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16290   Lance Corporal William John Campbell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/05/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William John Campbell was the son of William and Ellen Campbell. He was born in Cookstown on 19th May 1894. He was the youngest of six children. The family lived in Killymoon Street and latterly in Blue Doors in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown. His father and mother were mill and factory workers. William was wounded in May 1916. Lance Corporal William John Campbell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the Saturday 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 763070
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 129
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Campbell family 1901 census lists William as age 6, living with the family at house 25 in Killymoon St., Cookstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Campbell family 1911 census lists William as age 16, living with the family at house 9 in Killymoon Demesne, Cookstown Rural, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023