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20889   Rifleman David Crothers
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Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 06/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Born in Clogher. Son of William and Margaret Crothers, of 136, Disraeli St., Belfast.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Panel 9
CWGC Casualty 1642183
The Ploegsteert Memorial stands in Berks Cemetery Extension, which is located 12.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 Kms along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365, which forms the right hand fork, leads to the town of Mesen. The Cemetery lies 3 Kms beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365, and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Crothers family Lists David as age 1 at house 158 in Leopold Street, Shankill Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Crothers family Lists David as age 1 at house 15 in Lawnview Street, Woodvale, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-18 Details of David Crothers
4 Woodvale Park, Belfast Presbyterian Church In Ireland -- Roll of Honour 1914-1919
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