Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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14/01/2019 Ever remembered by his father, mother, brothers and sisters, Coagh, County Tyrone
14/01/2019 CREIGHTON – In fond and loving memory our dear son, Private James Creighton, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action, on the 27th April 1917.
14/01/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 27th April 1918:
09/04/2017 In his will, he left all to his mother, Lizzie Creighton, who was living in Coagh.
04/04/2017 The 1911 census does not list James as living with the family at house 13 in Great George's Street, Coagh. His father was described as a house carpenter.
04/04/2017 James Creighton was a son of John and Elizabeth Creighton. John Creighton married Eliza Doyle on 10th September 1872 in the district of Cookstown.
04/04/2017 James Creighton was born on 6th December 1880. He was one of seven children. By 1911, only four were still living.
04/04/2017 Known family: John Creighton, Elizabeth Creighton, Thomas Creighton (born 21st May 1876), Mary Creighton (born 13th July 1878), James Creighton (born 6th December 1880), Margaret Creighton (born 14th April 1883), Catherine Creighton (born 5th August 1884), Elizabeth Creighton (born 2nd January 1889).
04/04/2017 The 1901 census does not list James as living with the family at house 7 in Great George's Street, Coagh. His father was a carpenter.
04/04/2017 James enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown, being given the Service No. 9559.
04/04/2017 James later transferred to the 87th Company of the Machine Gun Corps.
04/04/2017 Lance Corporal James Creighton was taken to Etaples General Hospital where he died of his wounds on Friday 27th April 1917.
04/04/2017 Lance Corporal James Creighton is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
04/04/2017 The CWGC record Lance Corporal James Creighton as the son of John Creighton of Coagh, County Tyrone.
04/04/2017 Last Will and Testament of James Creighton dated 2nd February (no year)
04/04/2017 I, James Creighton, No. 9559, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made, and declare this to be last Will. After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give my mother, Lizzie Creighton, Coagh, County Tyrone, absolutely for her sole and separate use, her receipt alone being a sufficient discharge, the whole of my estate and effects, and everything I can give by law or dispose of, and I appoint Officer for Records, Dublin, executor of this my will.
04/04/2017 Lance Corporal Creighton was seriously wounded in April 1917.
04/04/2017 James was educated at Tamlaght National School in Coagh.
30/12/2015 He answered his Master’s call
30/12/2015 He sleeps far away in a hero’s grave
30/12/2015 For his country’s cause he did fall
30/12/2015 But we shall meet him yonder
30/12/2015 As we travel one by one
30/12/2015 Through the valley of the shadow
30/12/2015 'He fell at his post like a soldier brave
30/12/2015 And the land of endless sun'
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