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6730   Company Sergeant Major William George Motum
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 10/03/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
Summary      
William George Motum was born in London about 1884. William Motum met his wife Hannah in Dublin. William Motum served in India and returned to Aden possibly in the early part of 1914. When war broke out, the Battalion was shipped to France. Aden was not an accompanied tour so on return from India the family returned to their home in Aughnacloy. Company Sergeant Major Motum was serving with E Company of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when was killed in action on 10th March 1915. He was 31 years old. The CWGC record Company Sergeant Major Motum as the husband of Hannah Motum, of Caledon Road., Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
Further Information
William George Motum was born in London about 1884.
William Motum met his wife Hannah in Dublin. They had four children, three of whom were born in India.
William Motum served in India and returned to Aden possibly in the early part of 1914.
William Motum enlisted in London
Medal card
When war broke out, the Battalion was shipped to France. Aden was not an accompanied tour so on return from India the family returned to their home in Aughnacloy.
Company Sergeant Major Motum was serving with 'E' Company of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when was killed in action on 10th March 1915. He was 31 years old.
Last Will and Testament of William George Motum:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and affects to my wife and children, Mrs Motum, Mullinahorn, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone, Ireland. 3rd November 1914.
The CWGC record Company Sergeant Major Motum as the husband of Hannah Motum, of Caledon Road., Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone.
Company Sergeant Major William Motum has no known grave and is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial near Bethune in France.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Caledon Road Aughnacloy CWGC lists wife in Aughnacloy 54.411563 -6.972034
References and Links
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1 Find A Grave Unfortunately, unreadable image of panels from Le Touret
2 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William George Motum
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Wartime Memories Project A relative (Allan Wiggam), details information on William Motum
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