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10534   Private William McAleece
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/03/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/04/1894
Died: 10/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
William McAleece was the eldest son of James and Isabella McAleece. He was born in Ballyclog, Stewartstown on 2nd April 1894. He was the eldest of five children. The family lived in Ballyveeny, half way between Coagh and Stewartstown. His father was a farmer. His mother was a widow by 1911. William worked on a farm. Private William McAleece was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 10th July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 801954
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Donaghendry Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Stewartstown
2 Stewartstown Cenotaph -- WWI Stewartstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 152
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McAleese family 1901 census lists William as age 6 at house 13 in Bally veeny, Ballyclog
2 1911 Census lists McAleece family 1911 census lists William as age 17 at house 6 in Ballyveeny, Ballyclog
3 Lance Corporal James McAleece Very probably the brother of Private William McAleece
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018