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41146   Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1896
Died: 26/08/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Garnett Wolsley Irwin was the son of Charleton and Margaret Irwin. He was born about 1997 in Dungannon. The family lived at William Street, Dungannon. Williamís father is a linen lapper. His mother is a dressmaker. William G. W. Irwin was educated at the Royal School Dungannon. William Irwin enlisted at Dungannon, County Tyrone. William served as Lance Corporal in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron) Service No. UD/83, and also with the 2nd Regiment North Irish Horse. Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin was with 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 'A' Company, when he was died of wounds on 26 August 1918, aged 22.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arneke British Cemetery
  Arneke, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-2
CWGC Casualty 50198
Summary      
The village of Arneke is approximately 50 Kms south-east of Calais and about 8 Kms north-west of the town of Cassel. Leave the village of Arneke on the D11 heading north. After 1.3 Kms turn right at the crossroads. The Cemetery is 500 metres on the right hand side.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 35
2 Stevenson and Son, Moygashel
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Irwin family Lists William G as age 4 living with the family at house 9 in William Street, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Irwin family Lists Garnett W as age 14 living with the family at house 7 in William Street, Dungannon
3 Find A Grave Photo of Sergeant William G W Irwin's gravestone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sergeant William G W Irwin
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 North Irish Horse Details of William Garnett Wolsley Irwin including photos
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant William G W Irwin's gravestone can be purchased here