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22639   Private Thomas Conlon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/02/1898
Died: 17/02/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 18
Summary      
Thomas Conlon was the son of Robert and Margaret Conlon. He was born in Benburb, Co Tyrone about 1899. The 1911 census shows Thomas as a 14 year old labourer. He was living with the family at Mourneview Street in Portadown. Thomas Conlon enlisted in Portadown. Private Thomas Conlon was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on the 17th February 1916. Thomas is buried in Loughgall Old Cemetery and commemorated on Portadown War Memorial.
Further Information
Thomas Conlon was the son of Robert and Margaret Conlon. Robert Conlon and Margaret Orr were married about 1888.
However, no GRONI record can be found for the marriage so the family details cannot be confirmed.
Thomas Conlon was born in Benburb, County Tyrone, possibly on 13th February 1898.
Known family: Robert Conlon, Margaret Conlon, William Robert Conlon (born about 1889), George Conlon (born 12th April 1894), Thomas Conlon (born 13th February 1898).
The 1911 census shows Thomas as a 14 year old labourer. He was living with the family at Mourneview Street in Portadown.
Thomas Conlon enlisted in Portadown.
Private Thomas Conlon was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of pneumonia at the Military Hospital, Belfast on the 17th February 1916.
Thomas Conlon is buried in Loughgall Old Cemetery.
Private Thomas Conlon is commemorated on Portadown War Memorial as living at Jervis Street, Portadown.
The CWGC record Private Thomas Conlon as the son of Robert Conlon of Ballyworkan, Portadown.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Benburb Benburb Born in Benburb 54.412737 -6.748209
2 Ennish, Clananeese Castlecaulfield Census listing in Ennish, Clonaneese 54.481807 -6.888628
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Conlon family Lists Thomas as age 14 living with the family at house 46 in Mourneview Street, Portadown
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Thomas Conlon's grave
3 Portadown War Memorial Private Thomas Conlon, Jervis Street, Portadown
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Conlon's grave can be purchased here
5 War-related Graves in Co Armagh Details of Private Thomas Conlon's death
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