Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 Private James Gilmore is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour at St Johnís (Woods Chapel) Ballyronan, Magherafelt.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private James Gilmour as the son of William John and Lucy Gilmour, of Ballynagarve, Magherafelt, Co. Derry.
30/12/2015 Private James Gilmour is buried in Connaught Cemetery, in the shadow of the Ulster Tower, at Thiepval.
30/12/2015 Private James Gilmour was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 20 years old.
30/12/2015 James Gilmour enlisted in Finner Camp, County Donegal. He was still living in Magherafelt.
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 23 in Drumenagh, Ballyronan, County Londonderry. His father was pork butcher. James had left school and, like his brothers, was working as a farm servant.
30/12/2015 Family: William Gilmore, Lucinda Gilmore, Arthur Gilmore (born 29th December 1879), Arthur Gilmore (born 2nd December 1880, died 21st April 1881), Maggie Gilmore (born 17th August 1883), Annie Gilmore (born 2nd November 1885), William Gilmore (born 19th January 1888), Maria Anne Gilmore (born 9th May 1890), Thomas Gilmore (born 15th October 1892), James Gilmore (born 31st December 1895), Sarah Gilmore (born 15th April 1903), Lucinda Gilmore (born 25th July 1907).
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists James as age 5 living with the family at house 31 in Drumenagh, Ballyronan, County Londonderry. William Gilmore was a butcher.
30/12/2015 The family name is mostly spelt Gilmore in the local records, but the CWGC use Gilmour. Gilmore will be used up until the time of enlistment.
30/12/2015 James Gilmore was born on 31st December 1895 in Magherafelt.
30/12/2015 James Gilmour was the youngest son of William and Lucinda Gilmore. William Gilmore married Lucinda Gilmore in Magherafelt on 5th April 1878.
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