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17/726 Lance Serjeant Thomas Kyle

8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

7th June 1917

Born in Belfast,Northern Ireland on 05/12/1879.

His parents were Samuel Kyle(born in 1849) and

Jane Wilson(1852-1890). They were married in 1871.

Thomas had 2 brothers,James(born in 1875) and Samuel

(born in 1885). He also had 2 sisters,Mary (born in 1887)

and Jane (born in 1889).

In the Irish census recorded on 31/03/1901,the family are living on Tennant Street, Shankill, Belfast.Samuel,a widower for the

past 11 years,is employed as a draper and Thomas is working as

a factory clerk.

On 15/08/1906 Thomas marries Eveleen Rush(born in 1885) and they have 2 daughters, Jane(born in 1908) and

Emily (born in 1909).

In the 1911 irish census that was recorded on 02/04/1911, Thomas's family are living at 27 Mountcashel Street,Belfast.

Thomas is still employed as a factory clerk.

He enlisted in Belfast and was killed in action on 07/06/1917. 

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