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27374   Private William Jordan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 10/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
William Jordan was the son of Thomas and Margaret Jordan. William was born in Corrylongford, Co. Tyrone about 1894. William worked as a farm labourer. He enlisted in Fivemiletown. Private William Jordan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Friday 10th August 1917. He was 23 years old.
Further Information
William Jordan was the son of Thomas and Margaret Jordan. William was born in Corrylongford, Co. Tyrone about 1894
The 1901 census lists William as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Coreacky, Corrylongford, County Fermanagh. His father, Thomas Jordan, was a 76 year old caretaker.
The 1911 census lists William as age 17 living with the family at house 2 in Derrintony, Corralongford, County Fermanagh. His father was 90. His mother was 60. William worked as a farm labourer.
Family: Thomas Jordan, Maggie Jordan, James Jordan (born about 1876), Tom Jordan (born about 1882), Fannie Jordan (born about 1887), Maggie Jordan (born about 1894), William Jordan (born about 1896), Anne Jordan (born about 1897).
William Jordan enlisted in Fivemiletown.
Private William Jordan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on Friday 10th August 1917. He was 23 years old.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th August 1917:
Private Willie Jordan, killed, was a brother of Miss Jordan, of Fivemiletown
Private Jordan is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery. It was first used from August to November 1917 and was named after a nearby farm.
The CWGC records Private Jordan as the son of Margaret Jordan, of Corlacky, Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Corlacky, Fivemiletown Fivemiletown Mother lived in Corlacky, Fivemiletown 54.349353 -7.319741
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1 1901 Census lists Jordan family Lists William as age 5 living with the family at house 7 in Coreacky, Corrylongford, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Jordan family Lists William as age 17 living with the family at house 2 in Derrintony, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 Find A Grave Poor quality photo of Private William Jordan's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Jordan's gravestone can be purchased here
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