William Gartland likeness

Private William Gartland

7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 18021

William Gartland grave

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Personal details

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

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

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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