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17770   Private Thomas James Mossey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Thomas James Mossey was the son of David and Eliza Mossey. He was born in Augher, Co. Tyrone about 1895. The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family is living at Main Street, Augher. Thomasís father David is a farm labourer. Thomas Mossey enlisted in Augher. Private Thomas Mossey served with "C" company, in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Thomas James Mossey was killed in action at Authuille, in the Somme region on 8th May 1916. He was aged 21.
Further Information
Thomas James Mossey was the son of David and Eliza Mossey. He was born in Augher, Co. Tyrone about 1895.
Family: David Mossey, Eliza Mossey, Lizzie Mossey (born about 1890), David Samuel Mossey (born about 1890) , Harry Mossey (born about 1894), Thomas James Mossey (born about 1896), Richard Mossey (born about 1899).
The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family is living at Main Street, Augher. Thomas's father David is a farm labourer.
By 1911, Thomas's father had died. His mother still lived in Main Street, Augher. She worked as a washerwoman. Thomas no longer lived with the family.
Thomas Mossey enlisted in Augher.
Medal card
Private Thomas Mossey served with "C" company, in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Private Thomas James Mossey was killed in action at Authuile, in the Somme region on 8th May 1916. He was aged 21.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 19th May 1916:
Private T Mossey, son of Eliza Mossey, Augher
From the Tyrone Courier dated 25 May 1916:
Other casualties officially reported in the Inniskillings are :- Killed Ė Privates G Walker and T Mossy (Augher) ; Wounded - Privates G Caddoo (Greystone), G R Bryan (Dungannon), Jack Williamson (Benburb) and Lace-Corporal J Kerr (Coalisland)
Thomas Mossey's brother, David Samuel Massey, also died in the First World War.
Private Thomas James Mossey is buried in Authuile Military Cemetery.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Main Street, Augher Augher Census listing in Main Street, Augher 54.42828 -7.126998
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mossey family Lists Thomas J as age 5 living with the family at house 12 in Main Street, Augher
2 1911 Census lists Mossey family Does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 54 in Main Street, Augher
3 Davild Samuel Massey Brother of Thomas Mossey
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Mossey's headstone can be purchased here.
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