2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
23/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
William George Herdman was the eldest child of John and Mary Herdman. William Herdman was born in Killyboggin, Magherafelt, on 26th March 1898. Killyboggin lies south east of Desertmartin. John Herdman was a National School teacher in Killyboggin. William enlisted at Finner Camp, County Donegal. Private William Herdman was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds in France on 23rd March 1918. He was just three days away from his 20th birthday.
St. Souplet is a village about 6 kilometres south of Le Cateau, which is a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. St Souplet British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village after the village of St. Benin.