No. 3450, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Killed in action on Saturday 21 August 1915 (aged 45)
No known grave
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 97 to 101)
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends’ School Lisburn WW1 Research Project)
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that William Neill was born in Drumbeg, Co Antrim, he lived in Holywood and he enlisted in Belfast. In the CWGC Debt of Honour it is recorded that he was a son of Mrs John Neill of Drumbeg, Dunmurry, Belfast and the husband of Maggie Neill who lived at Sandymount, Ballyskeagh, Lambeg, Lisburn.
Private William Neill was wounded in Gallipoli on 29 June 1915 and was taken to hospital in Alexandria. He was 45 when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 21 August 1915 and at the time both of his sons-in-law were on active service. He has no known grave.
Private William Neill is commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 502) and in Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends’ School Lisburn WW1 Research Project).