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4476   Private William Kirkpatrick
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/12/1888
Died: 28/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
William Kirkpatrick was the youngest son of Robert and Eliza Kilpatrick. He was born in December 1888 in Coleraine. He was the youngest of at least seven children, all of whom were born in Coleraine. The family lived in Portstewart. His father was a shoemaker. By 1911, William had changed his name to Kirkpatrick. He was a plasterer. Private William Kirkpatrick served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time. Private William Kirkpatrick was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 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

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 299
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists 'Kilpatrick' family 1901 census lists William as age 12, living with the family at house 1 in Tullaghmurry East, Portstewart
2 1911 Census lists William Kilpatrick 1911 census lists William as age 22, living with his sister and her family at house 1 in Tullaghmurry East, Portstewart
3 Lennox Wylie - Portstewart Heroes Details of William Kilpatrick plus Burnfoot L.O.L. photo
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Portstewart War Memorial Photo of William Kilpatrick on Memorial
6 Portstewart War Memorial William Kilpatrick commemerated on Portstewart War Memorial
7 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private William Kirkpatrick
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023