Kilbride Parish Church War Memorial


William Lindsay Cassidy

Date of Birth – Given as 28th September 1889 on Canadian army records but recorded as 6th October 1889 in GRONI records (GRONI reference number U/1889/51/1007/35/227)

Place of Birth – Belfast

Date of enlistment – 31st March 1917

Address at time of enlistment – Congregational College, 58 McTavish Street, Montreal, Canada

Next of Kin – Anna Cassidy (mother)

Address of next of kin – Ivydene, Ballygomartin Road, Belfast

Trade or Calling – Theological student

Service No. 526924

Unit – 2nd Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Rank – Private

Died – 2nd September 1918

Place of Death – 

Age at Death – 28

Buried – Grave reference A.10, Quebec Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais, France

Commemorations –Ballyclare War Memorial and Kilbride Parish Church

Marital status – Single

Parents – John Cassidy and Anna Cassidy (née Lindsay)

Married – 24th February 1889 in Belfast

Siblings – William, John, Charles, Samuel, Mabel, Agnes & James Edward (from 1911 census)


Records Available

National Archives of Ireland

Census Records

1901 Census – Farlaugh, Tullynaskane, Co. Tyrone

William Cassidy, Son, Episcopalian, 11, Scholar, Belfast

1911 Census – 31 White Rock Road, Belfast

William Cassidy, Son, Church of Ireland, Read and write, 21, Assistant gentleman’s outfitter, Single, Belfast


Library and Archives Canada

Army records – Soldiers of the First World War 1914 - 1918