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19/01/2021 Private William Carson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme in France.
19/01/2021 William Carson was the eldest son of Robert and Mary Carson. Robert Carson and Mary Ashe were married on 25th July 1893 in the district of Dungannon.
19/01/2021 Private Carson arrived in France on 5th October 1915.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 12th August 1916:
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records William as 7 years old. His father Robert worked as an agricultural labourer. The family lived at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, County Armagh
30/12/2015 The 1911 census records William as 17 years old. Like his father, William worked as a labourer. The family still lived at house 1 in Derryscollop, Tullyroan, County Armagh
30/12/2015 Known family: Robert Carson, Mary Carson, William Carson (born 8th May 1894), Robert Carson (born about 1896), Sarah Carson (born about 1898), Joseph Carson (born about 1900), Emily Carson (born about 1903), George A Carson (born about 1905), John Al Carson (born about 1908) and Samuel Carson (born about 1911).
30/12/2015 William enlisted in Moy. William and his brother Robert probably enlisted on the same day with him as they have consecutive enlistment numbers 17523 William Carson and 17524 Robert Carson.
30/12/2015 Both Private William Carson and his brother Robert Carson were serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when they were killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. William was 22 years old.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 17 August 1916:
30/12/2015 William Robert was born in Derryscallop, County Armagh 8th May 1894. It is only a couple of miles from Moy, County Tyrone. He was the eldest of at least seven children.
30/12/2015 Private William Carson, Tyrone Volunteers, who has been killed in action, was a son of Robert Carson, Derryscallop.
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30/12/2015 Private William Carson, Tyrone Volunteers, who has been killed in action, is a son of Mr Robert Carson, a farmer residing at Derryscallop, Moy. He belonged to the local battalion of the U.V.F. and volunteered in November last, being then twenty years of age.
30/12/2015 William Carson belonged to the local battalion of the U.V.F.
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