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11084   Sergeant William T Mitchell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 22/09/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Mitchell was a son of Thomas and Hannah Mitchell of Coagh. He joined the army, volunteering in August 1914 and while training at Randalstown Camp he was promoted to the rank of Corporal, finally becoming a Sergeant in June 1916. While serving in the trenches on 9th September 1916, he was shot by a German sniper.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-20
CWGC Casualty 454177
Summary      
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family 1901 census lists William as age 7 at house 39 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family 1911 census does not list William at house 27 in Urbal, Coagh
3 Ardboe Heritage More information on Wiliam T Mitchell
4 John Parke Another of the 3 men from the Battalion lost that day