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31/01/2016 Pte. James Hogarth Johnston Mr Patrick Johnston, auctioneer, of Broomhill, Clogher, has received official intimation that his only son, James H Johnston, a Private in the Canadian Scottish contingent, has been killed in action. The deceased had spent five years in New Zealand, and was latterly in Winnipeg, where he volunteered on the outbreak of war.
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31/01/2016 Pte. James Hogarth Johnston From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th May 1915:
31/01/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson 'Men of Dungannon take advice from me and for God's sake, wake up and enlist or you will have the Huns in the Market Square soon. It is better to beat the Germans here than have them coming over to Ireland to destroy everything as they have done in Belgium, which is in ruins Northern France and Belgium look like some wild country, not a civilised place at all. We have a few Dungannon chaps here, and they are a credit to the gallant Company of Volunteers. I hope therefore, that all the boys at home will join the colours and help our gallant fellows out here to smash the Germans.'
31/01/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson Private William Dickson, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, writing from the Front to his friends in Dungannon says:
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31/01/2016 Pte. William Richard Dickson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th May 1915: Dungannon Soldier's advice to Chums at Home
25/01/2016 Pte. Robert Marlowe Robert's brother, Joseph Marlowe, also died in the war. Trooper Joseph Marlowe was serving the Otago Mounted Rifles when he was injured at Gallipoli. He died on board the hospital ship, H.M.H.S. Aquitania on 22nd August 1915, just two days before his 27th birthday. He was buried at sea.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Joseph's brother, Robert Marlowe, also died in the war. Private Robert Marlowe was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, with the Depot, when he died at home on 30th October 1918. He was 25 years old.
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25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe It seems that his scroll and plaque were returned to the New Zealand government undelivered.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Trooper Joseph Marlowe embarked with his unit from Port Chalmers, New Zealand on 16 October 1914, bound for Egypt.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Trooper Joseph Marlowe was serving the Otago Mounted Rifles, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (N.Z.E.F) when he was injured at Gallipoli with a gunshot wound to the leg.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe The CWGC record Trooper Joseph Marlowe as the son of Mrs M A Marlowe of 65 Brougham Street, Whitehouse, Belfast, Ireland.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial in Gallipoli in Turkey.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe His next of kin is listed as his mother, Mary Anne Marlowe, whose address is stated as 28 Bute Street, Shore Road, Belfast.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe was buried at sea.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Trooper Marlowe was on board the hospital ship, H.M.H.S. Aquitania when he died of his wounds on 22nd August 1915, just two days before his 27th birthday.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Joseph Marlow enlisted in Invercargill on 12th August 1914. Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Prior to enlistment Joseph worked as a labourer with Wallace County Council.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Joseph Marlowe emigrated to New Zealand.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Joseph Marlowe served for a time with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, from which he deserted.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe By the time of 1911 census, the family had moved to Newry, County Down. Joseph was no longer living with the family. His father has died.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe The 1901 census records Joseph as 12 years old, living with the family at house 4 in Ravellea (part of) Urban, Aughnacloy Urban. He was still at school.
25/01/2016 Trooper Joseph Henry Marlowe Joseph Marlow was the son of Mrs Mary Anne Marlowe. Joseph Henry Marlowe was born in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone on 24th August 1888.
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10/01/2016 Capt William Henry David Bennett 'All the villages we marched through have been in German hands at some period or other, and one can scarcely believe that any human beings could be guilty of the deeds attributed to them. Unfortunately there is ample evidence to prove many of the statements that are being made, particularly with regard to women; in one village there is a woman who became insane through the treatment she received. No woman, old or young, rich or poor, married or single, seems to have escaped. The people in this part of the country seem to be very far behind the times; in country places the sanitary conditions are wretched in the extreme, and the methods of labour are antiquated, the thread mill being commonly used. I have seen a dog been used to drive a churning machine. In the towns things are very different.'
10/01/2016 Capt William Henry David Bennett Sergeant W H Bennett, Canadian Highlanders, a North of Ireland man, who has been residing in Canada for some time, in the course of a letter to a friend in Templepatrick says:-
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10/01/2016 Capt William Henry David Bennett From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th April 1915: Ulsterman on German Atrocities
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