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26/02/2017 L/Corp James Gray Lance-Corporal James Gray, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Mr J W Gray, Doneydade, Dungannon, wounded. His brother, Corporal John Gray, of the Irish Guards, was killed eighteen months ago.
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26/02/2017 L/Corp James Gray From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th August 1917:
26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn The CWGC record Driver Robert Lynn as the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Mousetown, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. It also records that he was one of four brothers who died on service during the First World War; two of whom are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel.
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26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn The photo shows the parents of the Lynn brothers, with all four sets of medals.
26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn This original Lynn Memorial Tablet was replaced after damage occurred to it during renovations to Brackaville Parish Church. The current memorial states:
26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn Driver Robert Lynn is buried grave in Hop Store Cemetery, Belgium. Hop Store Cemetery is located five kilometres west of Ypres town centre.
26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn A marble tablet has been erected in Coalisland Parish Church to the memory of the three brothers Lynn, son of Mr James Lynn, of Mousetown, killed in action. Driver Robert Lynn, R.F.A., was killed at Ypres on 6th August 1915; Sergeant William E Lynn, Royal Irish Fusiliers, succumbed to wounds received at Mailly-Maillet on 16th June 1916, and Private John Lynn, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed at Ypres on 9th August 1916.
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26/02/2017 Driver Robert Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th August 1917: Memorial to Three Brothers
26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn Sergeant Lynn was killed by a shell while carrying in a wounded comrade. Sergeant Lynn had been recommended for his courage and gallantry.
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26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn The photo shows the parents of the Lynn brothers, with all four sets of medals.
26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn The CWGC record Sergeant William Edward Lynn as the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Mousetown, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. It also records that he was one of four brothers who died on service during the First World War; two of whom are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel.
26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn This original Lynn Memorial Tablet was replaced after damage occurred to it during renovations to Brackaville Parish Church. The current memorial states:
26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn Sergeant W E Lynn is buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France. Auchonvillers is approximately twenty kilometres south of Arras
26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn A marble tablet has been erected in Coalisland Parish Church to the memory of the three brothers Lynn, son of Mr James Lynn, of Mousetown, killed in action. Driver Robert Lynn, R.F.A., was killed at Ypres on 6th August 1915; Sergeant William E Lynn, Royal Irish Fusiliers, succumbed to wounds received at Mailly-Maillet on 16th June 1916, and Private John Lynn, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed at Ypres on 9th August 1916.
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26/02/2017 Sgt. William Edward Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th August 1917: Memorial to Three Brothers
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26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn The photo below shows the parents of the Lynn brothers, with all four sets of medals.
26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn The CWGC record Private Robert Lynn as the son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Mousetown, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. It also records that he was one of four brothers who died on service during the First World War; two of whom are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel.
26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn Private John Lynn is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, which lies twelve kilometres west of Ypres town centre in Belgium.
26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn This original Lynn Memorial Tablet was replaced after damage occurred to it during renovations to Brackaville Parish Church. The current memorial states:
26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn A marble tablet has been erected in Coalisland Parish Church to the memory of the three brothers Lynn, son of Mr James Lynn, of Mousetown, killed in action. Driver Robert Lynn, R.F.A., was killed at Ypres on 6th August 1915; Sergeant William E Lynn, Royal Irish Fusiliers, succumbed to wounds received at Mailly-Maillet on 16th June 1916, and Private John Lynn, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed at Ypres on 9th August 1916.
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26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th August 1917: Memorial to Three Brothers
26/02/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale The CWGC record Corporal W B Stockdale as the son of William and Martha Stockdale of Clogher, County Tyrone.
26/02/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale Corporal W B Stockdale is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
26/02/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale William Barrington Stockdale, died of gunshot wounds in France on 6th August, was a son of Mr William Stockdale, auctioneer, Clogher. He was a corporal in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and had been awarded a parchment certificate of honour for gallantry and devotion to duty. He had been wounded at the Dardanelles last year.
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26/02/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th August 1917:
26/02/2017 Pte. John Lynn In 1917, a plaque was unveiled in Coalisland Church of Ireland Parish Church in memorial of the Lynn brothers. The original was a beautiful scroll tablet.
25/02/2017 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird He was then sent to an officer's cadet battalion in Bristol, England, before being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in August 1917.
23/02/2017 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Cadet AT Aird, youngest son of the late Mr A S Aird, Jasmine Lodge, Charlemont, County Armagh, has been gazetted second lieutenant and posted to the London Irish Rifles, of which his uncle, Colonel Kimmitt, is the commanding officer. This young officer was educated at the Royal School Dungannon, and after being a short time with the Irish Fusiliers at Newtownards was sent to an officersí cadet battalion in Bristol.
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23/02/2017 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th August 1917:
23/02/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs Private William J Jeffs, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Bush Road, Dungannon, formerly reported missing, is now reported a prisoner of war in Germany.
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23/02/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th July 1917:
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23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr The CWGC record Private Robert Orr as the son of Alexander and Mary Orr of Moygashel. He is also recorded as the husband of Martha J Orr of Moygashel, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Another brother, Alexander Orr, also served.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robertís brother Thomas Orr also served during the war, with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Thomas was injured several times, but survived the war.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr The cemetery site for Haringhe was chosen in July 1917 for the 62nd and 63rd Casualty Clearing Stations and burials from these and other hospitals (notably the 36th Casualty Clearing Station in 1918) continued until October 1918. The cemetery contains 772 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Private Robert Orr is buried in Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Private Robert Orr was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died from wounds received in action a month earlier on Thursday 25th April 1918.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Newspaper reports suggest he wounded on the first day of the German offensive, which would have been 21st March 1918.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robert Orr enlisted in Dungannon with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr The 1911 census lists Robert as age 25, living his wife and family at house 23 in Moygashel Town, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Robert was a factory worker and Martha was a linen weaver.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr There was also a George Orr, born on 17th May 1912, but it is not known which family he belonged to.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robert and Marthaís family: Robert Orr, Martha Jane Orr, Robert Orr (born 2nd February 1905) James Orr (born 16th July 1906), William Orr (born 13th May 1909), Alexander Orr (born 30th October 1910).
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robert married Martha Jane Liggett on 25th November 1904 in the district of Dungannon. Interestingly, eighteen months earlier, William Orr had married Sarah Liggett on 6th June 1902 in the district of Dungannon. It is not known if this was a case of two brothers marrying two sisters.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr The 1901 census records Robert as age 14. He was working as a linen weaver. Robert was living with the family at Moygashel Town, Bernagh, Tyrone.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Family 1: Alexander Orr, Mary Orr, Alexander Orr (born about 1880), William Orr (born 11th May 1881), Mary Orr (born 28th April 1882, died 2nd July 1882), Eliza Lizzie Orr (born 13th July 1883), Maria Orr (born 22nd January 1885), Robert Orr (born 5th December 1886), Margaret Orr (born 3rd December 1888), Mary Annie Orr (born 29th July 1890), Martha Orr (born 25th May 1892), Sarah Orr (born 26th December 1893), Rachel Orr (born 22nd March 1895), Thomas Orr (born 23rd November 1896), Eleanor Nelly Orr (born 18th October 1898), Ethel Orr (born 28th January 1901). Alexander and William may well be the same person.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robert Orr was born at Drumglass, Dungannon on 5th December 1886. Robert was one of 14 children, 12 surviving.
23/02/2017 Pte. Robert Orr Robert Orr was the son of Alexander and Mary Orr. Alexander Orr married Mary Cullen on 9th March 1880 in the district of Dungannon.
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23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton It seems likely Jack Crichton never lived in Coalisland, but his father seems to have resided there on several occasions.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton On later military documents his fatherís address is given as Downview, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Private J Crichton is buried in La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville Street, Vaast, France.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton In his will dated 29th September 1916, he left all to his father.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Private Jack Crichton was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died of wounds at a Canadian Field Ambulance in France on 5th July 1917.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton It seems Private Jack Crichton only arrived at the front line on 12th June 1917.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton On 18th May 1917, he reverted back to Private.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Sergeant Crichton arrived in England on board SS Cameronia on 28th October 1916.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Documents suggest some of his pay was going to a Miss J J Swan, whose address is given as Box 996, Collingwood, Ontario.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack Crichton was promoted to sergeant on 9th March 1916.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack Crichton emigrated to the United States. Ellis Island records list a 22 year old John Crichton from Belfast who arrived in New York on 4th December 1910.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton The 1911 census lists Jack's father as age 60, boarding at house 55 in Coalisland Town, County Tyrone. He is described as a Finishing Overseer to the Linen Trade.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack enlisted in Collingwood, Ontario on 14th December 1915. He gave his next of kin as his father, who was living at Castle Ville, Donegal Place, Belfast.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Prior to enlisting, Jack was living in Collingwood. Collingwood is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is situated on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern point of Georgian Bay. Jack was working as a salesman.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack worked for the Ritter Lumber Company for a time.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack was a lieutenant in the Boys Brigade.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Jack and the family were members of St Enochís Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton The 1911 census does not list Jack as living with the family at house 13 in Rosemount Gardens, Clifton, Belfast. Two of Jackís sisters lived with his mother.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton The 1901 census lists John as age 12, living with the family at house 37 in Crumlin Road, Clifton Ward, Belfast. John was still at school. His father was a cloth finisher.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Known family: John Crichton, Martha Crichton, Davina Crichton (born about 1879), Eliza Lily Crichton (born 17th November 1881), Janet Nettie Crichton (born 22nd June 1884), John Jack Crichton (born 1st June 1888).
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton His older sister Davina was born in Scotland about 1879 and Eliza was born in Belfast in November 1881, so the family moved to Ireland around 1880.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton John Crichton was born on 1st June 1888 in Belfast. He was one seven children, five surviving.
23/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton John Crichton was the youngest son of John and Martha Crichton. John Crichton married Martha Beattie about 1872, probably in Scotland where they both hailed from.
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20/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton Corporal Jack Crichton, Canadian Infantry, who died on 5th July at a Canadian Field Ambulance in France of wounds received in action, was the youngest son of Mr John Crichton, formerly of Belfast, and now of Downview, Coalisland, the deceased was formerly a member of St Enochís Presbyterian Church, Belfast, and was a lieutenant in the Boys Brigade. He afterwards went to the United States, where he joined the Ritter Lumber Company, and on the outbreak of war he proceeded to Canada to join the colours.
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20/02/2017 Pte. Jack Crichton From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th July 1917:
19/02/2017 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard The CWGC record Captain Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard as the son of the Rev. Richard Huggard and Frances Marion Huggard, of St. John's Vicarage, Barnsley. The CWGC also record Lewis as being born in Dungannon, Country Tyrone.
19/02/2017 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Captain L D R Huggard is buried in grave C.11 at Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-sire-Berthoult, France.
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19/02/2017 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Captain Lewis D R Huggard, York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action, was the second son of Rev. Richard Huggard, M.A., vicar of St John, Barnsley, formerly of Dungannon, and president of the Northern Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union in 1897-98. The deceased, who was 23 years of age, was born in Dungannon. His elder brother was killed in action in 1915, while his father, Rev R Huggard, who is well known in Belfast, holds a captainís commission whilst employed as a recruiting officer.
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19/02/2017 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th July 1917:
19/02/2017 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrunm, Pas-de-Calais, about nine kilometres west of Arras
19/02/2017 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands Gunner Patrick Joseph Sandes, Royal Garrison Artillery, died of wounds, was one of four soldier sons of Mr James Sandes, Mullaghanagh, Dungannon.
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19/02/2017 Gnr Patrick Joseph Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th July 1917:
15/02/2017 Pte. Francis Kelly The CWGC record Private Francis Kelly as the son of James and Rose Kelly of Ravella Terrace, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
15/02/2017 Pte. Francis Kelly Private Kelly has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
15/02/2017 Pte. Francis Kelly Private Francis Kelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Munster Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Saturday 9th September 1916. He was 41 years old.
15/02/2017 Pte. Francis Kelly Francis Kelly enlisted in Cork. He was living in Aughnacloy at the time.
15/02/2017 Pte. Francis Kelly Francis Kelly was the son of James and Rose Kelly. Francis was born about 1873 in Carnteel, County Tyrone.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Many thanks to the Ardboe Heritage website (see references below), from which most of the information here was obtained.
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14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle The CWGC record Private John Boyle as the Son of James and Mary Martha Boyle of Mountjoy, Coalisland, County Tyrone, Ireland.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Private John Boyleís brother, Henry Boyle, also served. Henry served in France with the American Expeditionary Force from August 1917, returning to America in April 1919.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Private J Boyle has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in the Somme Department, France. The memorial is the main memorial to Australian military personnel killed on the Western Front during World War 1. It contains the names of 10,773 soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force with no known grave who were killed between 1916 and the end of the war.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Private John Boyle was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on the last day of the Battle of Pozieres on 5th August 1916.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle The 18th Battalion then took part in its first major battle at PoziŤres between 25th July and 5th August.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle On 18th March 1916 his unit travelled to Marseilles. C Company duly disembarked at Marseilles on 25th March and proceeded to the front in France.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Tel El Kebir was a huge training camp for the Australian Army, a tented city with up to 40,000 troops stationed there at times.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Following initial training with the 4th Reinforcement Regiment of the 18th Battalion of the AIE, Private John Boyle was posted to Tel El Kebir in Egypt. Private Boyle embarked with his unit from Sydney on 30th September 1915.
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14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle John Boyle joined the newly formed 18th Infantry Battalion, which was being raised in Liverpool, New South Wales, some 30 miles west of Sydney.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle John Boyle enlisted on 29 July 1915 in Sydney, Australia. He listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs Mary Martha Boyle of Mountjoy, Coalisland, Tyrone, Ireland.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Prior to enlistment, John Boyle worked as a fireman.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle By 1913, Henry, Joseph and Martha had followed Kate to America.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle James died at home in 1910, aged 21 years. He had contracted a lung disease due to his occupation as a brass worker in Belfast.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle It is not known when John emigrated to Australia, but Kate emigrated to the United States in 1905, so it is possible that John also emigrated around this time.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle The 1901 census lists John, aged 16, and his sister Kate, aged 14, working as servants for farmer Francis Macartney at house 30 in Mullalelish, Richhill, County Armagh.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle The 1901 census not list John as living with the family at house 5 in Magheralamfield, Mountjoy, County Tyrone. His mother Mary Martha was with her four youngest children, James, Henry, Joseph and Martha.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Johnís father, James Boyle, died on 24th January 1897 from pneumonia. He was 41 years old. John was just twelve years old.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle Family: James Boyle, Mary Martha Boyle, William John Boyle (born 31st January 1885), Catherine Boyle (born 28th December 1886), James Boyle (born 30th September 1888), Henry Boyle (born 7th February 1892), Joseph Boyle (born 19th May 1894), Martha Boyle (born 7th April 1896).
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle William John Boyle was born in the townland of Clintycracken, Mountjoy (now Brocagh), near Coalisland, County Tyrone, on 31st January 1885. John was the oldest one of 7 children, six surviving.
14/02/2017 Pte. John Boyle John Boyle was the eldest son of James and Mary Martha Boyle. James Boyle married Mary Martha waters on 16th August 1882 in the district of Dungannon.
09/02/2017 2nd Lt Alexander McCrea Second Lieutenant Alexander McCrea, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action on 28th June, was the second son of Mr Alexander McCrea, Savingsbank Street, Dungannon. This officer, who had served in the Boer war, had seen a good deal of fighting in the present campaign. He took part in the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula, including Suvla Bay, and gained his commission on 18th December 1915. He went to France some months ago. The deceased was one of five brothers serving with the colours.
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09/02/2017 2nd Lt Alexander McCrea From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd July 1917:
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09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson In the event of my death, I leave all I possess to my mother Mrs Watson, 78 Church Street East, Newtownards Road, Belfast, Ireland. Private William Watson, 16th Machine Gun Corps.
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09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson Last Will and Testament of Private William Watson dated 13th April 1916:
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09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson The CWGC record Private W J Watson as the son of James and Sarah Ann Watson of 78 Church Street East, Belfast.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson In his will he left all to his mother, who was living at Church Street East, Belfast.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson Private W J Watson is buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery. Ribecourt was taken on the 20th November 1917 by the 6th Division, but at the conclusion of the Battle of Cambrai it remained practically on the British front line; it was lost in March 1918 and recaptured by the 3rd and 42nd (East Lancashire) Divisions on the following 27th September.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson Private William James Watson was serving with the 16th Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he was killed in action on Tuesday 20th November 1917.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson William was with the Royal Army Service Corps for a time.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson The 1911 census lists William as age 13, living with the family at house 24 in Knocknagoney, Ballyhackamore. William was still at school.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson Family: James Watson, Sarah Ann Watson, Catherine Watson (born 20th January 1893, Caledon), William James Watson (born 8th June 1897, Caledon), Samuel Watson (born 12th June 1901, Belfast), Margaret Watson (born 24th September 1903, Belfast), Thomas Watson (born 16th December 1907, Belfast).
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson By the time of the 1901 census, William James was age 3, living with the family at house 9 in Knocknagoney, Ballyhackamore, County Down. His father, James Watson, was an agricultural labourer.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson William James Watson was born on 8th June 1897 in Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of five children, four surviving.
09/02/2017 Pte. William James Watson William James Watson was the eldest son of James and Sarah Ann Watson. James Watson married Sarah McLean on 9th April 1891 in the district of Dungannon.
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09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson The CWGC record Private Charles Thomson as the son of the Rev. Charles Logan Thomson, M.A., LL.D., and Agnes I. Thomson, of Ashdene, 48 Belgrave Rd., Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Charles Thomson is also listed on the Hawick Roll of Honour, as Sergeant on the Royal Scots.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Private Charles Thomson is also commemorated on St. Ninian's Church Memorial, Edinburgh.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Private Thomson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Private Charles Thomson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on Monday 23rd April 1917.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Sometime between 1911 and 1917, the Thomson family moved to Corstorphine in Edinburgh.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson No listing for Charles can be found in the 1911 Irish Census, so it may be assumed that he too had moved to Scotland.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson The 1911 Scottish census discloses that the family were by then living in Hawick, a town in the Scottish Borders. Two daughters are recorded but there is no mention of son Charles.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson The 1901 census lists Charles as age 10, living with the family at house 3 in Killygowney, Caledon, County Tyrone.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Family: Charles Logan Thomson, Agnes Isles Thomson, Florence Thomson (born 30th August 1888), Charles Thomson (born 30th November 1890), Hilda Thomson (born 28th March 1895), Mabel Thomson (born 9th October 1897).
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Charles Thomson was born 30th November 1890 in his fatherís home village of Caledon, County Tyrone. He was one of four known children, all born in Caledon.
09/02/2017 Pte. Charles Thomson Charles Thomson was the son of Charles Logan Thomson and Agnes Isles Thomson. Charles Logan Thomson married Agnes Roger in Strathmartine Free Church, Angus, Scotland on 31st August 1887. His fatherís residence is given as Caledon, County Tyrone, and his motherís as Dundee. He was a Presbyterian Minister. His wifeís father was described as a jute manufacturer.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter Known family: Robert Potter, Margaret E Potter, Robert J Potter (born about 1884?), James Alexander Potter (born about 1892)
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter The CWGC record Private James Alexander Potter as the son of Robert and Maggie E Potter of 81, Snugville Street, Belfast.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter Private James Potter is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, two kilometres north of the village of Flers in the Department of the Somme.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter Private James Alexander Potter was serving with in C Company in the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter James Potter enlisted in Belfast.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter The 1901 census lists James as age 9, living with the family at house 26 in Albion Street, St George's Ward, Belfast. His father was a carpenter.
08/02/2017 Pte. James Alexander Potter James Alexander Potter was the son of Robert and Margaret E Potter. James was born in Caledon, Tyrone about 1889.
07/02/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon Amongst the officers decorated by the King at the investiture on board a battleship during his visit to the fleet were Fleet Surgeon Joseph A Moon (Dungannon) and Staff Surgeon James McA Holmes (Islandmagee and Belfast), each of whom received the D.S.O. from His Majesty.
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07/02/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th June 1917: (brother of George Moon)
07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh is commemorated on the Ballynahinch War Memorial.
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07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh He was a prominent member of the Ulster Volunteer Force (U.V.F.) and he was connected with Newmills and Drumaness Companies.
07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh Mr Joseph Marsh, who has been granted a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles, is the second son of Mr Samuel Marsh, Roughan, Coalisland. He was employed by Messrs. Hurstís Ltd., Drumaness Mills, Ballynahinch, County Down, at the outbreak of the war, and volunteered in one of the County Down battalions of the Royal Irish Rifles. He served abroad, and attained the rank of company Sergeant Major. He was wounded during the operations last summer.
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07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd June 1917:
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson There is no evidence to suggest that Frederick Dawson ever lived in the Dungannon area.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson The CWGC records Rifleman Frederick Dawson as the son of James and Mary Dawson of Caledon, Co. Tyrone. He was also the husband of Anna Helen Dawson (nee Hughey), of 93 Cavehill Road, Belfast.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Rifleman Frederick Dawson is buried in Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery, eight kilometres south of Ypres town centre in Belgium.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson A newspaper report from the time records that his father was living at 63 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast. His wife was living at 189 North Queen Street, Belfast.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Rifleman Frederick Dawson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Belgium on 7th June 1917. He was 32 years old.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Frederick Dawson enlisted in Belfast.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Frederick married Anna Helen Hughey on 3rd January 1913 in Belfast.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson The 1911 census records the Dawson family living at 161 Newtownards Road, Pottinger, Belfast. Frederick was 26 years old and working as a dairy manager. His father was a woollen finisher.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson The 1901 census lists a Fred Dawson, age 15, living with relatives, the McGrath family, at house 249 in Newtownards Road, Pottinger, Belfast. Fred was a student. (TBC)
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson The 1901 census does not list Frederick as living with the family at house 23 in Main Street, Caledon, County Tyrone. His father was described as a Tweed Finisher Master.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Family: James Dawson, Mary Dawson, James Dawson (born 23rd June 1873, Hillsborough, Lisburn), William Dawson (born 27th April 1875, Hillsborough, Lisburn), Richard Dawson (born 17th August 1877, Belfast), Robert Dawson (born 28th November 1879, Belfast), Samuel Dawson (born 24th December 1881, Belfast), Fredrick Dawson (born 30th April 1884, Belfast), Mina Dawson (born 26th April 1887, Belfast).
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Frederick was born in Shankill, Belfast on 30th April 1884. Fred was one seven children, five surviving.
07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Frederick Dawson was the youngest son of James and Mary Dawson. James Dawson married Mary Green on 27th September 1872 in the district of Lisburn.
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07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson Private Frederick Dawson, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action recently, was the youngest son of Mr James Dawson, 63 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, late of Caledon, and husband of Mrs Helen Dawson, 189 North Queen Street, Belfast.
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07/02/2017 R/man Frederick Dawson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd June 1917:
07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Mr Joseph Stewart, who has been granted a commission in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, is the second son of Mr Robert Stewart, Coalisland. He was educated at Coleraine Academical Institution, and volunteered as a private some time ago in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd June 1917:
07/02/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh Joseph was employed by Messrs. Hurstís Ltd., Drumaness Mills, Ballynahinch, County Down, at the outbreak of the war, and enlisted in the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in September 1914.
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06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy The CWGC record Private Joseph James Murphy as the son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Murphy.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Private Murphy is also commemorated on the family headstone in the cemetery adjoining St John's Church of Ireland, Caledon.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Private Joseph James Murphy has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy ĎWhen the wood (Bernafay) was finally occupied, on the night of 3rd/4th July by the 27th Brigade of the 9th Division, the Germans shelled it very heavily, causing many casualties, including over thirty of the 20th Battalion, which were still occupying the remains of the Briqueterie (the brick works at Montauban).í
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy The book the Liverpool Pals, by Graham Maddocks, notes:
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Private Joseph James Murphy was serving with the 20th (Pals) Battalion of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment when he was killed in action on Monday 3rd July 1916. He was 27 years old.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Joseph James Murphy probably enlisted in England.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy The 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 4 in Ballyboy, Caledon.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy The 1901 census lists Joseph J as age 12, living with the family at house 5 in Ballyboy, Caledon, County Tyrone. Joseph was still at school. They were a farming family.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Family: Samuel Murphy, Sarah Jane Murphy, William J Murphy (born 18th December 1877), Samuel Murphy (born 16th April 1879), Unknown Male Murphy (born 19th December 1880, died 19th December 1880), David Murphy (born 28th November 1881), Annie E Murphy (born 15th December 1883), Joseph Murphy (born 14th February 1886, died 13th December 1886), Joseph James Murphy (born 8th December 1888), Mary Lucinda Murphy (born 30th October 1890).
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Joseph James Murphy was born on 8th December 1888 in Ballyboy, Caledon. His older brother, also called Joseph, was born on 14th February 1886 but died ten months later on 13th December 1886. Joseph was one of eight children, six surviving.
06/02/2017 Pte. Joseph James Murphy Joseph James Murphy was the youngest son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Murphy. They were married about 1877. There is no record on GRONI, and Sarah James is listed in the census as being from Monaghan, so it seems possible they were married in County Monaghan.
06/02/2017 Maj Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery D.S.O. The CWGC record Major Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery as the son of Hugh de F and Mrs Montgomery, of Blessingbourne, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
06/02/2017 Maj Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery D.S.O. Major Ralph Noel Vernon Montgomery is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1. Doullens is a town in the Department of the Somme, approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens.
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06/02/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M., has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval in France.
06/02/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine was wounded in June 1917.
06/02/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Kiltermon, Fivemiletown, wounded.
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06/02/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd June 1917:
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06/02/2017 Corp William Milligan Corporal William Milligan is buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, south-west of Ypres town centre.
06/02/2017 Corp William Milligan Private William Milligan, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Brooke Street, Dungannon, killed in action.
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06/02/2017 Corp William Milligan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th June 1917:
06/02/2017 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson It seems James was injured again in June 1917.
06/02/2017 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson Private James Henderson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Tamnamore, Moy, wounded.
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06/02/2017 L/Corp Jackson Robinson Henderson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th June 1917: Private James Henderson (brother of Jackson Henderson)
03/02/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley Private Frank Bradley, Canadian Infantry, son of Mr William Bradley, Corr and Dunavalley, Moy, has been killed in action. This is the third son Mr Bradley has lost in the present war. The deceased was a brother of Constable J F Bradley, R.I.C., Ballyhackamore, Belfast.
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03/02/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th June 1917:
03/02/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson Private George Robert Lawson is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
03/02/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson Corporal William J Lawson, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded on 7th June, is one of the six soldier sons of Mr W J Lawson, Milltown, Dungannon. His wife resides at 48 Croft Street, Bangor.
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03/02/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th June 1917: William J Lawson (brother of George Lawson)
03/02/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs Private William John Jeffs, Royal Scottish Fusiliers, missing, is the eldest son of Mr Robert Jeffs, Gortmerron, Bush Road, Dungannon.
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03/02/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th June 1917:
03/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews Second Lieutenant Fred S Andrews, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon, whose eldest son, Second Lieutenant James M Andrews, Royal Flying Corps, was accidentally killed on his initial flight in England a few days ago. Another son, Arthur A Andrews, was very severely wounded while serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers at the beginning of the big offensive movement on the Somme last July, and he has not yet recovered from the effects of his injuries. A telegram has been received from Second Lieutenant Fred Andrews, stating that he has arrived in England.
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03/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th June 1917: Fred S Andrews (brother of William Andrews)
03/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews The internment took place in Dungannon yesterday of Second Lieutenant James Morrison Andrews, Royal Flying Corps, eldest son of Mr Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon. On Monday last during his initial solitary flight, he was accidentally killed on Salisbury Plain. The remains arrived in Dungannon yesterday morning by motor hearse (supplied by Messrs T Johnson & Sons, Bedford Street, Belfast), and were met at the town boundary by the band of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, under bandmaster Watson Ramsey, and firing party under the command of Lieutenant Colonel G P Stewart, Omagh, and a force of police in charge of District Inspector Barrington. The funeral service in the chu4rch was conducted by Rev William Bryans, and an address was delivered by Rev R E Sherwood, Armagh, The internment took place in the town cemetery.
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03/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th June 1917: Flying Officerís Funeral
02/02/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon The CWGC record Surgeon George Bassett Moon as the son of D. George Davis and Mrs Moon of 103 Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, England.
02/02/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon Fleet Surgeon Joseph A Moon, D.S.O., son of the late Mr George Moon, of Dungannon, is awarded the Order of St Stanislaus, 2nd class, with swords. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School.
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02/02/2017 Surgeon George Bassett Moon From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th June 1917: (brother of George Moon)
02/02/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates Private Thomas Gates, Australian Infantry, who has been wounded and in hospital in Northampton, is the youngest of the three soldier sons of Mr Matthew Gates, Milltown, Dungannon.
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02/02/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Tyrone Courier dated Thursday 7 June 1917:
02/02/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates Private Thomas Gates, Australian Infantry, son of Mr Matthew Gates, Brooke Street, Dungannon, wounded.
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02/02/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th June 1917:
02/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews Second Lieutenant James M Andrews, Royal Flying Corps, who has been killed in a flying accident on Salisbury Plain, was the son of Mr Alexander Andrews, Stuart Place, Dungannon. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School and at the outbreak of war was in business in London. Volunteering in the Royal Flying Corps, he saw considerable service in France, and lately obtained a commission. His younger brother, Second Lieutenant Arthur A Andrews, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was severely wounded on 1st July during the advance at the Somme, while his younger brother, Second Lieutenant Fred Stanley Andrews, received last year a commission in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from the Officersí Training Corps at Fermoy.
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02/02/2017 2nd Lt William James Morrison Andrews From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th June 1917:
02/02/2017 Pte. Henry McGuigan Corporal Henry McGuigan, Royal Irish Fusiliers, died in France. Corporal McGuigan had previously been wounded three times and had been at the front for two and a half years. He has two brothers serving Ė Private Peter McGuigan, of the Dublinís, who was recently recommended for gallantry, and John, who is serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers. All are natives of Dungannon district. Another brother is Mr Thomas McGuigan, 1 Bread Street, Belfast.
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02/02/2017 Pte. Henry McGuigan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th June 1917:
02/02/2017 Maj Henry Newton Kelly Lieutenant Colonel Courtenay R Kelly, Royal Garrison Artillery, son of the late Mr Henry Russell Kelly, Dungannon. His brother, Major Henry Newton Kelly, 33rd Punjabis, was killed in action in France on 25th September 1915.
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02/02/2017 Maj Henry Newton Kelly From the Belfast Newsletter dated 4th June 1917:
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