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3731   Private Thomas Darragh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 03/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Thomas was the husband of Sarah Jane Darragh of Chapel Street, Cookstown. Prior to joining the army he worked in Cookstown as a builder’s labourer and was well known in local football circles having played for both Cookstown and Derryloran Football Clubs. He joined the army soon after the outbreak of hostilities and had been in action for many months and was wounded in May 1916. The 6th Battalion made their advance on the village of Guillemont on 3rd September 1916, and suffered heavily, losing fifty-one men, including Private Thomas Darragh and Lieutenant Colonel J.S.M. Lenox-Conyngham.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A
CWGC Casualty 755551
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 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 163
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Darragh family Lists Thomas as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Oritor Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Darragh family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 13.1 in Chapel Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Darragh family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 22 at house 9 in Chapel Street, Cookstown
4 Able Seaman William Darragh William was the son of Private Thomas Darragh
5 John S M Lenox-Conyngham Died in the same battle that day
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023