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19450   Lance Corporal Thomas John Williamson M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/02/1896
Died: 21/04/1918 (Died by accident)
Age: 22
Thomas John Williamson was the son of James and Hannah Williamson. He was born on 3rd February 1896, one of five children, all born in the Lisfearty area of Clonavaddy. He enlisted in Ballygawley. Lance Corporal Thomas Williamson was awarded the Military Medal in 1917. Lance Corporal Thomas John Williamson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died as the result of an accident on 21st April 1918 in France. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Canada Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave IV-A-31
CWGC Casualty 436280
Canada Farm Cemetery is located 8.5 kilometres north-west of Ieper town centre, on the Elzendammestraat, a road leading from the Veurnseweg (N8) connecting Ieper to Elverdinge and on to Veurne. From Ieper town centre the Veurnseweg (N8) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then turning right onto Haiglaan. Veurnseweg is a continuation of Haiglaan. On reaching the village of Elverdinge the Steentjesmolenstraat, N333, leads towards Poperinge. 2 kilometres along the Steentjesmolenstraat lies the right hand turning onto Elzendammestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 kilometre along the Elzendammestraat on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Williamson family Lists Thomas John as age 5 living with the family at house 10 in Lisfearty, Clananeese, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Williamson family Lists Thomas John as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Lisfearty, Clananeese, Tyrone
3 Photo of Thomas John Williamson's headstone
4 London Gazette - 30/10/1917 Supplement: 30364 Page: 11345 - Military Medal
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas John Wiliamson
6 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 Presbyterian ROH Clonaneese Thomas Williamson, killed in action
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas John Williamson's headstone can be purchased here.
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