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William McIlroy


William McIlroy

Life Story

William McIlroy, son of the late William McIlroy, lived at 31 Aberdeen Street, Shankill Road, with his wife Elizabeth.

The 1911 Ireland Census has William and Elizabeth living at 15 Aberdeen Street with their one-year-old son William, and two daughters – Elizabeth (3) and Agnes (7). William is as a ‘holder up’ – a machinist or riveter’s assistant.

William McIlroy was a member of both the Blue Banner 1942 L.O.L (Orange Order) and R.B.P 20 (Royal Black Institution). He was also a member of the West Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force.

William was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Battalion ‘C Coy. He was killed in action on the 16th June 1915. He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

To remember is to honour.

Name: William McIlroy.

Service Number: 9223.

Rank: Lance Corporal.

Battalion. 2nd.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: Shankill, County Antrim.

Address: 31 Aberdeen Street, Belfast.

Died: 16th June 1915.

Buried: Ypres (Menin Gate)


Shankill Roll of Honour





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