Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
16559   Private William Teaney
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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: 25/08/1880
Died: 06/02/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
William Teaney was the son of Joseph and Sarah Teaney. William was born on 25th April 1880 in Magherafelt. William was a shoemaker, who lived in Queen Street, Magherafelt. William married Rosanne Nelson on 6th January 1915. He enlisted in Cookstown. Private William Teaney was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 6th February 1917 in the Somme region.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 815345
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 301
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Teaney family 1901 census lists William as a shoemaker, age 20, at house 14 in Queen Street, Magherafelt
2 1911 Census lists Teaney family 1911 census lists William as a shoemaker, age 34, at house 45 in Queen Street, Magherafelt
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private William Teaney
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023