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23/09/2016 Lieut Hugh Adolphus Hector Warnock News has just been received through the British Red Cross Inquiry Department of the death of Lieutenant H A H Warnock, of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, attached to the first Battalion, which occurred on 16th August, 1915 at Bapaume. He was officially reported wounded and missing on the 12th August, and his friends have been is suspense as to his fate until a few days ago. Lieutenant Warnock, aged 21 years, was the eldest son of the late Dr Hugh Warnock and of Mrs Warnock, Clogher, County Tyrone. Educated at St Columba’s College and Trinity College, Dublin, he gained his commission from the O.T.C. in August 1914, and was promoted in May of the following year. He was sent to France in June last. Seep sympathy is felt with Mrs Warnock and her family in her bereavement, following so soon after the death of Dr Warnock in December last.
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23/09/2016 Lieut Hugh Adolphus Hector Warnock From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd November 1915:
23/09/2016 Pte. John Reid Trooper John Reid, 1st Canadian Veterinary Corps, who has been killed in France as a result of being kicked in the head by a horse, was a native of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, where his mother still lives.
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23/09/2016 Pte. John Reid From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th October 1915:
23/09/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor Capt. G W Proctor, 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry, has been promoted to the rank of Major. He is a son of the late Mr J E Proctor, Limavady, and of Mrs Proctor, Tullydoey, Moy.
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23/09/2016 Capt James Claude Beauchamp Proctor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st October 1915: Capt. G W Proctor (brother of J C B Proctor)
23/09/2016 Sgt. Edward John Young Sergeant E J Young is buried in Bray Vale British Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France.
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23/09/2016 Sgt. William Henry Lewis Sergeant W H Lewis is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longeuval.
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22/09/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson Mr Lawson’s eldest son, Samuel, and his fourth son Joseph, volunteered in the Ulster Division and are in the 12th Field Company Royal Engineers. His second son, William, who resided in Belfast, joined the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, while the fifth son, Thomas, is a lance corporal in the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and has been wounded at the Dardanelles. The sixth son, Albert, volunteered on receipt of the news that his brother had been wounded, but he was under age and could not be accepted.
22/09/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson ‘I have enlisted and passed the medical examination, and have been drilling for about three weeks. I think the time has now come when every young man who is medically fit should join the colours and do his bit. Nearly everyone in Toronto at the present time is a soldier, and sometimes I felt ashamed of myself when I knew it was my duty to do my share alongside my brothers. The regiment which I belong to is the 9th Mississauga Horse.’
21/09/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson Five sons of Mr William J Lawson, Milltown, Dungannon, are now serving with the colours. A letter just received from his third son George, who was employed in the firm of Eaton’s in Toronto, contains the following:-
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21/09/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th October 1915: A Patriotic Tyrone Family
21/09/2016 Pte. David Sands Bombardier James Sandes, R.F.A., writing from the Dardanelles to his parents at Mullaghanagh, Dungannon, says that he had a very narrow escape on the 15th September, when a shell struck the ground beside him but did not go off.
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21/09/2016 Pte. David Sands From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th October 1915: James Sandes (brother of David Sands)
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21/09/2016 Maj Henry Newton Kelly His brother, Colonel Courtney Russell Kelly, also served. At the time of Henry’s death he was in command of the 113th Battery Royal Field Artillery in Flanders.
21/09/2016 Maj Henry Newton Kelly He took part in the North-West Frontier operations in 1898, and in the present war was stationed on the Suez Canal for a time.
21/09/2016 Maj Henry Newton Kelly Henry Kelly was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst.
21/09/2016 Maj Henry Newton Kelly Major Henry N Kelly, 33rd Punjabis, Indian Army, officially reported wounded and missing, and believed to have been killed, was the eldest son of the late Mr. Henry R Kelly, solicitor, Dungannon, and was a native of that town. He was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst, and entered the Royal Irish Regiment in 1899, subsequently transferring to the Indian Army, with which he has spent most of his career. He took part in the North-West Frontier operations in 1898, and in the present war was stationed on the Suez Canal for a time. He leaves behind a wife and family. His brother, Colonel Courtney Russell Kelly, is in command of an artillery battalion in Flanders.
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21/09/2016 Maj Henry Newton Kelly From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th October 1915: Missing - Major H N Kelly
21/09/2016 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. Captain Eric Beresford Greer, Irish Guards, who has been gazetted adjutant of a reserve battalion, is the eldest son of Captain Joseph Henry Greer of the Grange, Moy, County Tyrone. He was born in April 1892, and entered the service in September 1911. He is the grandson of the late General Henry Harper Greer, C.B., formerly of the Durham Light Infantry, whose wife was a descendant of Thomas Viscount Northland. On the maternal side, Captain Greer is a grandson of the late Major General George de la Poer Beresford, a descendant of the first Lord Decies, who was a son of the first Earl of Tyrone, and s brother of the Marquis of Waterford.
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21/09/2016 Lt Col Eric Beresford Greer M.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st October 1915: Captain Eric B Greer
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19/09/2016 Capt William Thomas Lyons Captain W T Lyons, an old Methodist College and Dungannon Royal School boy, has been gazetted to the adjutancy of the 19th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
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19/09/2016 Capt William Thomas Lyons From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1915:
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Mrs Catherine Harkins, Cess, Fivemiletown, has been notified that her husband, Lance Corporal Frank Harkins (13921), 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.
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14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins From the Belfast Newsletter dated 29th September 1915:
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Lance Corporal Francis Harkins has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Mrs Catherine Harkins was living in Cess, Fivemiletown, at the time.
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Lance Corporal Francis Harkins was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 16th August 1915.
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Francis Harkins was married to Catherine Harkins.
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Francis Harkins was living in Fivemiletown in County Tyrone when he returned to Glasgow to enlist.
14/09/2016 L/Corp Francis Harkins Francis Harkins was born in Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
06/09/2016 Pte. Robert McReynolds Rev F S Morrow, B.A., preaching on Sunday in St Ann's Parish Church, Dungannon, said he had again to refer to the loss of two more members of the congregation who had gone forth and died in the service of their country. Corporal Robert McReynolds, Highland Light Infantry, had fallen in battle and Private Robert Jeffs, Royal Army Medical Corps, had succumbed to disease. Their bodies lay in soldier's graves far away from home beneath the grass of the Dardanelles. They had died fighting the battle of freedom, and no life blood was poured out in vain which was shed in defence of so noble a cause. The Death March in Saul was rendered at the close of the service, the congregation standing.
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06/09/2016 Pte. Robert McReynolds From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21th September 1915: Dungannon's Roll of Honour
06/09/2016 Pte. Robert Jeffs Rev F S Morrow, B.A., preaching on Sunday in St Ann's Parish Church, Dungannon, said he had again to refer to the loss of two more members of the congregation who had gone forth and died in the service of their country. Corporal Robert McReynolds, Highland Light Infantry, had fallen in battle and Private Robert Jeffs, Royal Army Medical Corps, had succumbed to disease. Their bodies lay in soldier's graves far away from home beneath the grass of the Dardanelles. They had died fighting the battle of freedom, and no life blood was poured out in vain which was shed in defence of so noble a cause. The Death March in Saul was rendered at the close of the service, the congregation standing.
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06/09/2016 Pte. Robert Jeffs From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21th September 1915: Dungannon's Roll of Honour
06/09/2016 Lieut Hewitt Huggard Rev. Richard Huggard, M.A., surrogate vicar of St John's, Barnsley, and formerly of Dungannon, who is well known in connection with Yorkshire and Ulster Rugby football, has received news that his eldest son, Lieutenant Hewitt Huggard, 6th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles, and not wounded and taken prisoner as previously reported. The deceased was a native of Dungannon.
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06/09/2016 Lieut Hewitt Huggard From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th September 1915: Lieutenant H Huggard Killed
06/09/2016 Pte. Austin Kelly Private Austin Kelly, No 13826, C Company, 7th Pals Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 30th Infantry Brigade, 10th Division, has been wounded at the Dardanelles, and is at present in hospital. This information has been communicated officially to his brother, Constable J D Kelly, Royal Irish Constabulary, Maghera.
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06/09/2016 Pte. Austin Kelly From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th September 1915:
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney Mr Robert Heaney, 52 Rathmore Street, Belfast, has just received intimation that his son, Private John Heaney, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, who was wounded at Mons, died shortly afterwards in the hands of the Germans at Cambrai. The deceased was a grandson of the late Mr John Smyth, of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
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05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th September 1915:
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney The CWGC record Private John Heaney as the son of Robert and Sarah Heaney of 22 Browne Street, Belfast.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney Private Heaney is buried in Porte-de-Paris Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney Newspaper reports suggest Private Heaney was wounded at Mons, and died shortly afterwards in the hands of the Germans at Cambrai.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney Private John Heaney was serving with the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Regiment when he died of wounds on Wednesday 30th September 1914.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney It seems John enlisted around 1907, working from Army Service Numbers for the East Lancashire Regiment.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 54 in Rathmore Street, Belfast.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 6 in Henryville Street, Ormeau, Belfast. His father was a quay labourer.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney From the birth records, the family lived in Fivemiletown for a period of years between 1894 and 1898.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney Family: Robert Heaney, Sarah Heaney, Maggie Heaney (born 12th November 1887), John Heaney (born 31st May 1889, Brookeborough), Annie Heaney (born 3rd January 1894, Fivemiletown), William Heaney (born 7th April 1896, Fivemiletown), Violet Heaney (born 24th August 1897, Fivemiletown), Florence Heaney (born 4th November 1898, Fivemiletown), Mabel Heaney (born 1st May 1900, Downpatrick?), Robert James Heaney (born 14th August 1902, Fivemiletown), Thomas Heaney (born 4th August 1905, Belfast), .Sarah Heaney (born 5th March 1910, Belfast).
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney John Heaney was born on 31st May 1889 in the Brookeborough / Aughavey area of County Fermanagh into a large family, with eleven of fifteen children surviving.
05/09/2016 Pte. John Heaney John Heaney was the eldest son of Robert and Sarah Heaney. Robert Heaney married Sarah Smith on 4th February 1887 in the district of Fermanagh.
05/09/2016 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan Mr Robert Sloan, Elm Lodge, Dungannon, has received intimation that his son Robert has been killed in action in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 21st August when serving with the New Zealand contingent. The deceased had served throughout the South African war with the Royal Irish Rifles, and afterwards joined the 16th Lancers, in which corps he obtained the rank of Sergeant Major. After his term of service had expired he went out to New Zealand, and for three years acted as an instructor in the local defence force there. On the call to arms sounding in New Zealand, he volunteered. He leaves a widow and two children. A brother of the deceased, Trooper William Sloan, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, has been missing since 6th November last, when he was doing his duty in France with the 2nd Life Guards. Another brother, Private Thomas Sloan, volunteered at the outbreak of hostilities, and joining the Army Veterinary Corps, is now on active service in France with the Mobile Veterinary Section.
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05/09/2016 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th September 1915:
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison The book 'Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18' lists Joseph on page 60 and 61.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison Joseph Dickey Morrison was living in the Garvagh area when he enlisted in Coleraine.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison It seems Joseph was left property in Moneydig near Garvagh and moved there.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison His father died in 1912.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison Joseph's mother Anna died on 14th April 1902. Joseph was three years old.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Joseph Dickey Morrison Joseph's father John Morrison was also a Justice of the Peace and Postmaster, Auctioneer and Valuer
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