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23065   Private Michael McWilliams
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Michael McWilliams was the son of John and Maggie McWilliams. Michael was born in Cookstown about 1894.The 1901 census records the family living at Clagan, Lisson Upper, Londonderry. John McWilliams worked as a labourer. Michael enlisted with the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Cookstown. Private Michael McWilliams was one of those killed on the 9th September 1916, aged about 22.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 804051
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 Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 172
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1 1901 Census lists McWilliams family 1901 Census lists Michael as 7 living with the family at house 22 in Clagan, Lisson Upper, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McWilliams family 1911 Census does not list Michael as living with his parents at house 4 in Caneese, Lissan Upper, Londonderry
3 J McWilliams There is an unknown J McWilliams listed on Moneymore War Memorial
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Michael McWilliams
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018