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31898   Private Mitchell McFarlane
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/11/1918 (Home)
Age: 19
Summary      
Mitchell McFarland was the son of Uriah and Lizzie McFarland of Ballygawley. Mitchell was born about 1899 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records 2 year old Mitchell living with the ‘McFarland’ family in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone. Uriah was a farm labourer. By the time of the 1911 census, twelve year old Mitchell was living the Thompson family at Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone. Mitchell McFarlane enlisted in Ballygawley. Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (located in Omagh) when he died on 1st November 1918 at home, aged 19.
Further Information
Mitchell McFarland was the son of Uriah and Lizzie McFarland of Ballygawley. Mitchell was born about 1899 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records 2 year old Mitchell living with the 'McFarland' family in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone. Uriah was a farm labourer.
Family : Uriagh McFarland, Lusinda McFarland, Johnston McFarland (born about 1890), John McFarland (born about 1892), George McFarland (born about 1894), Dora McFarland (born about 1895), Sarah McFarland (born about 1897), Mitchell McFarland (born about 1899), Anna E McFarland (born about 1901).
By the time of the 1911 census, the family had been split up. It appears possible that both parents had died. Twelve year old Mitchell was living the Thompson family at Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone.
Mitchell McFarlane enlisted in Ballygawley.
Private Mitchell McFarlane was serving with the garrison depot of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (located in Omagh) when he died on 1st November 1918 at home, aged 19.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe Ballygawley Census listing in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe 54.475723 -6.965017
2 Tirelugan, Tullyvar Aughnacloy Census listing in Tirelugan, Tullyvar 54.450281 -6.951113
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1 1901 Census lists McFarlane family Lists Mitchell as age 2 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyvannon, Aghnahoe, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell McFarlane Lists Mitchell as age 12 living as a boarder at house 13 in Tirelugan, Tullyvar, Tyrone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Mitchell McFarlane's headstone can be purchased here.
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