Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
14930   Private William James Stratton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William James Stratton was born in Killyman, Co Tyrone. William J Stratton enlisted in Belfast. Private William James Stratton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Private William Stratton is buried in Connaught Cemetery in Thiepval.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-31
CWGC Casualty 527018
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private William James Stratton's gravestone
2 Ebay Australia 1914-15 Medal auctioned on Ebay Australia, bought by US bidder for 150
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William James Stratton's gravestone can be purchased here
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