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Private William Bogan

8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 29395

William Bogan grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Mary Bogan of 28 Kildonan St, Coatbridge. Brother of John Patrick - Born 08/02/1896, Died 1977 in New Jersey, USA aged 80, Thomas James - Born 03/11/1894, Died 16/08/1917 aged 22 (see add info), Edward - Born 1899, Died in the USA, Michael Joseph - Born 1903, Gerard - Born 1912, Died 1913 aged 1 (all brothers born in Donegal). Williams Sisters - Mary Agnes "Maimie" Barry - Born 1901, Died 15/02/1997 aged 95, Elizabeth "Lillie" McKim-Arnold - Born 06/06/1904, Died 1982 aged 77, Annie Smith - Born 1906, Catherine "Cassie" Jane Murphy - Born 1908, Margaret "Maggie" Josephine Veronica McGuigan - Born 17/05/1910, Died 04/02/1986 aged 75, Theresa "Teasie" Callahan - Born 1911 (all sisters born in Donegal). See photos for more information on Williams Family.

Born / Resided

Slate Rd, Lifford, Co. Donegal / 28 Kildonan St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 29/08/1917 Belgium

Enlisted

Omagh Town Hall /10/1914

Employed

Lochrin Iron Works

Age

20 / DOB - 27/04/1897

Buried / Remembered

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West - Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Lijssenthoek was the location for a number of casualty clearing stations during the First World War. The village was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is the second largest CWGC cemetery in Belgium after Tyne Cot Cemetery. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified. There are 883 war graves of other nationalities, mostly French and German, 11 of these are unidentified. There is 1 Non World War burial here.

Additional Information

Williams older brother Thomas James died 13 days earlier (7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) and is remembered on the Addenda panel on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was only added here on the 15th June 2009. He died on the opening day of the Battle of Langemark with William falling later on in the battle. He is not on the Coatbridge Memorial (see photo). Williams grave inscription reads " YOUR BODY MAY MINGLE IN FOREIGN CLAY BUT IN OUR THOUGHTS EVER YOU STAY " For another view of Williams grave (see photos). See photos for Williams Army Register of Soldiers Effects and Irish Memorial Records. Both brothers remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour

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