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18140   Private William John Telford
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/11/1887
Died: 08/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William John Telford was the son of Richard and Annie Telford. He was born about 1887 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records William as age 14 living with the family at house 11 in Brooke Street, Dungannon, Tyrone. William had left school and was working as a linen lapper. Private William John Telford was serving with the 1st Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment when he was killed in action in France on the 8th May 1915. He was 28 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 36 & 55
CWGC Casualty 1626039
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Royal Irish Constabulary
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Telford family Lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 11 in Broole Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists a Richard Telford Possible listing of William's father, a bank porter, living at house 40 in Scotch Street. Dungannon, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021