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23990   Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/04/1896
Died: 23/07/1915 (Home)
Age: 19
Thomas John Martin was the son of David and Elizabeth Martin. He was born 18th April 1896 in the Magherafelt area. His father died when he was just 2 years old. Thomas Martin enlisted in Shanes Camp at Randalstown. Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin was in training with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of appendicitis in Ballyshannon Union Hospital in County Donegal on 23rd July 1915, aged 19.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Knocklaughrim Presbyterian Churchyard
  Maghera, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: North-West gate
CWGC Casualty 4017130
This is on the road to Gulladuff, midway between Castledawson and Maghera. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 66
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Martin family 1901 census lists Thomas John as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Ballynacross, Gulladuff, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Kelly family 1911 census does not list Thomas John as living with his remarried mother at house 18 in Ballynacross, Gulladuff, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Lance Corporal Thomas John Martin including grave photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023