Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
16107   Private James Wisener
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
James Wisener was the son of William John and Matilda Wisener. James was born about 1879 in Tobermore. Like his father, James was a nailor. Private James Wisener was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shellfire on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2
  Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave VI-B-5
CWGC Casualty 590459
Gommecourt is a village 19 kilometres south-west of Arras. The Cemetery lies just off the road (D6) between Gommecourt and Puisieux. A CWGC signpost indicating the directions to the site is situated at the junction 2 kilometres along this road. Access can also be made from the village of Hebuterne where a CWGC signpost indicates the way from the main square.
Local Memorial Details

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

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 59
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Wisner' family 1901 census lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 22 in Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Wisnor' family 1911 census does not list James as living with his father at house 37 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James Wisener can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Wisener's grave can be purchased here
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