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793   Rifleman William McCurdy
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Dated added: 25/04/2016   Last updated: 07/07/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/03/1896
Died: 03/04/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 22
Summary      
William McCurdy was the son of Alexander and Annie McCurdy. He was born on 23rd March 1896. He was one of at least eight children. They were a farming family from Artnagross, Kilrea. Williamís mother died in 1905. His father remarried. Rifleman William McCurdy was involved in the retreat from the German armies in the Spring Offensive of March 1918 and was taken prisoner and died of wounds on the 3rd April 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Souplet British Cemetery
  Le Cateau, Nord
Grave Ref: Grave II-BB-21
CWGC Casualty 320830
Summary      
St. Souplet is a village about 6 kilometres south of Le Cateau, which is a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. St Souplet British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village after the village of St. Benin.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 78
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCurdy family 1901 census lists William as age 4 living with the family at house 4 in Artnogross, The Vow, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists McCurdy family 1911 census lists William as age 15 living with the family at house 5 in Artnogross, The Vow, Antrim
3 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Brief details of Rifleman William McCurdy
4 Forum Discussion (GWF) Details of Rifleman William McCurdy
5 Friends of the 36th Details of Rifleman William McCurdy including small grave photo
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman William McCurdy
7 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman William McCurdy can be purchased here
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