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11234   Rifleman Charles Symington
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/12/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/01/1879
Died: 11/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Summary      
Charles Symington was born in Cookstown on 3rd January 1879. His motherís maiden name seems to have been Purvis. All the siblings were born in Cookstown apart from Joseph who was born in Dungannon in 1881 and John, who was born in Belfast in 1884. Charles Symington enlisted in Belfast where he was living. Rifleman Charles Symington was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Wednesday 11th August 1915.
Further Information
Charles Symington was born in Cookstown on 3rd January 1879.
His motherís maiden name seems to have been Purvis.
Possible Family: Mary Symington (born 10th December 1867), Margaret Symington (born 30th December 1869), Isabella Symington (born 27th May 1871), Alexander Symington (born 15th November 1872), Sarah Symington (born 7th August 1874), William Symington (born 19th April 1876), Charles Symington (born 3rd January 1879), Joseph Symington (born 5th May 1881), John Symington (born 9th August 1884).
All the siblings were born in Cookstown apart from Joseph who was born in Dungannon in 1881 and John, who was born in Belfast in 1884.
Charles Symington enlisted in Belfast where he was living.
Rifleman Charles Symington was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Wednesday 11th August 1915.
Rifleman Symington has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.
The CWGC record Rifleman Charles Symington as the brother of Mrs Margaret Hughes, of 55 Rockville Street, Belfast.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown area Cookstown Central Born in Cookstown 54.647508 -6.743754
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists a Symington family Possible listing of Charles as age 19, living with the family at house 17.1 in Colin Street, Smithfield, Antrim
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019