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30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg The CWGC record Pioneer James Hogg as the son of Samuel and Mary Hogg of Carnroe, Kilrea, Co. Derry.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg Pioneer James Hogg is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery in Le Harve. It is one of the town cemeteries, but it is actually situated in the commune of Graville-St. Honorine, overlooking Le Havre from the north.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg Pioneer James Hogg was serving with the 36th Signal Company of the Royal Engineers when he died on Wednesday 27th March 1918. It seems likely he died of illness.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg There is also a medal card which records him with the Royal Munster Fusiliers – with the same Service No. 19564.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg James Hogg enlisted in Coleraine and was a Private with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time (Service No. 19564).
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg The 1911 census lists James as age 16 living with the family at house 5 in Carnroe, Kilrea. James had left school and was a farm worker.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg The 1901 census lists James as age 7 living with the family at house 7 in Carnroe, Kilrea, County Londonderry. They were a farming family.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg Family: Samuel Hogg, Mary Hogg, Elizabeth Hogg (born 28th March 1884), Archibald Hogg (born 5th October 1885), Mary J Hogg (born 2nd April 1887), Martha Hogg (born 4th October 1888), Samuel Hogg (born 19th May 1890), Thomas Hogg (born 20th December 1891), James Hogg (born 28th December 1894), Torrens Hogg (born 18th May 1895), Margaret Hogg (born 4th December 1897).
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg James Hogg was born on 28th December 1894 in Kilrea. He was one of nine children.
30/04/2016 Pioneer James Hogg James Hogg was the son of Samuel and Mary Hogg. James Hogg and Mary Torrens were married in the district of Coleraine on 5th April 1883.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Private Robert Henry is also commemorated on Greenock War Memorial.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry The CWGC record Private Robert Henry as the son of Mrs Tillie Henry of 7 Bruce Street, Greenock, Scotland.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Robert Henry is also commemorated in Boveedy Presbyterian Church.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Private Robert Henry has no known grave and is commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial. The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is twelve kilometres south of Ypres. It commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Private Robert Henry was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he was killed in action on Friday 12th April 1918, just four days before his 19th birthday.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Robert Henry enlisted in Stirling, Scotland.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry The 1911 census lists Robert as age 11 living with the family at house 38 in Boveedy, Hervey Hill, Kilrea, County Londonderry. The family were staying with Tillie’s brother.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Robert’s father, David Henry, died in Kilrea on 5th March 1907, aged 55 years. Robert was just seven years old.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Family: David Henry, Tillie Henry, Robert Henry (born 16th April 1899, Aghadowey), Hugh Henry (born 19th July 1900, Aghadowey), Mary Henry (born 31st October 1902, Aghadowey), Martha Henry (born about 1907).
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Robert Henry was born 16th April 1899 in Aghadowey. He was one of at least four children.
26/04/2016 Pte. Robert Henry Robert Henry was the eldest son of David and Tilly / Lilly Henry. David Henry married Lily Gilmore on the 30th March 1898 in the district of Coleraine.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly 00710
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly 00709
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly In the event of my death, I leave all I possess to my mother Mrs J Donnelly, Movanagher, Kilrea, County Derry. J Donnelly. Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 1st May 1917.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly 00708
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly Last Will and Testament of Private John Donnelly dated 1st May 1917:
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly The CWGC record Private John Donnelly as the son of John and Annie Donnelly of Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Co. Derry
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly Private John Donnelly is buried Hollybrook Cemetery in Southampton. Hollybrook is just metres away from Southampton Hospital.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly Private John Donnelly was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Saturday 6th April 1918.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly His left leg was so badly injured and infected that it had to be amputated at the thigh.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly In March 1918 he was badly wounded and was taken from the front and transferred by ship to Southampton hospital in England.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly Private Donnelly survived the battles at the Somme and Messines and other fierce engagements of 1917.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly John Donnelly enlisted in Edinburgh.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly The 1911 census lists John as age 15 living with the family at house 7 in Movanagher, Kilrea. Both John and his father were labourers.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly The 1901 census lists John as age 5 living with the family at house 34 in Movanagher, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was an agricultural labourer.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly Family: John Donnelly, Annie Donnelly, Ellen J Donnelly (born 22nd January 1880), Daniel Donnelly (born 12th November 1881), Elizabeth Donnelly (born 9th March 1883), Annie Donnelly (born 29th September 1884), Emma Donnelly (born 20th June 1888), Jemima Donnelly (born 17th November 1889), Matilda Donnelly (born 28th August 1892), Henry J Donnelly (born 11th June 1894, died 2nd March 1909, age 15), John Donnelly (born 12th October 1895), Robert Donnelly (born 16th January 1897, died 20th January 1897), Margaret Donnelly (born 15th March 1901).
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly John Donnelly was born on 12th October 1895 in Kilrea. He was one of 11 children, eight surviving.
26/04/2016 Pte. John Donnelly John Donnelly was the son of John and Annie Donnelly. John Donnelly and Annie Gilmour were married about 1879.
25/04/2016 R/man Archibald Patton Mr John Patton, Tyanee, has been informed that his son, Private Archie Patton, aged 30, of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, was killed in action on 12th October 1917. Private Patton emigrated thirteen years ago and was one of the first to volunteer in 1914.
25/04/2016 R/man Archibald Patton From the Northern Constitution dated 17th November 1917:
25/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan 00707
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00706
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Private Alexander Michael paid an unexpected visit to this father, Mr James Michael, Drumane.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael From the Northern Constitution dated 15th July 1916:
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Sir Knight Alex Michael, a member of Boveedy Rising Star R.B.P., was presented with a bible by brother Samuel McIlrath W.D.M., prior to leaving for Australia last Thursday
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael From the Coleraine Chronicle dated 24th October 1914:
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander was a member of Boveedy L.O.L. 175 and R.B.P. 726.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Private Alexander Michael is commemorated in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Private Alexander Michael has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael In the battalion diary from 13th October 1917, the commander reports that the German bombardment was the heaviest he had ever experienced. He notes that with the very soft ground smothering the shell bursts, very few men would have got through it.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Private Alexander Michael was serving with the 34th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 13th October 1917 at Passchendaele.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael The battalion arrived at Le Harve on the 22nd November 1916. They moved on to Bailleul by the 24th November 1916.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Here the Battalion transferred to the S.S. Aragon and the landed in Plymouth on 23rd June, for further training.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael On 1st May 1916, the Battalion left by Train from Farley Station for the Showground in Sydney. The following morning, 2nd May 1916 the men embarked on the transport ship HMAT A20 HORORATA and sailed at 4:00pm for Egypt. Alexandria was reached on 11th June 1916.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander enlisted with C Company of the 34th Battalion of the Australian Infantry. He went into camp at Maitland before being marched to Rutherford in March.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander Michael enlisted in West Maitland, New South Wales on 14th January 1916. He listed his father, James Michael, of Reastown, Kilrea, as his next of kin.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Prior to enlisting, Alexander was working as a coal miner and worked at the Pelaw Main Colliery. Pelaw is a hamlet a few kilometres south-west of Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander Michael emigrated to Australia in October 1914. Before leaving he was presented with a Bible by the W.D.M. of Boveedy L.O.L. 175.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael The 1911 census lists Alexander as age 19 living with the family at house 28 in Drumane, Hervey Hill. They were a farming family.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Family: James Michael, Margaret J Michael, James Michael (born 3rd June 1889), Alexander Michael (born 27th September 1891), Jane Jeanie Michael (20th December 1893), William Michael (born 3rd June 1896, died 12th October 1897), William John Michael (born 16th June 1898), Margaret Ann Michael (born 11th December 1900), Elizabeth Mary Michael (born 20th July 1903), Robert Michael (born 8th February 1906), Sarah Michael (born 8th August 1908, died 26th September 1908), Sarah Michael (born 26th November 1909).
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 9 living with the family at house 10 in Drumane, Hervey Hill, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander Michael was born on 27th September 1891 in Kilrea. He was the second of ten children, eight surviving.
25/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael Alexander Michael was the second son of James and Margaret Michael. James Michael married Margaret Mark on 10th January 1889 in the district of Magherafelt.
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00705
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00704
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00703
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00702
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00701
24/04/2016 Pte. Alexander Michael 00700
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan 00699
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Much of this information is extracted from other research (Kilrea book and references below). Unfortunately it has been impossible to find GRONI or Census evidence to compliment the details.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Private Joseph Patrick McMullen has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan According to the family he was attached to an elite force belonging to Lawrence of Arabia and was on a special job attempting to blow up a railway when the unit he was a part of was attacked and overwhelmed.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Private Joseph Patrick McMullen was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action in Mesopotamia on 11th July 1917.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Joseph was living in Kilrea when he enlisted in Londonderry.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and belonged to the Rasharkin branch with the number 153.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Unconfirmed family: Nathaniel McMullan (father), Daniel McMullen, William McMullen, Elizabeth McMullen, Mary McMullen, Joseph McMullen, Nathaniel McMullen
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Joseph attended the school at Slatt.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in the townland of Glenbuck, close to the village of Dunloy.
24/04/2016 Pte. Joseph Patrick McMullan Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in Rasharkin (about 1881?).
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath 00698
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath 00696
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mary Jane McMath, Bridge street, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland. 27747 Corporal McMath, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath 00697
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Last Will and Testament of Corporal Thomas McMath:
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Private Andrew McMath, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Bridge Street, was home on leave
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath From the Northern Constitution dated 17th August 1917: Andrew McMath (brother of Corporal Thomas McMath)
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Kilrea L.O.L. 366 A.G.M. A vote of sympathy was passed with Mrs McMath on the death of one of their staunchest members, Brother Thomas McMath, who was killed in action.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath From the Northern Constitution dated 22nd September 1917
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas, third son of Mrs McMath, age 21, sadly missed by sorrowing mother and brothers
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath From the Northern Constitution dated 25th August 1917: Obituary
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Corporal Thomas McMath, son of Mrs M J McMath, Bridge Street, Kilrea, and the late Thomas McMath, has been killed in action. Prior to enlisting he was a popular member of the Kilrea postal staff and was admired by his colleagues and the general public. His younger brother is also serving with the Inniskillings.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath From the Northern Constitution dated 25th August 1917:
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath The CWGC record Corporal Thomas James McMath as the son of Thomas and Mary Jane McMath of The Diamond, Kilrea, County Londonderry.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas’s brother, Private Andrew McMath, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers also served. He survived the war.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Corporal Thomas McMath is commemorated in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Corporal Thomas McMath is buried in Wieltje Farm Cemetery, north east of Ypres.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Corporal Thomas James McMath was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 8th August 1917.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas’ father died in Kilrea on 17th September 1915. He was 59 years old.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas McMath enlisted in Londonderry.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas was a member of Kilrea L.O.L. No. 366.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Prior to enlisting he was a popular member of the Kilrea postal staff.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath The 1911 census lists Thomas James as age 14 living with the family at house 22 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea. Thomas had left school and was a telegraph messenger.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath The 1901 census lists Thomas J as age 5 living with the family at house 37 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was an agricultural labourer.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Family: Thomas McMath, Mary Jane McMath, Robert R McMath (born 1st April 1894, Maghera), Thomas James McMath (born 23rd August 1896, Kilrea), William John McMath (born 20th January 1898, Kilrea), Andrew W McMath (born 12th July 1900, Kilrea), Matthew McMath (born about 1903, 22nd February 1902, Kilrea).
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas James McMath was born on 23rd August 1896 in Kilrea. He was the second of five sons.
23/04/2016 Corp Thomas James McMath Thomas McMath was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane McMath. Thomas McMath married Mary Wilson on 14th September 1891 in the district of Magherafelt.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Rifleman Edward Lennox has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Rifleman Edward Lennox is commemorated on a brass plaque inside Kilrea Church of Ireland.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox In January 1918, the Kilrea Church of Ireland Men’s Society created an endowment fund for the Sunday School in memory of Rifleman Edward Lennox.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Rifleman Edward Lennox was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Friday 10th August 1917.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward Lennox served with the Hussars for a time, service no. 24918
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward enlisted in Kilrea.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward Lennox was a Sunday School teacher in Kilrea.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox The 1911 census lists Edward as age 15 living with the family at house 19 in Moyknock, Kilrea. Edward’s occupation is not listed but it may be assumed he was working on the family farm.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox His father remarried. Robert Lennox married Margaret McKay on 24th November 1908 in the district of Coleraine.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward’s mother, Jane Lennox, died on 14th October 1905 in the Kilrea area. She was 33 years old. Edward was nine years old.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Moyknock lies due east of Fallahogey, halfway between Kilrea and Portglenone.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox The 1901 census lists Edward as age 4 living with the family at house 24 in Moyknock, Kilrea, Londonderry. They were a farming family.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Known family: Robert Lennox, Jane Lennox, James Lennox (born 27th September 1891), Richard Lennox (born 2nd September 1893), Edward Lennox (born 11th December 1896), Rachel Mary Lennox (born 9th September 1898), Jane Evelyn Lennox (born 6th August 1902 OR 20th September 1903).
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward Lennox was born on 11th December 1896 in the Kilrea area. He was one of at least five children.
23/04/2016 R/man Edward Lennox Edward Lennox was the son of Robert and Jane Lennox. Robert Lennox married Jane Lennox (maiden name) on 10th September 1891 in the district of Magherafelt.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin 00695
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Private Archie Laughlin, 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Lislea, arrived home on Monday from London suffering from shellshock.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin From the Northern Constitution dated 22nd July 1916:
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin The CWGC record Private Archibald Laughlin as the son of Robert and Mary Laughlin of Lislea, Portglenone, County Derry.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Private Archie Laughlin is commemorated in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Private Archibald Laughlin is buried in Irish House Cemetery, seven kilometres south of Ypres in Belgium.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Private Archibald Laughlin was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Messines on 7th June 1917.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Private Archie Laughlin returned to Lislea in July 1916, recovering from shell shock. He returned to the front some time later.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Archibald Laughlin enlisted in Randalstown.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Archie Laughlin was a member of Lislea Purple Marksmen L.O.L. 909.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin The 1911 census lists Archie as age 24 living with the family at house 22 in Lislea, Tamlaght. Tamlaght lies midway between Portglenone and Kilrea, in the Magherafelt district. Archie and his father were both labourers.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Archie’s mother, Mary Laughlin, died on 26th March 1887 in the Kilrea area.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin The 1901 census lists Archie as age 14 living with the family at house 30 in Lislea, Tamlaght, County Londonderry. His father and elder brothers were labourers.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Known family: Robert Laughlin, Mary Laughlin, George Laughlin (born about 1876) William Laughlin (born 23rd May 1881), Robert Laughlin (born 30th January 1884), Archibald Laughlin (born 26th March 1887).
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Archibald Laughlin was born on 26th March 1887 in the Kilrea area.
22/04/2016 Pte. Archibald Laughlin Archibald Laughlin was the son of Robert and Mary Laughlin (nee McCaughy / McCaughen / McCahon). Because of the sheer variation of the spellings of both surnames, it has proved difficult to track down official records, including a marriage date.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox Death of James H Knox, son of Alexander Knox, joined in November 1916 and after two months training, he went to France and has he has been at the front for six months. He was killed in action on 16th August. In a letter from his company commander, it states, ‘Your son fell in the forefront of the fray during our attack. His conduct was splendid.’ He belonged to 1st Kilrea church choir.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox From the Northern Constitution dated 1st September 1917:
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox The CWGC record Private James Huston Knox as the son of Alexander and Margaret Knox, of Bridge Street, Kilrea, County Derry.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox James’ older brother John Knox also served. He survived the war.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox Private James Know is also commemorated in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox Private Knox has no known grave and is commemorated on the 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.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox Private James Knox was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Belgium in the mud at the Battle of Passchendaele on Thursday 16th August 1917.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox After two months training, he went to the front in France in February 1917 .
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox James Knox was living in Kilrea when he enlisted in Coleraine in November 1916.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox James Knox was a member of the choir in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox The 1911 census lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 38 in Bridge Street, Kilrea. James was still at school.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox The 1901 census lists James as age 3 living with the family at house 42 in Bridge Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a blacksmith.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox Family: Alexander Knox, Maggie Knox, Annie Knox (born 6th April 1885), John Knox (born 22nd December 1886), Lizzie Knox (born 23rd November 1888), Margaret Knox (born 26th February 1892), Mary Knox (born 21st January 1895), James Huston Knox (born 11th May 1897), Martha Knox (born 5th August 1900), William Knox (born 5th March 1903), Robert Knox (born 19th February 1906).
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox James Huston Knox was born on 11th May 1897. He was one of eight children.
22/04/2016 Pte. James Huston Knox James Knox was the son of Alexander and Margaret Knox. Alexander Knox married Margaret McKay on 14th May 1884 in the district of Coleraine.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my father, Patrick McAllister, Gortgole, Portglenone, County Antrim, Ireland. William King, 35127. Private, South Wales Borderers, D Company.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King 00694
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King Last Will and Testament of Private William King dated 27th May 1916:
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King Lance Corporal W King is buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand in the Somme region. Fins is a village on the road between Cambrai and Peronne.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King Lance Corporal William King was serving with the 12th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers when he was killed in action on Friday 15th June 1917.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King William King enlisted in Clonmel into the South Wales Borderers. The alias may explain the obscurity of the location and the regiment.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King Although there is no direct evidence, it is believed that William McAllister and William King are one and the same.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King The 1911 census lists a William McAllister, aged 26, living with his parents Patrick and Margaret McAllister at house 20 in Gortgole, Lisnagarran, County Antrim.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King The 1901 census lists a William McAllister, aged 18, living with his parents Patrick and Margaret McAllister at house 14 in Gortgoll, Lisnagarran, County Antrim. They were a farming family.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King According William King’s will, his father was Patrick McAllister of Gortgoll, Portglenone, County Antrim, Ireland.
21/04/2016 L/Corp William W King William was born in Kilrea about 1883.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman 00693
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman Private William Workman is commemorated on Aghadowey War Memorial, on Garvagh War Memorial, and also on Cullycapple School Roll of Honour.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman Private Workman is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman Private William Workman was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Passchendaele on Friday 10th August 1917.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman William Workman enlisted in Kilrea.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman The 1911 census lists William Joseph as age 13 living with the family at house 13 in Inshaleen, Garvagh. William was still at school. His father was a farmer.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman Second family: William Workman, Margaret Ann Workman, Alex McKay Workman (born 21st August 1905).
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman His father remarried. William Workman married Margaret Ann McKay on 27th May 1902 in the district of Coleraine.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman His mother, Grace Workman, died on 29th January 1902 in the district of Coleraine, aged 41, leaving a very young family. William was just three years old.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman The 1901 census lists William J as age 4 living with the family at house 19 in Ballygawley, Aghadowey, County Londonderry. His father was a railway porter.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman Family : William Workman, Grace Workman, Annie Mary Workman (born 9th December 1895), William Joseph Workman (born 12th April 1897), George James Workman (born 12th October 1899).
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman William Joseph Workman was born on 12th April 1897 in Ballygawley, Aghadowey.
20/04/2016 Pte. William Workman William Workman was the eldest son of William and Grace Workman. William Workman married Grace McLaughlin on the 30th December 1895 in the district of Coleraine.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham A comrade of Corporal David T Graham, Highland Light Infantry, son of Mr James Graham, formerly of Mercers office Kilrea, in a letter to Mr James O’Fee, Bridge Street, states that Corporal Graham died in hospital from wounds received while carrying a wounded soldier off the battlefield in the Holy Land and that if he had lived, he would have been decorated for his gallant act. Corporal Graham has three brothers serving with the colours.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham From the Northern Constitution dated 18th January 1918:
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal David T Graham, son of Mr James Graham, Glasgow, formerly of the Mercers office, Kilrea, writes to Mr James O’Fee, Bridge Street from somewhere in the Holy Land, ‘I’ve been out here since 1915 and have seen a lot of severe fighting. We are against the Turks and the Austrians with a few Huns mixed up. I am a stretcher bearer and first aid man. We have four to each company and we have seen some gruesome sights, but I don’t think it will be long now until we get them polished off for good.’ Corporal Graham left Kilrea when a boy with his parents to reside in Glasgow.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham From the Northern Constitution dated 9th November 1917:
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham The CWGC record Corporal David Tomb Graham as the son of James and Elizabeth Graham, of Kilrea, Co. Londonderry.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal David Graham is commemorated on a plaque in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal Graham had three brothers who served in the war.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal Graham is buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery in Gaza, Palestine, close to the Egyptian border.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal David Tomb Graham was serving with the 1st / 5th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he died of his wounds on Friday 9th November 1917 at No. 66 Casualty Clearing Station in Egypt.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Corporal David Graham was injured while carrying a wounded soldier off the battlefield in Palestine. A comrade wrote to say that if he had lived, he would have been decorated for his gallant act.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham David had been in Palestine since 1915. He was a stretcher bearer and first aid man.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham David Graham enlisted in Glasgow.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham Neither the 1901 not the 1911 Census list the family.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham The Graham family moved to Glasgow while David was still a boy.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham His father worked in Mercers office in Kilrea.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham GRONI records (Ref. U/1884/96/1008/9/174) list a David Graham born on 31st October 1884 in Kilrea, with a mother’s maiden name of Gault.
20/04/2016 Pte. David Tomb Graham David Tomb Graham was the son of James and Elizabeth Graham. David was born in Kilrea about 1885.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Son of Mr Joseph Bamford, J.P., Kilrea, who has been attached to the Royal Flying Corps since April, has now been transferred to that Corps and gazetted a flying officer (London Gazette, 5th August) to date from 18th July. Before obtaining his commission in January, Lieutenant Bamford had six months service in Belgium with the naval armoured motor cars.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From The Coleraine Chronicle dated August 1916: Second Lieutenant J L Bamford
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Second Lieutenant Joseph L Bamford, Royal Flying Corps, who has been awarded the Croix de Guerre by the President of the French Republic, is son of Mr Joseph Bamford J.P., The Arcade, Kilrea. This officer joined Commander Locker-Lampson's Armoured Car Squadron in January 1915 and served with it in France and Belgium. He then received a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and gained his wings in August 1915. In the beginning of September he was sent to Salonika, where he has been on active service since. Since receiving the French honour, Second Lieutenant Bamford has had a marvellous escape from death through another aeroplane crashing into his at an altitude of 11,000 feet and sending it to earth. He is now recuperating in Egypt, having in his own words, ‘escaped with a few bruises and two splendid black eyes’.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th April 1917: French Honour for Airman – Lieutenant J L Bamford’s Narrow Escape
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Another officer writes: ‘We all miss him greatly, as everyone who knew him loved him not only for his gallantry as a pilot, but for his delightful personality. I feel that I have lost a friend. It is all too sad that so valuable a life should have been sacrificed, and I do most sincerely grieve for you in this terrible sorrow.’
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Another officer writes: ‘It is with great grief that I write you about the death of your son. He was killed in an air fight on 20th August. He was fighting one Hun when another came up behind, and then, of course, it was all up. He must have been killed instantly, for his machine came down entirely out of control. They fought at 12,000 feet, and he fell in the Hun lines. He has already been avenged, as we brought three of them down yesterday. He died as I know he would have wished, swiftly and fighting as only brave men can fight. He was a star pilot and fully recognised as such by his comrades. I who have lived in a world of men and women would die happy tomorrow did I think that words of regret should be said and spoken of me as they have been of your son. Spontaneous and whole-hearted as they have been, I have seldom heard their equal. All of us who knew him extend to you our heartfelt sympathy, for deeply do we feel the loss. Your son was a cheery and sincere friend and a great and gallant soldier.’
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Details are now to hand regarding the circumstances under which Lieutenant Joseph Lamont Bamford, Royal Flying Corps, was killed in action. Major J H Herring, his commanding officer, writing to Mr Joseph Bamford, J.P., Kilrea, on the death of his son, was shot down over enemy lines on the 20th August states:- ‘I regret to inform you that your son was shot down over enemy lines on 20th August, and that there remains no doubt as to his death. The circumstances were as follows: He, together with another pilot, each on single-seater scout machines, escorted a bombing formation to (Prilep). On the return journey our machines were attacked by a considerably numerical superiority of the enemy. Your son fought brilliantly for a long time, guarding the rear of the formation, on several occasions helping other of our machines out of extremely tight corners. In the course of one of his engagements he had obtained position behind an enemy machine and was firing at it, and would undoubtedly have brought it down in a few seconds, when another hostile scout dived on him from a considerable height, firing as he came down. Your son's machine was seen immediately to fall completely out of control, giving the impression that its pilot had been killed. This machine fell thus until it reached ground, and on the morning of the 21st we received confirmation of his death from two captured German aviators. I cannot say how deeply I sympathise with you in your loss of so fine a son. He was well-known to me personally, and apart from his exceptional skill as a pilot and extreme courage, his bright personality and keenness for his work had made him one of the most popular pilots in the squadron. His loss has been greatly felt and will be for a long time.’
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From the Belfast Newsletter dated 1st October 1917: Airman falls 12,000, feet – Gallant Kilrea Officer’s Death
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The sorrowful intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Joseph Bamford, Kilrea, that their only son, Second Lieutenant Joseph Lamont Bamford, Royal Flying Corps, was killed on 20th August. The gallant young officer, who was aged 23 years, had previously been reported missing, believed killed. Wherever he was known, the news of Second Lieutenant Bamford’s death has evoked the most sincere regret, and there is a deep sympathy with Mr and Mrs Bamford in their heavy bereavement. He was beloved and esteemed by all with whom he came in contact for his gentlemanly characteristics, and gained notable distinction in the service of the empire by his gallantry and fearlessness in the discharge of duty. His deplorable death has terminated a young life that was full of promise in every way. In January 1915, Second Lieutenant Bamford joined Commander Locker-Lampson's Armoured Car Squadron and served with him in France and Belgium. He then received a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and gained his wings in August 1916. In the beginning of September 1916 he went to Salonika, and early in the present year he received from the President of the French Republic, with the approval of his Majesty the King, the Croix de Guerre in recognition of his distinguished service during the war. A short time later he had a marvellous escape from death through another aeroplane crashing into his at an altitude of 11,000 feet and sending it to earth. The intrepid young airman escaped on that occasion with a view bruises, although his machine was dashed to pieces. He had been mentioned in despatches.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From the Coleraine Chronicle dated 8th September 1917: Kilrea Flying Officer’s Death
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Lieutenant Joseph L Bamford, Royal Flying Corps, reported from Salonika as missing believed killed, on 20th august, is a son of Mr Joseph Bamford, J.P., the Arcade, Kilrea, County Derry. This officer joined Commander Locker-Lampson's Armoured Car Squadron in January 1915, and served with that unit in France and Belgium. He then received a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and was shortly afterwards transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and gained his wings in August 1916. He went to Salonika about a year ago, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the President of the French Republic, in addition to being mentioned in despatches by Lieutenant General G F Milne, C.B., D.S.O., Commander in Chief of the British Salonika Army. Early in the present year he had a narrow escape from death through colliding in the air with another machine. On that occasion his aeroplane fell a distance of 11,000 feet. Before joining the colours, Lieutenant Bamford was on the staff of J.B. Ferguson Ltd, the well-known firm of automobile engineers, Chichester Street, Belfast.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From the Belfast Newsletter dated 3rd September 1917: Derry Airman in Casualty List: Losses in the Ranks
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The President of the French Republic has, with the approval of his Majesty the King, bestowed the Croix de Guerre upon S2nd Lieutenant Joseph L Bamford, Royal Flying Corps (son of Mr Joseph Bamford J.P., The Arcade, Kilrea), in recognition of his distinguished service during the war The gallant young officer joined Commander Locker-Lampson's Armoured Car Squadron in January 1915 and served with it in France and Belgium. He then received a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.) and gained his wings in August last year. In the beginning of September he was sent to Salonika, where he has been on active service since.
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford From the Coleraine Chronicle dated April 1917: French Decoration for Kilrea Flying Officer – A Marvellous Escape from Death
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19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The CWCG record Lieutenant Joseph Lamont Bamford as been awarded the Croix de Guerre with palms (France). He is also recorded as the son of Joseph and Margaret Bamford (nee Hazlett), of Main Street, Portrush, County Antrim.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford In addition to the French Croix de Guerre with Palm '1914 1916', he was also awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Sadly this scarce medal group was auctioned in 1992, realising £396.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford He is also remembered on the Kilrea War Memorial, the family gravestone in Kilrea First Presbyterian Church and in Balmoral Golf Club.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford In 1921, his body was later exhumed and reburied in the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford As Lieutenant Bamford’s plane fell behind enemy lines, he was buried by the Germans in the Topolcani German Cemetery, Macedonia.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford "We all miss him greatly, as everyone who knew him loved him not only for his gallantry as a pilot, but for his delightful personality. I feel that I have lost a friend. It is all too sad that so valuable a life should have been sacrificed, and I do most sincerely grieve for you in this terrible sorrow."
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Another officer writes:
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford "It is with great grief that I write you about the death of your son. He was killed in an air fight on 20th August. He was fighting one Hun when another came up behind, and then, of course, it was all up. He must have been killed instantly, for his machine came down entirely out of control. They fought at 12,000 feet, and he fell in the Hun lines. He has already been avenged, as we brought three of them down yesterday. He died as I know he would have wished, swiftly and fighting as only brave men can fight. He was a star pilot and fully recognised as such by his comrades. I who have lived in a world of men and women would die happy tomorrow did I think that words of regret should be said and spoken of me as they have been of your son. Spontaneous and whole-hearted as they have been, I have seldom heard their equal. All of us who knew him extend to you our heartfelt sympathy, for deeply do we feel the loss. Your son was a cheery and sincere friend and a great and gallant soldier."
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Another officer writes:
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford ‘He, together with another pilot, each on single-seater scout machines, escorting a bombing formation to (Prilep). On the return journey our machines were attacked by a considerably numerical superiority of the enemy. Your son fought brilliantly for a long time, guarding the rear of the formation, on several occasions helping other of our machines out of extremely tight corners. In the course of one of his engagements he had obtained position behind an enemy machine and was firing at it, and would undoubtedly have brought it down in a few seconds, when another hostile scout dived on him from a considerable height, firing as he came down. Your son's machine was seen immediately to fall completely out of control, giving the impression that its pilot had been killed. This machine fell thus until it reached ground, and on the morning of the 21st we received confirmation of his death from two captured German aviators. I cannot say how deeply I sympathise with you in your loss of so fine a son. He was known to me personally, and apart from his exceptional skill as a pilot and extreme courage, his bright personality and keenness for his work had made him one of the most popular pilots in the squadron. His loss has been greatly felt and will be for a long time."
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Major J H Herring (No. 47 Squadron), his Commanding Officer records the circumstances of Lieutenant Bamford's death as follows:
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford On 20th August 1917, Joe was reported as missing, believed killed. Newspaper reports that there was no doubt about his death.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Joe was also 'mentioned in dispatches' by Lieutenant-General G F Milne CB, DSO, Commander-in-Chief of the British Salonika Army. A 2nd 'mentioned in dispatches' is also recorded.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The accident was reported in the Coleraine Chronicle in April 1917 together with his decoration by the French government of the Croix de Guerre:
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The official accident report records that the 'crash caused the fuselage to break off, went down, spinning nose dive and glided upside down. Machine finally fell on starboard wing'.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford 2nd Lieutenant Bamford adds that the luck which he had could be judged from the fact that the only thing on the machine worth saving after the crash were two instruments. He hoped soon to be back at the aerodrome, as he felt none the worse for his experience, which had not hurt his nerves a bit. The fellow in the other machine was all right, his plane having escaped with slight damage. They shook hands afterwards and congratulated each other that their respective Guardian Angels were abroad. On the day before the accident, 2nd Lieutenant Bamford drove a Hun airman down in his own lines.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford ‘I fell like a stone in a spinning nose dive for about 6,000 feet and, having to hold on with both hands, I could not get my engine shut off. Eventually I managed to do it and the machine then turned upside down and started gliding at a more respectable pace, I being held in by my belt, which did its duty nobly. I had a vertical gun going straight up above my head (and in this instance it was pointing straight down) which I thought would be better out of the way when I hit, so I undid the fastenings and let it drop overboard. It was a jolly good thing that I did, as the mounts were knocked to bits. The only control I had was lateral, viz., making one wing go up and the other down, and just before I hit I yanked it right over and I made the right wing strike the ground first, breaking the fall considerably. I was a bit shaken up but was not by any means insensible".
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford He recuperated in Egypt having, to use his own words, escaped ‘with a view bruises and two splendid black eyes.’ After remarking that in the collision the tail had been cut off his machine, the intrepid young airman describes his thrilling experience thus:
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Later in 1917, Lieutenant Bamford was posted to Salonika, Greece. During his short service in Greece, Joe escaped from death despite a mid-air collision at 11,000 feet.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford In August 1917, Joseph Bamford was promotion to Lieutenant.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford During 1916 he served with 5 Reserve Squadron, RFC in Warwickshire.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Joseph gained a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was later transferred to the General List for service in the Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.). He gained his 'wings' in August 1915.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford He was posted to Commander Locker-Lampson's Armoured Car Squadron and served with that unit in France and Belgium.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Joseph Bamford enlisted in 1914. He left for France on 29th December 1914.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Prior to the war, Joe worked for the well-known automobile engineers, Messrs J B Ferguson Ltd, Chichester Street, Belfast.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The 1911 census lists Joseph Lamont as age 17 living with the family at house 42 in Maghera Street, Kilrea. Both parents are listed as being Merchant Woollen Drapers. None of the children are listed as having occupations, so it may be assumed they were all working for their parents.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford The 1901 census lists Joseph Lamont as age 7 living with the family at house 59 in Maghera Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry. The family had a drapers shop in Kilrea.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Known family: Joseph Bamford, Margaret Bamford, Marianne Browne Stevens Bamford (born 30th April 1885), Hannah Bamford (born 15th April 1887), Ethel Rachel Bamford (born 30th November 1889), Margaret Bamford (born 7th November 1891), Joseph Lamont Bamford (born 5th January 1894).
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Joseph Lamont Bamford was born on 5th January 1894 in Kilrea. He was the only son and youngest of five children.
19/04/2016 Lieut Joseph Lamont Bamford Joseph Bamford was the son of Joseph and Margaret Bamford. Joseph Bamford and Margaret Hazlett were married on 1st November 1883 in the district of Coleraine.
17/04/2016 Pte. Robert Carleton Private Robert Carleton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was severely wounded near Wulvergem on the Belgium side of the France-Belgium border.
17/04/2016 Pte. Robert Carleton Robert Carleton was a member of Lislea Purple Marksmen L.O.L. 161.
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17/04/2016 Pte. James Thompson Private Thompson later transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Thompson James Thompson enlisted in Ballymoney with the Royal Irish Rifles.
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17/04/2016 Able Seaman Frank Edward Sutton Mrs Sutton of Drumagarner House, Kilrea has been informed that her son, Able Seaman Frank Edward Sutton, went down in H.M.S. Black Prince in a naval engagement in the North Sea.
17/04/2016 Able Seaman Frank Edward Sutton From the northern Constitution dated 8th July 1916:
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17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie The CWGC record Private James Wylie was the son of Robert and Lizzie Wylie of Killynumber, Tobermore, Londonderry.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie Private James Wylie is buried in Dromore (St Comgall) Church Of Ireland Churchyard, just outside Desertmartin.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie Private James Wylie was serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 13th December 1918.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie The 1911 census lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 4 in Killynumber, Iniscarn. Killynumber is situated half way between Desertmartin and Tobermore.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie Family: Robert Wylie, Eliza Wylie, Annie Wylie (born 24th November 1897), Margaret Wylie (born about 1899), James Wylie (born 27th November 1900), William Wylie (born 1st May 1902), Elizabeth Lizzie Wylie (born 14th September 1904), David Wylie (born 6th April 1906), Essay Wylie (born 19th April 1908), John Wylie (born 20th March 1910), Robert Wylie (born 11th October 1912).
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie The 1901 census lists James as a new born baby living with the family at house 3 in Coolsaragh, Inniscairn, County Londonderry. His father was an agricultural labourer. Coolsaragh is situated half way between Desertmartin and Tobermore.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie James Wylie was born on 27th November 1900 in the Tobermore area.
17/04/2016 Pte. James Wylie James Wylie was the son of Robert and Eliza Wylie. Robert Wylie and Eliza Stockman were married on 7th July 1896 in the district of Magherafelt.
17/04/2016 Pte. Hugh D Wylie Private Hugh D Wylie has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey.
17/04/2016 Pte. Hugh D Wylie Private Hugh Wylie was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he died on 12th July 1915 at Gallipoli.
17/04/2016 Pte. Hugh D Wylie Hugh was the half-brother of James Wylie.
17/04/2016 Pte. Hugh D Wylie Hugh Wylie was apparently born in Magherafelt.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend In a letter in August 1916, Lance Corporal Overend describes how Private Thomas Woodend, along with Jonny Evans, helped him after he had been severely injured.
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17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend The CWGC record Private T Woodend as the son of Mrs M Woodend of Castledawson, County Londonderry.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Thomas’ brother, Arthur Woodend, also served during World War I and was wounded.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Private Woodend is buried in Pond Farm Cemetery, south-west of Ypres near the village of Wulvergem.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Private Thomas Woodend was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Saturday 30th September 1916.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Thomas Woodend enlisted in Belfast.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend His father, Robert Woodend, died on 17th April 1914 in the district of Magherafelt. He was 54 years old.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend The 1911 census lists Thomas James as age 18 living with the family at house 62 in Castledawson. Thomas was employed as a labourer. His father was now a beetler.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 8 living with the family at house 100 in Castledawson, County Londonderry. His father was an engine man.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Family: Robert Woodend, Matilda Woodend, William Woodend (born 26th April 1880), Joseph Woodend (born 5th November 1881), George Woodend (born 31st December 1884), Robert Woodend (born 21st October 1887), Mary Jane Woodend (born 1st July 1889), Letitia Woodend (born 15th February 1891), Thomas James Woodend (born 20th November 1892), Sydney Woodend (f, born 17th February 1896), Arthur Woodend (born 21st June 1897).
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Thomas James Woodend was born on 20th November 1892 in Castledawson. He was one of at least nine children.
17/04/2016 Pte. Thomas James Woodend Thomas Woodend was the son of Robert John and Matilda Woodend. Robert Woodend married Matilda Pickering on 7th September 1878 in the district of Magherafelt.
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16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener Private J Wisener is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne. Gommecourt is a village 19 kilometres south-west of Arras.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener Private James Wisener was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shellfire on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener James Wisener enlisted in Donegal.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener James’s mother, Matilda Wisener, died on 19th November 1909 in the district of Magherafelt, aged 69.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener The 1901 census lists James as age 22 living with the family at house 22 in Tobermore, Londonderry. Like his father, James was a nailor.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener Known family: William John Wisner, Matilda Wisner, Mary Wisner (born 22nd February 1878), James Wisner (born about 1879), Daniel Wisner (born 5th March 1879), Andrew Wisner (born 1st August 1882).
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener The surname is spelt both Wisener and Wisner.
16/04/2016 Pte. James Wisener James Wisener was the son of William John and Matilda Wisener. James was born about 1879 in Tobermore.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Thomas’s brother, Mathew Winton, also served. Private Mathew Winton also served with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was wounded but survived the war. He married Mary Ann Marton on 25th June 1917.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton The CWGC record Private Thomas Winton was the son of John and Mary Winton (nee Martin), of Main Street, Tobermore, County Derry.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Private Thomas Winton has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Private Thomas Winton was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on France and Flanders on Thursday 7th June 1917.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Thomas enlisted in Londonderry.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 13, a servant for the Kelly family at house 23 in Mormeal, Tobermore. In fact, only Annie is recorded as living with Thomas’ father and new wife.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton A year later, on 14th January 1910, his father remarried. John Winton married Lucy Hazlett on 14th January 1910 in the district of Magherafelt.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Thomas’ mother, Mary Winton, died three weeks after the birth of their sixth child. She died on 22nd December 1908 in the district of Magherafelt, aged 32. Thomas was 10 years old.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 3 living with the family at house 94 in Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Family: John Winton, Mary Winton, Mathew Winton (born 21st February 1896), Thomas Winton (born 3rd April 1898), Edward Winton (born 16th March 1900), Annie Winton (born 11th June 1902), Maggie Winton (born 12th April 1907), John Winton (born 3rd December 1908).
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Thomas Winton was born on 3rd April 1898 in Tobermore. He was one of six children.
16/04/2016 Pte. Thomas Winton Thomas Winton was the second son of John and Mary Winton. John Winton married Mary Martin on 19th April 1894 in the district of Magherafelt.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private Winton is also commemorated on a plaque in Toronto’s Old City Hall in Queen Street. The plaque reads ‘Erected in honour of the employees of the city of Toronto who died in the service of their country in the Great War 1914-1918.’
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15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private D Winton, reported killed in action, had lived in Toronto for five years before enlisted with the 35th Battalion on 12th April 1915. Before leaving for England in the second reinforcing draft sent by 35th Battalion, Winton went to the Niagara Camp. When he arrived in England he was transferred to the 20th Battalion and later to the engineers. He was with that unit when he met his death. The fallen soldier was 24 years old and is survived by his mother, who lives at Tobermore, County Derry, Ireland. Before enlisting, Private Winton lived at 443 Concord Avenue.
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15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton From the Toronto Star dated 10th July 1916: Private D Winton killed.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton The CWGC record Private David Winton as the son of David and Eliza Winton of Cloney, Tobermore, Ireland.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private David Winton is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, two kilometres south east of Ypres in Belgium.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private David Winton was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action near Ypres on 28th June 1916.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private Winton was trained at Niagara Camp before leaving for England. He was transferred to the 20th Battalion before being transferred latterly to the engineers.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Unusually, there no Canadian Army enlistment papers available for David Winton.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David Winton enlisted with the 35th Battalion on 12th April 1915.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David lived in Toronto for five years. His last address was 443 Concord Avenue.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton The 1911 census does not list David as living with the family at house 13 in Clooney, Tobermore.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David Winton emigrated to Canada. It seems he arrived in Quebec City in May 1910 on the Pretorian. He was a carpenter aged 19 years old. He was bound for Toronto.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David was employed by Mr S Nelson.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton The 1901 census lists David as age 10 living with the family at house 4 in Clooney, Tobermore, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Family: David Winton, Eliza Winton, William John Winton (born 24th October 1889), David Winton (born 21st November 1890), Mary Ann Winton (born 17th March 1892).
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David Winton was born on 21st November 1890 in Tobermore.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton David Winton was the son of David and Eliza Winton. David Winton (senior) married Eliza Paul on 6th September 1888 in the district of Magherafelt.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson William Wilson was a member of Drummoolish L.O.L. No. 935.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson The CWGC record Private William Wilson as the son of James and Elizabeth Jane Wilson, of Dunglady, Upperlands, County Derry.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Private William Wilson is buried in Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Private William Wilson was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on Monday 3rd July 1916.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson On 1st June 1916, his unit proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force in Alexandria and the battalion disembarked in Marseille on the 6th June 1916.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson It was not until 9th January 1916 that he rejoined his battalion in Ismailia in Egypt.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson In November he was diagnosed with venereal disease and was admitted to various hospitals in Alexandria, Abyssinia, and Size.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Private Wilson joined his battalion on 23rd October 1915 at Mudros in Greece.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Private William Wilson’s unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9th August 1915.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson William Wilson enlisted on Friday 24th June 1916 in Liverpool, New South Wales.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Prior to enlistment, William was working as a labourer. He gave his address as c/o James Collins, 47 Raglan Street, Waterloo, New South Wales. It is possible James Collins was some relation of his mother.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 14 in Dunglady, Swatragh.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson A newspaper report suggests William emigrated to Australia about 1904.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson The 1901 census lists William as age 20 living with the family at house 18 in Dunglady, Swatragh, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. His father was a widower.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson THE ABOVE DETAILS ARE PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson There was an Elizabeth Wilson who died on the 15th November 1896 in the Maghera area, aged 54.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Family: James Wilson, Elizabeth Jane Wilson, Hill Wilson (born 6th July 1871), James Wilson (born 7th January 1873), Bella Wilson (born 10th July 1874), Hessie Wilson (born 31st May 1877), Robert John Wilson (born 15th April 1879), William Wilson (born 29th January 1881), Annie Mary Wilson (born 15th July 1884), Maggie Jane Wilson (born 28th September 1886).
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson Starting from this basis, William Wilson was born on 29th January 1881 in the Maghera area.
15/04/2016 Pte. William Wilson William Wilson was the son of Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Wilson. It is believed that James Wilson married Elizabeth Connor on 30th September 1870 in the district of Magherafelt, although this has yet to be confirmed.
15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton Private David Winton (son of Mr David Winton, Cloney) is officially reported as killed in action on 28th June 1916. He was in Canada when the war was declared, and he joined the 1st Canadian Division. Before emigrating, he was employed by Mr S Nelson.
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15/04/2016 Pte. David Winton From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916: Tobermore
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13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson In the event of my death, I give to Mrs M Wilson, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Ireland. Signature R H Wilson.
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13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Last Will and Testament of Private Robert Hugh Wilson dated 22nd September 1915:
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Private Robert Hugh Wilson is also named on the family headstone in Bellaghy graveyard.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Private Robert Hugh Wilson is also commemorated on the memorial in Bellaghy Presbyterian Church.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Robert’s brother, George Gellatly Wilson was also living in New Zealand and he too enlisted. His No. was 57183. It is believed he survived the war.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Private Robert Hugh Wilson is buried in Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, France.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Private Robert Hugh Wilson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Otago Regiment, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, when he was killed in action in France on 27th September 1916 in France.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson On 19th August Private Robert Wilson was transferred to 14th Company.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson On 1st July 1916, Private Robert Hugh Wilson was sent to hospital suffering from a sprained left angle. He was admitted to the 25th general hospital. On 22nd July he rejoined his unit.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson On 6th April his unit embarked for Egypt.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson On 5th February 1916, Private Wilson joined his unit and was posted to 4th Company.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Robert Wilson enlisted on 24th August 1915 at Trentham Military Camp, near Wellington.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Prior to enlisting, Robert was a driver. He lived at St Georges Road, Hastings and worked for Hastings Borough Council. Hastings lies on the East coast of the North Island.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Robert Hugh Wilson emigrated to New Zealand.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson The 1911 census lists Robert Hugh as age 22 living with the family at house 1 in Oldtown (Downing), Bellaghy. Robert was a draper’s assistant. His father was recorded a chemical and drugest and grocer.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson The 1901 census lists Robert as age 11 living with the family at house 1 in Oldtown Downing, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. He was still at school. His father was a grocer, druggist and a farmer.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Family: James Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson (born 24th February 1871), Sarah Wilson (born 11th August 1872), Margaret Wilson (born 10th April 1874, died 24th February 1886, aged 11), Christina Wilson (born 14th February 1876) James Wilson (born 27th May 1878), Minetta Wilson (born 13th February 1881, died 3rd July 1881), William Wilson (born 18th August 1882), George Gellatly Wilson (born 2nd February 1885), Margaret Wilson (born 7th May 1886), Robert Hugh Wilson (born 14th August 1887)
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Robert Hugh Wilson was born on 14th August 1887 in Bellaghy. He was one of ten children, seven surviving.
13/04/2016 Pte. Robert Hugh Wilson Robert Wilson was the youngest child of James and Margaret Wilson. James Wilson married Margaret Gellatly on 27th January 1870 in Belfast.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson The CWGC Record Rifleman John Wilson was the son of Mrs Mary Wilson of Church Street, Ahoghill, Ballymena, County Antrim.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson Rifleman John Wilson is also commemorated in Ahoghill Church of Ireland.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson Rifleman John Wilson 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.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson ‘I wrote to offer you our deepest sympathy in your suspense and anxiety and to express the hope that you may have heard of him from some reliable quarter. It is to be feared that many of the missing have laid down their lives on the field of battle. Today there are many homes in Ulster where sorrow is, and many hearts prostrate with grief. Ulster’s sons fought a great fight and covered her name with glory. We are confident that you at home will meet these losses bravely and will walk the hard path with unwavering faith as those who have fallen would wish us to do.’
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson Mrs Mary Wilson, who was living at Church Street, Ahoghill, received a letter from the Rev. Andrew Gibson, Presbyterian Chaplain, informing her that her son, Rifleman John Wilson (Central Antrim Volunteers), has been officially reported as missing‚ since the day the Ulster Division went into action. Continuing, the Rev. Gibson says:-
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson Rifleman John Wilson was serving with the 12th 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. He was last seen 'half way across German lines'.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson John Wilson enlisted in Ballymena.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson John was a marathon runner and also played for Ahoghill Football Club.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson The 1911 census lists John as age 19 living with the family at house 63 in Ahoghill Town, Antrim. John was working as a tender.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson By the time of the 1901 census John was age 9, living with the family at house 61 in Ahoghill Village, County Antrim. His mother was a linen dealer.
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson Known family: Mary Wilson, John Wilson (born about 1892), Sarah Wilson (born about 1896).
13/04/2016 R/man John Wilson John Wilson was the son of Mrs Mary Wilson. John was born about 1892 in Magherafelt.
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12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Family: William Wilson, Mary Wilson, William Wilson (born 28th February 1887), Humphrey Wilson (born 10th January 1890), Joseph Wilson (born about 1891), Mary Wilson (born 12th March 1892), Elizabeth Wilson (born 30th January 1895, died 7th August 1898, aged 3), Maggie Wilson (born 19th August 1897), Robert Wilson (born 10th August 1900), Brown Wilson (born 20th February 1904), Elizabeth Wilson (born 26th March 1907), Simpson Wilson (born 1st October 1910).
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12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson The CWGC record Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson as the son of William and Mary Wilson, of Ballymaguigan, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Ireland.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson is buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery. The village of Dury lies ten miles south east of Arras. The cemetery was begun by Canadian units early in September 1918, and closed by the end of the month.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson In August, 1918, Dury was behind the German defence system known as the Drocourt-Queant line; but on the 2nd September this line was broken by the Canadian and XVII Corps, and Dury village and the hill just South of it (Mont Dury, or Dury Ridge) were captured. The Mill (Moulin Damiens) stood beside the road from Dury to Villers-les-Cagnicourt, and was destroyed.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson was serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 2nd September 1918, just a few weeks before the end of the war.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Humphrey enlisted in Toronto on 22nd July 1915. He gave his next of kin as his father, William Wilson of Ballymaguigan.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Prior to enlisting, Humphrey was working as a presser.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson The 1911 census does not list Humphrey as living with the family at house 151 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Humphrey emigrated to Canada. It seems he arrived in Quebec in July 1910 on board the ‘Tunisian’. He was 21 and gave his occupation as valet. He has the word ARMY stamped beside his name in the passenger lists, probably retrospectively.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson The 1901 census lists Humphrey as age 11 living with the family at house 55 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer. His mother and his elder brother William were both linen weavers.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Humphrey Wilson was born on 10th January 1890 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson.
12/04/2016 L/Corp Humphrey Wilson Humphrey Wilson was the second oldest son of William and Mary Wilson. William Wilson and Mary Brown were married on 5th February 1887 in the district of Magherafelt.
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12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my wife, Mrs Agnes Weir, 58 King Street, Londonderry. Edward Weir, Private 10608, No 4 Company, 8th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Last Will and Testament of Private Edward Weir dated 10th November 1917:
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir The CWGC record Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir as the son of Mr and Mrs James Weir of Unshanough, Garryduff, Ballymoney. He is also recorded as the husband of Agnes Weir of 58 King Street, Waterside, Londonderry.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Sergeant Weir is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Terlincthun British Cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas during World War One.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on Monday 14th October 1918, just three days after the war ended. He was 21 years old.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward Weir married Agnes Armstrong on 27th September 1917 in Derry.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward, joined the Inniskillings with his brother Robert, and they were both serving together. He also fought through the same battles but at Armentieres he was injured by a piece of shrapnel in the shoulder and had to be invalided home. In May 1915 he had almost completely recovered and had rejoined his regiment.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward Alexander Weir enlisted in Paisley, Scotland.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward was a member of Timaconway L.O.L. No. 229. Timaconway lies just east of Ballynian, near Swatragh.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir The 1911 census lists Edward Alex as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Craigavole, The Grove. Edward was still at school. His father was a farm labourer and caretaker.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir The 1901 census lists Edward A as age 4 living with the family at house 18 in Ballynian, The Grove, County Londonderry. The townland of Ballynian lies just east of Swatragh. James Weir was a ploughman. Margaret Weir was a seamstress.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Family: James Weir, Margaret Weir, Mary Anne Weir (born 27th April 1888, Cookstown), William James Weir (born 10th December 1890, Moneymore), Hamilton Weir (born 17th March 1893, Moneymore), Robert J Weir (born 24th July 1895, Moneymore), Edward Alexander Weir (born 25th May 1897, Moneymore), Samuel Weir (born 11th June 1900, Ballycarry, Larne).
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward Alexander Weir was born on 25th May 1897 in Moneymore. He was one of six children.
12/04/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Edward Weir was the son of James and Margaret Weir. James Weir married Margaret Watson on13th November 1886 in the district of Cookstown.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson George’s brother, Private Marshall Watterson, was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action at Loos on Saturday 25th September 1915, a year before George.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson In late summer 1914, George travelled to Glasgow where he enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry, the same regiment that his older brother Marshall would join a few months later.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Marshall’s brother, Private George Watterson, was a Signaller serving with the 10th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action on Saturday 12th August 1916, a year after his brother. He was only nineteen years of age, and had been at the front only a week or two.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson The CWGC record Private Marshall Watterson as the son of William John and Sarah Watterson of Aughrim, Castledawson, County Londonderry.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Like his brother George, Marshall’s name appears in the Books of Remembrance at Edinburgh Castle and St. Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Private Watterson 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.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Private Marshall Watterson is recorded as being killed in action on that day. He was 20 years old.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Private James Reilly reported that he and Marshall Watterson had breakfast together at Loos, and were together until eleven o’clock. They had taken two lines of German trenches, and he and Watterson were passing along the communications trenches towards the third. The trench was so blocked by dead and wounded that Watterson went along the parapet to get along quicker. Reilly never saw him again.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Private Marshall Watterson was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was reported as missing in action at Loos on Saturday 25th September 1915.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson He was assigned to the 12th Battalion and later volunteered for sniper duty.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson In September 1914, one month after war broke out, he answered the call to arms and travelled to Glasgow where he enlisted in the Highland Light Infantry, the same regiment that his younger brother George had joined a few months earlier.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson The 1911 census lists George as age 17 living with the family at house 29 in Aughrim, Ballyronan. Marshall, like his younger brother George, was employed as a cloth starcher.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson The 1901 census lists Marshall as age 7 living with the family at house 23 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, County Londonderry. The house was known as Cliftonville Cottage. His father was a farm labourer.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Family: William John Watterson, Sarah Watterson, William J Watterson (born 1st June 1878), Robert Watterson (born 19th November 1880), Mary Watterson (born 4th January 1882), David Watterson (born 1st March 1883, died 8th March 1884), Rachel Watterson (born 15th November 1883), Thomas Watterson (born 17th May 1885), James Watterson (born 25th August 1887), Samuel Watterson (born 15th October 1890), Marshall Henry Watterson (born 29th July 1893), George Watterson (born 8th March 1896), Joseph Watterson (born 28th January 1899), Margaret J Watterson (born 9th September 1902).
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Marshall Henry Watterson was born on 29th July 1893 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. He was one of the 10-12 children.
11/04/2016 Pte. Marshall Watterson Marshall Watterson was the son of William John and Sarah Watterson. William Watterson married Sarah Kirkwood on 15th December 1876 in the district of Magherafelt.
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11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Like his brother Marshall, George’s name appears in the Books of Remembrance at Edinburgh Castle and St. Columb’s Cathedral in Londonderry.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Private Watterson’s grave was lost later in the war and he is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Private George Watterson was buried the next day (Sunday) at noon. ‘Amid the booming of the guns, and with the sun shining in all its glory, we stood by his simple grave with uncovered heads while the chaplain read the burial service.’
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Private Watterson was killed on the evening of Saturday 12th August by a piece of shrapnel, death being instantaneous.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Private George Watterson was a Signaller serving with the 10th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He was killed in action on Saturday 12th August 1916. He was only nineteen years of age, and had been at the front only a week or two.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson The 1911 census lists George as age 15 living with the family at house 29 in Aughrim, Ballyronan. George, like his older brother Marshall, was employed as a cloth starcher.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson The 1901 census lists George as age 4 living with the family at house 23 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, County Londonderry. The house was known as Cliftonville Cottage. His father was a farm labourer.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson Family: William John Watterson, Sarah Watterson, William J Watterson (born 1st June 1878), Robert Watterson (born 19th November 1880), Mary Watterson (born 4th January 1882), David Watterson (born 1st March 1883, died 8th March 1884), Rachel Watterson (born 15th November 1883), Thomas Watterson (born 17th May 1885), James Watterson (born 25th August 1887), Samuel Watterson (born 15th October 1890), Marshall Henry Watterson (born 29th July 1893), George Watterson (born 8th March 1896), Joseph Watterson (born 28th January 1899), Margaret J Watterson (born 9th September 1902).
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson George Watterson was born on 8th March 1896 in Aughrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. He was one of the 10-12 children.
11/04/2016 Pte. George Watterson George Watterson was the son of William John and Sarah Watterson. William Watterson married Sarah Kirkwood on 15th December 1876 in the district of Magherafelt.
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11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt The CWGC record Rifleman Robert John Watt as the son of Mrs Agnes Watt. He is also recorded as the husband of Elizabeth Ann Watt of Portglenone, County Antrim.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Rifleman Robert John Watt is buried Mesnil Ridge Cemetery.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt At the time of his death, his wife was living in Portglenone and he had a brother at the front. Robert was a cousin of Mrs Johnston McGall, Fair Hill Lane, Ballymena.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Rifleman Robert John Watt was killed by shrapnel when a shell exploded while he was standing outside the door of his billet in Mesnil.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Rifleman Robert John Watt was serving with the No 12 Platoon of the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Tuesday 29th February 1916.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Robert John Watt enlisted in Antrim at the outbreak of the war. He gave his address as Ballyclare.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Robert was married to Elizabeth Ann Watt.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Robert was a member of the UVF in Antrim.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Prior to the war, Robert John Watt worked in Antrim.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt The census references have yet to be confirmed, because of the lack of information.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt The 1911 census lists Robert John as age 23 living with the family at house 60 in Portglenone,. They were a farming family.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt There is a possible 1901 census listing of Robert John as age 14, working for the Scott family on a farm in Carmegrim, Portglenone, County Antrim.
11/04/2016 R/man Robert John Watt Robert John Watt was the son of Mrs Agnes Watt. Robert was born in County Antrim about 1886.
11/04/2016 Mr Thomas J Waters This is not James Watters, who is also listed on that Memorial. James was an only son, so it is not his brother.
11/04/2016 Mr Thomas J Waters There is a Thomas J Waters listed on the Tobermore Church of Ireland World War One Roll of Honour.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters It was reported in the local newspaper in June 1916 that Private Watters had been injured, prior to the Somme.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters The CWGC record Private Watters as the son of David and Sarah Watters of Tobermore. He is also recorded as the husband of Sarah Moore of Tobermore, County Derry.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters Private Watters is buried in Warloy-Ballion Communal Cemetery Extension.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters Private James Watters was taken to a field hospital where he later died.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters Private James Watters was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was wounded again on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters From other references, James is reported to have worked in a butcher's before war broke out.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters James enlisted in Coleraine about September 1914.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters James Watters married Sarah Meharg / McHarge on 25th September 1914 in the district of Magherafelt. They had two daughters, Ethel Watters (born 8th September 1915) and Tilly Watters.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters The 1911 census lists James as age 27 living with the family at house 5 in Tobermore, Londonderry. Both he and his father were farm servants.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters The 1901 census lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 54 in Tobermore Town, County Londonderry. His mother was a seamstress.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters Family: David Watters, Sarah Watters, Mary Watters (born 27th March 1883), James Watters (born 9th September 1886), Matilda / Catherine Watters (born 11th January 1888), Sarah Watters (born 10th September 1889), Lizzie Watters (born 6th January 1894).
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters James Watters was born on 9th September 1886. He was one of either four or five children.
11/04/2016 Pte. James Watters James Watters was the only son of David and Sarah Watters. David Watters and Sarah Gregg were married on 13th December 1882 in the district of Magherafelt.
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10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance 00645
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance 00644
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance 00643
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance The CWGC record Private W Vance as the son of Joseph H Vance of Drumagarner, Kilrea, County Londonderry.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance Private Vance is commemorated in 1st Presbyterian Church in Kilrea.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance Private Vance is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery, not far from Greenisland, north of Belfast.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance Private William Vance was serving with the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he died of pneumonia in hospital in Belfast on 13th April 1919. He was 39 years old.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance William Vance was also a Private with the Machine Gun Corps for a time (Service No 4815).
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance William Vance was a Private with the Royal Irish Rifles for a time (Service No 11486).
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance William enlisted in 1915.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance The family moved to Drumagarner, Kilrea around 1915.
10/04/2016 Pte. William Vance William Vance was the son of Joseph H Vance. He was born in Greenisland, Carrickfergus or Ballyclare about 1880.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan 00642
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan 00641
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan 00640
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan 00639
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan 00638
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan The CWGC record Private Michael Trolan as the son of Henry and Annie Trolan of Cahore, Draperstown, Co. Londonderry, Ireland.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan The Buttes New British Cemetery (New Zealand) Memorial, which stands in Buttes New British Cemetery, commemorates 378 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the Polygon Wood sector between September 1917 and May 1918, and who have no known grave.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Rifleman Michael Trolan has no known grave and is commemorated on the Buttes New British Cemetery (N.Z.) Memorial at Polygon Wood in Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan New Zealand newspaper reports list a Mrs T Crawford, a friend, of Island Cliff, Oamaru.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Rifleman Trolan was initially reported was wounded and missing but was later confirmed as being killed in in action on that day.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Rifleman Michael Trolan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action in Belgium on 26th September 1917.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Rifleman Trolan joined the 2nd Battalion and was posted to D Company on 21st May 1915.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan On 23rd March 1917, he left for the front in France.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Rifleman Michael Trolan embarked with his unit from Wellington on 15th October 1916. They arrived in Plymouth on 29th December.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Michael Trolan enlisted at Trentham Military Camp near Wellington on 29th June 1916. He listed his next of kin as his mother Mrs H Trolan, of Cahore, Draperstown, County Derry, Ireland.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Prior to enlisting Michael was a farmer. His last employer had been a J H G Thacker of Okains Bay on Banks Peninsula. There was a Dr Henry Thomas Joynt Thacker, a politician, who lived in that area.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Michael Trolan emigrated to New Zealand. He was living at 50 Manchester Street, Christchurch for a time.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan The 1911 census lists Michael as age 18 living with the family at house 6 in Cahore, Draperstown. Michael was working as a farmer.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan The 1901 census lists Michael as age 7 living with the family at house 10 in Cahore, Draperstown, County Londonderry. They were a farming family.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Family: Henry Trolan, Annie Trolan, James Trolan (born 31st May 1891), Michael Trolan (born 22nd March 1893), Mary Trolan (born 10th February 1895), Patrick Trolan (born 29th November 1896), Maggie Trolan (born 5th April 1898), Bridget Trolan (born 20th April 1900), Henry Trolan (born 5th May 1902), Rose Trolan (born 29th April 1904).
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Michael Trolan was born in Draperstown on 22nd March 1893.
10/04/2016 R/man Michael Trolan Michael Trolan was the eldest son of Henry and Annie Trolan. Henry Trolan and Anne Kelly were married on 5th January 1889 in the Magherafelt district.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00637
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00636
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00635
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00634
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00633
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00632
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00631
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00630
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart 00629
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart The CWGC record Private Jack Stewart as the son of Robert and Isabella Stewart (nee Cooke), of Killygullib, Kilrea, County Londonderry, Ireland.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Private John Stewart is commemorated on a plaque inside Churchtown Presbyterian Church in Tamlaght O’Crilly, Kilrea.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Private Stewart has no known grave and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey. The memorial commemorates more than 4,900 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Anzac area - the New Zealanders prior to the fighting in August 1915 - whose graves are not known. Others named on the memorial died at sea and were buried in Gallipoli waters.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Private Jack Stewart was serving with the 4th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 1st May 1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey. He was 25 years old.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Private Stewart embarked with his unit from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20th October 1914.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Jack Stewart enlisted on 17th August 1914 in Randwick, New South Wales. He gave his next of kin as Robert Stewart, Harvey Hill, Kilrea, Ireland
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Prior to enlisting, Jack was working as a Motor driver and was living at 217 Wilson Street, Newtown, New South Wales.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart John Jack Stewart emigrated to Australia about 1912.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart The 1911 census lists John as age 21 living with the family at house 68 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Kilrea. John was working on the farm.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart The 1901 census lists John as age 11 living with the family at house 40 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart John Stewart attended Hervey National School.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart Family: Robert Stewart, Isabella Stewart, John Jack Stewart (born 18th November 1889), Ellen Stewart (born 2nd July 1891), Robert J Stewart (born 12th May 1893, died 3rd July 1905), Archibald Stewart (born 10th April 1895), Andrew Stewart (born 26th September 1900, died 11th June 1901?), Samuel Stewart (born 28th July 1903), Andrew Stewart (born 20th March 1905)
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart John ‘Jack’ Stewart was born on 18th November 1889 in Hervey Hill, Tamlaght O’Crilly, Kilrea.
07/04/2016 Pte. John Jack Stewart John Stewart was the son of Robert and Isabella Stewart. Robert Stewart married Isabella Cooke on the 5th December 1888 in the district of Ballymoney.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00628
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00627
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00626
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00625
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion The CWGC record Rifleman Patrick Scullion as the son of Mrs Ann Scullion of Drumanee, Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Ireland.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion His medals went to his brother Frank Scullion who was working as a railway guard in Woodville, working for New Zealand Railways.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion In his will, Patrick left all to his brother Frank Scullion.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Rifleman Scullion was originally buried in Fremicourt Cemetery in France but his brother was informed on 20th April 1920 that his remains had been moved to Bancourt British Cemetery, two miles east.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Rifleman Patrick Scullion was serving with B Company of the 1st Battalion (3rd Reinforcements) of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade when he was killed in action in France on 1st September 1918.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion In August Rifleman Scullion was hospitalised with sickness, but was promptly back with his unit.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Rifleman Scullion proceeded overseas with his unit from Wellington on 8th February 1918. They marched into camp in Etaples, France on 17th May and then to the front.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00624
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00623
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00622
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion 00621
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Patrick Scullion enlisted on 17th September 1917 in Marton, near Palmerston. He had been living on New Zealand for 17 years, latterly in Taihape. He gave his address as Ohutu Post Office.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Prior to enlisting, Patrick worked as a labourer in Egmont Box Company, Taranaki. This area is on the western side of the north island.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion The 1911 census does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 12 in Drumanee Lower, Bellaghy. His mother was a widow.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion His father, John Scullion, died on 18th September 1906 in the Bellaghy area, aged 66.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion The 1901 census does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 10 in Drumanee Lower, Bellaghy, County Londonderry. They were a farming family.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Patrick Scullion emigrated to New Zealand about 1900.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Family: John Scullion, Ann Scullion, John Scullion (born 22nd May 1874), Mary Scullion (born 31st October 1875), James Scullion (born 11th November 1876), Patrick Scullion (born 8th May 1878), Francis Scullion (born 10th April 1881), Annie Scullion (born 6th March 1884).
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Patrick Scullion was born on 8th May 1878 in Bellaghy. It is believed he was one of at least six children.
07/04/2016 R/man Patrick Scullion Patrick Scullion was the son of John and Ann Scullion. John Scullion married Ann Diamond on 1st May 1873 in the district of Magherafelt.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Intimation has been received that Lieutenant George Kirkland, A.I.F., son of James Kirkland, manager of Messrs J Arnott and Co, Belfast, formerly of Kilrea, who was reported missing on 11th April, has died of wounds on 13th April. The deceased was wounded on three previous occasions. His brothers are serving in His Majesty’s army while his cousin, Lieutenant Sam Bolton, has been invalided out.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland From the Northern Constitution dated 11th August 1917:
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland News has been received of the death of Lieutenant George Kirkland, A.I.F., son of James Kirkland, Belfast and formerly of Kilrea. The deceased was a great favourite with everyone in Kilrea since childhood. To his young widow and father, we extend our deepest sympathy.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland From the Northern Constitution dated 28th April 1917:
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Lieutenant George Kirkland, A.I.F., is reported wounded and a prisoner of war. He is the eldest son of James Kirkland.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland From the Northern Constitution dated 21st April 1917: Our Soldiers
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland is commemorated on Kilrea War Memorial.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property to my wife, Mrs May Kirkland of 248 Newtownards Road, Belfast, Ireland. Signed George Kirkland, Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company, A.I.F.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Last Will and Testament of Lieutenant George Kirkland dated 6th November 1916:
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06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00619
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00618
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00617
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00616
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00615
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00614
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00613
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00612
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00611
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 00610
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06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland The CWGC record Lieutenant George Kirkland as the son of James and Frances Kirkland and also as the husband of May Kirkland, of 248 Newtownards Road, Belfast, Ireland.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Lieutenant George Kirkland is buried in Hem-Lenglet Communal Cemetery, France.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Lieutenant George Kirkland was in fact captured by the Germans and died of his wounds two days later on 13th April 1917.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Lieutenant George Kirkland was serving with the 4th Machine Gun Battalion of the Australian Machine Gun Corps when he was reported wounded and missing on 11th April 1917.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 2nd Lieutenant Kirkland rejoined his unit and was promoted to Lieutenant on 8th October 1916 in France.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland On 30th June 1916, at Bois Grenier, near Boulogne, 2nd Lieutenant Kirkland received wounds from a trench mortar bomb and received wounds to the face, left forearm and right hand. He was also affect by explosive gasses. He was removed to hospital in England.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland 2nd Lieutenant Kirkland and his unit disembarked in Marseille on 9th June 1916.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Corporal Kirkland was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 29 April 1916 at Serapeum, Egypt.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Corporal Kirkland was transferred from the 13th Battalion to the 4th Machine Gun Company on 9th March 1916.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland By 3rd January his unit were disembarking in Alexandria, Egypt.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Private Kirkland was promoted to Temporary Corporal on 9th December 1915 at Gallipoli.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland was wounded again at Gallipoli on 9th August 1915, receiving a gunshot wound to the hand/finger. He also had dysentery around that time. He was in hospital in England before he returned to Gallipoli for duty on 8th October.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Private Kirkland was received a gunshot wound to the shoulder on 10th May 1915 at Gallipoli. He returned to duty on 8th June.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Private Kirkland left Melbourne with the 13th Infantry Battalion on 22 December 1914 on board HMAT Ulysses A38.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland enlisted at Rosehill Camp, New South Wales at the outbreak of war on 6th October 1914. He listed is father James Kirkwood of The Mount, Belfast as his next of kin.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Prior to enlisting, George was working as a labourer.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland emigrated to Australia.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George had served five years of an apprenticeship as a weaver in a linen factory in Belfast.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland The CWGC record that George was the husband of May Kirkland of 248 Newtownards Road, Belfast. Military documents suggest they had at least one child, Frances Annette Kirkland.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland The 1911 census lists George as age 22 living with the family at house 8 in The Mount, Ormeau, Belfast. George was a clerk.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland Family: James Kirkland, Fannie Kirkland, Elizabeth Kirkland (born 12th April 1887, Kilrea), George Kirkland (born 7th June 1888, Kilrea), James Kirkland (born 29th December 1889, Kilrea), Isabella Kirkland (born 24th November 1893, Belfast), John Napier Kirkland (born 10th March 1900, Belfast), Samuel Bolton Kirkland (born 9th July 1904, Belfast).
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland By the time of the 1901 census, the family had moved to Belfast. The census lists George as age 12 living with the family at house 16 in Templemore Avenue, Pottinger, County Down. His father was a draper.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland was born on 7th June 1888 in Kilrea. He was one of six children.
06/04/2016 Lieut George Kirkland George Kirkland was the eldest son of James and Frances Kirkland. James Kirkland married Frances Napier on 25th October 1886 in the district of Newtownabbey.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong 00608
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong 00607
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Official intimation has been received by Mr Sam Armstrong that his brother, Private Robert Armstrong, has been killed in action in France by being hit by part of a bursting shell, death being instantaneous. Private Armstrong was a son of the late Samuel (Fallahogey), and emigrated to Australia five years ago where he unlisted. He served in Egypt up till Christmas last.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong From the Northern Constitution dated 23rd September 1916:
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong The CWGC record Private Robert Armstrong as the son of Samuel and Ann Armstrong and also records that he was born in Kilrea, Ireland.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private R Armstrong has no known grave and is commemorated on the, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France. This Australian National War Memorial is in the village of Villers-Bretonneux, 15 kilometres east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on high ground behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private Robert Armstrong was serving with the 24th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 24 August 1916. He was hit by part of a bursting shell and death was instantaneous. He was 29 years old.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private Armstrong and his unit joined the battalion on 31st July 1916.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong His unit proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force at Alexandria on 30 May 1916 and disembarked in Marseilles, France on 5th June 1916.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private Robert Armstrong was absent without leave from 4pm, 9 May to 2pm, 10 May 1916. He was fined four days' pay.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private Armstrong was admitted to the 6th Field Ambulance and transferred to 2nd Australian Dermatological Hospital on 2nd February 1916. He was treated for venereal disease for 59 days. He returned to his unit on 3rd April 1916.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Private Robert Armstrong embarked with his unit from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29th September 1915. They arrived in Tel el Kabir, Egypt, on 10th January 1916.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong enlisted in Melbourne on 16th July 1915. He gave his next of kin as his brother Samuel, who was still living in Lisnagroat, Kilrea.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Prior to enlisting, Robert was living near Melbourne and working as a farm labourer.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong emigrated to Australia. Australian records suggest his age on arrival in Australia was 27, suggesting that he arrived in 1914. The Kilrea local newspaper suggests he arrived in 1911.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong The 1911 census, lists Robert as living with the family at house 25 in Lisnagroat, Tamlaght, but almost all the information listed is incorrect. Robert was working on his father’s farm.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong The 1901 census lists Robert Armstrong as age 14 living with the family at house 9 in Lisnagroat, Tamlaght, County Londonderry. His father was a farmer. It lists his wife as Maria, who had a son called William Montgomery, which suggests that Robert’s mother had died and his father had remarried.
05/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong was the son of Samuel and Ann Armstrong. Robert was born in Kilrea about 1887.
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04/04/2016 Pte. Robert Armstrong 00600
04/04/2016 Sgt. Patrick Toner 00599
04/04/2016 Sgt. Patrick Toner Sergeant P Toner is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
04/04/2016 Sgt. Patrick Toner Acting Sergeant Patrick Toner was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on wounds on Sunday 11th March 1917.
04/04/2016 Sgt. Patrick Toner Patrick Toner enlisted in Omagh.
04/04/2016 Sgt. Patrick Toner Patrick Toner was born in Ballinascreen, Draperstown, County Derry.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney The CWGC record Private John Francis Timoney as the son of James and Teresa Timoney, of 7 The Bower, Batley, Yorkshire, England.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney Private John Timoney is buried at Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois north west of Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney Private John Francis Timoney was serving with 102nd Battalion of the Saskatchewan Regiment when he was killed in action on 21st March 1917 during the preparations for Vimy Ridge.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney John Timoney enlisted at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada on 2nd March 1916.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney Prior to enlisting, John was working as a farmer.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney John Timoney emigrated to Canada.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney The 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 30 in Church Street, Magherafelt. His father was a house and land agent.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney By the time of the 1901 census, the family were living at house 17 in Ballyheifer, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. John is not listed. His father was a land agent.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney Known family: James Timoney, Teresa Timoney, John Francis Timoney (born 15th December 1882, Belfast), Maggie Timoney (born 3rd March 1886, Limavady), James Timoney (born 4th March 1888, Limavady), Norah Honora Timoney (born 24th August 1889, Limavady), Francis Timoney (born 10th January 1891, Limavady), Teresa Timoney (born 24th July 1893, Limavady), Isabel Timoney (born 26th June 1896, Limavady).
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney By 1886 the family had moved to the Limavady area.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney John Francis Timoney was born in Belfast on 15th December 1882. He was one of ten children, seven surviving.
04/04/2016 Pte. John Francis Timoney John Timoney was the son of James and Teresa Timoney. James Timoney married Teresa McGinnis in Belfast on 3rd June 1880.
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02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins There is no evidence presently to suggest Joseph Timmins lived in the Toomebridge area.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins The CWGC record Sergeant Joseph Timmins as the husband of Elizabeth Timmins of Newferry, Toomebridge, County Antrim.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Sergeant Joseph Timmins is buried in Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Sergeant Joseph Timmins was officially serving with the Leinster Regiment (No 1783) when he died at home in Belfast after the war was over on 29th August 1919. He was 30 years old.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins The CWGC record him as with the Leinster Regiment, transferred to (No 569393) Labour Corps.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Joseph was also with the Labour Corps for a time (No 569393)
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Joseph enlisted and spent some time as a Private with the Army Cyclist Corps (No 4820).
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 23 living with his wife and son at house 69 in Spamount Street, Dock Ward, Antrim. Joseph was a Publican's Assistant.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Joseph Timmins married Elizabeth Mulholland on 25th December 1909 in Belfast.
02/04/2016 Sgt. Joseph Timmins Joseph Timmins was born in Dublin about 1888.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson William John Thompson is listed in the Kilrea book (p72-73), the Garvagh book (p58-59) and the Ballymoney book (p302).
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01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my wife, Mrs Thompson, Gortmacrane, Kilrea, County Derry. W J Thompson, 2537 Private Irish Guards.
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01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Last Will and Testament of Private William John Thompson dated 4th October 1916:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson THOMPSON – Guardsman William J, killed in action 27th March 1918, Irish Guards. Dearly beloved husband of Rachel, Blackrock, Boveedy, Kilrea.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson From the Northern Constitution dated 4th May 1918:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Captain Sasson writing to Mrs Thompson, Drumsaragh, informing her that her husband, Guardsman William J Thompson was killed by a shell, states that he had the intention to recommend the Guardsman for a medal, which he thoroughly deserved for the splendid bravery he always showed under heavy fire. He was the most popular man in the company.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson From the Northern Constitution dated 28th April 1918:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Intimation has been received by Mrs W J Thompson, Drumsaragh, that her husband Guardsman William J Thompson has been killed in action. He was in the reserves at the outbreak of the war and was twice wounded.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson From the Northern Constitution dated 13th April 1918:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Private W J Thompson, Irish Guards, has arrived home from hospital at the residence of his father-in-law Mr W M Davidson, Drumsaragh on Tuesday. He was wounded three times.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson From the Northern Constitution dated 3rd February 1917:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Mrs Thompson of Drumsaragh has been informed by the War Office that her husband has once again been wounded and is in hospital in Manchester.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson From the Northern Constitution dated 29th May 1915:
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson The CWGC record Private William John Thompson as the husband of Rachel Thompson of Gortmacrane, Kilrea, County Londonderry.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Private Thompson is buried in Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, France. Ayette is a village thirteen kilometres south of Arras on the road to Amiens, and Douchy-les-Ayette is a village one kilometre west of Ayette.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson His commanding officer, Captain Sasson, wrote to Rachel, informing her that her husband, stating that he had the intention to recommend the Guardsman for a medal, ‘which he thoroughly deserved for the splendid bravery he always showed under heavy fire.’
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson Private William Thompson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action by a shell in France during the German Spring Offensive in March 1918.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson In February 1917, a local newspaper reports that he was at the family home in Drumsaragh, recovering from another injury. It is believed to have been the third time he had been wounded.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson In May 1915, his family received information that Private William Thompson was injured and removed to hospital in Manchester.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson William Thompson enlisted in Ballymoney, joining the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson It is believed they had two children.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson The 1911 census lists William John as age 26 living with his wife and child and his wife’s parents at house 51 in Gortmacrane, Hervey Hill, Londonderry. William was a general labourer.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson William Thompson married Rachel Davison on 9th June 1909 in the district of Magherafelt.
01/04/2016 Pte. William John Thompson William John Thompson was born in Kilrea about 1885.
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