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William Warnock.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Private William Warnock.

Life Story

Name: William Warnock.

Service Number: 6699

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 2nd Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Born: 27th July 1881, Newtownards, County Down.

Died: 26th August 1914.

Address: 1 Richmond Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


William Warnock, son of the late James and Sarah Warnock, lived at 1 Richmond Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


William's father James had died on the 4th December 1900


The 1901 Ireland Census has William's family living at 15 North Howard Street, Shankill Road, Belfast, his mother, occupation House Keeper, three brothers, James, 22 years, Unemployed Shipyard Stager, Samuel, 12 years, Hugh, 3 years, and two sisters, Jane, 12 years, Ellen, 7 years. Two boarders also live within the house, John Neill, 44 years, Barber, and Annie Gibson, 26 years, Dressmaker


The 1911 Ireland Census has William living at 1 Richmond Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, three brother, James, Shipyard Labourer, Thomas, Shipyard Labourer, Hugh, Spinning Mill Worker, two sisters, Jane, Spinner In Mill, Ellen, Spinner In Mill, and niece, Ellen, 1 year. Williams occupation is given as Shipyard Labourer


William signed the Ulster Covenant on the 28th of September 1912, Ulster Day within Belfast City Hall.


William joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 23rd August 1914.

William was a Private in 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was Killed In Action on the 26th of August 1914 aged 33 years


His Soldiers Effects were left to his mother.

Pension documents also show his mother Sarah as claimant


William received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star


He is Remembered at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.

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