Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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27/09/2019 An enjoyable afternoon’s sport was provided on Easter Monday at a Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition held on a field of Mr Kidd’s on fountain Road, Cookstown. The weather was warm and ideal for the sport, and about a score of competitors took part. The contest was arranged by Mr Samuel Harkness, who had the assistance of Mr Jack O’Neill, who operated the traps and Mr W Graham, who acted as marker. After keen rivalry and some excellent marksmanship, the winners were (1) Mr H Slane of Wellbrook, (2) Mr Eugenio Pellegrini of Cookstown and (3) Mr Stanley Menary of Cookstown.
27/09/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 30th March 1940: Cookstown Clay Pigeon Shooting
27/09/2019 Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini is commemorated locally on Cookstown War Memorial.
27/09/2019 Unusually, the CWGC headstone records details of his wife. The inscription reads: ‘ALSO HIS WIFE CATHERINE (NEE MORRISON), DUNGANNON, DIED 2ND FEBRUARY 2000 AGED 92 YEARS’
27/09/2019 Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini remains were returned home and buried at Derryloran Roman Catholic Churchyard, Chapel Hill, Cookstown.
27/09/2019 Staff Sergeant Eugenio Pellegrini was serving with the Pioneer Corps when he is thought to have died as a result of an accident whilst on home service in England on 12th December 1943.
27/09/2019 Eugenio was the husband of Catherine Pellegrini (nee Morrison).
27/09/2019 Eugenio Pellegrini was an Italian immigrant who lived with his family at Church Street in Cookstown.
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