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15841   Private William J Mawhinnie
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Dated added: 21/09/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
William J Mawhinnie was the son of William John and Eliza McWhinney. William was born about 1887 in Ballynafie, a townland just south east of Portglenone on the Antrim side of the river. William Mawhinnie enlisted in Scotland. Private William Mawhinnie was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 29th September 1915. Newspaper reports confirm that his wife and family resided in Scotland
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 19 and 33
CWGC Casualty 906412
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1901 Census lists 'McWhinney' family 1901 census lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 27 in Ballynafil, Ahoghill, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Mawhinney family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 11 in Ballynafie, Ahoghill, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Private William John Mawhinney including photo
4 Ballymena Weekly War 1915 Details of Private William John Mawhinney including photo
5 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William J Mawhinnie can be purchased here
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