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   2nd Lieutenant Archibald Thomas Aird
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/05/1898
Died: 30/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Archibald Thomas Aird was the son of Archibald Small and Frances Aird. He was born about 1898. The family lived at Jasmine Lodge, Charlemont. His father was a retired tea planter. Archibald Aird attended the Royal School Dungannon, entering in 1913. He enlisted with the Irish Fusiliers in Newtownards. He was then sent to an officer’s cadet battalion in Bristol, England, before being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in August 1917. Second Lieutenant Archibald Aird served with the 1st/18th Battalion of the London Regiment (London Irish Rifles), On 30th November 1917 the regimental diary records heavy shelling and casualties. One of those casualties was Second Lieutenant Archibald Thomas Aird, who was killed in action on 30th November 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial
  Louverval, Nord, 
Grave Ref: Panel 12
CWGC Casualty 1750741
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 11
2 Armagh Dead in the Great War 7
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Aird family Lists A. T. Aire as age 2 living at house 1 in Borough of Charlemont
2 1911 Census lists Aird family Lists Archibald Thomas as age 12 living at house 3 in Borough of Charlemont
3 Small memorial photo of A T Aire on the Cambrai panel
4 Great War Ulster Newspaper Archive Provided both images and information
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023