Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 He is commemorated on panel 19 at Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
30/12/2015 Sergeant Heron was aged 21.
30/12/2015 Sergeant William John Heron was killed in an action involving A & C Company’s of the 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 27th April 1943. In an attempt to seize high ground in the Gollcah Gully in Tunisia, advancing troops came under very heavy and accurate machine gun and mortar fire as they assaulted crest after crest. The battalion suffered significant casualties in this action.
30/12/2015 The 38th (Irish Brigade) was formed in 1942 and included the 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers and 2nd London Irish Rifles. They served in North Africa and later in Sicily and on the Italian mainland.
30/12/2015 Sergeant William John Heron was the son of John and Annie Heron, of Coagh, Co. Tyrone.
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