Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer On 26th July 1917 Private Archer was transferred to 87th Canadian Infantry Battalion and returned to front.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer On 4th May 1917 he returned to France. 20th May Private Archer contracted gonorrhoea. He was in hospital until 19th June 1917.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer On 26th September 1916 he received a gunshot wound to his left forearm. He was latterly removed to England for treatment.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer On 10th April 1916, after training, he arrived in England from Canada. On 5th May he joined his unit and went to the front.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer The CWGC records Private Archer as the son of Emily Archer, of 81 Antrim Road, Belfast, and the late Edward Archer. He is also recorded as being a native of Caledon, County Tyrone.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer Private William Archer is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St. Nazaire, France.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer Private William Archer was serving with the 87th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action at Lens in France on 24th March 1918.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer Private Archer listed his next of kin as Emily Archer of 81 Antrim Road, Belfast.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer William Archer enlisted in Port Arthur, Ontario on 29th March 1915. He was 32 years old. He was 5 foot 7 and had a scar on his left leg.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer Prior to enlisting, he was working as a lumberman. William had served for some time with the 46th Imperial Yeomanry.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 37 in Antrim Road, Dock Ward, Belfast. His father was a coal agent.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer William Archer emigrated to Canada.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 81 in Duncairn Street, Dock Ward, Belfast. His father was an insurance agent.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer Family: Edward Archer, Emily Sarah Archer, Emily Archer (born 21st November 1875), Frances Archer (born 15th January 1877), Jane Archer (born 22nd August 1878), Mary Archer (born 4th January 1880), William Archer (born 25th July 1881), Edward Archer (born 28th April 1883), John Tenner Archer (born 22nd February 1885), Julia Archer (born 31st March 1887), Edith Hanna Archer (born 3rd March 1889).
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer William Archer was born on the 25th July 1881 in Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children.
18/11/2019 Pte. William Archer William Archer was the son of Edward and Emily Archer. Edward Archer and Emily Sarah Tenner were married on 2nd February 1875 in the district of Dungannon.
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson William Charles Anderson is listed on page 190 of the Fermanagh War Memorial book and page 36 of the Fivemiletown War Dead book.
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson His brother, Private Samuel Anderson, enlisted on 6th November 1914 (No 17582). He became a lance corporal in the 9th Battalion. When Charles was killed the War Office that Samuel be transferred to the Home Guard and brought back from France. He survived the war.
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson The Fermanagh Times dated 27th July 1916 reported that he had been wounded.
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson Charles went to France with the 11th Battalion on 5th October 1915. He later transferred to the 1st Battalion.
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson ‘A Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, No 3 Ridge Camp, Randalstown, County Antrim. Dear mother, I write a few lines to let you know I received the bread all right yesterday (Friday), for which I thank you very much. I got inoculated on Monday with a lot of other fellows. It is against enteric or typhoid fever. We got three days off duty and I was very sore the first night but I am all right now. George got done on Thursday and he is nearly all right again. I suppose Sam will be at home before you get this letter. We are all getting weekend passes now; that is from early on Saturday morning until 9 o’clock on Monday night. We can get home next Saturday I expect, but you will have to forward a couple of shillings for train fare as we have to pay half. I hope grandma and yourself are quite well and all the Clabby folks. With best love, I remain your loving son, Charles Anderson. Write at once.’
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson Charles trained at Finner Camp before moving to Randalstown. In an undated letter from Randalstown he wrote:
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson Family: Elizabeth Anderson, James Anderson, Samuel Irvine Anderson (born 19th January 1896), William Charles Anderson (born 21st May 1897).
17/11/2019 Pte. William Charles Anderson William Charles Anderson was the son of James and Elizabeth Anderson (nee Irwin). William was born in Clabby, County Fermanagh on 21st May 1897.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen Private William James Allen has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme in France.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen At this point no connection has been found to Moy.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen The CWGC records Private William James Allen as the son of James and Susanna Allen of 40 Bridge Street, Portadown. He is also recoded as the husband of the late Sarah Allen.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen On the 27th August 1919 Sarah Allen arrived back in New York, a widow with her three children. Ernest Allen (aged 8), William James Allen (aged 7) and John Allen (aged 4). The ship was the Carmania.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen Private William James Allen was serving with B Company, with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen William James came back from the U.S.A. to enlist in Portadown. He joined the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen Family: William James Allen, Sarah Allen, Ernest Allen (born about 1911), William James Allen (born about 1912), John Allen (born about 1915).
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen It seems they emigrated to the United States. No record of their marriage or the births of the children can be found of GRONI, so these may have taken place in America.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen William James Allen married Sarah Liggett. Sarah’s father was Joseph Liggett of Portadown.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 11 in Joseph Street, Portadown.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen Family: James Allen, Susanna Allen, William James Allen (born 19th June 1887), Susan Allen (born 25th October 1888), Margaret Allen (born 30th April 1890), Jemima Allen (born 28th June 1892), Mary Ann Allen (born 4th January 1894), Joseph Allen (born 21st February 1896), Arthur Allen (born 8th March 1899), Charlotte Allen (born 24th May 1901), Elizabeth Allen (born 8th February 1903), Georgina Allen (born 20th June 1904), Florence Allen (born 25th February 1906).
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen The 1901 census lists William James as age 13, living with the family at house 13 in Florence Court, Portadown. He was still at school. His father was a power loom tenter.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen William James Allen was born on 19th June 1887. He was the eldest of eleven children, all born in Portadown.
17/11/2019 Pte. William James Allen William J Allen was the eldest son of James and Susanna Allen. James Allen and Susanna Cranston were married on 24th December 1886 in the district of Craigavon.
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16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen The CWGC record Private William Allen as the son of Mrs A Allen of 39 Carlton Street, Portadown, County Armagh.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen He was a cousin of Bert Allen who was killed in action while serving with the Australians also.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Private William Allen is buried in Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery at Ypres in Belgium.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Private Allen proceeded overseas to France on 5th September 1917. He was taken on strength on 25th September 1917.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Between September 1916 and February 1917 in trouble with authorities, three times, culminating in 18 days detention and forfeit of one month’s pay.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Private Allen was wounded in action on 24th July 1916. He received a gunshot wound to the leg. On 30th July he was transferred to hospital in England from France He arrived at Perham Downs, England on 21st September.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen On 22nd March 1916 he embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force. He arrived in Marseille on 28th March 1916.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen On 28th December 1915 his unit arrived at Alexandria.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen On 6th November 1915 Private Allen joined his battalion.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen William Allen enlisted with the Australian Infantry on 5th May 1915. He gave his next of kin as Anna Allen, 10 Queen Street, Portadown. It is noted that he stated he had served 4 years with Territorial Forces by this time.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Prior to enlisting William worked as a labourer and lived with Mrs Fannie Simmons of John Street, Singleton, New South Wales.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen William Allen had previously served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers for two years before emigrating to Australia when he was 23 years old, around 1912.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen The 1911 census notes that the family had now moved to house 18 in Atkinson's Avenue, Portadown. William was a 22 year old labourer, living with the family.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen Known family: Richard Allen, Annie Jane Allen, Alexander Allen (born 28th September 1886), William Allen (born 15th January 1889), Mary Allen (born 18th January 1891), Eliza Allen (born 16th August 1893), Annie Allen (born 19th May 1897), Thomas Richard Allen (born 13th May 1899), Charles Ed Allen (born 2nd August 1903), Robert A Allen (born 19th April 1905).
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family in Moy. His father was a rural postman.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen William Allen was born in Moy, County Tyrone on 15th January 1889. He was the second of nine children.
16/11/2019 Pte. William Allen William Allen was the second son of Richard and Annie Jane Allen. Richard Allen and Annie Jane Gibson were married on 10th August 1886 in the district of Dungannon.
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16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen It seems at this point that the R Allen listed here has no obvious links with Moy.
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16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my sister, Margaret Allen, 75 Edenderry, Shaw’s Bridge, County Down. Signed Robert Allen. 17135 13th Royal Irish Rifles.
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16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Robert Allen dated 27th November 1915:
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Known family: Thomas Allen, Agnes Allen, Esther Kelly Allen (born 1 December 1881, Ballynavally, Lisburn), Ellen Allen (born 16 January 1883, Stranmillis, Belfast), Mary Anne Allen (born 18 June 1884, Stranmillis Road, Belfast), Alexander Allen (born 13 February 1888, Edenderry, Lisburn), Margaret Allen (born 10 April 1890, Edenderry, Lisburn), Robert Allen (born 28 May 1892, Edenderry, Lisburn; died 30 December 1892), Robert Beeston Allen (born 19 February 1894, Edenderry, Lisburn).
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen The CWGC record in attached documents to his next of kin (after the war) as Mrs H Scott, living at 10 Larkstone Street, Balmoral, Belfast.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Rifleman Robert Allen was deemed to be unfit for further active service by German doctors and he was being repatriated through Switzerland when he died of his wounds.in Switzerland on 1st June 1918. He was 24 years old.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Rifleman Robert Allen was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was wounded and taken prisoner. It is speculated that this happened during the German Spring Offensive that which began in March 1918.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen The 1911 census Robert Bateson as age 17, living with his siblings at house 4 in Edenderry Town. Robert was a yarn bundler.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Robert was 11 when his father, Thomas Allen, died of tuberculosis on 24 December 1905 (aged 50) in Edenderry.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Robert was 10 when his mother, Agnes Allen, died of tuberculosis on 6 March 1904 (aged 51) in Edenderry.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen The 1901 census listes Robert B as age 6 living with the family at house 77 in Edenderry Village, Breda, County Down. His father was a farm labourer.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Robert Beeston (Bateson) Allen was born on 19th February 1894 in Edenderry, Lisburn. He was the youngest of at least seven children.
16/11/2019 R/man Robert Allen Robert Allen was the youngest son of Thomas and Agnes Allen. Thomas Allen and Agnes Waterworth were married on 21st August 1881 in Malone Presbyterian Churchm, Belfast.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen The 1911 census shows the family still lived in Ballagh, Caledon. William was a farmer. David Allen was 15 years old and is still at school.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen The 1901 census records the family living in Ballagh, Caledon, County Tyrone, which is near Minterburn. David’s father William Allen was a caretaker and gamekeeper. David was five years old.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen Known family: William Allen, Sarah Allen, Eliza Allen (born 28th December 1878), Rebecca Allen (born 15th January 1881), Thomas Allen (born 5th August 1882), William Allen (born 25th January 1884), Robert Allen (born 25th August 1885), Samuel Allen (born 12th January 1887), Margret Allen (born 14th November 1888), James Allen (born 5th August 1892), David Allen (born 6th June 1894), Joseph Allen (born 2nd February 1897).
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen David Allen was born in Minterburn, County Tyrone on 6th June 1894. He was the second youngest of ten children, all born in the Caledon area.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen David Allen was second youngest son of William and Sarah Allen. William Allen and Sarah Rodgers were married on 26th April 1877 in the district of Armagh.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen Private D Allen is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery in Manancourt in France.
16/11/2019 Pte. David Allen Last Will and Testament dated 17th August 1917:
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14/11/2019 R/man Joseph Allen Known family: Thomas Allen, Mary Allen, John Allen (born 2nd October 1886), Thomas Allen (born 26th January 1888), James Allen (born 12th July 1889), Joseph Allen (born 7th June 1891) David Allen (born 10th December 1892).
14/11/2019 R/man Joseph Allen Joseph Allen was born in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, on 7th June 1891. He was the fourth of five sons, all born in the Dungannon area.
14/11/2019 R/man Joseph Allen Joseph Allen was the son of Thomas and Mary Allen. Thomas Allen and Mary Taggart were married on 27th May 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
14/11/2019 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird he 1901 census lists A T Aird as age 2, living at house 1 in Borough of Charlemont. The house was Jasmine Lodge. His mother was born in Scotland.
14/11/2019 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Known family: Archibald Small Aird, Frances Aird, Gilbert Aird (born 15th January 1887), Elizabeth Margaret Aird (born 4th May 1888), Florence Aird (born 31st October 1890), Frances Mary Aird (born 11th April 1894), Archibald Thomas Aird (born 25th May 1898).
14/11/2019 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Archibald Thomas Aird was born on 25th May 1898. He was the youngest of five children, all born in the Blackwatertown area, near Charlemont.
14/11/2019 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Archibald Aird was the youngest son of Archibald and Frances Aird. Archibald Small Aird and Frances Kimmitt were married about 1888. There is no record of the marriage on GRONI so it’s possible they were married in Scotland.
14/11/2019 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Archibald was the youngest pupil of the Royal School Dungannon to die in World War One.
14/11/2019 R/man Joseph Allen Rifleman Joseph Allen was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Saturday 13th April 1918. He was 26 years old.
14/11/2019 R/man Joseph Allen The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 20, a linen weaver, living with the family at house 16 in Taylor's Court, Lurgan. His mother was a widow.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Late Chief Engineer at the Hudson’s Bay Store in Calgary, who died of spinal meningitis at the Royal Navy hospital, Chatham, England.
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12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly From the Calgary Herald dated 23rd June 1915: Artificer James Donnelly
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Engine Room Artificer (4th Class) James Donnelly was serving with HMS Pembroke, with the Royal Navy when he died of cerebro-spinal meningitis on 19th May 1915 in the Royal Navy Hospital at Chatham, England.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Whilst serving, Engine Room Artificer James Donnelly contracted spinal meningitis.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly On a visit home to Tyrone in December 1914, James Donnelly enlisted as an Engine Room Artificer with the Navy. He was sent to one of the battleships of the fleet in the Irish Sea.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly James Donnelly went on to become the chief engineer of the Hudson`s Bay Store in Calgary, Alberta.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly James was employed in the engineering business in the Crowsnestpass district, south of Calgary.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Word has been received in Calgary that James Donnelly, who was well-known and popular in local engineering circles, has died at the Royal Navy Hospital at Chatham, England. He was chief engineer at the Hudson’s Bay store in Calgary for some considerable time. While on a visit to his old home in County Tyrone, Ireland, last December, he became so enthusiastic over the efforts that were being made for recruits, that he offered his services as Engine Room Artificer and was sent to one of the battleships of the fleet in the Irish Sea. News was received in Calgary yesterday that he was seized with spinal meningitis and although everything was done for him at Chatham, he succumbed to this complaint. The deceased was also well-known in the Crows Nest Pass district, where he had been employed in the engineering business.
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12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly From an unknown Canadian newspaper in May 1915(?): James Donnelly Dies in English Hospital – a Former Well-known Local Man Succumbs to Spinal Meningitis.
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12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly The CWGC record Engine Room Artificer (4th Class) James Donnelly as the son of Owen and Mary Donnelly, of Altaglushan, Cappagh, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Engine Room Artificer (4th Class) James Donnelly is buried in Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham in Kent.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly James emigrated to Canada.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly The 1911 census does not list James as living with the family at house 27 in Altaglushan, Clonavaddy, Pomeroy.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly The 1901 census lists James as age 13, living with the family at house 17 in Altaglushan, Clonavaddy, County Tyrone. He was still at school. His father was a farmer.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Known family: Owen Donnelly, Mary Donnelly. James Donnelly (born 25 July 1887), Patrick Donnelly (born about 1892, USA)
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly Naval records suggest James Donnelly was born on 25th July 1887 in Alverton, Westmoreland, England. The 1911 census records that both he and his brother were born in America.
12/11/2019 Artificer 4 James Donnelly James Donnelly was the son of Owen and Mary Donnelly. James was one of three children, two surviving.
02/11/2019 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson Family: David Acheson, Sarah Acheson, Frederick W W Acheson (born 3rd June 1874), Amy Acheson (born 7th February 1876), Francis D Acheson (born 22nd September 1879), Malcolm King Acheson (born 17th August 1882), Vincent Andrews Acheson (born 13th December 1887).
02/11/2019 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson Vincent Andrews Acheson was born on 13th December 1887. He was the youngest of five children, all born in the Castlecaulfield area.
02/11/2019 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson Vincent was the youngest son of David and Sarah Acheson. David Acheson and Sarah Walker were married on 20th November 1872 in the district of Dungannon.
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