Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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22/12/2022 Pte. Robert Hutchinson During WWI he was with HMS Hannibal from 13th July 1914 and them with HMS Goliath from 29th July 1914 until his death.
22/12/2022 Pte. Robert Hutchinson Robert joined the Royal Fleet Reserve on 10th April 1913.
22/12/2022 Pte. Robert Hutchinson Robert served for ten years in the Navy, from 13th March 1903 until 9th April 1913.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Private Andrew Wylie is also commemorated on Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, County Durham.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Private A Wylie, Northumberland Fusiliers, Ryton, killed.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie From page 8 of the Blaydon Courier dated 3rd March 1917:
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie The CWGC record Private Andrew Wylie as the son of Margaret and George Wylie of Mabuoy, Lissan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He is also listed as the husband of Elizabeth Jane Thompson (formerly Wylie) of 2 Store Street, Lemington-on-Tyne.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Private Andrew Wylie is commemorated locally on Cookstown War Memorial.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Private Andrew Wylie has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Private Andrew Wylie was serving with the 23rd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Andrew Wylie enlisted in Newcastle-on-Tyne.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Prior to enlisting, Andrew Wylie was living at Store Street, Lemington, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. His wife was Elizabeth Jane Wylie. He was a miner.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie The 1911 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 16 in Mabuoy, Lissan Upper, outside Moneymore. They were farmers.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie The 1901 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 3 in Mabuoy, Lisson Upper, outside Moneymore. They were a farming family.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Family: Robert George Wylie, Margaret Wylie, Andrew Wylie (born 11th November 1875), Susan Wylie (born about 1880), Margaret Wylie (born 7th June 1881), Robert Wylie (born 15th March 1884), Isabella Wylie (born 9th December 1886), Thomas John Wylie (born 16th December 1888), George Wylie (born 6th June 1891), James Wylie (born 30th June 1894).
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Andrew Wylie was born in the Moneymore area on 11th November 1875. He was the oldest of eight children. No birth record can be found for Susan.
21/12/2022 Pte. John David Wright Private John David Wright arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 17th March 1915.
21/12/2022 Pte. Andrew Wylie Andrew Wylie was the oldest son of Robert and Margaret Wylie. Robert George Wylie and Margaret Donaghy were married on 6th July 1875 in the district of Cookstown.
20/12/2022 Pte. Thomas Woodburn Private Thomas Woodburn is commemorated locally on Molesworth Street Presbyterian Church WWI Roll of Honour and also on Cookstown Cenotaph
20/12/2022 Pte. Thomas Woodburn Private Thomas Woodburn arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 23rd August 1914.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson The CWGC record Corporal Jacob Wilkinson as the son of Henry and Isabella Wilkinson of 1 Black Hill, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Corporal Jacob Wilkinson is commemorated locally on Molesworth Street Presbyterian Church WWI Roll of Honour and also on Cookstown Cenotaph.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Corporal Jacob Wilkinson was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Jacobís father, Henry, received a postcard from Jacob on 16th July 1916, stating that he was quite well. It appears that the postcard was not sent on until after that fateful morning.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Private Jacob Wilkinson was promoted to the rank of Corporal shortly before the Somme Offensive.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Private Jacob Wilkinson arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Jacob enlisted with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and trained at Randalstown before moving out with the 36th (Ulster) Division to Seaford, England and then to France
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Jacob was a close friend to John McCaffrey (killed in action on 16th November 1914) who he lived next door to, and played football with for the local Greenvale Swifts and often referred to John in his correspondence.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson The 1911 census lists Jacob as age '21', living with the family at house 21 in Derryloran Town, Cookstown. Jacob was s mill worker.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson The 1901 census lists Jacob as age 15, living with the family at house 19 in Blackhill, Derryloran, Cookstown. Jacob was working at Adairís Mill, Greenvale, Cookstown. The factory was a stone throw away from his home. His father was a farm labourer.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson The family moved from Killycurragh (Orritor), to the Blackhill.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Speculated family: Henry Wilkinson, Isabella Wilkinson, Samuel Wilkinson (born 2nd March 1869), Alexander Wilkinson (born 4th May 1870), Henry Wilkinson (born 6th January 1872), Julia Wilkinson (born 12th August 1873), John Wilkinson (born 7th November 1874), Thomas Wilkinson (born 14th October 1875), Ellen Wilkinson (born 4th July 1877), Joseph Wilkinson (born 5th October 1877), King Wilkinson (born 17th November 1879), Isabella Wilkinson (born 17th November 1879, died 21st October 1910, age 24?), Allan Wilkinson (born 17th November 1879, died 5th April 1884, age 0?), Jacob Wilkinson (born 25th May 1885), Rebecca Wilkinson (born 12th May 1887), Isaac Wilkinson (born 6th June 1889).
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Jacob was born on 25th May 1885 in the district of Cookstown. He was on of thirteen children, ten surviving, all born in the district.
18/12/2022 Corp Jacob Wilkinson Jacob Wilkinson was the third youngest child of Henry and Isabella Wilkinson. Henry Wilkinson and Isabella Black were married on 29th January 1869 in the district of Cookstown.
17/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Williamís friend was Samuel Falls. The two men from Cookstown lived next to each other in Coatbridge, worked together, were in the same Orange Lodge, enlisted in the same regiment together and they both fell together on the same day.
17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Samuelís friend was William Whann. The two men from Cookstown lived next to each other in Coatbridge, worked together, were in the same Orange Lodge, enlisted in the same regiment together and they both fell together on the same day
17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Private Samuel Falls arrived in France on 25th Fabruary 1915.
17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Samuel enlisted in the Scots Guards in Glasgow.
17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Samuel was a member of Loyal Orange Lodge 133, Coatbridge District 22.
17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Prior to the war, Samuel was living in Coatbridge, east of Glasgow.
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17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Private Samuel Falls is also commemorated on the Loyal Orange Lodge 133, Coatbridge District 22 Roll of Honour.
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17/12/2022 Pte. Samuel Falls Private Samuel Falls is commemorated in Scotland on the Gartsherrie Works Roll of Honour.
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann 02617
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Private William Whann is also commemorated on the Maxwell Parish Church Roll of Honour.
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16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Private William Whann is also commemorated on the Loyal Orange Lodge 133, Coatbridge District 22 Roll of Honour.
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Private William Whann is commemorated in Scotland on the Gartsherrie Works Roll of Honour.
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16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann William enlisted in the Scots Guards in Glasgow.
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann William was a member of Loyal Orange Lodge 133, Coatbridge District 22.
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Prior to the war, William was living in Coatbridge, east of Glasgow.
16/12/2022 Pte. William John Whann Private William Whann arrived in France on 4th May 1915.
16/12/2022 Pte. William James Weir He was stationed in Gibraltar for some time.
16/12/2022 Pte. William James Weir Private James Weir arrived in Egypt with the King's Own Scottish Borderers on 16th November 1914.
16/12/2022 Pte. William James Weir William James was in the King's Own Scottish Borderers and had served for four years in India.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Private Patrick Bradley arrived in France on 23rd October 1914.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick Bradley is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Lance Corporal P Bradley is buried in Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Lance Corporal Patrick Bradley was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action close to the village of Zillebeke in Belgium on Saturday 25th September 1917.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley During his service, Patrick attained the rank of Lance Corporal.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick enlisted in Cookstown with the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots.
12/12/2022 L/Corp Patrick Bradley Patrick Bradley was born at Kildress, Cookstown.
12/12/2022 Pte. James Watson Private James Watson is commemorated locally on Moneymore War Memorial and on the Desertlyn Church of Ireland Roll Of Honour.
12/12/2022 Pte. James Watson Private J Watson is buried in Messines Ridge Cemetery, Belgium.
12/12/2022 Pte. James Watson Private James Watson was killed in action during the later stages of the Battle of Messines on Saturday 23rd June 1917. He was the only man in the 10th battalion killed on this day.
12/12/2022 Pte. James Watson James Watson joined the 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and arrived in France on 5th October 1915.
12/12/2022 Pte. James Watson James Watson was the only son of Thomas and Mary Watson. Thomas Andrew Watson married Mary Jane Dunn on 16th April 1889 in the district of Magherafelt.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington The CWGC record Cattleman Albert Turkington as the son of Mr and Mrs Turkington of 17 Nolver Street, Cookstown, County Tyrone. There is no Nolver Street in Cookstown. He is also listed as being born in County Tyrone.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington Cattleman Albert Turkington has no known grave and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial in London.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington Official records state that SS Jacona was sunk on 12th August 1915 when it struck a mine and sank 25 miles north - north west of Troup Head near Fraserburgh, Bannfshire, with a loss of 29 crew, including Albert Turkington.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington S S Jacona (Dundee) was a merchant vessel which was part of the Cairn Line of Steamships built in 1889.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington During WW1 Albert Turkington was a merchant seaman. He worked as a cattleman on board S S Jacona.
12/12/2022 Cattle. Albert Turkington Albert Turkington was born in County Tyrone about 1983. No record of his birth can be found. His parents are unknown.
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