9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
27/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.