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9552   Private John Toner
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 24/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
Summary      
John Toner was the eldest son of William and Sarah Toner. John was born about 1875 in County Tyrone. John seems to have worked at the local mill in Dungannon most of his life. Private John Toner was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he died on 24th May 1915.
Further Information
John Toner was the eldest son of William and Sarah Toner. John was born about 1875 in County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records the Toner family at house 39 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Dungannon, Tyrone. John was 25 years old and was working as a Bundler in a Spinning Mill. John was unable to read or write. His father William Toner was a Stone Breaker.
William Toner, Sarah Toner , John Toner (born about 1876), Ellen Toner (born about 1879), Lizzie Toner (born about 1881), Margaret Toner (born about 1884), Mary Toner (born about 1889), Sarah Toner (born about 1891), Catherine Toner (born about 1894), Joseph Toner (born about 1897).
The 1911 census shows the family living at house 6 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone. John was now 36 years old and not married. Most of the family now worked at the local mill.
Medal card
Private John Toner was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he died on 24th May 1915.
The CWGC records Private John Toner as the son of William and Sarah Toner, of Beech Valley, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Railway View Dungannon Central Census listing in Railway View 54.502651 -6.775702
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Toner family Lists John as age 25 living with the family at house 39 in Ballysaggart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Toner family Lists John as age 36 living with the family at house 6 in Railway View, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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