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13558   Private Archibald Massey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Summary      
Archibald Massey was the son of Elizabeth Massey. He was born in Augher County Tyrone about 1882. The spelling of the family name, Mossey or Massey, is unclear. The CWGC names him as Massey. The 1901 census shows Archie Mossey living with his mother in Main Street, Augher. He is a postman. The 1911 census shows that Archie married Sarah about 1903. They are living at Main Street, Augher. They have two children. Archie is still a postman. Private Archie Massey served with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Archibald Massey was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916, aged about 34.
Further Information
Archibald Massey was the son of Elizabeth Massey. He was born in Augher County Tyrone about 1882.
The spelling of the family name - Mossey or Massey - is a subject of discussion. The CWGC names him as Massey.
The 1901 census shows Archie Mossey living with his mother in Main Street, Augher. Archie is 19 years old. He is a postman.
The 1911 census shows that Archie married Sarah about 1903. The family name is recorded as Massey. They are living at Main Street, Augher. They have two children, Minnie Massey (born about 1905) and William Massay (born about 1908). Archie is still a postman.
Archie Massey enlisted in Clogher.
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Private Archie Massey served with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Archibald Massey was killed in action at the Somme on the 1st July 1916, aged about 34.
Archie Massey lived in Lisburn for a time and is commemorated on Drumbeg Parish Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
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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 54.428542 -7.125925
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1 1901 Census lists "Mossey" family Lists Archie as age 19 living with his mother at house 21 in Main Street, Augher, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists "Massey" family Lists Archie as age 29 living with his wife at house 59 in Main Street, Augher, Tyrone
3 Lisburn Roll of Honour Lists Archibald Massey in Drumbeg Parish Church.
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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