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9482   Lance Corporal William John Rainey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/11/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Died: 04/05/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
Summary      
William John Rainey was the son of George and Mary Rainey. Robert was born about 1885 in Ermgal, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone. William John Rainey was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary before enlisting. Lance Corporal William John Rainey was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was died on 4th May 1918. Lance Corporal Rainey was 33 years old. Lance Corporal William Rainey was one of three soldier sons. William George and Robert Rainey were killed and the third was discharged on account of wounds.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IX-B-40
CWGC Casualty 45357
Summary      
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville). The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Ballygawley War Dead Book 60
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1 1901 Census lists Rainey Family Does not list William as living with the family at house 17 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Rainey Family Does not list William as living with the family at house 26 in Garvaghy, Errigal, Tyrone
3 RIC in the Great War Lists William John Rainey as casualty.
4 Robert Rainey Brother of William John Rainey, who also died in World War One