7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
08/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Peter Mallon was the second son of John and Catherine Mallon. He was born about 1896. The family lived in Church Street, Cookstown. Peter worked as a doffing master in a linen mill. Private Peter Mallon was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Tuesday 9th October 1917.
Peter Mallon was the second son of John and Catherine Mallon. They were married about 1891.
Peter Mallon was born about 1896. Military records state he was born in Belfast. Both the 1901 census and the 1911 census record him as being born in County Tyrone.
The 1901 census lists Peter as age 5, living with the family at house 10 in Church Street, Cookstown. His father was a basket maker.
Family: John Mallon, Catherine Mallon, James Mallon (born about 1891), Elizabeth Mallon (born about 1894), Peter Mallon (born about 1896), Mary Anne Mallon (born about 1898), Joseph Mallon (born about 1903), Francis Mallon (born about 1906).
The 1911 census lists Peter as age 15, living with the family at house 91 in Church Street, Cookstown. Peter had left school and was working as a doffing master in a linen mill.
Peter Mallon enlisted in Belfast.
Private Peter Mallon was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Tuesday 9th October 1917.
The battalion war diaries tell us that the 9th October was a quiet day as only two soldiers lost their lives. The other man killed on this day was David O’Hara who was born in Newry and lived in Lisburn. There is some speculation that the two men may have died in the same shell hole.
Private Peter Mallon is buried in Croisilles British Cemetery, France. This cemetery is situated between Bapaume and Arras.
Private Peter Mallon is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
The CWGC record Private Peter Mallon as the son of John and Catherin Mallon of Church Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone.