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05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin There is a different Private Robert Irwin (M.M.) of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on the Cookstown / Magherafelt War Dead list. He hailed from Castledawson.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Robert was a member of Benburb Company, Dungannon Battalion, of the U.V.F.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin The 1911 census lists Robert as age 15, living with the family at house 17 in Benburb Town, Tyrone. Robert was still at school. William Irvine was a game keeper.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin The 1901 census lists Robert as age 5, living with the family at house 41 in Benburb Town, Tyrone. William Irvine was a game keeper.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Known family 2: William Irwin, Sarah Jane Irwin, William Irwin (born 27th August 1901), John Irwin (born 17th October 1903), James Irwin (born 14th February 1906), Mary Minney Irwin (born 17th March 1909), Sarah Irwin (born 2nd July 1911).
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin William remarried. William Irvine and Sarah Kelly were married on 7th September 1900 in the district of Dungannon. They went on have six children.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Robertís baby brother, William, died on 26th February 1899.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Mary Irwin died in Benburb on 31st December 1897, age 26. Robert was a year old.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Family 1: William Irwin, Mary Irwin, Annie Irwin (born 20th June 1894), Robert Irwin (born 19th February 1896), William Irwin (born 19th April 1897, died 26th February 1899).
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Robert Irwin was born in Benburb, County Tyrone on 19th February 1896. He was the second of three children, all born in Benburb.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Robert Irwin was the eldest son of William and Mary Irwin. William Irvine and Mary Gillespie were married on 16th February 1894 in the district of Dungannon.
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin We have no proof of his family, but this family is ĎBEST FITí
05/06/2021 Pte. Robert Irwin Robert Irwin was the son of William Irwin.
05/06/2021 Pte. Michael Irwin Private M Irwin, Royal Inniskillings, of Hexham (Killed). Image courtesy of the Newcastle City Library Photographic Collection.
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05/06/2021 Pte. Michael Irwin From the Illustrated Chronicle dated 6th July 1916:
05/06/2021 Pte. Michael Irwin Private Irwin is also commemorated on Hexham War Memorial Cross.
05/06/2021 Pte. Michael Irwin Private Michael Irwin is commemorated on a plaque in the Priory and Parish Church of St Andrew, Market Place, Hexham.
05/06/2021 Pte. Michael Irwin Michael Irwin was born in Benburb, County Tyrone, possibly around 1888, although no record can be found on GRONI.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin The CWGC record Private Edwin Johnston Irwin as the son of Mrs Lucy Irwin of 6 Chichester Road, Belfast, Ireland.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin The family later moved to live at Chichester Road in Belfast.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin The 1911 census lists Edwin as age 19, boarding at house 39 in Lonsdale Street, Belfast.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin The 1911 census does not list Edwin as living with the family at house 8 in Stiloga, Benburb.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Edwinís father, Andrew Irwin, died in Benburb on 23rd February 1908, aged 52.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Family: Andrew Irwin, Lucy Irwin, Evelyn A Irwin (born 3rd March 1887), John A Irwin (born 28th October 1888, twin), Florence J Irwin (born 28th October 1888, twin), Lucy E Irwin (born 15th June 1890), Edwin Johnston Irwin (born 15th October 1891), Hilda Irwin (born 8th October 1892), Aubrey Andrew Irwin (born 10th March 1894), Emily G Irwin (born 14th January 1898), Edna M Irwin (born 11th June 1904).
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin The 1901 census records the family as living in Eglish. Edwin J was 9 years old in a rather large family with 9 children. His father was a farmer.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Edwin Johnston Irwin was born 15th October 1891 in Stilloga, Eglish, County Tyrone. He was one of nine children, all born in the Benburb area.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Edwin Johnston Irwin was the son of Andrew and Lucy Irwin. Andrew Irwin and Lucy Frazer were married on 22nd April 1886 in the district of Armagh.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Havre, 18th November 1917. 14th Australians Irwin, Edwin Johnston 4222. 11April 1917. He was dark, medium build, and about 27 or 28 years of age. He was killed by shell at Bullecourt in ďno manís landĒ on 11April 1917. He was killed instantly. Private T.W. Irvine of the 14th Battalion, B Company, now with the battalion, took everything off him, and sent home to his people in England I think. He went to see them when he was on leave, I think. Informant Gilbert, CAE 8932. 14th Australians, B Company, VIII Platoon. Australian Camp Rouellee.
04/06/2021 Pte. Edwin Johnston Irwin Correspondence with the Red Cross dated 18th November 1917:
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03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. is listed on page 58 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. is also commemorated locally on Timpany L.O.L. No. 889 Roll of Honour.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. is also commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial and also on the WWI Roll of Honour in the Methodist Church in Fivemiletown.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Sergeant John Irvine M.M. was a cousin of Corporal Thomas Irvine, who was killed in action on 9th May 1916.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. John was a member of Timpany L.O.L. No. 889 and served as Worshipful Master in 1914.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. Known family: Thomas G Irvine, Magdalene Irvine, John Irvine (born 31st March 1890), Jane Irvine (born 20th July 1891), James R Irvine (born 16th February 1894), Mary Irvine (born 30th April 1895), Thomas Irvine (born 15th May 1899, died 30th July 1899), Alfred Irvine (born 22nd October 1905), Frances Lily Irvine (born 12th February 1908), Margaret Irvine (born 5th May 1910).
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. John Irvine was born in Fivemiletown 31st March 1890. He was the oldest of at least eight children, all born in the Fivemiletown area.
03/06/2021 Sgt. John Irvine M.M. John Irvine was the eldest son of Thomas G and Magdalene Irvine. Thomas Irvine and Magdalene Jamison werr married on 30th May 1889 in the district of Dungannon.
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02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine is also commemorated locally on Timpany L.O.L. No. 889 Roll of Honour.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery south of Doullens in France.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine In his will, Thomas left all to his mother.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine is listed on page 22 of the Fivemiletown book, from which some of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine The CWGC record Corporal T Irvine as the son of John James and Eliza A Irvine of Ranenly, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine is also commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Corporal Thomas Irvine is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial and also on the WWI Roll of Honour in St John's Church Fivemiletown,
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Lance Corporal Irvine arrived in France with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Known family: John James Irvine, Eliza Anne Irvine, John William Irvine (born 5th February 1877), Mary J Irvine (born 14th October 1878), Sarah Irvine (born 11th November 1880), Eliza Irvine (born 11th June 1882), Maggie Irvine (born 10th March 1884), Eliza A Irvine (born 2nd November 1885), Charlotte Irvine (born 16th October 1887), Lucinda Irvine (born 1st November 1888), James Noble Irvine (born 16th January 1891), Thomas Andrew Irvine (born 2nd May 1894), Crawford Irvine (born 10th August 1896), Alfred George Irvine (born 14th July 1898).
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Thomas A Irvine was born on 2nd May 1894 in Ranenly, Fivemiletown. He was one of at least twelve children, all born in the Clogher area.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Variations of Irvine, Irwin, Ervine, Erwine and Erwin. Variations of Bloomfield include Broomfield, Brownfield and Blomfield.
02/06/2021 Corp Thomas Andrew Irvine Thomas Andrew Irvine was the son of John James and Eliza Anne Irvine. John Irvine and Eliza Bloomfield were married 30th March 1876 in the district of Fermanagh.
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Private Herbert Igoe is commemorated locally on Moy War Memorial.
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Private Herbert Igoe has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Herbert Igoe enlisted in Glasgow.
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Family: William Igoe, Isabella Igoe, Mary Minnie Igoe (born 20th June 1875), James Igoe (born 28th October 1876), William Igoe (born 11th April 1878, died 14th March 1878?), Rhoda Igoe (born 1st July 1879), William Igoe (born 7th August 1881), Joseph Igoe (born 5th July 1883), Isabella Susan Igoe (born 7th June 1885), Herbert Igoe (born 8th May 1887), Bridget Lily Igoe (born 6th May 1889), Francis Igoe (born 21st August 1891).
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Herbert Igoe was born on 8th May 1887 in Moy, County Tyrone. He was one of ten children, nine surviving, all born in the Dungannon area.
02/06/2021 Pte. Herbert Igoe Herbert Igoe was the son of William and Isabella Igoe. William Igoe and Isabella O'Connor were married on 20th August 1874 in the district of Armagh.
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02/06/2021 Gnr Francis Bernard Ingham There is a Gunner Francis Bernard Ingham, of the Royal Garrison Artillery, listed on Dungannon War Memorial.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Captain L D R Huggard is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard At the time of his death he was acting as intelligence officer and his Colonel spoke very warmly of his capacity as a soldier and his qualities as a man. He was touring positions held by the battalion with his Lieutenant-Colonel Wauhore when he was hit by fragments from a bursting shell and died instantly.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Huggard later re-joined the York and Lancaster Regiment in January 1917 and rose through the ranks to become Captain. He served in France.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard In the autumn of 1916 he was invalided home.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard In January 1916 he went to Egypt but returned after a few months. He was ineligible for the 1914-15 Star.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Huggard then gazetted to the York and Lancaster Regiment on 6th January 1915.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Huggard was initially a Private with the Royal Fusiliers, Service No 2806.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Huggard enlisted in September 1914 in one of the Public Schools Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard His father held a captainís position as a recruiting officer.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis and his brother Hewitt both played for Barnsley Rugby Club.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard His father, Rev Richard Huggard MBE MA was secretary of Barnsley Rugby Club. He also refereed a match between England and Ireland in 1903.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis attended Bromsgrove School from 1908 to 1913.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard They are not listed on the 1901 census so it is presumed that the family had moved to St Johnís Vicarage, Barnsley by then.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Known family: Richard Huggard, Frances Marion Huggard, Hewitt Huggard (born 5th August 1889, Tuam), Irene Huggard (born 2nd October 1891, Dungannon), Anna Huggard (Born 10th January 1893, Dungannon), Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard (born 20th May 1894, Dungannon), Donagh Huggard (born 20th August 1895, Dungannon).
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard The family then moved to Dublin and then back to Dungannon. Rev Huggard was the curate of St Anneís Parish Church, Dungannon.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Huggard was born in Dungannon on 20th May 1894.
01/06/2021 Capt Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard was the son of the Rev Richard Huggard and Frances Marion Huggard (nee Lloyd). Rev Huggard was born in Dungannon.
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