Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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04/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 25th August 1917:
04/03/2017 Private William Workman, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Inchaleen, Garvagh, killed in action.
02/09/2016 The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-1918’ lists William Workman on pages 54 and 55.
20/04/2016 Private William Workman was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Passchendaele on Friday 10th August 1917.
20/04/2016 William Joseph Workman was born on 12th April 1897 in Ballygawley, Aghadowey.
20/04/2016 Family : William Workman, Grace Workman, Annie Mary Workman (born 9th December 1895), William Joseph Workman (born 12th April 1897), George James Workman (born 12th October 1899).
20/04/2016 The 1901 census lists William J as age 4 living with the family at house 19 in Ballygawley, Aghadowey, County Londonderry. His father was a railway porter.
20/04/2016 His mother, Grace Workman, died on 29th January 1902 in the district of Coleraine, aged 41, leaving a very young family. William was just three years old.
20/04/2016 His father remarried. William Workman married Margaret Ann McKay on 27th May 1902 in the district of Coleraine.
20/04/2016 Second family: William Workman, Margaret Ann Workman, Alex McKay Workman (born 21st August 1905).
20/04/2016 William Workman was the eldest son of William and Grace Workman. William Workman married Grace McLaughlin on the 30th December 1895 in the district of Coleraine.
20/04/2016 William Workman enlisted in Kilrea.
20/04/2016 Private Workman is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
20/04/2016 Private William Workman is commemorated on Aghadowey War Memorial, on Garvagh War Memorial, and also on Cullycapple School Roll of Honour.
20/04/2016 The 1911 census lists William Joseph as age 13 living with the family at house 13 in Inshaleen, Garvagh. William was still at school. His father was a farmer.
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