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Rifleman Thomas Henry Boyle

15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Service No: 8538

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Born / Resided

Camlough, Co. Armagh / 151 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 07/06/1917 at Ypres

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

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Age

20

Buried / Remembered

Wulverghem - Lindenhoek Rd Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was begun in December 1914 by four battalions of the 5th Division and was called at first Wulverghem Dressing Station Cemetery. It was used until June 1917, and again in September and October 1918, and at the Armistice it contained 162 graves, the present Plot I. Graves were then brought in from the surrounding battlefields. There are now 1,010 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 352 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to two casualties believed to be buried among them and to seven others buried elsewhere whose graves were destroyed in the fighting of 1917-18.

Additional Information

Thomas is listed as PTE HENRY BOYLE on the CWGC site and his HEADSTONE. Thomas was Killed in Action in the Ypres Salient on the 07/06/1917 during a so called `Quiet`period where casualties tended to be from shellfire, and to a lesser extent snipers and trench raids. Also remembered on the Bessbrook War Memorial, Co. Armagh (see photos). Thomas was reburied in Wulverghem - Lindenhoek Rd Cemetery (see photos)

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