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Thomas Stannett & William Vincent


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Hi all I am looking for any info or photos on 2260 Pte Thomas Stannett and 1495 Pte William Henry Hillman Vincent, both are commemerated in Ballymacormack cemetery Longford. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Hugh

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Name:Thomas Stannett

Birth Place:Christchurch, Westminster

Residence:Battersea, Surrey

Death Date:24 Jan 1915

Death Location:Home

Enlistment Location:Templemore, Co. Tipperary

Rank:Private

Regiment:Royal Irish Regiment

Battalion:5th Battalion

Number:2260

Type of Casualty:Died

Theatre of War:Home

Name:William Henry Hillman Vincent

Birth Place:Great Yarmouth

Residence:Clifton, Bristol

Death Date:29 Aug 1916

Death Location:Home

Enlistment Location:London

Rank:Private

Regiment:Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps)

Battalion:Special Cavalry Reserve. 1st King Edwards Horse

Number:1495

Type of Casualty:Died

Theatre of War:Home

No MICs at first glance,

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Hello, Hugh

Do you have all eleven?

Name: BERRIMAN. Initials: C. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.

Date of Death: 15/09/1920. Service No: 20455

Grave/Memorial Reference: South-East of entrance.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: KNOX. Initials: J. Rank: Company Serjeant Major

Regiment/Service Royal Army Service Corps

Date of Death: 23/01/1919. Service No: T/15025

Grave/Memorial Reference: East of entrance.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: LOCK. Initials: T H. Rank: Lieutenant (Quartermaster)

Regiment/Service: Royal North Devon Hussars

Date of Death: 19/11/1918

Grave/Memorial Reference: South-East of entrance.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: LYONS, THOMAS. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Leinster Regiment. Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Age: 18. Date of Death: 14/02/1919. Service No: 6155

Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South East corner.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: McKEON, PATRICK. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Connaught Rangers. Unit Text: 5th Bn.

Date of Death: 28/12/1915. Service No: 584

Grave/Memorial Reference: Near North-East boundary.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: McVENEA, CORNELIUS W. Rank: Serjeant

Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Unit Text: 17th Coy.

Secondary Regiment: Leinster Regiment. Secondary Unit Text: formerly (2821)

Date of Death: 11/11/1918. Service No: 20586

Grave/Memorial Reference: In South-East part.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: STAFFORD, PATRICK. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Labour Corps

Date of Death: 13/09/1918. Service No: 487588

Grave/Memorial Reference: About 4 yards North of North-West corner of ruin.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: STANNETT, THOMAS. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Regiment. Unit Text: 5th Bn.

Date of Death: 24/01/1915. Service No: 2260

Grave/Memorial Reference: Spec. Memorial.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: STRITCH. Initials: F. Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Rifles. Age: 28

Date of Death: 14/12/1918. Service No: 5/8170

Grave/Memorial Reference: In North-East part.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: VINCENT, WILLIAM HENRY HILLMAN. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: 1st King Edward's Horse

Date of Death: 29/08/1916. Service No: 1495

Grave/Memorial Reference: Near South-West corner.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Name: KILLENEY, JAMES. Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps

Date of Death: 08/08/1946. Service No: 13098439

Additional information: Son of Patrick and Bridget Killeney, husband of Bridget Killeney, of Longford.

Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 3.33.

Cemetery: LONGFORD (BALLYMACORMICK) CEMETERY

Many of them seem seasoned soldiers, so no doubt other Pals will be able to add more.

It seems strange that, if Thomas died "At Home" as per Soldiers Died in the Great War, why he appears not to have a grave.

Any clues in local newspaper archives? Perhaps the 'Flu?

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Thanks guys, for the info I am trying to build a profile of all commonwealth dead in Ballymacormack and a few of them have service records in ancestry, but not much on Thomas or William. Thomas has the usual commonwealth gravestone and william has a large headstone with little info on it. I just wonder who had it erected, a family member perhaps. No clue to how or where they were wounded or maybe they died of natural causes. Thomas Lyons died of pneumonia, Francis Stritch was wounded, Cornelius McVenea died of wounds as did Patrick O Toole. I am still researching the others. Any new info would be welcome.

Best Regards, Hugh.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi,

I have had a look for anything on Patrick McKeon, but I cannot find a Medal Card for him, so he most likely did not serve overseas'.

His regimental number 584 would have him enlisting into the 5th Battalion Connaught Rangers around Sept 1914.

Regards Mark

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In 1911:

Thomas Stannett, b 1896 a Shop Boy Green Grocer.

Living with parents (William and Margaret), brother Albert (1892) and 4 sisters at 47 Henley St, Batt Park Road London.

William Vincent b 1874, Yarmouth

Think - Living with Wife (Elsie Susannah), and 6 children at 3a Adams Passage, Great Yarmouth (Wiliams Dob is given as 1879)

No MIC's to be seen - maybe no oversea service ?

Grant

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Thanks guys, very grateful for the extra information on Thomas Stannett and William Vincent. William has a fine large memorial headstone and his wife and family could have had it erected although there is nothing on it to indicate this. I can find no trace of an mic for Patrick Mckeon either. Thomas was young and like Thomas Lyons could have died of flu or pneumonia. Any extra info always welcome. Hugh.

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