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G/1814   Private William Gilmore
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 22/01/1917 (Died of Illness)
Age: 26
Summary      
William Gilmore was born in Garvagh about 1891. He lived for a time in Coleraine before coming to live in Drumane, Kilrea. William enlisted in Kilrea shortly after the outbreak of war. He was with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time (No 19145). Private William Gilmore then became part of the 2nd Garrison Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Following the battalion’s return to England from Salonika in November 1916, Private Gilmore was admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary where he died of illness on Monday 22nd January 1917.
Further Information
William Gilmore was born in Garvagh about 1891.
He lived for a time in Coleraine before coming to live in Drumane, Kilrea.
William enlisted in Kilrea shortly after the outbreak of war. He was living in Coleraine at the time.
Medal card
He was with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time (No 19145).
Private William Gilmore then became part of the 2nd Garrison Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Following the battalion’s return to England from Salonika on 21st November 1916, Private Gilmore was admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Private William Gilmore died of illness in Manchester Royal Infirmary on Monday 22nd January 1917.
From the Northern Constitution dated 3rd February 1917:
Obituary. Gilmore at Manchester Royal Infirmary on 25th January 1917, Private William Gilmore late of Drumane, Kilrea, remembered by his sister and brothers
Private W Gilmore is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.
There is a Private William Gilmore listed on the WW1 Roll of Honour in Bellaghy Masonic Lodge.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Drumane, Kilrea Kilrea Lived in Drumane, Kilrea 54.950701 -6.568875
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card of Private William Gilmore can be purchased here
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Gilmore's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020