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Coagh - Those That Served
28498   Private Samuel Young
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 01/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
17/09/1896
Died:
26/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age:
20
Summary
Samuel Young was the eldest son of Robert and Elizabeth Young. He was born in Tamlaght, Coagh on 17th September 1896. He was second oldest of seven children. By 1911 Samuel was working as a farm servant near Coagh for the Wilson family. Samuel enlisted in Omagh with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Young had served with them for six or eight months and had survived the battle at the beginning of June. Private Samuel Young was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Messines in Belgium on 26th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
PORTRAIT Cemetery:
Messines Ridge (NZ) Memorial
Mesen, West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref:
Grave 6-B-23
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Messines Ridge British Cemetery is located 9.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre on the Nieuwkerkestraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg, N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. Nieuwkerkestraat is a right hand turning from the N365 in the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 250 metres after this right hand turning, on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013- WW1 - Panel 2 Coagh
3 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
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1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
Coagh & District in WW1
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