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17963   Private John Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/06/1890
Died: 08/09/1919 (Home)
Age: 29
John Williamson was the son of Alexander and Anne Williamson. He was born on 13th June 1890 in Tempo, County Fermanagh. He was one of ten children. The family lived near Tempo, County Fermanagh. His father was an agricultural labourer. Private John Williamson was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of consumption at Tempo on 8th September 1919.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: South-East part
CWGC Casualty 661730
Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Cemetery lies on the Murley Road. If coming from Dungannon, the Murley Road is a right turn at the entrance to the village. The Churchyard is 50m along that road on the right hand side. It is also known as Saint John's Parish Church, Fivemiletown.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 78
2 Fermanagh War Memorial Book 628
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Williamson family Lists John as age 13 living at house 1 in Pubble, Tempo Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Williamson family Lists John as age 20 living at house 2 in Carrownagillagh, Tempo, Fermanagh
3 Brother - Private George Williamson Brother of Private John Williamson
4 Photo of Private John Williamson's gravestone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Williamson's gravestone can be purchased here
7 War-related Graves in Tyrone Cause of Death: : Died of Consumption
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023