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6975630   Fusilier William James Gillespie
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/05/1940 (Unknown)
Age: 33
Summary      
Fivemiletown. Son of Thomas and Alice Gillespie; husband of Margaret Gillespie, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Heverlee War Cemetery
  Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 12-A-6
CWGC Casualty 2777490
Summary      
Heverlee War Cemetery is located 30 kilometres from Brussels and 3 kilometres south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest (ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251), signposted Namen, Waver and Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerspelstraat. Continue down the Kerspelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the cemetery is located.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
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1 Corporal Thomas Alexander Lynn Nephew of Fusilier William Gillespie
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Fusilier William J Gillespie's gravestone
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2018