Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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07/03/2021 The 1901 census possibly lists William as age 7, living with the family at house 56 in Main Street, Augher, County Tyrone. His mother was a general servant.
07/03/2021 William was born about 1894 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
07/03/2021 Private William Fleming is listed on page 27 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.
07/03/2021 The 1911 census possibly lists William as age 16, living with the family at house 5 in Knocknacarney, Aghintain, County Tyrone. Knocknacarney lies west of Clogher. Willie was a farm servant.
07/03/2021 William was a member of Timpany L.O.L. No. 889.
07/03/2021 Private William arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 5th October 1915.
07/03/2021 Private Fleming is buried in Connaught Cemetery at Thiepval. His inscription reads: ASLEEP IN JESUS BLESSED SLEEP FROM WHICH NONE EVER WAKE TO WEEP
07/03/2021 Private William Fleming is commemorated locally on both Clogher War Memorial and on Fivemiletown War Memorial. Private William Fleming is also commemorated on Timpany L.O.L. No. 889 Roll of Honour.
07/03/2021 The CWGC record Private Fleming as the son of Mrs Margret Fleming of Tulnavert, Clogher, County Tyrone.
07/03/2021 William Fleming was the son of Margaret Fleming.
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30/12/2015 William's brother James also died in the war. Private James Fleming was killed in action in France 20 months earlier on Wednesday 16th September 1914.
30/12/2015 Private William Fleming was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old.
30/12/2015 William Fleming enlisted in Fivemiletown. He was living in Clogher at the time.
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