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23895   Private Thomas McQuillan
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/05/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Thomas Henry McQuillan was a son of William James and Isabella McQuillan. He was born on 29th May 1893 in the Mullaghboy, Bellaghy. His father was a bread driver who died who died when Thomas was 13 years old. Thomas was a farm labourer before enlisting in Glasgow. Private Thomas McQuillan was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803976
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 80
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McQuillan family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 7 living with the family at house 4 in Mullaghboy, Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McQuillin family 1911 census lists Thomas Henry as age 18 living with the family at house 44 in Mullaghboy, Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Thomas McQuillan
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas McQuillan can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023