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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/08/1890
Died: 28/12/1919 (Unknown)
Age: 29
Summary      
Thomas White was the youngest son of James and Mary J White. He was born on 31st August 1890. He was the youngest of at least three children, all born in the Dungannon area. Before enlisting, Thomas worked for Samuel Smith, Union Place, Dungannon. Private Thomas White was with the Labour Corps for a time. Private White was transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private White had been gassed in France on 5th June 1915. He was sent to England to recover. By February 1916, Private White was in Salonika, Greece, writing to his mother. Private White died on 28th December 1919 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery
  La Chapelle-D armentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave VI-G-24
CWGC Casualty 58904
Summary      
Ration Farm Military Cemetery is about 2.5 kms south of the village of La Chapelle-d'Armentieres, on the south-eastern outskirts of Armentieres. Leave La Chapelle-d'Armentieres on the Fleurbaix road and cross over the Motorway bridge. The Cemetery is 500 metres further along on the right hand side of the road.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Union Place National School, Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists White family Lists Thomas as age 9 living with the family at house 1 in Ranaghan, Donaghmore, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists White family Does not list Thomas as living with his mother at house 10 in Beechvalley, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of Thomas White's gravestone
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas White's gravestone can be purchased here
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