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21664   Private William Cross
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Canterbury Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/02/1871
Died: 01/03/1917 (Died by accident)
Age: 46
William Cross was the son of Margaret Cross. He was born on 14 February 1871. By the 1901 census his mother was a widow. The family had a farm in Bovean, Drumaspil, Tyrone.He emigrated to New Zealand, where his war records report he worked as a railway labourer. William Cross enlisted on 1st June 1916. He was 45 years old. Lance Corporal William Cross embarked from Wellington, New Zealand (Unit 16th Embarkation) on 21 August 1916 destined for Plymouth. He took scabies and then suffered burns and was eventually returned to Dungannon William died on 1 March 1917 back home at the Union Hospital, Dungannon.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Killyman Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Killyman, Dungannon, 6
Grave Ref: 384 (South West of Church).
CWGC Casualty 661743
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cross family Lists William as age 33, a farmer's son, at house 9 in Bovean, Drumaspil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Cross family Does not list William at house 10 in Bovean, Drumaspil, Tyrone
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private William Cross
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of William Cross
5 NOK Address in Ireland E Cross, Brother, Borlin Moy County Tyrone Ireland
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Cross' gravestone can be purchased here
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