Leading Seaman Thomas Killops (D/JX 204718) served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Born on 24th May 1913, he was the son of Robert Killops and Anna Killops of Killyleagh, Co. Down, and the husband of Rebecca Killops of Killyleagh, Co. Down.
Leading Seaman Killops died on 7th November 1942 aged 29 years old while serving at H.M.S. President III. He was on the Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship S.S. Roxby as a gunner when it came under torpedo attack from U-613.
Killops has no known grave and his name is on Panel 64, Column 1 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England. His name also features on the Killyleagh War Memorial, Killyleagh, Co. Down.