Private Thomas Teague

 

 

Thomas Teague was born on 12 April 1901 at Derrycanon, County Fermanagh, the second of two children of carpenter and farmer Thomas Teague and his English-born wife Mary Jane (née Prunty). His mother died when he was just three years old.

Too young to enlist during the war, Teague joined in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons at Enniskillen on 2 February 1920 (No.35944 – later Royal Tank Corps No.393619). He gave his occupation as farmer, and his place of birth as Sallaghy, Lisnaskea.

In 1922 the regiment was amalgamated with the 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) to form the 5th/6th Dragoons. The regiment was deployed to Risalpur, India, in 1923, moving to the UK five years later with a new title, the 5th Dragoon Guards.

Teague was transferred to the Army Reserve on 1 February 1928, and was discharged on 1 January 1932.

 

He died on 30 March 1972 and was buried in the St Mark's Parish Churchyard, Armagh.

 

Belfast Telegraph, 31 March 1972

 

I am grateful to Colin Pogue, Private Teague's grandson, and Nigel Newell, for making this image available.