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14284   Private Thomas McGonigal
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 28/07/1889
Died: 16/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Thomas McGonigal was the son of Frederick and Eliza Jane McGonigal. He was born on 28th July 1889 in Tobermore. The family lived in Tobermore. Frederick was a farm labourer. Thomas enlisted in Glasgow. Private Thomas McGonigal was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at Gallipoli on Monday 16th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery
  North Anzac, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Grave III-F-4
CWGC Casualty 607283
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Located South West of Azmak and North of the Salt Lake, the cemetery will be found on the left, 21.5 kms from the junction.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Tobermore Book WW1 39
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGonigle family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 11 living with the family at house 12 in Moneyshinare, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McGonigle family 1911 census does not list Thomas as living with the family at house 88 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Thomas McGonigal
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas McGonigal's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023