Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
6978607   Sergeant William John Heron
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/08/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/04/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Sergeant William John Heron was the son of John and Annie Heron, of Coagh, Co. Tyrone. Sergeant Heron was killed in an action involving A & C Company’s of the 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 27th April 1943. In an attempt to seize high ground in the Gollcah Gully in Tunisia, advancing troops came under very heavy and accurate machine gun and mortar fire as they assaulted crest after crest. The battalion suffered significant casualties in this action.
Read more on Sergeant William John Heron
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Medjez-el-Bab Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 19
CWGC Casualty 2542082
Medjez-el-Bab is approximately 60 kilometres west of Tunis. The Cemetery is situated 5 kilometres west of Medjez-el-Bab on the road to Le Kef (Route GP5). The Memorial is with the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WWII Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 344
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Fusilier Isaac Henry Buried in Medjez-El-Bab cemetery
2 Guardsman Thomas Megaw Buried in Medjez-El-Bab cemetery
3 Irish Brigade - 337 William Heron Brief details of Sergeant William Heron
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023