Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
13558   Private Archibald Massey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/05/1881
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
Archibald Mossey was born in Augher on 26th May 1881. Initially Mossey he later used the spelling Massey. He live in Augher and became a postman. In 1903 he married Sarah Godfrey in Belfast. They had six children, five been born in Dunmurray, near Belfast. Private Archibald Massey was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 805278
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Mossey" family Lists Archie as age 19 living with his mother at house 21 in Main Street, Augher, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Massey" family Lists Archie as age 29 living with his wife at house 59 in Main Street, Augher, Tyrone
3 Lisburn and the Great War Lived in Dunmurray
4 Lisburn Roll of Honour Lists Archibald Massey in Drumbeg Parish Church.
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023