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20773   Private Wilson McConnell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/01/1884
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Wilson McConnell was a son of John and Elizabeth McConnell (nee Wilson). Wilson McConnell was born on 5th January 1884 in Trillick, in the district of Omagh. By 1901 the family were living in Clogher. Like his father, was an agricultural labourer. Wilson enlisted at Coatbridge in Scotland. He is recorded as living in Moneymore at the time. Wilson was married to Sarah Loughlin McConnell. Private Wilson McConnell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st June 1916. Private McConnell was originally listed as missing.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 802318
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 Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 141
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McConnell family 1901 census lists Wilson as age 17 at house 18 in Clogher Demesne, Clogher, Tyrone
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Private Wilson McConnell
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023