Fireman David McNeilly served in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. He was the husband of Catherine McNeilly of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.
Fireman McNeilly died on 3rd May 1941 aged 41 years old while serving on S.S. Corbet. The 468-ton British Steam Coaster struck a mine in the mouth of the Mersey off Herculaneum Dock en route from Garston to Belfast with a cargo of coal. McNeilly has no known grave and his name is on Panel 31 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.