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4476   Private William John Kirkpatrick
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/12/1888
Died: 28/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
William John Kirkpatrick was born in Portstewart on 12th December 1888. He was a son of Robert and Eliza Kilpatrick, Tullaghmurry, Portstewart. He later lived in Maghera. He enlisted in Cookstown with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as Private 19745. He later transferred to the 5th Connaught Rangers. He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 28th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 181-183
CWGC Casualty 690002
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 299
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1 Lennox Wylie - Portstewart Heroes No photo, but names parents and gives date of birth.