Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson 01603
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson 01602
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson 01601
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16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson The CWGC record Private Hugh Robinson as the son of William Stewart Robinson and Mary Jane Robinson, of Fort William, Ontario, Canada. He is recorded as being a native of County Tyrone, Ireland.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Private Hugh Robinson was later reburied at Lone Pine Cemetery, Turkey, about 18 miles from Anzac Cove.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Private Hugh Robinson originally interred in Browns Dip North Cemetery, 500 yards south of Anzac Cove.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson After his death, his older brother Benjamin Robinson, who was living and working in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia enquired about him.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Private Hugh Robinson was serving with A company of the 2nd Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 10th May 1915.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson He was part of the ANZAC forces (Australia/New Zealand Corps) which landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in April 1915 at Gaba Tepe, an area known as Anzac Cove. The force made little headway in the intense heat and with the Turkish forces holding the high ground, casualties were very high.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson He left Sydney, Australia on 18th October 1914 and arrived at Alexandria, Egypt on 18th December 1914.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Hugh enlisted with the 2nd Battalion Australian Imperial Force on 28th August 1914. He gave his next of kin as his father William Robinson, who was living at Box 22 West, Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Prior to enlisting, Hugh lived in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, where he worked as an iron monger.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Hugh emigrated to Australia.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Hugh Robinson was born on 22nd February 1889 in Stewartstown. The exact make-up of the family is difficult to extrapolate but it seems as though there were eight children, Hugh being the youngest.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson The family moved from Cookstown to Stewartstown around 1884.
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Speculated family: William Stewart Robinson, Mary Jane Robinson, William Robinson (born 19th June 1876, Cookstown), Benjamin Robinson (born 11th March 1879, Cookstown), Margaret Robinson (born 24th June 1881, Cookstown), James Robinson (born 29th March 1883, Cookstown), Margaret Robinson (born 29th March 1884, Stewartstown), Isabella Robinson (born 12th April 1887, Stewartstown), Hugh Robinson (born 22nd February 1889, Stewartstown).
16/09/2018 Pte. Hugh Robinson Hugh Robinson was the son of William Stewart Robinson and Mary Jane Robinson. William Robinson married Mary Burton on 30th August 1875 in the district of Cookstown.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott 01593
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16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott 01591
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott The CWGC record Gunner Willie George Scott as the son of William and Sarah Ann Scott, of Ballygrooby, Moneymore, County Londonderry.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Two of his brothers, Jack and Harry, also enlisted, both joining the Canadian Army. Jack enlisted in 1914, Harry in 1916. Harry was famous for being an excellent shot with a rifle, and served in France and Belgium as a sniper. During leave in England he won various competitions at Bisley. Jack joined the 90th Winnipeg Rifles alongside his cousin, John Sufferin Scott, at Valcartier Camp in September 1914. Despite being gassed, having his rifle smashed by shrapnel and bullet holes in his trousers and tunic, Jack survived the war, as did Harry. Their cousin, John Suffern Scott, was killed in action on 15th August 1917.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Gunner William Scott is commemorated in Moneymore War Memorial.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Gunner William George Scott is buried in Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Gunner William George Scott was serving with the 328th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he died of his wounds in Brighton on Wednesday 24th October 1917.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Gunner Scott was brought back to hospital in Brighton, England, where he was visited by his sister Ruth just before he died.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Gunner William George Scott was still serving with the Artillery when he was seriously wounded on 2nd September 1917 at ‘Acfioro’ in France.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott William Scott enlisted in Cookstown with the Royal Garrison Artillery soon after the Battle of the Somme. The family believe that he enlisted only six months before he was wounded. He never returned home to Ballygruby.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott The 1911 census lists William George as age 14, living with the family at house 4 in Ballygruby, Moneymore, County Londonderry. William was still at school.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott The family moved to Ballygrooby, near Moneymore in 1909.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott The 1901 census lists William George as age 4, living with the family at house 15 in Drumenagh, Ballyronan. They were a farming family.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott Family: William Scott, Sarah Ann Scott, Rachael Scott (born 19th August 1885), Henry S Scott (born 17th January 1887), John Scott (born 19th October 1888), Ruth E Scott (born20th December 1890), Sarah Jane Scott (born 28th December 1892), James Alexander Scott (born 7th April 1894), William George Scott (born 12th June 1896 OR 15th June 1897), Alfred Scott (born 20th August 1898) , Mary Scott (born 22nd November 1904).
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott William Scott was born on either 12th June 1896 or 15th June 1897 at Drumenagh Hill, near Ballyronan, where the family had a farm. He was one of nine children, all surviving.
16/09/2018 Gnr William George Scott William George Scott was the son of William and Sarah Ann Scott. William Scott and Sarah Ann Scott (maiden name) were married on 24th October 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn 01590
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Private P Quinn is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph, recorded as being with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Private Peter Quinn is buried in Stewartstown Roman Catholic Churchyard.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Private Peter Quinn died of influenza and pneumonia at Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh on 25th October 1918.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Private Peter Quinn was assigned to work around the Inniskilling Depot.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Peter joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Peter Quinn enlisted in Dublin. He was residing in Tyrone at the time.
15/09/2018 Pte. Peter Quinn Peter Quinn was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson The CWGC record Private R J Patterson as the son of Rachel Patterson of 91 Donegal Road, Belfast.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson It seems he lived for a time in the Moneymore area.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson He is commemorated on Moneymore War Memorial (Assembly Rooms).
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Private Robert Patterson is buried in Namps-au-Val Cemetery in France.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Private Robert Patterson was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Thursday 28th March 1918.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson He was wounded during the retreat from St. Quentin and removed to one of the many hospitals at Namps for treatment.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Robert enlisted in Belfast and joined the battalion in late 1917.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson The 1911 census lists Robert James as age 13 living with the family at house 106 in Canmore Street, Woodvale, Belfast. He was still at school.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson The 1901 census lists Robert as age 3, living with the family at house 5 in Matilda Street, St George's Ward, Belfast. His mother was a spinner and a widow.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Sometime between 1898 and 1901, his father died.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Known family: Unknown father, Rachel Patterson, Margaret Ellen Patterson (born 15th January 1890), Robert Patterson (born 13th December 1891), Alexander Patterson (born 6th July 1893), Nellie Patterson (born 31st October 1895), Robert James Patterson (born 18th April 1898).
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Robert Patterson was born at Ballymacarrett, County Down on 18th April 1898. He was the youngest of at least five children.
15/09/2018 Pte. Robert James Patterson Robert James Patterson was the youngest son of Rachel Patterson (nee Powers).
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens 01589
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens There is no evidence to suggest Patrick Owens ever lived in the Cookstown area, although he is listed on the town’s war memorial.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens The CWGC record Private Patrick Owens as the son of Mrs Margaret Owens of Mount Royal, Tullagh, Cookstown, County Tyrone.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Private Patrick Owens’ life is described in the Fermanagh War Memorial Book on page 334. Most of the information here comes from that research.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Private Owens is buried in Longueval Road Cemetery, France. The inscription on the grave reads ‘ON HIS SOUL SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY’
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Private Patrick Owens was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on Monday 23rd October 1916.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick received the Impartial Reporter every week and if he failed to receive it in due time, a frequent request was sent to his mother to ‘send me Trimble’s paper.’
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Writing home after 1st July 1916, he said that having escaped that day, he would never be killed in the war.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens On his recovery he was certified unfit to join his regiment for twelve months, but he again volunteered, this time with the 1st Dublins, serving in France.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens By October 1915, Private Patrick Owens was with his battalion in Macedonia, Greece. Here, he was wounded and invalided home.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick went to Gallipoli with the 6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who landed at Suvla Bay on 7th August 1915. The battalion left Gallipoli in September.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens He was transferred to the 8th Inniskillings at Tipperary, and afterwards volunteered to join the 6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 10th (Irish) Division.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens On 10th November 1914 he enlisted in Enniskillen and went with the nationalist Irish Volunteers to the Connaught Rangers (No. 2681), then stationed at Fermoy.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens On 16th December 1913, Patrick enlisted in the 4th (Special Reserve) Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Service No 2178. He was discharged by purchase (£3) six days later.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick Owens enlisted in Enniskillen. He was still living in Lisbellaw.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick worked at Eadie’s Woollen Mill in Lisbellaw.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens The 1911 census lists Patrick as age 17 at house 71 in Lisbellaw Town Lisbellaw, Fermanagh. Patrick and his blind mother were living with his married sister Margaret.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick’s father died on 23rd January 1902. Patrick was eight years old.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens The 1901 census lists Patrick as age 8, living with the family at house 7 in Cornafanog, Greenhill, County Fermanagh. His father, who was born in Scotland, was a general labourer.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Family: Patrick Owens, Margaret Owens, William Owens (born 22nd September 1879), Annie Owens (born 2nd March 1882), Margaret Owens (born 17th December 1884), Mary Owens (born 25th June 1887), Patrick Owens (born 6th October 1893), John Owens (born 17th June 1897).
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick Owens was born on 6th October 1893 in at Cornafanog near Lisbellaw in County Fermanagh. Patrick was the second youngest of at least six children.
14/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Owens Patrick Owens was the son of Patrick and Margaret Owens. Patrick Owens and Margaret McManus were married on 1st November 1878 in the Fermanagh area.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens The CWGC record Private James Owens as the son of John and Catherine Owens of Letteran, Moneymore, County Londonderry.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens He is also commemorated locally on Cookstown Cenotaph and Moneymore War Memorial.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens Private James Owens has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 16-17 on the Le Touret Memorial, France.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens All attacks during daylight had failed. On the night of May 15th 1915 a night attack was attempted. On the 2nd Division front, two brigades were entrusted with the task, 6th Brigade on the right of attack and 5th Brigade on the left which included 2nd Inniskillings along with the Worcestershire Regiment which would lead the attack. Their objective was to seize and consolidate the first and second lines of Germans trenches. “D” Company of the 2nd Inniskillings were successful with “C” company in their support. Unfortunately as the attack progressed, “A” company on the left of the attack suffered very heavy casualties, the Worcestershire Regiment failed to consolidate with their efforts and “B” company in support also suffered quite badly. A, and B companies were obliged to fall back to their own lines. C and D companies were ordered to fall back to the first German line and consolidate there, which they held until they were relieved the next evening. The 2nd Inniskillings lost 240 men in the attack including Private James Owens.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens On the 12th May 1915 the 2nd Battalion marched through Richebourg to take their positions in waterlogged breastworks (makeshift trenches) near the front line getting ready for an attack on the strongly held German lines as repeated attacks had been made by other regiments since the 9th May without success.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens Private James Owens was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 16th May 1915. He was killed on the eve of the Battle of Festubert.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens James enlisted in Cookstown.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens The census does however list James as age 19, a farm servant living with the Mackenzie family.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens The 1911 census does not list James as living with family at house 3 in Drumard, Lissan Upper, County Londonderry.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens The 1901 census lists James as 9 years old, living with the family at house 8 in Turnaface, Moneymore. John Owens was a farm labourer.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens Family: John Owens, Catherine Owens, Mary Minnie Owens (born 10th May 1890), James Owens (born 30th April 1892), John Owens (born 26th February 1894), Andrew Owens (born 3rd July 1896), Patrick Owens (born 9th August 1897), Joseph Owens (born 24th August 1899).
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens James Owens was born on 30th April 1892 at Lissan, Cookstown. He was the one of six children, five of whom were boys.
13/09/2018 Pte. James Owens James Owens was the eldest son of John and Catherine Owens. John Owens and Catherine McIlkearney were married on 18th May 1889 in the district of Cookstown.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill 01588
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13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill The CWGC record Gunner Joseph Neill as the nephew of Mrs Maggie Beattie of 31 Glasgow Road, Clydebank, Glasgow. He is also listed as being born in Cookstown, Ireland.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Gunner Joseph Neill is buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Belgium.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Gunner Neill was killed by a shell while having tea.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Gunner Joseph Neill was serving with the A Battery of the 119th Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 17th April 1918.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Joseph Neill enlisted in Clydebank in 1916 and was sent to France in July of that same year.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Around 1914, he went to Clydebank to work in the shipyards of John Brown & Company.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Joseph is reported to have lived at Oldtown Street, Cookstown up until about 1914.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill The 1911 census lists Joseph as age 15, living with the family at house 42 in Church Street, Cookstown. Joseph had left school and was a factory worker. His father was a carter.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill It seems his father remarried in 1908. His second wife was Mary Ann. No record can be found on GRONI so they have married in Scotland.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Family: James Neill, Hester Neill, Joseph Neill (born 26th June 1896, Cookstown), Margaret Neill (born about 1897, Dumbarton, Scotland), William Neill (born about 1899, Dumbarton, Scotland), James Neill (born about 1902, Dumbarton, Scotland), Esther Neill (born about 1905, Dumbarton, Scotland).
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Joseph Wylie Neill was born on 26th June 1896 in Cookstown. He was the first of five children, the other four being born in Clydebank, Scotland.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Joseph Neill was the eldest son of James and Hester Neill. James Neill and Hester ‘Wiley’ were married on 19th October 1895 in the district of Cookstown.
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill From the Mid Ulster Mail at Easter 1927:
13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill Mr James Neill, 126 Glasgow Road, Clydebank, (formerly of Oldtown Street, Cookstown), has received officially intimation that his eldest son was killed in action on 17th April 1918. The deceased resided in Cookstown up to 1914, when he went to Clydebank, and was employed in the shipyard of Messrs Brown & Co. He joined up in 1916, going to France in July that year. Previous to leaving Ireland he was a member of the U.V.F. A chaplain (Rev H D Peel) writing condolence to his bereaved father, says that his son was killed by a shell while having tea, and was buried with every honour and respect.
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13/09/2018 Gnr Joseph Wylie Neill From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 11th May 1918: Gunner J W Neill
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy The CWGC record Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy as the son of Mr and Mrs Murphy of Dublin.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy is commemorated on Stewartstown Cenotaph.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Private Patrick Murphy is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery in France.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy In 1914, when St Nazaire and Nantes were British bases, Le Mans was the advance base and a hospital centre. There were three Stationary Hospitals situated in Le Mans in September of 1914 and it was to one of these that Patrick was taken.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Private Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Wednesday 23rd August 1914. He was 20 years old.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Private Patrick Murphy was mortally wounded within days of arriving in France. He was removed to hospital at Le Mans.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Private Murphy was part of the first draft of men sent to the Western Front on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Patrick was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Belfast.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Nothing is known of his early life.
12/09/2018 Pte. Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was born in Stewartstown about 1894.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin The CWGC record Private John Slevin as the son of James and Elizabeth Slevin of Killymoon Street, Cookstown.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin Private John Slevin is also commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin Private John Slevin has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 38-40 on Pozieres Memorial, France.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin Private John Slevin was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Friday 22nd March 1918. He was killed during the retreat from St Quentin during the German Spring Offensive.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin In his late teens John enlisted in Omagh with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin The 1911 census lists John as age 12, living with the family at house 11 in Mill Street, Fintona. John was still at school. His father was not living with the family at this time. His mother was a washer woman.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin The 1901 census lists John as age 2, the son of a shoemaker, at house 4 in Fintona Back Street, Fintona, County Tyrone.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin Family: James Slevin, Lizzie Slevin, John Slevin (born 9th May 1898), James Slevin (born 9th May 1898), Margaret Slevin (born 8th February 1901), Catherine Slevin (born 8th February 1901).
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin John Slevin and his twin brother James Slevin were born in Fintona, Omagh, County Tyrone, on 9th May 1898. He was one of four children, all of whom were twins.
11/09/2018 Pte. John Slevin John Slevin was the son of James and Elizabeth Slevin. James Slevin and Elizabeth Stars were married on 7th October 1896 in the district of Omagh.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth Private Smyth is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph and on St. Luran’s Church of Ireland Roll of Honour, Derryloran, Cookstown.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth Private James Smyth has no known grave. His name has recently (2018) being added by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to Addenda Panel 9 on the Thiepval Memorial.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth Private James Smyth 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.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth In a letter by Private Thomas Taylor of Waterloo Terrace, Cookstown, he reported that James Smyth was listed as missing after 1st July and no confirmation had been received at that time as to his whereabouts.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth On the morning of 1st July 1916, the 9th Inniskillings attacked close to where the Ulster Tower now stands and were successful in capturing the Schwaben Redoubt, and holding it until being forced to withdraw through lack of ammunition and support on there left and right flanks.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth James returned home to enlist at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal. He joined the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth James was working at Clydebank, Scotland, at the outbreak of war.
11/09/2018 Pte. James Smyth James Smyth was born in Derryloran, Cookstown about 1883.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson On the first anniversary of their death their devoted parents, brothers and sisters put the following poem in the paper:
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson On the first anniversary of their death their devoted parents, brothers and sisters put the following poem in the paper:
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson The CWGC record Private Thomas Wilson as the son of William and Jane Wilson of Shivey, Sandholes, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Private Thomas Wilson is NOT commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
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10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Brothers Private Joseph Wilson and Private Thomas Wilson are buried side by side in Mareouil Cemetery. Thomas is buried in plot 4- row B- grave 9 and Joseph is buried in plot 4- row B- grave 10.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Private Thomas Wilson was serving with the 1st/6th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) when he was killed in action on Sunday 1st April 1917.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson It was during a German bombardment on the morning of the 1st April 1917 that the two brothers were killed in action together as a result of shellfire. The battalion had just moved to Mareouil when a shell hit a building that was being used as a billet. Twenty one men were killed outright and a further twenty eight were wounded. According to battalion records, the Wilson brothers were killed in the incident.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson On the night of 31st March 1917, a raid on the enemy lines was carried out and it was discovered that the 2nd Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment, considered to be one of the bravest and most stubborn in the German Army, was holding the line opposite. The plan was that on the following day, 1st April, they would attack and drive the Germans out of the salient into which they had advanced as a result of fighting on the Somme between the Ancre and the Scarpe. The task given to the 51st Highland Division (in conjunction with the Canadians on the left and the 34th Division on the right), was to capture the southern shoulder of Vimy Ridge.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Private Thomas Wilson had the Regimental Number 7754, then 6511 and finally 268276.
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10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson The two young men enlisted together, being numbered only four digits apart and were both in the 1st/6th Battalion Black Watch.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson The family lived at 74 Grey Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson It seems the family moved to Scotland around 1900. There is no listing of the family in the Irish census in either the 1901 or 1911.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Possible family: William Wilson, Elizabeth Jane Wilson, Anne Wilson (born 6th August 1884), John Wilson (born 25th April 1883), Matilda Wilson (born 6th August 1884), Robert Wilson (born 7th May 1886), William Wilson (born 3rd October 1887), Margaret Wilson (born 20th June 1889, died 8th August 1894), Thomas Wilson (born 28th December 1890, died 26th October 1891), Thomas Wilson (born 13th May 1892), Samuel Wilson (born 8th February 1894), Joseph Wilson (born 6th November 1895), Letitia Wilson (born 2nd February 1899).
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Thomas was born in Cookstown on 13th May 1892. Thomas was one of a family of possibly eleven children, nine surviving.
10/09/2018 Pte. Thomas Wilson Thomas and Joseph Wilson were sons of William and Jane Wilson. William Wilson and Elizabeth Jane Smyth were married on 3rd May 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson 01583
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10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Private Joseph Wilson had the Regimental Number 7981, then 6507 and finally 268272.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson The CWGC record Private Joseph Wilson as the son of William and Jane Wilson of Shivey, Sandholes, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Private Joseph Wilson is commemorated on Cookstown Cenotaph.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Brothers Private Joseph Wilson and Private Thomas Wilson are buried side by side in Mareouil Cemetery. Thomas is buried in plot 4- row B- grave 9 and Joseph is buried in plot 4- row B- grave 10.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Private Joseph Wilson was serving with the 1st/6th Battalion of the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) when he was killed in action on Sunday 1st April 1917.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson It was during a German bombardment on the morning of the 1st April 1917 that the two brothers were killed in action together as a result of shellfire. The battalion had just moved to Mareouil when a shell hit a building that was being used as a billet. Twenty one men were killed outright and a further twenty eight were wounded. According to battalion records, the Wilson brothers were killed in the incident.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson On the night of 31st March 1917, a raid on the enemy lines was carried out and it was discovered that the 2nd Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment, considered to be one of the bravest and most stubborn in the German Army, was holding the line opposite. The plan was that on the following day, 1st April, they would attack and drive the Germans out of the salient into which they had advanced as a result of fighting on the Somme between the Ancre and the Scarpe. The task given to the 51st Highland Division (in conjunction with the Canadians on the left and the 34th Division on the right), was to capture the southern shoulder of Vimy Ridge.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson The two young men enlisted together, being numbered only four digits apart and were both in the 1st/6th Battalion Black Watch.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson The family lived at 74 Grey Street, Shettleston, Glasgow.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson It seems the family moved to Scotland around 1900. There is no listing of the family in the Irish census in either the 1901 or 1911.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Possible family: William Wilson, Elizabeth Jane Wilson, Anne Wilson (born 6th August 1884), John Wilson (born 25th April 1883), Matilda Wilson (born 6th August 1884), Robert Wilson (born 7th May 1886), William Wilson (born 3rd October 1887), Margaret Wilson (born 20th June 1889, died 8th August 1894), Thomas Wilson (born 28th December 1890, died 26th October 1891), Thomas Wilson (born 13th May 1892), Samuel Wilson (born 8th February 1894), Joseph Wilson (born 6th November 1895), Letitia Wilson (born 2nd February 1899).
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Joseph was born in Cookstown on 6th November 1895. Joseph was the youngest son and one of family of possibly eleven children, nine surviving.
10/09/2018 Pte. Joseph Wilson Joseph and Thomas Wilson were sons of William and Jane Wilson. William Wilson and Elizabeth Jane Smyth were married on 3rd May 1881 in the district of Cookstown.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart Private W Stewart is the only Commonwealth burial in Lissan Church of Ireland Graveyard.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart Private William Stewart is buried in Lissan Church of Ireland Graveyard.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart Private William Stewart was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of illness on Tuesday 9th March 1915.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart While with the Inniskillings at Randalstown, William’s health began to deteriorate in January 1915.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart William Stewart enlisted in Cookstown.
10/09/2018 Pte. William Stewart William Stewart was born at Rossmore near Lissan, Cookstown.
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