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28408   Private William Patton
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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: 15/11/1889
Died: 15/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William Patton was the son of Thomas and Ellen Jane Patton. He was born on 15th November 1889 in Upperlands. The family lived in Craigall, Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer. His mother died when William was 13 years old. William Patton enlisted in Cookstown. Private William Patton was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gulleghem, Belgium during the Battle of Lys on 15th October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: Panel 70-72
CWGC Casualty 1636324
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 301
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1 1901 Census lists Patton family 1901 census lists William as age 10 living with the family at house 2 in Craighall, Bovagh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Patton family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Craigall, Bovagh, Londonderry
3 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private William Patton
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023