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11030   Private William John Whan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Died: 27/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William John Whan was born in Cookstown, he was the son of Robert Whan, later of Straits, Lurgan Road, Banbridge, County Down and the grandson of William Whan of Cookstown, County Tyrone. William enlisted in the Scots Guards in Glasgow, while he was living and working there. He was originally reported as missing in action and has no known grave.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 8-9
CWGC Casualty 737027
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 2 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 91
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Whann family 1901 census lists William James Whann as age 9 at house 6 in Coolreaghs, Lissan.
2 1911 Census lists Wann family 1911 census lists William Wann as age 19 at house 1 in Coolreaghs, Lissan.
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