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30/12/2016 Sgt. William Henry Lewis Sergeant Harry Lewis, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Machine Gun Section) who was killed in action on 10th September, was the husband of Mrs Minnie Lewis, 17 Clare Terrace, Dungannon. He formerly resided in Jervis Street, Portadown.
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30/12/2016 Sgt. William Henry Lewis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd September 1916:
30/12/2016 Pte. William Connor Private William Connor, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Curraghfad, Fivemiletown, died of gas poisoning.
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30/12/2016 Pte. William Connor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th September 1916:
30/12/2016 R/man John Alexander Doonan Private Joseph Doonan, London Regiment, in hospital in Liverpool suffering from injuries to the hand and arm, the result of an accident at the front, is the youngest son of Mr Johnston Doonan, caretaker of Dungannon markets, and who is serving as a sergeant in the reserve battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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30/12/2016 R/man John Alexander Doonan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th September 1916: Private Joseph Doonan (brother of John Doonan)
30/12/2016 Pte. Ernest Clingling Private Ernest Clinging, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Fivemiletown, died of wounds.
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30/12/2016 Pte. Ernest Clingling From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th September 1916:
30/12/2016 Pte. William Connor Private William Connor was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action due to gas poisoning on 9th August 1916. He was 37 years old.
28/12/2016 Pte. Lewis Meenagh Private Louis Meenagh, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, reported missing, was formerly a postman in Beragh and Sixmilecross, and prior to that on the Regular Army. His wife and two children reside near Beragh.
28/12/2016 Pte. Lewis Meenagh 01606
28/12/2016 Pte. Lewis Meenagh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st August 1916:
28/12/2016 Gnr William Hamilton Gunner W Hamilton, Royal Artillery, Kiltonnon, Fivemiletown, killed
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28/12/2016 Gnr William Hamilton From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th August 1916:
27/12/2016 Pte. Edward Murphy Private Edward Murphy (Tyrone Volunteers), missing, is a son of Mr Thomas Murphy, Benburb, and was a member of Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F.
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27/12/2016 Pte. Edward Murphy From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th August 1916:
27/12/2016 Pte. Robert Irwin Private Robert Irwin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
27/12/2016 Pte. Robert Irwin For some time he was reported as missing for some time, before confirmation that he had died at the Somme.
27/12/2016 Pte. Robert Irwin Robert Irwin was the son of William Irwin.
27/12/2016 Capt William Tillie Dickson Official intimation received by his relatives yesterday that Second Lieutenant Thomas Cedrick Harold Dickson, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was wounded on 15th August. A later message stated that his wounds were in the head and thigh and were not dangerous, and it was expected that he would be shortly sent from the clearing station hospital to England. The wounded officer is the younger son of Mr and Mrs James Dickson, Miltown House, Dungannon, and it will be remembered that his elder brother, William Tillie Dickson, 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on 9th July from wounds received in action. Second Lieutenant Dickson, who is a son in law of Mr John Sinclair, Windsor Park, Belfast, was formerly associated with his father in the linen business at Dungannon. On the outbreak of war he promptly offered his services, and joined the Australian Hospital Corps, and after three months at the front he obtained a commission in the Dublin Fusiliers. He passed through Hythe Musketry School, and was afterwards instructor in machine gunnery at Sittingbourne, Kent
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27/12/2016 Capt William Tillie Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th August 1916: Second Lieutenant T C H Dickson (brother of William Tillie Dickson)
27/12/2016 L/Corp William McMenemy Lance Corporal William McMenemy, Tyrone Volunteers, Henry Street, Dungannon, wounded and missing. Corporal McMenemy, who was a time served soldier of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was the drill instructor of the B Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F.
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27/12/2016 L/Corp William McMenemy From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th August 1916:
26/12/2016 Pte. James Stewart Private James Stewart, Tyrone Volunteers, Pike’s Bridge, Dungannon, missing. He was a former employee of Derryvale Linen and Finishing Works. He was secretary of Newmills L.O.L. No 183, a former W.M. OF Bush Royal Black Preceptory (R.B.P.) No 4 and a member of the Newmills Company, Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F. He was also a local inspector for the East Tyrone Unionist Association.
26/12/2016 Pte. James Stewart 01601
26/12/2016 Pte. James Stewart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th August 1916:
26/12/2016 Pte. John Cumberland Cumberland, Private John, and his brother Private James Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, officially reported missing, are sons of Mr William G Cumberland, Kilnacart, Dungannon.
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26/12/2016 Pte. John Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th August 1916:
26/12/2016 Pte. James Cumberland Cumberland, Private John, and his brother Private James Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, officially reported missing, are sons of Mr William G Cumberland, Kilnacart, Dungannon.
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26/12/2016 Pte. James Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th August 1916:
25/12/2016 Pte. Robert John Wilson Private R Wilson, Tyrone Volunteers, killed, Clare Terrace, Dungannon.
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25/12/2016 Pte. Robert John Wilson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st August 1916:
22/12/2016 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson The undermentioned to be temporary captains whilst commanding a company:- Temporary Lieutenant V A Acheson, 12th May.
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22/12/2016 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st July 1916: Service Battalions – Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
21/12/2016 Lieut Edgar Henry Harper Particulars have now been received by Mr Henry M Harper, Northland Place, Dungannon, regarding the death of his eldest son, Lieutenant Edgar H Harper, South Staffords, who was killed in action on 9th July. It appears that he was leading his men in the charge when a machine gun bullet struck him in the side, and he expired immediately.
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21/12/2016 Lieut Edgar Henry Harper From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th July 1916: How Lieutenant Harper died
21/12/2016 Capt William Tillie Dickson Sapper William Lewis, Royal Engineers, Ulster Division, Park Road, Dungannon, wounded.
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21/12/2016 Capt William Tillie Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th July 1916:
20/12/2016 Sapper William J Lewis Sapper William Lewis, Royal Engineers, Ulster Division, Park Road, Dungannon, wounded.
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20/12/2016 Sapper William J Lewis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th July 1916:
20/12/2016 2nd Lt John Edwin Johnston John Johnston was in Australia when the war broke out, and journeyed home at his own expense to join the army as a private.
20/12/2016 2nd Lt John Edwin Johnston Lieutenant John Ernest Johnston, South Staffordshire Regiment, reported missing, is the eldest of the three soldier sons of Mr David Johnston, J.P., Grace Hall, Lurgan. He was in Australia when the war broke out, and journeyed home at his own expense to join the army as a private. His brothers are Corporal David Percy Johnston, Royal Engineers, and Sergeant Herbert Curry Johnston, 10th Royal Irish Fusiliers.
20/12/2016 2nd Lt John Edwin Johnston 01594
20/12/2016 2nd Lt John Edwin Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th July 1916:
20/12/2016 Pte. James Cumberland Private John Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, Kilnacart, Dungannon, missing. Private James Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, Kilnacart, Dungannon, wounded.
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20/12/2016 Pte. James Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th July 1916:
20/12/2016 Pte. John Cumberland Private John Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, Kilnacart, Dungannon, missing. Private James Cumberland, Tyrone Volunteers, Kilnacart, Dungannon, wounded.
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20/12/2016 Pte. John Cumberland From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th July 1916:
19/12/2016 L/Corp James Gray Private James Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon, shell-shock.
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19/12/2016 L/Corp James Gray From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th July 1916: County Tyrone Volunteers
19/12/2016 Sgt. Edward John Young Young, Sergeant E, killed, Nurchossy, Clogher
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19/12/2016 Sgt. Edward John Young From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Pte. Irvine McDowell The CWGC record Lance Corporal Irvine McDowell as the son of James and Eliza McDowell of Station Road, Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
19/12/2016 Pte. Irvine McDowell Lance Corporal McDowell has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
19/12/2016 Pte. Irvine McDowell McDonnell, Private, I., killed, Clogher
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19/12/2016 Pte. Irvine McDowell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Pte. Robert Coulter Coulter, Private R, wounded, Tullykenney, Fivemiletown.
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19/12/2016 Pte. Robert Coulter From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor ‘Poor Claude lost his life during the advance on 1st July whilst gallantly leading his company into action. Claude was a most gallant officer, and was a universal favourite with both officers and men.’
19/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Major F S N Macrory, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers), son of Mr Samuel Macrory, J.P., Ardmore Lodge, Limavady, writing to Mrs Proctor, mother of the late Captain J C B Proctor, says:-
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19/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Pte. Thomas James Roberts Private Thomas Roberts, Drumburne, Aughnacloy, Tyrone Volunteers, killed.
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19/12/2016 Pte. Thomas James Roberts From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th July 1916:
19/12/2016 Pte. William Duke Private William Duke, Tyrone Volunteers, killed, Grange, Moy.
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19/12/2016 Pte. William Duke From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th July 1916:
19/12/2016 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrews, Royal Irish Fusiliers (Armagh Volunteers), who, as already reported, was wounded on the 1st July, has now written to his father, Mr Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon, stating that he sustained a compound fracture of the thigh, but is progressing favourably.
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19/12/2016 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th July 1916: Wounded Dungannon Soldiers (brother of William Andrews)
17/12/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Lance Corporal Robert Taylor, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Moygashel, killed. This soldier had been wounded on three previous occasions.
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17/12/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 10th July 1916:
16/12/2016 Pte. Thomas Gates Two sons of Mr John Gates, Milltown, Dungannon, are also in hospital suffering from wounds – Private Samuel Gates, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Volunteers), being in hospital in London, while his brother, Private Matthew Gates, Inniskilling Fusiliers, is in hospital in Salonika. These casualties apparently occurred prior to the ‘big push’ as the intimations are dated 30th June.
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16/12/2016 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th July 1916: (brothers of Thomas Gates)
16/12/2016 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham The death has been announced in our obituary column this morning of Second Lieutenant Arthur Henry Tottenham, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was killed in action in France on 28th June. The deceased was a son of Mr L C L Tottenham, of the Grange, Moy, County Tyrone., formerly a district inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary and a grandson of the late Venerable William Creek, D.D., Archdeacon of Kilmore and Rector of Kildallon, County Cavan. He obtained his commission on 29th October 1915, and was twenty years of age. One of his brothers, Second Lieutenant E L Tottenham, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action in Mesopotamia, on 9th April 1916, his death being officially announced last week.
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16/12/2016 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd July 1916: Sec-Lieutenant A H Tottenham
11/12/2016 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. It is now officially announced that Sec-Lieutenant Edward Lowry Tottenham, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, previously reported missing, was killed on 9th April. He was a son of Mr L C L Tottenham of The Grange, Moy, County Tyrone, formerly a district inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and a grandson the late Venerable William Creek D.D., Archdeacon of Kilmore and rector of Kildallon, County Cavan. The deceased, who was 21 years of age, left England for foreign service on 31st December 1915. He was officially reported missing in Mesopotamia in April.
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11/12/2016 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th June 1916: Sec-Lieutenant E L Tottenham
10/12/2016 Surgeon George Bassett Moon Surgeon George Bassett Moon, who was killed on board Vice Admiral Beatty’s flagship, H.M.S. Lion, during the naval engagement off Jutland, was the eldest son of Dr George D Moon, a native of Dungannon, who now resides at Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, and grandson of the late Mr George Moon, Castle Hill House, Dungannon. The deceased officer was thirty years of age and unmarried. He was educated at Derby School, Birmingham, and Edinburgh University, and subsequently gained an appointment at Kent County Asylum, Maidstone, whence volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. He was 6ft 1in in height, and was a very successful athlete. An uncle of the deceased, Surgeon Joseph A Moon, was rescued from the wreck of H.M.S. Victoria, flagship of Vice Admiral George Tryon K.C.B., Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, which was sunk off Tripoli, on the Syrian coast, in collision with H.M.S. Camperdown, on 22nd June 1893, when the admiral, 21 officers, and 350 men were drowned.
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10/12/2016 Surgeon George Bassett Moon From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th June 1916: Surgeon G B Moon killed
10/12/2016 Pte. John Weir Mr John Weir, Mullyrodden, Carland, Dungannon, has been officially informed that his son, Private John Weir, Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action on 29th April.
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10/12/2016 Pte. John Weir From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th June 1916:
10/12/2016 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies The CWGC record Able Seaman George Cardwell Davies as the son of Margaret Davies of Moy, Co. Tyrone, and of the late Harold W Davies.
10/12/2016 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies Able Seaman Davies is commemorated on panel 11 on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
10/12/2016 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies His relatives in Culrevog, Moy, County Tyrone, have received official intimation that Able Seaman George Davies, H.M.S. Warrior, was killed in action during the recent North Sea engagement prior to that vessel being taken in tow by the Campania. He was a nephew of Major Henry Cardwell, J.P., Ashley Road, Bowdon, Manchester, and a brother-in-law of Mr Joseph Thornberry, principal of Mullaghglass School, Newry. In a recent letter home, he spoke of the danger of submarine attacks, and expressed the hope that if the Warrior was to go down, it would be in action.
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10/12/2016 Ab S/man George Cardwell Davies From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th June 1916: His Wish Fulfilled
07/12/2016 Sgt. Robert Burton Death: 9th April 1941, Sergeant Robert Burton, R.C.A.F., Consort, Alberta, formerly Shannon, Eglish
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07/12/2016 Sgt. Robert Burton From the Tyrone Courier dated 7th December 2016:
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07/12/2016 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. 01575
06/12/2016 Pte. Robert Wigton Another member of the Tyrone Volunteers in the person of Private William Wigton is reported wounded. He is the younger son of the late Mr William Wigton, Cavan, Killyman, Dungannon.
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06/12/2016 Pte. Robert Wigton From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th May 1916:
05/12/2016 Pte. George Walker George was also with the 1st Lisdoart Company Boys Brigade.
05/12/2016 Pte. George Walker George Walker was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force and Ballygawley L.O.L.
05/12/2016 Pte. George Walker The parents of Private G Walker, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who reside in Lisnaweary, Augher, County Tyrone, have been notified that their son was killed in action on 7th May. The deceased was a member of the U.V.F., Ballygawley L.O.L. and the 1st Lisdoart Company Boys Brigade. He was a nephew of Mrs Hanna, 53 Earl Street, Belfast.
05/12/2016 Pte. George Walker 01573
05/12/2016 Pte. George Walker From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd May 1916:
05/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Thomas was a section leader of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
05/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine, son of Mr J J Irvine, Kiltermon, Fivemiletown, has been killed in action. He belonged to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and was formerly a section leader of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
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05/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22th May 1916:
05/12/2016 Pte. Joseph Henry Dennis The brethren of Foglish L.O.L. 1842 (Fivemiletown), have passed a resolution of condolence with Mrs Dennis of Corrylongford, on the death in action of her husband, Private Joseph Dennis of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was a valued and active member of the Lodge.
05/12/2016 Pte. Joseph Henry Dennis 01571
05/12/2016 Pte. Joseph Henry Dennis From the Tyrone Constitution dated 7th July 1916:
05/12/2016 Pte. Joseph Henry Dennis Private Joseph Dennis, another Fivemiletown man, with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Fermanagh Battalion), has been killed in action.
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05/12/2016 Pte. Joseph Henry Dennis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22th May 1916:
05/12/2016 Pte. Ernest Clingling Private Ernest Clinging, John Hackett and Herbert Irvine (Fivemiletown) have been wounded while Sergeant Hugh Hetherington (Fivemiletown), also of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, is in hospital suffering from shock as a result of being buried following a shell explosion.
05/12/2016 Pte. Ernest Clingling 01569
05/12/2016 Pte. Ernest Clingling From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22th May 1916:
03/12/2016 Pte. George Walker Private G Walker, son of Mr R Walker, Lisnaweary, Augher, Tyrone
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03/12/2016 Pte. George Walker From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th May 1916:
03/12/2016 Pte. George Neely Private G Neely, son of Mr James Neely, Summerhill, Clogher.
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03/12/2016 Pte. George Neely From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th May 1916:
03/12/2016 Pte. Thomas James Mossey Private T Mossey, son of Eliza Mossey, Augher
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03/12/2016 Pte. Thomas James Mossey From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th May 1916:
03/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal T Irvine, son of Mr J J Irvine, Ranenly, Fivemiletown
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03/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th May 1916: Died of Wounds
03/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor From unknown source
03/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Edwin Vere Proctor, third son of the late Mr J E Proctor, solicitor, Limavady, and of Mrs Proctor, Tullydoey, Moy, County Tyrone, who is serving with the Australian Expeditionary Forces, has been mentioned in orders by Major P Vaughan, commanding the Australian Overseas Base, for gallantry in rescuing from the Nile a soldier who attempted to commit suicide by drowning. The order is in the following terms:- ‘The O.C. has much pleasure in placing on record his appreciation of the gallantry displayed by Signaller E V Proctor in rescuing from the Nile on the 13th March a man attempting suicide.’ On three occasions Mr Proctor has refused a commission, preferring to remain in the ranks of the ‘cornstalkers’. He has two bothers serving – Major G Norman Proctor, Indian Expeditionary Force, East Africa, and Captain J Claude B Proctor, a popular officer of the 10th Inniskillings (Derry Volunteers), while his younger sister is nursing in a military hospital in Leicester.
03/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor 01564
03/12/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th May 1916: Plucky Limavady Soldier (brother of J C B Proctor)
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Family: Robert Paisley, Hannah Paisley, Richardson Jackson Paisley (born 27th December 1897), Robert John Paisley (born 31st May 1906).
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Richardson Jackson Paisley was the son of Robert and Hannah Paisley. Robert Paisley married Hannah Hiller/Hillen on 12th November 1895 in the district of Dungannon. (GRONI Ref M/1895/T1/2556/2/230)
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Private Richardson Paisley is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, eight kilometres west of Ypres town centre.
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Richard was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and also of Fardross L.O.L.
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Mrs Paisley, Fardross, Clogher, has been officially notified that her son, Private Richard Paisley, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has died from wounds. He was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and of Fardross L.O.L.
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03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th May 1916:
03/12/2016 Pte. Alexander Watt Trooper William Watt, Canadian Mounted Rifles, has been severely wounded in the side and thigh, and is now in hospital in England. The third son of Mr Joseph Watt, Dungannon, he has two brothers in the service squadron of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons and the reserve squadron of the North Irish Horse, while his elder sister, Nurse Sarah Watt, is in a Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) hospital in Wiltshire.
03/12/2016 Pte. Alexander Watt 01562
03/12/2016 Pte. Alexander Watt From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th May 1916: (brother of Alexander Watt)
03/12/2016 Pte. Richardson J Paisley Richardson was born in Aughnacloy on 27th December 1897. He was the eldest of two sons.
02/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine The following men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who belong to County Tyrone, and were formerly members of the U.V.F., have been slightly wounded:- 13661 Private T Irvine, son of J J Irvine, Ranenly. Fivemiletown
02/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine 01561
02/12/2016 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th April 1916: County Tyrone Men Wounded
02/12/2016 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. Mr L C Tottenham, The Grange, Moy, County Tyrone, has received official intimation that his son, Second Lieutenant Edward Lowry Tottenham, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, is missing since 9th April. The missing officer was educated at St Becs School, Cumberland, where he was light weight champion boxer as a junior, was captain of his football club, and a sergeant in the Officers Training Corps. He entered the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, from which he volunteered when war broke out. He served with the Lowland Division at Stirling for several months, and then obtained a commission in the Loyal North Lancashires, of which he was transport officer. He left England for foreign service on 31st December last. His brother, Arthur Henry Tottenham, entered the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when war broke out. He volunteered from school, and then passed through Sandhurst. Another brother, James Loftus Tottenham, has just passed for the Indian Army, while two other brothers are in the Loyal North West Mounted Police, Canada.
02/12/2016 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. 01560
02/12/2016 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th April 1916: Second Lieutenant E L Tottenham
01/12/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson A notification has been received from the War Office was received yesterday by Sergeant N Donaldson, R.I.C., Dungannon, intimating that his eldest son, Corporal H V S Donaldson, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who had previously been reported missing, was killed in action during the Inniskillings’ famous charge at Festubert on 16th May 1915. Corporal Donaldson, who was only 19 years of age, was a nephew of Captain John T O’Neill, 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, now at Ballykinlar, and of Quartermaster Sergeant Philip Le Gear, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was also present at the Battle of Festubert.
01/12/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson 01559
01/12/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th April 1916:
01/12/2016 Maj Robertson Stewart Smyth The death suddenly occurred yesterday, in a nursing home in London, of Major Robertson Stewart Smyth, M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps, who was invalided home from the front in December last. The late Major Smyth was the fourth son of the late Mr William Smyth, Brookfield, Banbridge, and was educated in Dungannon Royal School and Trinity College Dublin. He was a former captain of Dublin University Rugby Club, and represented Ireland in several international matches. He entered the Royal Army Medical Corps in July 1905, and was promoted to the rank of captain on January 1909, obtaining his majority in October last. He went to France in September 1914, and served on the Western Front continuously until December 1915, when he was invalided home, subsequently relinquishing his commission on the grounds of ill-health. Major Smyth was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Viscount French for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He was a brother of Captain E F Smyth, 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), who is at present home on leave, and a cousin of Captain G B F Smyth, D.S.O., Royal Engineers.
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01/12/2016 Maj Robertson Stewart Smyth From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th April 1916:
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan Private Henry Cowan is buried in Authuile Military Cemetery, five kilometres from Albert in France.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan A newspaper reports that he was a cousin of Mrs Mary McClean of Ballynasaggart, Tyrone.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan In his will, Henry left all to a Miss Agnes Watt of Cavey, Ballygawley. At the time of Henry’s death, Agnes would have been about eighteen years old.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan Private Henry Cowan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed by a sniper on Sunday 19th March 1916.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan Henry Cowan was living in Ballynasaggart, Ballygawley when he enlisted in Enniskillen.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan Henry was a member of the Ulster Volunteer Force.
01/12/2016 Pte. Henry Cowan Henry Cowan was born in Strabane.
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