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767   Rifleman Thomas McMahon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 06/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Thomas McMahon was born in Cookstown. He enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman Thomas McMahon was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Friday 6th September 1918 close to Ploegsteert Wood. Rifleman McMahon was killed during an attack that was aimed at dislodging the enemy from trenches which they had recently taken in the area around Armentieres and Ploegsteert Wood. The battalion lost thirty-three in the action.
Further Information
Thomas McMahon was born in Cookstown.
Thomas enlisted in Belfast with the Royal Irish Rifles.
Medal card
Rifleman Thomas McMahon was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Friday 6th September 1918 close to Ploegsteert Wood.
Rifleman McMahon was killed during an attack that was aimed at dislodging the enemy from trenches which they had recently taken in the area around Armentieres and Ploegsteert Wood. The Battalion lost thirty-three in the action.
Rifleman Thomas McMahon has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 9 on Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.
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References and Links
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1 FindAGrave.com Photo of Rifleman Thomas McMahon's memorial inscription
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 19-767)
3 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Rifleman Thomas McMahon
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020