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26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Andrew Wigton was the son of Abraham and Ann Wigton. Abraham Wigton married Anne Mills on 2nd January 1885 in the district of Dungannon.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Andrew Wigton was born on 28th May 1886 in Tamnamore, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Known family: Abraham Wigton, Ann Wigton, Andrew Wigton (born 28th May 1886), Mary Wigton (born 12th July 1888).
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. There is no mention of any of the family in the 1901 census and GRONI does not mention any relevant ‘Wigton’ deaths, so it may be assumed that the family had moved to Scotland by 1901.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Sergeant Andrew Wigton was awarded the Military Medal.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Sergeant Andrew Wigton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 16 September 1917.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. The Scottish Evening Times dated 9th October 1917 has a report and a photo of Sergeant Wigton on page 6.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. The Glasgow Roll of Honour states that Sergeant Andrew Wigton was living at 36 Tollcross Road, Glasgow.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. Sergeant Andrew Wigton is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium.
26/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Wigton M.M. The CWGC state that Sergeant A Wigton was born in Tamnamore, County Tyrone.
26/04/2017 Pte. Frederick Wigton Frederick Wigton was the eldest son of William and Margaret Wigton. William Wigton married ‘Harriet’ Powell on 25th January 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
26/04/2017 Pte. Frederick Wigton Frederick was born on 18th May 1885 at Cavan Hill, Killyman, Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of six children.
26/04/2017 Pte. Frederick Wigton The 1901 census records Frederick as 16 years old. He was working as an agricultural labourer, like his father. The family were living in Cavan, Bernagh, Killyman, County Tyrone.
26/04/2017 Pte. Frederick Wigton Family: William Wigton, Margaret ‘Harriet’ Wigton, Frederick Wigton (born 18th May 1885), Sarah Wigton (born 3rd June 1887), Ellen Wigton (born 14th October 1889), William Wigton (born 18th January 1893), Robert Wigton (born 8th August 1895), Andrew Wigton (born 16th April 1900).
26/04/2017 Pte. Frederick Wigton The 1911 census lists Frederick as working as an agricultural labourer, like his father. The family were still living in Cavan, Bernagh, Killyman, County Tyrone
26/04/2017 Pte. Robert Wigton Robert Wigton was the second youngest son of William and Margaret Wigton. William Wigton married ‘Harriet’ Powell on 25th January 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
26/04/2017 Pte. Robert Wigton Robert was born on 8th August 1895 at Cavan Hill, Killyman, Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of six children.
26/04/2017 Pte. Robert Wigton The 1901 census records Robert as a 5 years old scholar. The family were living in Cavan, Bernagh, Killyman, County Tyrone.
26/04/2017 Pte. Robert Wigton Family: William Wigton, Margaret ‘Harriet’ Wigton, Frederick Wigton (born 18th May 1885), Sarah Wigton (born 3rd June 1887), Ellen Wigton (born 14th October 1889), William Wigton (born 18th January 1893), Robert Wigton (born 8th August 1895), Andrew Wigton (born 16th April 1900).
26/04/2017 Pte. Robert Wigton 01896
23/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Boyd 01894
23/04/2017 Pte. Andrew Boyd The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
23/04/2017 Pte. William Roberts Private William Roberts has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval.
23/04/2017 Pte. William Roberts 01895
23/04/2017 Pte. William Roberts The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
23/04/2017 Pte. William Roberts The CWGC record Private William Roberts as the son of Mrs Sarah Jane Roberts, of Drumbern, Derrygorry, Emyvale, County Monaghan
17/04/2017 Pte. George McCauley The CWGC record Private G McCauley as the son of Samuel and Mary McCauley of 152 Sugarfield Street, Shankhill Road, Belfast. He is recorded as being born in Dungannon, County Tyrone.
17/04/2017 Pte. John Reid 01885
17/04/2017 Pte. John Reid The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Reid died on 25th July 1915 of traumatic meningeal haemorrhage at No 2 General Hospital, Le Harve.
17/04/2017 L/Corp George Roberts 01886
17/04/2017 L/Corp George Roberts The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Lance Corporal Roberts was killed in action on 10th April 1917. His unit were involved in an attack north west of Vimy at the time.
17/04/2017 L/Corp George Roberts 01888
17/04/2017 L/Corp George Roberts Lance Corporal George Roberts at is buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
17/04/2017 L/Corp George Roberts The CWGC record Lance Corporal G Roberts as the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Roberts of Drumbirn, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
17/04/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Scott The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Scott was killed in action on 15th September 1916. During military operations, he was hit in the stomach by a bullet and died soon after reaching a dressing station. His unit were involved in an attack in the vicinity of Courcelette at the time.
17/04/2017 Pte. Robert Henry Scott 01889
17/04/2017 Pte. Richard Shea The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Shea was killed in action on 2nd October 1918. He was killed instantly by an enemy shell while moving up to a forward position near Tilloy.
17/04/2017 Pte. Richard Shea 01890
17/04/2017 Pte. James Welsh 01891
17/04/2017 Pte. James Welsh The CWGC record James as the son of James and Emily Welsh (nee Millar), of Annagarvey, Augher, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
17/04/2017 Pte. James Welsh Private James Welsh is buried in grave 3.A.18 at Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, France.
17/04/2017 Pte. Patrick George Coleman 01892
17/04/2017 Pte. George McCauley 01893
17/04/2017 Pte. George McCauley Private George McCauley is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Hogarth Johnston The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Johnston was killed in action on 23rd March 1915. His unit was involved in an attack in the vicinity of St Julien at the time.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Hogarth Johnston 01872
16/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Johnston The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Johnston died of wounds and pneumonia at No.6 Casualty Clearing Station on 13th April 1917.
16/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Johnston 01873
16/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Johnston The CWGC record Private Thomas John Johnston as the son of Fleming Wilson Johnston and Mary Johnston, of Camowen, County Tyrone, Ireland.
16/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Johnston Private Thomas Johnston is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Johnston was killed in action on 16th August 1917. While taking part with his battalion in an attack on Loos, Hill 70, on that evening, he was shot through the head and instantly killed.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones 01874
16/04/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones Private Jones has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Robert Jones The CWGC record Private James Robert Jones as the son of William and Annie M Jones of The Square, Moy, County Tyrone, Ireland.
16/04/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Lawson died of wounds on 4th October 1916. He died at No 18 General Hospital, Camiers due to a gunshot wound and a compound fracture to the femur.
16/04/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson 01875
16/04/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Toronto Star dated 11th October 1916:
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16/04/2017 Pte. Robert George Lawson Private G R Lawson, who was reported wounded on the lists on 5th October, has died of his wounds. He enlisted a year ago in Toronto with the 75th Battalion and went to France in June last. The casualty list gives his next of kin in Ireland.
16/04/2017 Corp James Lucas M.M. 01877
16/04/2017 Corp James Lucas M.M. The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Corporal Lucas M.M. died of wounds on 9th April 1918 at No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, France.
16/04/2017 Corp James Lucas M.M. Corporal J Lucas M.M. is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.
16/04/2017 L/Corp William MacLurg 01878
16/04/2017 L/Corp William MacLurg The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Lance Corporal MacLurg was killed in action on 15th September 1916. About 6pm that day, during the attack on Courcelette, he was hit on the head and instantly killed by an enemy rifle bullet.
16/04/2017 L/Corp William MacLurg 01879
16/04/2017 Pte. William McCollum 01880
16/04/2017 Pte. William McCollum The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private McCollum was killed in action on 19th February 1918. His unit were in trenches south west of Lens at the time.
16/04/2017 Pte. William McCollum Private W McCollum is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Albain St. Nazaire, France.
16/04/2017 Pte. William McCollum The CWGC record Private W McCollum as the son of James and Martha McCollum of Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland.
16/04/2017 Corp John Robert McCombe 01881
16/04/2017 Corp John Robert McCombe The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Corporal McCombe was killed in action on 15th September 1916. He had initially been reported missing. His unit were involved in an attack south of Courcelette at the time.
16/04/2017 Pte. James Millar 01882
16/04/2017 Pte. James Millar The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Millar was killed in action on or since 3rd May 1917. He had initially been reported missing. His unit were involved in an attack north of Fresnoy at the time.
16/04/2017 Corp Ernest Oliver 01883
16/04/2017 Corp Ernest Oliver The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Corporal Oliver was killed in action on 13th June 1916. His unit were involved in an attack on Sanctuary Wood at the time.
16/04/2017 Pte. John Ramsay 01884
16/04/2017 Pte. John Ramsay The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Corporal Oliver was killed in action on 13th June 1916. He had previously been reported missing. His unit were involved in an attack on Hill 70 at Loos at the time.
14/04/2017 Pte. James M Arthurs Private James W Arthurs was killed in action near St Julien on 26th April 1915. Aged 38.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass Private William Patrick Glass was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry, the Central Ontario Regiment, when he was killed in action on 8th July 1916.
14/04/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington Private James Watson Hetherington was with the 7th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) when he was killed in action on 3rd June 1916, age 32.
14/04/2017 Pte. Vivan H C Abbott The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Abbot was reported wounded and missing, but for official purposes, he was presumed to have died on or since 21st August 1917. On the night of his death, the battalion were involved in severe fighting in the Lens sector, the approximate area of operations recorded as N-13-b and N-14-a Sht.36c. S.W.
14/04/2017 Pte. Vivan H C Abbott 01846
14/04/2017 Pte. William Archer The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Archer was killed in action at Lens on 24th March 1918.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Archer 01847
14/04/2017 Pte. James M Arthurs The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Arthurs was reported missing, but for official purposes, he was presumed to have died on or since 26th April 1915. His unit was in the vicinity of St Julien at the time of his death.
14/04/2017 Pte. James M Arthurs 01848
14/04/2017 Pte. David Clements Bates The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Bates was killed in action on 14th September 1917. Private Bates, while on a working party, was almost instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell.
14/04/2017 Pte. David Clements Bates 01849
14/04/2017 Sgt. Richard Bell The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Sergeant Bell was killed in action on 30th October 1917 at Passchendaele.
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14/04/2017 Capt William Henry David Bennett The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Bennett was killed in action on 15th August 1917 at Lens.
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14/04/2017 Capt William Henry David Bennett Captain William Henry David Bennett is buried in Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
14/04/2017 Capt William Henry David Bennett 01852
14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Bradley was killed in action early in the morning of 9th April 1817 during the attack of Vimy Ridge.
14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley 01853
14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley The CWGC record Francis as the son of William and Jane Bradley, of Corr and Dunavally, Moy, Co Tyrone, Ireland.
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14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley 01855
14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley From an unknown Canada newspaper:
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14/04/2017 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley Private F C Bradley is another local man to have made the supreme sacrifice. He resided in Calgary for several years, and had also lived at Vancouver before donning the King’s uniform. He was a member of a gallant and patriotic family who had five sons serving the Empire. One of them, Fred, lost his life in a submarine in November last. Private Albert, the returned veteran, was badly gassed and wounded in the second battle of Ypres. Rowland and Harry are in imperial regiments, the latter being only a boy of sixteen. The late Private Francis was in the trenches for quite eighteen months and was wounded in the great Courcelette fight. He could only have returned to the firing line but a short time, when he was killed. The parents reside at Armagh, Ireland, but a sister, Anna Bradley, who is in the Remington Company here, lives at the Nelson apartments.
14/04/2017 Pte. Robert Thomas Campbell The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Campbell died of wounds on 27th October 1917 at No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He had received shrapnel wounds to the arms and left thigh.
14/04/2017 Pte. Robert Thomas Campbell 01857
14/04/2017 Pte. Robert Thomas Campbell Private Robert Thomas Campbell is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery.
14/04/2017 L/Corp Samuel Campbell 01858
14/04/2017 L/Corp Samuel Campbell 01859
14/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Cardwell The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Cardwell was killed in action on 4th February 1917. His unit was in the vicinity of Carency, between Villers-au-Bois and Souchez in Pas de Calais.
14/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Cardwell 01860
14/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Cardwell Private Joseph Cardwell is buried in Villers Station Cemetery in Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France.
14/04/2017 Pte. Patrick George Coleman The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Coleman died of injuries received in an accident on 5th August 1916. Private Coleman was proceeding on a works train to Vlamertinghe when a collision occurred at Brandhoek Crossing between the train and a motor lorry. He was severely injured, receiving fractured thighs and compound fractures to both legs. After receiving immediate attention at the 88th Field Ambulance, he was taken to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station where he died the same day.
14/04/2017 Pte. Patrick George Coleman 01861
14/04/2017 Pte. Benjamin Conlon The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Conlon was killed in action on 22nd September 1916.. His unit was in the vicinity of Courcelette, east of Thiepval in France.
14/04/2017 Pte. Benjamin Conlon 01862
14/04/2017 Pte. Benjamin Conlon Private Benjamin Conlon has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
14/04/2017 Pte. Benjamin Conlon 01863
14/04/2017 Pte. Walter Curry The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Curry was killed in action on 10th November 1918. About 11am on 10th November 1918, Private Curry went forward to bandage a wounded man. He was later found by his company, lying dead with a machine gun bullet in his side.
14/04/2017 Pte. Walter Curry 01864
14/04/2017 Pte. Edward Haliday Exshaw The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Exshaw died of wounds on 16th August 1917. He received a gunshot wound to the back and died at No 7 Casualty Clearing Station.
14/04/2017 Pte. Edward Haliday Exshaw 01865
14/04/2017 Pte. Mervyn Ross Givan The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Givan was killed in action on 25th May 1915. He was killed on the morning of the 25th, whilst taking part with his troop in an attack on Festubert.
14/04/2017 Pte. Mervyn Ross Givan 01866
14/04/2017 Pte. Mervyn Ross Givan 01867
14/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Edward Gordon 01868
14/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Edward Gordon The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Gordon was killed in action on 5th April 1918. His unit was in the vicinity of Arras on that day.
14/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Edward Gordon From the Belfast Telegraph dated Tuesday 25 February 1919: Belfast Family’s Heavy Loss
14/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Edward Gordon Private Thomas Edward Gordon is buried in the Duisans British Cemetery in Etrun, France.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Glass was killed in action on 5th April 1918. His unit was in tranches near Mount Sorrel on that day.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass 01869
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass Private William Patrick Glass has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass The CWGC record Private William Patrick Glass as the son of Elizabeth Glass of 112, South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England. He is also recorded as the son of the late Hugh Glass. He is described as native of Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland.
14/04/2017 Pte. William Patrick Glass Known family: Hugh Glass, Elizabeth Glass, Fanny Glass (born about 1882), William Patrick Glass (born 5th July 1885).
14/04/2017 Pte. George Hadden The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Hadden died of wounds on 27th June 1916. While taking part in operations near Ypres, Private Hadden received numerous shrapnel wounds in the arms and legs. His wounds were dressed at No 1 Canadian Field Ambulance. He was then evacuated, but succumbed before reaching No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
14/04/2017 Pte. George Hadden 01870
14/04/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Hetherington was killed in action on 3rd June 1916. His unit was involved in an attack in the vicinity of Mount Sorrel at the time.
14/04/2017 Pte. James Watson Hetherington 01871
12/04/2017 Q/Master George Herbert McAllan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th December 1918: Death of an International Rugby Player
12/04/2017 Q/Master George Herbert McAllan 01845
12/04/2017 Q/Master George Herbert McAllan Lieutenant and Quartermaster George Herbert McAllan, South African Forces, died on 4th December at Roberts Height, Pretoria. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Alexander McAllan, of the Monaghan branch of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, and of Mrs McAllan, Castledawson, County Down. Lieutenant McAllan was educated Collegiate School Monaghan, and Royal School Dungannon, and afterwards entered the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank in London. He left to join the forces for the South African campaign, and afterwards settled in Johannesburg. In 1915 he joined the South African Flying Corps, with which he came to England in 1916, but was ordered back to the campaign in German East and West Africa, having only had a flying visit to his home on sick leave. Lieutenant McAllan was a noted rugby football player, having played full back for Ireland in 1896 while still a schoolboy at Dungannon.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Thomas John Allen Hunter was the second son of William and Margaret J. Hunter. William Hunter married Margaret Allen on 30th April 1895 in the district of Cookstown.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Thomas John Allen Hunter was born on 2nd May 1898 in Newmills, County Tyrone. The number of the children cannot be ascertained but there was at least seven.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter The 1901 census records Allan as 2 years old. The family was living Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone. Thomas’ father was a farmer.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Known family: William Hunter, Margaret J Hunter, Samuel J Hunter (born 17th April 1896), Jane Hunter (born about 1888), Thomas John Allen Hunter (born 2nd May 1898), Earnest Erwin Hunter (born 26th July 1900), Harry Robert Hunter (born 26th September 1902), Austin E Hunter (born 7th September 1907), Harold S Hunter (born 17th April 1910), Wilhelmina Hunter (born 17th April 1910), Norman Hunter (born 4th August 1912).
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter By 1911, Thomas J was a 12 year old. His occupation was given as “farmer’s son”. The family was still living Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Thomas Hunter enlisted in Dungannon.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Lance Corporal Thomas Allen Hunter was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Thursday 16th August 1917, age 19.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Lance Corporal Thomas John Allen Hunter has not known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Allen’s older brother, Samuel J Hunter, also served. Sergeant Samuel Hunter served with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was awarded the Military Medal in 1918. Sam Hunter survived the war.
11/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter The CWGC record Lance Corporal Thomas John Allen Hunter as the son of William and Margaret J Hunter of Drumkee, Coalisland, County Tyrone.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd November 1918:
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11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Lance Corporal Joseph Coulter, M.M., son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Coulter, Mullaghfad, Fivemiletown, killed in action.
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11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal Joseph Coulter dated 25th May 1918:
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11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. In the event of my death, I assign all pay to me to my mother, Elizabeth Anne Coulter, Mullaghfad, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Ireland. Signed J Coulter, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Reg No 41430.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. In his will, Joseph left all to his mother, Elizabeth Anne Coulter, who was living at Mullaghfad, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Private Joseph Coulter M.M. is buried at Dadizeele New British Cemetery, sixteen kilometres east of Ypres in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. The CWGC record Private Joseph Coulter M.M. as the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Coulter of Mullaghfad, Cooneen, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Joseph Coulter was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Anne Coulter. Thomas Coulter married Eliza Robinson on 12th June 1879 in the district of Fermanagh.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Joseph was born in the Brookeborough area of County Fermanagh on 8th December 1893. The family lived in Mullaghfad, Cooneen, midway between Brookeborough and Fivemiletown.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Family: Thomas Coulter, Eliza Anne Coulter, William Coulter (born 13th December 1880), Sarah Coulter (born 30th April 1882), Annie Coulter (born 25th November 1883), Rebecca Jane Coulter (born 8th May 1885) , Samuel Coulter (born 27th July 1886), Robert James Coulter (born 8th February 1888), Joseph Coulter (born 8th December 1893), William Thomas (born 25th September 1897), John Alfred Coulter (born 13th January 1900), Charles Coulter (born 11th May 1906).
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. The 1901 census records Joseph as 7 years old. Joseph and his family were living at Mullaghfad, Fermanagh. Thomas Coulter was a farmer.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. The 1911 census records Joseph as 17 years old. He was working on his father’s farm. He was living with the family at Mullaghfad.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Joseph Coulter enlisted in Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Private Joseph Coulter served with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron), Service No. 150, for a time.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Coulter M.M. Joseph also served with the 2nd Regiment of the North Irish Horse before joining the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
11/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Gallagher 01844
11/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Gallagher Private Thomas Gallagher is buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, sixteen kilometres east of Ypres in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
10/04/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st November 1918:
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10/04/2017 Capt Alan Grey Porter M.C. Captain Alan Grey Porter, M.C., Royal Irish Fusiliers, who died on 30th October, of wounds received in action, was the eldest son of Mr Thomas Porter, J.P., Clogher Park, County Tyrone. He obtained his commission in 1914, and took part in the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula, in the Balkans, Palestine and France.
10/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter From the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th November 1918:
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10/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas John Allan Hunter Sergeant Samuel J Hunter, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been awarded the Military Medal, is a son of Mr William Hunter, Drumkee, Killyman, Dungannon, and prior to enlisting he was engaged in the linen finishing works of Messrs. Stevenson & Son Limited, Dungannon. His brother, Corporal A Hunter, of the same battalion, was killed in action at Ypres in August 1917.
10/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Gallagher From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st November 1918:
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10/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Gallagher Private Thomas Gallagher, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Henry Street, Dungannon, killed on 14th October.
09/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross News reached Dungannon of the death in action of Private Thomas John Cross, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, brother of Mr R W Cross, Market Square. This young soldier who was a native of Dungannon, had served his apprenticeship with Messrs R Richardson Limited, Church Street, and prior to the outbreak of war had been in business in Moy. Promptly volunteering, he had joined the same Company of the Fusiliers as his twin brother Private Samuel W Cross (now in hospital in England) and both had ‘gone over the top’ side by side on the ever memorable 1st July 1916 when both were wounded. He had been W.M. of Dungannon Total Abstinence L.O.L. 1229 and a member of Dungannon Royal Black Preceptory No 523 and formerly connected with Moy Company U.V.F. His commanding officer Colonel R E Knox, in writing to Miss Cross expressing the sincere sympathy of all ranks in the Battalion said that no better or braver lad had served under him. In Dungannon Parish Church on Sunday evening Rev Canon T J McEndoo M.A. referred in feeling terms to the deceased soldier’s love of his home and said he had been informed that Private Cross on the eve of all the battles in which he had taken part had made it his duty to spend the night in prayer.
09/04/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd October 1918: Fallen Chaplain’s Fine Example
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09/04/2017 Chaplain John Edmund Malone Watson M.C. It is officially announced that his Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Military Cross to the undermentioned officers in recognition for their gallantry and devotion to duty:- Rev J E M Watson, Chaplain to the Forces, eldest son of Rev John Watson (rector of Charlemont), and a former curate of St James’s Church, Belfast:- ‘During six days fighting this chaplain was in line with the battalion and in close touch with the men, being indefatigable in his attention to the wounded. His fine example and cheerfulness under very trying circumstances greatly encouraged the wounded.’ Mr Watson died of wounds on 10th April last.
09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Neville From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th October 1918:
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09/04/2017 Pte. Robert Neville Private Robert Neville, Canadian Infantry, who died on 1st October from gunshot wounds in the neck received in action, was the youngest son of Mr James Neville, Moygashel, Dungannon, and was educated at Dungannon Royal School.
09/04/2017 Pte. Richard Shea From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th October 1918:
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09/04/2017 Pte. Richard Shea Private Richard Shea, Machine Gun Corps, Canadians, who was killed in action on the 1st October 1918, was a nephew of Mrs Sloan, Union Place, Dungannon.
09/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th October 1918:
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09/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross Private Thomas J Cross, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action, was a brother of Mr R W Cross, Market Square, Dungannon. He was a P.M. of Dungannon L.O.L. 1229 and a member of Dungannon Royal Black Preceptory No. 523 and of Moy Company U.V.F.
06/04/2017 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st October 1918: Malcolm Acheson (brother of Vincent)
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06/04/2017 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson Captain Malcolm K Acheson, M.C., M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps, officially reported wounded, is a son of the late Mr David Acheson, J.P., of Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone. He was educated at Lurgan College, and Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Acheson wears the ribbon of the 1914 Star, and in 1916 was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The statement of service in connection with the award stated – ‘He tended the wounded under very heavy fire, displaying great courage and determination. By his devotion and initiative he was instrumental in saving many lives.’ The wounded officer’s brother, Captain Vincent A Acheson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action in the Balkans on 10th September 1916.
06/04/2017 Capt Vincent Andrews Acheson The CWGC record Captain V A Acheson as the son of David and Sarah Acheson, of Castlecaulfield. He is also recorded as the husband of Agnes Acheson of Castlecaulfield, Donaghmore, County Tyrone. The CWGC note that he enlisted on 26th August 1914 and that he took part in the landing at Suvla Bay on 7th August 1915. He is also listed as having served in Serbia, Egypt and Macedonia.
05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd September 1918:
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05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin Sergeant Garnet W Irwin, Inniskilling Dragoons (attached Royal Irish Fusiliers), died from wounds, was the eldest son of Mr Charleton Irwin, Castle Hill, Dungannon
05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin In September 1917 Sergeant Irwin was transferred to the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, when his North Irish Horse regiment was dismounted and absorbed into that battalion (No.41146).
05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin was serving with A Company, within the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, when he was seriously wounded in the abdomen by shrapnel on Sunday 25th August 1918.
05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin Last Will and Testament of Sergeant William Garnett W Irwin dated 3rd December 1916:
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05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin (Sergeant Irwin, Royal Irish Fusiliers – 41146). In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs Chas. Irwin, Castle Hill, Dungannon, County Tyrone. Signed William Garnett Irwin, Corporal, Service Squadron 6th Dragoons, 3rd December 1916.
05/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin In his will, he left all to his mother, who was living as Castle Hill, Dungannon.
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05/04/2017 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th September 1918:
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05/04/2017 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Private Edwin Vere Proctor, Australian Infantry, wounded, is the youngest son of Mrs Proctor, Tullydoey, Moy, and of the late Mr J E Proctor, Limavady.
05/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th September 1918: Private Samuel Cross (twin brother of Private Thomas Cross)
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05/04/2017 Pte. Thomas John Cross Private Samuel W Cross, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Dungannon, has been admitted to hospital in England suffering from dysentery.
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04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Samuel James Wright was the youngest son of Thomas Wright. Samuel was born in Aughnacloy about 1890.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright The 1901 census has a possible listing of Samuel age 11, living with the family at house 112 in Moore Street, Aughnacloy.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright The Ellis Island website lists a Samuel Wright, born Tyrone who arrived in the United States on 26th May 1906. He was 16 years old.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Samuel was living in Penn Line, Pennsylvania prior to enlisting.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Sergeant Samuel J Wright was serving with 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, of the United States Army when he was killed in action on 19th July 1918.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Sergeant Samuel James Wright is buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery in Fere-en-Tardenois, France.
04/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Samuel Wright enlisted in Pennsylvania.
04/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th August 1918:
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04/04/2017 Sgt. William Garnett Wolsley Irwin Sergeant Garnet W Irwin, Inniskilling Dragoons, (attached Royal Irish Fusiliers), wounded, is the eldest son of Mr Charleton Irwin, Castle Hill, Dungannon.
04/04/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th August 1918: The Military Medal
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04/04/2017 R/man John Alexander Doonan His Majesty has approved of the award of this decoration to – Lance Corporal F Doonan, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Dungannon.
04/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Henry Irwin From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1918:
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04/04/2017 Pte. Thomas Henry Irwin Private Thomas H Irwin, died of wounds, resided at Relessy, Fivemiletown
04/04/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st August 1918: Back from Germany - Corporal Fred Johnston (brother of Edwin Johnston)
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04/04/2017 Pte. Edwin Charles Johnston It is officially announced that the following soldiers who were prisoners of war in Germany have arrived in England:- Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers – B Davis, F Johnston M.M.
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs The CWGC records Private W J Jeffs as the husband of Margaret L Jeffs of Barrack Street, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd July 1918:
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03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs Private William John Jeffs, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who has died in hospital in Germany after being a prisoner of war for over fourteen months, is the eldest son of Mr Robert Jeffs, Bush road, Dungannon. His brother, Private Robert Jeffs, Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.), died of enteric fever during the Gallipoli campaign.
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs William John Jeffs was the eldest son of Robert and Amelia Jeffs. Robert Jeffs married Amelia Archer on 4th September 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs William Jeffs was born in Dungannon on 14th June 1885. He was the oldest of seven children, four surviving.
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs Family: Robert Jeffs, Amelia Jeffs, William John Jeffs (born 14th June 1885), Mary Jeffs (born 8th July 1888, died 13th January 1889), Robert Jeffs (born 13th January 1890, died 19th April 1890), Robert Jeffs (born 12th February 1892), Joseph Jeffs (born 5th October 1893), James Jeffs (born 27th October 1895, died 26th January 1896), Anne Jane Jeffs (born 31st March 1897).
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03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs Below are the Red Cross WW1 Prisoner of War Records relating to Private W J Jeffs
03/04/2017 Pte. William John Jeffs The literal translation of the German doctor’s report was that he died ‘as a result of ventricular flagellum after blind inflammation.’
03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs Robert Jeffs was the second son of Robert and Amelia Jeffs. Robert Jeffs married Amelia Archer on 4th September 1884 in the district of Dungannon.
03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs Robert Jeffs was born in Dungannon on 12th February 1892. He was one of seven children, four surviving.
03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs Family: Robert Jeffs, Amelia Jeffs, William John Jeffs (born 14th June 1885), Mary Jeffs (born 8th July 1888, died 13th January 1889), Robert Jeffs (born 13th January 1890, died 19th April 1890), Robert Jeffs (born 12th February 1892), Joseph Jeffs (born 5th October 1893), James Jeffs (born 27th October 1895, died 26th January 1896), Anne Jane Jeffs (born 31st March 1897).
03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs Last Will and Testament of Private Robert Jeffs:
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03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs I, Private Robert Jeffs, No 46463, 31st Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps, do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made, and declare this to be last Will. After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, I give my mother. Mrs A Jeffs, Bush Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone, absolutely for her sole and separate use, her receipt alone ? a sufficient discharge, the whole of my estate and effects , and everything I can give by law or dispose of, and I appoint Mr Joseph Jeffs, Dungannon, County Tyrone executor of this my will.
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03/04/2017 Pte. Robert Jeffs In his will, Robert left all to his mother, Mrs Amelia Jeffs, who was living at Bush Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone
03/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd August 1918: American Soldier Killed
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03/04/2017 Sgt. Samuel James Wright Sergeant Samuel J Wright, U.S.A. Infantry, whose death in action is officially announced, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Wright, of Penn Line, Pennsylvania, formerly of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
02/04/2017 Pte. William David Hall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st May 1918:
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02/04/2017 Pte. William David Hall Private William D Hall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, missing since August last and now reported killed in action, is the eldest son of Mr Thomas Hall, Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone.
02/04/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th June 1918: Memorial to Tyrone Officer
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02/04/2017 2nd Lt Joseph Marsh A mural tablet has been erected in Newmills Parish Church, County Tyrone, in memory of Second Lieutenant Joseph Marsh, Royal Irish Rifles, a native of Roughan, Newmills, who was killed at the Battle of Cambrai on 23rd November last while leading his men.
02/04/2017 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th June 1918:
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02/04/2017 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Second Lieutenant Stanley H Smith, Tank Corps, second son of the late Mr John Smith, J.P., Ardgivna, Dungannon, died on 27th May 1918 from wounds to the neck and leg sustained on the previous day by a shell bursting near him while guiding his tank back from the forward area. The deceased was educated at St Andrews College, Dublin and Portora Royal School, Enniskillen. He received his commission in the Tank Corps in December 1917, and went overseas last February. He was a well-known Rugby football player and represented Ulster against Leinster in 1916. His elder brother, Second Lieutenant Robert Leslie Smith, Royal Irish Fusiliers, is a prisoner of war in Germany since 27th March last.
02/04/2017 Corp Robert Lucas Robert Lucas was born in Killyman.
02/04/2017 Corp Robert Lucas Robert enlisted in Belfast.
02/04/2017 Corp Robert Lucas Corporal Robert Lucas was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 31st July 1918.
02/04/2017 Corp Robert Lucas Corporal Robert Lucas is buried in Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre. The cemetery is situated half way between the villages of Eeke and Godewaersvelde, which are 10 kilometres north-east of Hazebrouck in France.
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