We remember William Dillon

We remember William Dillon

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Timeline

Timeline

birth Trinity Without, Waterford Ireland Source:8734515
enlistment Waterford Ireland Source:8734515
service British Army Private 6622 Royal Irish Rifles Source:1638402
service British Army Private 6622 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8734515
1914
death Killed in Action The Battalion received orders to attack Le Pilly. Although they drove the Germans out they were left dangerously exposed and the next day they were surrounded and overwhelmed. Le Pilly, Nord France Source:7392086 Source:8734519 19th October 1914
burial Le Touret Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France panels 11 and 12 Source:8734517

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names William
Initials W
Last Name Dillon
Source 1638402
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 6622 Royal Irish Rifles Private
British Army 6622 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
“Within Four Walls” by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Vieille Chapelle after the first bombardment Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Le Riez, Nord Patrick63223
Major Daniell's position at Le Riez Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Nord Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Panel 11 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 11 (lower) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Panel 12 (upper) of the Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Fournes-en-Weppes German Military Cemetery Patrick63223
Original location of Royal Irish graves Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldier Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment soldiers Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Location of Royal Irish graves at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Concentration document Patrick63223
Bailleul Road East Cemetery Patrick63223

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