2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
04/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Thomas McGerr was the son of Henry and Mary McGerr. He was born in Glenaul, County Armagh on 30th May 1896. His father was a linen beetler. Thomas became a linen weaver. The family lived in Milltown Village, just west of Benburb. 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.
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.