Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Private Thomas Creighton
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 01/03/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/04/1896
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Thomas Creighton was the eldest son of Samuel and Jane Creighton. He was born on 24th April 1896. He was the eldest of five children. All the children were born in Coagh. By 1911 census Thomas was 15, living with the family at house 16 in Great George's Street, Coagh. Thomas has left school and is employed as a mill worker. His father was a bicycle mechanic. From newspaper reports, it seems Private Creighton was injured at the Somme in July 1916, but returned to the front at a later date. Private Thomas Creighton was 22 years old when the war ended.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
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1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Creighton family Lists Thomas as age 5, living with the family at house 13 in Urbal, Coagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Creighton family Lists Thomas as age 15, living with the family at house 16 in Great George's Street, Coagh, Tyrone
Coagh & District in WW1
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