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Forename(s): Reginald Victor Whiteley
Place of Birth: Hoyland, Yorkshire
Service No: 8074
Regiment / Corps / Service: Dragoon Guards, 3rd (Prince of Wales’s)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: 3rd Cavalry Division
Date of Death: 1916-01-25
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. N. 8.
CWGC Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: RIMINGTON, YORKSHIRE
Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen was the son of Edward Crofton and Minnie Killeen, née Whiteley. Edward was born at Wakefield and Minnie at Barnsley, Yorkshire. Minnie died in 1920. Edward married Betsy Thornber, a spinster (born Colne, Lancashire, c. 1870), in 1922.
1901 Garforth, Yorkshire Census: Marshalls Terrace - Reginald V. Killeen, aged 3 years, born Hoyland Nether, son of Edwd C. and Minnie Killeen.
1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 28, Rupert Street - Regnld Victor Whiteley Killeen, aged 13 years, born Hoyland Nether, son of Edward Crofton and Minnie Killeen.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Reginald Killeen, L/8074, Corps of Lancers attcd 3/D.Gds. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France). Date of entry therein: 5.10.15. K. in A. 25.1.16.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Reginald Killeen, 8074, Corps of Lancers attd. 3 D.Gds. Killed in Action 25.1.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Reginald Killeen, 8074, 3rd Dragoon Guards. Date and Place of Death: 25.1.16. In Action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Minnie. £8 18s. 3d.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
KILLEEN, Trooper Reggie Victor, aged 18, 3rd Dragoon Guards, youngest son of Inspector Killeen of Bolton-by-Bowland, killed in action in France, Jan. 1916.
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Private Reginald Victor Whiteley KILLEEN
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Dragoon Guards, 3rd (Prince of Wales’s)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 3rd Cavalry Division
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