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2730   Private Thomas McCluskey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 03/02/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
Thomas McCluskey was the son of Thomas and Catherine McCluskey. Thomas was born about 1892 in County Tyrone. His father was a railway labourer. By the time of the 1911 census, Thomas was 19. He was working as a spinner, working in a mill. Thomas McCluskey enlisted in Omagh. Private Thomas McCluskey was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action in France on 3 February 1916. He was 25 years old.
Further Information
Thomas McCluskey was the son of Thomas and Catherine McCluskey. Thomas was born about 1892 in County Tyrone.
The 1901 census records Thomas as 9 years old. The family were living in Curlagh, Caledon, County Tyrone. His father was a railway labourer. His elder brother James, who was 11, had already left school and was an agricultural labourer. Thomas was still at school.
By the time of the 1911 census, Thomas was 19. He was working as a spinner, working in a mill. His father still worked on the railways. The family now lived in house 1 in Tullyvar, County Tyrone.
Family : Thomas McCluskey, Catherine McCluskey, James McCluskey (born about 1890), Thomas McCluskey (born about 1892), Margaret McCluskey (born about 1895), John McCluskey (born about 1897), Mary McCluskey (born about 1900), Catherine McCluskey (born about 1903).
Thomas McCluskey enlisted in Omagh.
Medal card
Private Thomas McCluskey was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action in France on 3 February 1916. He was 25 years old.
Private Thomas McCluskey inscription on Loos Memorial
The CWGC records Thomas McCluskey as the son of Thomas and Catherine McCluskey, of Tullyvar, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Curlagh, Caledon Caledon Census listing in Curlagh, Caledon 54.373259 -6.895323
2 Tullyvar Ballygawley Census listing in Tullyvar 54.444592 -7.009892
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1 1901 Census lists McCluskey Family Lists Thomas as age 9, living with the family at house 11 in Curlagh, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists 'McCloskey' Family Lists Thomas as age 19, living with the family at house 1 in Tullyvar, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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