Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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Date Name Information
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey 02609
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey 02608
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey 02607
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey 02606
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey 02605
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey In May 1916 he sent a birthday card home to his son, Joseph.
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey Thomas Espey and Florence Holliwell were married on 12th November 1908 in the Metropolitan Church in Cape Town. They had two sons.
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey Thomas emigrated to South Africa about 1903.
15/04/2021 Corp Thomas Espey Family: Thomas Espey, Florence Espey, James Espey (born 9th June 1909), Joseph Espey (born 29th May 1910).
10/04/2021 L/Corp John William Silkstone It is believed his widow, Sarah Jane, eventually returned to County Tyrone.
10/04/2021 L/Corp John William Silkstone The couple moved back to Derbyshire, where they had three sons, all born between 1913 and 1916. John and Norman are believed to be the names of two of the sons.
10/04/2021 L/Corp John William Silkstone John Silkstone and Sarah Jane Best on 29th January 1913 in the district of Cookstown.
10/04/2021 L/Corp John William Silkstone Many thanks to Paul Priestly for the information regarding John Silkstone’s marriage and family.
10/04/2021 R/man Robert James Wright Erected by his wife in memory of Thomas Wright, unreadable. Also his son, Robert James Wright, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 20 years. Charles A Wright, who died 21st November 1935, aged 35 years. And Sarah Wright, wife of Thomas Wright, who died 30th January 1945, age 81 years. Also their son, Thomas Wright, died 10th June 1961, aged 70 years.
10/04/2021 R/man Robert James Wright Rifleman Robert Wright is also commemorated on the family headstone at St John's Church of Ireland, Ballinderry. The headstone reads:
10/04/2021 R/man Robert James Wright 02604
10/04/2021 R/man Robert James Wright 02603
10/04/2021 R/man Robert James Wright 02602
09/04/2021 Capt Edward George Francis Gunning Many thanks to Sandra Gilpin for adding further details in April 2021.
09/04/2021 Capt Edward George Francis Gunning Probate appears to have not been completed until 1935 in Middlesex, to Kate Frances Gunning. This is about 17 years after Captain Edward Gunning death. It is suggested that the delay may possibly have been due to legal issues.
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09/04/2021 Capt Edward George Francis Gunning Edward was born on 25th June 1890 in Belfast.
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