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19343   Private Thomas John Cross
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/10/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 15/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Summary      
Thomas John Cross was the son of Mary Cross. Thomas and his twin brother Samuel were born in Drumglass, Dungannon about 1884. By 1901 his father had died. It seems the family may have had a drapers shop in Market Square, Dungannon.Thomas received injuries to both legs at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 and was removed to hospital in England. Private Thomas Cross was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th October 1918. He was 32 years old. Thomas’ twin brother Samuel Cross, who was also with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, survived the war.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cement House Cemetery
  Langemark, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XVII-A-20
CWGC Casualty 107908
Summary      
Cement House cemetery is located in Langemark which is located north of the town of Ieper off the N313. From the Markt take the Korte Ieperstraat, at the end turn right into Boezingestraat, past the first turning on the left and the cemetery is 100 metres on the left hand side.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cross family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 3 in Market Square, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Cross family Lists Thomas John as age 25 living with the family at house 3 in Market Square, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Find A Grave Photo of Private Thomas Cross' gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Cross' gravestone can be purchased here