A big thank you to local historian Plunkett Nugent for his excellent talk on Pte William Tally Mallon (1899-1917) of the 69th Infantry Regiment of the US Army.
Once again there was an excellent turn out with both local people and some welcome visitors from fellow Historical Societies. Plunkett explained how he had been fascinated to find out the background to William Tally Mallon after first finding the grave as a boy in the cemetery at Galbally.
Many years and hours of research has revealed much of Williams life and family both locally in Tyrone and of course the United States.
We heard the details of his final battle at Ourcq near Seringes-et-Nesles, France and how he was killed by the bullet of a German sniper. Plunkett's research continues and it is hoped that he will publish a book in the not to distant future.