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19878   Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy M.M.
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Thomas McIlroy was born in Maghera. Prior to enlisting Thomas lived in Upperlands and worked at William Clark & Sons Ltd. In 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) as a result of his bravery during the Battle of Cambrai. Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy M.M. was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on the 21st March 1918 as a result of being gassed. He was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Souplet British Cemetery
  Le Cateau, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Mem 50
CWGC Casualty 320833
St. Souplet is a village about 6 kilometres south of Le Cateau, which is a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. St Souplet British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village after the village of St. Benin.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 Photo of Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy. No pic of grave
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy
3 Kilrea War Memorial Thomas McIlroy M.M. listed on Memorial (includes photo)
4 Lists McIlroy, Porter, Cushley Confirmation that Tom McIlroy worked at Clark's
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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