Rank: Private
Service Number:19408.
Regiment: 26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
Died of wounds Sunday 1st October 1916
Age 25
County Memorial Dukinfield
Commemorated\Buried Dukinfield Cemetery
Grave\Panel Ref: Duk. R.C. C. 2. 847.
CountryUnited Kingdom

William's Story.

William Croghan was born in Birkenhead in 1890, the son of Luke Joseph Croghan, a police officer, and his wife Mary Croghan. In 1901 he was living in Coppenhall Monks and by 1911 had moved to 29 Brunswick Street Dukinfield. He was working as a clerk for Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co (now part of RBS)

In October 1915 Croghan left his job at the bank's head office in Manchester to join the army, serving as a Private in the 26th (Bankers') Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. He was wounded and brought back to England where he died in Princess Christian's Military Hospital Englefield  on 1 October 1916. He is buried in Dukinfield Cemetery.

Research by Mike Akerman.