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14398   Private William Reid Kilpatrick
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 20/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry (South African Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/03/1883
Died: 08/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Summary      
William Reid Kilpatrick was the son of John and Mary Kilpatrick. He was born on 8th March 1883 in County Tyrone. He was one of at least ten children. His father died when he was young. His mother ran a boarding house in the Moy. William was a boot and shoe salesman. He emigrated to South Africa. ck was serving with the 2nd Regiment of the South African Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 8th December 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fins New British Cemetery
  Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-G-14
CWGC Casualty 554826
Summary      
Fins is a village on the road between Cambrai and Peronne. The British Cemetery is a little south-east of the village in the district of Sorel Le Grand on the right hand side of the road to Heudicourt.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Kilpatrick family Does not list William as living with the family at house 9 in Dungannon Street, Moy, Tyrone
2 1901 census lists William Kilpatrick Lists William Reid as age 18, boarding at house 1 in North Gate Street, Athlone Town, Westmeath
3 1911 Census lists Kilpatrick family Does not list William as living with the family at house 21 in Dungannon Street, Moy, Tyrone
4 Find A Grave Photo of Private William R Kilpatrick's family headstone
5 South Africa War Graves Project Photo of Private William R Kilpatrick's gravestone
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William R Kilpatrick's gravestone can be purchased here