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24193   Private Samuel J Curran
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 87th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/06/1898
Died: 21/11/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Samuel James Curran was the son of Lizzie Curran. He was born about 1898 in County Tyrone. The 1911 census records Samuel’s mother as a widow. Since the youngest child is only a year old, it can be assumed that his father died about 1910. Samuel was an enthusiastic member of Cookstown company of Ulster Volunteers. He had been employed at Greenvale Mill, Cookstown. He enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, but later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps. Private Samuel J Curran was aged just 18 when he was killed in action on 21st November 1916. with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, army number: 4421. He later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, where he was attached to the 87th Company. He was killed in action on 21st November 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 5C-12C
CWGC Casualty 758065
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

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 187
2 Adairs Mill Greenvale
3 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Curran family 1911 census lists Samuel J as age 13 at house 11 in Oldtown Street, Cookstown
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Samuel J Curran
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Private David G Curran Brother of Private Samuel J Curran
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023