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29649   Lance Corporal Thomas John Allan Hunter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/05/1898
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Thomas John Allen Hunter was the son of William and Margaret J. Hunter, of Drumkee, Coalisland, County Tyrone. Thomas was born about 1899 in County Tyrone. The 1901 census records ‘Allan’ as 2 years old. The family was living Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone. Thomas’ father was a farmer. By 1911, Thomas J was a 12 year old. His occupation was given as “farmer’s son”. The family was still living Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone. Lance Corporal Thomas John Allen Hunter was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 16th August 1917, age 19.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 1632787
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hunter family Lists 'Allen' as age 2 living with the family at house 3 in Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hunter family Lists Thomas J as age 12 living with the family at house 6 in Drumkee, Drumaspil, Tyrone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas John Allan Hunter, Born New Mills, County Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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