Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
24876   Lance Corporal William Brien
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 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.
Read more on Lance Corporal William Brien
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.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Ballinasloe men who died in WWI Details of William Brien
2 Photo of William Brien's gravestone
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists William Brien,
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Brien's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023