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19450   Lance Corporal Thomas John Williamson M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/04/1918 (Died by accident)
Age: 22
Summary      
Thomas John Williamson was the son of James and Hannah Williamson. Thomas was born Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone about 1896. The family lived in Lisfearty, Clananeese, Tyrone. James Williamson was an agricultural labourer. Thomas Williamson enlisted in Ballygawley. Lance Corporal Thomas John Williamson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 21st May 1918 in France. He was 22 years old. Lance Corporal Thomas John Williamson was awarded the Military Medal.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Canada Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave IV-A-31
CWGC Casualty 436280
Summary      
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Williamson family Lists Thomas John as age 5 living with the family at house 10 in Lisfearty, Clananeese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Williamson family Lists Thomas John as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Lisfearty, Clananeese, Tyrone
3 Find A Grave Photo of Thomas John Williamson's headstone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas John Wiliamson
5 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese Thomas Williamson, killed in action
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas John Williamson's headstone can be purchased here.