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William Gartland cap badgePrivate William Gartland

7th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 18021

William Gartland grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Gartland of 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge. William's younger brother Private James Gartland of the 2nd Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers Died of Wounds on the 20/04/1915. Another brother Edward served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers and survived the war. From the 1901 Census - Address - 1 Monkey Row, Bothwell - Thomas Gartland aged 38, Mary Ann Gartland aged 34, William Gartland aged 13, Edward Gartland aged 9, Mary J Gartland aged 12, James Gartland aged 6, Sarah Gartland aged 4, Francis Gartland aged 1. William had 2 other brothers Thomas born 1902 and Charles born 1904. William and his brother James' Pension was awarded to their father Thomas of 35 Gartgill Square, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 116 Burnbank St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action on the 27/04/1916


Coatbridge 1914


Phoenix Iron Works.


28 / DOB - 10/11/1887

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 60), 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

The Battalion arrived in France in February 1916 and were part of the 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division. See Directory for William's younger brother Private James Gartland's page. 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. William is also remembered on the St Patrick's Church Roll of Honour with his 2 brothers James and Edward (see Newspaper clippings x 2). See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his name on the Loos Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cap Badge and William and his brother James' Pension Records x 4.

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