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17067   Private Thomas John Richardson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/06/1894
Died: 31/07/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 23
Thomas John Richardson was the youngest son of James and Mariah Richardson. He was born 24th June 1894. He was one of three children. They were a farming family that lived in Ballynagarve, Ballyronan. Thomas enlisted in Glasgow. Private Thomas Richardson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France & Flanders on Tuesday 31st July 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Longuenesse St Omer Souvenir Cemetery
  St Omer, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-C-84
CWGC Casualty 22624
St. Omer is a large town 45 kilometres south-east of Calais. Longuenesse is a commune on the southern outskirts of St. Omer. The Cemetery is approximately 3 kilometres from St Omer, beside the Wizernes (Abbeville) road (the D928), at its junction with the Rue des Bruyeres. There is a large car park to the rear of the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
2 Woodschapel Parish Church -WW1 Roll of Honour Ballymaguigan
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 88
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Richardson family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 5 living with the family at house 20 in Ballynagarve, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Richardson family 1911 census lists Thomas John as age 17 living with the family at house 20 in Ballynagarve, Ballyronan, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Thomas John Richardson
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas Richardson can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Richardson's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023