9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
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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.