Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Captain William Emanuel Carnaghan
Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 24/02/2019
Personal Details
Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
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.
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Local Memorial Details
No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tamlaght School 1916 (served) Coagh
Local Insitute / Local Book Details
No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Carnaghan family Lists William as age 16 living with his father at house 3 in Druminard, Salterstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Kernaghan' family Lists William as age 25 living with his father at house 4 in Druminard, Salterstown, Londonderry
3 Carnaghan geneology Information on the Carnaghan family
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of W E Carnaghan joining battalion
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Coagh & District in WW1