9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
26/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Thomas Cheevers was the son of James and Margaret Cheevers. He was born in Cookstown on 20th May 1893. He was one of eight children. The family lived in Millburn Street. The family worked as labourers. Thomas was working in Scotland at the outbreak of the First World War and enlisted in Glasgow in early 1917. Private Cheevers joined his battalion at the front as a battle casualty replacement in late 1917. He was wounded in the retreat from St. Quentin during the German Spring Offensive of March 1918. He died of his wounds on Tuesday 26th March 1918.