9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Thomas John Cross was the twin son of John and Mary Cross. Thomas and his twin brother Samuel were born in Drumglass, Dungannon on 2nd May 1883. By 1901 his father had died. It seems the family may have had a drapers shop in Market Square, Dungannon. Thomas received injuries to both legs at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 and was removed to hospital in England. Private Thomas Cross was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 15th October 1918. He was 32 years old. Thomas’ twin brother Samuel Cross, who was also with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, survived the war.
Cement House cemetery is located in Langemark which is located north of the town of Ieper off the N313. From the Markt take the Korte Ieperstraat, at the end turn right into Boezingestraat, past the first turning on the left and the cemetery is 100 metres on the left hand side.