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49882   Private William Richmond
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
William Richmond was born in Kilrea. Private William Richmond was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers when he died on Monday 21st October 1918, just a couple of weeks before the war ended. The CWGC record that the inscription on the gravestone was signed off by a Mrs M Richmond of 282 Castle Street, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Harlebeke New British Cemetery
  Harlebeke, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave X-B-4
CWGC Casualty 486421
Harlebeke New British Cemetery is located 32 kilometres east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen, Wevelgem, Kortrijk and Zwevegem. Ieper is linked to Kortrijk via the N8 passing through Menen and Wevelgem, joining the A17 1.5 kilometres after Wevelgem, in the direction of Gent. The A17 continues for 4 kilometres then meets the junction with the E17 continuing towards Gent. 12 kilometres along the E17 lies the junction with the N36 towards Harlebeke. The N36 ends at a T junction with the N43. Turning left at this junction towards Kortrijk leads to the left hand turning onto Deerlijksestraat. The cemetery is located 250 metres along the Deerlijksestraat on the left hand side.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Photo of Private William Richmond's grave
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Richmond can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private W Richmond's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2021