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   Lieutenant Colonel William John Law
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/09/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 38
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: C.305
CWGC Casualty 603212
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 98
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists a Law family Possible listing of Law family at house 39 in Hanover Street, Portadown
2 Irish Life - Our Heroes Details of W J Law including photo
3 IWM Website IWM Page on Lieutenant Colonel William John Law
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018