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8845   Lance Corporal William McCann
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 25/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
William McCann was the son of John McCann. He was born in Stewartstown about 1889. William enlisted in Newry. Lance Corporal William McCann was serving with A Company in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 25th October 1914. Lance Corporal W McCann has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France. The CWGC record Corporal William McCann as the son of the late John McCann, of 42 Greenville Road, Bloomfield, Belfast.
Further Information
William McCann was the son of John McCann. He was born in Stewartstown about 1889.
William enlisted in Newry, joining the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles and arrived at Rouen, France on 14th August 1914.
Medal card
Lance Corporal William McCann was serving with A Company in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in France on Sunday 25th October 1914.
Lance Corporal W McCann has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial in France.
The CWGC record Corporal William McCann as the son of the late John McCann, of 42 Greenville Road, Bloomfield, Belfast.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Stewartstown area Stewartstown Born in Stewartstown area 54.577198 -6.675437
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
2 Possible 1901 Census lists McCann family Possibly lists William as age 11 living with the family at house 336 in Donegal Road, Saint Anne's Ward Belfast
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