1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/11/1917 (Died of Wounds)
William James McMinn was a son of John and Mary Jane McMinn of Coalisland, County Tyrone. He was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown. He was living in Motherwell and enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers some time in late 1916. William was wounded at the Battle of Cambrai and removed to hospital and later died of his wounds.
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.