William McIntyre was the second son of David and Matilda Kennedy McIntyre. He was born on 22nd December 1910. He was the fourth of at least six children, all born in Dungannon. William's father was the manager of the Gas Works in Dungannon. William McIntyre went on to university. It seems that by the time of World War Two, William was working in Belfast. William McIntyre died on 15th April 1941 at Duncairn Gardens in Belfast. He died in the Belfast Blitz.
Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of more than 67,000 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.