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31898   Private Mitchell McFarlane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/09/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/06/1898
Died: 01/11/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 20
Summary      
Mitchell McFarland was the youngest son of Uriah and Lucinda McFarland. He was born on 26th June 1898 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was the second youngest of seven children, all born in the Clonavaddy area. His father was a farm labourer. His mother died when he was five. Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of influenza / pneumonia at the Military Hospital in Omagh on 1st November 1918.
Further Information
Mitchell McFarland was the youngest son of Uriah and Lucinda McFarland. Uriah McFarland and Lucinda Moore were married on 6th October 1887 in the district of Dungannon.
Mitchell McFarland was born on 26th June 1898 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. He was the second youngest of seven children, all born in the Clonavaddy area.
Known family: Uriah McFarland, Lucinda McFarland, William Johnston McFarland (born 13th July 1888), John McFarland (born 21st June 1890), George McFarland (born 5th June 1892), Dorothea McFarland (born 6th January 1894), Sarah McFarland (born 1st July 1896), Mitchell McFarland (born 26th June 1898), Anna E McFarland (born 25th June 1900).
The 1901 census records 2 year old Mitchell living with the family in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, County Tyrone. Uriah was a farm labourer.
Mitchell’s mother, Lucinda McFarland, died on 30th March 1904, aged 40. Mitchell would have been five years old.
Mitchell’s father remarried. Uriah McFarland and Elizabeth Cairns were married on 13th May 1904 in the district of Dungannon. They went on have three sons.
Family 2: Uriah McFarland, Elizabeth McFarland, James Nessa McFarland (born 20th February 1905, Clonavaddy), Hugh McFarland (born 23rd September 1907, Ballygawley), Robert McFarland (born 6th April 1912, Ballygawley).
The 1911 census does not list Mitchell as living with his step family at house 1 in Coolageery, Ballygawley. The initial family had been split up. Twelve year old Mitchell was living the Thompson family at Tirelugan, Tullyvar, County Tyrone.
Mitchell McFarlane enlisted in Ballygawley.
Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of influenza / pneumonia at the Military Hospital in Omagh on 1st November 1918.
It appears that because he never served in France, he did not have a medal card.
Private Mitchell McFarlane was buried at home in Killeeshil (St. Paul) Church of Ireland Churchyard, which lies midway between Dungannon and Ballygawley.
The CWGC record Private Mitchell McFarlane as the son of Uriah and Lizzie McFarlane of Ballygawley.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe Ballygawley Census listing in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe 54.475723 -6.965017
2 Tirelugan, Tullyvar Aughnacloy Census listing in Tirelugan, Tullyvar 54.450281 -6.951113
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
06/10/1887 M Moore Lucinda Parent M/1887/T1/1439/2/19b
06/10/1887 M McFarland Uriah Parent M/1887/T1/1439/2/19a
13/07/1888 B McFarland William Sibling U/1888/109/1012/11/227
21/06/1890 B McFarland John Sibling U/1890/109/1012/11/480
05/06/1892 B McFarland George Sibling U/1892/109/1012/12/230
06/01/1894 B McFarland Dorothea Sibling U/1894/109/1012/12/407
01/07/1896 B McFarland Sarah Sibling U/1896/109/1012/13/167
26/06/1898 B McFarland Mitchell Casualty U/1898/109/1012/13/383
25/06/1900 B McFarland Ann Sibling U/1900/109/1012/14/68
30/03/1904 D McFarland Lucinda Parent D/1904/109/1012/12/138 died age 40
13/05/1904 M McFarland Uriah Parent M/1904/T1/1428/2/99a
13/05/1904 M Cairns Elizabeth Stepmother M/1904/T1/1428/2/99b
20/02/1905 B McFarland James Half sibling U/1905/109/1012/14/497
23/09/1907 B McFarland Hugh Half sibling U/1907/102/1026/10/137
06/04/1912 B McFarland Robert Half sibling U/1912/102/1026/10/461
01/11/1918 D McFarland Mitchell Casualty D/1918/212/1025/34/45 Michael, died age 18
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1 1901 Census lists McFarlane family Lists Mitchell as age 2 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McFarland family Does not list Mitchell as living with his step family at house 1 in Coolageery, Ballygawley, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Mitchell McFarlane Lists Mitchell as age 12 living as a boarder at house 13 in Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone
4 Facebook - Irish Soldiers Remembered Details of Private Mitchell McFarlane's death
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Mitchell McFarlane's headstone can be purchased here.
6 War-related Graves in Tyrone Details of Private Mitchell McFarlane's death
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021