Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
Date Information
22/12/2019 Private Clark McNickle, R.I.F., of Louisville
22/12/2019 Corporal Cecil Reynolds, Royal Artillery, of St Jeanís Cottages, Cookstown
22/12/2019 Private John Purvis, of Louisville, Cookstown
22/12/2019 Driver Samuel McCann, Royal Army Service Corps, of Coagh Street, Cookstown
22/12/2019 Driver John Donnelly, of Coagh Street, Cookstown an ambulance driver attached to the Royal Army Service Corps
22/12/2019 Private Ernest McGuckin, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, of Low Cross, Tullyhogue
22/12/2019 Other B.E.F. men who arrived home on leave recently were:
22/12/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 29th June 1940:
22/12/2019 Private Robert Robinson, Royal Army Service Corps, of Union Street, Cookstown
15/09/2019 The CWGC record Fusilier Ernest McGuckin as the son of Emily Morrison of Dennistoun, Glasgow.
15/09/2019 Ernest McGuckin was the son of Robert and Emily McGuckin. Ernest McGuckin was born in Stewartstown on 21st October 1919. They lived at Low Cross, Tullyhogue.
15/09/2019 Known family: Robert McGuckin, Emily McGuckin, Ernest McGuckin (born 21st October 1919).
15/09/2019 Prior to enlisting in the army on 8th September 1938, Ernest worked as a farm labourer.
15/09/2019 Fusilier Ernest McGuckin was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died as a result of a road traffic accident while in service in post war Austria, on 27th December 1946, aged 25.
15/09/2019 Fusilier Ernest McGuckin is buried at Klagenfurt War Cemetery in Austria. His inscription reads: THE HAPPY DAYS WE ONCE ENJOYED, HOW SWEET THEIR MEMORY STILL. GOOD NIGHT, ERNEST
15/09/2019 Submitted by his mother Mrs Morrison.
15/09/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail possibly dated 1948:
30/12/2015 'There is no night that can hide you from sight,
30/12/2015 And heartache, only time can heal.'
30/12/2015 You left a memory, no one can steal,
30/12/2015 Just long enough to show your worth.
30/12/2015 You spent too few years upon this earth,
30/12/2015 In drifting clouds, in passing crowds, there is you.
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