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11030   Private William John Whann
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (British Army)
Died: 27/09/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
William John Whan was born in Cookstown, he was the son of Robert Whan, later of Straits, Lurgan Road, Banbridge, County Down and the grandson of William Whan of Cookstown, County Tyrone. William enlisted in the Scots Guards in Glasgow, while he was living and working there. He was originally reported as missing in action and has no known grave.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, 
Grave Ref: Panel 8-9
CWGC Casualty 737027
Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N943, the main Lens to Bethune road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 First Cookstown Presbyterian Roll Of Honour Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 91
2 Cookstown Presbyterian Churches
References and Links
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1 Coatbridge and the Great War Detailed information on Private William John Whann
2 1901 Census lists Whann family 1901 census lists William James Whann as age 9 at house 6 in Coolreaghs, Lissan.
3 1911 Census lists Wann family 1911 census lists William Wann as age 19 at house 1 in Coolreaghs, Lissan.
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Joseph Taylor Joseph's future wife lived with the Whann family
6 Private Samuel Falls Friend of Private Robert Whann
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private William John Whan
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023