2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/07/1943 (Killed in Action)
William James Harkness was the second son of William Harkness and Susan Harkness. He was born on 5th October 1916 in the Cookstown area. His father was a gardener at Loughry. By the time of 2nd World War, William was the husband of Mary J Harkness. Fusilier William Harkness was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Sicily when he was killed in action at the Battle of Lemon Bridge on 19th July 1943.
Catania War Cemetery is 7 kilometres south-west of Catania. From Catania Airport follow the tangenziale (main road) towards the A19 (in the direction of Palermo). Before reaching the A19 the cemetery is signposted. Cemetery address: Stradale Passo del Fico - 95121 Catania Zona Industriale (CT) Sicily.