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28045   Private Thomas Winton
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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: 03/04/1898
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Thomas Winton was the second son of John and Mary Winton. He was born on 3rd April 1898 in Tobermore. He was one of six children. His father was a farm labourer. Thomas’ mother, Mary Winton, died three weeks after the birth of their sixth child. when Thomas was 10 years old. By 1911 Thomas was a servant for the Kelly family in Tobermore. Private Thomas Winton was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on France and Flanders on Thursday 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 22
CWGC Casualty 911652
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 58
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Winton family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 3 living with the family at house 94 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Thomas Winton family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 13 a servant at house 23 in Mormeal, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Winton family 1911 census lists his father remarried at house 1 in Calmore, Tobermore, Londonderry
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas Winton can be purchased here
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