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44434   Private Thomas Darragh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Thomas Darragh was the second youngest son John and Matilda Darragh. Thomas was born about 1896 in Ballymena. The family lived in Broughshane. Tom, like his father, was a labourer. Private Thomas Darragh served for a time with the Royal Irish Rifles, with the Service No. 8920. Private Thomas Darragh later served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. There is some confusion with this service number, as most military sources (including his will), give the correct number as 44434. Private Thomas Darragh was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at a base hospital near Boulogne on Saturday 19th October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery
  Wimille, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave 6-A-33
CWGC Casualty 4025042
Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. From Calais follow the A16 to Boulogne, come off at Junction 3 and follow the D96E for Wimereux Sud. Continue on this road for approximately 1 kilometre when the Cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road. However, it should be noted that the entrance to the cemetery is in St Martin's Road, which is the road on the left immediately after the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 292
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Darragh family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 5, living with the family at house 135 in Broughshane, Upper Broughshane, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Darragh family 1911 census lists Tom as age 16, living with the family at house 73 in Broughshane Town, Broughshane, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-18 Brief details of Private Thomas Darragh
4 Ballymena 1914-18 Details of Private Thomas Darragh
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Thomas Darragh
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Darragh's grave can be purchased here
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