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William Humphreys, son of James and Rachel Humphreys of 63 Ottawa Street, Belfast in the Greater Shankill area. His family were in the linen trade – his father was a damask weaver, his sister Rachel was a veiner and his older brother John, a linen power-loom weaver. In the 1901 census, William (aged 10) is recorded as living with his parents and six siblings in Magheruna, Waringstown (Co. Down). By the 1911 census, the family are living in Joh Street, Lurgan (Armagh).
William was a private in the Royal Irish Fusiliers (1st Battalion), ‘C’ Coy, he died in action near Ypres, Belgium, 25th April 1915; as per his will, he left all of his personal effects and property to his mother Rachel.
His name is listed on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.
Name: William Humphreys
Rank: Private 5176
Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers (1st Battalion), ‘C’ Coy.
Address: 63 Ottawa Street, Belfast
Died: 25th April 1915, killed in action near Ypres
Shankill Roll of Honour
Roll of Honour or Memorial