Seskinore House, Seskinore, Co. Tyrone

Seskinore House, Seskinore, Co. Tyrone was home to the McClintock family for generations. The US Army arrived at the Charles Lanyon designed house in 1943.

Seskinore House

Seskinore

Co. Tyrone

United Kingdom

Troops from the United States Army came to Seskinore House, Seskinore, Co. Tyrone during World War Two. The base became a vital part of the military infrastructure in the area.

It was from Seskinore House that the United States Army managed the distribution of food and supplies to other bases. These supplies would arrive by railway to stations at Beragh and Fintona.

The grand house itself belonged to the McClintock family who traced their roots in Ireland back to 1597. An influential family, they also built a Chapel of Ease and the local primary school. Colonel John “Jack” McClintock of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was the last master of the house.

American Forces

Start DateEnd DateUnit
23rd November 1943August 1944Quartermaster Depot Q-111
4th November 19432nd September 1944552nd Quartermaster Railhead Company
11th January 194411th May 19443019th Quartermaster Bakery Company (Mobile)

Quartermaster Depot Q-111 in Northern Ireland

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23rd November 2017

On 23rd November 1943, a directive from the US Army established Quartermaster Depot Q-111 at Belfast, Co. Antrim with subordinate depots throughout Ulster.

552nd Quartermaster Railhead Company in Northern Ireland

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9th November 2018

From November 1943, 552nd Quartermaster Railhead Company of the United States Army had bases in Gough Barracks, Co. Armagh and in Seskinore, Co. Tyrone.