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17806   Private William McGookin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/06/1896
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
William McGookin was the second son of William and Rachel McGookin and the brother of John and Margretta of Donaghrisk, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, and later of Blackhill, Cookstown. William was a member of Tullyhogue Company of Ulster Volunteers and a member of Derryraghan L.O.L. 131. Two members of his Company wrote to his home to say that they had seen William being hit by a bullet and he had died instantly.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 802812
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

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
3 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 142
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McGookin family 1901 census lists William as age 4 at house 2 in Lisalbanagh, Brackaghslievegallion, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'McGooken' family Lists William as age 15 living with the family at house 8 in Cross Glebe, The Sandholes, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023