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27041   Private William Wilson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/09/1884
Died: 28/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 31
Private William Wilson was born in Ballyronan, County Londonderry and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson. Church Street, Cookstown. At the outbreak of war, William had been working and living in Scotland, with his sister Mrs. McGlade, 94 Aitchison Street, Airdrie, and William enlisted in the ranks of the Inniskilling Regiment there.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Military Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-D-11
CWGC Casualty 68324
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 St Luran's Church, Church Street Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 111
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Wilson family 1901 census lists William as age 16 at house 54 in Church Street
2 1911 Census lists Wilson family 1911 Census does not list William as living with the family at house 71 in Church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone
3 John O'Neill Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Wilson
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Newton Henry Collins Also killed during the Battle of Hulluch
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023