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16320   Corporal William Nathaniel Thom
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William Nathaniel Thom was the youngest son of William and Margaret Thom, of The Poplars, Cookstown. He joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers gaining the rank of Lance Corporal. Private Thomas Taylor reported that he was with ‘Nat’ Thom as they approached the enemy lines, and that Corporal Thom was struck in the head by a bullet.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 815586
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
4 Kildress Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Kildress
5 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 148
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Thom family 1901 census lists William Nat. as age 13 at house 3 in Tirmacshane, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'Nattaniel Thon' Lists Nattaniel as age 23 lodging at house 24 in Oldtown Street, Cookstown
3 1911 Census lists Thom family Does not list Nat as living with the family at house 2 in Tirmacshane, Oritor, Tyrone
4 Book - Faith Under Fire by E Madigan Details of Rev John Thom
5 Book - For Conspicuous Gallantry Details the medal record of Rev John Thom
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 Private Hugh Taylor Newspaper report describe mentions Private Hugh Taylor
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Nathaniel Thom's family grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023