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52205   Private Thomas McCornish
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/04/1890
Died: 20/08/1918 (Home)
Age: 28
Thomas McCornish was the youngest son of James and Mary McComish. There are many derivatives of the spelling of the surname. He was born on 30th April 1890. He was the youngest of at least six children, all born in the Coalisland area. By 1901 the family had moved to the Shankill in Belfast. His father was a flax dresser. It seems Thomas went to live the north of England. Thomas initially enlisted with the Royal Irish Rifles, but later served with the Northumberland Fusiliers. Private Thomas McCornish died on 30th August 1918 in Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Belfast City Cemetery
Grave Ref: Screen Wall H539
CWGC Casualty 660859
From Dungannon take M1.Take the King's Hall exit. Proceed along Kennedy Way. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Andersonstown Rd. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Falls Rd. Destination will be on the left.
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1 1911 census lists 'McComish' family Lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 29 in Paris Street, Shankhill, Antrim
2 Belfast Street Directory 1901 22 Paris Street - James McComish, flax dresser
3 Belfast Street Directory 1907 22 Paris Street - James McComish, flax dresser
4 Belfast Street Directory 1910 28 Paris Street - James McComish, flax dresser
5 Photo of Private Thomas McCornish's headstone
6 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas McCornish, Dungannon
7 National Archives UK Medal card of thomas McCornish can be purchased here
8 Northumberland Fusiliers Book or Remembrance Listed on page 62
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas McCornish's gravestone can be purchased here
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