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William Merrick

Rank: Corporal
Townland: Soran
Town/Village: Ballinalee
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish: Killoe
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at Soran, Killoe
Census 1911: Residing at Soran, Killoe
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 10111
Date of Death: 30-11-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Gouzeaucourt (Battle of Cambrai), France
Memorial: Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery, English Extension

William was born 22 September 1889 in Soran.

He enlisted in Longford and had fought in the Battle of the Somme, but was sadly killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917, likely in the action at Gouzeaucourt which was documented by Rudyard Kipling in his history of the Irish Guards and his poem of 1918, The Irish Guards

Parents Names: Son of William Merrick and Maria (née Percival) of Soran, Killoe.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth; link to Freemans Journal, list of casualties, Jan 1918; noted on

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