1891 in Ballyrogully, Loup, Moneymore, County Londonderry. He was one of six children, five surviving.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Robert Walls was the eldest son of John and Bridget Walls. Robert Walls married Bridget Kane about 1888.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls Private Robert Walls, Inniskillings, son of Mrs Walls, Bridge Street, Moneymore, has been killed in action.
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09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Walls From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th October 1918:
09/04/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell Rev Edward F Campbell, M.A., Killyman Rectory, Moy, has received the following message in connection with the death of his son, Lieutenant Commander Colin Campbell, R.N.:- 禅he King and Queen deeply regret the loss you and the Navy have sustained by the death of your son in the service of his country. Their Majesties truly sympathise with you in your sorrow. At a special meeting of Killyman L.O.L. No. 206, held on Tuesday evening (Mr Henry Annesley, W.M., presiding), a resolution of sympathy with Rev E F Campbell, M.A., Killyman Grand Chaplain (Ireland), on the death of his son, Lieutenant Commander Colin Campbell, R.N., his daughter-in-law, and grandchild, was adopted in silence on the motion of the W.M., seconded by Rev T P Rose.
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09/04/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th October 1918: The Late Lieutenant Commander Colin Campbell, Royal Navy
09/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton In his will, he left all to his mother, Lizzie Creighton, who was living in Coagh.
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04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton I, James Creighton, No. 9559, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made, and declare this to be last Will. After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give my mother, Lizzie Creighton, Coagh, County Tyrone, absolutely for her sole and separate use, her receipt alone being a sufficient discharge, the whole of my estate and effects, and everything I can give by law or dispose of, and I appoint Officer for Records, Dublin, executor of this my will.
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04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton Last Will and Testament of James Creighton dated 2nd February (no year)
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton The CWGC record Lance Corporal James Creighton as the son of John Creighton of Coagh, County Tyrone.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton Lance Corporal James Creighton is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton Lance Corporal James Creighton was taken to Etaples General Hospital where he died of his wounds on Friday 27th April 1917.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton Lance Corporal Creighton was seriously wounded in April 1917.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton James later transferred to the 87th Company of the Machine Gun Corps.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton James enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown, being given the Service No. 9559.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton The 1911 census does not list James as living with the family at house 13 in Great George's Street, Coagh. His father was described as a house carpenter.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton The 1901 census does not list James as living with the family at house 7 in Great George's Street, Coagh. His father was a carpenter.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton James was educated at Tamlaght National School in Coagh.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton Known family: John Creighton, Elizabeth Creighton, Thomas Creighton (born 21st May 1876), Mary Creighton (born 13th July 1878), James Creighton (born 6th December 1880), Margaret Creighton (born 14th April 1883), Catherine Creighton (born 5th August 1884), Elizabeth Creighton (born 2nd January 1889).
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton James Creighton was born on 6th December 1880. He was one of seven children. By 1911, only four were still living.
04/04/2017 L/Corp James Creighton James Creighton was a son of John and Elizabeth Creighton. John Creighton married Eliza Doyle on 10th September 1872 in the district of Cookstown.
04/04/2017 Lieut Ernest Creighton Lieutenant Ernest Creighton, Royal Highlanders of Canada, killed in action on 8th August, was the youngest son of Mr James Creighton, Doons, Cookstown. He enlisted as a private, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant last January
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04/04/2017 Lieut Ernest Creighton From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th August 1918:
02/04/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell Two of the three soldier sons of Rev Edward F Campbell, M.A., of Killyman Rectory, County Tyrone, figure in the King痴 Birthday Honours. Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) R M Campbell, A.S.C., the second son, is awarded the brevet of lieutenant colonel for distinguished service in connection with military operations in Italy. He was also mentioned in despatches by General Sir Herbert Plumer (London Gazette, 30th May 1918). Brevet Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) G A Campbell, A.S.C., the third son, is awarded the Distinguished Service Order for distinguished service in connection with military operations in Egypt. The eldest son, Rev E F Campbell, Deputy Assistant Chaplain General, was awarded the D.S.O. in the New Year Honours, and was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig in December last. Lieutenant Commander C De Burgh, R.N., son-in-law of the Rectory of Killyman, was awarded the D.S.O. in September last.
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02/04/2017 Lieut George Richard Colin Campbell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th June 1918: Gallant of the Rectory
02/04/2017 Lieut Andrew John Viscount Stuart The King痴 Birthday awards for valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in Salonika include the following:- Captain Viscount Stuart, Machine Gun Corps, awarded the Military Cross, is a son of the Earl of Castle Stewart, of Stuart Hall, Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
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02/04/2017 Lieut Andrew John Viscount Stuart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th June 1918:
02/04/2017 2nd Lieut Charles Richard Cooney A special service was held in St John痴 Parish Church. Moneymore, on Wednesday evening, when a handsome mural tablet was unveiled and decorated to the memory of the late Second Lieutenant Charles R Cooney, son of Mr J L Cooney, Moneymore. The tablet, which is of brass, surrounded by black marble, bears the arms and motto of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the following inscription:- 選n Loving Memory of Charles Robert Cooney, Second Lieutenant 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, (Attached 2nd Royal Irish Rifles). Killed in action, 9th October 1916 in the Battle of the Somme and interred near Pozieres, France, aged 22 years Faith until death. The unveiling ceremony was performed by the Rev S E Cooney, M.A., L.L.B., rector of St John痴, Laganbank, Belfast, uncle of the deceased, who also offered the dedicating prayer. The Rev J R McKim, M.A., rector, delivered an appropriate address, in the course of which he paid fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased officer.
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02/04/2017 2nd Lieut Charles Richard Cooney From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st May 1918: Memorial to a County Derry Officer
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