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17237   Private William Charles Anderson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
William Charles Anderson was the son of James and Elizabeth Anderson. William was born in Clabby, County Fermanagh, about 1897. The 1911 census records that his mother was a widow. Charles Anderson was living in Fivemiletown when he enlisted in Tempo, Co. Fermanagh. Private William Charles Anderson was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Ypres on 9th August 1916. Private Anderson was 19 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave F-3
CWGC Casualty 158831
Summary      
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg. Drive along this road and continue straight over the traffic lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road (the N313) to the village of Sint Jan. At the crossroads in the village turn right onto the N345 (Potijzestraat), follow along to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side approx 50 metres after the crossroads.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Fivemiletown
2 Holdfast L.O.L. 1620 Dungannon Roll of Honour Dungannon
3 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 36
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family Lists Charles as age 2 living with the family at house 12 in Ramalia, Clabby, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Anderson family Lists Willliam C as age 14 living with the family at house 14 in Clabby Town, Fermanagh
3 Find A Grave Photo of William Charles Anderson gravestone