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17505   Private William Fleming
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Fleming was the son of Margaret Fleming. James was born about 1894 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. William Fleming enlisted in Fivemiletown. He was living in Clogher at the time. Private William Fleming was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old. Williamís brother James also died in the war. Private James Fleming was killed in action in France 20 months earlier on Wednesday 16th September 1914.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-D-24
CWGC Casualty 526698
Summary      
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).
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Timpany L.O.L. 889 Memorial Tablet - WWI Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
3 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 27
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Fleming family Possibly lists William as age 7 living with the family at house 56 in Main Street, Augher, Tyrone
2 1911 census lists Fleming family Possibly lists William as age 16 living with the family at house 5 in Knocknacarney, Aghintain, Tyrone
3 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private William Fleming's gravestone
4 Corporal James Alfred Fleming Brother of Private William Fleming
5 Flickr photos Photo of Private William Fleming's gravestone
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - 17508
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Fleming's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021