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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 14/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas Donnelly was the son of John and Mary Jane Donelly, of Gortnashra, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Thoams was born about 1898. The 1901 census shows his father to be a 27 year old coal-miner. Thomas. They were living in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone. By the time of the 1911 census, the family had moved to Coalisland town. His father’s occupation was now “car driver”. Thomas was now a 13 year old scholar. He could speak both Irish and English. Rifleman Thomas Donnelly was serving with "C" Company of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed on 14th March 1918. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ramleh War Cemetery
  Ramleh, Rabat
Grave Ref: Grave U.-62
CWGC Casualty 652254
From Tel Aviv, take road number one (Ayalon) south towards Jerusalem. Leave at the exit signposted Lod/Ramleh. This is the exit after Ben Gurion Airport. Proceed along Route 40 for approximately 5 kilometres. At the traffic lights signposted Lod (South) turn right. At the roundabout turn left. The Cemetery entrance is on the left, after 400 metres.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
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1 1901 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Thomas as age 4 at house 37 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Donnelly family Lists Thomas as age 13 at house 75 in Coalisland Town, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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