Thursday, 25 September 2014

Private William Killips - 25892 - Leicestershire Regiment

Remembering also today: Private William Killips - 25892 - 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born in Carrickfergus, killed in action 25th September 1916 in the Somme campaign.

William left Carrickfergus when he was a young teenager and moved to Stamford in Lincolnshire with his family. On the outbreak of war enlisted with the Leicestershire Regiment.

His body was never recovered, he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial on pier and face 2C and 3A.


Thiepval Memorial

1 comment:

  1. Birth: U/1891/130/1016/17/397 William Killops 31st August 1891 Male McIlhaggo Larne(pre-1973 Q4)

    Parents Marriage:
    Civil Marriage
    Date of Marriage 10 Dec 1890
    Groom Name Robert KILLIPS
    Bride Name Hannah MCILHAGGA
    Church Great Victoria St Presbyterian Church
    Parish Shankill
    Civil District Belfast
    County Antrim