Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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Date Name Information
23/04/2017 Mr Robert Alexander 00980
23/04/2017 Mr Robert Alexander 00979
23/04/2017 Mr Robert Alexander 00978
23/04/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor The Cambria Memorial photo above has been kindly donated by Bob Pike, courtesy of Carrie Pike, via the Great War Forum.
23/04/2017 Pte. Hugh Taylor 00977
22/04/2017 Sgt. Alexander Hanna Patterson 00505
22/04/2017 Sgt. Alexander Hanna Patterson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Acting Sergeant Patterson was killed in action. His unit were in trenches east of Festubert.
22/04/2017 Pte. William John Park 00502
22/04/2017 Pte. William John Park The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Parke was killed in action on 26 October 1917. While taking part in an attack near Bellevue Spur, West of Passchendaele, he was hit on the head by an enemy rifle bullet and instantly killed.
22/04/2017 Pte. Robert McIntyre 00976
22/04/2017 Pte. Robert McIntyre The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private McIntyre was killed in action on 27th September 1918. He was killed by shell fire during military operations at Bourlon Wood.
22/04/2017 Pte. Jackson McLean 00975
22/04/2017 Pte. Jackson McLean The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Jackson McLean was killed in action on 11th September 1916. His unit were involved in an attack south west of Courcelette at the time.
22/04/2017 Pte. Robert John Leslie Albuminuria is a condition of having too much protein in the urine which results from damage within the kidneys. It is usually the result of either long term hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels) or hypertension (high blood pressure). When the kidneys are working correctly they filter waste products out of the blood but keep in important elements including albumin. Albumin is a protein which helps to prevent water from leaking out of the blood into other tissues. If high blood sugar levels over a number of years damage the kidneys, they may allow too much albumin to be lost from the blood.
22/04/2017 Pte. Robert John Leslie 00974
22/04/2017 Pte. Robert John Leslie The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Leslie died of albuminuria on 29th March 1917 at No 42 Casualty Clearing Station.
22/04/2017 Pte. James Kane 00973
22/04/2017 Pte. James Kane The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Kane died of wounds. On 3rd May 1917, while on duty in the front line trenches, he was severely wounded in the head by the explosion of an enemy shell. Prompt aid was given and after being taken to a dressing station, he was sent to No 6 Casualty Clearing Station where he died the following day.
21/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Johnston 00972
21/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Johnston The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that while on duty in support trenches near Courcelette on the morning of 16th September, Private Samuel Johnson was hit in the face by shrapnel from an enemy shell. His wound was dressed and he was taken to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station.
21/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Johnson 00971
21/04/2017 Sgt. Andrew Johnson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Sergeant Andrew Johnson was killed in action on 9th April 1917. Whilst taking part on the attack on Vimy Ridge, he was shot through the right hip. Owing to the heavy shell fire, it was impossible to take him to the rear. His body was recovered a few days later.
21/04/2017 Driver James Holmes 00970
21/04/2017 Driver James Holmes The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Driver Holmes was killed in action on 16th August 1918. While at the battery wagon lines near Meharicourt, James Holmes was killed by an enemy high velocity shell.
21/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Hugh Hall 00913
21/04/2017 Pte. Samuel Hugh Hall The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Hall was killed in action. During an attack near Arleux-en-Gohelle, he was hit by a machine gun bullet and instantly killed.
21/04/2017 Pte. Matthew Colgan 00969
21/04/2017 Pte. Matthew Colgan The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Colgan died of wounds on 21st December 1916 as the result of shell wounds at No 11 Canadian Field Ambulance.
21/04/2017 Pte. Robert Bruce 00968
21/04/2017 Pte. Robert Bruce The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Bruce was originally reported missing, believed killed, on or since 18th September 1916. His unit was in the vicinity of the Courcelette – Bapaume Road at the time.
21/04/2017 Pte. William John Brooks M.M. 00967
21/04/2017 Pte. William John Brooks M.M. The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Brooks was killed in action on 1st September 1918. During an attack at Crow’s Nest, Chateau Wood near Hendecourt, and after the final objective had been reached, and while consolidating the position, Private Brooks was hit on the head by a bullet from the rifle of an enemy sniper and was instantly killed.
21/04/2017 Pte. Alexander Bradley 00966
21/04/2017 Pte. Alexander Bradley The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Bradley was last seen during an attack near Courcelette on the evening of 16th September 1916. He had been wounded. Since then no information had been received concerning him.
21/04/2017 Pte. Matthew Boyd 00965
21/04/2017 Pte. Matthew Boyd The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Boyd died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station on 7th November 1917.
21/04/2017 Pte. David Lawrence Anderson 00964
21/04/2017 Pte. David Lawrence Anderson The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Anderson was killed in action on 29th September 1918. Whilst on patrol in front of Tilloy he was hit in the head by a bullet from the rifle of an enemy sniper and was killed instantly.
17/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston 00963
17/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston Lieutenant Thomas Bolton is also commemorated on the family plot in Magheralin Old Church of Ireland Graveyard. Photo courtesy of Martin White.
17/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston Thomas enlisted originally with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, No. 486086.
11/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston Lieutenant Thomas Boston, Machine Gun Corps, died of pneumonia in Cairo on Christmas Day. He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Boston, 76 The Mount, Belfast.
11/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston 00962
11/04/2017 Lieut Thomas Boston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th December 1918: Belfast Officer’s Death in Cairo
11/04/2017 R/man Stewart Agnew Rifleman Stewart Agnew, New Zealand Forces, son of Mr William Agnew, Drumnacannon, Upperlands, died.
11/04/2017 R/man Stewart Agnew 00961
11/04/2017 R/man Stewart Agnew From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th November 1918:
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Bamford Hazlett Joseph’s Hazlett’s brother-in-law, Sergeant Hyde, also served. He was awarded the Medaille Militaire for devotion to duty and work done under enemy shell fire.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Bamford Hazlett Sergeant Hyde, Parkmount, Portadown, has been awarded the Medaille Militaire for devotion to duty and work done under enemy shell fire. He has been mentioned in despatches for valuable assistance rendered to the artillery on 21st March, the first day of the German offensive. Sergeant Hyde is a son of Mrs Hyde, West Street, Portadown, and a son-in-law of Mr Samuel Hazlett, J.P., Moneydig, Kilrea.
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Bamford Hazlett 00960
11/04/2017 Pte. Joseph Bamford Hazlett From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th November 1918: French Decoration for Portadown Soldier (brother-in-law of Private Joseph Hazlett)
09/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. Corporal Thomas McIlroy, M.M., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Upperlands, is officially reported missing since 21st March. A letter has been received from a prisoner of war in Germany stating that Corporal McIlroy died on 21st March from the effects of gas poisoning. In civil life he was a member of the clerical staff of Messrs. W Clark and Sons Ltd, Upperlands. He was connected with Upperlands L.O.L. and the local company of the U.V.F.
09/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. 00959
09/04/2017 L/Corp Thomas McIlroy M.M. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th October 1918:
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson A newspaper report reveals the family lived at Killynumber House in Tobermore.
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson The 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 6 in Killynumber, Inniscairn.
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 13, living with the family at house 2 in Killynumber, Inniscairn, County Londonderry. His mother was a widow.
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson Thomas' father died when he was young.
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson Known family: George Henderson, Margaret Henderson, Eliza J Henderson (born 12th July 1871), James Henderson (born about 1876), John Henderson (born 26th May 1880), Margaret Henderson (born 13th July 1885), Thomas Henderson (born 23rd June 1887), Anna Bella ‘Annie’ Henderson (born 4th September 1889).
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson Thomas Henderson was born on 23rd June 1887 in Tobermore, County Derry. Because his mother’s maiden name was Henderson, it is impossible to identify all the family.
06/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson Thomas McCready Henderson was the youngest son of George and Margaret Henderson. George Henderson married Margaret Henderson (maiden name) on 19th July 1870 in the district of Tobermore.
05/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson Rifleman T M Henderson, Royal Irish Rifles, No 40874, killed in action on 8th September, was the youngest son of Mr George Henderson, Killynumber House, Tobermore. He formerly served in the North Irish Horse.
05/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson 00958
05/04/2017 R/man Thomas McCready Henderson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th September 1918:
04/04/2017 2nd Lieut Joseph Laverty A tastefully designed tablet has been placed in the parish church at Tobermore, County Derry, in memory of the late Second Lieutenant J Laverty, who fell in action in August 1917. The inscription on the tablet reads: - ‘To the glory of God, and the memory of Second Lieutenant Joseph Laverty, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action on 16th August 1917, whilst gallantly leading his platoon.’ Erected by his brothers and sisters, 1918. The dedication ceremony was performed by Rev C E Quin, rector of Derriaghy, who was assisted in the service by the Rev J R Kelly, rector of Tobermore.
04/04/2017 2nd Lieut Joseph Laverty 00957
04/04/2017 2nd Lieut Joseph Laverty From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd August 1918: Memorial to County Derry Officer
02/04/2017 Maj John Herbert Oliver-Thompson The fifth instalment of Sir Douglas Haig’s despatch, submitting names deserving of special mention, has been published in the London Gazette. The list contains the following names of northern interest:- Captain J H Oliver-Thompson, Machine Gun Corps, nephew of Rev Thomas Porter, The Rectory, Knockloughrim, County Derry. This officer was killed in action on 21st March last.
02/04/2017 Maj John Herbert Oliver-Thompson 00956
02/04/2017 Maj John Herbert Oliver-Thompson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th May 1918: Officers Mentioned in Despatches
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