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7169 Pte James Killeen Shropshire Light Infantry


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Hi

Do we have any members in the Sunderland area who has acess to the Sunderland echo

or knows where I can find someone who can see if a newspaper obituary excits for

PTE JAMES KILLEEN, 7169, SHROPSHIRE L.I., Died of Wounds France 15 May 1915

he lived at Maud Lane? Sunderland

any help or links to finding an obituary for James Killeen,

will be very much appriciated

Tnanks Shropshire

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You can make a request for an article from the library. A couple of years ago I asked for something from 1940, I was out of luck but they were really helpful.

Sunderland Echo

Echo House

Pennywell

Sunderland

SR4 9ER

0191 501 5800

echo.news@northeast-press.co.uk

Sandie

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Sandie

many thanks for the contact address and e-mail, I will send them a message and see if they can help, I know its a long shot but you never know

all the best PHIL

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Sandie

That is the newspapers address. You could try the Local studies at the main library. They have microfilm copies.

http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5572

There is a James Killeen on a memorial but that is in a church a fair way from Mauds Lane. Actually on the opposite side of the river

http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=10451

Mauds Lane is still there but completely rebuilt from WW1 times

David

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Cheers Dave

very good of you to reply to my want, I will let you know how things progress

thanks PHIL

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Hi.

I have a copy of the Newcastle Daily Journal from 22 May 1915 reporting James Killeen's death and listing his address as 25 Roker Avenue Sunderland. I'm happy to share this if you are interested.

I was wondering if you have a date of birth for James. I note from a reference on Ancestry he was born in India and I am trying to see if he is the same James Killeen I have in my family tree.

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Hi mate

cheers for your interest in my quest for a newspaper obituary for James Killean

all I have is the following newspaper mention from the Sunderland Echo. have you anything else ie obituary

also have his Boer war servicepapers any help with obituary would be very much appriciated

cheers PHIL

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Hi Phil

The Newcastle Daily Journal is just a Roll of Honour as well, and probably has less detail than the one you have posted. It cites the same address but doesn't name his widow.

The article is on my work computer so I cannot access it for another week.

Can you confirm that the James Killeen No 7169 killed in France is definitely the same James Killeen who served in the Boer War? If they are the same then he is not my man. Do you have a date of birth?

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Thanks, Phil

My James Killeen was born in India but wasn't born until 1892. If 3308 and 7169 are the same man, then 7169 isn't my man. I'll still post the article for you next week.

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Cheers mate

very good of you to send me what you can

all the best for 2014

PHIL

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Cheers mate

very good of you to help you dont have the date of the entry in the Sunderland Echo by chance

all the best PHIL

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