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13644   Private Thomas Clarke
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Dated added: 13/01/2019   Last updated: 26/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
Summary      
Thomas Clarke was the son of Joseph Clarke. He was born in Liverpool about 1892. Thomas enlisted at Finner Camp at Ballyshannon. He was living in Caledon at the time. Private Clarke was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Somme. The Presbyterian Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour for Minterburn records a Private Thomas Clarke, who was living in Ballagh.
Further Information
Thomas Clarke was the son of Joseph Clarke.
Thomas Clarke was born in Liverpool about 1892.
Thomas enlisted at Finner Camp at Ballyshannon. He was living in Caledon at the time.
Medal card
Private Thomas Clarke was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 24 years old.
Private Clarke is buried at Mill Road Cemetery near Thiepval in France.
The Presbyterian Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour for Minterburn records a Private Thomas Clarke, who was living in Ballagh, as having being killed in action.
The CWGC records Private T Clarke as the son of Joseph Clarke of 80 Arundel Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.
It is believed this is the Private T Clarke which is listed in Dungannon War Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ballagh, Caledon Caledon Lived in Ballagh 54.374527 -6.899681
References and Links
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1 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas Clarke
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn Thomas Clarke, Ballagh, killed in action
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