9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William James Stratton was the son of William John and Jane Stratton. They were married about 1878. William was born about 1893 in Derrycurry, Co. Armagh. The 1911 census records William as 18 years old. Like his father he was a labourer. William James was living with the family at house 5 in Derrylee, Killyman, Armagh. William James Stratton was living in Glasslough, Co. Monaghan. He enlisted in Monaghan town. Private William James Stratton (16132) was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916, age 23. The CWGC records William as the son of W. John and Jane Stratton, of Derrygally Cottage, Moy, Co. Tyrone.