2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.