Connaught Rangers (British Army)
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William E Carnaghan was the son of Samuel and Jane Carnaghan. He was born on 17th April 1885 in the Magherafelt area. The family lived in Druminard, Coagh. William Carnaghan attended Queens University School of Instruction at Belfast in 1915. In November 1915, he was gazetted to a commission in the Connaught Rangers. Captain William Carnaghan was mentioned in despatches. A newspaper article from December 1916 reports that Second Lieutenant W E Carnaghan, was wounded around that time. William Carnaghan survived the war.