Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, Irlande du Nord, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Farm Labourer

Informations service militaire

Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Newry, County Down, Irlande du Nord, Royaume-Uni
 —  Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Pommern Redoubt - Hill 35, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 141

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

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Mon histoire

Private Monaghan William was part of the 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, 108th Brigade, 36th Division and took part in the Battle of Langemark on 16th August 1917. The battalion assembled in an old trench running from Pommern Redoubt (HQ) to Iberian Farm. During the attack they reached a hostile entrenched position south of strongpoint at Hill 35. The strong opposition was met and the strongpoint, which held up the advance, was taken. In the mean while the 7/8th Royal Irish Fusiliers got ahead of them as did the barrage. A platoon was left to consolidate Hill 35 as the assault continued. They pushed on until the center had reached a double row of wire south and east of Gallipoli which was only cut in one or two places. Again this held up the advance. German machinegun fire was brought to bear on them from dugouts in Gallipoli, Aisne House, Martha House and Hill 37, which caused a lot of casualties. It was found impossible to push on. The battalion retired and took up a line along a trench running along Hill 35. But machinegun fire from Hill 37 was enfilading this position and again the battalion retired to a trench running in a southern direction on Hill 35. This was consolidated and held until the 16th Division to their right had to fall back, again the battalion had to retired due to enfilade fire, from Iberian Farm. William Monaghan was killed in the area of Pommern Redoubt and Hill 35, due to the battalion retreating his body was never recovered. He is on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

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Sources utilisées
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Famous Regiments, The Royal Irish Fusiliers, Henry Harris
Autre référence
The Long Long Trail
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The Royal Irish Fusiliers 1793-1968, Marcus Cunliffe
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The Third Ypres Passchendaele Day-By-Day Account, McCarthy Chris
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War Diary 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers aug 1917
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