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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/10/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Died: 08/02/1915 (Home)
Age: 31
Summary      
Thomas Patterson was the son of William George and Margaret Patterson. He was born in Dungannon about 1884. Thomas married Letitia Wade about 1909. The 1911 census show 27 year old Thomas living with his new family at Drumreagh Otra, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. He had a 1 year old daughter, Violet. Thomas was a blacksmith. Thomas enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Thomas Patterson was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he died on 8th February 1915, age 31.He is buried in grave number 326 at Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard, Tullyniskane, Newmills, Dungannon.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Tullanisken Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Newmills, Co Tyrone, 
Grave Ref: Grave 326
CWGC Casualty 661747
Summary      
There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war in Tullanisken Holy Trinity Church of Ireland Churchyard. Grave 43 is the family plot which contains the grave of Rev Richard Ussher Greer. Grave 45 is the final resting place of Private Thomas Patterson. Neither of the two have a CWGC gravestone. Private George Montgomery, United States Army, who was killed in action in World War Two, is commemorated on the headstone of the family plot in this churchyard, in Grave 9.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Newmills L.O.L. 183 Dungannon Roll of Honour Newmills
2 Newmills Parish Church Church Of Ireland - WWI Newmills
3 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists Letitiia Wade Listed as sister-in-law of William Woods in Drumreagh Otra, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists Patterson family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 1 in Drumreagh Etra, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Patterson family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 7 in Drumreagh Etra, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
4 1911 Census lists Patterson family Lists Thomas as age 27 living with his wife at house 24 in Drumreagh Otra, Tullyniskane, Tyrone