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24876   Lance Corporal William Brien
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William Brien was born in Kilclooney, County Galway. William enlisted in Ballinasloe. William was residing in Caledon, Co. Tyrone when enlisting. Lance Corporal William Brien was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 11th April 1917. He was 28 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Browns Copse Cemetery
  Roeux, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-29
CWGC Casualty 567418
Roeux is a village about 8 kilometres east of Arras. Brown's Copse Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of Roeux on the eastern outskirts of the neighbouring village of Fampoux. It is signposted from Fampoux village.
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1 Ballinasloe men who died in WWI Details of William Brien
2 Find A Grave Photo of William Brien's gravestone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists William Brien,
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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