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27374   Private William Jordan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/07/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/06/1894
Died: 10/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
William Jordan was the son of Thomas and Margaret Jordan. William was born in Corrylongford, on 1st June 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 neat Ypres on Friday 10th August 1917. He was 23 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-A-10
CWGC Casualty 452577
New Irish Farm Cemetery is located to the north-east of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and follow along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout. Turn right and at the next roundabout turn left into M.Haiglaan. Follow along this road to the traffic lights and at the lights turn right in the direction of Kortrijk (A19). Follow along the expressway to the next set of lights. At these lights turn left into Pilkemseweg, then take the first right into Zwaanhofweg, a small country road. Follow this road to the crossroads and the cemetery is on your right.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 46
References and Links
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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 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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