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5906   Private Thomas McGerr
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 04/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Summary      
Thomas McGerr was the son of Henry and Mary McGerr. He was born in Glenaul, County Armagh about 1896. The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family are living at Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father was a Linen Beetler. The 1911 census shows Thomas as 14 years old. He had left school and was a linen weaver. The family were living in Milltown Village, Glenaul, County Armagh.Thomas McGerr was living in Benburb, County Tyrone when he enlisted in Armagh. Private Thomas McGerr was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 4th May 1915, aged 18.
Further Information
Thomas McGerr was the son of Henry and Mary McGerr. He was born in Glenaul, County Armagh about 1896.
The 1901 census records Thomas as 5 years old. The family are living at Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, County Armagh. Henry was a Linen Beetler.
The 1911 census shows Thomas as 14 years old. He had left school and was a linen weaver. The family were living in Milltown Village, Glenaul, County Armagh.
Family: Henry McGerr, Mary McGerr, John McGerr (born about 1892), Sarah McGerr (born about 1893), Catherine McGerr (born about 1895), Thomas McGerr (born about 1896), Joseph Henry McGerr (born about 1910).
Thomas McGerr was living in Benburb, County Tyrone when he enlisted in Armagh.
Medal card
On the back of his will, it can be seen that his first wage payment was made on 25th March 1915.
Private Thomas McGerr was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 4th May 1915, aged 18.
Last Will and Testament of Thomas McMcGerr:
In case of my death I will 'leave' my money and to my mother and father and the rest of my property to brother John. Date 20tth April 1915. Mother's address. Mrs M McGerr, Milltown Mills, Benburb. County Armagh, Ireland
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Benburb Benburb Lived in Benburb 54.412712 -6.746814
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'McGier' family Lists Thomas as age 5 living with the family at house 26 in Tullymore Etra, Glenaul, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists McGerr family Lists Thomas as age 5 living with the family at house 10 in Milltown Village, Glenaul, Armagh
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Thomas McGerr
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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