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16107   Private James Wisener
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
Summary      
James Wisener was the son of William John and Matilda Wisener. James was born about 1879 in Tobermore. Like his father, James was a nailor. Private James Wisener was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shellfire on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Further Information
James Wisener was the son of William John and Matilda Wisener. James was born about 1879 in Tobermore.
The surname is spelt both Wisener and Wisner.
Known family: William John Wisner, Matilda Wisner, Mary Wisner (born 22nd February 1878), James Wisner (born about 1879), Daniel Wisner (born 5th March 1879), Andrew Wisner (born 1st August 1882).
The 1901 census lists James as age 22 living with the family at house 22 in Tobermore, Londonderry. Like his father, James was a nailor.
Jamesís mother, Matilda Wisener, died on 19th November 1909 in the district of Magherafelt, aged 69.
James Wisener enlisted in Donegal.
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Private James Wisener was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shellfire on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916: Tobermore
Private James Wisner, of the 10th Inniskillings, Ulster Division, is unofficially reported as having been killed by shell fire on 1st July.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916: Tobermore (brother of James Wisener)
Private William Wisner, junior, one of four soldier sons of Private Wisner, of the Ulster Division), is reported wounded on 7th June. He was in the Canadian Force.
Private J Wisener is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne. Gommecourt is a village 19 kilometres south-west of Arras.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tobermore town Tobermore Census listing in Tobermore town 54.811174 -6.709720
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Wisner' family 1901 census lists James as age 8 living with the family at house 22 in Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Wisnor' family 1911 census does not list James as living with his father at house 37 in Tobermore Town, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private James Wisener can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Wisener's grave can be purchased here
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