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10/03/2017
26/02/2017 The CWGC record Corporal W B Stockdale as the son of William and Martha Stockdale of Clogher, County Tyrone.
26/02/2017 Corporal W B Stockdale is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
26/02/2017 William Barrington Stockdale, died of gunshot wounds in France on 6th August, was a son of Mr William Stockdale, auctioneer, Clogher. He was a corporal in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and had been awarded a parchment certificate of honour for gallantry and devotion to duty. He had been wounded at the Dardanelles last year.
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26/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 14th August 1917:
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19/01/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd March 1917: Certificates for Gallantry
19/01/2017 Corporal W S Stockdale, Royal Muster Fusiliers, son of Mr William Stockdale, auctioneer, Clogher, has received from Major General W B Hickie, C.B., a parchment certificate in recognition of his gallantry and devotion to duty in the field.
19/01/2017 Corporal Stockdale was three times wounded in France, the latter wound being from a gunshot in the right thigh, which proved fatal.
30/12/2015 William Stockdale, was in business in Newel's drapery establishment in Lurgan, and also in a Belfast house, prior to emigrating.
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30/12/2015 Family: William Stockdale, Martha J Stockdale, William Barrington Stockdale (born about 1888), C Haydn Stockdale (born about 1892), A Percy Stockdale (born about 1895).
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1911, William is no longer living with the family in Clogher. His father had become an auctioneer.
30/12/2015 William Barrington Stockdale enlisted in Liverpool.
30/12/2015 William B Stockdale served with the Lancers of the Line (Formerly 4711)
30/12/2015 Corporal William Barry Stockdale (5913) was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when died of wounds in a clearing station in France on 5th August 1917, aged 29.
30/12/2015 Corporal William Barry Stockdale was awarded a Certificate of Honour, signed by Major General W B Hickie, commanding the 16th Irish Division
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records W Barrington as 13 years old and still at school. His father was a law clerk. The family lived in Clogher.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated Thursday 16 August 1917:
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30/12/2015 Mr William Stockdale, auctioneer, Clogher, has received intimation of the death of his son, Corporal William Barry Stockdale, of the Muster Fusiliers , from wounds in a clearing station in France on 6th August (incorrect). The deceased, who had a gallant record in the Army, returned from New York to Halifax and joined the 5th Lancers shortly after the outbreak of war. He served through the Dardanelles, where he was once wounded, and subsequently three times wounded in France, the latter wound being from a gunshot in the right thigh, which proved fatal. He held a certificate for gallantry signed by Major General W B Hickie, commanding the 16th Irish Division as follows:-
30/12/2015 William Barrington Stockdale was the son of William and Martha J Stockdale. He was born about 1888 in Clogher, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 The deceased was in business in Newel's drapery establishment in Lurgan, and also in a Belfast house, prior to emigrating.
30/12/2015 Corporal Stockdale served through the Dardanelles, where he was wounded.
30/12/2015 William had emigrated to America but returned from New York to Halifax and joined the 5th Lancers shortly after the outbreak of war.
30/12/2015 'I have heard with much pleasure the reports of your regimental commander and brigade commander regarding your gallant conduct and constant devotion to duty in the field during 1916, and have ordered your name and deed to be entered in the records of the Irish Division.'
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