Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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13/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th September 1915:
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13/12/2018 CARRON – Killed in action at the Dardanelles on 18th August. Private Francis Carron, Stewartstown.
13/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th September 1915: Private Carron, Stewartstown
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13/12/2018 Mrs John Carron, Stewartstown, has received intimation that her brother-in-law, Private Francis Carron, of the 6th Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 18th August. He belonged to a family long resident in Stewartstown, and enlisted on the outbreak of the war. His brother is serving in the 8th Inniskillings.
07/12/2018 Mrs John Carron, Stewartstown, has received a letter from the War Office conveying the sad tidings that her brother in law, Private Francis Carron, of the 6th Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 8th August. And enclosed was an expression of regret from the King and Queen. The deceased belonged to a family long resident in Stewartstown, and joined the army at the outbreak of the war. He has a brother at present serving with the 8th Inniskillings.
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07/12/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 4th September 1915: Private Carron
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05/07/2016 Mrs John Carron, of North Street, Stewartstown, has received a letter from the War Office conveying the sad tidings that her brother in law, Private Francis Carron, 6th Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 8th August. The deceased’s brother, John Carron, joined the army about two weeks ago, and is at present stationed in Enniskillen.
05/07/2016 Francis was the son of Daniel and Mary Carron, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He was born in Stewartstown about 1878.
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05/07/2016 Francis Carron enlisted in Lisburn.
05/07/2016 Family: Daniel Carron, Mary Jane Carron, John Carron (born about 1874), Daniel Carron (born about 1876), Francis Carron (born about 1879), Mary Carron (born about 1884).
05/07/2016 The 1901 census lists Francis as age 22 living with the family at house 27 in The Square, Stewartstown. His mother was a widow. They were a family of shoemakers.
05/07/2016 The 1911 census lists Francis as age 33 living with the family at house 17 in The Square, Stewartstown. Francis and his brother were both shoemakers.
05/07/2016 Rifleman Francis Carron has no known grave and is commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey.
05/07/2016 Francis Carron’s brother, John Carron, joined the army around the time Francis’ death. John Carron served with the 8th Inniskillings and survived the war.
05/07/2016 Rifleman Francis Carron is also listed on Stewartstown Cenotaph.
05/07/2016 The CWGC record Rifleman Francis Carron as the son of Dan and Mary Carron of Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
05/07/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th August 1915:
30/12/2015 This grave photo was taken by the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch on a visit to Gallipoli in September 2014.
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30/12/2015 On Saturday morning, Mrs John Carron, Stewartstown, received a letter from the War Office intimating that her brother in law, Private Francis Carron, of the 6th Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 8th August last. Enclosed in the letter was an expression of regret from the King and Queen. Deceased belonged to a family long resident in Stewartstown, and joined the army at the outbreak of the war. He has a brother at present serving with the 8th Inniskillings.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 2nd September 1915:
30/12/2015 Rifleman Frank Carron was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Sunday 8th August 1915.
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