Shown below in the first three images is the Memorial Cross named to
761032 Pte. T. KILLEN Canadian Infantry ( Central Ontario Regt., Canada),
stamped STERLING and with the original length of ribbon which is still
sewn together. The fourth image is his solid hallmarked 10K gold WW1
121st.Western Irish sweetheart pin. Private Thomas Killen was born in
Maybole, Ayr, Scotland on 7 January 1890 and was a shoemaker by trade.
Private Killen first joined the 121st Western Irish out of New
Westminster, BC and subsequently transferred to the
54th (Kootenay) Battalion. On the 26 March 1917,the day that he was killed in
action, the 54th Battalion's War Diary states that they relieved the 102nd
in the front lines and that 5 ORs were killed and 8 wounded. He now lies
buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Click on the images to view
them full size.