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30/12/2015 Private William John Whitley has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
30/12/2015 Private William Whitley, Royal Irish Fusiliers, is reported as missing since October last. He is one of the soldier sons of Mr James Whitley, Moy, County Tyrone, and has been on active service from the beginning of the war, having been a member of the Special Reserve.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 9th December 1916:
30/12/2015 Private William Whitley, Irish Fusiliers, is reported as missing since October last. He is one of the soldier sons of Mr James Whitley, Moy.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 7 December 1916:
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 William John Whitley enlisted in Armagh, having been a member of the Special Reserve.
30/12/2015 However, The 1910 Ulster Towns directory lists a John Whitley as having refreshment rooms in Moy Square.
30/12/2015 By 1911, William is no longer living with the family in Charlemont Street. William's mother has died. His father runs the establishment with his daughter, Elizabeth Jane Whitley.
30/12/2015 The 1910 Ulster Towns directory lists James Whitley as having 'refreshment rooms' in Charlemont Street, Moy.
30/12/2015 Family : James Whitley, Alice Whitley, William John Whitley (born about 1890), Elizabeth Jane Whitley (born about 1892), James Whitley (born about 1894), Robert Whitley (born about 1896).
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records William J as 11 years old. He is living with the family in house 23 in Charlemont Street in Moy, Tyrone. His father and mother run a boarding house. Williams place of birth is given as Co Northumbold.
30/12/2015 William John Whitley was the eldest son of James and Alice Whitley. William was born about 1890 in Moy, County Tyrone.
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