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192477   Lieutenant Ernest Creighton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/05/1891
Died: 08/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Ernest Creighton was the youngest son of James and Sarah Creighton of Doons, Orritor, Cookstown. He was born on 21st May 1891 and after leaving school joined the Royal Irish Constabulary as a policeman. In 1913 Ernest emigrated to Canada and continued his work with the police there. He enlisted in the Army at Toronto on 30th August 1915. He was described as being five feet eleven and a quarter inches tall, with blue eyes, light brown hair and a ruddy complexion. Again his worth attracted the attention of his superiors and he was selected for a Commission, being sent to England to qualify himself for that position. He was not married. Ernest was killed in action on 8th August 1918
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hangard Wood British Cemetery
  Domart, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-2
CWGC Casualty 260163
Hangard is a village between Domart and Demuin. The road to Villers-Bretonneux goes due north from the village, up a steep hillside. After 2 kilometres it passes between the two portions of Hangard Wood, and Hangard Wood British Cemetery will be found at this point.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kildress Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Kildress
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 269
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Creighton family 1901 census lists Ernest as age 9 at house 7 in Doons, Oritor, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Crieghton" family 1901 census does not list Ernest at house 3 in Doons, Oritor, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Lieutenant Ernest Creighton
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Lieutenant Ernest Creighton including grave photo
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Lieutenant Ernest Creighton's death
6 Ernest Creighton Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (50 no.)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023