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31/03/2017 Maj William Ryan Lyle Major William Ryan Lyle is buried in Hillingdon Uxbridge Cemetery, London.
31/03/2017 Maj William Ryan Lyle Captain William Ryan Lyle, of Donaghmore, County Tyrone, died of wounds at The Grove, Hillingdon on, 22nd May 1918. The deceased held the honorary rank of major in the old Mid Ulster Artillery.
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31/03/2017 Maj William Ryan Lyle From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th May 1918:
31/03/2017 L/Corp Randal Edmund McManus Trooper Randal McManus has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
31/03/2017 L/Corp Randal Edmund McManus Lance Corporal Randal Edmund McManus, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, attached to the Royal Irish Fusiliers, who was killed in action on 15th April, was the youngest son of the late Mr Samuel McManus and Mrs McManus, Market Square, Dungannon. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, and returned home from Toronto to volunteer.
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31/03/2017 L/Corp Randal Edmund McManus From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th May 1918:
31/03/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross Private Thomas J Cross, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, gassed and in hospital, is a son of the late Mrs M Cross, Market Square, Dungannon.
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31/03/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th May 1918:
31/03/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross Private Thomas J Cross is buried in Cement House Cemetery in Langemarck, West-Vlaanderen in Belgium.
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31/03/2017 Trooper Robert Daniel Mr Godfrey Duncan Daniel, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, who has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the first day of the German offensive, is the youngest son of Mr Robert Daniel, J.P., Derryvale, Coalisland. It appears that the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery had a forward gun in action, but owing to the advance of the enemy, it became necessary to extricate it. In spite of a strong gas attack and very heavy shell fire, Mr Daniel and another driver succeeded in getting to the gun before the enemy reached it and hooking on their teams, brought the gun back safely.
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31/03/2017 Trooper Robert Daniel From the Belfast Newsletter dated 17th May 1918: Saving the Gun (Godfrey Daniel – brother of Robert Daniel)
31/03/2017 Pte. James (aka Jack) Daly (aka Hart) The CWGC record Private James Daly as having served as Hart. He is also recorded as the son of Mr M and Ellen Daly (nee Casey) of Drumay, Derryfubble, Moy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
31/03/2017 Pte. James (aka Jack) Daly (aka Hart) Private James Daly, Australian Imperial Force, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr Michael Daly, Drumay, Benburb, Moy.
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31/03/2017 Pte. James (aka Jack) Daly (aka Hart) From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th May 1918:
31/03/2017 Capt Hugh Hogg Beatty Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France.
31/03/2017 Capt Hugh Hogg Beatty Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action on 31st March 1918, was the second son of John Beatty, Irish Street, Dungannon and brother of Dr R T Beatty, lecturer in Queens University, Belfast. On the outbreak of war, this officer, this officer who was in business in Cardiff, organised a platoon and volunteered with them in the Cardiff Commercial Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, and was promoted Sergeant. He received a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles on 15th March 1915, was promoted Lieutenant on 1st March 1916, and obtained his company on 23rd February 1917. He had served abroad about two years, taking part in the capture of Messines in June last. He was wounded three times during the third battle of Ypres on 16th August 1917, but remained at his post until relieved. On the death in action of his commanding officer Colonel Kington Blair Oliphant on 28th March, Captain Beatty took command of the Battalion, but was himself killed three days later. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School and was a keen rugby football player.
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31/03/2017 Capt Hugh Hogg Beatty From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th May 1918: Dungannon Captain killed
30/03/2017 Pte. George Marshall Private George Marshall has no known grave 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 20th March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
30/03/2017 Pte. George Marshall The CWGC record Private George Marshall as the son of Thomas C W and Isabella Marshall of Legane, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
30/03/2017 Pte. George Marshall Lance Corporal Thomas Marshall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Lewis Gun Section), prisoner of war in Germany, is the younger son of Mr T C W Marshall, a rural district councillor, of Legane, Aughnacloy. His elder brother, George, was killed at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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30/03/2017 Pte. George Marshall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th April 1918: (Lance Corporal Thomas Marshall - brother of George Marshall)
30/03/2017 2nd Lt Wilfred Hodge Wilfred was born on 16th July 1898 in Tyrone. He was one of six children.
30/03/2017 2nd Lt Wilfred Hodge Wilfred Hodge was a son of William Robert and Margaret Hodge. William Hodge married Margaret Campbell on 1st March 1892 in the district of Dungannon.
30/03/2017 2nd Lt Wilfred Hodge Second Lieutenant Wilfred Hodge, Royal Flying Corps, who died in Cambridge Hospital on Wednesday following an operation, was the second son of the late Mr R Hodge, Cabragh, Dungannon. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, where he captained the school Rugby club.
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30/03/2017 2nd Lt Wilfred Hodge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th April 1918: Dungannon Airman’s Death
30/03/2017 Capt William Vincent Johnston Miss M E Johnston, matron of Ulster Volunteer Hospital, Belfast, has had the honour of being received by the King at Buckingham Palace, where his Majesty personally decorated her with the Royal Red Cross. Miss Johnston is a daughter of the late Mr Ronald Johnston, Mullaghmore, County Tyrone, and Mrs Johnston, Dungannon, and a sister of Lieutenant Colonel G J Johnston, R.A.M.C., and of Mr J Ewing Johnston, veterinary officer of the Remount Depot, Balmoral.
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30/03/2017 Capt William Vincent Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th April 1918: Honour for Matron of U.V.F. Hospital (sister of Captain W V Johnston)
30/03/2017 Capt Bernard Score Browne M.C. Captain Bernard Score Browne, M.C., M.B., R.A.M.C., who has been killed in action, was a son of Brevet Colonel A W Browne, Military Hospital, Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry, and a member of a well-known County Tyrone family. He was a nephew of Major General E G Browne, C.B., C.M.G., of Colonel William Browne, J.P., Northland House, Dungannon, and of Mr James Browne, late Devonshire Regiment. Captain Browne was formerly a medical missionary in China, and was decorated by the Chinese government in recognition of his services. He obtained a commission in the R.A.M.C. on the opening of the present war, and served in France with the 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment, being awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Vermelles in October 1915. He was mentioned in despatches by Lord French. Captain Browne was subsequently stationed at Salonika.
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30/03/2017 Capt Bernard Score Browne M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th April 1918:
30/03/2017 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Second Lieutenant Robert Leslie Smith, Royal Irish Fusiliers, missing since 2nd March, is now known to be a prisoner of war. The officer is the eldest son of the late Mr John Smith, J.P., Ardgivna, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, and was educated in St Andrews College, Dublin, and afterwards in Switzerland. He was serving his apprenticeship in the Parkside Weaving Factory, Portadown, when the war broke out, but promptly volunteered, He had served thirteen months abroad with the Army Service Corps (A.S.C.) when he was recommended for a commission, and was gazetted in August last.
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30/03/2017 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd April 1918: 2nd Lieut Robert Leslie Smith (brother of Stanley Smith)
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. Two of his brothers served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.), Major Frank Watson and Captain Herbert Watson, the latter of whom was stationed at Victoria Barracks, Belfast at the time of Rev John Watson’s death.
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. He was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig.
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. He was ordained to the curacy of St James’s Parish, Antrim Road, Belfast in 1910 and laboured there with ‘ability and acceptance’.
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. The CWGC record Reverend John Edmund Malone Watson as the son of The Rev. John Watson of Charlemont Rectory, County Tyrone. He is also recorded as the husband of Mary K. Watson of ‘Ard-Stratha’' Antrim Road, Belfast
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. Rev John Edmund Malone Watson, B.A., Chaplain to the Forces (attached Middlesex Regiment), who has been killed in action, was a son of Rev John Watson, rector of Charlemont, County Tyrone. A graduate of Trinity College, he was ordained to the curacy of St James’s Parish, Belfast in 1910 and laboured there with ability and acceptance until December 1915, when he was appointed a Chaplain to the Forces. He was recently mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig. He married in July last Miss Mary Kathleen Atkinson, second daughter of Mr John Atkinson, Ardstratha, Antrim Road. Two of his brothers are serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.), Major Frank Watson and Captain Herbert Watson, the latter of whom being stationed at Victoria Barracks, Belfast.
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29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th April 1918: Chaplains
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. In December 1915, Rev John Watson was appointed a Chaplain to the Forces, chaplain 4th Class.
29/03/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. He married Mary Kathleen Atkinson in July 1914. Mary was the second daughter of Mr John Atkinson, Ardstratha, Antrim Road, Belfast.
28/03/2017 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Cambria Memorial photo kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
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28/03/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Cambria Memorial photo kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
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28/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Cambria Memorial photo kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
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28/03/2017 Capt Charles Newell Charles Newell was a member of St John’s Masonic Lodge 185, Dungannon.
28/03/2017 Capt Charles Newell Charles Newell was promoted to captain on 31st January 1916.
28/03/2017 Capt Charles Newell Captain Charles Newell is buried in St. Hillarie Cemetery, Fervent, France.
28/03/2017 Capt Charles Newell Captain Charles Newell, Royal Engineers, killed in action on 24th March, was the eldest son of Mr Joseph Newell, Dungannon. In civil life he was an assistant surveyor in the service of Tyrone County Council.
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28/03/2017 Capt Charles Newell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th March 1918:
27/03/2017 Chaplain William Andrew Wilson The melancholy news reached Belfast yesterday that Rev W A Wilson, M.A., minister of New Row Presbyterian Church, Coleraine, had met with a fatal motor accident in France. Mr Wilson, for the third time, was patriotically working among the troops under the auspices of the YMCA, having left Coleraine in December last. His services in France were appreciated to a remarkable degree, and few men were so fully equipped and qualified for the work he carried on in soldiers’ clubs and hospitals. The news was received in Coleraine by Mr Andrew Clarke, J.P., Ballyvally, Coleraine, from Miss Taylor, formerly of Millburn, who is doing duty in France, stating that Mr Wilson had met with a motor accident in the vicinity of Havre, and had expired two hours later. Mr Wilson was a son of Rev A J Wilson, D.D., Malone, Belfast. He came as a licentiate to Coleraine in 1894 as assistant to the Rev Robert Wallace, New Row Church, and so acceptable were his ministrations that in March 1896, he was installed as Mr Wallace’s successor. As a pastor and preacher, he endeared himself to his congregation, and by his ability and broadmindedness won the esteem of all classes. It is interesting to recall that Mr and Mrs Wilson and their two sons, the elder of whom is now a cadet in the army, were on a visit to France in August 1914, and only succeeded after difficulty in getting home on the outbreak of the war.
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27/03/2017 Chaplain William Andrew Wilson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd March 1918: Rev W A Wilson Killed – Motor Accident in France
26/03/2017 Capt Bernard Score Browne M.C. Colonel Edward George Brown, O.B. (Dungannon), to be temporary surgeon general, 21st February 1918.
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26/03/2017 Capt Bernard Score Browne M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st March 1918: Army Medical Service Edward Brown (brother of Bernard Brown)
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston The CWGC record Private Edwin Charles Johnston as the son of David and Elizabeth Johnston of Broomhill, Almavanog, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston His elder brother, Fred Johnston, also served. Fred survived the war.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Private Edwin Charles Johnston is buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery, France. There were several Casualty Clearing Stations in Lillers.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Private Edwin Johnston died in hospital a week later on 17th March 1916 due to wounds sustained by shrapnel in the first line trenches.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Private Johnston suffered a serious fracture of the skull, around 10th March 1916. It was initially reported erroneously that it had been caused by an accidental fall in the trenches.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Private Edwin Charles Johnston was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was injured. He had only been at the front for three or four weeks.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Edwin enlisted in Dungannon around October 1915.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Edwin was a member of Derrycreevy section, Dungannon Battalion of the U.V.F.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston The 1911 census shows 12 year old Edwin as still at school. He was living with the family in Altnavannog, Bernagh, Tyrone.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Family: David Johnston, Lizzie Johnston, Fredrick G Johnston (born 7th September 1897, Loughgall) Edwin Charles Johnston (born 21st August 1898, Loughgall), Herbert “Bertie” J Johnston (born 1st July 1900, Dungannon), Alfred Johnston (born 18th June 1902, Dungannon).
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston The 1901 census lists two year old Edwin as living with the family in Altnavannog, Bernagh, Tyrone. His father was a farmer.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Edwin Charles Johnston was born on 21st August 1898 in the Loughgall area. He was one of four sons.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Edwin Johnston was the second son of David and Elizabeth Johnston. David Johnston married Elizabeth Rountree on 16th December 1896 in the district of Armagh.
26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston Sergeant Fred Johnston, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been awarded the Military Medal and promoted to his present rank for his bravery and coolness at the Battle of Cambrai, is the eldest son of Mr David Johnston, Altnavannog, Dungannon. He had been educated at the Dungannon Royal School. His younger brother, Private Edward Johnston, was killed in action early in 1916.
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26/03/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th February 1918: Dungannon Man Wins Military Medal - Corporal Fred Johnston (brother of Edwin Johnston)
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. George Caddoo enlisted in Dungannon.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. The 1911 census lists George as age 13, living with family in Tyghan, Derrygortrevy. George was still at school. His father was a widower.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. Rebecca Caddoo died on 1st July 1908, aged 39. George was nine years old.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. The 1901 census lists George as age 4 living with family at house 7 in Tyghan, Derrygortrevy, County Tyrone. George’s father David was a farmer.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. In 1899 Rebecca had twin sons, both of whom died within a few months.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. Known family: David Caddoo, Rebecca Caddoo, Robert Caddoo (born 13th March 1892), Lawson Caddoo (born 9th June 1893), James Caddoo (born 1st July 1895), George Caddoo (born 4th April 1897), John Caddoo (born 28th October 1899, died 1st January 1900), William Caddoo (born 28th October 1899, died 13th February 1900), David Caddoo (born 18th March 1901), Samuel Caddoo (born 17th July 1903).
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. George Caddoo was born on 4th April 1897 in the Dungannon area. He was one of at least eight sons, six surviving.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. George Caddoo was the son of David and Rebecca Caddoo. David Caddoo married Rebecca Cooper on 20th December 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. The CWGC record Lance-Corporal George Caddoo as the son of David and Rebecca Caddoo, of Tyghan, Greystone, Dungannon, County Tyrone
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25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. Private George Caddoo, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry in the field, is a son of Mr David Caddoo, Tyghan, Greystone, Dungannon. He was a member of the Derrygortreavy Company, Dungannon Battalion, U.V.F., and an office bearer in Kilnacart L.O.L No. 296 (Killyman District).
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25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th January 1918: Dungannon Medalists
25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell Known family: Joseph Frizell (born about 1873), Robert John Frizell, William James Frizell
25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell Glasgow, 19th June 1918. Major Dulcken, Sir, I have the honour to report that I visited Mrs McKay, 823 Govan Road, Govan, as instructed, regarding Private Robert John Frizell. She gave him a good character, stating that at all times trustworthy, sober and attentive to his duties. I also spoke to the said Private Robert John Frizell himself, and he corroborated his previous statement re effects of deceased brother, Joseph Frizell. I am of opinion that his word can be relied on. I have the honour to be sir, your obedient servant, Alw H Varien, Lieutenant Royal engineers, I.W.T.
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25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell 823 Govan Road, Govan. 21st May 1918. Statement regarding the effects of deceased brother Private Joseph Frizell, No 24189, 87th Brigade, Machine Gun Corps. Effects 150/a (1) I saw the will, Robert John Frizell. (2) Yes, Cannot state exactly the date, early January 1917 when my brother was home on leave. This is as near as I can remember. 10 Arundel Street, Belfast. (3) In the event of my death in action, I leave all my personal effects to my youngest brother, William James Frizell. I cannot remember the date. (4) It was not on a separate sheet but written in his pay book, an ordinary pay book stained and was ? (5) William James Frizell was the only person present besides myself. (6) He explained that he was going to have a signature from his company officer. Signed Robert John Frizell.
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25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell Last will and Testament of Private Joseph Frizzell
25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell Private Joseph Frizzell, Machine Gun Corps, a native of Castlecaulfield, died of wounds.
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25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd January 1918:
25/03/2017 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Percy Simpson was a member of the U.V.F. and Cavanaleck (Fivemiletown) L.O.L.
25/03/2017 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh), was killed in action on 7th December. He was wounded at the Somme on 1st July 1916, and previous to the war was a member of the U.V.F. and Cavanaleck (Fivemiletown) L.O.L.
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25/03/2017 L/Sgt Percy Simpson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th January 1918:
25/03/2017 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Percy enlisted in Enniskillen.
25/03/2017 Pte. Joseph Frizzell Joseph Frizzell was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone about 1873. He was a native of Castlecaulfield.
25/03/2017 L/Corp George Caddoo M.M. George Caddoo is also commemorated on the family headstone.
23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan Many thanks to Charles Goan, who has contributed much of this information.
23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan The crisis came next morning, Friday 21st February. One of the organisers had visited the town the previous evening, called a meeting of union members, put the matter before them from the workers point of view, explained the critical nature of the case, and said trhat some foremen were using threats of dismissal in order to influence workmen to leave the union. The remedy, he said, to safeguard themselves and the union was to demand that all the workers in the mill be compelled to join the union – otherwise that they should refuse to work with non-union members. By a vast majority, if not unanimously, the meeting agreed to strike unless all the other mill workers…
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23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan Ordering the Strike
23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan But though the union had been ushered in with a favourable breeze, it was soon noticed that secret forces were operating to divide the workers, so as to break the union. The religious and political bogey was used, and gradually Protestant members of the union handed in their cards, until twenty five were left. It was whispered that the employers did not look upon the union with favour, and also those who remained in the union would be dismissed as soon as others could be found to take their places. Rumour had it too that the Catholic employees would all be dismissed and none employed in future by the firm. Whether there was any foundation for these rumours it is difficult to say; but it is significant that a few days before the crisis came, it was whispered that two Catholic boys (brothers Goan), were to be dismissed on the following Thursday because they were prominent members of the union, and that when Thursday came, these two boys were dismissed, the reason being that their jobs were required for ex-soldiers. The brothers themselves were ex-soldiers, and another brother had been shot in France some months before, so that the reason given for their dismissal was unconvincing, and it was evident there was trouble brewing.
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23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan The Hidden Hand
23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan In January last placards were put up announcing that an organiser of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union was coming to the village to form a branch. After this announcement was made, the workers found that their pay was increased in the mill without any demand being made on their part. On 18th January a branch of the union was actually formed, about 100 workers joining on the first evening. Afterwards others joined, until all, with the exception of about five or six workers, with the foreman, were members of the union. By this time a second increase was given to the union by way of bonus, without demand, and at the same time without demand also, the starting hour was fixed at 8am instead of 6.30. The organiser’s work of showing the benefits of the union was thus made easy. At the 13th hour, over two months after the armistice was signed, the workers got a bonus and increase, totalling in some cases 13s a week, their working hours being reduced at the same time. They did not thank the employers for the better terms then, they thanked the union. The organisers of the union were looked upon as deliverers of the people, and it began to be discussed whether the workers were entitled to a retrospective bonus.
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23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan Transport Union Comes
23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan A strike has been going on in Caledon Woollen Mills, county Tyrone (near the border of Armagh) for nearly three months, writes a correspondent of the Irish News. The mill is connected with the Belfast firm Messrs. Fulton and Co., and before the present trouble arose, employed nearly 200 hands, about half of whom were Catholics, and the other half Protestants. It is necessary to refer to religion in view of the events dealt with below. Before the war the mill was noted for the quality of its tweeds, and during the war it did considerable amount of government work. The workers were peaceful inhabitants of the town, and all parties seemed to get along quietly together, and were happy. The wages paid were not high, though it is difficult to get a correct estimate. Girls in some cases were receiving from 12s to 18s per week, others from 20s to 25s on an average, though in some weeks 30s to 35s were paid, according to the work. Men were receiving from 15s to 25s per week, and in many cases a higher rate. The actual working day was one of ten hours, or including meal hours the day was eleven and half hours. Beginning at 6.30am and ending at 6pm. Worked ceased at noon on Saturdays, so that the hours were much the same as in other mills in Ireland – a 55 hour week.
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23/03/2017 Pte. James Goan From the Derry Journal dated 26th May 1919 - The Story of Caledon – A Plain Statement of Strike Events – and a Betrayal.
23/03/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan Rifleman J Doonan, London Regiment, Dungannon, killed. His father and two brothers are in the Service.
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23/03/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th January 1918:
23/03/2017 Sgt. Richard Bell Private Richard Bell, Canadian Infantry, Terrenew, Castlecaulfield, killed.
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23/03/2017 Sgt. Richard Bell From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th January 1918:
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Private William Kilpatrick, South African Infantry, killed in action on 8th December, was the second son of the late Mr John E Kilpatrick and Mrs Kilpatrick, Dungannon Street, Moy.
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20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th December 1917:
20/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick Private William Kilpatrick, South African Infantry, killed in action on 8th December, was the second son of the late Mr John E Kilpatrick and Mrs Kilpatrick, Dungannon Street, Moy.
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20/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th December 1917:
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson The CWGC record Lance-Corporal Thomas Stevenson as the son of Leonard Stevenson of Corr, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Lance-Corporal Thomas Stevenson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval in France.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Thomas Stevenson enlisted in Dungannon.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson The 1911 census shows the family still living in Killyman, County Tyrone. Thomas Stevenson was twelve years old and still at school.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Known family: Leonard Stevenson, Susan Stevenson, Gertrude Stevenson (born 17th August 1896), Thomas Stevenson (born 9th June 1898), Eleanor Stevenson (born 26th September 1899), Richard Stevenson (born 30th December 1902), John Stevenson (born 10th March 1905), Rachel Stevenson (born 28th February 1907), Matilda Stevenson (born 1st July 1909).
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson The 1901 census records Thomas as two years old. Leonard was a farmer. The family lived at house 28 in Corr, Killyman, County Tyrone.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Thomas was born in Killyman, County Tyrone on 9th June 1898.He was one of eight children, seven surviving.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Thomas Stevenson was the eldest son of Leonard and Susan Stevenson. Leonard Stevenson married Susan Cardwell on 7th June 1895 in the district of Dungannon.
20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Lance Corporal T Stevenson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Corr, Coalisland, killed.
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20/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th December 1917:
20/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh ‘As chaplain to your husband’s battalion, I express my sincere sympathy with you in your terrible loss. I had known Lieutenant Marsh for only two months, but I took to him immediately. He was one of those magnificent fellows whom to know was to like. He died as he had lived – a gentleman and an officer. From all sides I have heard expressions of sorrow at his death. Indeed his place will be hard to fill, he was so full of cheerfulness and good humour, and he made friends wherever he went. His death came about in the following manner:- We were held up by machine gun fire, and it became an absolute necessity to charge the enemy. Lieutenant Marsh jumped from the trench at the head of his men, and dashed onward in the most gallant style. Unfortunately a bullet struck him in the head and killed him instantly. The parting is only for a little while, and then you will be united never to be separated again. In the meantime you can cherish the memory of one counted honour better than life, and who did not flinch when he heard the call of duty. I can in all truthfulness say that I think he was the bravest man I have met since I came to France.’
20/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh Mrs L Marsh, of Ballynahinch, whose husband, Second Lieutenant J Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles, was killed a few weeks ago, has received the following letter from Rev G Wilson:-
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20/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th December 1917: The Late Lieutenant J Marsh
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick 01771
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19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick The CWGC record Private William R KIRPATRICK as the son of John and Mary Kirkpatrick.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick William Kilpatrick is listed on the family headstone in St James Church of Ireland Churchyard in Moy.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick Private William R Kilpatrick is buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, France.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick Private William R. Kilpatrick was serving with the 2nd Regiment of the South African Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 8th December 1917.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick After emigrating to South Africa, William was in charge of the boot establishment of W M Cuthbert in Vereeniging for several years.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 21 in Dungannon Street, Moy, County Tyrone. His mother was still had a boarding house. There is no record of William on the 1911 census, so it may be assumed that he had emigrated by that time.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick William Kilpatrick worked in the boot departments of the Bank Buildings, Belfast and for Mr Andrew Johnston in Banbridge.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick The 1901 census lists William Reid Kilpatrick as age 18, boarding at house 1 in North Gate Street, Athlone Town, County Westmeath. He was employed as an apprentice boot and shoe salesman.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Dungannon Street, Moy, County Tyrone. His mother was a widow. She ran a boarding house.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick GRONI reports the death of a John Kilpatrick on 29th June 1894, aged 54, in the Benburb area. Ref. D/1894/106/1012/7/377
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick Family: John Kilpatrick, Mary Kilpatrick, Elizabeth Kilpatrick (born 8th December 1874, died 7th April 1892), Mary Minnie Kilpatrick (born 29th April 1876), Henry Kilpatrick (born 20th October 1878), Samuel Kilpatrick (born 27th February 1880, died 14th July 1880), Emily Jane Kilpatrick (born 30th April 1881, died in America 25th March 1907), William Reid Kilpatrick (born 8th March 1883), David Kilpatrick (born 15th April 1885, died 11th July 1916), Hilda Kilpatrick (born 3rd December 1886), Annie Kilpatrick (born 2nd January 1889), Samuel Emerson Kilpatrick (born 6th March 1891).
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick William Kilpatrick was born on 8th March 1883 in County Tyrone. He was one of at least ten children.
19/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick William Reid Kilpatrick was the son of John E and Mary Kilpatrick. John Kilpatrick married Mary Reid on 1st January 1874 in Armagh.
18/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick Private William Kilpatrick, South African Infantry, Dungannon Street, Moy, killed.
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18/03/2017 Pte. William Reid Kilpatrick From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th December 1917:
18/03/2017 Pte. Andrew Boyd Private Andrew Boyd, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Union Place, Dungannon, killed in action. He was a member of Dungannon Total Abstinence L.O.L. No. 1229 and of the Dungannon Conservative Flute Band.
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18/03/2017 Pte. Andrew Boyd From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd December 1917:
18/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Lieutenant James Matthew Stronge, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Tynan Abbey, Armagh, Ireland who was killed in France on 16th August, only son of Sir James Stronge, Bart., left personal property of the value of £1045 15s 1d. The testator gives his real estate in the counties of Armagh, Tyrone and Londonderry to the use of his father for life, with remainder to his first and other sons in tail male, charged with the payment of £500 per annum to his wife, and of £10,000 for his younger children. The residue of his property goes to his wife.
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18/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st December 1917: Will of the Late Lieutenant Stronge
18/03/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. Last night’s London Gazette contained a continuation of Sir Douglas Haig’s dispatch submitting names deserving special attention. The following are amongst the officers mentioned in this installment:- Lieutenant Colonel E B Greer, M.C., son of Captain Joseph H Greer, The Grange, Moy, County Tyrone, and Curragh Grange, the Curragh, County Kildare. This gallant officer, a member of an old Ulster family, fell in action in command of a battalion of the Irish Guards on 31st August last. He was a prominent army athlete. His only brother, Lieutenant F St Leger Greer, M.C., Irish Guards, was killed in action in February 1917.
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18/03/2017 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th December 1917: infantry Officers Mentioned – Rewards for Gallantry
17/03/2017 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird Second Lieutenant Archibald T Aird, London Regiment, wounded and missing, is a son of the late Mr A S Aird, Charlemont, Moy, County Tyrone, and of Mrs Aird, Pembroke Road, Dublin. He joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers in the year 1915, and got his commission with six months. His brother, Private G Aird, is in the Royal Irish Regiment.
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17/03/2017 2nd Lt Archibald Thomas Aird From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th December. 1917:
17/03/2017 Pte. Henry Alexander Love Private Harry Love, Australian Imperial Forces, brother of Mr John Love, Belmont, Belfast, killed in action on 5th October. The deceased was born in Clogher Park, County Tyrone.
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17/03/2017 Pte. Henry Alexander Love From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd December 1917:
15/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh At a meeting of the Newmills branch of the East Tyrone Unionist Association held on Wednesday evening (Mr Joseph Elliott, Whitetown, presiding), a resolution was adopted tendering the deep sympathy of the members to Mr Samuel Marsh, Roughan, Coalisland, on the death in action of his younger son, Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles, who had obtained a commission from the ranks.
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15/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th November 1917: Late Lieutenant Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles
15/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action on 23rd November, was a son of Mr Samuel Marsh, Roughan, Coalisland, and was married to a daughter of Mr Charles Lamont, Ballynahinch. Before joining the army three years ago, he was employed at Drumaness Mills, Ballynahinch. He obtained his commission from the ranks, and returned to the front last July.
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15/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th November 1917:
14/03/2017 Pte. John McGuigan Private John McGuigan, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Donnydeade, Dungannon, killed in action in Egypt on the 7th November. Private McGuigan had been in the firing line for the past three years. His brother, Corporal Harry McGuigan, died in hospital in France on the 1st June 1917, while another brother, Peter McGuigan, is serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The deceased is a brother of Mr Thomas McGuigan, 1 Bread Street, Belfast.
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14/03/2017 Pte. John McGuigan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st November 1917:
13/03/2017 Sapper John Connor Knox Sapper John C Knox, Royal Engineers, died in hospital from illness contracted while on active service in France, was the only son of the late Mr Charles Knox, Dungannon, and Mrs Knox, Roxborough, Bangor.
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13/03/2017 Sapper John Connor Knox From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th November 1917:
12/03/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates Private Thomas Gates, Australian Imperial Force, died of wounds, son of Mr John Gates, 19 Brooke Street, Dungannon. Two other sons of Mr Gates are on active service.
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12/03/2017 Pte. Thomas Gates From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th November 1917:
12/03/2017 Pte. Robert Farr Known family: Robert Farr, Annie Farr, Robert Farr (born 19th April 1885), Matilda Farr (born 1st March 1887), Samuel Farr (born 28th March 1889), Mary Farr (born 25th March 1891), George Farr (born 28th February 1893), Annie Elizabeth Farr (born 10th October 1894), Henry Farr (born 21st September 1896), Ellen Farr (born 2nd March 1898).
12/03/2017 Pte. Robert Farr By the time of the 1901 census, the family all had the surname Farr.
12/03/2017 Pte. Robert Farr Robert Farr married his mother Annie Forde on 4th June 1897 in the district of Dungannon.
12/03/2017 Pte. Robert Farr Robert Farr was the son of Robert and Annie Farr. Robert Forde was born in Drumglass on 19th April 1885.
12/03/2017 Pte. George Farr By the time of the 1901 census, the family all had the surname Farr.
12/03/2017 Pte. George Farr Robert Farr married Annie Forde on 4th June 1897 in the district of Dungannon.
12/03/2017 Pte. George Farr Private George Farr has no known grave 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.
12/03/2017 Pte. George Farr Private James Farr, New Zealand Infantry, wounded and gassed on 18th October, is a brother of Miss Ellen Farr, Mulnagore, Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
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12/03/2017 Pte. George Farr From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd November 1917: Private James Farr (brother of George Farr)
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Many thanks to Mark Byers, author of the Fivemiletown War Dead book, for the information and images provided.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little A report appeared in the Scottish Evening Times on 5th October 1917. That report includes a photo of Second Lieutenant H J Little. It reported that Henry hailed from Burnside.
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11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little The CWGC records Second Lieutenant H J Little as the son of John W and H H Little of Cavanaleck, Fivemiletown, County. Tyrone.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Second Lieutenant Henry James Little is commemorated on the Roll of Honour in Fivemiletown Methodist Church.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry Little was a brother of Mrs Rusk of Cavanaleck, Fivemiletown.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Second Lieutenant Henry James Little is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Second Lieutenant Henry James Little was still officially serving with East Kent Regiment, the Buffs, when he was killed in action on 20th September 1917. He was 25 years old.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Second Lieutenant H J Little, was serving with East Kent Regiment, the Buffs. He was attached to the 5th Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry James Little was given a commission on 26th June 1916, and was attached to the 5th Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little On 15th November 1916, Corporal Little arrived with his unit in France.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little He was promoted to corporal.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry Little enlisted with the East Kent Regiment, with the Service No. G-19169.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry lived in Paisley, Scotland and latterly in Charing, Kent, England.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry’s parents moved to live in Cavanaleck, Fivemiletown.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little The 1901 Scottish census records that Henry was living with his family at Armadale Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow. His father, John Little, was a commission agent who was born in Ireland.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Henry James Little was the son of John W and H H Little. Henry was a born in Scotland in 1892.
11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little Second Lieutenant H J Little, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), killed in action, was a brother of Mrs Rusk. Cavanaleck, Fivemiletown.
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11/03/2017 2nd Lt Henry James Little From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th October 1917:
11/03/2017 Capt William Tillie Dickson Lieutenant T C H Dickson, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Dungannon), is gazetted captain while holding an appointment as adjutant.
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11/03/2017 Capt William Tillie Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th October 1917: (brother of William Tillie Dickson)
11/03/2017 Pte. William David Hall Private William David Hall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the eldest son of Mr Thomas Hall, Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, missing since 15th August.
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11/03/2017 Pte. William David Hall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th October 1917:
11/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge ‘Please convey to the secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of the County of Armagh my warmest thanks and the thanks of my wife and daughter in law for their kind expression of sympathy. It is a great comfort to us to know how much my son was respected and loved throughout this county. My brethren are able to realise how great the loss is to us. We are, however, thankful for the useful and honoured life which my son spent among us, and for the fact that the soldier’s death which he met was instantaneous and at the head of the men who loved him. He was leading them in the performance of a dangerous duty with skill and courage, which have been highly praised by the General commanding the Ulster Division, and no sacrifice can be too great in this case.’
11/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge The following letter has been received by the secretary of the County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge from Sir James H Stronge, Bart, D.L., in reply to a resolution of sympathy passed on the occasion of the death of Lieutenant Stronge:-
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11/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd October 1917: The Late Lieutenant Stronge
10/03/2017 Sgt. Edward John Young 01751
10/03/2017 Lieut Hugh Adolphus Hector Warnock 01751
10/03/2017 Corp William Barry Stockdale 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. John Ramsay 01751
10/03/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Richardson J Paisley 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. George Neely 01751
10/03/2017 L/Sgt Joseph P Murphy 01751
10/03/2017 L/Corp Hugh McMullin 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. John McKenna 01751
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10/03/2017 Pte. Daniel McKenna Private D McKenna is buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France.
10/03/2017 Pte. Daniel McKenna Private Daniel McKenna was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 17th October 1918, just a few weeks before the end of the war.
10/03/2017 Pte. Daniel McKenna Daniel McKenna enlisted in London. At the time, he was a resident of Clogher.
10/03/2017 Pte. Daniel McKenna Daniel McKenna was born in Clogher, County Tyrone.
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10/03/2017 Pte. Irvine McDowell 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Irvine McDowell 01751
10/03/2017 Corp John Robert McCombe 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. William McCollum 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Henry Alexander Love 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Thomas Henry Irwin 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. William Fleming 01751
10/03/2017 Corp James Alfred Fleming 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. John James Durneen 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Robert Donaldson 01751
10/03/2017 L/Corp Herbert Bertie Cull 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Edward Corrigan 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. James Breen 01751
10/03/2017 Pte. Daniel Brannigan 01751
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault The CWGC record Lance Corporal Thomas Gault as the son of James and Mary Gault, of Clogher Park, Clogher, County Tyrone
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Lance Corporal Thomas Gault has no known grave and 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.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Lance Corporal Thomas Gault was serving with the 9th 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.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Thomas Gault enlisted in Clogher.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault By 1911, Thomas was a 15 year old labourer. He was one of six surviving children. They were living in Corick, Cloghan, County Tyrone.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Family: James Gault, Mary Jane Gault, Thomas Gault (born 29th February 1896), Samuel Gault (born 20th March 1897), Elizabeth Jane Gault (born 6th December 1899), James Gault (born 26th January 1902), William Gault (born 31st August 1904, died 1st September 1904), Mary Gault (born 16th February 1906), William Gault (born 9th July 1909), Beatrice Gault (born 23rd November 1912).
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault The 1901 census record the family living at Ballycoholan, Cullamore, Tyrone. Thomas was 5 years old. His father was a labourer.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Thomas was born on 29th February 1896 in Clogher. He was one of eight children, seven surviving.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Thomas Gault was the eldest son of James and Mary Gault. Thomas Gault married Mary Hunter on 3rd June 1895 in the district of Dungannon.
10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault Lance Corporal T Gault, son of Mr James Gault, Clogher Park, missing on 1st July 1916, now returned as killed on that date.
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10/03/2017 L/Corp Thomas Gault From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st October 1917:
07/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett Private W J Barrett, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died of wounds, was a son of Mr John Barrett, Aghindarragh, Fivemiletown
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07/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st September 1917:
07/03/2017 L/Corp John Kee Lance Corporal John Kee, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed, was a son of Mr Thomas Kee, farmer, Lisnastrane, Coalisland.
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07/03/2017 L/Corp John Kee From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th September 1917:
07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge The Lord Primate, taking for his text the words ‘Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life’, said in two memorable engagements the men of the Ulster Division had won undying fame, not only for their own province, but for the whole of Ireland. Both at Thiepval and Messines, the men of Ulster helped to carry the flag to victory. It was in the Battle of Messines that their beloved comrade, Lieutenant Stronge, fell wounded unto death, after bringing up through shot and shell, the supplies of water food and munitions that the men so sorely needed. He (his Grace) had read the testimony of officers and men alike to Lieutenant Stronge’s patience, resourcefulness, and courage. One who had the right to speak of the deceased officer said he never set his men a task which he would not willingly perform himself. Thank God for the record of such a life! And with Lieutenant Stronge’s name they linked all those Ulstermen who had taught them the story of sacrifice, of service duty and honour – more especially the men whose names were registered on the roll of honour of that parish. At the close of the service, the Last Post was sounded by buglers belonging to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge A service in memory of the late Lieutenant James M Stronge and of others who have fallen in the war was held in Tynan Parish Church on Sunday, when the sermon was preached by the Lord Primate (Most Rev Dr Crozier). Amongst those present were Sir James and Lady Stronge; Mrs J M Stronge, the Misses Stronge, the Earl and Countess of Caledon, the Honourable Mrs Alexander, Colonel Alexander, the Misses McClintock, the Archdeacon of Armagh, Mr and Mrs H B Armstrong, Mr H C Irwin, Mrs J C Boyle, Mr A Nelson, J.P. The Royal Irish Fusiliers were represented by Lieutenant Colonel W C Fitzgerald and Captain McIlwaine; and there were also present a number of members of the Orange Order, who marched in procession to the church. The officiating clergy were the Revs Canon Tichborne, N St G Sides, and W H Fitzmaurice.
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07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th September 1917: Memorial Service in Tynan
07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Major J N Blackwood-Price, D.L., as Grand Master of the Orangemen of County Down, sent on their behalf a letter of sympathy to Sir James Stronge, Bart, D.L., Grandmaster of Ireland, on the death of his son, who was killed in action during recent fighting, and he has receiv3ed an acknowledgement conveying to them the thanks of Sir James.
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07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 4th September 1917: The Late Lieutenant J M Stronge
07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge An appropriate reference was made by the magistrates at Tynan petty sessions on Saturday to the death in action of Lieutenant J M Stronge, only son of Sir James H Stronge, Bart., Chairman of the Court. The following resolution was passed:-‘Resolved that we desire to express to sir James Stronge, our chairman, our very deep and sincere sympathy with him in his great bereavement in the loss of his gallant son, and that we, as a mark of respect, do adjourn this court, without transacting any but the most urgent business.’ District Inspector Conran, on behalf of the constabulary; Mr Anderson, on behalf of the legal profession; and Mr Costigan, clerk of petty sessions, associated themselves with the resolution.
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07/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st September 1917: The Late Lieutenant J M Stronge
06/03/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones Private James A Jones, Canadian Infantry, Moy, killed in action.
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06/03/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st September 1917:
05/03/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown On Sunday afternoon a memorial service in connection with the death in action of Second Lieutenant Laurence C Brown, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr Robert Brown, Donaghmore, was held in Castlecaulfield Presbyterian Church, when there was a crowded congregation. The service was participated in by Revs Robert McClean (pastor local) and John R Sides, M.A., rector of the parish. Captain Rev W J McConnell, B.A., Markethill, in the course of an eloquent address, referred to the death of Lieutenant Brown and also to that of Captain V A Acheson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, a member of the congregation.
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05/03/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th August 1917: Service at Castlecaulfield
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Walker 01742
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05/03/2017 Pte. William John Walker William was employed at Fivemiletown Railway Station for a time.
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Walker Private Willie Walker, Canadians, killed, was formerly employed at Fivemiletown Railway Station. His mother resides in Fivemiletown.
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05/03/2017 Pte. William John Walker From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1917:
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05/03/2017 Pte. William Jordan Private Willie Jordan, killed, was a brother of Miss Jordan, of Fivemiletown
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05/03/2017 Pte. William Jordan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1917:
05/03/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mr John Irvine, of Beigh, Fivemiletown. He was wounded on 7th June last.
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05/03/2017 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1917: The Military Medal
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett The CWGC record Private William John Barrett as the son of John and Elizabeth Barrett of Aghindarragh, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett Private William John Barrett is buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett Last Will and Testament of Private William John Barrett dated 22nd July 1916
05/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett Private John Barrett, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed, was a son of Mr John Barrett, Augentaine, Fivemiletown.
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05/03/2017 Pte. William John Barrett From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1917:
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge At a meeting of the Armagh Poor-law Guardians yesterday, Mr W J Todd moved that the Board pass a vote of sympathy with the friends and relatives of the soldiers who have been recently killed or wounded. Mr John Corkey seconded. The chairman (Mr James Wilkins) thought they should specially sympathise with Sir James Stronge, a former chairman of the Board, whose son, Lieutenant J M Stronge, had, he said, died while fighting like a gallant soldier. The resolution was passed in silence.
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05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th August 1917: Armagh Guardians Sympathy
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Lieutenant James Stronge's only connection with Dungannon district is that he is listed on the Tyrone Masonic Lodge Roll of Honour, in Caledon.
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Mr James Reade, secretary of the Belfast County Grand Lodge of the Orange Institution, has sent the following telegram of condolence to Sir James Stronge:- ‘Sir James Stronge, Bart., D.L., Tynan Abbey, Deeply grieved death your gallant son in action. Express behalf Orangemen of Belfast sincere sympathy in your sorrow – Reade, Grand Secretary.’
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge ‘The whole of Ulster is one today in deep and heartfelt sympathy with Sir James and Lady Stronge and the members of their family, and especially with the young bride, in the overwhelming sorrow which has fallen upon them through the death in action of Lieutenant James Stronge. I have known him for some years, and have seldom or ever met a more gallant, devoted, and thoroughly Christian young Irishman. Greatly beloved at home, and respected by all who knew him, we naturally look forward to a long and useful life amongst us. In France I saw him many times during my visit to the front, with his father Sir James Stronge; and it was easy to see how gallantly he was playing his part in this great world conflict. He is now numbered amongst those gallant sons of Ulster who ‘loved not their lives unto the death’. His life and character and conduct will be long remembered by us all, and will prove an inspiration to us and our children to try and do our duty better in that state of life into which it has pleased God to call us.’
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Lieutenant James Matthew Stronge, Royal Irish Fusiliers, only son of Sir James H Stronge, Bart., D.L., Tynan Abbey, County Armagh, Imperial Grand Master of the Loyal Orange Institution, was killed in action on 16th August, aged 26 years. The pathos of the bereavement is accentuated by the fact that this gallant officer was married so recently as 10th July last to Winifred, fourth daughter of Lieutenant Colonel H G S Alexander, of Carrickmore House, County Tyrone, the ceremony being performed by the Lord Primate of All Ireland (Most Rev. Dr Crozier) at St Columbkill’s Church, Carrickmore. Lieutenant Stronge was a member of the despatch Riding Corps of the Ulster Volunteer Force, and a Deputy Grand Master if the Loyal Orange Institution of Ireland. He obtained his commission in a battalion of the Faugh-a-Ballaghs raised in his native county on the formation of the Ulster Division., and took part in the opening of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916, and the victorious advance on the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge on 7th June last. The Lord Primate has written the following appreciation of the young officer:-
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05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917: Royal Irish Fusiliers
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge ‘Many thanks to you and the Lurgan District for their sympathy. I believe that some of the Lurgan brethren must have known my son, and I dare say that some Lurgan Orangemen served with him and may have been with him when he died instantaneously among his own transport men of the R.I.F. He would have done anything for them. They knew it, and were ready to do anything for him. I heard that from Colonel Blacker when in France in January 1916. I shall miss his very capable help in many ways during the rest of my life. But, thank God, none of us, not even his dear wife, grudge him to the cause in which he fell. We try to take it in the spirit which my son himself would wish.’
05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Writing to Mr George Lunn, D.D.M., of Lurgan Orange District, acknowledging a telegraph of sympathy on the death of his only son, Sir James Stronge, Bart., D.L., Tynan Abbey, says:-
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05/03/2017 Lieut James Matthew Stronge From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th August 1917: The Late Lieutenant J M Stronge
04/03/2017 Pte. Edward Haliday Exshaw Private Edward H Exshaw, Canadians, died of wounds, was the third son of Mr T C Exshaw, Killygoan, Monaghan.
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04/03/2017 Pte. Edward Haliday Exshaw From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th August 1917:
04/03/2017 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth Second Lieutenant Gordon Dill L Smyth, Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action on the 16th August, was a son of the late Rev James Smyth, B.A., Crossgar, County Down and Mrs Smyth, University Street, Belfast. He received his early education at the Royal School Dungannon; Foyle College, Londonderry; and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, and was a second year medical student in Queens University when he obtained his commission in January 1916. He went to France in June 1916.
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04/03/2017 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th August 1917:
04/03/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington Private Richard Heatherington, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Killyman Street, Moy, wounded.
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04/03/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th August 1917: Richard Hetherington (brother of James Hetherington)
04/03/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown Second Lieutenant Laurence C Brown, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action, was the eldest son of Mr Robert Brown, Donaghmore, and a grandson of Sir William Crawford, J.P., Mount Randal, Belfast. The deceased was educated at the Royal School, Dungannon, and was in business in the States before the outbreak of war. He came home and joined the Ulster Division R.A.M.C., from which he obtained a commission in the Inniskillings in November 1916. His younger brother, Oliver Brown, was wounded last year. One of the Ulster Division chaplains, writing to Mr Robert Brown, said that the deceased officer was respected by all the officers and men of his regiment. He met his death at the hands of an enemy sniper while gallantly leading his men, and after a word of encouragement and a smile, he passed into the great beyond.
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04/03/2017 2nd Lt Laurence Crawford Brown From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th August 1917:
04/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Sergeant Herbert Curry Johnston, Royal Irish Fusiliers, youngest son of Mr David Johnston, J.P., Grace Hall, Lurgan, is missing. An elder brother, Lieutenant John Ernest Johnston, South Staffordshire Regiment, has been killed, and another brother, Corporal David P Johnston, is serving with the Royal Engineers.
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04/03/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917:
03/03/2017 Corp Herbert Curry Johnston Sergeant Herbert Curry Johnston, Royal Irish Fusiliers, youngest son of Mr David Johnston, J.P., Grace Hall, Lurgan, is missing. An elder brother, Lieutenant John Ernest Johnston, South Staffordshire Regiment, has been killed, and another brother, Corporal David P Johnston, is serving with the Royal Engineers.
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03/03/2017 Corp Herbert Curry Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1917:
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James Andrew Reynolds died of at the family home in Belfast on 2nd March 1916, aged 20. James is reported to have died of Bright’s Disease which is related to the kidneys. The GRONI Reference for his death certificate is D/1916/52/1007/76/329.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds As a consequence he was invalided out of service.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds 2nd Lieutenant James Andrew Reynolds contracted a chill while in England.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds 2nd Lieutenant Reynolds James accompanied the 7th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers to England towards the end of 1915.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James Reynolds obtained his commission early in 1915, and underwent his training in Tipperary.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James was educated at Bedford Grammar School, which is north of Luton in England. 2,350 members of the school served in the Great War, which would imply the school had a military background.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds The death took place on Thursday of Mr James A Reynolds, late Second Lieutenant in the 7th Irish Fusiliers. the deceased, who was only twenty years of age, was the younger son of Mr T W Reynolds, 101 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, and Dungannon, and was educated at Bedford Grammar School. He obtained his commission early last year, and underwent his training at Tipperary. He accompanied his battalion to England towards the end of last year, and contracted a chill, in consequence of which he was invalided out of service. He had been confined to bed for some weeks. The funeral was private.
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03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds From the Tyrone Courier dated 3rd March 1916:
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds Thanks to both Nigel Henderson and Kenny Farquhar who have provided invaluable help in compiling this information.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds 2nd Lieutenant James Andrew Reynolds is commemorated on the War Memorial in Dungannon.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds 2nd Lieutenant James Andrew Reynolds is buried in Drumcoo Cemetery in Dungannon in the family plot. He does not have a CWGC headstone.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds 2nd Lieutenant James Andrew Reynolds is not listed on the CWGC because he did not fit the qualifying criteria - the main one being that the casualty was still in military service at the time of their death.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James and his elder brother William are not listed as living with the family in the census.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds By the time of the 1911 census, Thomas Reynolds and his children had been reunited and were living at house 1 in Eglantine Avenue, Windsor Ward, Belfast. His father was described as a Wholesale Drugs General Merchant. Ellen Sharpe and her sister (presumably) were also living with the family.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds However, the 1901 census lists James as age 5, living with his aunt Ellen Sharpe and his three siblings at house 36 in North Street, Ballycastle, County Antrim.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds The 1901 census does not list James as living with his father in Scotch Street, Dungannon.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds Family: Thomas William Reynolds, Marcella Elizabeth Reynolds, Mary Kathleen Reynolds (born 2nd December 1888), William Reynolds (born 20th April 1892), Marcella Reynolds (born 11th March 1894), James Andrew Reynolds (born 31st January 1896).
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James Reynolds was born in Scotch Street in Dungannon on 31st January 1896. Tragically, his mother died just two weeks after he was born on 12th February, aged 34.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds The family lived in Scotch Street, Dungannon, from where Thomas ran the family business. Thomas had a chemist and grocer shop.
03/03/2017 2nd Lt James Andrew Reynolds James Andrew Reynolds was the son of Thomas William and Marcella Elizabeth Reynolds. Thomas Reynolds married Marcella Sharpe on 17th May 1887 in the district of Moyle.
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