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15292   Private William James Anderson
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 12/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William James Anderson was born into a farming family in Ballinahone, Knockloughrim about 1890. He was a member of Ballinacross Purple Guards L.O.L. 1713. He married Sarah Jane Charters on 2nd August 1908. They lived at Clooney, Tobermore where William worked as a labourer. He and Sarah had six children. Private William James Anderson was serving with D Company of the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 August 1917, almost a year after the birth of his youngest daughter Eileen. He was 28 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 22
CWGC Casualty 925435
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
3 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 10
2 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 12
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Sarah Charters Possible 1901 census lists Sarah Charters as age 9 living at house 12 in Mullaghboy, Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1901 Census lists William Anderson Possible 1901 census lists William as age 11 living at house 9 in Ballynacross, Gulladuff, Londonderry
3 1911 Census Anderson family 1911 census lists William as age 24 living with his family at house 12 in Clooney, Tobermore, Londonderry
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private William James Anderson including photo
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private William James Anderson
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William James Anderson can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023