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14930   Private William James Stratton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
William James Stratton was born in Killyman, Co Tyrone. William J Stratton enlisted in Belfast. Private William James Stratton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Private William Stratton is buried in Connaught Cemetery in Thiepval.
Further Information
William James Stratton was born in Killyman, Co Tyrone.
William J Stratton enlisted in Belfast.
Medal card
Private William James Stratton was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
Private William Stratton is buried in Connaught Cemetery in Thiepval.
It should be noted that there is another William James Stratton in the Dungannon listing. This WJ Stratton (16132) also died on 1st July 1916. He is listed as hailing from Killyman, County Armagh. This Private Stratton was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers and is commemorated on Thiepval.
A photo of Private W J Stratton’s 1914-15 medal, which still survives today.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Killyman Killyman Born in Killyman 54.489835 -6.700473
References and Links
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1 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private William James Stratton's gravestone
2 Ebay Australia 191-15 Medal auctioned on Ebay Australia, bought by US bidder for £150
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William James Stratton's gravestone can be purchased here
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