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17505   Private William Fleming
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Fleming was the son of Margaret Fleming. James was born about 1894 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. William Fleming enlisted in Fivemiletown. He was living in Clogher at the time. Private William Fleming was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old. Williamís brother James also died in the war. Private James Fleming was killed in action in France 20 months earlier on Wednesday 16th September 1914.
Further Information
William Fleming was the son of Margaret Fleming. James was born about 1894 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone.
Clogher Main Street
William Fleming enlisted in Fivemiletown. He was living in Clogher at the time.
Medal card
Private William Fleming was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was 22 years old.
Private Fleming is buried in Connaught Cemetery.
William's brother James also died in the war. Private James Fleming was killed in action in France 20 months earlier on Wednesday 16th September 1914.
The CWGC record Private Fleming as the son of Mrs Margret Fleming, of Tulnavert, Clogher, Co. Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Tulnavert Clogher CWGC lists mother living in Tulnavert 54.408691 -7.20412
References and Links
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1 Corporal James Alfred Fleming Brother of Private William Fleming
2 Flickr photos Photo of Private William Fleming's gravestone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here - 17508
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