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3/11264   Private Thomas Donnelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 14/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Thomas Donnelly was the son of John and Mary Jane Donelly, of Gortnashra, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Thoams was born about 1898. The 1901 census shows his father to be a 27 year old coal-miner. Thomas. They were living in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone. By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Coalisland town. His father’s occupation was now “car driver”. Thomas was now a 13 year old scholar. He could speak both Irish and English. Rifleman Thomas Donnelly was serving with "C" Company of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed on 14th March 1918. He was 20 years old.
Further Information
Thomas Donnelly was the son of John and Mary Jane Donnelly. Thomas was born in Clonoe, County Tyrone about 1898.
The 1901 census shows his father to be a 27 year old coal-miner. Thomas was 4 years old. He had a younger sister, born about 1899. They were living in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
The Square, Coalisland
By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Coalisland town. His father's occupation was now “car driver”. Thomas was now a 13 year old scholar. He could speak both Irish and English.
Thomas Donnelly enlisted in Dublin.
Rifleman Thomas Donnelly was serving with "C" Company of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 14th March 1918. He was 20 years old.
The CWGC record Rifleman Thomas Donnelly as the son of John and Mary Jane Donnelly of Gortnashra, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Annagher, Meenagh Coalisland Census listing in Annagher, Meenagh 54.543791 -6.686311
2 Clonoe, Coalisland Coalisland Born in Clonoe, Coalisland 54.533434 -6.672506
3 Coalisland Town Coalisland Census listing in Coalisland Town 54.539111 -6.699286
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Thomas as age 4 at house 37 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Thomas as age 13 at house 75 in Coalisland Town, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
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