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05/09/2017
16/04/2017 The CWGC record Private W McCollum as the son of James and Martha McCollum of Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland.
16/04/2017 Private W McCollum is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Albain St. Nazaire, France.
16/04/2017 The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private McCollum was killed in action on 19th February 1918. His unit were in trenches south west of Lens at the time.
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30/12/2015 William McCollum was the son of James and Martha McCollum. William was born on the 9th January 1884 in Clogher
30/12/2015 The 1901 census shows Willie as 19 years old. He was a grocery assistant. The family was living at Clogher Tenements, Clogher.
30/12/2015 It is believed William emigrated to Canada in 1909.
30/12/2015 By 1916, William was living in Victoria B.C. He was working as a timekeeper.
30/12/2015 William McCollum enlisted on 18th January 1916 at Calgary. He gives his next of kin as his mother, Martha. He was not married.
30/12/2015 Private William McCollum was serving with the 50th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) when he was killed in action in France on 19th February 1918, age 36.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 14 March 1918
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 21 March 1918: Clogher Soldier Killed in Action
30/12/2015 On Sunday morning last Mrs McCollum, Clogher, received official intimation from the War Office that her son Private William McCollum, 50th Battalion, Canadians, had been killed in action on 19th February. The deceased was 36 years of age, served his apprenticeship in Mr James Morrow's grocery store in Clogher and afterwards emigrated to Canada where he enlisted in January 1916. He was wounded in the latter part of last year and was home on leave in January last. He was a general favourite and much sympathy is felt for his mother and brother, who is Assistant Station Master at Clogher.
30/12/2015 William served his apprenticeship in Mr James Morrow's grocery store in Clogher
30/12/2015 Private McCollum was wounded in the latter part of 1917 and was home in Tyrone on leave in January 1918.
30/12/2015 William McCollum's brother was the Assistant Station Master at Clogher.
30/12/2015 Official intimation has been received by Mrs McCollum, Clogher, that her son Private William McCollum, of the Canadians, ad been killed in action on 19th February.
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