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31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin 01114
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The CWGC record Private Thomas Devlin as the son of Joseph and Catherine Devlin, who were by then living at 40 Mill Street, Whiteabbey, Belfast
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Private Thomas Devlin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Private Devlin was just17 years old when he was killed in the assault at Scimitar Hill.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The 1st Battalion had to cross 400 yards of ground. Their objective was Scimitar Hill. The initial attack was left until mid-afternoon as it was thought that the declining sun in the sky would obscure the enemy’s vision, but the weather turned dull and misty, coupled with the dense smoke of burning scrub. It didn’t deter the enemy though as they had trained their sights on the Inniskilling positions. At 15.00 hours the allied artillery bombardment began. The enemy responded at once but caused little damage. At 15.30 hours the Inniskillings advanced and by that time the dry scrub and foliage on the ground had begun to burn as a result of the shellfire. The advance continued up the hill to the first line enemy position but was beaten back by constant shell and machine gun fire, Officers and men were cut down. Every effort to move forward to the second line trench was beaten back and the order was given to fall back 400 yards or so to a small gulley to regroup for another attack. Captain Pike, commanding the battalion in reserve, couldn’t endure the agony of remaining behind in support so he moved to the front and called for a charge, and every man who could follow him, charged over the crest of the hill. No man returned. Then Captain O’Sullivan V.C., an Officer who had proven his mettle many times at Gallipoli, appealed to the few men who left. “One more charge for the honour of the Old Regiment”, he was heard to call out. Any man that could move responded. A small band of about fifty men rushed forward to the crest of the hill. Only one man, a wounded Sergeant returned. 126 men of the 1st Battalion Inniskillings were killed in action and six others died of their wounds the following day.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The 21st August 1915 was a day in hell for the 1st Battalion Inniskillings. The objective that day was regarded by Sir Frank Fox (The Royal Inniskillings in the Great War) as ‘The final effort at Suvla Bay.’
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Private Thomas Devlin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Gallipoli when he was killed in action on Saturday 21st August 1915.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin At the outbreak of the First World War Thomas enlisted in the army at Omagh and was posted to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The 1911 census lists Thomas and Joseph as 13 years old, living with the family at house 3 in Chapelhill Town, Cookstown. Thomas and Joseph had left school and were employed as mill workers. Because of its proximity, it is almost certain to be the Greenvale Mill.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The family moved to Cookstown after 1907 as all the children were born in Coagh.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Family: Joseph Devlin, Catherine Devlin, Susan Devlin (born about 1892), Sarah Jane Devlin 15 (born about 1896), Thomas James Devlin 13 (born 22nd October 1897), Joseph Devlin 13 (born 22nd October 1897), Patrick Devlin 11 (born 15th March 1900), Agnes Devlin 9 (born 11th November 1902), George Devlin (born 26th February 1905), John Devlin (born 2nd December 1907).
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin The 1901 census lists Thomas as 4 years old, living with the family at house 7 in Urbal, Coagh. His father was a carter.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Thomas and his twin brother Joseph were born on 22nd October 1897 near the village of Coagh. Thomas was one of eight children.
31/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Devlin Thomas James Devlin was the son of Joseph and Catherine Devlin. Joseph Devlin married Catherine Rea on 11th May 1896 in the district of Cookstown.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers The CWGC record Private Richard Cheevers as the son of James and Maggie Cheevers, of Waterloo Place, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He is listed as being buried in Quetta Government Cemetery 2166.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Private Richard Cheevers is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and on St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Quite a lot of graves in India and Pakistan are no longer maintained by CWGC and Private Chambers is commemorated on Delhi Memorial, India, commonly referred to as India Gate.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Private Richard Cheevers was buried in Quetta Government Cemetery 2166, close to where he was stationed.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Private Richard Cheevers was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when it is believed he died of an illness on Thursday 20th August 1914 in India. His battalion didn’t leave India until October 1914.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Private Cheevers was a regular soldier and was serving in India prior to the outbreak of the First World War.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Richard Cheevers enlisted in Cookstown.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Family: James Cheevers, Margaret Cheevers, John Cheevers (born 5th December 1886), James Cheevers (born 31st October 1888), Richard Cheevers (born 22nd December 1890), Thomas Cheevers (born 20th May 1893), Elizabeth Cheevers (born 5th March 1896), Hugh Cheevers (born 10th December 1898), Frances Cheevers (born 29th October 1902), William Cheevers (born 17th August 1906).
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers The 1911 census lists Richard as age 21, living with the family at house 33 in Millburn Street, Cookstown. He was a labourer.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers The 1901 census lists Richard as age 10, living with the family at house 32 in Millburn Street, Cookstown. His father was a labourer.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Richard was born on 22nd December 1890 in Cookstown. He was one of eight children.
31/05/2017 Pte. Richard Cheevers Richard Cheevers was the third son of James and Maggie Cheevers. James Cheevers married Margaret Cheevers on 29th January 1886.
29/05/2017 Pte. Thomas Woodburn 01113
29/05/2017 Pte. George Usher 01113
29/05/2017 R/man John Mayne 01113
29/05/2017 Pte. James Sterling Lavery 01113
29/05/2017 Pte. John Harvey 01113
29/05/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle 01113
29/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle 01113
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers 01112
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers In the event of my death I leave the whole of my property and possessions to Mr William Chambers, 7 Hill Street, Milford, Armagh, Ireland. Signed Private George Chambers, No 14065, 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal George Chambers dated 15th April 1916:
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Previously reported missing, now reported killed. 14065 Lance Corporal George Chambers, Armagh.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers From the Armagh Guardian dated 30th November 1917:
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Lance Corporal George Chambers is commemorated in Aughavilly Church of Ireland, County Armagh. Also listed on the memorial amongst those that served is a John Chambers.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Lance Corporal Chambers is buried close to where he fell in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel at the Somme in France.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Lance Corporal George Chambers was killed by machine gun fire on Saturday 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers After training at Seaford, Private George Chambers arrived at Boulogne in October 1915.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers George Chambers enlisted in Armagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. This Battalion was raised from the Armagh, Monaghan and Cavan Volunteers.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers The 1911 census lists George as age 14, living with the family at house 7 in Milford Town, Hill Street, Ballyaros, County Armagh. George was still at school. His father was a general labourer and most of the family worked as linen weavers.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers The family moved to live in Milford, County Armagh sometime between 1901 and 1911.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers The 1901 census lists George as age 2, living with the family at house 58 in Sherrigrim, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer. Most of the family were cotton weavers.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers Known family: William Chambers, Ann Jane Chambers, Lizzie Chambers (born about 1879), Mary J Chambers (born 14th March 1882), James Chambers (born 12th March 1884), Annie Chambers (born 12th March 1886), Sarah Chambers (born 4th November 1887), John Chambers (born 26th July 1889), Alice Chambers (born 9th May 1891), Moses Chambers (born 28th March 1893), Margaret Chambers (born 19th July 1894), George Chambers (born 22nd March 1897).
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers George Chambers was born on 22nd March 1897 in Sherrygroom, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. According to the census, he was the youngest of eleven children.
28/05/2017 L/Corp George Chambers George Chambers was the youngest son of William and Ann Jane Chambers. William Chambers married Ann Tipping on 12th January 1880 in the district of Cookstown.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley 01111
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick Bradley is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Lance Corporal P Bradley is buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Lance Corporal Patrick Bradley was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action close to the village of Zillebeke in Belgium on Saturday 25th September 1917.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley During his service, Patrick attained the rank of Lance Corporal.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick enlisted in Cookstown with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.
28/05/2017 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick Bradley was born at Kildress, Cookstown.
28/05/2017 Pte. Louis Boyle Louis’s brother, Private Joseph Boyle, was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 6th September 1916.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Joseph’s brother, Private Louis Boyle, was serving with the 24th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France just two weeks later on 17th September 1916.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Private J Boyle is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Private Joseph Boyle is buried in Peronne Road, Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Private Joseph Boyle was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 6th September 1916.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle By September 1916, the 8th Inniskillings were posted to the Somme. On September 6th the Inniskillings came under intensive shellfire with one of the major casualties of the 7th Battalion being Lieutenant Colonel H.N. Young who was wounded by an enemy sniper. That night the enemy made a determined attack on Leuze Wood, preceding it with an intensive bombardment, which was beaten off by the Inniskillings. The action concluded with 14 men of 8th Battalion, killed in action including Joseph Boyle and Corporal Joe Quinn from Drumglass, Dungannon.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Joseph Boyle enlisted in Omagh.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 25, living with the family at house 78 in Chapel Street, Cookstown, Tyrone (tbc). They were a family of painters.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Family: Joseph Boyle, Annie Boyle, Henry Joseph Boyle (born 13th April 1884), Mary Kate Boyle (born 13th July 1885), Patrick James Boyle (born 10th November 1890), Louis Boyle (born 27th September 1892), Peter Alphonsus Boyle (born 14th November 1894), 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), Nora Gertrude Boyle (born 20th March 1903).
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle The 1901 census lists Henry Joseph as age 16, living with the family at house 13 in Union Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.. Both Joseph and his father were painters.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle IMPORTANT: There was only one Joseph Boyle in the Cookstown area. It is assumed this is the person, although we have ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF as yet that this is so.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Army records suggest Joseph Boyle was born at Derryarden, Cookstown. This may be Derryloran.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Henry Joseph Boyle was born in Cookstown on 13th April 1884. He was one of twelve children, nine surviving.
27/05/2017 Pte. Joseph Boyle Joseph Boyle was the eldest child of Joseph and Annie Boyle. Joseph Boyle married Annie McIlwainey on 5th August 1883 in the district of Cookstown. The spelling of his mother’s maiden name varies substantially through the records.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander The 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on the 1st July 1916, was part of the same 29th Division from Gallipoli which was in a sector right beside the 36th (Ulster) Division. The 1st Dublins faced the Hawthorn Ridge at Beaumont Hamel.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander From the photo above of Robert with his children, it can be presumed that he had previously served in the army.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander 01110
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander 01109
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander 01108
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander The CWGC also record Private Cander as the husband of Catherine McGrath Cander. He is described as being a native of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander The CWGC record Private Robert Cander as the son of Joseph and Ellen Cander of 47 Stewart Street, Mossend, Lanarkshire
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Private Robert Cander is buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Private Robert Cander was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Robert enlisted in Hamilton in Scotland.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Family 2: Robert Cander, Catherine McGrath Cander, Ellen Cander (born about 1903), Kate Cander (born about 1905), Annie Cander (born 7th July 1907), Mary Cander (born about 1910), Jean Cander (born about 1913), Ruby Cander (born about 1915).
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander They had seven children. Sadly, their first and only boy died shortly after birth.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Robert married Catherine McGrath in 1900 in Scotland.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander At the age of 19 he was working in the coal mines. However, Robert had to stop working in the mines because of health issues in relation to his breathing problems.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander In 1888 the family moved to Scotland, when Robert was 14.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Robert was born at Clare, Kildress, Cookstown about 1874. Incomplete GRONI records suggest he was born either on 3rd June 1872 or more likely, on 28th November 1873.
27/05/2017 Pte. Robert Cander Robert was the son of Joseph and Ellen Cander.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks 01107
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks 01106
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks Possible family: James Bleeks, Lizzie Bessie Bleeks, John Bleeks (born 7th April 1877), George Bleeks (born 23rd April 1879), Lizzie Bleeks (born 1th December 1881), Catherine Bleeks (born 7th December 1883), James Bleeks (born 14th July 1886), Robert Bleeks (born 15th August 1888), William Thomas Bleeks (born 28th August 1890), Anne Bleeks (born 21st September 1892), Garves / Jennis Bleeks (male, born 12th January 1895), Margaret Bleeks (born 4th January 1897), Henry Bleeks (born 21st January 1899).
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks The CWGC record Private William Thomas Bleeks as the son of James and Elizabeth Bleeks of North Street, Stewartstown, County Tyrone
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks William Thomas Bleeks is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph and Donaghendry Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks During the First World War, Cairo was the headquarters to the United Kingdom garrison in Egypt. With Alexandria, it became the main hospital centre for Gallipoli and later in the war it dealt with the sick and wounded from operations in Palestine and Egypt.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks Private William Thomas Bleeks is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks Private William Thomas Bleeks was serving with the 3rd Indian Division of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he died of illness on Thursday 17th October 1918.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks By 1918 William was serving in Palestine where he fell ill and was transferred to hospital in Cairo.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks He was subsequently transferred to the Machine-Gun Corps.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks William enlisted in Dungannon, joining the Connaught Rangers, Army Number: 9457.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks The 1901 census lists William as age 10, living with the family at house 3 in Glebe, Stewartstown. His father was an agricultural labourer.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks William Thomas Bleeks was born on 28th August 1890 in the Stewartstown area.
26/05/2017 Pte. William Thomas Bleeks William Bleeks was a son of James and Elizabeth Bleeks. James Bleeks married Bessie McKnight on 14th March 1876 in the district of Cookstown.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks 01104
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks 01103
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks In the event of my death, I leave the whole of my property and effects to my father, Mr John Crooks, 61 Muckamore, County Antrim
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks 01105
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Last will and testament of Corporal Charles Edward Crooks (two versions)
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks The CWGC record Corporal Charles Edward Crooks as the son of John Crooks of 61 Mill View, Muckamore, County Antrim.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Corporal Charles Crooks has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks The 12th Battalion lost three men on the 16th April 1918 and none of them have a known grave.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Corporal Charles Edward Crooks was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Tuesday 16th April 1918 in Belgium.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Following the start of the war Charles Crooks enlisted in Antrim. He was living in Muckamore.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks The 1911 census lists Charles Edward as age 14, living with the family at house 69 in Muckamore Town, County Antrim. Charles had left school and was working as a cotton folder. His father was a linen worker.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks The 1901 census lists Charles Edward as age 4, living with the family at house 72 in Shanoguestown, County Antrim. John Crooks was a hoist man.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Family: John Crooks, Esther Crooks, George Crooks (born about 1876), John Crooks (born 13th December 1878), Mary Crooks (born 17th October 1882), Esther Crooks (born 3rd December 1884), Margaret Crooks (born 6th June 1886), Robert Crooks (born 16th April 1888), Samuel James Crooks (born 16th March 1890), Sarah Crooks (born 27th June 1892), Cecil Crooks (born 17th June 1894), Edward Charles Crooks (born 22nd September 1896), Gertrude Crooks (born 18th May 1899), Blanche Crooks (born 29th January 1902).
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks The family moved to Antrim around 1898.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Charles Edward Crooks was born in Moneymore on 22nd September 1896. He was one of fourteen children, twelve surviving.
26/05/2017 Corp Charles Edward Crooks Charles Crooks was the youngest son of John and Esther Crooks. John Crooks married Esther Crooks on 11th December 1874 in the district of Cookstown.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee John G Magee was in France from June 1916 and took part in many engagements, notably at Cambrai and Arras. He was home on leave twice during active service.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee He subsequently transferred to the Highland Light Infantry.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee John Magee joined the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), with the Service No. 23371.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee After leaving his position at Wellbrook, he went to work in Glasgow.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee He was a prominent member of the Ulster Volunteers and of Orritor L.O.L.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee John was employed with his father at Wellbrook until early 1916.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee Family: Alexander Magee, Sarah Magee, Anderson Magee (born 1st November 1892), George Henry H Magee (born 23rd June 1894), Robert A Magee (born 19th July 1896), John G Magee (born 5th June 1898), Jessie Magee (born 6th March 1900), Albert E Magee (born 12th January 1902), Andrew Magee (born 16th December 1904), Ronald Magee (born 21st December 1905), Cecil J B Magee (born 18th February 1909), Sarah Magee (born 1st February 1912).
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee The 1911 census lists John G Magee as age 12, living with family at house 5 in Toberlane, Orritor. He was still at school. Both his father and his elder brother were carpenters.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee The 1901 census lists John ‘J’ as age 2, living with family at house 23 in Tullycall, Oritor, County Tyrone. His father was a carpenter.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee John was born on 5th June 1898 in the Cookstown area. He was one of at least eleven children.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee John Gilmor Magee was a son of Alexander and Sarah Magee. Alexander Magee married Sarah Magee on 11th August 1890 in the district of Cookstown.
24/05/2017 Corp John Gilmor Magee Corporal John Gilmor Magee has no known grave and is commemorated on Bay 8 on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair 01102
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert Blair is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair In later years Robert’s wife would often say that she was married, widowed, and became a mother, all in the one year.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Private Robert Blair is interred in Cookstown New Cemetery.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Private Robert Blair died of illness at home on 8th April 1915.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Whilst at home for Easter holidays in 1915 in Toberlane, Private Blair became ill suffering from a severe cold. He later developed influenza and cardiac trouble.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair At the beginning of the war, he was still an army reservist with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was called up but owing to the defect in his sight he was not sent to the Western Front but was instead employed as a cook in the depot in Omagh.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert was described as a quiet inoffensive man and respected by all who knew him.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert and Sarah had one child. William Blair was born on 20th January 1915 in the district of Cookstown.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert Blair married Sarah Jane Kempton on the 14th April 1914. Sarah Jane’s father was a teacher, presumably at Toberlane School.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert was a member of Montober R.B.P. No. 598.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert had been employed in Orritor quarry where he lost an eye in an accident with a traction engine.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair He had served for some years overseas in Egypt.
11/05/2017 Pte. Robert Blair Robert Blair was a native of Castlecaulfield.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde The CWGC list Corporal Robert Forde as the husband of Anna Forde. It is not known how accurate this information is.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde The CWGC record Corporal Robert Forde as the son of Robert Forde of Bardahessiagh, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Corporal Robert Forde is interred in Antrim Cemetery, County Antrim.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde While the battalion was training at Randalstown, County Antrim, Corporal Robert Forde contracted Scarlet fever and was taken to hospital in Antrim town where he died of his illness on 27th May 1915.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Robert attained the rank of Corporal.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Robert joined with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Prior to enlisting, Robert Forde was a section leader with Pomeroy Company of Ulster Volunteers.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde The 1911 census lists Robert as 22 years old, living with the family at house 4 in Bardahessiagh, Rock. Robert was working on his father’s farm.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde The 1901 census lists Robert as 11 years old, living with the family at house 16 in Bardahessiagh, The Rock, County Tyrone. They were a farming family.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Possible family: Robert Forde, Annie Forde, Unknown male (born 15th November 1882), Thomas G Forde (born 3rd October 1884), Robert Forde (born 20th December 1888).
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde It is believed Robert was born in the Rock area on 20th December 1888. He was one of three sons. There is some doubt because GRONI does not list the first names of the three sons.
10/05/2017 Corp Robert Forde Robert was the youngest son of Robert and Annie Forde. Robert Forde married Annie Gibson on 24th December 1879 in the district of Cookstown.
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