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1468990   Gunner William James McGall
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 13/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 26 Bty., 9 H.A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/04/1914
Died: 16/08/1941 (Unknown)
Age: 27
William James McGall was the son of James and Margaret McGall. His father was a labourer, his mother a seamstress. William was born on 29th April 1914. He was one of at least nine children, all born in Bellaghy. Gunner William James McGall was serving with 26 Battery, part of the 9th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (H.A.A.) of the Royal Artillery when he died on 16th August 1941 in Alexandria in Egypt. During the Second World War, Alexandria was again an important hospital centre.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Alexandria Hadra War Mem Cemetery
  Hadra, Alexandria
Grave Ref: Grave 2-C-2
CWGC Casualty 2110898
Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria and is south of the main carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, near the University of Alexandria. The Cemetery is on the road Sharia Manara. The junction of this road and Al Horaya is diagonally opposite the University of Alexandria.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson Memorial - World War 2 Panel Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW2 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWII 114
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists McGall family Lists family at house 27 in Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 census lists McGall family Lists family at house 8 in Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Gunner William James McGall
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner William James McGall's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023