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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 09:35 BST (UK) »
Good find starting with very limited details  ;) but I see you've added a bit since I first saw your post. Looks like Hamilton Wray mentioned earlier with wife Margaret are parents of the Hamilton Rea who married Mary Lemon.
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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 09:40 BST (UK) »
Hamilton Wray of Bovean married Margaret Mallaigh of Seyloran in Moy Church of Ireland on 15 May 1877.


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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 09:42 BST (UK) »

... but I see you've added a bit since I first saw your post.


Yes, I typically build up a post over a period of time (minutes in this case) until someone else posts, then I either indicate an edit or make a new post.



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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 09:44 BST (UK) »
Yes, I typically build up a post over a period of time (minutes in this case) until someone else posts, then I either indicate an edit or make a new post.

I do the same- especially when the lights are flickering here or internet connection not good  ;)
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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 28 March 17 10:17 BST (UK) »
The Belfast News Letter of 10 December 1914 carried an article about Private Hamilton Rea of the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles returning home to Dungannon, having been wounded by an English bullet which penetrated his lung which, at the time of reporting, hadn't been extracted. He went to France with the first Expeditionary Force and took part in all of the fighting from Mons to Ypres. He described the fighting as desperate and said that all 21 officers of the Battalion has either been killed or wounded, and the men of the regiment reduced from 1,900 to 200.  When he was on outpost duty at Ypres, a British shrapnel shell struck a tree and one of the bullets struck him on the back, penetrating his lung.

(A previous article in the same paper on 20 November 1914 had simply said that Private Hamilton Rea had written from France to his wife at Milltown, Dungannon, that he had been wounded, but was in hospital and doing well.) 
   

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Re: hamilton wray of counties tyrone and antrim
« Reply #16 on: Friday 31 March 17 18:00 BST (UK) »
thanks so very much for all the info and leads!