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Title: WW1 death
Post by: TLB on Thursday 25 November 10 16:37 GMT (UK)
I am currently researching Players from London Irish RugbyClub who lost their lives in The Great War.
I have been given the name of a Lt. T.W. Callinan of the 8th Btn Durham Light Infantry who died on 24/04/1915
at Ypres but cannot find him on the CWGC site.
Can anyone assist please, with any info on this soldier.
thanks
Tony
Title: Re: WW1 death
Post by: Stephen Nulty on Thursday 25 November 10 16:40 GMT (UK)
here he is

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1605657

Title: Re: WW1 death
Post by: TLB on Thursday 25 November 10 16:47 GMT (UK)
Thanks Stephen, strange when I went into the search it did not come up with anything.
Tony
Title: Re: WW1 death
Post by: Dazey999 on Thursday 25 November 10 17:07 GMT (UK)
Thomas William Callinan, 5 Laburnum Avenue, Durham - d.25 April 1915
Administration of his effects was granted to his widowed mother Josephine Mellanby Callinan
Thomas William was a modern languages teacher 1912-14 at the Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood, Middlesex
Thomas's birth was registered June qtr 1883 in Durham
1891 Census
The vicarage, Broom, Durham
Thomas Callinan, 50, Vicar of Bearpark, b. Ireland
Ellen 13, Josephine 10, Thomas William 8, James 6, Winifred E 3, Mary D 1
2 servants

Notice in The Times - 12 May 1915
Killed in Action, near Ypres, on Sunday 25th April, Second Lieutenant Thomas William Callinan, 8th Battalion Durham LIght Infantry, aged 31, dearly loved son of the late Rev. Thomas Callinan, Vicar of Bearpark, and of Mrs Callinan of Laburnum Avenue, Durham

Dazey
 
Title: Re: WW1 death
Post by: TLB on Thursday 25 November 10 17:46 GMT (UK)
Thanks Dazey, that also gives me the Irish connection
Tony
Title: Re: WW1 death
Post by: barryd on Monday 20 December 10 13:56 GMT (UK)
Thomas William Callinan was a part time soldier prior to WWI. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant for services with the Merchant Taylor's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps. London Gazette, 6 March 1914, page 2069. Also  his father Rev. Thomas Callinan, vicar of Bearpark from 1885, and previously curate of St. Margaret's, Durham died 20 July 1911. Durham Directory, 1912.