Thomas McElwee

Thomas McElwee
1957 - 1981

Thomas McElwee  Northern Irish Activist


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First Name Thomas
Last Name McElwee
Full Name at Birth Thomas McElwee
Alternative Name Tomás Mac Giolla Bhuí
Age 23 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th November, 1957
Birthplace Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died 8th August, 1981
Place of Death H block of Maze prison (aka Long Kesh), County Down, Northern Ireland
Cause of Death Hunger strike
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Nationality Northern Irish
High School St. Mary's, Clady, Portglenone
University Mechanics, Magherafelt Technical College and Ballymena Training Centre
Occupation Text volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA)
Occupation Activist
Father James McElwee
Mother Alice McElwee
Family Member Francis Hughes (cousin) (hungerstriker)

Thomas McElwee (30 November 1957 – 8 August 1981) was an Irish republican who participated in the 1981 hunger strike and a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA). From Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, he died at the age of 23 after 62 days on hunger strike.

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