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23567   Private Thomas James Woodend
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/11/1892
Died: 30/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave C-13
CWGC Casualty 454276
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 96 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 101
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Woodend family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 8 living with the family at house 100 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Woodend family 1911 census lists Thomas James as age 18 living with the family at house 62 in Castle Dawson Town, Castledawson, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Thomas James Woodend including photo
4 Castledawson War Memorial Photo and note mentioning Private Thomas James Woodend
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas James Woodend can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas James Woodend's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023