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13661   Corporal Thomas Andrew Irvine
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/06/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/05/1894
Died: 09/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 21
Thomas Andrew Irvine was the son of John James and Eliza Anne Irvine. He was born on 2nd May 1894 in Ranenly, Fivemiletown. He was one of at least twelve children. They were a farming family. Thomas was a section leader of the Ulster Volunteer Force. Corporal Thomas A Irvine was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on 9th May 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Beauval Communal Cemetery
  Beauval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave E-18
CWGC Casualty 35009
Beauval is a village on the main road (N25) between Amiens and Doullens, about 24 kilometres north of Amiens and 6 kilometres south of Doullens. Beauval Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the village at the end of a by-road leading off the main road - Rue de l'Eglise.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
2 Timpany L.O.L. 889 Memorial Tablet - WWI Fivemiletown
3 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
4 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 22
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Irvine family Lists Thomas A as age 6 living with the family at house 2 in Ranenly, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Irvine family Lists Thomas A as age 17 living with the family at house 2 in Ranenly, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 Cousin - Sergeant John Irvine M.M. Cousin of Corporal Thomas A Irvine
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas A Irvine
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Andrew Irvine's headstone can be purchased here.
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