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Thomas Elliott

Rank: Gunner
Street:
Townland: Drumeel
Town/Village: Ballinalee
Civil Parish: Clonbroney
Catholic Parish: Clonbroney
Country:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Drumeel
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Drummeel/Drummeel/1548618/
Census 1911: Resident at Drummeel
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Drummeel/Drummeel/582378/
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 'D' Battery, 276th Brigade
Regiment Number: 205713
Date of Death: 21-10-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Esplechin Churchyard, Esplechin, Hainaut, Belgium
Information:

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.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth (if the link is broken, add .pdf to the end of the web address); 

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