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44468   Private William Given
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/04/1890
Died: 04/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William Given was the son of James and Esther Given. William Given was born in the district of Magherafelt on 25th April 1890. They were a family of farmers. However, William worked as a chemistís apprentice in Carrickfergus before emigrating to Wellington, New Zealand in 1914. He worked as a pharmaceutical chemist for H J S Rickard, Willis Street, Wellington, prior to enlisting. On 4th October 1917, he was reported as having been wounded in action. William was afterwards confirmed as having been killed in action in France on that day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 
Grave Ref: NZ Apse, Panel 6
CWGC Casualty 847565
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.
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1 1901 Census lists Given family 1901 census lists William as age 10 living with the family at house 42 in Ballymulderg Beg, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Given family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 32 in Ballymulderg Beg ,Ballyronan, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists William Given 1911 census lists William as age 20 boarding at house 8.1 in Castle Street, Carrickfergus, Antrim
4 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private William Given
5 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private William Given including grave photo
6 NOK Address in Ireland Ballymullderry, Magherafelt, County Derry, Ireland
7 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private William Fleming including grave photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023