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2586   Private Charles Crilly
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/07/1891
Died: 08/09/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 26
Charles Crilly was the eldest son of John and Annie Crilly. Charles Crilly was born on 23rd July 1891 in Draperstown. Like his father, Charles was a fowl dealer. Private Charles Crilly received one of 'Hickie's Medals' for his courageous work on 27th May 1916. Private Charles Crilly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he died of wounds on Saturday 8th September 1917. Private Charles Crilly was buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux. Bucquoy Road Cemetery is situated nine kilometres south of Arras. The 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations were based in the area.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bucquoy Road Cemetery
  Ficheux, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-5
CWGC Casualty 178339
Bucquoy Road Cemetery is situated on the D919 heading south from Arras to Ayette. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 9 kilometres from Arras, just before a crossroads with the D36 between Ficheux and Boisleux-au-Mont.
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1 1901 Census lists 'Crelly' family 1901 census lists Charles as age 8 living with the family at house 67 in Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Crilly family 1911 census lists Charles as age 18 living with the family at house 58 in Draperstown, Londonderry
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Charles Crilly
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private Bernard Crilly Brother of Private Charles Crilly
6 Private Francis Donnelly Private Francis Donnelly's will benefactor was his sister, Brigid Crilly
7 Royal Irish Regiment - 2nd Battalion Details of Private Charles Conway
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Charles Conway's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023