10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
20/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Caldwell was the eldest son of James and Eliza Caldwell. He was born in Garvagh on 15th December 1878. He was one of six surviving children. The family lived in the Garvagh area. William was a postman. William enlisted in Kilrea, possibly in 1914. Private William Caldwell was serving with 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 20th January 1917. He was killed by shellfire.
Berks Cemetery Extension is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.