Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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26/01/2021 In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to Mr Francis Conroy, brother, of Cloughfin, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone. 4226 Private, 3rd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
26/01/2021 James Conroy was the eldest son of Patrick and Margaret Conroy. Patrick Conroy and Margaret McCart were married about 1891.
26/01/2021 James was born on 13th June 1894 in Ballymacelory, County Tyrone. He was the second of seven children, all born in the area north of Ballygawley.
26/01/2021 The 1901 census records James as 6 years old. He was at school. His father Patrick was a farm labourer. The family lived house 37 in Ramackan, Sixmilecross, Tyrone.
26/01/2021 Family: Patrick Conroy, Maggie Conroy, Maggie Conroy (born 31st March 1892), James Conroy (born 13th June 1894), Francis Conroy (born 28th January 1897), Mary Conroy (born 29th April 1899), Sarah Ann Conroy (born about 1905), Bridget Conroy (born 14th June 1908).
26/01/2021 The 1911 census shows James Conroy as 17 years old. He was now working as a farm servant for the McAnulty family in Garvaghey, Errigal, Tyrone.
26/01/2021 Private James Conroy is buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3. Brandhoek lies six miles west of Ypres.
26/01/2021 Last Will and Testament of Private James Conroy dated 22nd May 1917:
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30/12/2015 The CWGC records James as the son of Pat and Margaret Conroy, of Tulluglush, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private James Conroy was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Engineers when he died of wounds near Ypres, Belgium on Sunday 19th August 1917.
30/12/2015 James Conroy enlisted in Omagh.
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