Killyleagh War Memorial,  WW2 Right


Killyleagh War Memorial, WW2 Right

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Thomas Killops. Leading Seaman D/JX 204718 Royal Navy of HMS President III and S.S. Roxby. Born 24 May 1916 at Killyleagh to Robert and Anna Killops, of Killyleagh. Husband of Rebecca Killops, of Killyleagh. His sister Kathleen married Samuel Rutherford Morrison in 1927 at Killyleagh. Died at sea while serving on cargo ship S.S. Roxby on the 7 November 1942 aged 29 years. The ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-613 in North Atlantic on voyage from Cardiff & Greenock to Halifax with a cargo of coal. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

Samuel Rutherford Morrison. Able Seaman D/JX198134, Royal Navy on HMS Broadwater. Son of William Kerr Morrison and Hannah Neil, nee Rutherford, husband of Kathleen Morrison, nee Killops. Died at sea 18 October 1941 aged 29 years. His brother in law Thomas Killops died at sea 1942 of Maymore Toye, near Killyleagh. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.

Samuel Morrow. Lieutenant 279504, 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Born 1911 to David and Annie Morrow, of 108 Shrigley, Killyleagh, husband of Marguerite Morrow, all of Killyleagh. Died 5 August 1943 aged 32 years. At rest in Catania War cemetery, Sicily.

William James Murphy. Fusilier 6979365, 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of William James Murphy and Mary Murphy, of Killyleagh. Died 13 April 1942 aged 23 years. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

George McCormick. Mate 142504, Merchant Navy on cargo ship S.S. Castlehill (Belfast) which was bombed and sunk in the Bristol Channel by a German bomber Heinkel He 111. Son of George and Isabella McCormick, of Killyleagh. Died at sea 2 March 1941 aged 26 years

David McDowell. Private 6984365, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born 1922 at Killyleagh and resided on the Shrigley Road, Killyleagh. Died 3 April 1945 aged 23 years. At rest in Reichswald War Cemetery, Germany.

Frederick James Perry. Flight Lieutenant 119140, 28 Squadron, Royal Air Force (VR). Husband of Elizabeth Mary Perry, of Killyleagh. Died 27 March 1944. At 0730 Hours F/O F Perry crashed on RP 016293 and was killed. Crashed at MS109 on Imphal Tiddim Road, Singapore. His aircraft was seen by Flt Lt Denney his No.1 to explode and spin in the air. The cause of the crash was obscure. Troops reached the aircraft but found it completely broken up and burning.
Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Singapore and Queens University War Memorial.

Harry Rooney. Correct name - Henry Rooney. Lance Sergeant 7013785, 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles. Born 1921 at Killyleagh to Patrick and Annie Rooney, nee Andrews. He resided at Armagh. Died 7 June 1944 aged 23 years. At rest in La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, France. Source for correct name (F.T. on Ancestry)

Thomas Martin Thompson. Leading Aircraftman 525225, Royal Air Force. Born 9 January 1915 at Killyleagh to William John and Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, nee Finlay. Killed in action over France 17 February 1940. At rest in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.

Alexander Withers. Unable to find the correct record for this person listed with the CWGC. May possibly be Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers WW1. Found a medal card for A Withers Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Pvt 11623 Demobilized to Class Z 8 March 1919.
Alexander Withers Pvt 12283. Royal Inniskilling Fusilers. Medal Roll of Honour granted his medal 30 September 1920.
Could he be WW1?

James McConnell Unable to find the correct record for this person listed with the CWGC. Have received information that he died as a POW in Germany.

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