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22639   Private Thomas Conlon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/02/1898
Died: 17/02/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 18
Thomas Conlon was the son of Robert and Margaret Conlon. He was born in Benburb, Co Tyrone about 1899. The 1911 census shows Thomas as a 14 year old labourer. He was living with the family at Mourneview Street in Portadown. Thomas Conlon enlisted in Portadown. Private Thomas Conlon was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on the 17th February 1916. Thomas is buried in Loughgall Old Cemetery and commemorated on Portadown War Memorial.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loughgall Old Churchyard
  Loughgall, Co Armagh, 6
Grave Ref: Near left boundary
CWGC Casualty 661207
The churchyard, five miles North-East of Armagh, is entered through the ruins of a Church built in 1641. It belongs to St. Luke's Church. There are 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war here.
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1 1911 Census lists Conlon family Lists Thomas as age 14 living with the family at house 46 in Mourneview Street, Portadown
2 Photo of Private Thomas Conlon's grave
3 Portadown War Memorial Private Thomas Conlon, Jervis Street, Portadown
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Thomas Conlon's grave can be purchased here
5 War-related Graves in Co Armagh Details of Private Thomas Conlon's death
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