2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
26/08/1914 (Killed in Action)
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.