Private Thomas Conlon (1898-1916) – Commonwealth War Grave

Private Thomas Conlon (1898-1916)

Private Thomas Conlon (1898-1916)

Private   Conlon, born in Benburb,  appears on   the Portadown War Memorial. He had enlisted in Portadown in October 1915,   where he then lived, and underwent training at Lurgan and then at   Newtownards. At Newtownards he contacted a chill which developed into   pneumonia. Thomas was admitted to the military hospital at Victoria Barracks   where he succumbed to the illness six days later. In January 1918 the War   Office requested and received permission from the Church Vestry to erect a   plain wooden cross with number, name, regiment and date of death for Private   Conlon. This has obviously been replaced by the current headstone.
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