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9995   Sergeant William Arthur Roulston D.C.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st-5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) (British Army)
Died: 09/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 35
William Arthur Roulston was the Son of Hugh Thompson and Margaret Roulston. He was born about 1881. His father was a Wesleyan Minister. Sergeant William Arthur Roulston, D.C.M. was serving with the 1st/5th Battalion of the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) when he was killed in action at Caterpillar Valley on 9th October 1916. He was aged 35. The CWGC records William as the son of Hugh Thompson Roulston, a Wesleyan Minister, and Mrs Margaret Roulston, of Dungannon, County Tyrone.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery
  Longueval, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave XXVII-G-2
CWGC Casualty 553863
Longueval is 13 kilometres east of Albert. Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which rises eastwards, past Caterpillar Wood, to the high ground at Guillemont.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Roulston family Does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Castle Hill, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Roulston family Does not list William as living with the family at house 39 in Scotch Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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