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24513   2nd Lieutenant Thomas Lamont McFall
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Dated added: 12/10/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/11/1894
Died: 07/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Thomas Lamont McFall was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth McFall. Thomas was born 15th November 1894 in Bushmills, County Antrim. He was the youngest of six children. They were a farming family. Thomas joined the Belfast Banking Company and served in both the Portaferry and Magherafelt branches. Second Lieutenant Thomas McFall was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers killed in action in Belgium on Tuesday 7th August 1917 whilst leading his platoon into the first line.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-C-27
CWGC Casualty 158483
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From the 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 and continue straight over the traffic lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road (the N313) to the village of Sint Jan. At the crossroads in the village turn right onto the N345 (Potijzestraat), follow along to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side by the cross roads.
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1 1901 census lists McFall family 1901 census lists Thomas Lamont as age 6, living with the family at house 6 in Magherintendry, Bushmills, Antrim
2 1911 census lists McFall family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 16, living with the family at house 1 in Magherintendry, Bushmills, Antrim
3 Bushmills Heroes 1914-18 Brief details of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McFall including photo
4 Bushmills War Memorial Thomas McFall, Priestland, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
5 Dunluce Parish Church, Bushmills Listed on memorial in church
6 Photo of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McFall's grave and portrait
7 Inst in the Great War Captain Alexander Maxwell Reilly report mentions T L McFall
8 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details and photo of Lieutenant Thomas McFall
9 Irish War Memorials Photos and details of Belfast Banking Company plaque
10 National Archives UK Offline information on 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McFall can be purchased here
11 National Archives UK Medal card of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McFall can be purchased here
12 Northern Bank Memorials Details and photos of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Lamont McFall
13 St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast Listed on Belfast Banking Company memorial plaque
14 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas McFall's grave can be purchased here
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