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7980   Private Thomas Woodburn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/02/1885
Died: 12/02/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Thomas was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Woodburn, and brother of Mary Woodburn, Tyressan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. Private Woodburn, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed while doing his duty in the trenches on the 12th February 1916. Sergeant J Preston, who was in Private Woodburn’s company, indicated that Thomas Woodburn was killed instantly when he was struck down by shell fire. At the time of his death, Thomas had over 12 year’s military service.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery (Authuille)
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-33
CWGC Casualty 599127
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWI Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 102
2 Cookstown Presbyterian Churches
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Thomas Woodburn 1901 census lists Thomas as age 15 at house 1 in Ballymaguire, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Woodburn family 1901 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 2 in Clare, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Woodburn family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 7 in Terressan, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
4 Photo of Private Thomas Woodburn's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Woodburn's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023