Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
17523   Private William Carson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 25/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William Carson was the eldest son of Robert and Mary Carson. William was born in Derryscallop, County Armagh about 1894. It is only a couple of miles from Moy, County Tyrone. The family lived in Derryscollop. William enlisted in Moy. William and his brother Robert probably enlisted on the same day as they have consecutive enlistment numbers 17523 William Carson and 17524 Robert Carson. Both Private William Carson and his brother Robert Carson were serving the 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when they were killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. William was 22 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1542426
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Carson family Lists William as age 7 living with the family at house 1 in Derryscollip, Tullyroan, Armagh
2 1911 Census lists Carson family Lists William as age 17 living with the family at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, Armagh
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists William Carson from Derryscallop
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private Robert Carson Brother of William. Enlisted the same day and both died on 1st July 1916 at the Somme
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