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23216   Private William Workman
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/04/1897
Died: 10/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
William Workman was the eldest son of William and Grace Workman. He was born on 12th April 1897 in Ballygawley, Aghadowey. His mother died when William was just three years old. His father remarried. William Workman enlisted in Kilrea. Private William Workman was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Passchendaele on Friday 10th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VII-C-19
CWGC Casualty 453328
The cemetery is located to the north-east of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and follow along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout. Turn right and at the next roundabout turn left into M.Haiglaan. Follow along this road to the traffic lights and at the lights turn right in the direction of Kortrijk (A19). Follow along the expressway to the next set of lights. At these lights turn left into Pilkemseweg, then take the first right into Zwaanhofweg, a small country road. Follow this road to the crossroads and the cemetery is on your right.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 59
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Workman family 1901 census lists William J as age 4 living with the family at house 19 in Ballyganley, Aghadowey, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Workman family 1911 census lists Wm Joseph as age 13 living with the family at house 13 in Inshaleen, Garvagh, Londonderry
3 Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private William Workman including photo
4 Photo of Private William Workman's grave
5 Garvagh and Aghadowey 1914-1918 Brief details of Private William Workman
6 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Workman can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Workman's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023