Major W. J. Law

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Date published: 28/01/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 20/12/1915
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey
Plot: Sp. Mem. C. 305.
Information: Major W. J. Law, Lancashire Fusiliers, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 20th December, 1915, was the only son of Mr. Thomas Law, Portadown, Ireland. He was a graduate of the late R.U.I., and a senior exhibitioner of T.C.D. He ultimately became one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Factories, and was for some years a junior inspector at Preston, Lancashire. He joined the 7th (Salford) Territorial Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers about nine years ago, and accompanied it to Egypt shortly after mobilisation in 1914. His division was subsequently sent to the Dardanelles. In June Major Law was slightly wounded, and was mentioned in despatches last September by Sir Ian Hamilton. Major Law was a sportsman as well as a scholar.