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14/10/2017 Pte. George Farr From the Tyrone Courier dated 8th November 1917: Private James Farr (brother of George Farr)
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14/10/2017 Pte. George Farr Miss Ellen Farr, Mulnagore, Donaghmore, has received intimation from the officer in charge of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces Records that her brother Private James Farr, New Zealand Infantry, was wounded and gassed in France on 18th October.
13/10/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Tyrone Courier dated 21st June 1917: The Late Lieutenant Andrews (Dungannon Council)
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13/10/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews Mr Skeffington referred to the death in a flying accident of Second Lieutenant W J M Andrews, R.F.C., Dungannon, and proposed a resolution of sympathy with the relatives. He had died when serving in one of the most dangerous and exacting branches of the service, and the relatives had their keen sympathy at the funeral of this most gallant young man. The resolution was unanimously passed. The chairman referred to the deaths of in action of Private Milligan, a son of one of their employees, and Shoeing Smith F Carberry, a brother of one of their members, who had died upholding the honour of Dungannon abroad, and the clerk was directed to convey the Council’s sympathy to the relatives.
13/10/2017 Farrier Francis Carbery From the Tyrone Courier dated 21st June 1917: (Dungannon Council)
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13/10/2017 Farrier Francis Carbery Mr Skeffington referred to the death in a flying accident of Second Lieutenant W J M Andrews, R.F.C., Dungannon, and proposed a resolution of sympathy with the relatives. He had died when serving in one of the most dangerous and exacting branches of the service, and the relatives had their keen sympathy at the funeral of this most gallant young man. The resolution was unanimously passed. The chairman referred to the deaths of in action of Private Milligan, a son of one of their employees, and Shoeing Smith F Carberry, a brother of one of their members, who had died upholding the honour of Dungannon abroad, and the clerk was directed to convey the Council’s sympathy to the relatives.
13/10/2017 Corp William Milligan From the Tyrone Courier dated 21st June 1917: (Dungannon Council)
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13/10/2017 Corp William Milligan Mr Skeffington referred to the death in a flying accident of Second Lieutenant W J M Andrews, R.F.C., Dungannon, and proposed a resolution of sympathy with the relatives. He had died when serving in one of the most dangerous and exacting branches of the service, and the relatives had their keen sympathy at the funeral of this most gallant young man. The resolution was unanimously passed. The chairman referred to the deaths of in action of Private Milligan, a son of one of their employees, and Shoeing Smith F Carberry, a brother of one of their members, who had died upholding the honour of Dungannon abroad, and the clerk was directed to convey the Council’s sympathy to the relatives.
13/10/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Tyrone Courier dated 12th July 1917: Wounded (Private S Gates - brother of Private Thomas Gates)
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13/10/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates The following local men are officially reported wounded:- Company Sergeant Major G Belshaw, Private S Gates, Private W Millar (Stewartstown), Private W Moore, Corporal S Proctor (Coalisland), Private G McCauley, Sergeant G McKinstry, Private R A Montgomery (Coalisland), Private T Scott, Private S Hegarty, Sergeant W J Caddoo, Private J Brittian (Aughnacloy).
13/10/2017 Pte. Robert Orr From the Tyrone Courier dated 19th July 1917: (Alexander Orr - brother of Robert Orr)
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13/10/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Private A Orr, Moygashel, is officially reported wounded.
12/10/2017 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley Mr William Bradley, Corr and Dunavalley, Charlemont, Moy, has received a letter from Lieut. Hugh B Howe R.F.C,. which tells of the gallantry of his younger son, Corporal Rowland Bradley, North Irish Horse (attached to a Royal Flying Corps Squadron), who met his death on 20th May while engaged fighting four enemy aeroplanes. as serial gunner. Lieut. Howe, who was with him on the occasion, says:
12/10/2017 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley ‘We were attacked by three Hun machines over the lines. We brought down one of them and then we attacked by a fourth from the rear. We had our machine and engine damaged, compelling us to leave the fight. Not being able to reach an aerodrome in our crippled condition, we had to land in a soft cornfield, but the machine, not being under full control, crashed and turned over on landing, your young son being smashed under the wreckage. Everything humanely possible was done to extricate him, but he has passed away. The accident took place on Sunday 20th May at 10.10am. Your son was much honoured and respected in this squadron, for he was a brave fighter and observer and his work was highly appreciated by everyone who knew him’
12/10/2017 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley The deceased soldier was one of Sir john French’s bodyguard when the latter was Commander-In-Chief in France but had later joined the Royal Flying Corps. His brother, Albert James Bradley, Canadians, had been severely wounded and has now had been discharged. Another brother, Frederick, was drowned in submarine D5, which struck a mine in November 1914. He held the rank of Acting Leading Stoker, and had previously served on HMS Hyacinth in the Somali Expedition for which he obtained a medal. A fourth brother, Frank, is serving with the Canadian Gordon Highlanders. Another brother, Constable John F Bradley, is serving with the R.I.C. in Belfast.
12/10/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon From the Tyrone Courier dated 7th June 1917: (brother of George Moon)
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12/10/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon Decorations have just been conferred by the Russian Government on officers of the Grand Fleet for distinguished service rendered during the Battle of Jutland, and among the recipients is Fleet Surgeon Joseph A Moon D.S.O., son of the late Mr George Moon, of Dungannon, who was awarded the Order of St Stanislaus, 2nd class, with swords.
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11/10/2017 Pte. Patrick Edward Territt From the Tyrone Courier dated 17th May 1917: Private E Territt
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11/10/2017 Pte. Patrick Edward Territt Private E Territt, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action in France on 29th April, was a son of ex-Sergeant Territt, Blackwatertown
11/10/2017 Pte. Joseph McIntyre From the Tyrone Courier dated 24th May 1917: Official Casualties
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11/10/2017 Pte. Joseph McIntyre This week’s official casualty lists include the names of 4244 Private J McIntyre (Royal Scots Fusiliers), Dungannon, killed; and Privates S Newell, Stewartstown, (Royal Irish Rifles), and P Cassidy, Dungannon, (Northumberland Fusiliers), wounded.
09/10/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis From the Tyrone Courier dated 26th April 1917: Dungannon and the U.V.F. Hospital (Samuel J Davis - Brother of Joy Davis)
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09/10/2017 Reg SM Joy Davis Rifleman Samuel J Davis, writing home from the U.V.F. Hospital, Belfast, after returning from his weekend visit to Dungannon, says that when he approached his bed, he noticed by a card placed at its head that it was ‘In Memorial’ to the late Mr Francis Hale, J.P., Dungannon, a sum of 50 pounds having been given for this benevolent and patriotic purpose by Mrs Hale, one of several such gifts by Mrs and Miss Hale for war purposes. There is another bed through the generosity of Mr James Dickson, J.P., ‘In Memorial’ to Captain Tillie Dickson, Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st July 1916, while another owes its existence to the generous gift of Messrs Stevenson and Sons. The matron is Miss Johnston, a daughter of Ronald Johnston, Northland Row, Dungannon. There are 35 beds in this ‘Roberts’ ward, all being occupied by limbless soldiers at present. It may be added that Mrs Hale was among the visitors to the hospital last week.
09/10/2017 Capt William Vincent Johnston From the Tyrone Courier dated 26th April 1917: Dungannon and the U.V.F. Hospital (Miss M E Johnston – Sister of William Johnston)
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09/10/2017 Capt William Vincent Johnston Rifleman Samuel J Davis, writing home from the U.V.F. Hospital, Belfast, after returning from his weekend visit to Dungannon, says that when he approached his bed, he noticed by a card placed at its head that it was ‘In Memorial’ to the late Mr Francis Hale, J.P., Dungannon, a sum of 50 pounds having been given for this benevolent and patriotic purpose by Mrs Hale, one of several such gifts by Mrs and Miss Hale for war purposes. There is another bed through the generosity of Mr James Dickson, J.P., ‘In Memorial’ to Captain Tillie Dickson, Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st July 1916, while another owes its existence to the generous gift of Messrs Stevenson and Sons. The matron is Miss Johnston, a daughter of Ronald Johnston, Northland Row, Dungannon. There are 35 beds in this ‘Roberts’ ward, all being occupied by limbless soldiers at present. It may be added that Mrs Hale was among the visitors to the hospital last week.
09/10/2017 Capt William Tillie Dickson From the Tyrone Courier dated 26th April 1917: Dungannon and the U.V.F. Hospital
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09/10/2017 Capt William Tillie Dickson Rifleman Samuel J Davis, writing home from the U.V.F. Hospital, Belfast, after returning from his weekend visit to Dungannon, says that when he approached his bed, he noticed by a card placed at its head that it was ‘In Memorial’ to the late Mr Francis Hale, J.P., Dungannon, a sum of 50 pounds having been given for this benevolent and patriotic purpose by Mrs Hale, one of several such gifts by Mrs and Miss Hale for war purposes. There is another bed through the generosity of Mr James Dickson, J.P., ‘In Memorial’ to Captain Tillie Dickson, Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st July 1916, while another owes its existence to the generous gift of Messrs Stevenson and Sons. The matron is Miss Johnston, a daughter of Ronald Johnston, Northland Row, Dungannon. There are 35 beds in this ‘Roberts’ ward, all being occupied by limbless soldiers at present. It may be added that Mrs Hale was among the visitors to the hospital last week.
09/10/2017 Capt William Tillie Dickson A bed was donated to the U.V.F. Hospital in Belfast through the generosity of Mr James Dickson, J.P., ‘In Memorial’ to Captain Tillie Dickson, Inniskilling Fusiliers.
07/10/2017 Pte. Joseph McIntyre From the Tyrone Courier dated 13th July 1916: (brother of Joseph McIntyre)
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07/10/2017 Pte. Joseph McIntyre Lance-Corporal Thomas McIntyre, Royal Inniskilling fusiliers, (Tyrone Volunteers), was wounded in action on 3rd July 1916. His mother resides in Linfield Street, Dungannon. He is one of four brothers with the colours.
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07/10/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Tyrone Courier dated 20th July 1916: (brothers of Thomas Gates)
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07/10/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates Private Samuel Gates, Tyrone Volunteers, has returned home to Milltown, Dungannon suffering from shell shock.
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06/10/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Tyrone Courier dated 13th July 1916: (brothers of George Lawson)
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06/10/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson Two sons of Mr W J Lawson, Milltown, Corporal William Lawson, 10th Irish Rifles, and Corporal Thomas Lawson, 1st Inniskillings, were both wounded and are in hospital in England. The former is wounded in the hip and the latter in one of the fingers. In a letter home, Corporal William Lawson describes the fighting as ‘just hell’, and mentions that Tommy and he had good luck to meet one another after the battle. Three other sons of Mr Lawson’s are serving at the front, but escaped injury.
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