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6982809   Fusilier William J Harkness
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 19/07/1943 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
Fusilier William J. Harkness was the son of William Harkness and Susan Harkness (nee Harrison) of Killycolp, Tullyhogue, Cookstown, and husband of Mary J. Harkness, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Fusilier William Harkness was killed in action at the Battle of Lemon Bridge, Sicily on 19th July 1943, in the same action that took the life of Fusilier Robert Gildea.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Catania War Cemetery
  Catania, Sicily, 17
Grave Ref: Grave 3-F-10
CWGC Casualty 2075943
Catania War Cemetery is 7 kilometres south-west of Catania. From Catania Airport follow the tangenziale (main road) towards the A19 (in the direction of Palermo). Before reaching the A19 the cemetery is signposted. Cemetery address: Stradale Passo del Fico - 95121 Catania Zona Industriale (CT) Sicily.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWII Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War II - North Panel Cookstown
3 Coagh Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Coagh
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1 - virtual war grave cemeteries Harkness, William J Grave photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019