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27687   Corporal William (Billy) Mayne
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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: 17/10/1895
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William Mayne was the youngest son of Samuel and Annie Mayne. He was born and lived at Annaghananam, Sandholes, Cookstown. They were a farming family. Soon after William enlisted he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Billy Mayne was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Savy British Cemetery
  St Quentin, Aisne
Grave Ref: Memorial 34
CWGC Casualty 572880
Savy is a village 6.5 kilometres west of St Quentin. Savy British Cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the village, on the west side of the road to Roupy.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 252
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Mayne family 1901 census lists William as age 5 at house 3 in Annaghananam, Tullaghoge
2 1911 Census lists Mayne family 1911 census lists William as age 15 at house 2 in Annaghananam, Tullaghoge
3 Alexander (Sandy) Little Friend from the Sandholes
4 Isaac Black Friend from the Sandholes
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Robert Hogshaw Friend from the Sandholes
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal William Mayne's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023