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18-548   Private Thomas Henry Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 58th Battalion, US Army (United States Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/04/1890
Died: 15/07/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Thomas Henry Irwin, was the son of George and Eliza Irwin. Thomas was born 17 April 1890 in Clogher, County Tyrone. The 1901 census lists the family living in Nurchossy Irish, an area midway between Fivemiletown and Clogher. Thomas Irwin arrived in New York as a 20 year old farmer from Fivemiletown on 14th May 1909. His father George is listed as being from from Ralesey, Fivemiletown. His destination is given as Ida, Iowa. Thomas worked as a farmer there until he was drafted. Thomas Irwin arrived in France 1st May 1918 as part of Company E of 58th Battalion of the US Army. The 58th Infantry Regiment were attached to the French 164th Infantry Division. Thomas apparently was one of those early 58th Regiment casualties among those men detailed to the French lines. Thomas Irwin was killed in action on 15 July 1918 near Chateau Thierry, France. Thomas was re-interred in Ireland on 3 December 1921.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: No Grave
Grave Ref: Unknown
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
2 St John's Church Fivemiletown - WWI Roll of Honour Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 67
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1 1901 Census lists Irwin family Lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 7 in Nurchossy Irish, Ballagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Irwin family Does not lists Thomas as living with the family at house 2 in Relessy, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
3 Possibly an uncle of Thomas Irwin?
4 Forum discussion on Thomas Irwin Details of Private Thomas Irwin including date of birth
5 Ida, Iowa draft details Details of Thomas Irwin
6 Pioneer Headlines Details of Thomas Irwin
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