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30/12/2015 William was a farm labourer before joining the colours.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal Droogan, 7th Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is a son of Mr Francis Droogan, Lisdourt, Ballygawley, volunteered in July last and is now serving with the Irish Brigade in France. He was a farm labourer before joining the colours.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 23rd March 1916:
30/12/2015 The CWGC records William as the son of Francis and Catherine Droogan, of Lisdoort, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Lance Corporal William John Droogan was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 3 October 1918. He was 23 years old.
30/12/2015 William Droogan enlisted in Omagh in July 1915.
30/12/2015 Family: Francis Droogan, Catherine Droogan, Catherine Droogan 8 (born about 1893), William Droogan 6 (born about 1895), Francis Droogan 5 (born about 1896), Mary Anne Droogan 3 (born about 1898), Thomas Droogan 1 (born about 1900), Maggie E Droogan 8 (born about 1903), Agnes Droogan 6 (born about 1905), Patrick L Droogan 4 (born about 1907).
30/12/2015 The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family. His father still worked on the railways. The family now lived in Drumcorke, Favor Royal, Tyrone.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records William as 6 years old. His father was a 'Miles Man' and worked as a railway labourer. The family lived in Grange, Ballygawley, Tyrone.
30/12/2015 William John Droogan was the eldest son of Francis and Catherine Droogan. He was born about 1895 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone.
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