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DM2/135594   Private William Joseph Vance
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 699th M.T. Coy, Army Service Corp (British Army)
Died: 20/06/1917 (Died)
Age: 20
William Joseph Vance was the eldest son of Richard Thomas Vance and Jane ‘Jennie’ Vance. William was born about 1897 in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. His father worked as a law clerk. Private William Joseph Vance was serving with the 699th Mechanised Transport Company in the Army Service Corps when he died on Wednesday 20th June 1917. He was 20 years old. 699 Company served in East Africa from 17 April 1916 until 1918. It was part of 29 Motor Ambulance Column PRO WO 95 The CWGC record Private Vance as the son of Richard and Jennie Vance, of Dungannon Rd., Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. He was born at Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dar es Salaam War Cemetery
  Dar es Salaam 
Grave Ref: Grave 3-C-3
CWGC Casualty 899247
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery is located on the right (eastern/coastal) side of Bagamoyo Road, which heads north-west along the coast from the centre of Dar-Es-Salaam and is clearly marked. It is about 5 kilometres from the city centre, and a roadside direction sign indicates the turn off for Bagamoyo Road into the lane leading to the cemetery.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Vance family Lists William as age 4 living with the family at house 42 in Main Street, Bailieboro, Cavan
2 1911 Census lists Vance family Lists William Joseph as age 14 living with the family at house 37 in Bailieborough Town, Cavan
3 Long, Long Trail Details of the Army Service Corps
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Vance's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023