9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Wilson McConnell was a son of John and Elizabeth McConnell (nee Wilson). Wilson McConnell was born on 5th January 1884 in Trillick, in the district of Omagh. By 1901 the family were living in Clogher. Like his father, was an agricultural labourer. Wilson enlisted at Coatbridge in Scotland. He is recorded as living in Moneymore at the time. Wilson was married to Sarah Loughlin McConnell. Private Wilson McConnell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st June 1916. Private McConnell was originally listed as missing.