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   Private Thomas George Doris
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/08/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: US Army (United States Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/04/1893
Died: 07/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Private Thomas George Doris was born 28th April 1893, the son of Michael Doris and Maryann Doris (nee Corr), of Farsnagh Coagh. Thomas immigrated to the United States and settled in Milford, Connecticut. He served with the American Expeditionary Force in France and was killed in action during the Muese Argonne Offensive, on the 7th October 1918. His remains were returned home to the “Old Cross”, Ardboe, where his body is interred in the Doris Family plot at the Old Cross Abbey and Cemetery, Ardboe, County Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Old Cross Abbey and Cemetery
  Ardboe, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref: NW Corner
CWGC Casualty -1
There are no Commonwealth War Graves in this cemetery. However, Thomas George Doris, who was killed in action whilst serving with the US Army in WWI, is buried here. Thomas is buried in the family plot in the north west corner. The cemetery is best approached from the Battery, which lies to the north.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 1 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 282
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Doris family 1901 census lists Thomas George as age 7 at house 28 in Farsnagh, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Doris family 1911 census lists Thomas George, a fisherman, as age 17 at house 13 in Farsnagh, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 Ellis Island Details of emigration of Thomas George Doris
4 Facebook notes Details and photo of the 'cabinet'
5 Facebook notes Thomas George Doris, Farsnagh, Ardboe, Co Tyrone and Connecticut USA (1893-1918)
6 Milford, Connecticut Memorial Milford World War I Memorial listing Thomas George Doris
7 Private Patrick Grimes Also on board the SS Millwater
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023