Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery 01482
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Private Thomas Montgomery is also listed on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and is commemorated on Page 565 of the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery His period of service as a reservist was due to expire in December 1914, but when he saw the mobilisation notices he made arrangements to return home to re-join his regiment, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Thomas emigrated to Canada sometime between 1911 and 1914.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Thomas was an Army Reservist.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 26, living with his father at house 5 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, Londonderry. Both Thomas and his father were farm labourers.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Nancy Montgomery died on 29th September 1907 in the Moneymore area. She was 57 years old.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery The 1901 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 10 in Carrydarragh, Moneymore, County Londonderry. Samuel Montgomery was a caretaker.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Known family: Samuel Montgomery, Nancy Montgomery, Jane Montgomery (born 15th September 1868), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 30th May 1870), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 25th August 1871), Unknown Female Montgomery (born 2nd June 1873), John Montgomery (born 20th May 1875), William I Montgomery (born 20th February 1879),Samuel Montgomery (born 25th April 1881), Mary Montgomery (born 14th November 1883), Thomas Montgomery (born 2nd December 1885)
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Thomas was born in Moneymore on born 2nd December 1885. He was the youngest of nine children, all born in the Moneymore area.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Thomas Montgomery was the youngest son of Samuel and Nancy Montgomery. Samuel Montgomery and Nancy Barkley were married on 25th October 1867 in the district of Cookstown.
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Mr Samuel Montgomery, Moneymore, has received intimation of the death of his son, Private Thomas Montgomery, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Montgomery, who was a reservist, had been in Canada for several years, and his period for service expired next month. When he saw the mobilisation notices he made arrangements to return home at once to re-join his regiment, though strong pressure was brought to bear on him by his friends in Canada to remove to the United States. Great sympathy is felt for his aged and infirmed father and other bereaved friends. Private Montgomery’s brother, John, is in training with the Derry Regiment of the Ulster Division in Finner Camp.
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16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914: Private Thomas Montgomery
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery MONTGOMERY – 7th November, killed in action, Private Thomas Montgomery, of the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Samuel Montgomery, Moneymore.
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16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
16/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy ‘That we, the members of the above lodge, learn with deep regret of the sad news announcing the death of Private David McMenemy, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, on the battlefield of France, and we desire to convey our sincere sympathy to the parents and relatives of our worthy brother. As a member of the lodge, and an Ulster Volunteer,, we deeply mourn his loss.’
16/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy At a special meeting of Tullyhogue L.O.L. on Monday evening – Bro. R Mullan in the chair, and (in the absence of the D.M., Bro. E Hall) Bro. John Mallon in the vice-chair – the secretary (Mr Jim Davison) was instructed to forward the following resolution to the relatives of the late Bro. D McMenemy:-
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16/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914: Orange News
16/06/2018 Pte. Thomas Montgomery Private Thomas Montgomery was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 7th November 1914.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan The 1911 census does not list Michael as living with the family at house 13 in Dirnan, Lissan Upper.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan The 1901 census lists Michael as age 15, living with the family at house 5 in Dirnan, Lisson Upper, County Londonderry. Michael had left school and was working as a farmer. They were a farming family.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan The 1901 and 1911 census results both list the family name as Cargan. All relative GRONI records have the name GRONI. It seems the family name changed after 1911. The family headstone in Lissan RC graveyard has the name Corrigan.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan Family: Bernard Corrigan (died 29th January 1920), Sarah Corrigan (died 29th September 1928), Michael Corrigan (born 8th June 1885, died 30th March 1918), James Corrigan (born 2nd August 1886), Bernard Corrigan (born 3rd September 1888, died 3rd April 1965), Mary Anne Corrigan (born 31st March 1891), Sarah Corrigan (born 6th May 1893, died 22nd March 1933), Patrick Corrigan (born 20th July 1895), Charles Corrigan (born 23rd January 1901).
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan Michael Cargan was born on 8th June 1885 in Lissan. His birth was registered in Moneymore. Michael was the eldest of seven children.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan Michael Cargan was the eldest son of Bernard and Sarah Cargan. Bernard Cargan and Sarah O’Neil were married on 14th April 1885 in the district of Cookstown.
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan Have Mercy on the soul of Bernard Corrigan died 29th January 1920. Sarah Corrigan died 29th September 1928. Their son Michael Corrigan died 30th March 1918, their daughter Sarah Higgins died 22nd March 1933 and their son Bernard died 3rd April 1965
14/06/2018 Pte. Michael Corrigan Michael Corrigan is also commemorated on the family headstone in Lissan Roman Catholic Churchyard. The graveyard map records them as being from Dirnan.
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12/06/2018 Pte. James Sterling Lavery The news of the death at the front of Private James Stirling Lavery, at the early age of 24 years was received with deep regret in Cookstown. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr W J Lavery, the respected Clerk of Cookstown Markets. He served his apprenticeship in the office of the Millburn Factory, where he was very popular, and was the recipient of much kindness from Mr W Leeper, J.P, the managing director. He subsequently went to Canada, where he remained two years, and shortly after his return (having from boyhood had a desire to join the army), he enlisted in the Inniskillings. After being trained in Omagh his battalion was sent to Dover, and proceeded to France with one of the earliest draughts. Letters from comrades at the front, and information gleamed from others who returned from the battlefield, told of Jim Lavery’s pluck and cheerfulness, and how amid the din of war, he wore his accustomed smile. His letters to his wife and parents always sounded the optimistic note, and the last letter from him, dated two days prior to his death, was one congratulating his brother, Lieutenant John P Lavery, in Queenstown, on his having obtained a commission in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and expressing the hope that they would meet in Germany. To the bereaved young widow and little orphan boy, the parents, brothers and sisters, we tender respected sympathy.
12/06/2018 Pte. James Sterling Lavery 01475
12/06/2018 Pte. James Sterling Lavery From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914: Private James S Lavery
12/06/2018 Pte. James Sterling Lavery LAVERY – 30th October, killed in action, James Stirling Lavery, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr W J Lavery, clerk of markets, Cookstown, aged 24 years. ‘This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song’
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12/06/2018 Pte. James Sterling Lavery From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
12/06/2018 Maj Algernon Hubert Cuthell Captain Algernon H Cuthell, of the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), who has just been gazetted as temporary major, has been doing duty as Company Commander with the new army in training in Lincolnshire. Major Cuthell is son-in-law of Mr Hugh Adair, J.P., Glenavon, Cookstown, being married to Miss Rhona Adair, who held the Ladies Golfing Championship in 1900 and 1903. He is the son of Lieutenant Colonel Cuthell, late of the 13th Hussars, and entered the army in 1899, and served in South Africa. He is a well-known and popular figure in athletic circles in Belfast and Yorkshire, especially as a golfer and cricketer.
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12/06/2018 Maj Algernon Hubert Cuthell From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
12/06/2018 Pte. John Donaldson Among the wounded soldiers home from the front are Private Willie Hogg, of the Inniskillings, who is staying with his sisters at Cloghog; Private P Corr, also of the Inniskillings, whose friends reside at Drumullan; Corporal McCutcheon, son of Mr Albert McCutcheon, of the G.N.R. Station, Stewartstown, and Private Donaldson, of Dungannon, whose wife belongs to Stewartstown.
12/06/2018 Pte. John Donaldson 01472
12/06/2018 Pte. John Donaldson From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
12/06/2018 Pte. James P Cassidy Constable Patrick Gallagher arrested in the Magherafelt flax market on Thursday, James Cassidy, a deserter from the Inniskilling Fusiliers, stationed in Ebrington, Derry. The deserter, who hails from the Cookstown district, was detained in the police barracks pending the arrival of a military escort.
12/06/2018 Pte. James P Cassidy 01471
12/06/2018 Pte. James P Cassidy From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 28th November 1914:
04/06/2018 Pte. Abraham Stewart STEWART – 5th November. Killed in action on the battlefield. Private Abraham Stewart, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Abraham Stewart, Dunamoney, Magherafelt.
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04/06/2018 Pte. Abraham Stewart From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914: Private Abraham Stewart
04/06/2018 Pte. Abraham Stewart STEWART – 5th November. Killed in action on the battlefield. Private Abraham Stewart, of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Abraham Stewart, Dunamoney, Magherafelt.
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04/06/2018 Pte. Abraham Stewart From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914:
04/06/2018 Pte. Joseph Newell It is reported that Private Joseph Newell (a native of Stewartstown), of the Inniskillings, was killed in action on 21st October.
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04/06/2018 Pte. Joseph Newell From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914:
04/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy McMENEMY – 21st October. Killed in action at the front. Private Davis McMenemy, of the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers, third son of Samuel McMenemy, Tullyhogue.
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04/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914:
04/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy Private David McMenemy, third son of Mr Samuel McMenemy, Tullyhogue, was killed in action on the battlefield 21st October. The young soldier was only 21 years of age, and had joined the Special Reserve of the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers in January last. He was called up on the outbreak of war, and went to the front with the first draught. Great sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents and friends. The father of the fallen soldier spent twenty years in the British Army, and three other sons are at present with the colours – Private John McMenemy, who is in Ebrington Barracks, Derry and Privates Robert and Samuel McMenemy, both in the Ulster Volunteer party at Finner Camp. The deceased, who was a member of L.O.L. No 111, was very popular in the district, and his death is deeply regretted by all who knew him.
04/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy 01466
04/06/2018 Pte. David McMenemy From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 21st November 1914: Private David McMenemy
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