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05/06/2020 02789
30/12/2015 Mr Thomas Stafford, of Broughadoey, Moy, has received intimation that his son, Private John Stafford, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action. He volunteered from the ranks of the U.V.F.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 9th December 1916:
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30/12/2015 It seems John's mother died and the family split up. His father remarried and started another family. A 1911 census listing suggests John was working on a farm in Benburb.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with his family at house 4 in Culkeeran, Moy, Tyrone. Thomas Stafford was a farm labourer.
30/12/2015 Mr Thomas Stafford, of Broughadoey, has received intimation that his son, Private John Stafford, Inniskilling Fusiliers, has been killed in action.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 7 December 1916:
30/12/2015 The CWGC records Private John Stafford as the son of Mr. T. Stafford, of Moy, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private John Stafford was killed in action in Belgium on 21st November 1916. He was 26 years old.
30/12/2015 John enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He volunteered from the ranks of the U.V.F.
30/12/2015 John Stafford was the son of Thomas and Mary Stafford. Thomas was born in Clonfeacle, County Tyrone about 1890.
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