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2466   Private Thomas McLaughlin
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Dated added: 11/03/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 12/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Thomas McLaughlin was the son of Smyth and Annie McLaughlin. He was born in Kilrea about 1894. Thomas enlisted in Glasgow. Private Thomas McLaughlin was serving with the C Company, 7th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry in Gallipoli when he died on Monday 12th July 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 173-177
CWGC Casualty 691124
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 15
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Thomas McLaughlin can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023