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18618   Corporal William Milligan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 122nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/03/1897
Died: 07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
William Milligan was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Milligan. He was born on 1st March 1897 in Donaghenry, Stewartstown. He was one of eight children, seven surviving, all born in the Stewartstown area. By 1911 the family were living in Milltown, Dungannon and William had left school and was working as a telegram boy. William Milligan originally enlisted with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Milligan was wounded at the Somme. It seems Private Milligan re-enlisted with the 1st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Corporal William Milligan died on 7th June 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclosure No.3
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XIII-F-6
CWGC Casualty 456848
Voormezeele Enclosure No.3 is located 4 Kms south-west of Ieper town centre on the Ruusschaartstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). Turn right onto the Kemmelseweg and follow this road to the first crossroads, turn left here into Ruusschaartstraat. The Cemetery is located 1 Km after this junction on the left hand side of the road just before Voormezeele Dorp.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Drumglass Boys National School, Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Milligan family Lists William as age 4 living with the family at house 4 in Templereagh, Stewartstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Milligan family Lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 22 in Miltown (South Side), Dungannon, Tyrone
3 Drumglass School Roll of Honour, 1914 William Milligan listed Drumglass Roll of Honour 1914 Boys National School, Dungannon
4 Photo of Private William Milligan's gravestone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Milligan's gravestone can be purchased here
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