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6977238   Lance Sergeant William Wylie
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/01/1944 (Unknown)
Age: 29
Summary      
William Wylie was the son of David and Sophia Wylie. He was born about 1915. The family lived in Derrygorry, County Monaghan. David Wylie was a labourer. Lance Sergeant William Wylie was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died in Italy on 27th January 1944, aged 29.
Further Information
William Wylie was the son of David and Sophia Wylie. They were married about 1905, probably in County Monaghan.
The 1911 census lists his parents at house 4 in Derrygorry, Monaghan. David Wylie was a labourer.
William Wylie was born about 1915, probably in County Monaghan as there is no obvious GRONI record.
Known family: David Wylie, Sophia Wylie, Thomas Wylie (born about 1907), Sarah Wylie (born about 1909), David Wylie (born about 1910), William Wylie (born about 1915).
Lance Sergeant William Wylie was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 27th January 1944, aged 29.
Lance Sergeant William Wylie was originally buried at Map Reference 12GR/DRG/2022 on 27th January 1944. It seems other men who died at Garigliano on 19th January were also buried there.
Lance Sergeant William Wylie was reinterred in Minturno War Cemetery near Naples in Italy on 20th January 1945. His inscription reads: ‘FOR EVER WITH THE LORD’ IN MEMORY OF OUR LOVED ONE. FROM THE WYLIE FAMILY
Lance Sergeant William Wylie is NOT listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle. The Battle of Garigliano took place a week earlier on 17-18 January.
The CWGC record Lance Sergeant William Wylie as the son of David and Sophia Wylie of Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Aughnacloy Aughnacloy CWGC lists parents in Aughnacloy 54.414385 -6.974959
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Wylie family Lists parents at house 4 in Derrygorry, Monaghan
2 2nd Batt R Inn Fus 1943-1944 Brief details of Battle of the Garigliano
3 Battle of the Garigliano Details of battle on 17-18 January 1944 including 2 R Inn Fus
4 Garigliano Memorial L/Sergeant William Wylie not listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle
5 Lemon bridge Details of Lemon bridge
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Sergeant William Wylie's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021