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17/06/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Norris From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29rd July 1915: A Brave Canadian Soldier
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17/06/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Norris Mr John Stewart Norris, Tamlaghtmore, Stewartstown, has received intimation that his son, Private R. H. Norris, of the First Canadian Contingent, has been killed in action in Belgium on 21st July. His officer says:-
17/06/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Norris ‘He died a good and brave Canadian soldier, and we are all proud to think that he died while doing his duty, which we all hope to continue until the Allies are victorious.’
17/06/2016 Corp Henry McDonald Glasgow From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st July 1915:
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17/06/2016 Corp Henry McDonald Glasgow Mr Henry McDonald Glasgow, youngest son of Mr W J Glasgow and Mrs Glasgow, postmistress of Cookstown, has enlisted for the period of the war in the Chemistry Corps of the Royal Engineers. After obtaining an exhibition in the senior grade at the Intermediate examinations, he prepared for the Royal College of Science scholarship examination and was successful.
17/06/2016 Corp Henry McDonald Glasgow After obtaining an exhibition in the senior grade at the Intermediate examinations, he prepared for the Royal College of Science scholarship examination and was successful.
17/06/2016 Corp Henry McDonald Glasgow Henry McDonald Glasgow enlisted for the period of the war in the Chemistry Corps of the Royal Engineers.
15/06/2016 2nd Lieut Robert James Noel Stuart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th July 1915: Wills of Northern Officers – Second Lieutenant R J N Stuart
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15/06/2016 2nd Lieut Robert James Noel Stuart Second Lieutenant Robert James Noel Stuart, Royal Scots Fusiliers, of Watergate House, Adelphi, W.C., and of 30 Carrington Court, Mayfair, W., who was killed in action near Festubert on 17th May last, aged 28 years, nephew of the Earl of Castlestewart, left unsettled property value for probate at £9,169 9s 4d. Probate of his will, dated 16th February last, has been granted to Mr James Wriothesley Noel, bank clerk, of 37 Fleet Street, E.C., and Mr John Frederick Buttle, solicitor, of 15 Basinghall Street, E.C., to the last name of whom he left 100 pounds The testator left £100 to the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Roehamption, £100 to his aunt, Lady Beatrice Stewart; the contents of his flat, 30 Carrington Court, to Viscount Stuart; his rings, gold chain, and half hunter watch to the Earl of Castlestewart; an annuity of £100 to Darwin Edward Stuart; an annuity of £50 to Katherine Frances Stuart; and, subject to some other bequests, the residue of his property to the Earl of Castlestewart, with the request that it may be used for the upkeep of the title. He stated that the bulk of his property would not fall in until his mother’s death, and he therefore gave his trustees power to postpone the payment of legacies until that time if necessary.
12/06/2016 Pte. William Mills Private William Mills was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria’s) when he was killed in action on 15th June 1915.
12/06/2016 Pte. William Mills From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th June 1915:
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12/06/2016 Pte. William Mills Mr Denis Mills, Pomeroy, County Tyrone, received official intimation yesterday that his son, Private William Mills, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, had been killed in action. He served throughout the South African campaign and afterwards re-enlisted.
12/06/2016 Pte. William Mills Private William Mills is buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
12/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th June 1915:
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12/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott The Canadian record office, amongst other casualties have issued the following:- Private John Scott, Moneymore, 8th Battalion, wounded.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Victor Morrison was the eldest son of Alexander and Margaret Elizabeth Morrison. Alexander Morrison married Margaret Cairns on 1st August 1892 in the district of Lisburn.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Victor volunteered and offered to take service in any regiment.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison He was wounded in the arm on 11th June 1916 but recovered and was sent back to his unit at the front.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Lieutenant Morrison’s parents received the following telegram in Cookstown: Lieutenant-Colonel Walsh to Alexander Morrison at Innisfallen, Cookstown, on 13th August 1916:
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison 'I very much regret that I am unable to give you any definite news regarding your son, Lieut. A. Victor Morrison. The fighting that day was such that the very greatest uncertainty is bound to exist concerning many. Both Officers and men, who either fell or became detached from their comrades. I have made enquiries, but am unable to discover any trace of what befell your son that day. Nothing to amplify, in any way my original report. That I made on 31st July as to his being 'Missing'. There is, of course, the chance that he is in German hands, either as a wounded or unwounded prisoner, and I sincerely trust that such may be the case'
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison 2nd Lieutenant Albert Victor Morrison has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison From the Tyrone Courier dated 1st July 1915:
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Victor was initially reported missing on 1st August 1916 along with his fellow officer, Lieutenant Small from Markethill, County Armagh, who was the nephew of the Reverend J. Entrican, B.A., Cookstown.
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11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Mr Victor Morrison, elder son of Mr Alexander Morrison, Cookstown, has just received a commission in the 9th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Victor was born about 11th May 1895. He was one of three children, all born in Cookstown.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 24th June 1916:
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11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Mr Alexander Morrison, Innisfallen, Cookstown, received a telegram on Monday evening that his elder son, Second Lieutenant Albert Victor Morrison, Royal Scots Fusiliers, was wounded on 11th June. Lieutenant Morrison was a member of Queens University O.T.C., Belfast, and a prominent footballer in his native town. A later telegram states that the wound is not serious, a bullet having penetrated the fleshy part of the arm, and he himself had been able to write home from the base hospital.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916:
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11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Mr Alexander Morrison, Cookstown, received a telegram from the War Office last weekend that his elder son, Second Lieutenant A Victor Morrison, of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, is missing since 1st August. Second Lieutenant Morrison was a medical student at Queen’s University, and volunteered for service last year. He was wounded some time ago, but had recovered, and was again with his regiment at the front. No further information has yet been received, and his parents are naturally anxious, though it is hoped that, as there was no large engagement on that date, their fears will be dispelled in a few days.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 19th August 1916: Lieutenant A Victor Morrison
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11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th June 1915:
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11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Mr Victor Morrison, elder son of Mr Alex Morrison, Cookstown, volunteered for service some time ago, and has just received a commission in the 9th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Mr Morrison was a medical student in the Queen’s University, and passed his first medical last year. He has been in the Officer Training Corps for some months, and offered to take service in any regiment. He now goes to Glasgow University School of Instruction.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison He was a prominent football player in Cookstown.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Before the war, Victor was a medical student at Queen’s University. He passed his first medical in 1914.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison He was a member of the University Officer Training Corps (O.T.C.) at Queens.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison He went to Glasgow University School of Instruction.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison He joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers and had passed his exams and become a Second Lieutenant.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Second-Lieutenant Albert Victor Morrison was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 30th July 1916. He was 21 years old.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Lieutenant Morrison is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and on St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison The CWGC record Second-Lieutenant Albert Victor Morrison as the son of Alexander and Margaret Elizabeth Morrison of 38 Hopefield Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison The 1911 census lists Albert Victor as age 15, living with the family at house 4 in Molesworth Road Street, Cookstown. Victor was still at school. Alexander was a draper and cycle agent.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison The 1901 census lists Albert Victor as age 5, living with the family at house 22 in James's Street, Cookstown. Alexander was a draper and cycle agent.
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison Family: Alexander Morrison, Margaret E Morrison, Edith May Morrison (born 29th August 1893), Albert Victor Morrison (born 11th May 1895), Stanley Morrison (born 20th September 1898).
11/06/2016 2nd Lieut Albert Victor Morrison 2nd Lieutenant Morrison is also commemorated on Queens University War Memorial and on Queens University Book of Remembrance 1952.
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04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott John Suffern Scott was the eldest son of James A and Isabella Scott. James Scott married Isabella Garvin on 17th May 1892 in the district of Magherafelt.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott He was described as being five feet nine inches tall, with blue eyes, red hair and a fair complexion. He was twenty-one years of age and was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force sent to Europe in early 1915, and served alongside his cousin, Jack Scott.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott They were part of a force of 18,000 Canadians who suffered a gas attack at what is now known as Vancouver Corner. This was the first occasion a large Canadian force had been exposed to gas. A 35 foot high memorial of a Canadian soldier with his head bowed stands on the spot to commemorate the 2,000 Canadians who died there on 22/23rd April 1915.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott John Suffern Scott survived the Battle of the Somme.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Sergeant Scott was buried in Eighth Canadian Cemetery at Lens, which was subsequently destroyed by shellfire.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott He and fourteen of his comrades were re-interred in Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott His brother George Scott also served throughout the war and survived.
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04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott John Suffern Scott was born in Bellagherty, Ballyronan, Magherafelt on 15th July 1898. He was the eldest of six children.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott The 1901 census lists John S as age 2 living with the family with his grandparents at house 3 in Bellagherty, Salterstown. His father was a farmer.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Family: James A Scott, Isabella Scott, John Suffern Scott (born 15th July 1898), George K Scott (born 29th August 1900), Sarah M Scott (born 23rd September 1902), Rachel C Scott (born 3rd March 1904), James S Scott (born 2nd November 1905), Annie Mary Scott (born 7th August 1908).
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott The 1911 census lists John S as age 12 living with the family with his grandparents at house 29 in Bellagherty, Salterstown. They were a farming family. John was still at school.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott John Scott emigrated to Canada.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Prior to enlisting, John worked as a labourer.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott John Scott enlisted at Valcartier Camp in Quebec on 21st September 1914 and joined the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry. He claimed he was eighteen, but in fact he had just turned sixteen a month earlier.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Private Scott was serving with the 90th Winnipeg Rifles when he was injured in the spring / early summer of 1915.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Sergeant John Suffern Scott was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action north of Lens on 15th August 1917. He died on his 19th birthday.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Sergeant John Suffern Scott is commemorated on Woods Church Roll of Honour near Ballyronan.
04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th June 1915:
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04/06/2016 Sgt. John Suffern Scott Private John S Scott, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, who is a son of Mr James Scott, Bellagherty, Ballyronan, County Derry, has arrived home wounded. He was hit in the thigh in the famous charge in which the Canadian guns were saved at Ypres.
04/06/2016 Pte. John McBride From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd June 1915:
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04/06/2016 Pte. John McBride Mr Hugh McBride, William Street, Cookstown, has been officially informed that his brother, Private john McBride, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles. The deceased, who was only 23 years of age, completed his seven years’ service in October last. He arrived home from India in January, when he got four days leave. He was the youngest son of the late Mr Hugh McBride, Cookstown.
04/06/2016 Pte. John Harvey From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th June 1915:
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04/06/2016 Pte. John Harvey Private Harvey, who has been killed at the Dardanelles, had a lengthy record of military service to his credit. Enlisting in the Inniskillings at the age of eighteen, he was through the Boer War, and also served in Egypt and Crete. On leaving the Army as a reservist, he entered the employment of the Great Northern Railway, first at Belfast, and afterwards at Cookstown. He was in charge of No 1 section of A Company of the Cookstown Battalion of the U.V.F., when he re-entered the Army on 5th August. The party of five U.V.F. who were escorted to the train included two other section leaders. Three of the five have since been killed in action and one is wounded.
03/06/2016 2nd Lieut Robert James Noel Stuart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd June 1915: How Lord Castle Stewart’s Nephew
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03/06/2016 2nd Lieut Robert James Noel Stuart Lieutenant Robert James Noel Stuart, of whom a notice appeared in this column recently, was instantaneously killed by shell fire about 8am on 17 May and was buried in France by men of the Scots Fusiliers His commanding officer writes ‘He was a very good reliable Officer and a very good fellow. We are all much grieved at his death, he was a thorough soldier.” Lieutenant Stuart was a nephew of the Earl of Castle Stewart, of Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
03/06/2016 Pte. Andrew McCord From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th June 1915: Joseph McCord (brother of Andrew McCord)
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03/06/2016 Pte. Andrew McCord Private Joseph McCord, 3rd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has written to his mother, Mrs McCord, Killymoon Street, Cookstown, stating that he received a shrapnel wound on the right arm on 15th May. He is now in Cambridge Hospital, and is getting on well.
03/06/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th June 1915:
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03/06/2016 Pte. Matthew James McAnary M.M. Amongst the latest notifications of me from the Castledawson district who have been wounded are :- Private M J McAnary, brother of Mrs Johnston, Leitrim, and Private Robert Irwin, son of Mrs Irwin, Hillhead, both of the 1st Inniskillings, wounded at the Dardanelles. Private Alex Loughrey ( a well-known South Derry footballer), son of Robert Loughrey, Bridge Street, and Private James Pickering, son of Mr Robert Pickering, Aughrim, are also wounded.
03/06/2016 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th June 1915:
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03/06/2016 Pte. Robert Irwin M.M. Amongst the latest notifications of me from the Castledawson district who have been wounded are :- Private M J McAnary, brother of Mrs Johnston, Leitrim, and Private Robert Irwin, son of Mrs Irwin, Hillhead, both of the 1st Inniskillings, wounded at the Dardanelles. Private Alex Loughrey ( a well-known South Derry footballer), son of Robert Loughrey, Bridge Street, and Private James Pickering, son of Mr Robert Pickering, Aughrim, are also wounded.
03/06/2016 Pte. Daniel Charles From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th June 1915:
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03/06/2016 Pte. Daniel Charles Private Daniel Charles, 10th Battalion Canadian Regiment, youngest son of Mr H R Charles, 35 Burmah Street, Belfast, who was killed in action, left the city five years ago for Winnipeg, where he was in business with his elder brothers. At the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service, and went to the front with the first Canadian contingent.
03/06/2016 Pte. Daniel Charles He is commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France. The Vimy Memorial commemorates 11,170 Canadian Servicemen who died in World War1.
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