Kilbride Parish Church War Memorials

A number of men associated with Kilbride Parish Church answered their country's call during both the First and Second World Wars and enlisted into the armed forces.  Most served in the British army or navy but a number who had emigrated from the Kilbride district enlisted in their adopted countries.  All served with honour but those listed below made the supreme sacrifice.  Their names appear on a memorial inside the church as well as on the main memorial for this area in Ballyclare Memorial Park. Information on individual servicemen can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website where details of each man is recorded, including date of death and place of burial, if known.  Many have no known graves but they are commemorated on collective memorials near where they fell. 

For more detailed information on a particular man (if available) click on the appropriate tab under the main War Memorials tab on the menu above or click on his name below (if underlined).  The information will give his military details as well as some genealogical details if available.

The sacrifice these men made is remembered on Remembrance Sunday every year when a wreath of poppies is laid at the main memorial inside the church.  This tablet was unveiled on 14th December 1919 by Major General Sir William Adair KCB of Loughanmore.


"At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them"

Names of the Fallen - for more information on an individual click on his name below (if underlined), or select his name from the list in the tabs above.

World War 1

Armstrong, David;              Private, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry Force

Ayer, George;                      Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Bill, Robert;                        Rifleman,12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Busby, Samuel R;                Private, 15th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (Territorial). Formerly Royal Irish Rifles

Cassidy, William Lindsay;   Private, 2nd Field Ambulance Company, Canadian Army Medical Corps

Easton, Samuel;                  Rifleman, 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Gault, John Victor;             2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Hamill, Robert Moore;       Corporal, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Hill, James Smith;               Private, Royal Engineers

Jamison, Alexander;            Class 1 Stoker, Royal Navy (HMS Cressy)

Martin, John W;                  Rifleman, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Percy, James;                       Private, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Porter, Archibald;                Rifleman, 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Robinson, Samuel;              Lance Corporal, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Sempey, Alexander Todd;   Company Quarter Master Sergeant, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Taylor*, John;                      Private, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Taylor*, Joseph Patterson;   Serjeant, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Turkington, Robert;            Rifleman, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Waddell, George;                Rifleman, 18th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

White#, Robert;                  Rifleman, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

White#, Thomas;                Rifleman, 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Wright, William John;         Serjeant, 18th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Wright, Thomas;                 Private, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry



  • denotes brothers who died in action

     #  denotes brothers who died in action



2nd Lieutenant John V. Gault Memorial

The second memorial in the church was presented by James and Margaret Gault of Cogry in memory of their son, 2nd Lieutenant John V. Gault.  This tablet was unveiled on 5th February 1919.  He is also commemorated on the family headstone in Kilbride cemetery adjacent to Kilbride Presbyterian Church on the nearby Moyra Road.


World War 2

John McGarvey,                 Fusilier, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers



"They waxed valiant in fight and turned to flight the armies of the aliens"    Hebrews Chapter 11, Verse 34



Ballyclare War Memorial Park

Ballyclare War Memorial Park

Ballyclare War Memorial - South Face

Ballyclare War Memorial - East Face

Ballyclare War Memorial - North Face

Ballyclare War Memorial - West Face

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