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  cap badgePrivate Thomas Wall

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service No: 2531

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Family Information

Son of Edward and Rose Wall of 7 John St, Drogheda, Co. Louth. Thomas' younger brother Private Patrick Wall (2726) of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was Killed in Action on the 10/10/1917. The brothers died under 3 months apart. From the 1901 Ireland Census - Address - No.3 Donore Rd, West Gate, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland - Edward Wall aged 40, Rose Wall aged 40, William Wall aged 14, Thomas Wall aged 13, Patrick Wall aged 11, Edward Wall aged 10, Lucy Wall aged 8, James Wall aged 5, Patrick's grandmother Lucy Meath aged 60. From the 1911 Ireland Census - Address - 7 John's Gate, West Gate, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland - Edward Wall aged 40, Thomas Wall aged 22, Patrick Wall aged 21, Edward Wall aged 19, James Wall aged 15, Frances Wall aged 8, Ellen Wall aged 4. Thomas' Pension was awarded to his sister Mary Frances Wall c/o Mr James Sweeney, 6 South Row, Summerlee, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Drogheda, Co. Louth / 7 North Row, Coatbridge

Died

Died on the 19/07/1917 after being discharged on the 13/06/1916

Enlisted

Cavan 22/11/1909

Employed

Tube Worker in the British Tube Works / Regular Soldier

Age

28

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Additional Information

The Battalion arrived at Le Havre on the 19/12/1914 and were part of the 82nd Brigade, 27th Division. The Battalion then moved to Salonika arriving in early December 1915. Thomas was part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 27/11/1915 until he was sent home on the 20/05/1916. There is NO LISTING of Thomas on the CWGC site. Thomas' Service Record, Medal Index Card and Service Medal and Award Rolls states he was DISCHARGED on the 13/06/1916. Service Medal and Award Rolls state reason was "sickness". Service Record states it was "being no longer physically fit for war service". Thomas died on the 19/07/1917 according to his Pension Record. Ireland Civil Registration Index states Drogheda as the Registration District. See Directory for Thomas' younger brother Patrick's page. Thomas is also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos) and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour as well as being remembered (with his brother Patrick) on the Drogheda War Memorial (I personally took these photos on the 25/12/2007 - see photos x 2). See photos for Thomas' Medal Index Card, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 3, Thomas and family in the 1901 Ireland Census, Thomas and family in the 1911 Ireland Census, his Service Records x 5, Thomas' Pension Records x 3 and the Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge.

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