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30/12/2015
30/12/2015 Last Will and Testament of John Fitzsimmons
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30/12/2015 'In the event of my death, I give 5.00 (Five pounds) to Rev R M Kerr, Superintendent, Belfast Central Mission, Grosvenor Hall, Belfast. The remainder I leave, both money and effects, to my sister Matilda Fitzsimmons, 163 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast. Signed John Fitzsimmons, Lance Corporal (14610), B Company, 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, 1st November 1915'
30/12/2015 John Fitzsimmons was the son of Joseph and Matilda Fitzsimmons (nee Moore). John was born in Dungannon on 30th March 1868.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists John as age 30 living with the family at house 10 in Botanic Avenue, Belfast. His parents are retired grocers. John worked as a mechanic in a foundry. His sister Matilda was a milliner.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists John as age 43 living with the family at house 10 in Botanic Avenue, Cromac, Antrim. By this time his father had died. John now worked as a 'Commercial Traveller Engineering'
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Jack Fitzsimmons was serving with the Royal Irish Rifles when he was injured.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd April 1916:
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30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Jack Fitzsimons, Royal Irish Rifles, who died recently in hospital at Huddersfield, from wounds received at the front, was a native of Dungannon. His father, the late Mr Joseph Fitzsimons, resided in Perry Street, Dungannon, and was a well-known car owner. The deceased soldier, prior to volunteering, resided at 10 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, and was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
30/12/2015 His father resided in Perry Street, Dungannon, and was a well-known car owner.
30/12/2015 John Fitzsimmons was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force in Belfast.
30/12/2015 John 'Jack' Fitzsimmons enlisted in Belfast.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Fitzsimmons died of wounds in hospital at Huddersfield on 22 March 1916. He was 45 years old.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Jack Fitzsimmons remains were returned to Belfast and he was buried in Belfast City Cemetery.
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30/12/2015 Known family: Joseph Fitzsimmons, Matilda Fitzsimmons, John Fitzsimmons (born 30th March 1868), Matilda Fitzsimmons (born 22nd February 1872), Anne Fitzsimmons (born 13th November 1874), George Fitzsimmons (born 17th April 1879), Mary Fitzsimmons (born 26th May 1881), unknown female Fitzsimmons (born 1st October 1882), Joseph Fitzsimmons (born 15th May 1884).
30/12/2015 Family: Joseph Fitzsimmons, Matilda Fitzsimmons, John Fitzsimmons (born about 1871), Matilda Fitzsimmons (born about 1877).
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