10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Thomas McMath was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane McMath. He was born on 23rd August 1896 in Kilrea. He was the second of five sons. They lived in Kilrea town. His father was an agricultural labourer. Thomas left school and had become a telegraph messenger for Kilrea postal service. Corporal Thomas McMath was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 8th August 1917.
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From Ieper station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg drive along this road to the traffic lights. Straight over the lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road through the village of Sint Jan. The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road approx 200 metres after the village.