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24087   Private Thomas Duffy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 24/08/1896
Died: 25/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Thomas Duffy was the son of Mary Ann Duffy. It is believed Thomas was born in Magherafelt on 24th August 1896. By 1901 were living in Maghera. His mother was a widow. Thomas Duffy enlisted in Omagh. He was living in Draperstown at the time. Private Thomas Duffy was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers killed in action on Friday 25th Aug 1916. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave I-F-14
CWGC Casualty 53159
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
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1 1901 Census lists Duffy family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 4 living with the family at house 140 in Maghera, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Duffy family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 12 in Market Yard, Maghera, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 7th Battalion Details of Private Thomas Duffy
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023