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12164   Private James Toner
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/12/1897
Died: 21/08/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
James Toner was the eldest son of Peter and Mary Toner. He was born on 5th December 1897. He was the oldest of at least fourteen children, all born in the Coalisland area. By 1911, James had left school and was working as a mill worker. The family were living in Brackaville Town, Coalisland. Private James Toner was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action on 21st August 1918. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial
  Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Panel 5
CWGC Casualty 1749612
Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Toner family Lists James as age 3 living with the family at house 46 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Toner family Lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 17 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Toner
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023