Killen, Edward Osborne Brice (Osborne)
71st Field Company, Royal Engineers
Killed in action on Friday 15 January 1917 (aged 23)
Amara War Cemetery, Iraq (Grave XXIV C 17)
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church
Edward Osborne Brice Killen was born on 19th September 1893 at 6 Dunelin, Belfast and he was a son of Edward Brice Killen and Genevieve Sarah Peile Killen (nee Workman) who were married by special licence on 28 December 1892 at 20 University Square, Belfast, according to the form and discipline of the Presbyterian Church. Edward Brice Killen, a merchant from Belfast, was a son of James Killen DD, a minister. Genevieve Sarah Peile Workman from Newtownbreda (she was born in France) was a daughter of Robert Workman BD, a minister. The bride’s father conducted the service.
Edward Brice Killen and Genevieve Sarah Peile Killen (nee Workman) had two children:
Edward Osborne Brice (born 19th September 1893 at 6 Dunelin, Belfast)
Genevieve Marion (born 28 November 1896 at Kensington Villa, Princetown Road, Bangor).
In 1901, the Killen family was still living in Princetown Road, Bangor but by 1911 they were living at 31 Campbell Road, Bedford.
During the Great War, Edward Osborne Brice Killen served as a Lieutenant with 71st Field Company, Royal Engineers in Mesopotamia.
Lieutenant Edward Osborne Brice Killen was 23 when he was killed in action on 15 January 1917 and he was buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Lieutenant Edward Osborne Brice Killen is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 320) and in Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church.