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29816   Private Thomas Cheevers
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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)
Date Of Birth: 20/05/1893
Died: 26/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 24
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Noyon New British Cemetery
  Noyon, Oise, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 4-D-10
CWGC Casualty 580204
Noyon is a town 32 kilometres north-west of Soissons, on the road to Roye (D6/D934). The New British Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of the town, on the road (D932) to Ham.
Local Memorial Details

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

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 254
2 Oldtown National School
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cheevers family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 7 at house 32 in Millburn Street, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists 'Shivers' family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 19 living with the family at house 33 in Millburn Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Thomas Cheevers' grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Cheevers' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023