Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon There is some confusion of whether his name was John or Joseph. It seems he may have taken the name John when he joined the Mercantile Marines.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, who provided both the name and all the information here
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon 03422
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon 03421
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon 03420
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Ordinary Seaman Joseph Deacon body was recovered and he is buried in Penzance Cemetery in Cornwall, England.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon On the 25th May 1920 his next of kin was sent his Mercantile Marine Medal and ribbon and the British War Medal.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Ordinary Seaman Joseph Deacon was serving on the Mercantile Marine vessel SS Jane Williamson when he was killed at sea on the 10th September 1917.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon One of the lifeboats was also shelled and four of the six men crew were killed, including the captain and Joseph Deacon.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon On the 10th September 1917 she left Liverpool on route to Cherbourg with a cargo of coal. At 4 pm, twenty miles NNE of St Ives the boat was shelled by a U Boat (UC51 Hans Galster) German Navy and sunk
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Joseph Deacon joined the Mercantile Marines as an Ordinary Seaman on board the SS “Jane Williamson” (Belfast). The “Jane Williamson” was a 197 tons sailing vessel.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 13, living with the family at house 61 in Main Street, Caledon, County Tyrone.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 3, living with the family at house 3 in Gortnaboul, Kilgarvan, County Kerry. His mother is described as the wife of a police constable.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Known family: Thomas Deacon, Mary Anne Deacon, Margaret S Deacon (born about 1892), Alice Mary Deacon (born 16th July 1896, Benburb), Joseph Deacon (born 2nd September 1897, Benburb), Samuel Deacon (born 2nd September 1897, died 11th May 1898, Benburb), John Deacon (born 1st December 1898, died 18th December 1898, Caledon).
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Joseph Deacon and his twin brother Samuel were born on 2nd September 1897 in Benburb. Sadly, Samuel died some six months later.
11/02/2022 Ord Sea Joseph Deacon Joseph Deacon was the son of Thomas and Mary Anne Deacon (nee Downing). Thomas Deacon was a constable.in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
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06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Robert Bell enlisted in Belfast.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Private Robert James Bell has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Private Robert Bell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Somme on 1st July 1916.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Private Bell arrived in France with the Royal Irish Fusiliers on 4th October 1915.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell The 1911 census lists Robert James as age 18, living with the family at house 108 in Dunmurray Town, Malone, Belfast. He was employed as a domestic servant and gardener.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell The family moved to Belfast.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell The 1901 census lists Robert James as age 8, living with the family at house 3 in Tullyblety, Ballymagran, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Family: William George Bell, Mary Jane Bell, William Charles Bell (born 9th May 1891), Robert James Bell (born 29th October 1892).
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Robert James Bell was born on 29th October 1892. He was the younger of two sons, both born at Crilly near Caledon.
06/02/2022 Pte. Robert Bell Robert James Bell was the son of William and Mary Jane Bell. William Bell and Mary Jane Knox were married on 21st October 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
03/02/2022 L/Corp Thomas Stevenson 03418
03/02/2022 Pte. William Roberts 03417
03/02/2022 Sq Lead Terence Alexander Pringle 03416
03/02/2022 Sq Lead Terence Alexander Pringle 03415
03/02/2022 Sq Lead Terence Alexander Pringle In loving memory of | GEORGE ALEXANDER PRINGLE M.D., Aughnacloy, died 30th October 1910? aged 76? Years. And his son, TERENCE ALEXANDER PRINGLE, RAFVR, missing on active service January 1944, aged 29 years. And of AMY JOSEPHINE (ZOE) PRINGLE, died 9th February 1987, aged 96 years, beloved wife and mother.
03/02/2022 Sq Lead Terence Alexander Pringle Squadron Leader Terence Alexander Pringle is commemorated locally on the family headstone in St John's Church of Ireland Graveyard in Caledon, County Tyrone. The inscription reads:
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01/02/2022 Pte. Joseph James Murphy ‘In Loving memory of SAMUEL MURPHY died 26th April 1923. Also his wife SARAH JANE MURPH, died 19th October 1925. Their son JOSEPH JAMES MURPHY, killed in France 1st July 1916. Their daughter-in-law ELIZABETH, died 1st May 1953. Also their son SAMUEL MURPHY, died 19th July 1958.’
01/02/2022 Gnr George Henry Wright Gunner George Henry Wright is also commemorated locally on the family headstone in the grounds of St John's Church of Ireland in Caledon. The headstone reads:
01/02/2022 Gnr George Henry Wright ‘In loving memory of SAMUEL WRIGHT, who died 24th August 1914, aged 74 years. Also his son GEORGE HENRY, killed in action in France on 23rd July 1917, age 21 years. Also MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON, Widow of above SAMUEL WRIGHT, who fell asleep 11th November 1936, aged 79 years.’
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