1st Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
William John Telford was the son of Richard and Annie Telford. He was born about 1887 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records William as age 14 living with the family at house 11 in Brooke Street, Dungannon, Tyrone. William had left school and was working as a linen lapper. Private William John Telford was serving with the 1st Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment when he was killed in action in France on the 8th May 1915. He was 28 years old.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.