Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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16/04/2016 Known family: William John Wisner, Matilda Wisner, Mary Wisner (born 22nd February 1878), James Wisner (born about 1879), Daniel Wisner (born 5th March 1879), Andrew Wisner (born 1st August 1882).
16/04/2016 The surname is spelt both Wisener and Wisner.
16/04/2016 The 1901 census lists James as age 22 living with the family at house 22 in Tobermore, Londonderry. Like his father, James was a nailor.
16/04/2016 Jamesís mother, Matilda Wisener, died on 19th November 1909 in the district of Magherafelt, aged 69.
16/04/2016 James Wisener enlisted in Donegal.
16/04/2016 Private James Wisener was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action by shellfire on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
16/04/2016 Private J Wisener is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne. Gommecourt is a village 19 kilometres south-west of Arras.
16/04/2016 James Wisener was the son of William John and Matilda Wisener. James was born about 1879 in Tobermore.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916: Tobermore
30/12/2015 Private William Wisner, junior, one of four soldier sons of Private Wisner, of the Ulster Division), is reported wounded on 7th June. He was in the Canadian Force.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 22nd July 1916: Tobermore (brother of James Wisener)
30/12/2015 Private James Wisner, of the 10th Inniskillings, Ulster Division, is unofficially reported as having been killed by shell fire on 1st July.
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