10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Thomas James Woodend was the son of Robert John and Matilda Woodend. He was born on 20th November 1892 in Castledawson. He was one of at least nine children. The family lived in Castledawson. His father was an engine man and a beetler. Thomas was a labourer. Private Thomas Woodend was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on Saturday 30th September 1916.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.