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29/09/2017 Private Charles Harkin has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38 to 40 on Pozieres Memorial in France.
29/09/2017 Charles Harkin was the eldest son of Philip and Susanna Harkin. Philip Harkin and Susannah Murtagh were married on 10th October 1894 in the district of Armagh.
29/09/2017 Charles was born 7th October 1896 in the Moy area. He was the third of five children.
29/09/2017 The 1901 census records five year old Charles living with the family at house 31 in Charlemont, Armagh. His father was an agricultural labourer.
29/09/2017 Family: Philip Harkin, Susanna Harkin, Mary Harkin (born 31st July 1895), Charles Harkin (born 7th October 1896), Susanna Harkin (born 12th April 1898), Philip Harkin (born 18th August 1903), James D Harkin (born 16th February 1908).
29/09/2017 The 1911 census lists Charles as 14 years old, living with the family in Charlemont Town. Charles father Philip was working as a ‘lighter man’.
29/09/2017 Charles Harkin enlisted in Dungannon.
29/09/2017 In his will, Charles left all to his mother Susanna Harkin, who was living in Stangmore, Dungannon.
29/09/2017 In the event of my death, I leave all my money to my credit and personal belongings to my mother, Mrs Susan Harkin, Stangmore, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland. Charles Harkin. 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
29/09/2017 Private Charles Harkin is also commemorated on Moy War Memorial.
29/09/2017 There is a Private Charles Hoskin of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on Dungannon War Memorial. This is believed to be a spelling error and is in fact Private Charles Harkin.
29/09/2017 The CWGC record Private Charles Harkin as the son of Philip Harkin of Moy, County Tyrone.
29/09/2017 Last Will and Testament of Private Charles Harkin:
29/09/2017 Private Charles Harkin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Friday 22nd March 1918 during the German Spring Offensive.
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