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31898   Private Mitchell McFarlane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/11/1918 (Home)
Age: 19
Summary      
Mitchell McFarland was the son of Uriah and Lizzie McFarland of Ballygawley. Mitchell was born about 1899 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records 2 year old Mitchell living with the ‘McFarland’ family in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone. Uriah was a farm labourer. By the time of the 1911 census, twelve year old Mitchell was living the Thompson family at Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone. Mitchell McFarlane enlisted in Ballygawley. Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (located in Omagh) when he died on 1st November 1918 at home, aged 19.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Killeeshil St. Paul Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Dungannon, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: South of Church
CWGC Casualty 661742
Summary      
St. Paul's Killeeshil Church Of Ireland Churchyard lies midway between Dungannon and Ballygawley. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 66
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1 1901 Census lists McFarlane family Lists Mitchell as age 2 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell McFarlane Lists Mitchell as age 12 living as a boarder at house 13 in Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Mitchell McFarlane's headstone can be purchased here.