Resident at Drumeel
Resident at Drummeel
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Field Artillery, 'D' Battery, 276th Brigade|
|Date of Death:||21-10-1918|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Esplechin Churchyard, Esplechin, Hainaut, Belgium|
Thomas was born in Drumeel on the 10 January 1901; he was the second-eldest boy in a family of four (another sister, Rebecca, died in childhood). Both of Thomas's parents, died when he was young: his mother in 1904 and his father in 1916.
Thomas's elder brother, William George, who was believed to have been a 2nd Lieutanant with the Ulster Volunteers, was executed during the War of Independence on the 22 January 1921, (link to Gen Seán MacEoin's witness statement - PDF page 157).
Thomas was killed in action aged 17 years.
|Parents Names:||Son of William Elliot and Rebecca (née Montgomery) of Drumeel, Ballinalee*.|
|Notes:||*Address given as Drummeel, Moatfarrel P.O.|