Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
3645   Rifleman William John Greer
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Dated added: 30/12/2015
Last updated: 27/12/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
10th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary
William James Greer was born at Mawillian, Cookstown. He enlisted in Belfast, with the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. This Battalion was raised in Belfast from the Belfast Volunteers and did much of their training at Newcastle, Ballykinlar and Seaford. They landed at Boulogne in October 1915. Their training continued until just prior to the start of the Somme offensive. William James was killed on the first day of the battle as he tried to cross No Mans Land
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref:
Panel 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
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 Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1 - Panel 1 Coagh
References and Links
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1 Cookstown War Dead Full details on Cookstown War Dead
2 Eddies Extracts Coagh - Presbyterian Church In Ireland - Roll of Honour
Coagh & District in WW1
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