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31/01/2016 R/man Joseph O'Neill Mrs O’Neill, 47 Trafalgar Street, Belfast, has been officially informed that her husband, Private Joseph O’Neill, Royal Irish Rifles, died in France on 10th April. He leaves one child and has a sister living at 23 Jamaica Street. Prior to coming to Belfast he resided in Maghera.
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31/01/2016 R/man Joseph O'Neill From the Belfast Newsletter dated 12th May 1915:
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight The CWGC record 2nd Lieutenant Tom McKnight as the son of Matilda McKnight, of 71 Alexandra Park Avenue, Belfast, and the late John McKnight.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McKnight is buried in Berks Cemetery Extension, some ten miles south of Ypres in Belgium.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight 2nd Lieutenant Tom McKnight was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Wednesday 21st February 1917. He was 28 years old.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 22 living with the family at house 15 in Avoca Street, Clifton, Antrim. His father had died and the family had moved to Belfast. Thomas was working as a shop assistant in a jewellery shop.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 12 living with the family at house 33 in Tullyinksay, Magherafelt. His father was a farmer.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight Family: John McKnight, Matilda McKnight, Alexander McKnight (born 19th May 1884), Annie McKnight (born 5th January 1887), Thomas McKnight (born 22nd August 1888), Matilda Lillie McKnight (born 16th September 1890), John McKnight (born 24th September 1892), Mary McKnight (born 24th April 1894), William McKnight (born 9th March 1896, died 6th April 1896), Unnamed McKnight (born 8th June 1899, died 9th June 1899)
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight Thomas McKnight was born on 22nd August 1888 in Tullyinksay, near Magherafelt.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Tom McKnight Thomas McKnight was the son of John and Matilda McKnight. John McKnight and Matilda Donnelly were married on 22nd June 1883 in the district of Magherafelt.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney The CWGC record Second Lieutenant Joseph James Moore McKinney as the son of Joseph C and Martha E McKinney, of Maghera, County Derry.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Second Lieutenant Joseph McKinney has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in Picardie, France.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Second Lieutenant Joseph McKinney was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Wednesday 27th March 1918. He was 21 years old.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney The 1911 census lists Joseph J as age 14 living with the family at house 85 in Main Street, Maghera, County Londonderry. Joseph was still at school.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Family: Joseph Cowan McKinney, Martha Elizabeth McKinney, Joseph McKinney (born 23rd August 1894, died 8th March 1895), Joseph James Moore McKinney 4 (born 1st August 1896), Annie McKinney (born 4th October 1897, died 24th January 1899), Annie E McKinney (born 14th February 1899), Thomas James McKinney (born 22nd June 1900), William McKinney (born 3rd August 1903).
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney The 1901 census lists Joseph J as age 4 living with the family at house 15 in Maghera, County Londonderry. Joseph’s father owned a grocer’s store in Maghera.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Joseph James Moore McKinney was born on 1st August 1896 in Maghera.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Joseph was the eldest of four surviving children (of six). The first child of Joseph and Martha was also called Joseph. He was born 23rd August 1894 and died 8th March 1895.
31/01/2016 2nd Lieut Joseph James Moore McKinney Joseph McKinney was the eldest child of Joseph and Martha McKinney. Joseph Cowan McKinney and Martha Elizabeth Moore were married on 14th September 1893 in the district of Magherafelt.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry The CWGC record Private James McKendry as the son of Charles and Eliza McKendry of Toberhead, Castledawson, Co. Derry.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry Private McKendry has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. The Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium bears the names of many who fell in the battles for Passchendaele and whose bodies were never recovered.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry Private James McKendry was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917 at Passchendaele. He was just 19 years old.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry James McKendry enlisted in Maghera. He was living in Castledawson at the time.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry The 1911 census lists James as age 12 living with the family at house 7 in Toberhead, Desertmartin, County Londonderry. James was still at school.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry The 1901 census lists James as age 2 living with the family at house 33 in Broagh, Rocktown, County Londonderry. His father was a linen finisher.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry Family: Charles McKendry, Eliza McKendry, Sarah McKendry (born 22nd September 1894), John Stewart McKendry (born 30th April 1896), James McKendry (born 2nd July 1898).
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry James McKendry was born in the Maghera area on 2nd July 1898. He was one of three children.
30/01/2016 Pte. James McKendry James McKendry was the youngest child of Charles and Eliza McKendry. Charles McKendry married Eliza Stewart on 24th April 1894 in the district of Cookstown.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Rifleman Adam McKelvey is listed on the memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Rifleman McKelvey is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension near Rouen, France. During the First World War, Commonwealth camps and hospitals were stationed on the southern outskirts of Rouen.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Rifleman Adam McKelvey was serving with the 8th/9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was died of wounds at Rouen on Saturday 15th December 1917.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Adam McKelvey enlisted in Belfast.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey The 1911 census lists Adam as age 22 working as a farm servant at house 31 in Leitrim, Castledawson, County Londonderry.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey The 1901 census lists Adam as age 10 living with the family at house 3 in Ballyscullion West, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. His mother had died. His father was a farmer.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey GRONI record that an Elizabeth McKelvey died in Bellaghy on 31st January 1892 aged 28 (Ref D/1892/179/1022/12/240).
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Family: Thomas John McKelvey, Elizabeth McKelvey, Adam McKelvey (born 24th July 1888), Annie McKelvey (born 25th December 1889).
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Adam McKelvey was born in Bellaghy on 24th July 1888.
30/01/2016 R/man Adam McKelvey Adam McKelvey was the only son of Thomas John and Elizabeth McKelvey. Thomas McKelvey married Elizabeth Brown on 18th October 1887 in the district of Cookstown.
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30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee The CWGC record Rifleman Thomas McKee as the son of Hughie and Mary McKee. He is also listed as being a native of Clydebank, Scotland.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Rifleman McKee’s medals went to his brother Hugh, who was by 1922, living in Maraekakaho, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Rifleman McKee’s grave was lost and is commemorated on the Messines Ridge New Zealand Memorial.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Rifleman Thomas McKee was serving with the 1st Battalion (3rd) of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917 in Belgium.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee On 10th February 1917 he was docked three days’ pay for missing roll call.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee His first action was on 1st July 1916 in the ‘Big Push’.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee On 20th May 1916, Rifleman Thomas McKee embarked from England for France with his unit.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee After training, his unit left Wellington, New Zealand on 1st April 1916 bound for Suez, Egypt.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Thomas McKee enlisted at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington, on 30th December 1915. He gave his next of kin as his brother Hugh McKee, who was living in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Prior to enlisting Thomas McKee was working as a labourer. He was living in Tokomaru Bay, East Coast.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Thomas emigrated to New Zealand.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 17 living with the family at house 65 in Drumlamph, Rocktown, Londonderry. They were a farming family.
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Known family: Hugh McKee, Jane McKee, John McKee (born about 1863), Lizzie McKee (born about 1882), Thomas McKee (born about 1884).
30/01/2016 R/man Thomas McKee Thomas McKee was the son of Hughie and Mary McKee. Thomas was born on 3rd March 1883 in Drumlamph, just west of Bellaghy, County Londonderry.
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30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor The CWGC record Private A McIvor as the son of J J McIvor and Lavinia McIvor of Ballynagown, Desertmartin.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor In his will, he left all to his father.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Private Allan McIvor is interred at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery at the Somme. Warloy-Baillon is a village about 21 kilometres north-east of Amiens.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Private Allan McIvor was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at No 2 Field Ambulance in France of Pulmonary Collapse on Friday 10th March 1916. He was 22 years old.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Allan enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Desertmartin at the time.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor The 1911 census does not list Allan as living with the family at house 8 in Ballymagowan, Desertmartin, Londonderry.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor The 1901 census lists Allan as age 7 living with the family at house 4 in Ballynagown, Desertmartin, Londonderry. His father was a rural postman.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Family: John James McIvor, Lavinia McIvor, Sarah Jane McIvor (born 16th December 1887), John James McIvor (7th November 1889), Elizabeth McIvor (born 13th March 1892), Allan McIvor (born 16th February 1894), Joseph Henry McIvor (born about 1896), Edith McIvor (born 18th September 1898, died 23rd September 1898), Thomas Power McIvor (born 4th September 1899),Lavinia McIvor (born 8th December 1901)
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Allan McIvor was born on 16th February 1894 in or near Desertmartin, County Londonderry.
30/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Allan McIvor was the second son of John James and Lavinia McIvor. John James McIvor married Lavinia Mulholland on 15th January 1886 in the district of Magherafelt.
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29/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor In the event of my death, I leave all my property and effects to Mrs J J McIvor, Ballynagown, Desertmartin, County Derry, Ireland. signed Allan McIvor. Private 10732. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
29/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor 00406
29/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor Last Will and Testament of Private Allan McIvor dated 29th June 1915:
29/01/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre There is a Robert McIntyre is listed on the memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church and also on Castledawson War Memorial.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy In the event of my death, I give 40 pounds to Millicent Davies, 30 Twyn-y-bedw Road, Clydach-on-Tawe, Swansea, and I give 40 pounds each to my two brothers, Thomas and David McIlroy, Glenvale, Bellaghy, County Derry, Ireland and I give the remaining part of my property to my father, John McIlroy, Glenvale, Bellaghy, County Derry, Ireland. Signed. W McIlroy 2nd Corporal, Royal Engineers.
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29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy Last Will and Testament of 2nd Corporal William McIlroy dated 25th May 1915:
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy The CWGC record 2nd Corporal William McIlroy as the son of John and Marion McIlroy, of Glenvale, Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy 2nd Corporal McIlroy is buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy 2nd Corporal William McIlroy was serving with the 13th Base Park Company of the Royal Engineers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Tuesday 20th July 1915. He was 28 years old.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Ballyscullion West, Bellaghy, County Londonderry.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy The 1901 census lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 70 in Ballyscullion West, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. William was still at school.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy Family: John McIlroy, Marion McIlroy, Hugh McIlroy (born 1st January 1884), James McIlroy (born 29th March 1885), William McIlroy (born 5th March 1887), Margretta McIlroy (born 4th September 1889), Marion McIlroy (born 27th March 1891), Andrew McIlroy (born 3rd December 1892), John McIlroy (born 25th November 1894), Thomas McIlroy (born 13th October 1896), David McIlroy (born 25th April 1899).
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy William McIlroy was born on 5th March 1887 in or near Bellaghy, County Londonderry. He was one of nine children.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy The CWGC spell the family name as McIlroy, but most other sources spell it as McElroy. McIlroy is used here.
29/01/2016 2nd Corp William McIlroy William McIlroy was the third son of John and Marion McIlroy. John McIlroy married Marion Foster on 22nd February 1883 in the district of Magherafelt.
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28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Thomas McIlroy M.M. is commemorated on the WJ Clark Roll of Honour in Upperlands
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. The grave photo above was taken by the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch on their visit in 2012.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy M.M. is buried in St Souplet British Cemetery. The village is about six kilometres south of Le Cateau, a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy M.M. was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on the 21st March 1918 as a result of being gassed. He was 22 years old.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. In March 1918, there was the German Spring Offensive. The Allies were driven back to within eight miles of Amiens.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. In 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) as a result of his bravery during the Battle of Cambrai.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Thomas enlisted at Finner Camp, Donegal.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Prior to enlisting Thomas lived in Upperlands and worked at William Clark & Sons Ltd.
28/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Thomas McIlroy was born in Maghera.
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28/01/2016 Pte. William George Herdman The photos above were taken by the Friends of the Somme Mid Ulster Branch on their visit in 2012.
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27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Lance Corporal McIlrath is listed on the virtual Australian War Memorial, presumably because his parents had emigrated there.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath The CWGC record Lance Corporal Robert McIlrath as the son of Samuel and Martha McIlrath, of Monomeith, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Lance Corporal McIlrath is also commemorated on Kilrea War Memorial and in Boveedy Orange Hall.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Lance Corporal McIlrath has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in Picardie, France.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Lance Corporal Robert McIlrath was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 21st March 1918. He was 21 years old.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Robert McIlrath enlisted in Kilrea in September 1914.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Family: Samuel McIlrath, Martha McIlrath, Robert McIlrath (born 31st August 1896), William John McIlrath (born 23rd March 1899), Alexander M McIlrath (born 4th August 1902), Mary Minnie McIlrath (born 27th August 1905), Annie McIlrath (born 5th July 1908), Martha McIlrath (born 15th June 1913).
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath The 1911 census lists Robert as age 14 living with the family at house 2 in Dullaghy, The Grove, County Londonderry. Robert had left school and was working as a farm servant. His father was a farmer.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Robert McIlrath was born on 31st August 1896 near Kilrea.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath In some records the family is spelt McIlwrath.
27/01/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath Robert McIlrath was the son of Sam and Martha McIlrath. Samuel McIlrath married Martha McLaughlin on the 17th September 1895 in the district of Coleraine.
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27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Mrs P Ryan of Tirgan, Moneymore, picked the grave inscription.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Joseph had been Acting Bombardier with the Royal Field Artillery (No 84870) for a time.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin The CWGC record Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin as the son of the late John and Mary McGuckin, of Gortahork, Desertmartin, Co. Derry.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin is commemorated on the 1914-18 memorial in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Great North Road, North Gosforth.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin is buried in Ashburton Roman Catholic Cemetery, Gosforth. Gosforth is an area close just north of Newcastle city centre in England.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Joseph may have died in 2nd London General Hospital.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Air Mechanic 2nd Class Joseph Alexander McGuckin was serving with the Royal Air Force when he died in 30th November 1918. He was 33 years old.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin The 1911 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 6 in Gortahork, Inniscairn, Londonderry.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin The 1901 census does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 8 in Gortahork, Inniscairn, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Family: John McGuckin, Mary McGuckin, Mary McGuckin (born 10th May 1872), Catherine McGuckin (born 6th August 1874), Rose McGuckin (born 11th March 1876), Patrick McGuckin (born 14th October 1877), Annie McGuckin (born 9th October 1879), Henry McGuckin (born 3rd November 1880), Margaret McGuckin (born 1st June 1882), Joseph Alexander McGuckin (born 4th March 1885), Teresa McGuckin (born 5th July 1887).
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin There seems to some ten years difference between his CWGC age and the GRONI records. (GRONI Ref: U/1885/180/1022/11/68)
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Joseph Alexander McGuckin was born on 4th March 1885 in Desertmartin, County Londonderry. He was one of nine children.
27/01/2016 Air Mech 2nd Joseph Alexander McGuckin Joseph McGuckin was the youngest son of John and Mary McGuckin. John McGuckin married Mary Doogan on 11th July 1871 in the district of Magherafelt.
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26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin The CWGC record Lance Corporal J McGuckin as the husband of Rachel McGuckin, of Stranagard, Desertmartin, Co. Londonderry.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin Lance Corporal James McGuckin is commemorated on Desertmartin Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin In his will, he left all to his wife, Rachael McGuckin, who was living at Stranagard, Desertmartin.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin Lance Corporal James McGuckin is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery. The cemetery is located south-west of Ypres near the village of Wulvergem.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin Lance Corporal James McGuckin was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Friday 24th November 1916. He was 33 years old.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin James McGuckin enlisted in Omagh.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin James McGuckin was born in Ballinderry, county Derry about 1883.
26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin In the event of my death I give my property to my wife Rachael McGuckin, Stranagard, Desertmartin.
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26/01/2016 L/Corp James McGuckin Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal James McGuckin:
26/01/2016 Pioneer Edward John McGuckin On his medal card, he is referred to as Pioneer John McGuckin.
26/01/2016 Pioneer Edward John McGuckin Pioneer Edward McGuckin is buried in Arnos Vale Roman Catholic Cemetery in Bristol, England.
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26/01/2016 Pioneer Edward John McGuckin Pioneer Edward John McGuckin was serving with the Inland Waterways and Docks of the Royal Engineers when he died on 20th March 1918.
26/01/2016 Pioneer Edward John McGuckin Edward John McGuckin was born in Magherafelt.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal In the photo Thomas is sat alongside his friend Driver Robert Hassan/Hessin. Robert Hassan survived the war.
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22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal The CWGC record Private Thomas McGonigal as the son of Fredrick and Eliza Jane McGonigal, of Tobermore, County Derry.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal Private Thomas McGonigal is buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, North Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was 26 years old.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal Private Thomas McGonigal was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at Gallipoli on Monday 16th August 1915.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal Thomas enlisted in Glasgow.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal The 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 88 in Tobermore Town, County Londonderry.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 12 in Moneyshinare, Tobermore, County Londonderry. Frederick was a farm labourer.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal Known family: Frederick McGonigal, Eliza Jane McGonigal, John McGonigal (born 27th September 1874), Robert McGonigal (born 5th April 1877), Joseph McGonigal (born 26th April 1881), Anne Bella McGonigal (born 22nd May 1884), Mary McGonigal (born 27th August 1886), Thomas McGonigal (born 28th July 1889), Hugh Aloysius McGonigal (born 16th January 1896), Alfred McGonigal (born 15th July 1897).
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal It is believed Thomas McGonigal was born on 28th July 1889 in Tobermore. Thomas was one of at least 8 children.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal The spelling of the family name changes from McGonigal to McGonigle throughout. McGonigal will be used for simplicity here.
22/01/2016 Pte. Thomas McGonigal Thomas McGonigal was the son of Frederick and Eliza Jane McGonigal. Frederick McGonigal married Eliza Hutchinson on 13th September 1874 in the district of Magherafelt.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade The CWGC record Private Francis McGlade as the son of Elizabeth McGlade of 4 Bright Street, Townhead, Glasgow.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade Private McGlade has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade It was confirmed by a report in the Glasgow Evening Times on 16th December 1916 that Private Francis McGlade had been killed in action that day.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade Private Francis McGlade was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was reported missing in action at Gallipoli on 10th August 1915.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade He had formerly seen service with the Connaught Rangers (No 3656).
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade Francis McGlade enlisted in in Belfast.
21/01/2016 Pte. Francis McGlade Francis McGlade was the son of Elizabeth McGlade. Francis was born in Maghera.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. The Steel of the DLI: 2nd Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, 1914-1918 by John Sheen. Page 123 confirms that he died of wounds.
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21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. The CWGC record Private McGall as the son of Johnston and Lizzie McGall and also as the husband of Sarah Jane McGall, of Portglenone, Co. Antrim. It also states he was born at Portglenone.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Private James McGall D.C.M. is buried in Heworth Churchyard, Durham.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Private James McGall D.C.M. was serving with the Depot with the Durham Light Infantry when he had died of wounds in England on 1st November 1918, just ten days before the end of the war.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. It was reported on 6th April 1917 that Private McGall was one of three brothers who had all been wounded, one of them severely, in the war.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. In April 1917 it was reported that a ceremony took place at Portglenone when Private James McGall, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Durham Light Infantry, was presented with a handsome clock and ornaments by some friends in the village to mark their appreciation of the gallant action which won him the medal for distinguished conduct.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Early in 1917, Private McGall was one of a party which, when going to occupy a listening post, met with heavy rifle and grenade fire at close range. The suddenness of the attack caused confusion but he at once crawled forward with his grenades and threw them into the listening post, whence the fire proceeded, causing the enemy to retire. He received the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) for these actions.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. At the outbreak of war, James McGall enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry in Gateshead in the north east of England
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Prior to enlistment he had worked in the coal mines in the north east of England.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Family: James McGall, Sarah Jane McGall, Agnes McGall (born about 1907), Sarah McGall (born about 1909). Both children were born in Scotland.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. The 1911 census lists his wife Sarah Jane and two children living with her parents in Portglenone. James is not listed as living with them.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. The 1911 census does not census list James as living with the family at house 3 in Garvaghy, Portglenone, Antrim.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. James married Sarah Jane Scott, probably in Scotland or northern England, sometime between 1901 and 1911.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. The 1901 census lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 56 in Garvaghy, Portglenone, County Antrim. James was a car driver. His father was a labourer.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. Family: Johnston McGall, Elizabeth McGall, Margaret McGall (born 2nd September 1881), William James McGall (born 7th April 1884), Johnston McGall (born 23rd May 1887), Mary Jane McGall (born 21st February 1890), John McGall (born 4th April 1893), Andrew McGall (born 4th January 1897), Thomas McGall (born 14th February 1899).
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. William James McGall was born on 7th April 1884. Like all six other siblings, he was born in Portglenone.
21/01/2016 Pte. James McGall D.C.M. James McGall was the eldest son of Johnston and Elizabeth McGall. Johnston McGall married Elizabeth Gourley on 20th February 1879 in the district of Ballymena.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald The CWGC record Private Robert Alexander McDonald as the son of Robert McDonald and the late Mary McGall McDonald. He is also listed as the husband of Ellen McDonald, of Tyanee, Co. Derry.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Private McDonald is also commemorated on his family’s headstone in St Nossonus, Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower Graveyard. The gravestone records that Ellen McDonald died 21st June 1973, aged 86. Their son, Robert William McDonald, died 7th May 1993 aged 83 years.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Private McDonald has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Private Robert McDonald was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 28 years old.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Robert enlisted in Donegal.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald The 1911 census lists Bob Alexander as age 23 living with his family at house 30 in Tyanee, Clady, County Londonderry Robert was an agricultural labourer and Ellen was an embroiderer.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Robert and Ellen had a son called Robert William, born 29th October 1908.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Robert Alexander McDonald married Ellen Wallace on 2nd October 1908 in the district of Magherafelt.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald The 1901 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the McGall family (his aunt and uncle) at house 15 in Tyanee, Claudy, County Londonderry. Robert was still at school.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Robert Alexander McDonald was born on 25th April 1888 in Tyanee, Upperlands, County Londonderry.
20/01/2016 Pte. Robert Alexander McDonald Robert Alexander McDonald was the son of Robert and Mary McDonald. Robert McDonald married Mary McGall on 13th July 1887 in Ballymena.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker The CWGC record Gunner Patrick McCusker as the son of Mary McCusker, of 88 Garngad Road, Townhead, Glasgow, and the late John McCusker.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker Gunner McCusker is also commemorated on the Neilston War Memorial. Neilston is small village, south west of Glasgow.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker Gunner McCusker has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker Gunner Patrick McCusker was serving with the 121st Battery of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on Monday 24th July 1916. He was 27 years old.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker Patrick McCusker enlisted in Glasgow.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker It is believed Patrick McCusker had some connection with Tergarvil or Upperlands.
20/01/2016 Gnr Patrick McCusker Patrick McCusker was the son of Mary and John McCusker He was born about 1889 in Londonderry.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research donated by Mr Sam Hudson
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19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready The CWGC record Private Fleming McCready as the son of Barbara McCready, of Tobermore, Co. Londonderry, and the late Fleming McCready.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Fleming McCready (senior) died in Tobermore on 1st November 1922, aged 62.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Fleming’s brother, William McCready, emigrated to Canada before the war. William enlisted after Fleming’s death and served with the 124th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force, service number 770031 and survived the war.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Private McCready has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready The London Gazette (No 29200), dated 22nd June 1915, lists Fleming McCready as being mentioned in despatches for saving an officer’s life.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready The 1911 census does not list Fleming as living with the family at house 29 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry. In fact there is no record of Fleming in the 1911 Irish Census.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready The 1901 census lists Fleming as age 10 living with the family at house 32 in Tobermore Town, County Londonderry. His father was a postman.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Family: Fleming McCready, Barbara McCready, William McCready (born 14th March 1888), Fleming McCready (born 29th April 1890), Eliza Jane McCready (born 4th February 1892), Margaret McCready (born 17th August 1894), Ellen McCready (born 16th November 1896), Mary Minnie McCready (born 10th July 1898), Martha McCready (born 5th June 1900, died 27th January 1904, age 4), Samuel Alexander McCready (born 28th April 1902), Martha McCready (born 5th February 1905).
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Fleming McCready was born on 29th April 1890 in Tobermore, County Londonderry.
19/01/2016 Pte. Fleming McCready Fleming McCready was the second son of Fleming and Barbara McCready. Fleming McCready (senior) married Barbara Moore on 1st September 1885 in the district of Magherafelt.
18/01/2016 Pte. Robert McCracken The CWGC record Private Robert McCracken as the son of Mrs McCracken of Boveedy, Kilrea, County Derry.
18/01/2016 Pte. Robert McCracken Private Robert McCracken is buried in Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery. Hyde Park Corner Cemetery is located twelve kilometres south of Ypres town centre in Belgium.
18/01/2016 Pte. Robert McCracken Private Robert McCracken was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium on 1st July 1917. He was 25 years old.
18/01/2016 Pte. Robert McCracken Robert enlisted in Donegal.
18/01/2016 Pte. Robert McCracken Robert McCracken was born in Maghera on 22nd June 1891.
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17/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride 00384
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool The CWGC record Private William McCool as the son of Archie and Isabella McCool of Castledawson, County Londonderry.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool Private McCool has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, in the western part of the town of Arras. It commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool Private William McCool was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 28th April 1917. He was 27 years old.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool William enlisted in Glasgow.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool In 1912, Willie McCool signed the Ulster Covenant in Castledawson Orange Hall.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool The 1911 census lists William as age 19 living with the family at house 15 in Tamnadeese, Magherafelt. Like his father and brother, William was a labourer.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool Family: Archibald McCool, Isabella McCool, William McCool (born about 1890, Glasgow), Archibald McCool (born about 1892, Glasgow), Mary McCool (born about 1895, Glasgow), Isabella McCool (born 20th December 1896, Magherafelt), Andrew McCool (born 1st September 1899, Magherafelt), Sarah McCool (born 13th July 1902, died 27th March 1904, Magherafelt), John McCool ((born 28th August 1904, Magherafelt), Robert McCool (born 12th February 1906, Magherafelt), Thomas McCool (born 21st April 1910, Magherafelt)
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool The 1901 census lists William as age 11 living with the family at house 8 in Castledawson, Londonderry. He was still at school. His father was a labourer. Both his mother and father were born in County Londonderry.
17/01/2016 Pte. William McCool William McCool was the son of eldest son of Archibald and Isabella McCool. William McCool was born about 1890 in Glasgow.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy Private Edward McCloy has no known grave and is commemorated the Loos Memorial. The memorial forms the sides and back of Dud Corner Cemetery. It commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay. Loos-en-Gohelle is a village five kilometres north-west of Lens in France.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy New Stevenston is a small village situated between Motherwell and Bellshill in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Private Edward McCloy is not listed on the War Memorial.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy The Evening Times in Scotland reported on 14th October 1915 that Private C Edward McCloy, from New Stevenston, had been killed in action. A second report appeared on 16th October.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy Private Edward McCloy was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he was killed in action on Saturday 25th September 1915. He was 29 years old.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy Edward McCloy enlisted in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy The 1901 census lists Edward as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Gulladuff, County Londonderry.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy Known family: Thomas McCloy, Sarah McCloy, James McCloy (born 19th April 1882), Daniel McCloy (born 22nd July 1884), Edward McCloy (born 10th April 1886).
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy Edward McCloy was born on 10th April 1886 in Gulladuff, near Maghera.
16/01/2016 Pte. Edward McCloy It is believed Edward McCloy was the son of Thomas and Sarah McCloy. Thomas McCloy married Sarah Donnelly on 11th January 1881 in the district of Magherafelt.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride The inscription of ‘He gave his life’ was confirmed by his brother David McBride.
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16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my sister Margaret McBride, Muckrim, Toomebridge, County Antrim. Signed Thomas McBride, 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, 48th Brigade, 36th Ulster Division. Reg. No 19633.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Last Will and Testament of Rifleman Thomas McBride dated 20th October 1915:
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride In his will he left all to his sister Maggie McBride.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride The CWGC record Rifleman Thomas McBride as the son of John and Ellen McBride, of Muckrim, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Thomas McBride is also commemorated in Grange Presbyterian Church.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Rifleman Thomas McBride is buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. During the First World War, Commonwealth camps and hospitals were stationed on the southern outskirts of Rouen.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Rifleman Thomas McBride was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds in France on 4th April 1916. He was 26 years old.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Thomas enlisted in Antrim in September 1914.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 22 living with the family at house 6 in Muckrim, Toome. They were a farming family.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride In 1902 the family suffered a double tragedy when 8 year old Agnes and baby George both died.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 6 in Muckrim, Toome Upper, County Antrim. He was still at school. His father was a farm labourer.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Family: John McBride, Ellen McBride, Thomas McBride (born 15th July 1889), Robert McBride (born 6th September 1891), Agnes McBride (born 28th April 1894, died 27th October 1902, age 8), David McBride (born 10th August 1896), Samuel McBride (born 11th November 1899), George McBride (born 24th January 1902, died 30th January 1902), Ellen McBride (born 21st November 1902), Maggie McBride (born 1st January 1907).
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Thomas McBride was born in Randalstown, County Antrim on 15th July 1889.
16/01/2016 R/man Thomas McBride Thomas was the eldest son of John and Ellen McBride. John McBride married Ellen Nicholl on the 19th January 1889 in the district of Ballymena.
15/01/2016 R/man Vesey Fleming In fond and loving memory of Vesey Fleming, 1st Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade (formerly of Roshure), who died 3rd July 1917 from wounds received in action in France aged 22 years. ‘He gave his life for his country.’ This tablet was erected by his mother and brothers.
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15/01/2016 R/man Vesey Fleming A plaque in Lecumpher Presbyterian Church, Desertmartin commemorates Rifleman Vesey Fleming:
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15/01/2016 Mr Henry Hanna Ritchie In Memory of Private Harry H Ritchie, American Expeditionary Force, died in camp 1st November 1917.
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15/01/2016 Mr Henry Hanna Ritchie A plaque in 1st Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt commemorates Private Harry H Ritchie:
15/01/2016 W/less Op William Edward Griswold In Memory of W E Griswold, Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force, Killed in Action 19141
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15/01/2016 W/less Op William Edward Griswold A plaque in 1st Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt commemorates Sergeant William Edward Griswold:
15/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love In Memory of his Brother Lance Corporal Daniel Love, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed 1st July 1916 in the Battle of the Somme.
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15/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love A plaque in 1st Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt commemorates Lance Corporal Daniel Love:
15/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor In Fond Memory of Allan McIvor 10732 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Called Home in March 1916. Never forgotten by his bereaved parents John J and Lavina McIvor of Desertmartin, County Derry, Ireland. Thy Will Be Done.
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15/01/2016 Pte. Allan McIvor A plaque in Desertmartin Church of Ireland commemorates Private Allan McIvor:
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14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin The CWGC record Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin as the son of David Martin, of Ballinacross, Knockloughrim.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin is buried in Knockloughrim Presbyterian Churchyard in County Londonderry.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin died in Ballyshannon Union Hospital in County Donegal on 23rd July 1915, aged 19.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Thomas Martin enlisted in Shanes Camp at Randalstown.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin The 1911 census does not list Thomas John as living with his remarried mother at house 18 in Ballynacross, Gulladuff, County Londonderry. From the census it seems she married Samuel Kelly in 1903, although this seems uncertain.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin The 1901 census lists Thomas John as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Ballynacross, Gulladuff, County Londonderry. His mother was a widow. They were farmers.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin David Martin died in Magherafelt on 23rd March 1898, aged 35. Thomas was just 2 years old.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Family: Eliza Jane Martin, David Martin, Annie Jane Martin (born 28th July 1894), Thomas John Martin (born 18th April 1896), Robert James Martin (born 22nd February 1898).
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Thomas John Martin was born 18th April 1896 in the sub district of Maghera, probably in Knockloughrim, Magherafelt.
14/01/2016 L/Corp Thomas John Martin Thomas Martin was the son of David and Elizabeth Martin. David Martin married Eliza Kelly on 7th September 1893 in Magherafelt.
13/01/2016 Pte. Charles Martin There is a Private Charles Martin listed on Bellaghy Masonic Lodge WW1 Roll of Honour. As yet we have no information on him.
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13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. On the 17th March at the morning service of the Baptist Church, Tobermore, the pastor , the Rev. David Henderson, moved a resolution of sympathy with the Rev, George and Mrs Marshall and family, in their bereavement, by the sudden home-call of their son, Private Robert Douglas Marshall, M.M., of the Cheshire Regiment who met his death while on patrol duty in “No Man’s Land” by the bursting of a shell, which instantly killed the brave lad of the family which is so closely and almost indissolubly connected to the church. He was born and brought up in Tobermore and 4 other brothers also volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. One was badly wounded in France in the early stage of the war and 2 were engaged in Palestine operations, one of whom was recently severely wounded and is now in hospital in Alexandria.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. From Mid Ulster Mail dated Sat 23 March 1918:
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. The CWGC record Private Robert Douglas Marshall, M.M., as the son of the Rev. George and Priscilla P Marshall, of The Manse, Cotton End, Bedford. England.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. The Roll Of Honour in Tobermore Orange Hall lists all six of the Marshall brothers.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Private Robert Douglas Marshall is buried in Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. One brother was badly wounded in France in the early stage of the war. Two others were engaged in Palestine operations. One of those was severely wounded and was in hospital in Alexandria for a time.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Private Robert Douglas Marshall was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 28th February 1918. He met his death while on patrol duty in ‘No Man’s Land’ by a bursting shell, which instantly killed him.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Private Robert Douglas Marshall won the Military Medal (M.M.).
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Robert Douglas Marshall was for time with the Royal Engineers (No 1674).
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Robert, along with four other brothers, volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. Robert enlisted in Bedford.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. The 1901 census lists Robert Douglas as age 5 living with the family at house 15 in Moneyshinare, Tobermore, County Londonderry.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Family: George Marshall, Priscilla Pyke Marshall, Joseph Charles Marshall (born 20th February 1893, Banbridge), George Stanley Marshall (born 20th February 1893, Banbridge), Cyril Pentelow Marshall (born 14th February 1894, Banbridge), Robert Douglas Marshall (born 16th July 1895, Tobermore), Hugh Clarke Marshall (born 4th August 1896, Tobermore), Frank Victor Marshall (born 7th September 1900, Tobermore).
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Robert Douglas Marshall was born 16th July 1895 in Tobermore, County Londonderry. He was one of six sons.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Both were born in England and no record of their marriage can be found on GRONI, so it must be assumed they were married in England.
13/01/2016 Pte. Robert Douglas Marshall M.M. Robert Marshall was a son of Rev. George and Priscilla Pyke Marshall. Rev George Marshall was a Baptist minister.
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13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Unusually, Leslie Mann seemed to have taken out life insurance.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Private Leslie Ellis Mann has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Belgium.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Private Leslie Mann was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in Belgium on 3rd October 1917. He was 29 years old.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann His unit left Folkestone, England on 11th April 1917. He arrived on the front on 2nd May 1915.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Private Leslie Mann’s unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916. He arrived in Plymouth on 21st November.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Leslie Mann enlisted on 17th April 1916 in Cootamundra, New South Wales. He listed his mother Mrs M H Mann as his mother, who was by then living in Victoria Terrace, Portstewart, County Derry, Ireland.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Prior to enlistment, he worked as a farmer. He gave his address as c/o Rev H P Thomas, The Vicarage, Port Macquarie, New South Wales.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Leslie emigrated to Australia about 1915.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann The 1911 census lists Leslie Ellis as age 23 living with the family at house 58 in Drumlamph, Rocktown. Leslie was a farmer. His mother was a widow.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann There was a Henry Mann who died in Belfast on 11th May 1908, aged 59.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann The 1901 census lists Leslie Ellis as age 13 living with the family at house 3 in Drumlamph, Rocktown, County Londonderry. Henry Mann was a Poor Rate Collector, Insurance agent and Farmer. Leslie was still at school.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Family: Henry Church Mann, Margaret A Hanson Mann, Mary Mann (born 18th January 1874), Fanny J Mann (born 12th November 1875), Thomasina Ena Church Mann (born 1st January 1878), Margaret H Mann (born 2nd November 1881), Leslie Mann (born 30th December 1883, died young?), Henry S Warren Mann (born 23rd January 1886), Leslie Ellis Mann (born 27th December 1887), John Hercules Mann (born 1st November 1889), Nora Gertrude Mann (born 17th November 1891), Ruby Eveline Mann (born 3rd November 1893), Katherine Maud Mann (born about 1896).
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Leslie Ellis Mann was born on 27th December 1887 in Drumlamph, Magherafelt. He was one of 11 known children.
13/01/2016 Pte. Leslie Ellis Mann Leslie Mann was the son of Henry and Margaret Mann. Henry Church Mann married Margaret A Hanson Ellis on 12th November 1872 in Ballymoney.
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12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland The CWGC record Sergeant Marcus Maitland as the son of Mr W H Maitland of Church Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Sergeant Marcus Maitland has non known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland 'A young man of many attainments, he was very popular, and the news of his death in action has caused sorrow to all who knew him, and much sympathy with his relatives.'
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Sergeant Marcus Maitland was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 21 years old.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Sergeant Maitland went with a draft to France in December 1915, attached to the 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Marcus volunteered on 28th May 1915 and was trained at Newcastle and Ballykinlar, where he was rapidly promoted to sergeant.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Prior to enlistment Marcus Maitland was employed in the wholesale department of the Bank Buildings, Belfast.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Family 2: William Henry Maitland, Isabella Maitland, Harold Joseph Maitland (born about 1903), Norman John Maitland (born about 1904), Winifred Lilian Maitland (born about 1905), Dora Isabel Maitland (born about 1907), Gerald George Maitland (born about 1911).
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland 1911 census does not list Marcus as living with his father’s second family at house 11 in Garden Street, Magherafelt. His father is described as an assistant to Clerk of Linen.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland William Maitland married Isabella Wright in Magherafelt on 3rd June 1901.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland The census lists the rest of the family living at house 11 in Garden Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry. His father was an Assistant Union Clerk.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland 1901 census lists ‘Marques’ as age 7 living with grandparents at house 6 in Queen Street, Newry, County Down.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland His mother, Emma Maitland, died in Magherafelt on 7th March 1899, aged 33.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Known family: William Henry Maitland, Emma/ Emily Maitland, Maria Frances Maitland (born about 1891), May Maitland (born about 1893), Marcus Maitland (born about 1895).
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Marcus Maitland was born about 1895 in Magherafelt.
12/01/2016 Sgt. Marcus Maitland Marcus Maitland was the eldest son of William Henry and Emma / Emily Maitland. William married Emily Monteith on 28th April 1890 in Belfast.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to John MacKrell, Antrim View, Upperlands, Co Derry. Signed J MacKrell, Private No 15870, 10th Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell Last Will and Testament of Private John Mackrell dated 27th June 1916.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell Private John MacKrell has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell The CWGC record Private Mackrell as the son of John MacKrell, of Boyne Terrace, Upperlands, Co. Derry.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell Private John MacKrell was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 20 years old.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell John Mackrell was the member of the Upperlands Company of the U.V.F. and was amongst the first batch of Volunteers from the district to join the Ulster Division. He enlisted in Donegal.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell The 1911 census lists John George as age 15 living with the family at house 7 in Upperlands, Swatragh, Londonderry. John had left school and was working as a Linen Lapper’s Apprentice. He is listed on the William Clark factory Roll of Honour as an employee.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell Family: John MacKrell, Elizabeth MacKrell, Samuel MacKrell (born 16th February 1887, died young), Jane MacKrell (born 24th August 1888), Mary MacKrell (born 19th June 1893), John George MacKrell (born 23rd April 1896), Violet MacKrell (born 29th June 1898, died 22nd August 1898), Maud Nelson MacKrell (born 24th August 1899), Samuel A L MacKrell (born 27th July 1902).
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell The 1901 census lists John George as age 4 living with the family at house 25 in Upperlands, Swatragh, County Londonderry. His father was a Linen Sample-Maker, almost certainly in the William Clark factory.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell John George MacKrell was born on 23rd April 1896 in Castledawson, County Londonderry.
11/01/2016 Pte. John George Mackrell John MacKrell was the son of John and Elizabeth MacKrell.
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11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter is also commemorated on Kilrea War Memorial.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter The CWGC record Lance Corporal John McCotter as the son of John and Mary McCotter, of Lisnagroat, Kilrea, Co. Londonderry.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter The CWGC spelling ‘MacCotter’ is clearly incorrect. At no point anywhere is that spelling used.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal McCotter is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal McCotter died of his wounds at 2nd Casualty Clearing Station the following day on 26th March 1917 He was 24 years old.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal John McCotter was serving with the 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery when he was wounded in action on 25th March 1917 with a gunshot wound to the chest.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal McCotter was transferred to and taken on strength of 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery on 12th February 1917.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal McCotter was discharged to Base Details on 8th January 1917 and rejoined unit same day in the field.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Lance Corporal McCotter was admitted to 10th Field Ambulance on 16 December 1916 with mumps. He was transferred to the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on 17th December 1916 and then on to 7th General Hospital, St Omer on 18th December 1916.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter He was appointed Lance Corporal on 1st December 1916.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter’s division was ordered to France on 24th November.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John was as a Cadet in Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth. He gained a commission while there.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Private McCotter left Sydney with his unit on 3rd May 1916. They arrived in Egypt on 13th June. They left Egypt on 6th August and arrived in Salisbury Plains on 16th August 1916.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter enlisted in Brisbane on 30 November 1915. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Mrs Mary McCotter, Lisnagroat, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Prior to enlisting, John worked as a Tram employee in Brisbane.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter attended Kelly's College in Brisbane.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter emigrated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia about 1913. Records show his age on arrival in Australia was 19.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter The 1911 census lists John as age 17 living with the family at house 13 in Lisnagroat, Tamlaght, County Londonderry.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter Family: John McCotter, Mary McCotter, Mary McCotter (born 13th August 1892), John McCotter (born 19th November 1893), James McCotter (born 21st February 1895), Joseph McCotter (born 31st December 1896), Patrick McCotter (born 2nd April 1898), Eliza McCotter (born 3rd January 1900), Thomas McCotter (born 11th July 1904).
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John attended Durmagarner School, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter The 1901 census lists John as age 7 living with the family at house 58 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter was born on 19th November 1893 in Killygullib, Hervey Hill, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland
11/01/2016 L/Corp John McCotter John McCotter was the eldest son of John and Mary McCotter. John McCotter married Mary McLaughlin on 24th September 1891 in Limavady.
10/01/2016 Lieut Thomas Boston Yesterday morning a number of the local Ulster Volunteers, as well as Mr H J Clark, J.P. (commanding 2nd battalion), and many of the employees and officials of Messrs William Clark & Sons Ltd, assembled at Upperlands Station to give a hearty send off to Lieutenant Boston, who has recently been appointed Lieutenant in the 12th Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers. Mr Boston was the U.V.F. Company commander at Upperlands until August 1914, when he was promoted adjutant to the 2nd Battalion South Derry U.V.F. Regiment. He was very popular with all about Upperlands, and in the Volunteer Force generally, and he carries with him the best wishes of all his friends for future success.
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10/01/2016 Lieut Thomas Boston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th April 1915: Upperlands Volunteer Departure for his Regiment
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Private Alexander Bradley has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial near Arras in France.
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10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Private Alexander Bradley was reported wounded, missing and officially confirmed as killed in action on 16th September 1916. He was 45 years old.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley He was transferred to the 60th Battalion on 6th June 1916.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Private Bradley was admitted to hospital for a month on 18th December 1915. He returned his unit in April 1916.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Private Bradley went overseas with a reinforcing draft in July 1915.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Alexander Bradley enlisted with the 74th Battalion on 28th July 1915 in Toronto. He gave his next of kin as his brother, Samuel Bradley, who was living at 65 St Rouleaux, Heyburn on Tyne, England.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Prior to enlisting, Alex worked as a miner. He was living at 402 Church Street, Toronto.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Alex Bradley emigrated to Toronto, Canada around 1913.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Alex had been with the Londonderry Artillery for two years. He also spent two years with the 61st Imperial Yeomanry
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Alexander Bradley was born on 16th August 1871 in Tobermore, according to his attestation papers.
10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley Private Alex Bradley, who formerly lived at 402 Church Street, is today reported missing and believed killed in action. Private Bradley was 44 years of age when he enlisted in the 74th Battalion. He went overseas with a reinforcing draft in July 1915. Before coming to Toronto, where he had lived for three years, he had also served with the Imperial forces. He was reported wounded in October. A brother lives at Heyburn-on-Tyne.
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10/01/2016 Pte. Alexander Bradley From the Toronto Star dated 4th January 1917: Now believed killed
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10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Private Robert Lyle has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Private Robert Lyle was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 15th August 1915. He was 20 years old.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Robert Lyle enlisted in Glasgow. He is not listed on the Evening Times Roll of Honour 1914-15.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle No record of Robert can be found in the 1911 census.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Alexander Lyle died in the Magherafelt area on 31st October 1904, aged 54. Robert was 10 years old.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Family: Alexander Lyle (died 31st October 1904, aged 54), A Jane Lyle, William Lyle (born 4th October 1885), Annie Lyle (born 16th January 1887), Margaret Lyle (born 23rd October 1888), Hugh Lyle (born 26th August 1890), Jeannette / Jeanitta Lyle (born 25th December 1892), Robert John Lyle (born 22nd November 1894), May Lyle (born 13th October 1896), Emily Lyle (born 29th September 1898), Georgina Lyle (born 23rd May 1901).
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle The 1901 census lists Robert John as age 6 living with the family at house 2 in Tobermore, Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Robert John Lyle was on born 22nd November 1894 in Tobermore.
10/01/2016 Pte. Robert Lyle Robert Lyle was the son of Alexander and Jane Lyle. Alexander Lyle married Jane White on 16th October 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Family: Henry Love, Sarah M Love, Elizabeth Love (born 3rd January 1889), Sarah Love (born 2nd October 1890), Thomas Love (born 27th March 1893), Daniel Love (born 10th December 1894), Samuel Love (born 10th April 1897, died 11th April 1897), Henry Love (born 1st March 1898), Samuel Love (born 27th May 1900), Margaret Love (born 2nd October 1902), Matilda Love (born 2nd May 1904).
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Lance Corporal Daniel Love has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Lance Corporal Daniel Love was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 21 years old.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Daniel Love enlisted in Magherafelt.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love The 1912 Ulster Covenant was signed by Daniel Love from Dunamoney, Magherafelt.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love The 1911 census lists Daniel as age 16 living with the family at house 16 in Dunamoney, Magherafelt, Londonderry. He was working on the family farm.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love The 1901 census lists Daniel as age 6 living with the family at house 4 in Dunamoney, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Daniel Love was born on 10th December 1894 in Magherafelt.
09/01/2016 L/Corp Daniel Love Daniel Love was a son of Henry and Sarah Love. Henry Love married Sarah Streahorn in the district of Magherafelt on 21st February 1888.
08/01/2016 Pte. William Leslie All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research undertaken by Mr Sam Hudson.
08/01/2016 Pte. William Leslie Private William Leslie was one five sons of Moses Leslie of Derrygarve, who served in the war.
08/01/2016 Pte. William Leslie Private William Leslie has no known grave and is commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial. The Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium bears the names of many who fell in the battles for Passchendaele and whose bodies were never recovered.
08/01/2016 Pte. William Leslie Private William Leslie was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917 in Belgium.
08/01/2016 Pte. William Leslie William enlisted in Armagh. He was living in Castledawson at the time.
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08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie His father, Thomas Leslie, died a few months later on 15th September 1917, aged 79.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Private Leslie is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. The 42nd Casualty Clearing Station was based here in 1917.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Private Robert John Leslie was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he entered hospital on the 28th and died of sickness the following day on 29th March 1917, a month before the Battle of Vimy Ridge. He was 25 years old.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Private Leslie joined the 15th Battalion on 28th August 1916. He was part of the 3rd Field Company wiring section.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert enlisted on 3rd March 1916 in Toronto. He listed his cousin Thomas Leslie as his next of kin who was living in Derrygarve.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Prior to enlisting Robert was living at102 Grange Avenue. He was employed as a stationary fireman. His job was to operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes, to operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert John Leslie emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie The 1911 census lists Robert John as age 17 living with the family at house 71 in Derrygarve, Castledawson. Robert and his 72 year old father worked the farm.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie The 1901 census lists Robert as age 8 living with the family at house 48 in Derrygarve, Castledawson, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert’s mother died on 25th June 1895, aged 42. Robert was just four years old.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Partial Family: Thomas Leslie, Elizabeth Leslie, Alexander Leslie (born 10th August 1878), Thomas Leslie (born 7th October 1880), David Leslie (born 12th June 1882, died 24th May 1896, age 13), James Leslie (born 1st February 1884, died 24th April 1900, 18?), Samuel Leslie (born 27th January 1886, 29th June 1891, age 5), Elizabeth Leslie (born 27th December 1887), Hugh Leslie (born 27th November 1889), Robert John Leslie (born 22nd April 1891), Susan Leslie (born 10th May 1894).
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert John was one of 17 children - Only ten of whom were surviving by 1911.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert John Leslie was born in the Derrygarve, Bellaghy on 22nd April 1891.
08/01/2016 Pte. Robert John Leslie Robert Leslie was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Leslie. Thomas Leslie married Lizzie Hudson on 6th December 1877 in the district of Magherafelt.
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07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie The CWGC record Private John Leslie was the son of Robert and Margaret Leslie of Leitrim, Castledawson, Londonderry..
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie Private John Leslie has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. The memorial forms the sides and back of Dud Corner Cemetery. It commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay. Loos-en-Gohelle is a village five kilometres north-west of Lens in France.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie By 1916 the family have moved back to the Magherafelt area.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie Private John Leslie was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he was killed in action in France on Saturday 25th September 1915.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie The 1911 census lists John as age 18 living with the family at house 76 in Riverside Street, Antrim Town. Both John and his sister, like their father, were employed as linen weavers.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie Family: Robert Leslie, Margaret Leslie, Moses Leslie (born 8th January 1888, Magherafelt, died 23rd May 1891, age 3), Robert Leslie (born about 1891, Magherafelt), John Leslie (born 1st February 1893, Magherafelt), Mary Leslie (born 15th June 1895, Magherafelt), Sarah Leslie (born 19th October 1897, Magherafelt), Margaret Leslie (born 24th May 1899, Antrim), William Leslie (born 30th April 1901, Antrim), Eva Leslie (born about 1905, Antrim).
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie The 1901 census lists John as age 7 living with the family at house 13 in Townparks, Antrim Town.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie The family moved to Antrim around 1898. His father was a linen weaver.
07/01/2016 Pte. John Leslie John Leslie was a son of Robert and Margaret Leslie. John was born on 1st February 1893 in Castledawson, Magherafelt.
07/01/2016 Pte. Charles Lennox Private Charles Lennox is buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy.
07/01/2016 Pte. Charles Lennox The Evening Times in Scotland reported on 23rd March 1915 that Private Charleton Lennox, from Glasgow, had been killed in action.
07/01/2016 Pte. Charles Lennox Private Charles Lennox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders when he was killed in action in France on Tuesday 9th March 1915.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Dear Mr Lennox, I just heard yesterday the very sad news of Alfie being killed and it came as a great blow to me. Alfie was one of the finest fellows I have ever met and a splendid soldier: not only that, but a friend worth having and keeping. During our time together in the 6th Black Watch his splendid example and great steadfastness in duty did us all a wonderful lot of good and I personally can say that his companionship exercised over me a wonderful influence for good and I mourn the loss of a very good friend. Please accept, Sir, and convey to Mrs Lennox and your daughters my heartfelt sympathy at your sad loss, nevertheless you have the satisfaction of having a son who did his duty and that right loyally. I would not choose a better end than to know I have done my duty and died for my country. Again accept my sincerest sympathy for you and yours. Believe me, yours very sincerely. Seaforth Highlanders, British Expeditionary Force. 4th February 1916
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Mr Lennox has received the following letters ament the lamented death of his only son somewhere in France:
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox From the Armagh Gazette dated 12 February 1916: Armagh Men 2nd Lt A J Lennox
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07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox His sister Louise was a graduate from Queens University, Belfast and taught English at Shirebrook Girls Grammar school. She lived with a fellow teacher at the school, Elsie Manners, who taught art. Louise died c1987
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox It seems Alfred Lennox’s only connection with Magherafelt was that his father was born there.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox The CWGC record Second Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox as the son of Mr W J Lennox, of 24 Abbey Street, Armagh
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Second Lieutenant A J Lennox has non known grave and is commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox 8205 Rifleman Coates, aboard the St David, Boulogne, 12.7.1916, saw Lennox killed on January 19th. Lennox was in charge of a party of bombers of which Coates was one. They were in an enemy trench near Le Touquet on the left of Armentieres. A bomb came over and blew Lennox into the air. ‘He was quite dead but his body was not taken back. The bomb fell in front of him and I remember I shouted to him, but he walked right on top of it and was killed outright.’
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox 7285 Rifleman T. Compton, A Coy, at No. 23 General Hospital, Etaples, 14.7.1916, said he saw Lennox’s body lying in a trench at Vimy Ridge. He had been killed by a HE shell and the head was separated from the body. Compton knew Lennox well and was in a traverse when the shell that killed him came over. Lennox was buried at ‘Souci Valley’ behind the trenches.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Witness statements describing Second Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox’s death.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox An internal War Office memo dated 30th June referred to ‘List No. 131A’ from the German Government to the American Embassy in Berlin, which was a list of British dead forwarded to the Foreign Office on 20th March 1916. One man is ‘Lenorx? 6 R.H.P. No. 2388’. This was taken as being Lennox and death was accepted for official purposes.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox His father wrote to the War Office on 28th February 1916, reporting that he had heard from the CO and from Capt. Kelly who said ‘do not quite close the door against the faint hope that our beloved son may have been only wounded when he fell, and may therefore be alive in the hands of the enemy’.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Second Lieutenant Alfred James Lennox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was reported as missing, believed killed on 19th January 1916. He was officially reported as killed in action on 20th. January 1916. He was 26 years old.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Private Alfred Lennox was then discharged to a commission in 7th Royal Irish Rifles on 28th November 1915, and posted to 2nd Royal Irish Rifles, joining from the Cadet School on 8th December 1915.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Private Lennox rejoined his unit on 31st August 1915.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox He was transferred to No. 5 Train on the 4th, to No. 20 General Hospital on the 5th, and to a convalescent camp at Etaples 20th August 1915.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Private Lennox received a slight gunshot wound to the shoulder on 1st June 1915, and was admitted to No. 1 FA 51st Highland Division at Locon, and to No. 7 CCS at Merville the next day.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox His unit embarked from Folkestone on 2nd May 1915.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Alfred James Lennox enlisted as Private 2388 in D Company, 6th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) TF, in Perth, Scotland on 10th October 1914. He declared his age to be 23 years 5 months. He gave his address as 24 Abbey Street, Armagh
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Alfred was educated at the Royal School, Armagh.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Family: William James Lennox, Mildred Ana Lennox, Jane Jeannie Lennox (born 6th November 1887), Alfred James Lennox (born 29th April 1889), Louisa Agnes Lennox (born 4th October 1890), Annie Lennox (born 22nd March 1892), Mildred Lennox (born 28th December 1894)
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox His father was born in Drumeenagh, Magherafelt County Derry. He was a general draper at 17 and 19 Market Street, Armagh. His mother was born in Co. Antrim.
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Alfred James Lennox was born in Armagh on 29th April 1889
07/01/2016 2nd Lieut Alfred James Lennox Alfred Lennox was the only son of William James and Mildred Anna Lennox. William James Lennox married Mildred Ana Wilkinson on 29th December 1885 in Antrim.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research donated by Mr Sam Hudson
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee All images courtesy of Sam Hudson, Desertmartin. Information provided here is courtesy of the excellent research donated by Mr Sam Hudson
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06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee The CWGC record Private William Lee as the husband of Kathleen Lee of Kilcronaghan, Tobermore, Co. Derry.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Private William Lee is commemorated on the family headstone in Kilcronaghan Churchyard.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Private William Lee has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, like his brother.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Their brother Thomas survived the war.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee His brother James, also with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was also killed that day, aged 25.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Private William Lee was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 30 years old.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William’s brothers James and Thomas also enlisted.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William Lee enlisted in Coleraine.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Family: William Lee, Kathleen Lee, James Tim Lee (born 23rd October 1908), Edith May Lee (born 4th July 1910), John Lee (born 30th October 1911), Kathleen Lee (born 10th April 1914).
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William and Kathleen had four children.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee 1911 census lists William as age 24 living with his wife and family at house 7 in Tamnyaskey, Tobermore, County Londonderry. William was a labourer.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee The 1911 census does not list William as living with his parents at house 10 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry. All the family were working on their farm.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William Lee married Kathleen Colgan on 27th November 1907 in Magherafelt.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee The 1901 census does not list William as living with the family at house 24 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, County Londonderry. Moneyguiggy lies just west of Tobermore. His father was a farm labourer.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee Family: James L Lee, Margaret Lee, Robert Lee (born 24th June 1881), Thomas Lee (born 22nd February 1883), Mary Minnie Lee (born 4th March 1885?), William Lee (born 10th September 1885?), Maud Margaret Lee (born 12th December 1888), James Lee (born 10th April 1891), Alexander Lee (born 16th July 1893), Samuel Lee (born 16th October 1895).
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William Lee was born on 10th September 1885 in Draperstown, County Londonderry (tbc). William was one of eight children.
06/01/2016 Pte. William Lee William Lee was the son of James and Margaret Lee. James Lee married Margaret Boyd on 12th October 1880 in the district of Magherafelt.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee The CWGC record Private James Lee as the son of Margaret Lee of Tobermore, County Londonderry, and of the late James Lee.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Private James Lee has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, like his brother.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Their brother Thomas survived the war.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee His brother William, also with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was also killed that day, aged 30.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Private James Lee was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 25 years old.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee James’ brothers William and Thomas also enlisted.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee James Lee enlisted in Coleraine.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee The 1911 census lists James as age 20 living with the family at house 10 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, Londonderry. All the family were working on their farm.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Robert Lee emigrated to Philadelphia in 1904 to his cousin Thomas Stockman at 82 Moore Street.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Thomas Lee emigrated to Philadelphia in 1903 to his cousin Robert Stockman at 82 Moore Street.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee The 1901 census lists James as age 10 living with the family at house 24 in Moneyguiggy, Carnamoney, County Londonderry. Moneyguiggy lies just west of Tobermore. His father was a farm labourer.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee Family: James L Lee, Margaret Lee, Robert Lee (born 24th June 1881), Thomas Lee (born 22nd February 1883), Mary Minnie Lee (born 4th March 1885?), William Lee (born 10th September 1885?), Maud Margaret Lee (born 12th December 1888), James Lee (born 10th April 1891), Alexander Lee (born 16th July 1893), Samuel Lee (born 16th October 1895).
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee James Lee was born on 10th April 1891 in Ballynacrea(?), County Londonderry. James was one of eight children.
06/01/2016 Pte. James Lee James Lee was the son of James and Margaret Lee. James Lee married Margaret Boyd on 12th October 1880 in the district of Magherafelt.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Rifleman H Leacock, Royal Irish Rifles, Tobermore, County Derry, killed was formerly a motorman on Belfast trams.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock From newspaper:
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Rifleman H Leacock is also commemorated on the Belfast City Corporation War Memorial Plaque in Belfast City Hall.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Rifleman Henry Leacock is interred at Mill Road Cemetery in the shadow of the Ulster Tower at Thiepval.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Rifleman Henry Leacock was serving with the 10th 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.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Henry Leacock enlisted at Belfast, giving Tobermore as his home.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Henry Leacock was a motorman on Belfast trams.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Henry signed the Ulster Covenant in Tobermore in 1912. He gave his address as Clooney, Tobermore.
06/01/2016 R/man Henry Leacock Henry Leacock was born in Tobermore.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Alexander signed the Ulster Covenant in Draperstown in 1912. He gave his address as Strawmore.
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06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Family: John Leacock, Mary Anne Leacock, John Leacock (born 6th February 1872), Martha Leacock (born 3rd October 1873), Thomas Leacock (born 8th November 1875), Robert Leacock (born 2nd December 1877), Henry Leacock (born 21st March 1880), Jane Leacock (born 26th July 1882), Alexander Sandy Leacock (born 18th March 1885), Samuel / James Leacock (born 31st August 1889), Hugh / James Leacock (born about 1890), Sarah Leacock (born 25th September 1891).
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock His parents are buried in St. Columba's Church of Ireland Draperstown, Co. Derry.
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06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock The CWGC record Lance Corporal Alexander Leacock as the son of John and Mary Anne Leacock.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Lance Corporal Alexander Leacock is buried in Berks Cemetery Extension. The cemetery is located twelve kilometres south of Ypres town centre.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Lance Corporal Alexander Leacock was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Saturday 20th January 1917. He was 31 years old.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Private Alexander Leacock, of the 10th Inniskillings, was wounded at the Somme in July 1916, and was in hospital for a time.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Alexander enlisted in Donegal Town.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 25 living with the family at house 2 in Strawmore, Bancran Glebe, County Londonderry. He was a farmer.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock The 1901 census lists Sandy as age 15 living with the family at house 9 in Straw More, Bancran, County Londonderry. He was still at school. His father was a farmer.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Alexander Sandy Leacock was born in Ballinascreen, County Londonderry on 18th March 1885.
06/01/2016 L/Corp Alexander Leacock Alexander Leacock was the son of John and Mary Anne Leacock. John Leacock married Mary Anne Hanna on 16th February 1871 in the district of Magherafelt.
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