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27747   Corporal Thomas James McMath
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 04/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/08/1896
Died: 08/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Thomas McMath was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane McMath. He was born on 23rd August 1896 in Kilrea. He was the second of five sons. They lived in Kilrea town. His father was an agricultural labourer. Thomas left school and had become a telegraph messenger for Kilrea postal service. Corporal Thomas McMath was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 8th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wieltje Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave C-1
CWGC Casualty 451501
Summary      
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From Ieper station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg drive along this road to the traffic lights. Straight over the lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road through the village of Sint Jan. The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road approx 200 metres after the village.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 56
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1 1901 Census lists McMath family 1901 census lists Thomas J as age 5 living with the family at house 37 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McMath family 1911 census lists Thomas James as age 14 living with the family at house 22 in Coleraine Street, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 FindAGrave.com Photo of Corporal Thomas James McMath's grave
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Corporal Thomas James McMath
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Corporal Thomas James McMath can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Thomas James McMath's grave can be purchased here
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