Contributed by: Jarrow Lad, on 2008-11-19
|Year of Birth||1887|
|Year of Death||1915|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Jarrow, Durham|
William Monaghan Private 9918. 1st Battalion Royal Scots who died on 9th May 1915 at Sanctuary Wood. Zillebeke.
Commemorated on Menin Gate Ypres. Panel 11. (to those who have no known grave)
In Sanctuary Wood Cemetery 1,353 of the burials are unidentified?
William was a regular soldier and had enlisted in Haddington Edinburgh about 1912.
A Geordie Lad (second generation Irish) in a Scottish Regiment.
William was born 29th June 1887 at 10 Dunn Street Jarrow on Tyne.
He was the only remaining son of William Monaghan and the late Catherine (Casey)
William's younger brother Frank Monaghan Private 3428. 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers died on Monday 22nd February 1915 at La Chapelle Farm at Ypres (Hill 60) They died within a mile of each other.