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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 05/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 31/01/1916 (Killed in Action)
William Ellis was born in Castledawson. He enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman William Ellis was serving with the 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 31st January 1916. Rifleman William Ellis is buried in Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery
  Colincamps, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-3
CWGC Casualty 311819
Colincamps is a village about 16 kilometres north of Albert. Sucrerie Military Cemetery is about 3 kilometres south-east of the village on the north side of the road from Mailly-Maillet to Puisieux. The cemetery is on the left; along a 400 metres dirt track.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 3 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 28
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1 Castledawson War Dead Details of Rifleman William Ellis
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023