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299596   Private Thomas Guess
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Recruits Training Wing, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 15/05/1900
Died: 20/10/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 18
Thomas Guess was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Guess. Thomas was born in the Desertmartin / Draperstown area on 15th May 1900. He was just 4 years old when his mother, Lizzie Guess, died on 22nd September 1904. The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 10 living with the Donnelly family, his aunt and uncle, at house 6 in Keenaght, Iniscarn, County Londonderry. Private (2nd Class) Thomas Guess was training with L Section, Recruits Training Wing of the Royal Air Force when he died on 20th October 1918. He was just 18 years old. Private Thomas Guess is buried in Keenaught Roman Catholic Churchyard, Desertmartin.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Keenaught Roman Catholic Churchyard
  Desertmartin, Co Londonderry, 6
Grave Ref: East of Church
CWGC Casualty 661718
This is 2 miles from Desertmartin. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.
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1 1911 Census lists Thomas Guess 1901 census lists Thomas as age 10 living with relatives at house 6 in Keenaght, Iniscarn, Londonderry
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Guess's grave can be purchased here
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