1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
11/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Brien was born in Kilclooney, County Galway. William enlisted in Ballinasloe. He was residing in Caledon, County Tyrone when enlisting. Private William Brien arrived in France on 19th December 1914. 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 Wednesday 11th April 1917.
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.