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15602   Private William George Herdman
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/03/1898
Died: 23/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 19
William George Herdman was the eldest child of John and Mary Herdman. William Herdman was born in Killyboggin, Magherafelt, on 26th March 1898. Killyboggin lies south east of Desertmartin. John Herdman was a National School teacher in Killyboggin. William enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal. Private William Herdman was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on 23rd March 1918. He was just three days away from his 20th birthday.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Souplet British Cemetery
  Le Cateau, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-G-5
CWGC Casualty 320747
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 Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
2 Magherafelt Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Magherafelt
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Herdman family 1901 census lists William George as age 3 living with the family at house 2 in Killyboggan, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Herdman family 1911 census lists William George as age 13 living with the family at house 11 in Killyboggin, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William G Herdman's grave can be purchased here
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