Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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10/02/2021 Private Thomas Crorken is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
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30/12/2015 Most of the information here was derived from the book, 'Fivemiletown's Fallen'. Page 63 is devoted to Private Thomas Crorken.
30/12/2015 Private Crorken has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
30/12/2015 Private Thomas Crorken was killed in action 15 March 1918. He was 21 years old.
30/12/2015 Following training, Private Thomas Crorken was posted to the 1st Battalion and arrived in France on 23rd May 1917.
30/12/2015 Thomas was living in Cavans, Fivemiletown when he enlisted in Armagh on 16th November 1916 with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 Family: Michael Crorken, Maggie Crorken, John Crorken (born 27th October 1886), Maggie I Crorken (born 16th March 1889), Annie / Mary Crorken (born 11th January 1891), Michael Crorken (12th December 1892), Hugh / Hubert Crorken (born 19th December 1894), Thomas Crorken (born 18th February 1897), Rose Crorken (born 1st October 1901), Catherine Crorken (born 1st October 1901), Joseph Crorken (born 9th June 1905), Patrick Crorken (born 23rd February 1907), Agnes Crorken (born 12th April 1909).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists Thomas as age 14 living with the family at house 4 in Rosemeilan, Cole, County Tyrone. Thomas had left school and like his father, was working as a farm labourer.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Thomas as age 4 living with the family at house 4 in Drumnamede, Cross, County Fermanagh. Both his mother and father worked as labourers.
30/12/2015 There are various spelling of Crorken used throughout the various official documents. It has been decided to use the CWGC version.
30/12/2015 Thomas was born on 18th February 1897 in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.
30/12/2015 Thomas Crorken was the son of Michael and Margaret Crorken. According to GRONI there was a Michael 'Grogan' who married 'Margarite' Kildea on 27th June 1884 in Fermanagh. It is assumed that this is their marriage.
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