Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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28/12/2021 Private William Joseph Vance is buried in Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania. His inscription reads: TRUER FAME CAN NO MAN WIN THAN IN A LIFE LAID NOBLY DOWN
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30/12/2015 William Vance enlisted in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Vance as the son of Richard and Jennie Vance of Dungannon Road, Aughnacloy, County. Tyrone, Ireland. He was born at Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland.
30/12/2015 The ASC Mechanical Transport Depot Companies filled a variety of administrative, recruitment, induction, training and re-supply roles. The Base Depots were based in the United Kingdom or at the port of entry to a theatre of war. Advanced Depots were located further up the lines of communication.
30/12/2015 699 Company served in East Africa from 17 April 1916 until 1918. It was part of 29 Motor Ambulance Column PRO WO 95.
30/12/2015 Private William Joseph Vance was serving with the 699th Mechanised Transport Company in the Army Service Corps when he died on Wednesday 20th June 1917. He was 20 years old.
30/12/2015 Family: Richard Thomas Vance, Jane 'Jennie' Vance, William Joseph Vance (born about 1897) Anne Jane Vance (born about 1898), Richard Thomas Vance (born about 1900), Emily Margaret Vance (born about 1902), James Kerry Vance (born about 1905), Edwin John Vance (born about 1907).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census lists William Joseph as age 14 living with the family at house 37 in Bailieborough Town, Cavan. William was still at school. His father worked as a law clerk.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists William as age 4 living with the family at house 42 in Main Street, Bailieborough, County Cavan. His father was a 'Land Agent Rest'.
30/12/2015 William Joseph Vance was the eldest son of Richard Thomas Vance and Jane 'Jennie' Vance. William was born about 1897 in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.
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