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21645   Private Thomas John Gerald Haire
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/04/1898
Died: 27/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Thomas Haire was the eldest son of David and Sarah Jane Haire. He was born on 13th April 1898 in Stewartstown. His father was a railway agent so the family moved about. By 1910, the family were living in County Cavan. Thomas enlisted in Cavan, joining the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private Thomas John Gerald Haire was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 27th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 76-77
CWGC Casualty 1581902
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 256
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Haire family 1901 census lists Tho J Gerald as age 3 at house 1 in Boyd's Farm, Stewartstown
2 1911 Census lists Haire family 1911 census lists Thomas J G as age 13 at house 22 in Drumbrawn, Redhill, Cavan
3 Photo of Private Thomas Haire's memorial
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023