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13703   Private Thomas Williamson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Thomas Williamson was born in Canary, Co Armagh. Canary lies about one mile due east of the Square in Moy on the County Armagh side of the Blackwater River. Thomas Williamson enlisted in Belfast. Private Thomas Williamson was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Private Williamson has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 822373
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 172
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
2 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 11th Batt. Thomas Williamson, killed in action
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021