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17812   Private Thomas Jeffrey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/09/1896
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
Thomas was born in Muckamore, County Antrim and lived in Belfast. He enlisted in Cookstown and served with the 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Thomas Jeffrey was killed in action on 1st July 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial, France
Further Information
No definitive evidence has been found to link the census and family details with Private Thomas Jeffrey.
Thomas Jeffrey was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Jane Jeffrey. Thomas Jeffrey and Mary Davis were married on 17th April 1888 in Belfast.
Thomas Jeffrey was born on 12th September 1896 in Muckamore, County Antrim. He was one of five children.
Family: Thomas Jeffrey, Mary Jane Jeffrey, Nichol Jeffrey (born 10th March 1889), William John Jeffrey (born 12th June 1891), Maud Jeffrey (born 15th September 1893), Thomas Jeffrey (born 12th September 1896), Olive Margaret Jeffrey (born 11th July 1899).
The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 4, living with the family at house 33 in Islandbane, Muckamore, County Antrim. His father was a railway signalman.
The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 14, living with the family at house 12 in Islandbane, Muckamore, County Antrim. Thomas was still at school. His father was a railway porter.
Thomas Jeffrey enlisted in Cookstown. He was living in Belfast.
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Private Thomas Jeffrey was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Private Thomas Jeffrey has no known grave and is commemorated on panel: 4D-5B on Thiepval Memorial in France.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Enlisted in Cookstown Cookstown Central Enlisted in Cookstown 54.645308 -6.742440
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1 1901 Census lists Jeffrey family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 4, living with the family at house 33 in Island bane, Antrim Rural, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Jeffrey family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 14, living with the family at house 12 in Islandbane, Antrim Rural, Antrim
3 Great War Belfast Clippings Jeffrey, Thomas, Lance-Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 30 Alexandra Avenue Belfast, Died ?
4 Muckamore residents Lists Thomas Jeffrey
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020