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Thomas Jones

Rank: Private
Street:
Townland: Carrickduff
Town/Village: Dring
Civil Parish: Abbeylara
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Census 1901: Resident at Carrickduff, Granard (grandmother Rose Jones was also resident)
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Dalystown/Carrickduff/1549594/
Census 1911: Likely entry, Main Street, Granard
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Granard_Urban/Main_Street/583767/
Regiment/Unit: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 56th Battalion; [Royal Irish Regiment]; {South Irish Horse}
Regiment Number: 156499; [25414]; {1785}
Date of Death: 27-09-1918
Cause: Killed in action, near Cambrai, 100 Days Offensive
Memorial: Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-Le- Preux, France
Information:

Thomas was born in Carrickduff, near Granard, on the 29 January 1894, the middle of a large family of over eight children. It is likely that in 1911 Thomas was working as a shop assistant at Peter Heslin's grocery and spirit dealership on Main Street, Granard. Prior to the war, Thomas listed Clara, King's County (now Co. Offaly) as his place of residence. 

Thomas initially enlisted in Dublin with the South Irish Horse Royal Irish Regiment, before being transferred to the Royal Irish Regiment and then the 56th Machine Gun Corps*. He likely died during the 100 Days Offensive, near Cambrai, possibly during the Battle of Canal du Nord,

Parents Names: Son of David Jones and Catherine [Kate] [née Lynch] of Carrickduff, Dring, Co. Longford.
Notes: This battalion merged with the 19th Battalion, MCG in February 1918, which in turn became the Machine Gun Battalion that March.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civic Record of birth (if the link does not work, add .pdf to the end of the web address); SIH list of the dead

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