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6823   Corporal Thomas Seymour
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Dated added: 30/11/2021   Last updated: 01/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/10/1881
Died: 19/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 33
Thomas James Seymour was the son of Susan Seymour. He was born on 28th October 1881 in the Charlemont - Blackwatertown - Benburb area. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists Thomas, so he must spent some time in Canada. Thomas was the husband of Margaret Seymour. He was living in Bridgeton, Glasgow when he returned to Armagh to enlist. Corporal Thomas Seymour was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of wounds, at sea, in the Dardanelles on Thursday 19th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 179-182
CWGC Casualty 682017
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 152
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1 Brother - Private Robert Seymour Believed to be half-brother of Corporal Thomas Seymour
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Corporal Thomas Seymour
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Corporal Thomas Seymour
4 Lists him as Thomas James Seymour
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023