10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.