Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Latitude : 50.887413
Lontitude : 2.998409
CWGC Link : 85900
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.

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Dungannon Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 R/man Allen, Joseph 12 Royal Irish Rifles 13/04/1918 Panel 138-140 and 162 to 162A-163A
2 Portrait Pte. Boland, Henry 9528 Irish Guards 09/10/1917 Panel 10-11
3 Portrait Portrait 2nd Lt Brown, Laurence Crawford Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
4 Portrait Pte. Cavanagh, Francis 21427 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 03/12/1917 Panel 70-72
5 R/man Coleman, William 17462 Royal Irish Rifles 16/08/1917 Grave V-H-14
6 Sgt. Coleman M.M., Thomas 7730 Machine Gun Corps 06/11/1917 Grave LVII-E-33.
7 Portrait Capt Fluke, Samuel Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
8 Portrait Pte. Gibson, Thomas John 13602 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
9 Portrait Pte. Hagan, Thomas James 27450 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
10 Pte. Hall, Robert 22770 Royal Irish Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 140-141
11 Pte. Hall, William David 27412 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Grave VII-E-7
12 Portrait Portrait Pte. Hamilton, Robert 18259 Royal Irish Fusiliers 19/04/1918 Panel 140-141
13 Portrait Pte. Howe, James 27058 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 15/08/1917 Panel 70-72
14 Portrait L/Corp Hunter, Thomas John Allan 29649 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
15 Portrait Portrait Pte. Igoe, Herbert 9873 Irish Guards 09/10/1917 Panel 10-11
16 Portrait Corp Johnston, Herbert Curry 22761 Royal Irish Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 140-141
17 Gnr Kane (aka Coulter), Edward 57996 Royal Field Artillery 24/11/1917 Grave XII-B-22
18 Portrait Portrait L/Corp Kee, John 26834 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
19 Portrait Pte. Kerr, Joseph 22741 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
20 Portrait 2nd Lt Little, Henry James G-19169 East Kent Regiment 20/09/1917 Grave XII-E-4
21 Portrait Pte. Love, Henry Alexander 1055 Australian Infantry 05/10/1917 Grave XXIII-G-10
22 L/Sgt Massey, David Samuel 13643 Kings Liverpool Regiment 26/09/1917 Panel 31-34 + 162-162A + 163A.
23 Corp McKenna, Joseph 13000 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72.
24 Portrait Portrait L/Corp McManus, Randal Edmund 41505 Royal Irish Fusiliers 19/04/1918 Panel 140-141
25 Portrait Sgt. Milligan, John 23183 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
26 Portrait Pte. Moynagh, James 20676 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 70-72
27 Portrait Pte. Murray, Francis 3039 Royal Irish Regiment 12/08/1917 Grave L-H-10
28 Portrait Portrait R/man Murray (Berney), Patrick 2980 Royal Irish Rifles 16/08/1917 Panel 138-140, 162-162A and 163A
29 Portrait Corp Reid, Alexander 19072 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 29/09/1918 Panel 70-72
30 Portrait Portrait 2nd Lt Smyth, Gordon Dill L Royal Irish Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 138-140, 162-162A and 163A
31 Portrait Portrait 2nd Lt Stewart, Joseph Royal Dublin Fusiliers 16/08/1917 Panel 144-145
32 Pte. Williamson, Robert 202014 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 28/10/1918 Panel 102-104
33 L/Corp Williamson, Richard 655598 Royal Engineers 09/04/1918 Panel 8 + 162
Cemetery History
The Tyne Cot Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war.
The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge.
The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence.
There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messines Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele.
The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites.
The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations, except New Zealand, who died in the Salient, in the case of United Kingdom casualties before 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions).
Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery.
The TYNE COT MEMORIAL now bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by Joseph Armitage and F.V. Blundstone, was unveiled by Sir Gilbert Dyett on 20 June 1927.
The memorial forms the north-eastern boundary of TYNE COT CEMETERY, which was established around a captured German blockhouse or pill-box used as an advanced dressing station.
The original battlefield cemetery of 343 graves was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when remains were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck, and from a few small burial grounds.
It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials.
At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery.
There are now 11,956 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery, 8,369 of these are unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.