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   Lieutenant Thomas James Kennedy
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Thomas James Kennedy was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary Kennedy of Tyresson, Cookstown. He had been in service with the South Irish Horse and volunteered on the outbreak of war and was given a Commission in the 36th Ulster Division, but was later transferred to the 16th Irish Division. Lieutenant Kennedy was attached to the 8th Inniskilling at the Somme where he was killed in action on 9th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 797904
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
3 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWI Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 170
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Kennedy family Lists Thomas J as age 20 living with the family at house 4 in Teressan, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Kennedy family Does not list Thomas J as living with the family at house 9 in Teressan, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023