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28158   Private William James McMinn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/09/1898
Died: 22/11/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
William James McMinn was a son of John and Mary Jane McMinn of Coalisland, County Tyrone. He was born in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown. He was living in Motherwell and enlisted in Hamilton, Scotland with the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers some time in late 1916. William was wounded at the Battle of Cambrai and removed to hospital and later died of his wounds.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery
  Rocquigny, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 3-B-27
CWGC Casualty 244245
Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the Rocquigny-Equancourt British Cemetery lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 232
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McMinn family 1901 census lists William James as age 2 at house 22 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McMinn family 1911 census lists William James as age 12 at house 35 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private William James McMinn
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William James McMinn's grave can be purchased here
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