Pte. W J Rankin 42468, (or Corr or Coyle)

William John Rankin for who the Irish GRO death cert is in name of, Alfred Owen the man with the same number on RWF, and Corr the only RWF with that name on MICs

The issue is that he is shown on the online CWGC as a Royal Welsh Fusilier man, with the additional info that he served as "Corr". That number 42468 in RWF though belongs to another man, Alfred Owen, who has medals issued to the number. Medal Rolls confirm his MIC. Hywyn writes "There is a MIC for William John Rankin (CWGC initials are W L) of Royal Irish Fusiliers with the number 42468 and he is most probably going to be him. Medals issued by Dublin Records Office.  I don't think the MIC is going to be enough to convince anyone to change the entry. "


1901 census the only "William John Rankin" I see that would fit a 1900 birth is this man living at 11 High Street,Clonelly, Fermanagh. Which would fit with the William John of right age and in Inniskillen Fus. But does not tie to the Corr/Coyle info, in other words he is not the age of the man whose Birth Cert Coyle used.

1911 census at 14 Drumad, Coagh, Tyrone

1919 Apr Died Ireland, Buried in Grangegorman. His death appears to be as "William John Rankin" on Irish GRO which has him as born 1900. CWGC


British soldiers died in Ireland