2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
04/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Thomas McGerr was the son of Henry and Mary McGerr. He was born in Glenaul, County Armagh about 1896. The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family are living at Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father was a Linen Beetler. The 1911 census shows Thomas as 14 years old. He had left school and was a linen weaver. The family were living in Milltown Village, Glenaul, County Armagh.Thomas McGerr was living in Benburb, County Tyrone when he enlisted in Armagh. Private Thomas McGerr was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 4th May 1915, aged 18.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.