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7011661   Fusilier William Pickering
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Dated added: 04/09/2016   Last updated: 13/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/05/1940 (Unknown)
Age: 38
William Pickering was born about 1902. Fusilier William Pickering was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he died on 27th May 1940. He was 38 years old. The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bus House Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave B-2
CWGC Casualty 2775486
Bus House Cemetery is located 4 km south of Ieper town centre, on the Sint-Elooisweg, a road leading from the Rijselseweg (The road to Armentieres N365). From Ieper town centre the Rijselstraat 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. 4 km along the Rijselseweg, the road forks and branching immediately from the right hand fork is the Sint-Elooisweg (In effect two immediate right hand turnings). The cemetery lies 500 metres along the Sint-Elooisweg on the left hand side of the road towards Voormezele.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW2 Tobermore
References and Links
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1 Aboyne War Memorial Photo of memorial
2 Photo of Fusilier William Pickering's grave
3 Facebook - Tobermore War Memorial Reference to Fusilier William Pickering
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier William Pickering's grave can be purchased here
5 War Memorial - Aboyne Fusilier William Pickering listed on memorial
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