9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William Carson was the eldest son of Robert and Mary Carson. William was born in Derryscallop, County Armagh about 1894. It is only a couple of miles from Moy, County Tyrone. The family lived in Derryscollop. William enlisted in Moy. William and his brother Robert probably enlisted on the same day as they have consecutive enlistment numbers – 17523 William Carson and 17524 Robert Carson. Both Private William Carson and his brother Robert Carson were serving the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when they were killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. William was 22 years old.