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435280   Private Thomas Harkness
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Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 23/03/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/06/1900
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Thomas Harkness was the youngest son of William and Jane Harkness. The family lived in Killygonlan, Ardboe. His father was a farmer. Thomas Harkness enlisted, it seems, with the North Irish Horse on 4th January 1917 in Antrim. He became ill during training and was discharged in December 1917. He had contracted vascular disease of the heart following acute rheumatism.
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1 1901 Census lists Harkness family 1911 census lists Thomas a baby living with the family at house 2 in Killygonlan, Munterevlin, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Harkness family 1911 census lists Thomas as age 10 living with the family at house 2 in Killygonlan, Munterevlin, Tyrone
3 Brother - William A Harkness Also served in the the war
4 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
5 Findmypast.co.uk (subscription) Private Thomas Harkness Military Papers (22 pages)
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