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Private William Gartland

7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 18021

William Gartland grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Gartland of 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge. Williams younger brother Private James Gartland of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers Died of Wounds on the 20/04/1915 (see index). Another brother Edward served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and survived the war

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 27/04/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Phoenix Iron Works

Age

28 / DOB - 10/11/1887

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

William is listed as 6TH BATTALION on the Memorial. William initially joined the Royal Irish Rifles in 1914 however a week later he disappeared. His father received a letter asking about his whereabouts. His surprised father explained that he was in the barracks of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Glenfield. Also remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour with his 2 brothers (see photos). See photos for Williams name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  additional photo

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