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18981   Rifleman William George A Flynn
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Dated added: 07/03/2017   Last updated: 08/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 11/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
William Flynn was the son of William and Sarah Flynn. He was born and raised in Laurencetown, County Down. He was born about 1895. Williamís mother Sarah died when he was very young. He was raised by his aunt. Prior to enlisting William was employed in the Lisnafillan Works. His father was a manager of Lisnafillan Bleaching Works. William Flynn was a member of the U.V.F. William enlisted in Ballymena. He was the first man to enlist from the Galgorm Company. Rifleman William George Flynn was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Saturday 11th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 40
CWGC Casualty 1612654
Summary      
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1901 census lists William Flynn 1901 census lists William as age 6, living with relatives at house 4 in Laurencetown Town, Tullylish, Down
2 1901 census lists William's father 1901 census lists William's father living at house 19 in Muckamore, Antrim
3 1911 census lists William G A Flynn 1911 census lists William as age 16, living with relatives at house 27 in Laurencetown Town, Tullylish, Down
4 1911 census lists William's father 1911 census lists William's father living at house 47 in Lisnafillon, Ahoghill, Antrim
5 A Muddy Grave In Flanders Ballymena Observer report
6 Ballymena Weekly War 1917 Brief Details of Rifleman William Flynn
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Rifleman William Flynn
8 National Archives UK Medal card of Rifleman William Flynn can be purchased here
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