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  cap badgePrivate 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, Thomas James-Born 03/11/1894, Died 16/08/1917 aged 22, Edward-Born 1899, Michael Joseph-Born 1903, Gerard-Born 1912, Died 1913 aged 1 (all brothers and sisters born in Donegal). Williams Sisters - Mary Agnes Barry-Born 1901, Elizabeth McKim-Arnold-Born 06/06/1904, Annie Smith-Born 1906, Catherine Jane Murphy-Born 1908, Margaret Josephine Veronica McGuigan-Born 17/05/1910, Theresa Callahan-Born 1911. From the 1901 Ireland Census - Address - 28 Main St, Donegal - John Bogan aged 40, Mary Bogan aged 27, Thomas Bogan aged 6, John Bogan aged 5, William Bogan aged 4, Edward Bogan aged 2, Mary Bogan. From the 1911 Ireland Census - Address - Main St, Donegal Town - John Bogan aged 56, Mary Bogan aged 38, Thomas James Bogan aged 16, John Patrick Bogan aged 15, William Bogan aged 14, Edward Bogan aged 12, Mary Agnes Bogan aged 10, Michael Joseph Bogan aged 8, Elizabeth Bogan aged 7, Annie Bogan aged 5, Catherine Jane Bogan aged 3, Margaret Bogan aged 1.

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 (XVIII. C. 10), 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

William's older brother Thomas James Bogan 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). The brothers joined up together. Thomas' Service number was 29399. For another view of William's grave (see photos x 2). Both brothers remembered on the St Patricks Church Roll of Honour. See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Irelands Memorial Records, Family Information from the St Patrick's Roll of Honour (book), his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cap Badge. William's Grave Inscription reads " YOUR BODY MAY MINGLE IN FOREIGN CLAY BUT IN OUR THOUGHTS EVER YOU STAY "

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