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Thomas Clinton

Rank: Sapper
Street: Silver Street
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Mahera, Co. Cavan; Creevy, Co. Longford; Upper Ballalley Street, Granard
Census 1901: Resident at The Hill in the home of his father-in-law, James Charters (aka Carters)
Census 1911: Resident at Silver Street, Granard
Regiment/Unit: Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers
Regiment Number: WR/318684
Date of Death: 22-04-1918
Cause: Died at home, Granard, natural causes.
Memorial: Granardkill Cemetery, Co. Longford

Thomas Clinton was born 18 August 1872 in Maghera, Co. Cavan not far from Granard, but later moved to Creevy, Co. Longford. He married to Margaret Carters (or Charters), known as Maggie, in Granard in November 1899, and by 1911 they had seven children together. 

Tomas died at home aged 45 years, as a result of a malignant tumour. After his death, Thomas's widow appears to have remarried and became Margaret Reilly.

Parents Names: Son of John Clinton*
Notes: *The CWGC states that Thomas's mother was Rose Clinton, however it is likely that she was actually Biddy/Bridget Clinton (née Sheridan), originally from Mahera and later lived in Creevy, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry was an error.

Link to CWGC entrypossible Link to Civil Record of birth; possible Link to Civil Record of marriage (Margaret Carters); link to Civil Record of death

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