Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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31/12/2021 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. Known family: Lowry Cliffe Loftus Tottenham, Isabella Ogle Tottenham, Reginald Tottenham (born about 1894), Edward Lowry Tottenham (born 18th September 1894), Arthur Henry Tottenham (born 8th June 1896), James Loftus Tottenham (born about 1898), Isabel Joyce Tottenham (born about 1901).
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31/12/2021 2nd Lt Edward Lowry Tottenham M.C. Second Lieutenant Edward Lowry Tottenham is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Moy War Memorial.
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31/12/2021 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham Known family: Lowry Cliffe Loftus Tottenham, Isabella Ogle Tottenham, Reginald Tottenham (born about 1894), Edward Lowry Tottenham (born 18th September 1894), Arthur Henry Tottenham (born 8th June 1896), James Loftus Tottenham (born about 1898), Isabel Joyce Tottenham (born about 1901).
31/12/2021 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham Second Lieutenant Arthur Henry Tottenham is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on Moy War Memorial.
31/12/2021 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham Second Lieutenant Arthur Henry Tottenham is commemorated on Mostyn House School War Memorial in Parkgate, Cheshire
31/12/2021 2nd Lt Arthur Henry Tottenham Second Lieutenant Arthur Tottenham’s medal card suggests he arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 27th June 1916 – the same day he died.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Private William Sloan is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Private William Sloan has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel 5 of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Private William Sloan arrived in France with the Inniskilling Dragoons on 6th October 1914.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Private William Sloan had initially the Service No 6DN/5837, with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Known family: Robert Sloan, Mary Sloan, James Sloan (born 7th June 1871), Mary Sloan (born 23rd January 1873), Elizabeth Sloan (born 12th June 1876), Anne Sloan (born 9th January 1878), unnamed male (born 5th July 1879), Elizabeth Sloan (born 19th June 1880), Robert Sloan (born 20th October 1882)m Charlotte Sloan (born 3rd February 1885), William Sloan (born 15th December 1886), Thomas Sloan (born 15th December 1889).
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan William Sloan was born on 15th December 1886. He was one of ten children all born in the Dungannon and Clogher areas.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan William Sloan was the son of Robert and Mary Sloan. Robert Sloan and Mary Rocks were married on 31st December 1870 in the district of Dungannon.
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Mr Robert Sloan, Elm Lodge, Dungannon, has received intimation that his son Robert has been killed in action in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 21st August when serving with the New Zealand contingent. The deceased had served throughout the South African war and a brother of the deceased has been missing since 6th November last. The deceased leaves a widow and two children.
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31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan From the Tyrone Courier dated 23rd September 1915: Robert Sloan (brother of William Sloan)
31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan Mr Robert Sloan, Elm Lodge, Dungannon, has received intimation that his son Robert has been killed in action in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 21st August when serving with the New Zealand contingent. The deceased had served throughout the South African war with the Royal Irish Rifles, and afterwards joined the 16th Lancers, in which corps he obtained the rank of Sergeant Major. After his term of service had expired he went out to New Zealand, and for three years acted as an instructor in the local defence force there. On the call to arms sounding in New Zealand, he volunteered. He leaves a widow and two children. A brother of the deceased, Trooper William Sloan, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, has been missing since 6th November last, when he was doing his duty in France with the 2nd Life Guards. Another brother, Private Thomas Sloan, volunteered at the outbreak of hostilities, and joining the Army Veterinary Corps, is now on active service in France with the Mobile Veterinary Section.
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31/12/2021 Pte. William Sloan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th September 1915: Robert Sloan (brother of William Sloan)
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30/12/2021 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan Staff Sergeant Major Robert Sloan is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
30/12/2021 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan Known family: Robert Sloan, Mary Sloan, James Sloan (born 7th June 1871), Mary Sloan (born 23rd January 1873), Elizabeth Sloan (born 12th June 1876), Anne Sloan (born 9th January 1878), unnamed male (born 5th July 1879), Elizabeth Sloan (born 19th June 1880), Robert Sloan (born 20th October 1882)m Charlotte Sloan (born 3rd February 1885), William Sloan (born 15th December 1886), Thomas Sloan (born 15th December 1889).
30/12/2021 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan Robert Sloan was born on 20th October 1882 he was one of ten children all born in the Dungannon and Clogher areas.
30/12/2021 St Sgt Mjr Robert Sloan Robert Sloan was the son of Robert and Mary Sloan. Robert Sloan and Mary Rocks were married on 31st December 1870 in the district of Dungannon.
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29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Private Thomas Walsh arrived in the Balkans with the Connaught Rangers on 19th December 1915.
29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Lance Corporal Thomas Walsh is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Really unusually, his inscription lists his twin sister Mary Jane, who is also buried in the grave. It reads: DIED FOR KING AND COUNTRY LORD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL ALSO HIS SISTER MARY JANE 15TH MARCH 1973 AGE 74
29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Known family: Michael Walsh, Norah Walsh, Eliza Kate Walsh (born about 1894, Roscommon) Michael John Walsh (born 5th August 1895), Annie Walsh (born 30th September 1896, died 17th September 1897), Patrick James Walsh (born 19th August 1897), Thomas Walsh (born 13th February 1899, twin), Mary Jane Walsh (born 13th February 1899, twin), Alice Walsh (born 3rd June 1900), Bridget Walsh (born 22nd June 1902), Theresa Walsh (born 24th August 1903), Joseph Walsh (born 18th March 1907).
29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Thomas and his twin sister Mary Jane were born on 13th February 1899 in Laghey, Dungannon. He was one of ten children. All but the first were born in the Dungannon area.
29/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Walsh Thomas Walsh was the son of Michael and Annie Walsh (nee Cryan). It seems they were married about 1893 in County Roscommon, where they were both born.
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29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker William’s father, Joseph Walker died in Fivemiletown on 30th April 1907. He was 72 years old.
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker Known family: Joseph Walker, Mary Walker, Robert Walker (born 30th September 1881), William John Walker (born 23rd June 1886), Edward Walker (born 2nd June 1889).
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker William John Walker was the son of Joseph and Mary Walker (nee Caldwell).
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker Private William John Walker is commemorated locally on the WWI Roll of Honour in Fivemiletown Methodist Church and also on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker The following are the names of the Kenora and Keewatin men on board From Kenora: Roy Parrott, George R Scott, William J Walker, Roy McDonald, Albert M Edmonds, Benjamin Sutherland, Lawrence O’Flaherty, Thomas O’Flaherty, William Mitchell and John Cameron.
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker The first train arrived about 12.30. Only two of the Kenora men were on board this train, and they were given a heart send off. The crowd dispersed for a while, only to gather in greater numbers for the second train. The parting scenes between mothers and sons, sisters and brothers, were pathetic in their sadness, but it could be seen how brave and self-sacrificing the women of Canada are. We and they can only hope that within a few months the joy of reunion will wipe out the scars of parting. The citizen’s band turned out and played many stirring selections dutring the twenty minutes stop of the train, and as the cars moved out, the strains of Auld Lang Syne were wafted back from the Battalion band on board.
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker An immense crowd assembled at the station to say goodbye to members of the 2nd Contingent. The departure of the Kenora members of the 2nd Contingent for the front on Wednesday with the 27th Battalion from Winnipeg was marked by a tremendous demonstration at the station. Thousands of citizens crowded the platform and approaches to the station to see the young men who are going to the front to represent this town in the fighting line of the empire’s forces. Though the crowd was as large or larger than the immense throng that witnessed the departure of the first contingent, it was different. A more serious, subdued feeling was evident, induced no doubt by the thoughts of the brave boys who left us last August, one of whom was killed and at least ten others wounded in the terrible struggle. Then we did not know what was before them. Today it is different. There is almost a certainty that some will not come back if the war goes on. Though subdued, there was the same intense feeling and, at the same time, a more erect bearing, as all realized the Canadians on the field of glory had no superlore in bravery or daring. Scare one felt the gulp in the throat, but it was not weakness, rather intense pride.
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29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker From the Kenora Miner and News dated 15th May 1915: Kenora Men off to the Front
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker In a letter received by A L Habgood, Winnipeg, from Private W J Walker, of the Kenora men with the 27th, he says the Kenora boys are doing fine and are quite well. He also writes that Lance Corporal W T Sparks, late of the Tourist Hotel staff, along with 29 others who were picked out of the 52nd Battalion, were in the trenches at the time of writing, and were again doing their bit. We can well imagine the welcome that the Kenora members of the 27th would give their comrades from the old town.
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29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker From the Kenora Miner and News dated 2nd March 1916: 52nd Draft with the 28th
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker Private William John Walker is commemorated on Kenora Cenotaph in Kenora, Ontario, Canada.
29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker During the First World War, the area around Etaples was the scene of immense concentrations of Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals. It was remote from attack, except from aircraft, and accessible by railway from both the northern and the southern battlefields. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes and the hospitals, which included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot, could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick.
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29/12/2021 Pte. William John Walker William John Walker was born on 23rd June 1886 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker The Sgt Walker Memorial Pipe Band, from Summerisland in Loughgall, is named after Sergeant Isaac Walker.
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28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Walker’s remains were brought back from London to Belfast and then on to Loughgall.
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Isaac Walker was a section leader of Summerisland Company of the U.V.F. He was also a member of Summerisland R.B.P. 319.
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Prior to enlistment, Isaac worked for Messrs A Cowdy and Sons, Greenhall Mills, Loughgall.
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28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Isaac Walker, of the 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (tyrone Volunteers), who died in Bethnal Green Military Hospital on 16th November, of wounds received in action on the 1st July. The deceased, prior to enlistment, was in the employment of Messrs A Cowdy and Sons, Greenhall Mills, Loughgall, and was section leader of Summerisland Company of the U.V.F. he was also a member of Summerisland R.B.P. 319. It may be mentioned that he was the first in the district to join the colours, and his parents reside at Carson’s Terrace, Summerisland, Loughgall. His remains were brought back from London to Belfast on Saturday night and were interred in Loughgall cemetery. The funeral was a military one, and was largely attended. The deceased’s brother, Private J Walker, of the 9th, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, served in France for a considerable time and having been invalided home, is now located at Newtownards with the 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker From an unknown Belfast newspaper: Sergeant Isaac Walker
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Isaac Walker is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Isaac Walker was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was injured at the Battle of the Somme. He was shot 11 times and lay very seriously injured in a shell hole on the battlefield for three days and three nights until fellow soldiers rescued him.
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Sergeant Isaac Walker arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Family: James Walker, Catherine Walker, Minnie Walker (born 8th December 1886), Elizabeth Walker (born 15th March 1888, Belfast), Isaac Walker (born 4th August 1890), Robert Walker (born 15th April 1892, died 2nd October 1892), James Walker (born 3rd September 1893), Edith Walker (born 29th November 1895), Thomas George Walker (born 15th February 1899, Belfast), Robert Walker (born 23rd July 1901), Abraham Walker (born 15th May 1904), William Henry Walker (born 20th April 1910).
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Isaac Walker was born on 4th August 1890 in Clonmain, near Charlemont, County Armagh. He was the third of ten children. all but two were born in the Charlemont area.
28/12/2021 Pte. William Joseph Vance Private William Joseph Vance is buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania. His inscription reads: TRUER FAME CAN NO MAN WIN THAN IN A LIFE LAID NOBLY DOWN
28/12/2021 Sgt. Isaac Walker Isaac Walker was the eldest son of James and Catherine Walker. James Walker and Catherine Morton were married on 19th May 1885 in the district of Armagh.
27/12/2021 Pte. George Walker Lance Corporal George Walker arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 18th November 1915.
27/12/2021 Pte. George Walker Known family: Robert Walker, Lucinda Walker, Mary Eliza Walker (born 19th July 1893), George Walker (born 17th April 1895), Robert John Walker (born 2nd February 1897), Lucinda Walker (born 8th November 1900), Martha Walker (born 6th November 1902, died 1st January 1903), Annie Walker (born 25th May 1904).
27/12/2021 Pte. George Walker George Walker was born on 17th April 1895. He was the second of seven children, five surviving, all born in the Ballygawley area.
26/12/2021 Pte. George Walker George Walker was the oldest son of Robert Walker and Lucinda Walker, Robert Walker and Lucinda Campbell were married on 14th October 1892 in the district of Dungannon.
26/12/2021 Pte. Hugh Torrens Private Hugh Torrens is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
26/12/2021 Pte. Hugh Torrens Private Hugh Torrens is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, twelve kilometres west of Ypres town centre. His inscription reads: A LOVING HUSBAND, TRUE AND KIND A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner Private John Toner is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner Private John Toner has no known grave and is commemorated on Panels 44-46 of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner Private John Toner arrived in France with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 2nd May 1915.
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner John Toner enlisted in Dungannon.
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner Known family: William Toner, Sarah Toner, John Toner (born 10th December 1875), William Toner (born 8th November 1877), Ellen Toner (born about 1879), Elizabeth Toner (born 3rd January 1882), Margaret Toner (born 5th May 1884), Mary Toner (born 18th November 1888), Sarah Toner (born 24th May 1891), Catherine Toner (born 31st May 1894), Joseph Toner (born 10th February 1897).
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner John Toner was born on 10th December 1875. He was one of ten children, seven surviving, all born in the Dungannon town area.
25/12/2021 Pte. John Toner John Toner was the eldest son of William and Sarah Toner. Best match in GRONI is a William ‘Jones’ who married Sarah Beattie on 20th May 1875 in the district of Dungannon.
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25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner Private James Toner is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner Private James Toner has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, ten kilometres south east of Arras in France.
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner In his will, he left all to his mother, who was living in Brackaville.
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner Private James Toner was initially with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No 22770).
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner Known family: Peter Toner, Mary Toner, James Toner (born 5th December 1897), Edward Toner (born 3rd June 1899), Mary Toner (born 9th July 1900), Peter Toner (born 6th August 1901, died 12th August 1901), Annie Toner (born 9th August 1902), Ellen Toner (born 9th December 1903, died 15th December 1905, age 2), Catherine Kathleen Toner (born 20th September 1905, died 12th April 1911, age 6), Bridget Toner (born 4th March 1908), Joseph Toner (born 30th July 1910, twin, died 31st January 1912, age 1), Peter Toner (born 30th July 1910, twin), Francis Toner (born 23rd July 1912), Alice Toner (17th December 1913), John Toner (born 16th September 1915, twin), Thomas Toner (born 16th September 1915, twin).
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner James Toner was born on 5th December 1897. He was the oldest of at least fourteen children, all born in the Coalisland area.
25/12/2021 Pte. James Toner James Toner was the eldest son of Peter and Mary Toner. Peter Toner and Mary Mooney were married on 13th February 1897 in the district of Cookstown.
24/12/2021 Lieut Lee Tolerton Lieutenant Samuel Lee Tolerton is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
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24/12/2021 Pte. Ernest Churchill Templeton I was one of a party of seventy receiving bombing instruction under Lieutenant Welch at Houdain on 25th May 1917. Each man was to throw one live bomb in turn. Whilst waiting my turn, I saw a bomb thrown which did not explode. Corporal Templeton, who was the battalion bombing N.C.O., waited a few seconds, and then went forward, looked at the bomb, and apparently satisfied that it was alright,. Picked it up and walked back towards the point from which it was thrown. When he had gone a few yards the bomb exploded, killing Corporal Templeton and wounding Lieutenant Welch and Private Bickerton. I believe that it was accidental, and no one was in any way to blame. Witness: Private G W Claxton (907394). Witness: Private John O’Connell (622951)
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24/12/2021 Pte. Ernest Churchill Templeton Witness report dated 4th June 1917:
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24/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson The ‘Canadian’ Private John Stinson (Service No 754240) served with the 19th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. He too hailed from Clontyfallow. His mother was called Margaret. He was born about 1886. He survived the war.
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23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston Private William Johnston has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston Private William Johnston was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston Private William Johnston arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on 5th October1915.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston William Johnston enlisted in Belfast.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston The 1911 census lists William as age 15, living with his family at house 194 in Mayo Street, Woodvale, Belfast. William was a grocer’s assistant.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston The 1901 census lists William as age 7, living with his family at house 25 in Factory Row, Drumreany, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer. His older siblings worked in a local linen factory.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston Known family: Thomas Johnston, Barbara Johnston, Margaret Johnston (born 1st February 1882, Enniskillen), Dinah Johnston (born 26th February 18832, Enniskillen), Kate Johnston (born 17th May 1884, twin2, Enniskillen), Alice Johnston (born 17th May 1884. twin2, Enniskillen), Thomas Johnston (born 29th August 18852, Enniskillen), Florence Johnston (born 24th March 18872, Enniskillen), Louisa Johnston (born 27th August 18882, Enniskillen), William Johnston (born about 1894), Emily Johnston (born about 1896), Sarah Johnston (born 30th April 1899, Dungannon), Martha Johnston (born about 1903).
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston William Johnston was born about 1894. He was one of eleven children. His military records say he was born in the Shankill in Belfast. No GRONI record can be found. Up until then, all the older children were born in Enniskillen.
23/12/2021 R/man William Johnston William Johnston was the youngest son of Thomas and Barbara Johnston. Thomas Johnston and Barbara Reid were married on 21st April 1881 in the district of Fermanagh.
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21/12/2021 Pte. William John Telford Private William Telford arrived in Frances with the York and Lancaster Regiment on 15th January 1915.
21/12/2021 Pte. William John Telford Private William Telford is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon
20/12/2021 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Robert was born about 1879 in either Drumglass, Co Tyrone or Cookstown.
20/12/2021 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Private Robert Taylor arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 2nd November 1914.
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20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor Inscription reads: TAYLOR – In loving memory of our dear mother Mary, died 11th March 1949. Also our dear father James, died 28th April 1949. Also their dear son, Private John Taylor, R.I.F., who died in France 4th July 1916.
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20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor Private John Taylor is commemorated on the family headstone in Gilnahirk Presbyterian Churchyard at Dundonald in Belfast.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor Private John Taylor is buried in St Patrick's Cemetery in Loos, France.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor The 1911 census possibly lists John as age 13, living with his family at house 3 in Derrywinnin Glebe, Coalisland. John was still at school. His father was a farm labourer.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor Known family: James Taylor, Mary Taylor, Lilley Taylor (born 11th April 1894, Stewartstown), Robert James Taylor (born 16th April 1896, Stewartstown), John Taylor (born 23rd September 1898, Coalisland), Thomas Taylor (born 23rd October 1901, died 4th November 1901, Coalisland), William Taylor (born 6th May 1904, Coalisland), Thomas Taylor (born 8th June 1906, Coalisland).
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor The 1901 census possibly lists John as age 2, living with his family at house 33 in Coalisland, County Tyrone. His father was a farm labourer.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor John Taylor was born on 23rd September 1898 in Coalisland. He was one of at least six children.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor John Taylor was the son of James and Mary Taylor. James Joseph Taylor and Mary Hyde were married on 13th November 1891 in the district of Cookstown.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor The upshot is that the details are best fit, and there is no definitive information on the family.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor The major discrepancy is that in both 1901 and 1911 census, his parents were listed as Church of Ireland, but they were both buried in a Presbyterian churchyard.
20/12/2021 Pte. John Taylor The family headstone at Gilnahirk initially gives us the parents’ names along with the correct date of death of Private John Taylor. Both parents died some 40 years after their son, implying they were young when they were married.
19/12/2021 Capt John Bailey Tackaberry Known family: Thomas Tackaberry, Margaret Tackaberry, Fossie Tackaberry (born 28th November 1876), Unnamed female Tackaberry (born 2nd July 1879, died 2nd July 1879), John Bailey Tackaberry (born 7th February 1883).
19/12/2021 Capt John Bailey Tackaberry John Bailey Tackaberry was born on 7th February 1883 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was one of three children, two surviving, all born in Dungannon.
18/12/2021 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Lieutenant James Stronge arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
18/12/2021 Lieut James Matthew Stronge Known family: James Henry Stronge, Ethel Margaret Stronge, Zoe Edith Stronge (born 22 November 1886), Daphne Helen Stronge (born 6th April 1889), James Matthew Stronge (born 10th January 1891), Rose Ethel Stronge (born 21st January 1894), Jessie Stronge (born 21st September 1896), Joy Winifred Stronge (born 26th April 1901).
18/12/2021 Lieut James Matthew Stronge James Matthew was born on 10th January 1891 in the Richill area of County Armagh. He was one of six children, all born in County Armagh.
18/12/2021 Lieut James Matthew Stronge James Matthew Stronge was the only son of Sir James Henry Stronge D.L. and Ethel Margaret Stronge (nee Burges).
18/12/2021 Pte. James Sweeney Private James Sweeney is buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, nineteen kilometres south of Arras in France.
18/12/2021 Pte. James Sweeney Private James Sweeney arrived in France with the Army Service Corp on 19th September 1915.
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton It should be noted that there is another William James Stratton in the Dungannon listing. The other W J Stratton (Service No 14930) also died on 1st July 1916. He is listed as hailing from Killyman, County Tyrone. He served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and is buried in Connaught Cemetery at Thiepval.
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17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton Private W J Stratton is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton Private W J Stratton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton Private William James Stratton arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 14th October 1915.
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton Known family: William John Stratton, Jane Stratton, Mary Stratton (born 29th July 1879), Joseph Stratton (born 2nd February 1881), Margaret Stratton (born 4th December 1882), Thomas Stratton (born 3rd January 1887), Elizabeth Stratton (born 7th August 1888), Thomas Stratton (born 22nd October 1890), Robert Henry Stratton (born about 1891), William James Stratton (born 1st September 1892), Edith Stratton (born 1st January 1895).
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton William James Stratton was born on 1st September 1892 in Derrycurry, County Armagh. He was one of ten children.
17/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton William James Stratton was the son of William John and Jane Stratton. William Stratton and Jane Telford on 19th August 1879 in the district of Armagh.
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16/12/2021 Pte. William James Stratton Private William Stratton arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain Private Henry Strain arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain The 1911 census lists Henry as age 17, working as a farm servant at house 7 in Cavanreagh, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone.
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain The 1901 census lists Henry as age 6, living with the family at house 16 in Millbrook Town. Kilwaughter, County Antrim. Daniel Strain was a labourer.
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain Known family: Daniel Strain, Matilda Strain, Margaret Strain (born 4th May 1874, Sixmilecross), Jane Strain (born 4th April 1879, Sixmilecross), Mary Strain (born 21st May 1881, Sixmilecross), Matilda Strain (born 24th January 1883, Lisburn), Eliza Lizzie Strain (born 1st September 1887, Sixmilecross), Jessie Strain (born about 1893), Henry Strain (born 6th February 1895, Dungannon), James Strain (born 11th April 1897, Dungannon).
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain Henry Strain was born on 6th February 1895 in Dungannon. He was the second youngest of at least eight children. The children were born in various places.
16/12/2021 Pte. Henry Strain Henry Strain was the son of Daniel and Matilda Strain (nee McFarlane).
16/12/2021 Corp William Barry Stockdale Corporal William Barry Stockdale is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial and on the WWI tablet in St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher.
16/12/2021 Corp William Barry Stockdale Family: William Stockdale, Martha J Stockdale, William Barrington Stockdale (born 31st March 1888), Charles Haydn Stockdale (born 3rd June 1891), Alexander Percy Stockdale (born 8th June 1895), Elizabeth Stockdale (born 12th November 1896, died 31st January 1898, age 1).
16/12/2021 Corp William Barry Stockdale William Barrington Stockdale was born on. 31st March 1888. He was the oldest of at least four children, all born in the Clogher area.
16/12/2021 Corp William Barry Stockdale There are many variations of the maiden name, including Strom, Slain and Slein.
16/12/2021 Corp William Barry Stockdale William Barrington Stockdale was the son of William and Martha J Stockdale. William Stockdale and Martha Steen were married on 15th February 1887 in the district of Dungannon.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson Sergeant John Stinson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson Sergeant John Stinson is buried in St Andre Communal Cemetery, just north of Lille in France.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson Sergeant John Stinson was serving with the 17th Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment when he died in France on 4th December 1918.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson He also served with the Labour Corps (Service No 76520) and the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No 64417).
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson Sergeant John Stinson arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 16th July 1915. He had the service number 3569.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson John Stinson was a member of Holdfast L.O.L. 1620.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson John Stinson lived in Clontyfallow, Clonaneese, County Tyrone, with his wife.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson There was a John Stinson who married Minnie Williamson on 5th March 1914 in the district of Dungannon.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson A report in the Tyrone Courier from 1917 reported on a Corporal John Steenson, of the Canadian Rifles, who was wounded by shrapnel in leg and arm, and who belonged to Clontyfallow. So it seems that both served during the war.
16/12/2021 Sgt. John Stinson Little is known of John Stinson’s early life. There were two John Stinsons living in Clontyfallow according to the census. Below are various census references which refer to them.
15/12/2021 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Second Lieutenant Joseph Stewart is commemorated locally on the Newmills Parish Church WWI Roll of Honour.
15/12/2021 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Family: Robert Stewart, Essie Margaret Stewart, Joseph Stewart (born 1st June 1891, twin) Essie Stewart (born 1st June 1891, twin), John Kelso Stewart (born 13th January 1895), Robert Stewart (born 22nd September 1897, died 13th January 1898), Eleanor Stewart (born 25th October 1899, died 1st July 1900), Mary Stewart (born 22nd January 1903, died 25th October 1903).
15/12/2021 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Joseph Stewart was born on 1st June 1891. He had a twin sister, Essie. They were the oldest of six children, three surviving, all born in the Coalisland area.
15/12/2021 2nd Lt Joseph Stewart Joseph Stewart was the eldest son of Robert and Essie Margaret Stewart. Robert Stewart and Essie Shannon were married on 9th September 1890 in the district of Banbridge.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart Private James Stewart is also commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart Private James Stewart has no known grave has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart Private James Stewart arrived in France with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 18th November 1915.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart Known family: James Stewart, Annie Stewart, Joseph Stewart (born 15th February 1907), William James Stewart (born 19th November 1909), Ellen Stewart (born 1st October 1913), Elizabeth Stewart (born 27th October 1915).
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart James Stewart and Annie Irwin were married on 16th April 1906 in the district of Dungannon. They went on to have atl east four children, all born in the Newmills area.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart The 1901 census lists James as age 25, living with the family at house 3 in Doras, Tullyniskane, County Tyrone. James was a beetler in a local linen mill.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart Known family: Joseph Stewart, Eliza Stewart, James Stewart (born about 1876), Eliza Lizzie Stewart (born 11th June 1877), Mary Stewart (born 8th July 1879), Margaret Stewart (born 21st November 1882), Joseph Stewart (born 20th March 1885), Robert Stewart (born 11th February 1888), Thomas Stewart (born 27th June 1890), John Stewart (born 13th October 1892), Samuel Stewart (born 19th October 1895), William Stewart (born 12th January 1898).
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart James was born at Tullyniskane, Newmills about 1876. No GRONI record of the birth can be found. He was the oldest of ten children, all born in the Newmills area.
14/12/2021 Pte. James Stewart James Stewart was oldest son of the Joseph and Elizabeth Stewart. Joseph Stewart and Elizabeth Anderson were married on 5th November 1874 in the district of Cookstown.
14/12/2021 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson Lance-Corporal Thomas Stevenson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
14/12/2021 Pte. Joseph Stevenson Private Joseph Stevenson is also commemorated locally on the WWI Roll of Honour plaque in Brantry Church of Ireland
14/12/2021 Pte. Joseph Stevenson Private Joseph Stevenson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial and on the WWI Roll of Honour in St Anne's Church Of Ireland in Dungannon.
14/12/2021 Pte. Joseph Stevenson Private Joseph Stevenson arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
14/12/2021 Pte. Joseph Stevenson Known family: Robert Stevenson, Margaret Stevenson, Sarah Stevenson (born 6th August 1893), Joseph Stevenson (born 19th October 1895), Samuel Stevenson (born 1st February 1898), Allan Stevenson (born 6th August 1901?).
14/12/2021 Pte. Joseph Stevenson Joseph Stevenson was the eldest son of Robert and Maggie Stevenson. They were married about 1894.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson In his will, Sam left all to his wife Lizzie, who was living in Tynan, County Armagh.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson In the event of my death during active service, I give the whole of my my property, money and effects to my wife Lizzie Steenson, Tynan, County Armagh, Ireland. Private 13576. Sam Steenson, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Last Will and Testament of Private Samuel Steenson dated 4th October 1915:
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Private Samuel Steenson is listed on page 158 of the book, Armagh Dead in the Great War.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson The CWGC records S Private Samuel Steenson as the son of Thomas and Sarah J Steenson of Glasslough, County Monaghan. He is also recorded as the husband of Elizabeth Steenson of Tynan, County Armagh.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Private Samuel Steenson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Private Samuel Steenson is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, south west of Ypres in Belgium.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Private Steenson arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Family: Samuel Steenson, Elizabeth Steenson, Samuel Steenson (born 25th November 1912, Caledon), Thomas Steenson (born 2nd April 1914, Tynan).
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Samuel Steenson and Elizabeth Robinson were married on 24th January 1912 in the district of Armagh. They went on to have at least two children.
12/12/2021 Pte. Samuel Steenson Known family: Thomas Steenson, Sarah Jane Steenson, lizabeth Steenson (born about 1882), James Steenson (born about 1884), Robert David Steenson (born about 1887), Samuel Steenson (born about 1890), Maggie Steenson (born about 1892), Thomas Steenson (born about 1895), Mary Jane Steenson (born about 1899).
12/12/2021 Nurse Frances Fanny Shortt From the CWGC website: N.B. Recent research has shown that this casualty is buried here, however it has not proved possible to identify the exact location of her grave. As a result, the Commission is now in the process of producing a special memorial to commemorate her in this churchyard. Please contact the Commission before planning a visit, for more information
11/12/2021 Pte. Robert Steenson Private Robert Steenson is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
11/12/2021 Pte. Robert Steenson Private Robert Steenson arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 19th December 1914.
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11/12/2021 Pte. John Stafford Private John Stafford is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial and Dungannon War Memorial.
11/12/2021 Pte. John Stafford Private John Stafford arrived in France on 5th October 1915.
11/12/2021 Pte. John Stafford Private John Stafford is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, south west of Ypres in Belgium.
11/12/2021 Pte. David James Stafford Family: James Stafford, Bridget Stafford, David James Stafford (born 11th January 1890), Francis Stafford (born 29th August 1892).
11/12/2021 Pte. David James Stafford David James Stafford was born on 11th January 1890 in the Benburb area. He was the older of two sons.
11/12/2021 Pte. David James Stafford David Stafford was the oldest son of James and Bridget Stafford. James Stafford and Brigid Cullen were married on 2nd February 1888 in the district of Dungannon.
10/12/2021 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth 2nd Lieutenant Gordon Smyth is also commemorated on the Fitzroy Presbyterian Church War Memorial.
10/12/2021 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth 2nd Lieutenant Gordon Smyth is also commemorated on the Royal Belfast Academical Institution War Memorial.
10/12/2021 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth Known family: James Smyth, Mary Frances Smyth, Lizzie Smyth (born 15th September 1875), Samuel Andrew Smyth (born about 1877), James Smyth (born 26th February 1879), William Smyth (born 1st May 1881), Isabella Sarah Smyth (born 16th October 1886), Mary F D Smyth (born 18th November 1888), Wilhelmina Rebecca Smyth (born rd November 1890), John Smyth (born 27th January 1893), Margaret Madge Smyth (born 2nd November 1894), Gordon Dill Smyth (born 10th March 1896).
10/12/2021 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth Gordon Smyth was born on 10th March 1896 in Coleraine, County Londonderry. He was the youngest of eleven children, all born in the Coleraine area.
10/12/2021 2nd Lt Gordon Dill L Smyth Gordon Dill Long Smyth was the youngest son of the Rev James Smyth and Mary Frances Smyth. James Smyth and Mary Long were married on 15th December 1874 in the district of Coleraine
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09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Rifleman Frederick Smyth is buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, south of Arras in France. His inscription reads: I.H.S. R.I.P.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth In his will, he left all to his mother, Elizabeth Smyth, who was living at 31 Beersbridge Road, Belfast.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Rifleman Frederick John Smyth arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Irish Rifles on 18th October 1915.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Frederick’s father died when he was young. There is a record of the death of a Frederick Smith in Belfast on 27th November 1900, aged 40.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Known family: Frederick Smyth, Elizabeth Smyth, May Smyth (born about 1890), Frederick Smyth (born 13th October 1890, Dungannon), Thomas Smyth (born 27th November 1892, Belfast), Madeline Smyth (born 20th November 1895, Belfast), Emma Smyth (born 25th December 1897, Belfast).
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth By 1892, the family had moved to Belfast.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Frederick Smyth was born on 13th October 1890 in Dungannon. He was one of seven children, four surviving.
09/12/2021 R/man Frederick John Smyth Fredrick John Smyth was the son of Fredrick and Elizabeth Smyth (nee Smart). They were married about 1887.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer Private James Speer has no known grave and is commemorated on Panels 16-17 on Le Touret Memorial near Bethune in France.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer Private James Speer arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 29th November 1914.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer Known family: James Speer, Sarah Speer, Patrick Speer (born 4th May 1912), Jennie Speer (born 8th March 1914). Both children were born in the Aughnacloy area.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer James Speer (junior) and Sarah Slavin were married on 28th November 1911 in the district of Dungannon.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer Known family: James Speer, Catherine Speer, James Speer (born 10th February 1885, Aughnacloy), Joseph Speer (born 22nd November 1886, Aughnacloy), Elizabeth Speer (born 1st December 1892, Ballygawley), Patrick Speer (born 8th September 1895, Ballygawley).
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer James Speer was born on 10th February 1885 at Carnteel, near Aughnacloy. He was the oldest of at least four children.
09/12/2021 Pte. James Speer James Speer was the eldest son of James and Catherine Speer. James Speer and Catherine Marlow were married on 29th November 1883 in the district of Dungannon.
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Second Lieutenant Stanley Smith is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Second Lieutenant Stanley Herd Smith is buried in Frechencourt Communal Cemetery which lies east of Amiens in France.
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Family: John Smith, Eliza Smith, Robert Leslie Smith (born 22nd March 1897), Stanley Herd Smith (born 25th June 1898), Norman King Smith (born 14th October 1899).
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Stanley Herd Smith was born on 25th June 1898. He was the second of three children, all born in Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Stanley Herd Smith was the son of John and Elizabeth Smith. John Smith and Lizzie Herd were married on 9th August 1893 in the district of Dungannon.
08/12/2021 2nd Lt Stanley Herd Smith Second Lieutenant Stanley Herd Smith arrived in France with the Tank Crops on 13th March 1918.
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08/12/2021 Nurse Frances Fanny Shortt It may have been that her parents were Frederick Short and Jane Thompson, who were married on 14th August 1887 in Belfast.
08/12/2021 Nurse Frances Fanny Shortt There is speculation that Frances Shortt is buried in the graveyard at Tullyniskane Parish Church in Newmills. However, in ‘The Bell’ Volume 12 (Stewartstown publication), there is a remarkable comprehensive recording and mapping of the gravestones by Frank Mayes and James Glendinning (pages 57-92). They do not record any ‘Short’ headstones.
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06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Private Robert Henry Scott has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, near Arras in France.
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06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott I had a nice long letter and useful big parcel from L and everything goes well enough in Scotland. I would be glad of another flash lamp. The last ne finished a day or two ago and was very useful on many awkward occasions. The battery and the lamp just suited each other and the case and all those grew old and faded together. I must leave something to say for the next time and anyhow this is quite enough to go on with. Please give my best thanks and kind regards to Bella, Wfd and W. hope to join in a foursome before the winter comes and promise to make it interesting for W. Well, best wishes for happiness and all kinds of good luck to the lot of yer. Yours affectionately, Bob.
06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Either one of these, or both, will server my purpose and there should be enough to pay the £15 I borrowed and other items too numerous to mention. My name is still in the books of Smith and Thompson for about £3.10, so I suppose they should get it. Of course if mother needs any money I know she can always get it from you and there should be enough left to help out that way. I just thought it no harm to say all this in case I might go west before my turn for leave and some of the boys do occasionally get knocked out. My rest in the hospital has done me a ot of good so I now feel better than ever and don’t intend to snuff it until I have to.
06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Will: I leave everything I possess to my eldest brother, John S Scott, Headmaster, Model School, Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. Signed R H Scott
06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Dear John, got yours on 5th June 1916. Okay with the enclosed picture and was glad of the news and to know that life in the distressful island is still quite bearable, although I guess it sometimes seems to be not altogether a normal little bit of heaven. Had a letter also from Dungannon, with all good news and a cutting telling about the challenge cup won by Wfd. Please convey my hearty congratulations and hopes for still more improvements. We can have a contest at stringing words when I get back and the shadow of the censor no longer blurs the page while I write. Glad to know the golf goes well and to hear of your success against bogey. Always though bogey a hard opponent; he is so consistent, it always seems an uphill fight. I had a bone in my left hand broken, which gave me my first experience of hospital life and partly accounts for my long delay in writing. Quite well again and back at work. Not likely to get leave for a bit yet as the many who drew 24 is on leave now and my number is 117. Under the circumstances, I thought it well to get our paymaster to send you £5 from me to pay Belle for the copy of Science and Health and any other little debts I left behind. You might send a pound note to pay Corporal Gentles of our platoon for a diabole he brought back from London and several other things he got for me and forwarded to you. We are getting quite a bit of sport these days and as my job is not always bomb-proof, I thought it best to scribble out a short form of will in my pay book on 3rd June, and here it is again for today’s date in case my pay book gets lost.
06/12/2021 Pte. Robert Henry Scott Letter dated Monday 5th June 1916 (from Robert to his brother John)
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06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith Private William Smith is commemorated locally on the WWI Roll of Honour in Aughnacloy Presbyterian Church.
06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith Private William Smith is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, south west of Ypres in Belgium.
06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith Private William Smith arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith Family: Thomas Smith, Jane Smith, John Smith (born 24th September 1891), Anne Smith (born 1st September 1893), Mabel Smith (born 15th August 1895), William Smith (born 26th May 1897), Edward Victor Smith (born about 1900), George Smith (born 13th May 1903, died 22nd January 1907, age 3), Sarah Smith (born 29th December 1905, died 30th December 1908, age 3).
06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith William Smith was born on 26th May 1897 in Carnteel, Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. He was one of seven children, five surviving, all born in the Aughnacloy area.
06/12/2021 Pte. William Smith William T Smith was the son of Thomas and Jane Smith. Thomas Smith and Jane Kyle were married on 11th November 1890 in the district of Dungannon.
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith Private Samuel Smith has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith Private Samuel Smith arrived in France with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith Family: William Smith, Margaret Smith, Samuel Smith (born about 1897, Scotland), Margaret M F Smith (born 20th March 1898, Benburb), Catherine S Smith (born 22nd December 1899, Benburb), Robert Smith (born 8th September 1901, Benburb), William Smith (born 4th December 1903, Benburb), Marion Smith (born 28th December 1905, Benburb).
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith By March 1898, the young family had moved to Benburb.
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith Samuel Smith was born about 1895 in Scotland. He was the oldest of six children.
05/12/2021 L/Corp Samuel Smith Samuel Smith was the eldest son of the William and Margaret Smith (nee Frame). Both his parents were Scottish.
05/12/2021 Lieut Alfred Middleton Blackwood Rose-Cleland Lieutenant Alfred Rose-Cleland is also commemorated on the war memorial at Columba’s College, Rathfarnham, Dublin.
05/12/2021 Lieut Alfred Middleton Blackwood Rose-Cleland Lieutenant Alfred Rose-Cleland is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial and on Dungannon War Memorial.
05/12/2021 Lieut Alfred Middleton Blackwood Rose-Cleland Family: Henry Somerville Leopold Rose-Cleland, Elizabeth Anne Rose-Cleland, Alfred Middleton Blackwood Bingham Rose-Cleland (born 12th May 1895).
05/12/2021 Lieut Alfred Middleton Blackwood Rose-Cleland Alfred Rose-Cleland was born in the Dungannon area on 12th May 1895.
05/12/2021 Lieut Alfred Middleton Blackwood Rose-Cleland Alfred Middleton Blackwood Bingham Rose-Cleland was the only child of Henry Somerville Rose- Cleland and Elizabeth Anne Rose-Cleland (nee Middleton).
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04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Corporal James Sleator is listed on page 155 of the book ‘Armagh Dead in the Great War’.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Private James Sleator arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 29th November 1914.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Corporal James Sleator is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial. He is listed as beong from Longridge.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Corporal James Sleator was one of four cousins who died in the war.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Corporal James Sleator is buried at Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery in Rouen, France.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator Known family: George Sleator, Emma Jane Sleator, Ada Sleator (born 12th January 1887, Clogher), Emma Jane Sleator (born 21st January 1888, Belfast), William Sleator (born 20th December 1888, Belfast), Mabel Sleator (born 20th December 1889, Belfast), Margaretta Sleator (born 28th December 1892, Belfast), George Walsh Sleator (born 1st October 1895, Armagh), James Sleator (born 30th October 1896, Armagh), Florence Sleator (born 15th February 1898, Armagh), David Sleator (born 24th January 1899, Belfast), Richard Foster Sleator (born 20th March 1900, Belfast).
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator James Sleator was born 30th October 1896 in Markethill, County Armagh. He was one of at least ten children.
04/12/2021 Corp James Sleator James Sleator was the son of George and Emma Jane Sleator. George Sleator and Emma Walsh were married on 24th June 1885 in the district of Dungannon.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Private Alexander Skiffington is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Private Alexander Skiffington has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Private Alexander Skiffington arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 16th October 1915.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Alexander Skiffington and Susan Kerr were married on 8th July 1912 in Dungannon.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Alexander’s mother died on 7th December 1910, aged 52, in Dungannon.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Alexander’s father died on 26th July 1895, aged 44, in Dungannon. Alexander would have been five years old.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Known family: Alexander Skiffington, Margaret Skiffington, John Skiffington (born 11th February 1877, Dungannon), Mary Skiffington (born 14th September 1879, Dungannon), Ann Skiffington (born 6th August 1882, Belfast), Patrick Skiffington (born 1st January 1885, Belfast), Peter Skiffington (born 15th May 1887, Dungannon), Alexander Skiffington (born 23rd December 1889, Dungannon).
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Alexander Skiffington was born on 23rd December 1889 in Dungannon. He was the youngest of six children.
04/12/2021 Pte. Alexander Skiffington Alexander Skiffington was the son of alexander and Margaret Skiffington. Alexander Skeffington and Margaret Cunningham were married on 27th January 1876 in the district of Dungannon.
03/12/2021 Pte. Francis Skelton Private Francis Skelton is listed on page 154 of the Armagh War Dead book.
03/12/2021 Pte. Francis Skelton Private Francis Skelton is buried in Browns Copse Cemetery in Roeux, France.
03/12/2021 Pte. Francis Skelton Known family: William Skelton, Anne Skelton, Francis Skelton (born 3rd September 1891), Mary Skelton (born 29th October 1893), Alice Skelton (born 20th May 1894), Margaret Skelton (born 1st September 1896).
03/12/2021 Pte. Francis Skelton Francis was born in Moy / Killyman, County Tyrone 3rd September 1891. He was the oldest of at least four known children.
03/12/2021 Pte. Francis Skelton Francis Skelton was the son of William and Anne Skelton. William Skelton and Annie Campbell were married on 16th September 1890 in the district of Armagh.
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03/12/2021 Pte. William Simpson Private William Simpson arrived in France with the Scottish Rifles on 8th May 1915.
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03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Lance Sergeant Simpson is listed on page 470 of the Fermanagh War Dead book.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Lance Sergeant Simpson is listed on page 60 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information and photo.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Lance Sergeant Percy Simpson is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Private Percy Simpson landed in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson After leaving school, he worked his grandmother’s farm.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Percy attended Clabby National School.
03/12/2021 L/Sgt Percy Simpson Percy Simpson was the son of Robert and Rachel Simpson.
03/12/2021 Pte. Thomas Joseph Sheridan Private Thomas Sheridan is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery. His inscription reads: HE DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE
03/12/2021 Pte. Thomas Joseph Sheridan Private Thomas Sheridan arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 10th July 1915.
03/12/2021 Pte. Thomas Joseph Sheridan The 1901 census lists Thomas as age eight, living with the family at house 8 in Carrickaness, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father was a flax dresser.
03/12/2021 Pte. Thomas Joseph Sheridan Known family: James Sheridan, Mary Sheridan, Patrick Sheridan (born about 1887, County Monaghan), Thomas Sheridan (born about 1893, County Monaghan), James Sheridan (born about 1894, County Monaghan), Catherine Sheridan (born 3rd December 1899, Blackwatertown).
03/12/2021 Pte. Thomas Joseph Sheridan Thomas was born about 1895. Military records suggest he was born in Brackey, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone. The census records that he was born in County Monaghan.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan Private James Sheridan and his brother are listed on page 152 of the Armagh Dead in the Great War.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan In his will, he left all to his mother, Mary Sheridan, who was living at Allistragh, County Armagh.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan Private James Sheridan arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on 9th August 1915.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan James Sheridan was living in Sixmilecross when he enlisted in Omagh.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan The 1901 census lists James as age seven, living with the family at house 8 in Carrickaness, Glenaul, County Armagh. His father was a flax dresser.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan Known family: James Sheridan, Mary Sheridan, Patrick Sheridan (born about 1887, County Monaghan), Thomas Sheridan (born about 1893, County Monaghan), James Sheridan (born about 1894, County Monaghan), Catherine Sheridan (born 3rd December 1899, Blackwatertown).
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan James was born about 1894 in County Monaghan.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan James Sheridan was the son of James and Mary Sheridan.
03/12/2021 Pte. James Sheridan Private James Sheridan is buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension. His inscription reads: AT THE RIVER'S CRYSTAL BRINK CHRIST SHALL JOIN EACH BROKEN LINK
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02/12/2021 Pte. Richard Shea Known family: Michael John Shea, Mary Shea, Margaretta Shea (born about 1878), Mary Shea (born about 1880), John Chas Shea (born about 1883), Richard Shea (born 8th April 1892).
02/12/2021 Pte. Richard Shea There is no evidence to suggest Private Richard Shea ever lived in the Dungannon area.
02/12/2021 Sgt. William James Shaw Sergeant William James Shaw is commemorated locally on the WWI memorial plaque in Fivemiletown Methodist Church and on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
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02/12/2021 Sgt. William James Shaw Sergeant William James Shaw is also commemorated on Snodland War Memorial.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour The family details compiled are speculated as information is limited.
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01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour Private Robert Seymour is listed on page 151 of the book, Armagh Dead in the Great War. The book confirms Robert and Thomas Seymour were brothers.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour An unnamed son was born 5th August 1877. Thomas James Seymour was born on 28th October 1881 in the Charlemont area. GRONI does not record their father’s name.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour It seems Susan went on to have two more children.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour Isaac Seymour died on 8th February 1873 in the Blackwatertown area, aged 30.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour Known family: Isaac Seymour, Susan Seymour, Unnamed son Seymour (born 9th June 1866), Jane Seymour (born 17th July 1867), David Seymour (born 18th February 1870), Mary Seymour (born 28th December 1872).
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour Robert was born in Benburb, County Tyrone about 1872.
01/12/2021 Pte. Robert Seymour Robert Seymour was the son of Isaac and Susan Seymour. Isaac Seymour and Susan Rolston were married on 13th October 1864 in the district of Armagh.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Corporal Thomas Seymour arrived in the Balkans with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 7th August 1915.
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01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour The CWGC record Corporal Thomas Seymour as the son of Maie Seymour. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Miles (formerly Seymour), of 1 Douglas Drive, Calder Road, Mossend, Lanarkshire.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Corporal Thomas Seymour is commemorated on Page 568 of Canada's First World War Book of Remembrance.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Corporal Thomas Seymour has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial on the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Corporal Thomas Seymour was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died of wounds, at sea, in the Dardanelles on Thursday 19th August 1915.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour He was living in Bridgeton, Glasgow when he returned to Armagh to enlist.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Thomas was the husband of Margaret Seymour.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists Thomas, so he must spent some time in Canada.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour An unnamed son was born 5th August 1877. Thomas James Seymour was born on 28th October 1881 in the Charlemont - Blackwatertown - Benburb area. GRONI does not record their father’s name.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour It seems Susan went on to have two more children.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Isaac Seymour died on 8th February 1873 in the Blackwatertown area, aged 30.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Known family: Isaac Seymour, Susan Seymour, Unnamed son Seymour (born 9th June 1866), Jane Seymour (born 17th July 1867), David Seymour (born 18th February 1870), Mary Seymour (born 28th December 1872).
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Isaac Seymour and Susan Rolston were married on 13th October 1864 in the district of Armagh.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour The family details compiled are speculated as information is limited.
01/12/2021 Corp Thomas Seymour Thomas James Seymour was the son of Susan Seymour.
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