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19134   Private William Caldwell
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/12/1878
Died: 20/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 38
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, 2
Grave Ref: Grave I-K-11
CWGC Casualty 94531
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.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 36
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1 1901 Census lists Cardwell family 1901 census lists William as age 22 living with the family at house 30 in Sarvagh, Garvagh, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Cardwell family 1911 census lists William as age 29 living with the family at house 72 in Main Street, Garvagh, Londonderry
3 BBC Remembrance Wall Details of Private William Caldwell including small photo
4 Photo of Private William Caldwell's grave
5 Forum discussion Brief details of Private William Caldwell including photo
6 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private William Caldwell including parentage
7 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Caldwell can be purchased here
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Caldwell's grave can be purchased here
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