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17273   2nd Corporal William McIlroy
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Base Park Coy, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/03/1887
Died: 20/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William McIlroy was the son of John and Marion McIlroy. He was born on 5th March 1887 in or near Bellaghy, County Londonderry. He was one of nine children. They were a farming family who lived in Ballyscullion, Bellaghy. 2nd Corporal William McIlroy was serving with the 13th Base Park Company of the Royal Engineers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Tuesday 20th July 1915. He was 28 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Grave F-94
CWGC Casualty 600115
Follow the road to Helles opposite the Kabatepe Museum. At 14.2kms take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 21.6 kms. you will find the cemetery on your right.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Bellaghy Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
3 Bellaghy Masonic Lodge - WW1 Roll of Honour Bellaghy
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 75
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists McElroy family 1901 census lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 70 in Ballyscullion (West), Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McElroy family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Ballyscullion West, Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of 2nd Corporal William McIlroy
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of 2nd Corporal William McIlroy
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of 2nd Corporal William McIlroy's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023