Pte
William Monaghan

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
16/06/1885
Geboorteplaats:
Newtownhamilton, Armagh, Noord-Ierland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Landarbeider

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Ierland
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
23300
Dienstneming datum:
11/1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Newry, County Down, Noord-Ierland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
16/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Pommern Redoubt - Hill 35, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
32

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 141

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 2

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats

Mijn verhaal

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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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/831215/MONAGHAN,%20WILLIAM
Gebruikte bronnen
Famous Regiments, The Royal Irish Fusiliers, Henry Harris
Verdere verwijzing
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
Gebruikte bronnen
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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