Killyleagh War Memorial, Shrigley Road, Co. Down

The Killyleagh War Memorial in Killyleagh, Co. Down stands at the castle in the historic town. The marble plaque commemorates those who died in conflicts since World War One.

Killyleagh War Memorial

Shrigley Road

Killyleagh

Co. Down

BT30 9QA

United Kingdom

The Killyleagh War Memorial tablets grace the wall of Killyleagh Castle. The memorial stands at the junction of Frederick Street and Shrigley Road. The first plaque stood at the flank tower of the castle at Linden Walk, Killyleagh, Co. Down.

The unveiling of the marble plaque, made to the order of the Women’s Work Guild, was “short and simple”. It depicts a shield and a wreath. During The Great War, women of the guild gave up their time to make woolen garments for the men at the front. They would also send aid parcels and medical kits, meeting once a week to arrange dispatch.

The memorial bears the following inscription relating to the 1939 – 1945 conflict. “In Honoured Memory of those of this district who gave their lives in the World War”.

Remembering the Fallen

The twenty men below gave their lives in World War Two and are remembered on the Killyleagh War Memorial.

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRegiment
AndersonJohnAble SeamanRoyal Navy
BernerRobert VictorLeading WriterRoyal Navy
DoylePatrick
DempsterWilliam AlexanderLeading StokerRoyal Navy
FeeJames AlexanderFiremanMerchant Navy
GilmoreJohnAble SeamanRoyal Navy
GordonJohn Eyre GisborneCaptainRoyal Artillery
HannityFrancis
JessSamuel Hugh AlbertSergeantRoyal Air Force
KellyCharlesAble SeamanRoyal Navy
KillopsThomasAble SeamanRoyal Navy
MorrisonSamuel RutherfordAble SeamanRoyal Navy
MorrowSamuelLieutenantRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers
MurphyWilliam
McCormickGeorgeMateMerchant Navy
McDowellDavidPrivateKing's Own Scottish Borderers
PerryFrederick J
RooneyHarry
ThompsonThomas MartinLeading AircraftmanRoyal Air Force
WithersAlexander
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