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241643   Private William V McGaw
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Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Highland Light Infantry) (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/07/1896
Died:
25/07/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age:
21
Summary
William McGaw was the eldest son of William and Mary McGaw. He was born on 19th July 1896 in Ballymoyle, Coagh. The 1901 census lists William as age 4, living with the family at house 17 in Ballylifford, Salterstown, County Londonderry. His father was a labourer. His mother was a housekeeper. At the outbreak of the First World War, William McGaw enlisted in Glasgow, joining the Highland Light Infantry. He later transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders. Private McGaw was wounded in action and taken to No 3 General Hospital at Le Treport. Private William McGaw died of his wounds on Wednesday 25th July 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery:
Mont Huon Military Cemetery
Le Treport, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref:
Grave 3-M-5B
CWGC Casualty:
Summary
Le Treport is a small seaport 25 kilometres north-east of Dieppe. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south of the town. Go towards the centre of Le Treport and then follow the Littoral/Dieppe sign. The Cemetery stands on the D940.
Local Memorial Details
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