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10653   Rifleman Francis Carron
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 08/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Francis was the son of Daniel and Mary Carron, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He was born in Stewartstown about 1878. The family was shoemakers who lived in the Square in Stewartstown. Rifleman Frank Carron was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Sunday 8th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Panel 177-178
CWGC Casualty 696901
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Stewartstown Cenotaph - WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 72
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Carron family Lists Francis as age 22 living with the family at house 27 in The Square, Stewartstown
2 1911 Census lists Carron family Lists Francis as age 33 living with the family at house 17 in The Square, Stewartstown
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023