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30/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford William Telford was born about on 6th November 1886 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was one of five children.
30/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford William was an active member of the Dungannon Brass Band.
30/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford William Telford was for a number of years with Mr James Davis, Dungannon, in the monumental business.
30/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford Family: Richard Telford, Annie Telford, William Telford (born 6th November 1886), Martha Telford (born 3rd January 1890), Harriett Telford (born 19th September 1892), Annie Telford (born 25th July 1895, died 27th August 1898, age 3), Edith Telford (born 27th November 1897).
30/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford William John Telford was the only son of Richard and Annie Telford. Richard Telford married Annie Curran on 21st December 1878 in the district of Dungannon.
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26/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford Mr Richard Telford, Mark Street, Dungannon, has been notified that his son, Corporal W J Telford, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, has been wounded in France. Corporal Telford was for seven years a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and was a well-known instrumentalist in the depot band. He resigned fourteen months ago and joined West Riding Police Force in Yorkshire, but volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities. He was for a number of years with Mr James Davis, Dungannon, in the monumental business, and was an active member of the Dungannon Brass Band.
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26/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th August 1915:
26/06/2016 Driver Robert Lynn Official intimation has been received by his parents in Coalisland that Driver Robert Lynn, 87th Battery Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action in Flanders on 4th August. He had gone out to France with the First Expeditionary Force, and was one of four brothers serving at the front.
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26/06/2016 Driver Robert Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th August 1915
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson 01474
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson The CWGC record Son of Harry Pringle Wilson and Ruby Wilson, of Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson Sergeant Pilot Andrew James Normandale Wilson is buried in Eindhoven Woensel General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, a few kilometres east of Bladel.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson The bomber was shot down by a German fighter of II / NJG1. The pilot was Sergeant Andrew James Normandale Wilson who, with five other crew members, was killed. There was one survivor, the navigator, Sergeant Y E S Lobban.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson On 12th June 1943 at 1.40am, a Halifax V of the 76 Squadron was shot down about four kilometres south of Bladel. Bladel is a small town in southern Holland, only three kilometres from the Belgian border.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson In addition to operating in Europe, 76 Squadron, or more accurately, a detachment from it, operated in the Middle East for a while in 1942 and then merged with a detachment from No. 10 Squadron to become No. 462 Squadron.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson Two further highlights of its war record were its participation in a series of three attacks on the Tirpitz in the Trondheim area in March and April 1942, and in the heavy raid on Peenemunde in August 1943.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson In May 1941 it reformed in Yorkshire as a Halifax heavy bomber squadron. Targets included industrial centres, railways, channel ports, gun batteries, etc. The squadron made history on April 10 1942 by dropping the first 8000 lb High Capacity bomb in a raid on Essen.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson In September 1939 it transferred to Upper Heyford and absorbed into No. 16 OTU.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson It was re-formed in April 1937 at Finningley, Yorkshire - equipped with Wellesleys. It was re-equipped with Hampdens and Ansons by the outbreak of WWII and assumed the role as a training unit (Group No. 5).
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson 76 Squadron R.A.F was formed in September 1916 at Ripon, Yorkshire as a Home Defence unit and was disbanded June 1919.
17/06/2016 Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson Andrew James Normandale Wilson was the son of Harry Pringle Wilson and Ruby Wilson. Andrew was born about 1921.
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17/06/2016 Pte. Ernest Lionel Lucas Mrs L Lucas, Mullaghbane, Ballygawley, has learned officially that her husband, Private Ernest Lionel Lucas (8649), 1st Cheshire Regiment, has been missing since the retreat from Mons. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received.
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17/06/2016 Pte. Ernest Lionel Lucas From the Tyrone Courier dated 5th August 1915
17/06/2016 Pte. Ernest Lionel Lucas Mrs L Lucas, Mullaghbane, Ballygawley, has learned officially that her husband, Private Ernest Lionel Lucas (8649), 1st Cheshire Regiment, has been missing since the retreat from Mons. Any information regarding him will be thankfully received.
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17/06/2016 Pte. Ernest Lionel Lucas From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29rd July 1915:
16/06/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Robert Taylor was a section leader of B Company, Dungannon Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force.
16/06/2016 L/Corp Charles Heron The CWGC record Lance Corporal Charles Heron as the son of Samuel and Mary Heron of Gorestown, Moy, County Tyrone.
15/06/2016 2nd Lt Alexander McCrea Mr Alexander McCrea, Glenadush, Dungannon, has given all his sons, five in number, to the British Army. His eldest son, Warrant Officer Alexander McCrea, has received a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery and is at the Dardanelles. The second son, James, served throughout the South African War and was afterwards killed in India by a native. Thomas also served in India and South Africa, and died in the latter country. Trooper John McCrea, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers, is with his regiment in France, and the youngest son, Robert, has just been promoted a master gunner (warrant officer) at Pembroke Dock.
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15/06/2016 2nd Lt Alexander McCrea From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd July 1915: Five Sons in the Army
15/06/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Private Robert Taylor, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has arrived home at Moygashel, Dungannon, to recover from wounds received in France on 13th May. Private Taylor was an efficient section leader of in B Company, Dungannon Battalion, Ulster Volunteer Force.
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15/06/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd July 1915:
15/06/2016 Driver Robert Lynn Writing to his parents at Killymeal, Dungannon, from France, Corporal Johnston, of the machine gun section 2nd Inniskillings, says:- 'I see by the newspapers that Driver Lynn, R.F.A., (of Coalisland), says he supposes that a Coalisland chum has been taken prisoner and then killed. Well the Germans are not so bad as all that, for some of our men got taken single-handed, and are alive and well. As for British soldiers (presumably prisoners), seen lying dead, I think he is wrong. The only place one could see dead bodies is in what we call 'No Man's Land,' between opposing trenches, and even there it is seldom, for our men often risk their lives to bring in chum's bodies, and place them in a little graveyard.'
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15/06/2016 Driver Robert Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th July 1915: Solicitude For The Dead
15/06/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson Private Thomas White, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has intimated to his relatives in Dungannon that he is at present in hospital at Reading, suffering from gas poisoning
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15/06/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 8th July 1915:
15/06/2016 Pte. Thomas White Private Thomas White, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has intimated to his relatives in Dungannon that he is at present in hospital at Reading, suffering from gas poisoning
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15/06/2016 Pte. Thomas White From the Belfast Newsletter dated 7th July 1915:
15/06/2016 Pte. John Whitley Mr Eugene Whitley, courthouse-keeper, Moy, has received intimation that his son, Private John Whitley, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has died in hospital in England from wounds received during the operations at the Dardanelles. Private Whitley received a shrapnel wound in the head, the bullet entering the cheek and emerging through the neck.
15/06/2016 Pte. John Whitley 01466
15/06/2016 Pte. John Whitley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd July 1915:
15/06/2016 Pte. Joseph McIntyre Private Joseph McIntyre, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who received a shrapnel wound in the leg during the fighting at Festubert last month, returned home to Dungannon on Wednesday to recuperate.
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15/06/2016 Pte. Joseph McIntyre From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd July 1915:
15/06/2016 Reg SM Joy Davis Trooper James Davis, North Irish Horse, who has been invalided from Flanders, arrived home at Dungannon on the same evening (Wednesday 30th June).
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15/06/2016 Reg SM Joy Davis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd July 1915: James Davis (brother of Joy Davis)
15/06/2016 Sgt. William Edward Lynn Sergeant William Lynn, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has written to his parents at Coalisland, stating that he sustained a fractured leg on 18th June, and is now in hospital at Manchester.
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15/06/2016 Sgt. William Edward Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st July 1915:
15/06/2016 Sgt. William Edward Lynn On 18th June 1915, Sergeant William Lynn, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, had his leg fractured and was removed to hospital in Manchester.
09/06/2016 Pte. George Harper Private George Harper is buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
09/06/2016 Pte. George Harper George was a section leader in Cavanaleek Company, Ulster Volunteer Force.
09/06/2016 Pte. George Harper Private George Harper was serving with the North Irish Horse when he died at Netley Hospital of spinal meningitis in England age 21, on Monday 24th May 1915.
09/06/2016 Pte. George Harper George Harper enlisted in Fivemiletown at the end of January 1914.
05/06/2016 Pte. George Harper Trooper Georg Harpur, of the North Irish Horse, a native of Corcreevy, Fivemiletown, who has been at the front since the outbreak of the war, has died at Netley Hospital from spinal meningitis. The deceased was formerly a section leader in Cavanaleek Company, Ulster Volunteer Force.
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05/06/2016 Pte. George Harper From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th June 1915:
05/06/2016 L/Corp William Andrew Fairbairn Lance Corporal William Fairbairn, 8th Hussars, who was killed in action in Flanders on the 13th June, was 23 years of age, and had six years' service. His mother resides along with his sisters and brothers at Milford Street, Belfast; another brother, Mr John Fairbairn, lining at Dungannon.
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05/06/2016 L/Corp William Andrew Fairbairn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th June 1915:
04/06/2016 L/Corp William Andrew Fairbairn Mr John Fairbairn, Park Road, Dungannon, received an intimation from the squadron commander that his brother, Corporal William Fairbairn, 8th Hussars, had been killed by shell fire in Flanders. The deceased soldier was the third son of Mr Thomas Fairbairn, Dungannon and was 23 years of age.
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04/06/2016 L/Corp William Andrew Fairbairn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd June 1915:
04/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford Mr Richard Telford, Mark Street, Dungannon, received official intimation yesterday that his son, Corporal W. J. Telford, 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, was wounded in France on 8th May. Corporal Telford was for seven years a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and was a well-known instrumentalist in the Depot band. He resigned twelve months ago and joined West Riding Police Force of Yorkshire, but volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities, and enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment.
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04/06/2016 Pte. William John Telford From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915:
04/06/2016 Pte. Francis Fitzpatrick Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, received an official intimation on Saturday that his son, Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, had been killed in action.
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04/06/2016 Pte. Francis Fitzpatrick From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915:
04/06/2016 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley Mr William Bradley, Corr Dunavalley, Charlemont, County Armagh, has received official intimation that his son, Private Albert James Bradley, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was wounded in the right hand on 7th May by a shrapnel bullet, and is at present in a London hospital. Mr Bradley, who is an ex-member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.), has reared a patriotic family. The eldest son, who is at present in Calgary, Canada, served throughout the Boer War with the Imperial Yeomanry, and holds the medal for that campaign. The second son, Frederick, was a leading stoker in the submarine D5, and was drowned when that ill-fated boat sank on 3rd November last. He was the possessor of the medal awarded in connection with the Somaliland expedition against the Mad Mullah, having been then a stoker on board H.M.S. Hyacinth. Frank Bradley, who is at present at the front with the 15th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, also volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities and was originally attached to the Canadian Gordon Highlanders. He returned to England on 'Blockade Day', 18th February, and left for the front in the beginning of May. Another son, Rowland, is at the front with the North Irish Horse. John F Bradley is also serving the Crown, but in a different sphere, being a police constable in Belfast. The youngest son, Laxey Bradley, is an enthusiastic member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, and on the call for volunteers, joined the Ulster Division with a number of Moy men. Owing to his eyesight however, he was rejected after having been in training for some time.
04/06/2016 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley 01457
04/06/2016 L/Corp Rowland Irvine Bradley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915: a Charlemont Family's Patriotism
04/06/2016 Ld Stoker Frederick Ekin Bradley Mr William Bradley, Corr Dunavalley, Charlemont, County Armagh, has received official intimation that his son, Private Albert James Bradley, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was wounded in the right hand on 7th May by a shrapnel bullet, and is at present in a London hospital. Mr Bradley, who is an ex-member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.), has reared a patriotic family. The eldest son, who is at present in Calgary, Canada, served throughout the Boer War with the Imperial Yeomanry, and holds the medal for that campaign. The second son, Frederick, was a leading stoker in the submarine D5, and was drowned when that ill-fated boat sank on 3rd November last. He was the possessor of the medal awarded in connection with the Somaliland expedition against the Mad Mullah, having been then a stoker on board H.M.S. Hyacinth. Frank Bradley, who is at present at the front with the 15th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, also volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities and was originally attached to the Canadian Gordon Highlanders. He returned to England on 'Blockade Day', 18th February, and left for the front in the beginning of May. Another son, Rowland, is at the front with the North Irish Horse. John F Bradley is also serving the Crown, but in a different sphere, being a police constable in Belfast. The youngest son, Laxey Bradley, is an enthusiastic member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, and on the call for volunteers, joined the Ulster Division with a number of Moy men. Owing to his eyesight however, he was rejected after having been in training for some time.
04/06/2016 Ld Stoker Frederick Ekin Bradley 01457
04/06/2016 Ld Stoker Frederick Ekin Bradley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915: a Charlemont Family's Patriotism
04/06/2016 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley Mr William Bradley, Corr Dunavalley, Charlemont, County Armagh, has received official intimation that his son, Private Albert James Bradley, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was wounded in the right hand on 7th May by a shrapnel bullet, and is at present in a London hospital. Mr Bradley, who is an ex-member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.), has reared a patriotic family. The eldest son, who is at present in Calgary, Canada, served throughout the Boer War with the Imperial Yeomanry, and holds the medal for that campaign. The second son, Frederick, was a leading stoker in the submarine D5, and was drowned when that ill-fated boat sank on 3rd November last. He was the possessor of the medal awarded in connection with the Somaliland expedition against the Mad Mullah, having been then a stoker on board H.M.S. Hyacinth. Frank Bradley, who is at present at the front with the 15th Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, also volunteered on the outbreak of hostilities and was originally attached to the Canadian Gordon Highlanders. He returned to England on 'Blockade Day', 18th February, and left for the front in the beginning of May. Another son, Rowland, is at the front with the North Irish Horse. John F Bradley is also serving the Crown, but in a different sphere, being a police constable in Belfast. The youngest son, Laxey Bradley, is an enthusiastic member of the Ulster Volunteer Force, and on the call for volunteers, joined the Ulster Division with a number of Moy men. Owing to his eyesight however, he was rejected after having been in training for some time.
04/06/2016 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley 01457
04/06/2016 Pte. Francis Henry Bradley From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915: a Charlemont Family's Patriotism
03/06/2016 Pte. Francis Fitzpatrick The published list of casualties contains the name of Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, as having being killed in action. His father, Mr. Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, has not yet received the usual notification, but it is understood some Dungannon men at the Front have written home stating that they saw him fall.
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03/06/2016 Pte. Francis Fitzpatrick From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th June 1915:
03/06/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson Mr Richard Dickson, Lisnahull, has now received official confirmation of the report appearing in private Letters from the front that his son, Private William R Dickson, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action in France on 15th May.
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03/06/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd June 1915:
03/06/2016 Pte. Charles McAnaw Kelly Corporal Edward McAnaw, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, writing from Flanders to his wife at in Barrack Street, Dungannon states his brother Charles had been killed in action. He saw him buried in the same graveyard as the late Lord Northland.
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03/06/2016 Pte. Charles McAnaw Kelly From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd June 1915:
03/06/2016 Pte. Patrick Donnelly Private Patrick Donnelly, 2nd Battalion Dublin Fusiliers, writing to his mother at Washingford Road, Dungannon, from the Duchess of Westminster's Hospital, Etaples, France, states:- 'You will be sorry to hear I was poisoned by gas on Monday last at Ypres, and was brought down to this hospital next day. I am feeling much better now. '
03/06/2016 Pte. Patrick Donnelly 01453
03/06/2016 Pte. Patrick Donnelly From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd June 1915:
03/06/2016 Pte. Patrick Donnelly THIS MAY NOT BE OUR Private Patrick Donnelly, 2nd Battalion Dublin Fusiliers. Newspaper reports suggest a second Patrick Donnelly who was gassed and may have returned to Dungannon.
03/06/2016 Pte. John Lynn Private John Lynn, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has notified his parents at Coalisland that he was wounded in the head and back during the heavy fighting on 16th May.
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03/06/2016 Pte. John Lynn From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st June 1915:
03/06/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson The Dead March in Saul was rendered on the organ in St Anne's Parish Church, Dungannon, at the conclusion of the Sunday morning service as a mark of respect for the memory of two members of the congregation belonging to the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who had laid down their lives for the Empire in France on the 15th and 16th May. Rev T J McEndoo, M.A., before entering upon his sermon, referred to the death in action of Corporal H V S Donaldson, son of Sergeant N Donaldson, R.I.C., Dungannon, and said that on the previous Sunday they had mourned for the death of Private W R Dickson, Lisnahull.
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03/06/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st June 1915: Dungannon Casualties
03/06/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson The Dead March in Saul was rendered on the organ in St Anne's Parish Church, Dungannon, at the conclusion of the Sunday morning service as a mark of respect for the memory of two members of the congregation belonging to the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who had laid down their lives for the Empire in France on the 15th and 16th May. Rev T J McEndoo, M.A., before entering upon his sermon, referred to the death in action of Corporal H V S Donaldson, son of Sergeant N Donaldson, R.I.C., Dungannon, and said that on the previous Sunday they had mourned for the death of Private W R Dickson, Lisnahull.
03/06/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson 01451
03/06/2016 Corp Henry Victor Sidney Donaldson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st June 1915: Dungannon Casualties
03/06/2016 Reg SM Joy Davis Corporal James Davis, North Irish Horse, has intimated to his father, Mr James Davis senior, Dungannon, that he has invalided home with an attack of fever and is now in Moorfield Military Hospital, Glossop.
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03/06/2016 Reg SM Joy Davis From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st June 1915: James Davis (brother of Joy Davis)
03/06/2016 Pte. Charles McAnaw Kelly Shortly afterwards, Edward McAnaw wrote to his wife in Barrack Street, stating that his brother Charles McAnaw had been killed and he saw him buried in the same cemetery as Lord Northland.
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