Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy
Lance Corporal Thomas McIlroy, from Upperlands, died during World War 1.
He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Later, in the year the war ended, a gas attack on his regiment cost him his life.
7 of his Great Nieces & Nephews attend Ampertaine where we display a special memorial to Tommy in November.
WE are fortunate to have such a close connection to WW1 and, thanks to the McIlroy family, to be able to see medals, photographs and other mementos within a meaningful context.