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5913   Corporal William Barry Stockdale
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/03/1888
Died: 05/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
William Barrington Stockdale was the son of William and Martha Stockdale. He was born on. 31st March 1888. He was the oldest of at least four children, all born in the Clogher area. His father was a law clerk and a n auctioneer. William emigrated to America but returned from New York to enlist in Liverpool. Private Stockdale initially served with the Lancers (Service No 4711). He was wounded at the Dardanelles, and then three times in France. Corporal William Barry Stockdale was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when died of wounds in a clearing station in France on 5th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XVII-B-14A
CWGC Casualty 149645
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - North West Face - Panel 1a Clogher
2 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Stockdale family Lists William Barrington as age 13 living with the family at house 15 in Clogher, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Clogher Stockdale, William, auctioneer
3 1911 Census lists Stockdale family Does not list William Barrington as living with the family at house 9 in Clogher, Tyrone
4 Facebook - Irish Regiments of WWI Photo of Corporal W B Stockdale's headstone
5 Photo of Corporal W B Stockdale's headstone
6 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on William B Stockdale including grave photo
7 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal W B Stockdale's headstone can be purchased here
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