Thomas James Megaw was the only son of Robert and Mary Megaw. He had one sister. They lived at Hillview, Moneymore. Thomas was the husband of Florence Elizabeth Megaw. They had two children. They lived at Crossnarea, Moneymore. Thomas had been training for the Police Service when he was persuaded to join the Irish Guards around 1937-38. Guardsman Thomas Megaw was killed in action in Tunisia on 27th April 1943.