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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 25/02/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/09/1885
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Joseph Carson was the eldest son of Joseph and Mary Carson. He was born on 22nd September 1885 in the Coagh area. He was the eldest of six children. His father was a pioneer of modern agriculture and cattle breeding for which Mid Ulster became famous. They lived in Ballydawley. Joseph attended Cookstown Academy before going to the University of Edinburgh. Joseph Carson became a Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps and rose to become Captain. Captain Joseph Carson was a radiographer at the 28th General Hospital in Salonika from November 1915 to August 1918. He was awarded the Serbian Order of St Sava (5th Class).
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
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1 Tamlaght National School
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1 1901 Census lists Carson family Lists Joseph T as age 15 as living with the family at house 2 in Ballydawley, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Carson family Does not list Joseph as living with the family at house 2 in Ballydawley, Springhill, Londonderry
3 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
4 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Details of Captain Joseph Thompson Carson
5 University of Edinburgh ROH Page 209, pdfpage 303, lists details of Capt Joseph T Carson
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