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7871   Private William Nixon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 26/08/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
William Nixon was born at Blue Doors, Coolkeeghan, Cookstown, County Tyrone. He was called up when war was declared and sent to France with the first British Expeditionary Force. The 26th August 1914, the opening day of Battle of Le Cateau, his Battalion were at first driven back but then recovered most of the lost ground and it was during this recovery that William was killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Esnes Communal Cemetery
  Esnes, Nord
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 323953
Esnes is a village in the Department of the Nord, 8 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. The Cemetery is north-east of the village on the road to Langsart.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 20
2 Adairs Mill, Greenvale
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Nixon family Lists William as age 11 living with the family at house 12 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Nixon family Lists William as age 26 living with his family at house 25 in Gortalowry, Cookstown Rural
3 Derryloran Parish Church of Ireland Roll of Honour Published in the Mid-Ulster Mail on Saturday 2 January 1915
4 Robert Falls Friend
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018