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10921   Private William John Whitley
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 12/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Summary      
William John Whitley was the eldest son of James and Alice Whitley. William was born about 1890 in Moy, County Tyrone.The family lived in Charlemont Street in Moy, Tyrone. His father and mother run a boarding house. Williams place of birth is given as Co Northumbold. William John Whitley enlisted in Armagh. Private William John Whitley was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) when he was killed in action on 12th October 1916 in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A
CWGC Casualty 821220
Summary      
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
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1 1901 Census lists Whitley family Lists William J as age 11 living with the family at house 23 in Charlemont St, Moy, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Whitley, James, refreshment rooms, Charlemont street
3 1911 Census lists Whitley family Does not list William as living with the family at house 19 in Charlemont St, Moy, Tyrone
4 Forum discussion Discussion on the different Moy Whitleys