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28/11/2018 BURTON - Killed in action at the Dardanelles , 2nd July , Private Thomas James Burton , youngest son of Mary Jane Burton and the late David Burton of Curran, Benburb.
28/11/2018 O God of love; O God of peace.
28/11/2018 Make wars throughout the world to cease;
28/11/2018 The wrath of sinful man restrain;
28/11/2018 Give peace, O God, gives peace again.
28/11/2018 Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord,
28/11/2018 Give peace, O God, gives peace again.
28/11/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 31th July 1915:
28/11/2018 Where rest but on Thy faithful word?
28/11/2018 Deeply regretted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers. Mary Jane Burton, 62 Kashmir Road Belfast.
28/11/2018 Oh bind us in that heavenly chain,
28/11/2018 All hearts are knit in holy love;
28/11/2018 When saints and angels dwell above,
28/11/2018 Give peace, O God, gives peace again.
28/11/2018 None ever call on Thee in vain,
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Burton is remembered on Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census shows the family had moved to house 62 in Kashmir Road, the Falls, Belfast. His brothers and sister worked in the weaving industry. Thomas was a Flax Yarn Bundler. He was 29 years old.
30/12/2015 Thomas, his three brothers and two sisters, all attended Derryfubble School, east of Eglish.
30/12/2015 Family: Mary Jane Burton (nee Donnelly), David Burton (died about 1881). David Burton, Alice Burton (born about 1875), Robert Charles Burton (born about 1876), Mary M Burton (born about 1878), John Burton (born about 1879), Thomas James Burton (born about 1881)
30/12/2015 The family farm at Curran was sold and the family moved to Belfast.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows the family living in Belfast. Thomas was 20 years old. He was working as a labourer.
30/12/2015 Thomas only nine months old when his father, David, was killed on the farm while ploughing, when the horses came back on to him.
30/12/2015 His eldest brother, David, left home as a young man and did not keep in contact but some years after his mother died, he returned to Eglish in 1934 as a United States Army Major (retired).
30/12/2015 He married and fathered a son, David, who later went to live in Scotland.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Burton was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he killed in action on 2nd July 1915 during an unsuccessful landing by the British/French Army at Gallipoli, Dardanelles.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 29th July 1915
30/12/2015 Mrs Burton, 62 Kashmir Road, Belfast, has been informed that her son, Private Thomas J Burton, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 2nd Inst. The deceased's father was the late Mr J Burton, Curran, Benburb.
30/12/2015 Thomas Burton enlisted in Belfast.
30/12/2015 Thomas Burton was the son of David Burton and Mary Jane Donnelly. Thomas James Burton hailed from the Eglish/Curran area and was born about 1881.
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