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3246   Private Francis Tohill
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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)
Date Of Birth: 13/06/1895
Died: 19/05/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Francis Tohill was born and lived in Magherafelt. He enlisted in Cookstown and served with the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the Battle of Arras on 19 May 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on bay 6 on the Arras Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 6
CWGC Casualty 777685
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 302
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists 'Toughill' family 1901 census lists Francis as age 5 living with the family at house 8 in Ballyheifer, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Tohill family 1911 census lists Francis as age 15 living with the family at house 44 in Queen Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Francis Tohill
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023