5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.