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30/01/2017 Capt William Gordon Cummings From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th May 1917:
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30/01/2017 Capt William Gordon Cummings Captain William Gordon Cummings, M.B., Royal Army Medical Corps, brother of Mr Robert Cummings, Scotch Street, Dungannon, was killed in action on 18th May. A former pupil of Dungannon Royal School and a graduate Queens University of Belfast, Captain Cummings was in practice in the Hanwell and West Ealing districts of London when war was declared. He was formerly well-known in local football circles, and was a member of the brilliant Queens College rugby team of 1899-1900 which went through the season with an unbeaten record and won three cups. He was an excellent scrum half-back, and played in the inter-provincial team with another famous footballer, the late John D Ferris, who afterwards died in India while serving in the Indian Medical Services.
30/01/2017 Capt William Gordon Cummings William was well-known in local rugby football circles, and was a member of the brilliant Queens College rugby team of 1899-1900 which went through the season with an unbeaten record and won three cups. He was an excellent scrum half-back, and played in the inter-provincial team with another famous footballer, the late John D Ferris, who afterwards died in India while serving in the Indian Medical Services.
30/01/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Anderson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th May 1917:
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30/01/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Anderson Private Robert Anderson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 5 Harrisburg Street, Belfast, and late of Dungannon, missing since 1st July, was killed on that date.
30/01/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th May 1917: Rewards for Gallantry
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30/01/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh An Ulster Division Certificate for gallantry and devotion to duty has been awarded to Sergeant Joseph Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles,. He is a son of Mr Samuel J Marsh, Roughan, Coalisland, and on the outbreak of war he volunteered from Drumaness, County Down, and attained the rank of sergeant. He sustained injuries at the Somme on 1st July last when every man in his platoon was either killed or wounded. Subsequently he was offered a commission, and is now a member of the cadets’ training corps at Oxford.
30/01/2017 Pte. Andrew Conlan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1917:
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30/01/2017 Pte. Andrew Conlan Private Andrew Conlan, Northumberland Fusiliers, killed on 8th May, son of the late Mr Patrick Conlan, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, a veteran of the American Civil War.
30/01/2017 Pte. James Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1917:
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30/01/2017 Pte. James Cumberland Private John Cumberland and Private Joseph Cumberland, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, missing, now officially reported killed in action on 1st July. They were sons of Mr William J Cumberland, Kilnacart, Dungannon and had been members of Kilnacart L.O.L. 296, Killyman district, and of the Derrygortreavy Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
30/01/2017 Pte. John Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1917:
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30/01/2017 Pte. John Cumberland Private John Cumberland and Private Joseph Cumberland, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, missing, now officially reported killed in action on 1st July. They were sons of Mr William J Cumberland, Kilnacart, Dungannon and had been members of Kilnacart L.O.L. 296, Killyman district, and of the Derrygortreavy Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
30/01/2017 Civilian Thomas John Browne From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1917: Col. E G Browne (brother of Thomas John Browne)
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30/01/2017 Civilian Thomas John Browne Colonel E G Browne, C.B., Army Medical Service, son of the late Mr William Browne, Killymaddy House, Dungannon. He served with distinction in France since the opening of hostilities.
29/01/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th May 1917: Bravery in the Field - Joseph Doonan (brother of John Doonan)
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29/01/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan A Dungannon soldier named Private Joseph Doonan, London Regiment, has been awarded the Military Medal for coolness during an attack on the German lines on Easter Saturday, and rescuing wounded under heavy shell and rifle fire. Private Doonan before volunteering was employed by Messrs John Langlands & Sons, Dungannon. His father, Mr Johnston Doonan, formerly caretaker of the Urban Council Markets, and his two brothers also volunteered, the former at present being a sergeant in the royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
29/01/2017 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th May 1917: Henry Cardwell (cousin of George Davies)
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29/01/2017 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies Second Lieutenant Henry Cardwell, Lancashire Fusiliers, wounded, is a grandson of the late Mr James Cardwell, Culrevog, Moy, County Tyrone, and a nephew of Major Henry Cardwell, J.P., formerly of Dungannon, and now of Ashley Road, Bowdon, Manchester. Before taking his commission in November 1915, Second Lieutenant Cardwell was a lecturer in law at Manchester University, and was in the service of a firm of solicitors in that city. His cousin, George Davies, of Culrevog, was killed on H.M.S. Warrior in the Jutland Battle.
29/01/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th May 1917: Brave Dungannon Orangeman - Joseph Doonan (brother of John Doonan)
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29/01/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan At a meeting of Volunteer Orange Lodge No. 178 held in Dungannon on Tuesday evening (Mr Barry Meglaughlin, W.M., D.G.M., presiding), a resolution was adopted heartily congratulating Private Joseph Doonan, London Regiment, a member of the lodge, on having been awarded the Military Medal for coolness and bravery in action and for rescuing wounded. Private Doonan’s father and two brothers are with the colours, and the resolution also wished them a safe and speedy return.
29/01/2017 Corp Samuel Williamson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th May 1917:
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29/01/2017 Corp Samuel Williamson Corporal Samuel Williamson, Australian Infantry, died of heart failure, Ballynakelly, Coalisland.
28/01/2017 L/Corp George Roberts From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd May 1917:
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28/01/2017 L/Corp George Roberts Sergeant George Roberts, Canadian Infantry, killed in action on 9th April, was a brother of Mr C K S Roberts, workhouse master, Dungannon. He was one of seven brothers serving with the colours. One of these, Private Thomas Roberts, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed at the Somme on 1st July; another has been invalided to Canada; while Mr C K S Roberts, the workhouse master, lost his left arm at the first battle of Ypres.
28/01/2017 Capt John Bailey Tackaberry From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd May 1917:
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28/01/2017 Capt John Bailey Tackaberry Captain John Bailey Tackaberry, Indian Medical Service, reported by the Indian Office to have died of cerebro-spinal fever in Mesopotamia on 25th March, was the second son of the late Mr T Tackaberry, a former Dungannon Workhouse master. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, and Trinity College, Dublin. He went to Mesopotamia with the Indian Expeditionary Force at the end of 1915. He leaves a widow and one child, the former being now engaged in voluntary nursing work in St John’s Hospital, Sevenoaks.
23/01/2017 2nd Lt William Brown From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th April 1917:
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23/01/2017 2nd Lt William Brown Mr William Brown, son of Mr S Brown, Cootehill, has been gazetted to a commission in the 3rd Royal Munster Fusiliers. He served for fourteen months in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, with the Ulster Division in France, till September last, when he joined a cadet battalion at Cambridge. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, and prior to enlistment was in the service of the Provincial Bank in Londonderry and Dublin.
23/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harrison McClean From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th April 1917:
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23/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harrison McClean Private Thomas McClean, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Drummuck, Dungannon, wounded.
23/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harrison McClean Private Thomas McClean was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was injured.
23/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harrison McClean From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th April 1917:
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23/01/2017 Pte. Thomas Harrison McClean Private Thomas McClean, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Drummuck, Dungannon, died from wounds. He was a grandson of the late Mr John Patchell, J.P., a former manager of the Dungannon branch of the Provincial Bank of Ireland.
22/01/2017 Capt Hugh Hogg Beatty From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th April 1917:
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22/01/2017 Capt Hugh Hogg Beatty The undermentioned to be acting captains while commanding a company:- Temporary Lieutenant H H Beatty, 19th February.
22/01/2017 Farrier Francis Carbery From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th April 1917:
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22/01/2017 Farrier Francis Carbery Shoeing-Smith Frank Carberry, Royal Field Artillery, died from shell wound, was a brother of Mr James Carberry, a member of Dungannon Urban Council.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin James McMurrin was the son of John and Matilda McMurrin. They were married about 1882.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin James McMurrin was born about 1897 in Aragon, County Monaghan. He was one of ten children, eight surviving.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin Derivatives of the spelling of the surname include McMurran, McMurrin and McMurren.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin Family: John McMurrin, Matilda McMurrin, Lizzie McMurrin (born about 1884), Mary McMurrin (born about 1890), Edward McMurrin (born about 1892), Margaret McMurrin (born about 1894), John McMurrin (born about 1896), James McMurrin (born about 1897), William McMurrin (born about 1899), George McMurrin (born about 1900).
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin The 1901 census lists James as age 4, living with the family at house 1 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove, County Monaghan. They were a farming family.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin The 1911 census lists James as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Tonynumery, Anketell Grove. James was still at school.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin James McMurrin enlisted in Aughnacloy. He was still living in Monaghan at the time.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin Private James McMurrin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Friday 9th March 1917.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin Private J McMurrin is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin The CWGC record Private J McMurrin as the son of John and Matilda McMurrin of Tonynumery, Emyvale, County Monaghan.
20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th March 1917:
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20/01/2017 Pte. James McMurrin Private James McMurran, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Emyvale, County Monaghan, died of wounds.
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19/01/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd March 1917: Certificates for Gallantry
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19/01/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale Corporal W S Stockdale, Royal Muster Fusiliers, son of Mr William Stockdale, auctioneer, Clogher, has received from Major General W B Hickie, C.B., a parchment certificate in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty in the field.
19/01/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale Corporal Stockdale was three times wounded in France, the latter wound being from a gunshot in the right thigh, which proved fatal.
19/01/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th March 1917:
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19/01/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. Major Eric Beresford Greer, M.C., Irish Guards, a member of the County Tyrone family, has been promoted to the rank of acting lieutenant colonel.
19/01/2017 Sgt. Patrick J Weir From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th March 1917:
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19/01/2017 Sgt. Patrick J Weir Corporal Patrick Weir, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Clare Terrace, Dungannon, killed.
19/01/2017 Sgt. Patrick J Weir Sergeant P J Weir is buried in at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Dernancourt is a village 3 kilometres south of Albert.
15/01/2017 Pte. David Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th January 1917:
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15/01/2017 Pte. David Sands Private David Sandes, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is the youngest son of Mr James Sands, Mullaghanagh, Dungannon.
15/01/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th January 1917: (brother of William Andrews)
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15/01/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews Second Lieutenant Fred Stanley Andrews, who has been granted a commission in the Royal Inniskilling fusiliers, is the third son of Mr Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon, senior circuit steward of Dungannon Methodist Circuit. Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrews was a candidate for the pharmaceutical profession, but volunteered for active service a considerable time ago and attended the Officer Training Corps at Fermoy. Mr Andrews’ eldest son, Mr James Andrews, and his second son, Second Lieutenant Arthur A Andrews, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was severely wounded on 1st July during the advance at the Somme.
15/01/2017 Lieut Francis St Leger Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th February 1917:
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15/01/2017 Lieut Francis St Leger Greer M.C. Lieutenant Francis St Leger Greer, M.C., Irish Guards, killed in action, was a member of an old Ulster family which has been settled in the province since the seventeenth century. Born on 13th July 1894, he was the younger son of Captain Joseph H Greer, late Highland Light Infantry, of Grange, Moy, County Tyrone, now resident at and Curragh Grange, The Curragh, County Kildare, and a grandson of General Henry Harper Greer, C.B., D.L., of the Grange, who died in 1888. At the beginning of the war he obtained a commission in the 8th Reserve Regiment of the Cavalry, which is affiliated to the 16th and 17th Lancers, but afterwards transferred to the Irish Guards, and lately has been attached to the bombing section. He was awarded the Military Cross last year for conspicuous gallantry in action, the announcement of the London Gazette stating that he led three platoons in an advance under very heavy fire. At one point in the advance he shot an enemy machine gunner at about eighty yards, silencing the gun and saving many casualties. Later he did fine work in consolidating the position won. His elder brother, Major Eric Beresford Greer, M.C., Irish Guards, had served with distinction in France, and had also been decorated for conspicuous bravery in the field. On the maternal side, Lieutenant Greer was a grandson of the late Major General George de la Poer Beresford, Indian Army, a kinsman of Lord Decies, the Chief Censor in Ireland.
15/01/2017 Pte. David Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th February 1917:
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15/01/2017 Pte. David Sands Private David Sandes, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Mullaghanagh, Dungannon, died of bronchitis in France on 31st January. Three of his brothers are in the service.
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12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson After training, Private Andrew Carson sailed with his unit from Montreal for England.
12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson On 22nd September Private Carson was admitted to 13 Stationary Hospital in Boulogne with gunshot wounds to his right arm and left thigh. He was transferred to 1 Conv. Depot, Boulogne, on 27th September.
12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Private Carson was discharged to base and returned to his unit in the field on 19th October.
12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Private Andrew James Carson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 21st November 1916 in the Vimy sector.
12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Private A J Carson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
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12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd December 1916:
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12/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Private A J Carson, Canadian Forces, formerly of Augher, County Tyrone, has been killed in action
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12/01/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd December 1916: The Military Cross
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12/01/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Captain Alan Grey Porter, Royal Irish Fusiliers, elder son of Mr Thomas Stewart Porter, J.P., Clogher Park, Co Tyrone. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He held on throughout the day to a very exposed trench swept by fire. He set a splendid example throughout.
12/01/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd December 1916:
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12/01/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown The appointment is gazetted of Mr Lawrence Crawford Brown, as second lieutenant in the royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He is the eldest son of Mr Robert Brown, Donaghmore, and grandson of Sir William Crawford, Belfast. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, and at the outbreak of hostilities was in business in the United States, but returned home and volunteered in the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the Ulster Division. His younger brother, Oliver Brown, who was recently wounded, joined him in the R.A.M.C., and both have seen much active service.
12/01/2017 L/Corp Henry Watt From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd December 1916:
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12/01/2017 L/Corp Henry Watt Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died of wounds received in action, was the son of Mr Joseph Watt, Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone and was an active member of Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
12/01/2017 L/Corp Henry Watt Henry ‘Harry’ Watt was a member of Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
12/01/2017 R/man George Knox McKinley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th December 1916:
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12/01/2017 R/man George Knox McKinley Private George McKinley, New Zealand Infantry, son of Mr James McKinley, Union Place, Dungannon, died of wounds.
12/01/2017 R/man George Knox McKinley Rifleman George Knox McKinley died of his wounds in France on 3rd October 1916, age 25. He was listed as serving with the 4th Battalion at the time.
12/01/2017 R/man Robert Anderson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th December 1916:
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12/01/2017 R/man Robert Anderson Private Robert Anderson, Royal Irish Rifles, previously reported missing on 1st July, and now officially reported killed on that date, was a native of Dungannon. He was Deputy Master of Holdfast L.O.L No 1620, Dungannon.
11/01/2017 L/Corp Henry Watt From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th December 1916:
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11/01/2017 L/Corp Henry Watt Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, belongs to Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th December 1916:
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11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery Private Harry Watt, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, belongs to Annaghbeg, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery Corporal Gallery is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium.
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11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery From the Tyrone Courier dated 29 June 1916: Richard Gallery (brother of Robert Gallery)
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11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery The following promotions in the 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers are announced: 11263 Corporal R Gallery, promoted sergeant, 8th May 1916, vice Sergeant Gibson, wounded and invalided to England.
11/01/2017 Corp Robert Gallery Corporal Gallery was killed instantly by a trench mortar. He was just leaving to go to a new line when the incident occurred. Two other men were killed along with Robert in the same incident. They were Private William Ferguson (No. 17847) from Whitehouse in County Antrim and Robert Hogshaw from Cookstown.
11/01/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st December 1916:
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11/01/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. Captain E B Greer, M.C., Irish Guards, promoted to the rank of major, is the elder son of Captain J H Greer, head of an old County Tyrone family, and a grandson of the late General H H Greer, of The Grange, Moy, County Tyrone. This officer and his brother, Second Lieutenant Francis St Leger Greer, who is also in the Irish Guards, have won the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in France.
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11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Andrew James Carson was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Carson. They were married about 1889.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Andrew Carson was born on 2nd January 1893 in the Eskermore area. His enlistment papers give the date as 1893, GRONI as 1892. He was one of six children, four surviving.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Family: Joseph Carson, Lizzie Carson, Joseph William Carson (born 11th February 1890), Andrew James Carson (born 2nd January 1892), Robert J Carson (born 26th July 1894), Sidney M Carson (born 12th October 1897).
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson The 1901 census lists Andrew J as age 9, living with the family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, County Tyrone. His father, Joseph Carson, was a farmer.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson The 1911 census lists Andrew J as age 19, living with the family at house 15 in Eskermore, Cecil, County Tyrone. Both he and his father were farmers.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Andrew Carson emigrated to Canada.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Prior to enlisting, Andrew Carson worked as a turner, a lathe setter-operator.
11/01/2017 Pte. Andrew James Carson Andrew enlisted on 16th January 1915 in London, Ontario. He gave his next of kin as his father, Joseph, who was living at 689 Colbourne Street, London, Ontario.
10/01/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd December 1916: Samuel Hetherington (brother of James Hetherington)
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10/01/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington Private Samuel Hetherington, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded in action for the second time, is the third son of Mrs Jane Hetherington, Killyman Street, Moy. She has five sons on active service, the eldest, James Watson Hetherington, Canadian Forces, having been killed in action on 3rd June last.
10/01/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington Private J W Hetherington is commemorated on Special Memorial H-2 at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Ypres, Belgium.
10/01/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington The CWGC record Private James Watson Hetherington as the son of James and Jane Hetherington of Killyman Street, Moy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
10/01/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th December 1916: Tyrone Officer’s Gallantry – Captain A G Proctor Wins Military Cross
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10/01/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Captain Alan Grey Porter, Royal Irish Fusiliers, awarded the Military Cross, is the elder son of Mr Thomas Porter, J.P., Clogher Park, Co Tyrone, and grandson of the late Mr John William Ellison-Macartney, D.L., of Mountjoy Grange, sometime M.P. for County Tyrone. He is a nephew of the right Honourable Sir William Grey Ellison-McCartney, K.C.M.G., Governor of Tasmania, and formerly M.P. for South Antrim. Captain Porter is 22 years of age. His company had been shelled ceaselessly for five and a half hours, during which time they were obliged to dig trenches under most difficult circumstances, the ground being very hard. An officer states that the men on the occasion behaved magnificently, and later took part with their sister battalion in the capture of a village from the Bulgarians.
08/01/2017 R/man George Knox McKinley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th November 1916:
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08/01/2017 R/man George Knox McKinley Private George McKinley, New Zealand Infantry, officially reported wounded in action on 3rd October, is a younger son of Mr James McKinley, Union Place, Dungannon. His relatives received no tidings from him since the end of September. Prior to emigrating to New Zealand, he was in the employment of Messrs Dickson & Company, Milltown Weaving Factory, Dungannon. His elder brother Robert is also at the front with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
08/01/2017 Pte. Lewis Meenagh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th November 1916:
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08/01/2017 Pte. Lewis Meenagh Private Louis Meenagh, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, husband of Mrs Meenagh, Moylagh, Beragh, County Tyrone, has been killed in action. Private Meenagh was an Army Reservist, and before the war was employed at Sixmilecross Post Office. He was wounded on a former occasion.
08/01/2017 Lieut Francis St Leger Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th November 1916: Military Cross
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08/01/2017 Lieut Francis St Leger Greer M.C. Second Lieutenant Francis St Leger Greer, Irish Guards, Special Reserve, second son of Captain J H Greer, late of the Highland Light Infantry, head of an old County Tyrone family.
08/01/2017 Lieut Francis St Leger Greer M.C. ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led three platoons in the advance under very heavy fire. At one point in the advance he shot an enemy machine gunner at about 80 yards, silencing the gun and saving many casualties. Later, he did fine work consolidating the position won.’
08/01/2017 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th November 1916: Distinguished Lurgan College ‘Old Boys’ - Malcolm Acheson (brother of Vincent)
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08/01/2017 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson Captain Malcolm King Acheson, who has just been awarded the Military Cross, was for some years a boarder at Lurgan College, and subsequently a distinguished student of Trinity College, Dublin. Another old Lurgan College boy is Brigadier General W Dugan, D.S.O.
08/01/2017 Sgt. Isaac Walker From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th November 1916:
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08/01/2017 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Isaac Walker, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Carson’s Terrace, Summerland, Loughgall, died of wounds.
07/01/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd November 1916: Samuel Davis (Brother of Joy Davis)
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07/01/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis Rifleman Samuel Davis, London Irish Rifles, has had his right leg amputated in Huddersfield Hospital owing to wounds received in action on 3rd October, is the younger son of Mr James Davis, Barrack Street, Dungannon. He was in business in Belfast when he volunteered from the ranks of the U.V.F.
07/01/2017 Sapper Joe McCall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd November 1916:
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07/01/2017 Sapper Joe McCall Sapper Joseph McCall, Royal Engineers, killed in action on 15th October, was the youngest son of the late Mr David McCall, Stangmore, Dungannon, and the brother of Mr David McCall, Jun., Annaghbeg, Donaghmore.
05/01/2017 Pte. David Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th October 1916: Brother of David Sands
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05/01/2017 Pte. David Sands Private John Sandes, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, is in hospital in Malta, suffering from malarial fever. His wife resides in Milltown, Dungannon, and he is one of three soldier sons of Mr James Sandes, Mullaghanagh, Dungannon.
05/01/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Scott From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th October 1916:
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05/01/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Private Robert Scott, B.A., Canadian Infantry, killed in action on 15th September, was a son of Mrs Scott, McKee’s Terrace, Dungannon, and brother-in-law of Mr J C Simpson, proprietor of the Tyrone Courier, Dungannon. He was a native of Belfast, and had been a teacher in educational establishments in Winchester and Ramsgate. Afterwards he emigrated to Canada, and was a law student there at the outbreak of the war. He had had fifteen months active service in the field.
05/01/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th October 1916: Samuel Davis (Brother of Joy Davis)
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05/01/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis Private Samuel Davis, London Regiment, wounded on 3rd October, is the youngest son of Mr James Davis, Barrack Street, Dungannon. He was formerly in business in Belfast, and volunteered from the ranks of the Belfast U.V.F.
03/01/2017 Pte. James Devlin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th October 1916: Brother of James Devlin
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03/01/2017 Pte. James Devlin Corporal Edward Devlin, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, is a son of Mrs Catherine Devlin, Railway View, Dungannon, wounded.
03/01/2017 Pte. James Devlin In his will, he left all to his mother, Katherine Devlin
03/01/2017 Pte. James Devlin Private Devlin died in hospital in France of wounds on 29 October 1914. He was 24 years old.
03/01/2017 Pte. James Devlin Private J Devlin is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.
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02/01/2017 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th October 1916: Brother of Patrick Sands
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02/01/2017 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Gunner James Sandes, Royal Field Artillery, wounded in the arm at the Eastern front, belongs to Mullaghanagh, Dungannon, and was called up on the Special Reserve on the outbreak of hostilities. He was a section leader in the Dungannon Battalion U.V.F., and a member of Dungannon L.O.L. No. 1229, and of Dungannon Brass Band.
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