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17220   Private William McCool
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (British Army)
Died: 28/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William McCool was the son of eldest son of Archibald and Isabella McCool. William McCool was born about 1890 in Glasgow. The family lived in Castledawson, Like his father and brother, William was a labourer. William enlisted in Glasgow. Private William McCool was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 28th April 1917. He was 27 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 8
CWGC Casualty 3077250
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson L.O.L. 97 - Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 69
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCool family 1901 census lists William as age 11 living with the family at house 8 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McCool family 1911 census lists William as age 19 living with the family at house 15 in Tamnadeese, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 1912 Ulster Covenant Signed by William McCool in Castledawson Orange Hall
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private William McCool including photo
5 Facebook - Castledawson Life Photo of Private William McCool
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023