Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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17/07/2020 Sgt. James Crooks CROOKS – 2nd December 1940, at Oldmill Hospital, Aberdeen, Sergeant James Crooks, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (A.M.P.C.). Interred at Aberdeen. Ever remembered by his wife and family, Newmills, Dungannon.
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17/07/2020 Sgt. James Crooks From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 2nd December 1944: Roll of Honour
08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers Thomas Samuel Chambers was the eldest son of Sarah and William J Chambers.
08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers CHAMBERS - Lance Corporal Thomas J Chambers, killed while on active service in Italy, May 1944. ‘Worthy of everlasting remembrance.’ Deeply regretted by his Uncle Bob and Aunt Laura, 19 Sandhurst, Cookstown; also cousins Laura and Harry, Oldtown Hill, Cookstown.
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08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 17th June 1944:
08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers CHAMBERS – May 1944, while on active service in Italy, Tommie, beloved brother of May and Alfred. ‘Silent thoughts, tears unseen.’
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08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 17th June 1944:
08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers CHAMBERS - Lance Corporal Thomas S Chambers, killed in action on active service in Italy, May 1944, eldest son of Sarah and the late William J chambers, Coalisland, County Tyrone. ‘Until the day break and the shadows flee away.’ Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Grannie and Aunt Minnie, Aughrimderg, Stewartstown; also Aunt Nellie and Uncle Bob, Finnebrogue, Downpatrick.
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08/07/2020 L/Corp Thomas Samuel Chambers From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 17th June 1944: Roll of Honour
01/07/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit On receipt of the information, a patrol of ten men with a Piaf gun was ordered to go out and destroy the German gun mounted in a tank chassis and this was done.
01/07/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit When they got round the back of the house they saw what they thought was a Tiger tank – it later turned out to be a self-propelling gun on a tank chassis. They retraced their steps and then went over to a haystack in front of the house. There thet were spotted with two Schmeissers opening up on them. They made for the ditch, got into it, and came back to us. A few seconds later, the two owners of the Schmeissers came out of the front door – they had either been in the S P gun or came through the back door of the house or else they had been hiding in the loft – and our Bren gunners opened up on them. Then, by leapfrogging, the main part of the patrol got back, while one Bren gun covered our movements. We pulled out and reported what we had seen.’
01/07/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit ‘Our objective was to recce house in which movement had been seen a mile and a half away from our own lines. We got 250 yards from the house and I positioned .. Bren gunners .. the house and got on a ridge where I could watch for enemy movement. Two men crawled up the ditch and when they reached the house, one searched the farm buildings and the other went through the front door. Then they went round the back of the house. One round one side, one round the other.
01/07/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit After a patrol of five had found what they thought was a Tiger tank slinking behind a house, a beating-up patrol of ten with a Piaf gun went out to smash the tank. Details of what happened were told to a military observer in Italy by men of the Inniskillings. Sergeant John Moffitt, of Belragh House, Carnteel, Aughnacloy, telling about the recce patrol, said:-
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01/07/2020 Corp John Anderson Moffit From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 25th March 1944: Tyrone Sergeant’s Exploit – Stalked German Gun
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