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41044   Private William Arthur Lilley
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Dated added: 18/10/2020   Last updated: 19/10/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 110th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/05/1884
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
William Arthur Lilley was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lilley. He was born on 29th May 1884. He was one of at least eight children, all born in the Magherafelt area. By 1901 the family had moved to Belfast. William married in 1910. He was a labourer in an Iron Works. Private William Arthur Lilley was serving with the 110th Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps when he was killed in action 21st March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ham British Cemetery
  Muille-Villette, Somme
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-9
CWGC Casualty 286135
Ham is a small town about 20 kilometres south west of St. Quentin at the crossroad of the D930 St. Quentin-Roye and the D937 Peronne-Chauny. The British Cemetery is in the village of Muille-Villette. From the town centre of Ham take the D932 in the direction of Noyon. The Cemetery is signposted from this road and is situated on the left hand side.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 3 Castledawson
References and Links
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1 1901 census lists Lilley family Lists Willie as age 16 living with the family at house 49 in Castledawson, Londonderry
2 1911 census lists Lilley family Does not list William as living with the family at house 25 in London Street, Ormeau, Down
3 1911 census lists William Lilley Lists William Arthur as age 24 living with his wife at house 7 in Bendigo Street , Ormeau, Down
4 Facebook - 36th Ulster Div Brief details and altered photo
5 Lance-Corporal Samuel Lilley Brother of Private William Lilley
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 RAMC in the Great War Photo of Private William Arthur Lilley plues details
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Arthur Lilley's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023