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5487   Lance Corporal Thomas Walsh
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/02/1899
Died: 22/02/1919 (Died of Illness)
Age: 20
Thomas Walsh was the son of Michael and Annie Walsh (nee Cryan). It seems they were married about 1893 in County Roscommon, where they were both born. Thomas and his twin sister Mary Jane were born on 13th February 1899 in Laghey, Dungannon. He was one of ten children. All but the first were born in the Dungannon area. The family lived in Tempanroe, Bernagh, Tyrone. His father Michael Walsh was a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Lance Corporal Thomas Walsh served with the Connaught Rangers. Thomas Walsh died on 22nd February 1919. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Laghey St Patrick Roman Catholic Churchyard
  Laghey, Dungannon, 6
Grave Ref: West of Church
CWGC Casualty 661744
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Walsh family Lists Thomas as age 2 living with the family at house 8 in Tempanroe, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Walsh family Lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 3 in Tempanroe, Bernagh, Tyrone
3 Central Military Hospital Eastbourne 5487 T Walsh listed on memorial
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas Walsh
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 St. Brigid's R.C. church at Laghey Photo of Church and grave
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corp Thomas Walsh's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023