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11084   Sergeant William Thomas Mitchell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/09/1894
Died: 09/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
William Thomas Mitchell was the third son of Thomas and Hannah Mitchell. William was born in Tamlaght, Co. Tyrone on 13th September 1894. He was one of seven children. The family lived in Coagh. His father Thomas Mitchell was a labourer. William Mitchell joined the army, volunteering in August 1914. While training at Randalstown Camp he was promoted to the rank of Corporal, finally becoming a Sergeant in June 1916. Sergeant William T Mitchell was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 9th September 1916. He was shot by a German sniper whilst on duty in the trenches.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-20
CWGC Casualty 454177
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
2 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 173
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mitchell family 1901 census lists William as age 7 at house 39 in Great Georges Street, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Mitchell family 1911 census does not list William at house 27 in Urbal, Coagh
3 Ardboe Heritage More information on Wiliam T Mitchell
4 Photo of Sergeant William T Mitchell's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Private John Parke Another of the 3 men from the Battalion lost that day
7 Private Joseph Mitchell Brother of Sergeant William T Mitchell
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant William T Mitchell's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023