William John Law was the only son of ex-Sergeant Law, assistant Petty Sessions clerk of Portadown, and formerly of Cookstown where he was born. In 1906 he joined the Lancashire Fusiliers (Territorial) and at the outbreak of war he was promoted to the rank of Major and was subsequently to Gallipoli. He was ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ by Sir Ian Hamilton in September 1915 and soon after took over temporary command of his battalion with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.