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475368   Lance Corporal William MacLurg
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Eastern Ontario Regiment, Canadian Light Infantry (Princess Patricia) (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/09/1897
Died: 15/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
William MacLurg was the son of Rev Alexander MacLurg and Nannie Nicol MacLurg. William was born in Ardstraw, County Tyrone on 12th September 1897. He was a boarder at the Royal School Dungannon when he studied in 1910 and 1911. The family moved to Toronto in Canada in 1913. William enlisted in Toronto on 29th September 1915. He was working as a clerk. Lance Corporal William MacLurg was serving with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry when he was killed in action the second battle of the Somme on 15th September 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 1571394
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 39
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists MacLurg family Lists William as age 3 living with the family at house 24 in Milltown, Churchlands, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists MacLurg family Does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Milltown, Churchlands, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists William MacLurg Lists William as age 13 living at house 15.1 in Northland Row, Dungannon, Tyrone)
4 1913 - A Presbyterian Diary 07/07 - Rev Alex MacLurg received the call from Cowan Avenue Presbyterian Church, Toronto
5 Canadian Great War Project Details of Lance Corporal William MacLurg
6 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Lance Corporal William MacLurg
7 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Lance Corporal William MacLurg's death
8 MacLurg family traces ancestors Includes photos and information
9 William MacLurg Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (28 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023