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13/12/2018 Private Marcus Hagan, 7th Munsters, writing to his mother in Magherafelt, states that Private Joseph Walls and Harry Tohill are both wounded and the latter missing.
13/12/2018
13/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th September 1915:
09/12/2018
09/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 11th September 1915: (some discrepancies in this report - brother of Henry?)
09/12/2018 Mr Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, has received intimation that his son, Private Hugh Tohill, 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Irish Brigade, has been wounded at the Dardanelles and is at present lying in hospital in Alexandria. His brother Frank has been twice wounded in the same place.
30/05/2018 Three Magherafelt recruits, Hugh Niblock, Harry Tohill and John Tohill, have joined the Irish Brigade and left on Tuesday for the headquarters.
30/05/2018
30/05/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 14th November 1914:
15/11/2016 Mr Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt, has received official intimation that his son, Private Henry Tohill, 6th Royal Munster Fusiliers, has been reported as wounded and missing since 9th August. Private Tohill was with the 10th Division at the landing at Suvla Bay. He was a well-known footballer in Derry and Tyrone.
15/11/2016
15/11/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st December 1915:
04/04/2016 Private James Tohill is home on ten days leave at Magherafelt. He was gassed at Loos and has been in hospital in England since. He has two other brothers serving, John in Salonika, and another at present in England, having been wounded in France for the fourth time. A fourth member of this patriotic family is missing since the landing at Suvla Bay.
04/04/2016
04/04/2016 F Tohill, Magherafelt, is officially reported wounded.
04/04/2016 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 9th September 1916: James Tohill (brother of Henry)
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04/04/2016
04/04/2016 Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt, has received a card from his son, Private Francis Tohill, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, that he was wounded on 4th September, and is now in hospital in Manchester. This is the fourth time Private Tohill has been wounded.
04/04/2016 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 23rd September 1916: Francis Tohill (brother of Henry)
04/04/2016
04/04/2016 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 5th August 1916: Magherafelt: Francis Tohill (brother of Henry)
04/04/2016 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 16th September 1916: Francis Tohill (brother of Henry)
04/04/2016 Private Francis Tohill, Inniskilling Fusiliers, 16th Division (Irish Brigade), who is at present lying wounded in a Manchester hospital, writing to his mother, Mrs Tohill, Rainey Street, states that he was wounded in the Battle of the Somme on 9th September. His division got a bad cutting up, but he escaped he says, thank God, with a small wound in the left arm. The battle was terrible and the sight of the dead and the dying appalling. The Irishmen leaped from the trenches and charged across the shell swept No Man’s Land with irresistible dash. He says he is glad to be an Irishman, and proud of his comrades for the fight they made. It may be added that Private Tohill was wounded three times previously at the Dardanelles. He has two brothers serving.
03/02/2016
03/02/2016 TOHILL – 7th August 1915 at Suvla Bay, killed in action, Private Henry Tohill, 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, second son of Henry and Maggie Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt. R.I.P. On his soul, Sweet Jesus, have mercy.
03/02/2016 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 12th February 1916:
30/12/2015 Private Henry (Harry) Tohill has no known grave and is commemorated on panels 185-190 on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
30/12/2015 Henry Tohill was the son of Henry and Margaret Tohill (nee Lavelle). Henry was born in Magherafelt about 1889.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists the Taughill family as living in Rainey Street, Magherafelt. Henry was 10 years old. His father was a flesher.
30/12/2015 Family: Henry Taughill, Maggie Taughill, Mary Jane Taughill (born about 1886), John Patrick Taughill (born about 1888), Henry Taughill (born about 1891), Nannie Taughill (born about 1892), Kathleen Taughill (born about 1895), Francis Taughill (born about 1897), James Taughill (born about 1898), Bridget Taughill (born about 1900).
30/12/2015 Henry (Harry) Tohill was a butcher by trade and a close friend of Mr Bobby Allen, Cookstown.
30/12/2015 Although a resident of Magherafelt, Harry Tohill was well known in the Mid Ulster area as a footballer and keen sportsman, and was friends with Cookstown soccer players, Thomas Darragh and Paddy Corey.
30/12/2015 During the soccer season, Harry was brought to Cookstown every Friday evening to stay overnight by Mr. Bobby Allen, a butcher by trade, so Harry could qualify as a resident, making him eligible to play for popular local team, Derryloran Football Club.
30/12/2015 Harry was one of four brothers who joined up with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the First World War. His brother James was wounded in the arm in Egypt where it was discovered that he was actually under age and was promptly sent back home to recuperate, but rejoined the army later on. Francis Tohill took an inner ear infection and was discharged, because they thought he might lose hearing in the ear would not make a good soldier. Harry’s three brothers, Francis, John and James survived the war.
30/12/2015 This inscription photo was taken by the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch on a visit to Gallipoli in September 2014.
30/12/2015 Harry later transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 7th August 1915. He was 26 years old.
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30/12/2015 Harry Tohill’s team mates, Thomas Darragh and Paddy Corey, were also killed in action during the First World War.
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30/12/2015 Private James Tohill, son of Mr Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, is at present in a Warrington hospital, suffering from shrapnel wounds in the left arm.
30/12/2015
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 10th June 1916: James Tohill (brother of Henry)
30/12/2015 Mr Henry Tohill, Rainey Street, Magherafelt, has received official intimation that his son, Private Henry Tohill, of the 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 7th August last, previously reported as missing. He was a well known footballer in Cookstown and Magherafelt, having assisted the teams of those towns on many an occasion. Mr Henry Tohill has also received intimation that another son has been wounded in action in the Balkans. Mr Tohill has now three sons fighting for King and Country.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th February 1916: Private Henry Tohill, Munster Fusiliers
30/12/2015 At the outbreak of war, Harry Tohill, along with his team mates Thomas Darragh and Paddy Corey, joined the ranks of the Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No 16922).
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