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Private William Irwin

 

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William Irwin was born in Garvary, County Fermanagh, around 1890, son of Margaret Irwin.

He enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Tempo in October or November 1911 (No.626).

On 17 August 1914 he embarked for France with A Squadron of the North Irish Horse, seeing action in the reareat from Mons and Advance to the Aisne.

He died of disease at No.10 Stationery Hospital, St Omer, on 2 March 1915, aged 25.

Private Irwin is buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave I.A.47. His gravestone inscription reads:

626 PRIVATE
W. IRWIN
NORTH IRISH HORSE
2ND MARCH 1915 AGE 25

 

Image kindly provided by Richard Evans. See his website Nelson, Glamorgan and the Great War http://www.nelson-ww1-memorial.org.uk.