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5906   Private Thomas McGerr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 04/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Thomas McGerr was the son of Henry and Mary McGerr. He was born in Glenaul, County Armagh about 1896. The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family are living at Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father was a Linen Beetler. The 1911 census shows Thomas as 14 years old. He had left school and was a linen weaver. The family were living in Milltown Village, Glenaul, County Armagh.Thomas McGerr was living in Benburb, County Tyrone when he enlisted in Armagh. Private Thomas McGerr was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 4th May 1915, aged 18.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 42
CWGC Casualty 1621765
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1901 Census lists 'McGier' family Lists Thomas as age 5 living with the family at house 26 in Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists McGerr family Lists Thomas as age 5 living with the family at house 10 in Milltown Village, Glenaul, Armagh
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas McGerr
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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