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306732   Private William Hamilton Tomb
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 18/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 02/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 17
William Hamilton Tomb was the son of Hamilton and Mrs. Martha Tomb of Killycurragh, Cookstown. William was regarded as a smart and obliging lad and although only seventeen years of age when the call came for recruits for the Royal Air Force he volunteered. He died of complications from pneumonia at the Royal Air Force Hospital at Landford training camp, Dorset on 2nd November 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kildress Church Of Ireland Churchyard
  Kildress, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 661737
On the Wellbrook Road
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Orritor Presbyterian Church World War I Roll of Honour Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 294
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Tomb family 1901 census does not list William at house 5 in Killycurragh, Oritor (not born)
2 1911 Census lists Tomb family 1911 census lists William Hamilton as age 9 at house 7 in Killycurragh, Oritor
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Tomb's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023