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19810   Private Richardson J Paisley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/12/1897
Died: 06/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
Summary      
Richardson Jackson Paisley was the son of Robert and Hannah Paisley. He was born in Aughnacloy on 27th December 1897. He was the eldest of two sons. By 1911 the family were living near Clogher. His father was a farm labourer. Richard was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and also of Fardross L.O.L. Richard Paisley was with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in Belgium on 6th April 1916. He was 18.
Further Information
Richardson Jackson Paisley was the son of Robert and Hannah Paisley. Robert Paisley married Hannah Hiller/Hillen on 12th November 1895 in the district of Dungannon. (GRONI Ref M/1895/T1/2556/2/230)
Richardson was born in Aughnacloy on 27th December 1897. He was the eldest of two sons.
Family: Robert Paisley, Hannah Paisley, Richardson Jackson Paisley (born 27th December 1897), Robert John Paisley (born 31st May 1906).
The 1911 census lists Richard Jackson as age 13 living with the family at house 7 in Carryclogher, Cloghan, Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer.
Clogher Main Street
Richard was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and also of Fardross L.O.L.
Richard Paisley enlisted in Clogher with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was living in Fardross, Clogher at the time.
Medal card
Private Richard J. Paisley died of wounds in Belgium on 6th April 1916. He was 18.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 6th May 1916:
Mrs Paisley, Fardross, Clogher, has been officially notified that her son, Private Richard Paisley, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has died from wounds. He was a member of Clogher Ulster Volunteer Force and of Fardross L.O.L.
Last Will and Testament of Richard Paisley:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs Hannah Paisley. Slatbeg, Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland. 19810 Private Richard Paisley.
Private Richardson Paisley is buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, eight kilometres west of Ypres town centre.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Carryclogher, Cloghan Clogher Census listing in Carryclogher, Cloghan 54.40929 -7.177727
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Paisley family Lists Richard Jackson as age 13 living with the family at house 7 in Carryclogher, Cloghan, Tyrone
2 Find A Grave Photo of Richardson Paisley's headstone
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Richardson Paisley
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Richard Jackson Paisley's gravetone can be purchased here
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