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6823   Corporal Thomas Seymour
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Dated added: 30/11/2021   Last updated: 01/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/10/1881
Died: 19/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 33
Summary      
Thomas James Seymour was the son of Susan Seymour. He was born on 28th October 1881 in the Charlemont - Blackwatertown - Benburb area. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists Thomas, so he must spent some time in Canada. Thomas was the husband of Margaret Seymour. He was living in Bridgeton, Glasgow when he returned to Armagh to enlist. Corporal Thomas Seymour was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of wounds, at sea, in the Dardanelles on Thursday 19th August 1915.
Further Information
Thomas James Seymour was the son of Susan Seymour.
The family details compiled are speculated as information is limited.
Isaac Seymour and Susan Rolston were married on 13th October 1864 in the district of Armagh.
Known family: Isaac Seymour, Susan Seymour, Unnamed son Seymour (born 9th June 1866), Jane Seymour (born 17th July 1867), David Seymour (born 18th February 1870), Mary Seymour (born 28th December 1872).
Isaac Seymour died on 8th February 1873 in the Blackwatertown area, aged 30.
It seems Susan went on to have two more children.
An unnamed son was born 5th August 1877. Thomas James Seymour was born on 28th October 1881 in the Charlemont - Blackwatertown - Benburb area. GRONI does not record their fatherís name.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists Thomas, so he must spent some time in Canada.
Thomas was the husband of Margaret Seymour.
He was living in Bridgeton, Glasgow when he returned to Armagh to enlist.
Corporal Thomas Seymour arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 7th August 1915.
Corporal Thomas Seymour was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of wounds, at sea, in the Dardanelles on Thursday 19th August 1915.
Corporal Thomas Seymour has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial on the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.
Corporal Thomas Seymour is commemorated on Page 568 of Canada's First World War Book of Remembrance.
The CWGC record Corporal Thomas Seymour as the son of Maie Seymour. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Miles (formerly Seymour), of 1 Douglas Drive, Calder Road, Mossend, Lanarkshire.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Blackwatertown area Moy Lived in Blackwatertown area 54.423484 -6.709183
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
13/10/1864 M Rolston Susan Parent M/1864/Q1/89/2/48b
13/10/1864 M Seymour Isaac Parent M/1864/Q1/89/2/48a
09/06/1866 B Seymour Not Capt M Sibling U/1866/10/1002/2/13 Rolston
17/07/1867 B Seymour Jane Sibling U/1867/10/1002/2/246 Rolston
18/02/1870 B Seymour David Sibling U/1870/10/1002/3/187 Rolston
28/12/1872 B Seymour Mary Sibling U/1873/10/1002/4/110 Rolston, Seymours
08/02/1875 D Seymour Isaac Parent D/1873/10/1002/3/160 died age 30
05/08/1877 B Seymour Not Capt M Sibling U/1877/10/1002/5/203
28/10/1881 B Seymour James Sibling U/1881/10/1002/6/421 ?
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1 Brother - Private Robert Seymour Believed to be half-brother of Corporal Thomas Seymour
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Corporal Thomas Seymour
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Corporal Thomas Seymour
4 FindAGrave.com Lists him as Thomas James Seymour
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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