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23718   Private William Connor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/05/1879
Died: 09/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
William Connor was the only son (tbc) of Robert and Susan Connor. He was born in 1879 near Cooneen, Fivemiletown. Williamís father, Robert Connor, died in the Lisnaskea area on 21st September 1899, aged 53. The 1901 census lists William as age 19 living with the family at house 4 in Curraghfad, Grogey, County Fermanagh. Both he and his recently widowed mother were farmers. William Connor enlisted in the 1st Inniskillings at Hamilton in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1915 and went to France in February 1916.Private William Connor was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action 9th August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 22
CWGC Casualty 1607525
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 37
2 Fermanagh War Memorial Book 216
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Connor family Lists William as age 19 living with the family at house 4 in Curraghfad, Grogey, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Connor family Does not list William as living with the family at house 5 in Corraghfad, Grogey, Fermanagh
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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