Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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26/10/2016 Naval Sch Stewart O'Fee Inscribed on the family headstone surround is - Sgt J E O’Fee, R.A.F., Killed in action over Italy, 9th August 1944. The relationship between the two is not not known.
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26/10/2016 Sgt. James Edward O'Fee 00849
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26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00844
26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00843
26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00842
26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00841
26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00840
26/10/2016 L/Corp Patrick McQuaide 00839
26/10/2016 Corp William Somerville 00838
26/10/2016 Corp William Somerville 00837
25/10/2016 Corp William Somerville 00836
25/10/2016 Fusilier James Scullion 00835
25/10/2016 Fusilier James Scullion 00834
25/10/2016 Fusilier James Scullion 00833
25/10/2016 Gman Clark Shiels 00832
25/10/2016 Gman Clark Shiels 00831
25/10/2016 Sgt. Robert Hugh Bell 00830
25/10/2016 Sgt. Robert Hugh Bell 00829
25/10/2016 Sgt. Robert Hugh Bell 00828
25/10/2016 Sgt. Robert Hugh Bell 00827
25/10/2016 Aircraftman Norman Stewart Starritt 00826
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18/10/2016 Pte. Michael McQuillan Private Michael McQuillan has no known grave and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial.
18/10/2016 Pte. Michael McQuillan Private Michael McQuillan was serving with 9th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders when he died on Sunday March 1918.
18/10/2016 Pte. Michael McQuillan It is believed Michael McQuillan was from Bellaghy.
17/10/2016 Sister Mary Agnes Doherty R.R.C. Mary Agnes Doherty is also commemorated on the family headstone in the Church of St. John in Milltown, Magherafelt.
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17/10/2016 Pte. Samuel J Campbell 00822
17/10/2016 Pte. James Donnelly 00821
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin Private Thomas McMeekin has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin His brother, Joseph McMeekin, lived in Charleville Avenue, Belfast with his wife Hannah. Joseph and Hannah appear there in the census of both 1901 and 1911.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin Private Thomas McMeekin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Sunday 9th May 1915. He was initially reported missing.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin By the time of his death Private McMeekin had 19 years’ service, several of which were spent in Africa and India.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin Thomas joined the army about 1896, enlisting in Belfast.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin Thomas McMeekin lived in Grange Mill Quarter, Toomebridge.
17/10/2016 R/man Thomas McMeekin Thomas McMeekin was born in Ballymena.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre The CWGC record Private Robert McIntyre as the husband of Mrs Robert McIntyre, of 2223E, Huntingdon Street., Philadelphia, U.S.A.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre Private Robert McIntyre is buried in Anneux British Cemetery in Nord, France.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre Private Robert McIntyre was serving with the 102nd Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 27th September 1918.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre Robert McIntyre enlisted in Toronto, Canada on 9th October 1917. He gave his next of kin as his wife, Rebecca McIntyre, who was living at 2220 East Harold Street, Philadelphia, U.S.A. He was a Presbyterian.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre Prior to enlisting, Robert worked as a labourer.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre Robert McIntyre emigrated to the USA.
17/10/2016 Pte. Robert McIntyre According to his attestation papers, Robert McIntyre was born in Derry, Ireland on 17th September 1891.
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17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg 00816
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg William McHarg is commemorated on Tobermore Church Of Ireland’s WW1 Memorial Plaque.
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg Private W McHarg is buried in Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, near Cambrai, in France.
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg Private William McHarg was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action in France on Friday 27th September 1918.
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg Private William McHarg served for a time with the Highland Light Infantry, Service No. 5834
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg William McHarg enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland. He was living in Glenmavis, Lanarkshire at the time.
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg William McHarg was born in Airdrie.
17/10/2016 Pte. William McHarg AS YET THERE IS NO DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE TO LINK THIS MAN TO TOBERMORE, BUT THERE IS AGREEMENT THAT THIS IS THE BEST MATCH.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Second Lieutenant Thomas L McFall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is officially reported wounded, received his commission in October 1915 and served at various stations in the North of Ireland before being sent to the front last summer. He is one of three soldier sons of Mr John McFall, farmer, Magherintendry, Bushmills, and a nephew of Mr W J McFall, merchant, Bushmills. Before joining the Army he was in service of the Belfast Bank at Magherafelt.
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13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th December 1916:
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Second Lieutenant Thomas L McFall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action on 8th August, was one of three soldier sons of Mr John McFall, farmer, Bushmills. In civilian life he was in the employment of the Belfast Bank at Magherafelt. He was wounded in January last.
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13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th August 1917:
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13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall The CWGC record Second Lieutenant Thomas Lamont McFall as the son of John and Elizabeth McFall, of Magherintendry, Bushmills, Co. Antrim. He is also recorded as a Belfast Banking Company official.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Thomas is also commemorated on the Belfast Banking Company memorial plaque in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Thomas is commemorated on Bushmills War Memorial and on a plaque in Dunluce Parish Church.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Second Lieutenant Thomas Lamont McFall is buried in Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Belgium.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Second Lieutenant Thomas Lamont McFall was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers killed in action in Belgium on Tuesday 7th August 1917 whilst leading his platoon into the first line.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall He went to France in July 1916, and saw a good deal of service.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall On 4th October 1915 he was promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall At the outbreak of the war Thomas McFall volunteered and was gazetted to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. His Service Number was 12/24513.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Thomas joined the Belfast Banking Company and served in both the Portaferry and Magherafelt branches.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 16, living with the family at house 1 in Magherintendry, Bushmills. Thomas was still at school.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall The 1901 census lists Thomas Lamont as age 6, living with the family at house 6 in Magherintendry, Bushmills, County Antrim. They were a farming family.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Family: John McFall, Elizabeth McFall, John Jackson McFall (born about 1881, America), James Nevin McFall (born 6th September 1883, Bushmills), Agnes Carrie McFall (born 21st March 1886, Bushmills), Sarah Nevin McFall (born 22nd November 1888, Bushmills), Robert William McFall (born 8th June 1891, Bushmills), Thomas Lamont McFall (born 15th November 1894, Bushmills).
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Thomas was born 15th November 1894 in Bushmills, County Antrim. He was the youngest of six children.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall It seems they then moved to America, where their first child was born. They had returned to Ireland by the time their second child was born in September 1883.
13/10/2016 2nd Lieut Thomas Lamont McFall Thomas Lamont McFall was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth McFall. John McFall married Lizzie Nevin on 8th October 1880 in the district of Coleraine.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ features Samuel on pages 29 and 30.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my wife Katie McErlean, Main Street, Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland. Jonnie McErlean, Private, 8th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, dated 28th August 1916
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13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane Last Will and Testament of Private John McErleane dated 28th August 1916:-
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane In his will, he left all to his wife, Katie, who was living in Glenarm, County Antrim.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane Private John McErleane has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane Private John McErleane was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on the 9th September 1916.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane Family: John McErleane, Kate McErleane, Annie McErleane (born 27th May 1910, Glenarm), Jeanie McErleane (born 30th October 1912, Glenarm).
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane The 1911 census lists John as age 31, living with his new family at house 38.2 in Toberwine Street, Glenarm, County Antrim. He was a general labourer.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane John McErleane married Catherine McAuley on 22nd November 1909 in the district of Larne. They went on to have two children.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane Most of the documentation regarding John spells the surname as McErlean, including his own handwritten will. However, because the CWGC use McErleane, this is used to avoid confusion.
13/10/2016 Pte. John McErleane John McErleane was born in Moneyglass, Toome, County Antrim about 1880.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick 00809
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick The CWGC record Private Samuel McElfatrick as the son of Mrs Mary McElfatrick. He is also recorded as the husband of Hessie Glass (formerly McElfatrick, nee Doherty), of Cooleyrammer, Garvagh, County Derry.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Hessie McElfatrick remarried later, to Mr James Glass.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Daddy, dear daddy, good night, good night
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Then you will wear a robe of white for your blood soaked garments through
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick But we will know you, we will find you among the good and true
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Rest, noble soldier, all in your grave unknown
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick No more bugle will call our darling one
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick In a nameless grave unknown with his blood soaked garments through
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick No stone marks the grave where my husband lies so lone
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick No loving one was near him to close his soft dark eyes
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick No dear one was near him to mark his soft replies
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick And they laid him sad and lonely all in his lowly grave
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick He sank, faint and weary, among the famous brave
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick In a nameless grave unknown lies the heart that beat so true
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick My noble husband lies in his blood soaked garments through
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick His wife Hessie later wrote the following poem which was published in the local paper every year on his anniversary:-
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Private Samuel McElfatrick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Private Samuel McElfatrick was serving with the 11th 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.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick He went to France in October 1915.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Samuel enlisted in Garvagh.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick The 1911 census lists Samuel John as age 30, living with his family at house 3 in Caulhame, Bovagh. Samuel was an agricultural labourer.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Family, Samuel John McElfatrick, Hessie McElfatrick, Samuel James McElfatrick (born 10th August 1903), Thomas McElfatrick (born 1st December 1907), Annie McElfatrick (born 7th April 1910), Robert McElfatrick (born 10th June 1911), Hessie McElfatrick (born 28th March 1914).
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick They had five children. The last was born in 1914.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Samuel McElfatrick married Hessie Doherty on 20th May 1902 in the district of Coleraine.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick The 1901 census lists Samuel as age 17, working as a farm servant at house 9 in Movenis, Bovagh, County Londonderry.
13/10/2016 Pte. Samuel McElfatrick Samuel John McElfatrick was the son of James and Mary McElfatrick. Samuel was born about 1881 in Tamlaght, near Kilrea.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Mrs McClelland of Brecart, Toomebridge, has been officially informed that her husband, Pte. Daniel McClelland, Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed in action on November 20, 1917.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland From the Ballymena Observer dated 7th December. 1917:
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Next of Kin: Wife. Home Address: Baccarratt(?), Toomebridge, County Antrim. In the event of my death, I hereby will and bequeath all my money and effects to the above named. Witness illegible. 23765 Private Daniel McClelland. G Company, 4th Royal Irish Fusiliers. 19th September 1916, Dublin.
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13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Last Will and Testament of Private Daniel McClelland dated 19th September 1916:-
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland In his will, Daniel left all to his wife, who was living in Toome.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Private Daniel McClelland has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Private Daniel McClelland was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 20th November 1917 in France.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Daniel McClelland enlisted in Carrickfergus. He was living in Toomebridge.
13/10/2016 Pte. Daniel McClelland Daniel McClelland was born in Larne.
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12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Our readers will be sorry to note this week the death of Lance Corporal Hugh McNally of the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers, Irish Brigade, which sad event took place in Bellahouston Military Hospital, Glasgow. Lance Corporal McNally was amongst the first batch of recruits from Ballymena to join the Irish Brigade in November 1914. After training in Fermoy, he was transferred to Aldershot and then went to France with a draft. He was about six months in France where he was promoted to lance-corporal and was invalided to the hospital in Glasgow some time ago suffering from an internal illness. A wire reached Mrs McNally, who resides at Galgorm Street, on Monday night from the commanding officer stating that her husband was seriously ill and asking her to go over to see him. She crossed to Scotland on Wednesday night and the sad news reached Ballymena yesterday morning (March 23). Lance Corporal McNally was a son-in-law of Mr Phil McKeown, Castle Street and he leaves his wife and three sons to mourn his loss. Prior to his enlistment he was in the employment of Mr H. Lancashire, Church Street.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally From the Ballymena Observer dated 24th March 24 1916 - Lance Corporal Hugh McNally:-
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Lance Corporal McNally was a son-in-law of Mr Phil McKeown, Castle Street, Ballymena.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally The CWGC record Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally as the son of John and Margaret McAnally of Cullybackey, Co. Antrim. He is also recorded as the husband of Sarah McAnally of Railway Street Place, Ballymena, County Antrim.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally is buried in St Mary’s (Aughnahoy) Cemetery, Ahoghill Road, Portglenone.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Apparently, when his coffin arrived home in Ballymena his widow wanted to see him. The coffin was opened and it was the wrong body. The next day correct body was located was conferred home.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally died of septicaemia on Thursday 23rd March 1916.in Bellahouston Military Hospital, Glasgow. He was 34 years old.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally A wire reached Mrs McNally in Ballymena from the commanding officer stating that her husband was seriously ill and asking her to go over to see him. She went to Scotland, but it is unclear if she got there in time.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally His health deteriorated and he was eventually transferred to hospital in Scotland.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was wounded in stomach, but not evacuated at first. He was given duties such as bringing up ammunition.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Private McAnally was about six months in France where he was promoted to Lance-Corporal.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally After training in Fermoy, he was transferred to Aldershot and then went to France with a draft on 17th December 1915.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Hugh McAnally enlisted in Ballymena. He was amongst the first batch of recruits from Ballymena to join the Irish Brigade in November 1914.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Prior to his enlistment he was in the employment of Mr H Lancashire, Church Street, Ballymena.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally The 1911 census lists Hugh as age 30, living with his family at house 39 in Galgorm Street, Ballymena, Antrim.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Known family: Hugh McAnally, Sarah McAnally, Joseph McAnally (born 18th July 1903), Margaret McAnally (born 4th August 1907), Lizzie McAnally (born 17th August 1909).
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Hugh married Sara McKeown on 17th November 1902 in the district of Ballymena. They had at least three children.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 22, living with his mother at house 39 in Galgorm Street, Ballymena, County Antrim. Hugh was a general labourer.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally There are various incarnations of the surname. The census has both McAnalley and McNally. The CWGC uses McAnally, and his headstone is as such.
12/10/2016 L/Corp Hugh McAnally Hugh McAnally was the son of John and Margaret McAnally. Hugh was born in Ballymena about 1882.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law The CWGC record Private W Law as the son of James Law of Gortaheron, Portglenone. He is also recorded as the husband of Nancy Law, of Killycoogan, Portglenone.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law Private William Law commemorated in 3rd Portglenone Presbyterian Church.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law Private W Law is buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law Private William Law was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on Thursday 17th October 1918, just weeks before the end of the war. He was 41 years old.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law William Law enlisted in Antrim. He was living in Hamilton, Scotland at the time.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law William was marred to Nancy Law.
11/10/2016 Pte. William Law William Law was the son of James Law. William was born in the Portglenone area about 1877.
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11/10/2016 Pte. William Law 00803
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty 00802
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty The CWGC record Rifleman W Laverty as the son of Patrick Laverty of Mill Quarter, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty Rifleman Laverty is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty Rifleman William Laverty was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds on Friday 2nd June 1916.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty William Laverty enlisted in Holywood, County Down.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty The 1911 census does list a William Laverty as age 14, working as a servant for the Mulholland family at house 8 in Ardnaglass, Ballyscullion, Antrim.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 47 in Mill Quarter, Ballyscullion. The family were now living with his father’s parents. His father was a widower.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty William’s mother, Rose Laverty, died sometime between 1908 and 1911.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty Family: Patrick Laverty, Rose Laverty, William Laverty (born 5th December 1898), Annie Laverty (born 31st January 1901), John Laverty (born 28th March 1904), Sarah Laverty (born 22nd September 1906), James Laverty (born 1st November 1908).
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty The 1901 census lists William as age 2, living with the family at house 11 in Millquarter, Ballyscullion, County Antrim. Patrick Laverty was a general labourer.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty William Laverty was born on 5th December 1898. He was the eldest of four children.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty William Laverty was the eldest son of Patrick and Rose Laverty. Patrick Laverty married Rose O’Neill on 26th September 1898 in the district of Ballymena.
11/10/2016 R/man William Laverty MOST OF THE DETAILS HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION.
11/10/2016 Pte. Felix Lafferty The CWGC record Private Felix Lafferty as the son of Daniel and Agnes Lafferty of Portglenone, County Londonderry.
11/10/2016 Pte. Felix Lafferty Private Felix Lafferty is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery. For much of the First World War, Bethune was comparatively free from bombardment and remained an important railway and hospital centre, as well as a corps and divisional headquarters.
11/10/2016 Pte. Felix Lafferty Private Felix Lafferty died of his wounds at No 33 Casualty Clearing Station in France on 22nd January 1916. He was 22 years old.
11/10/2016 Pte. Felix Lafferty Private Felix Lafferty was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was wounded.
11/10/2016 Pte. Felix Lafferty Felix Lafferty was the son of Daniel and Agnes Lafferty. Felix was born about 1894.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick The CWGC record Driver William Kilpatrick as the son of William and Jane Kilpatrick, of Tullynahinnion, Portglenone, County Antrim.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick William Kilpatrick is commemorated in 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick Driver Kilpatrick is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick Driver William Kilpatrick was serving with the 76 Battery of the Royal Field Artillery when he died on Monday 31st July 1916.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick William enlisted in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England.
10/10/2016 Driver William Kilpatrick William Kilpatrick was the son of William and Jane Kerr. He was born about 1889.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd The CWGC record Able Seaman Thomas Kidd as the son of W J and Mary Jane Kidd of Toomebridge, County Antrim.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Able Seaman Kidd is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Able Seaman Thomas Kidd was serving on board H.M.S. Ajax when he died of illness on 24th October 1918. He died of influenza complicated by pneumonia.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd From 24th April 1918 - 24th October 1918, he was with HMS Ajax.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd From 1st March 1918 - 23rd April 1918, he was with HMS Hindustan.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd On 31st October 1913, he transferred to HMS Ajax, which had been built at Scotts' shipyard at Greenock on the River Clyde and completed in 1913.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd On 21st February 1912 he was promoted to Ordinary Seaman attached to HMS Collingwood. A year later, on 4th March 1913, he became Able Seaman.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd The 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 6 in Toome.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd On 1st October 1910, he became Boy 1st Class.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd On 19th February 1910, Thomas Kidd enlisted with the Royal Navy and became a Boy 2nd Class in the Royal Navy on HMS Impregnable.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Thomas’ father, William John Kidd, died on 8th August 1909 in Toome, aged 70.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 7, living with the family at house 1 in Toome, County Antrim. His father was an Army Pensioner, from the Royal Artillery.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Known family: William John Kidd, Mary Jane Kidd, James Kidd (born 12th April 1877, Magherafelt), Mary Kidd (born 7th May 1879, Magherafelt), Annie Kidd (born 28th July 1881, Magherafelt), Emily Kidd (born 22nd May 1884, Bellaghy), William Kidd (born 20th May 1886, Bellaghy), Charles Kidd (born 28th April 1888, Bellaghy), Alexander Kidd (born 10th October 1890, Bellaghy), Thomas Kidd (born 21st February 1894, Bellaghy).
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Thomas was born on 21st February 1894 in the Bellaghy area. He was one 13 children, 12 surviving by the time of the 1911 census. He was presumably the youngest child.
10/10/2016 Able Seaman Thomas Kidd Thomas Kidd was the youngest son of William John Kidd and Mary Jane Kidd (nee Bellew).
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to Mrs Mary Henry, mother, Moneyglass, Toomebridge, County Antrim. Signed Patrick Henry, Private, 30697. 8th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Last will and Testament of Private Patrick Henry, dated 8th May 1917:
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Private P Henry is buried in Croisilles British Cemetery, close to Arras in France.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry In his will he left all to his mother Mary who was living at Moneyglass, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Private Patrick Henry was serving with the 7/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 9th October 1917 in France.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Patrick enlisted in Dumbarton, Scotland. He was listed as residing in Moneyglass.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry The 1911 census does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 18 in Cloghogue, Toome, Antrim. His father was an agricultural labourer.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Family: James Henry, Mary Henry, Sarah Henry (born 30th January 1887, Randalstown), James Henry (born 1st September 1888, Toome), Patrick Henry (born 10th March 1891, Toome), Mary Henry (born 3rd June 1893, Toome), Annie Henry (born 1st August 1895, Toome), Lizzie Henry (born 16th September 1897, Toome), Bridget Henry (born 27th January 1900, Toome), Rose Henry (born 21st February 1902, Toome), Catherine Henry (born 6th September 1904, died 29th August 1907, Toome), Bernard Henry (born 18th March 1908, Toome).
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry The 1901 census lists Patrick as age 10, living with the family at house 1 in Brecart, Toome Upper, County Antrim. His father was a caretaker on a farm.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was born on 10th March 1891 in the Toome area. He was second oldest son of nine children, eight surviving.
08/10/2016 Pte. Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was the son of James and Mary Henry. James Henry married Mary Mulholland on 11th November 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
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06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Mr Robert Harris, Craigs, Cullybackey, has received intimation to the effect that his only son, Hugh, Royal Irish Rifles, has died of wounds received in action. Prior to enlisting about two years ago, he was in the employment of Mr Hugh Coulter, Ballyconnelly, Cullybackey.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris From the Ballymena Observer dated 14th September 1917:
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Rifleman Hugh Harris is commemorated in Cullybackey United Free Church.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Rifleman Harris is buried in Wieltje Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Newspaper reports state that his father, Robert Harris, was living in Craigs, Cullybackey at the time of his death.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Rifleman Hugh Harris was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds received in action on Thursday 9th August 1917. He was 21 years old.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Hugh Harris enlisted in Ballymena in 1915. Prior to enlisting, he was in the employment of Mr Hugh Coulter, Ballyconnelly, Cullybackey.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris The 1911 census lists Hugh as age 15, living with his grandparents at house 21 in Drumraw, Portglenone, County Antrim.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 5, living with the family at house 10 in Finkilragh, Lisnagarran, County Antrim. His father was a farm labourer and a widower.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Hugh’s mother Margaret died when he was very young.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Family: Robert Harris, Margaret Harris, Jane Harris (born about 1891), Maggie Harris (born 15th April 1894), Hugh Harris (born 13th November 1895).
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Hugh Harris was born on 13th November 1895 in Ahoghill. He was the youngest of three children.
06/10/2016 R/man Hugh Harris Hugh Harris was the only son of Robert and Margaret Harris. Robert Harris married Margaret McCartney on 25th July 1891 in the district of Ballymena.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton The relatives of L/Cpl James Hamilton. Royal Irish Rifles of Ballymatoskerty, Toomebridge, have been informed that he was killed in action on 12th August, 1917.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton From the Ballymena Observer dated 24th August 1917:
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton The CWGC record that Corporal James Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton Corporal Hamilton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton Corporal James Hamilton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Flanders on Friday 10th August 1917. He was 20 years old.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton James Hamilton enlisted in Lisburn.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton The 1911 has a possible listing of James as age 14, living with the Cameron family at house 20 in Ballymatoskerty, Toome, County Antrim. He was still at school.
05/10/2016 Corp James Hamilton James Hamilton was the son of John Hamilton. He was born about 1897 in Duneane, midway between Toome and Randalstown.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill 00798
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04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill The CWGC record Private Shepherd Hamill as the son of John and Nancy Hamill of Taylorstown, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Shepherd Hamill is buried in the same plot in Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard in County Antrim as his younger brother, Rifleman Alexander Hamill.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill At this time, the 11th Battalion were training in Seaford, Sussex, where they had been since early July, and before they left for France in early October.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill PRONI records give his birth date as 17th May 1899 and census details confirm this. Shepherd was just 16 years old when he died.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Private Shepherd Hamill was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died at home on Friday 3rd September 1915.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Shepherd enlisted at Randalstown. He was listed as living in Moira at the time, although given his age, this was most likely not true.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill The 1911 census lists Shepherd as age 11, living with the family at house 2 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion. His father is listed as a general labourer.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill The 1901 census lists Shepherd as age 2, living with the family at house 9 in Grange Park, Ballyscullion, County Antrim. They were a farming family.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Family: John Hamill, Nancy Hamill, Adam Hamill (born 15th November 1883), Henry Hamill (born 3rd December 1885), Samuel Hamill (born 5th November 1887, died 1st October 1888), William John Hamill (born 8th April 1889), Samuel Hamill (born 20th May 1891), Robert George Hamill (born 21st May 1893), Alexander Hamill (born 11th May 1896), Shepherd Hamill (born 17th May 1899).
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Shepherd Hamill was born on 17th May 1899 in Grange, a few miles north east of Toome. Shepherd was one of eight children, all male, with seven surviving.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill There are various spellings of Shepherd, Sheppard being one of them.
04/10/2016 Pte. Shepherd Hamill Shepherd Hamill was the youngest son of John and Nancy Hamill. John Hamill married Nancy Nicholl on 16th January 1883 in the district of Ballymena.
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04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill The CWGC record Rifleman Alexander Hamill as the son of John and Nancy Hamill of Taylorstown, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Rifleman Alexander Hamill is buried in the same plot in Grange Corner Presbyterian Churchyard in County Antrim as his younger brother, Private Sheppard Hamill.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Rifleman Alexander Hamill was serving with the 20th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in the Victoria Hospital in Belfast on Friday 21st April 1916, aged 19.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Alexander enlisted at Randalstown.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 14, living with the family at house 2 in Taylorstown, Ballyscullion. Alexander had left school and was working as a farm labourer. His father is listed as a general labourer.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 5, living with the family at house 9 in Grange Park, Ballyscullion, County Antrim. They were a farming family.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Family: John Hamill, Nancy Hamill, Adam Hamill (born 15th November 1883), Henry Hamill (born 3rd December 1885), Samuel Hamill (born 5th November 1887, died 1st October 1888), William John Hamill (born 8th April 1889), Samuel Hamill (born 20th May 1891), Robert George Hamill (born 21st May 1893), Alexander Hamill (born 11th May 1896), Sheppard Hamill (born 17th May 1899).
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Alexander Hamill was born on 11th May 1896 in Grange, a few miles north east of Toome. Alexander was one of eight children, all male, with seven surviving.
04/10/2016 R/man Alexander Hamill Alexander Hamill was the second youngest son of John and Nancy Hamill. John Hamill married Nancy Nicholl on 16th January 1883 in the district of Ballymena.
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