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808209   Private William McCollum
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/09/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 50th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/01/1884
Died: 19/02/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
William McCollum was the son of James and Martha McCollum. William was born on the 9th January 1884 in Clogher. The 1901 census shows Willie as 19 years old. He was a grocery assistant. The family was living at Clogher Tenements, Clogher. It is believed William emigrated to Canada in 1909. By 1916, William was living in Victoria B.C. He was working as a timekeeper. William McCollum enlisted on 18th January 1916 at Calgary. He gives his next of kin as his mother, Martha. He was not married. Private William McCollum was serving with the 50th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) when he died in France on 19th February 1918, age 36.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sucrerie Cemetery
  Ablain-St Nazaire, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-D-10
CWGC Casualty 561508
Ablain-St. Nazaire is a village approximately 13 kilometres north of Arras. Take the D937 (Bethune Road) to the village of Souchez. Make a left turn along the D57. The cemetery lies 1 kilometre on the left side of this road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - East Face - Panel 2a Clogher
2 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McCollum family Lists William as age 19 living with the family at house 13 in Clogher Tenements, Clogher
2 1911 Census lists McCollum family Does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Clogher Tenements, Clogher
3 Photo of Private William McCollum's grave
4 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private William McCollum
5 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of William McCollum
6 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Lance Private William McCollum's death
7 William McCollum Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob and images
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