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Ballymoney Heroes
1914 -1918
by
Robert Thompson

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Introduction

     In 1995, while I was preparing the Bushmills book for publication, I decided that I needed to compare my list of names with those on the Ballymoney War Memorial, just to see what duplication there was.

     I was just simply astounded to discover that after all those years there was not one name on the Ballymoney war memorial.  This had a devastating effect on me and I went home determined to try to do something about it.  After the Bushmills book was published and I had time to relax a little, I made up my mind to tackle the Ballymoney job.  I approached Ballymoney Borough Council and explained the situation to their then Chief Executive, Mr. Alderdice.  His immediate reaction was "Try it, and see if it can be done".  To date I have over 300 names and a promise that these will be placed on the war memorial.

     Right from the beginning it was obvious that certain battles were going to play a very big part in the past life of Ballymoney.  The Retreat from Mons and the first battle of Ypres in late 1914 saw the start of what was going to be an appalling loss of life in the Ballymoney area.  The campaign in Gallipoli, in early 1915, though far from home, cost the town dearly.  At the same time the battles were still raging around Ypres, and in September the battle of Loos.  At Loos it was mostly men who had been working in Scotland who lost their lives, but they were still Ballymoney boys at heart.  Then in 1916, the battle of the Somme.         continued below

 

 

Email: Robert Thompson for more information robert@riversideroad.freeserve.co.uk

How to buy the books

Robert Thompson kindly sent me his books so I could include the men of the 1914-1918 War on my site, I am only including a brief biography of each man, the books include in most cases a thorough biography and can also include other family photos, letters and documents, if you have found a relative or if you simply find this and the other pages fascinating then Roberts books are a must have, here is a list of all the books Robert has put his heart in to:-

Ballycastle Heroes 1914-1918 10.00  postage 2.00

Bushmills Heroes 1914-18  10.00  postage 2.00

Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18  10.00  postage 3.00

Coleraine Heroes 1914-18   12.00  postage 3.00

Portrush Heroes 1914-18   5.00  postage 2.00

Portstewart Heroes 1914-18   5.00  postage 2.00

Inishowen Heroes 1914-18   10.00   postage 2.00

Garvagh & Aghadowey Heroes  10.00  postage 2.00

all postage UK only

Gladys Crane's Autograph Book WW1  3 plus 2

Kilrea Heroes 1914-18    sold out

       On the opening day of this battle, 1st July 1916, twenty-eight young men from the district were killed, with many more deaths to follow before the battle finished in November.  In 1917 the battles of Messines Ridge and Passchendaele were even worse and then the German Offensive of March 1918 and the subsequent British advance to victory.  But of course the killing didn't stop between these battles and a steady stream of telegrams arrived in Ballymoney, bringing even more distressing news, in many cases to families who had already lost one son.  The loss of a second was devastating.  To Mrs. Huey of Ballycraigagh, who lost two sons of her own, and a neighbours son she had reared from childhood, this must have been hard to take.

     The list of awards won by Ballymoney boys is astounding.  Among those killed there were five Military Cross winners, and twelve winners of the Military Medal.  many more among those who survived.

     Of the friends who have helped me, one in particular, stands out.  Samuel McLean, of Ballymena, and originally from Finvoy, had been studying the Finvoy men previously and willingly gave me all the information he had on them, including photographs of them and of their graves in France and Belgium.  Then, in 1998, when he was planning a trip to France and Belgium, he asked me for a copy of my list of graves and memorials.  He returned with a huge selection of photographs taken all over France and Belgium of the graves of Ballymoney boys.  This has been a terrific help and adds a great deal of interest to the book.
     Not content with this, he asked for my list again, when he was going back in April of 1999.  Again he returned with a selection of photographs of those he had been unable to do ob the previous trip.
     During my research many interesting facts have emerged, but one which has a direct link with Ballymoney has come to light.  One of the most decorated Chaplains of the First World War, Rev. James Gilbert Paton, M.C. and two bars, had married Margaret Patterson, of 5 High Street, Ballymoney in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church on 15th September 1908.

     In November 1998 I was invited to accompany Alderman Harry Connolly and Alderman Samuel McConaghy, both of Ballymoney Borough Council, on a trip to France and Belgium to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.  We visited the Ulster Tower at Thiepval for a service of Remembrance and then went to the opening of the Peace Park at Messines in Belgium, to be present at the ceremony attended by the Queen.  This was a most enjoyable experience and I was highly honoured to be asked to be present.  We stayed in a first class hotel in Lille and the weather. which had been wet previous to the trip, dried up and we had perfect, summer weather with continuous sunshine all the time we were there.

     There can hardly have been a family in Britain which was not touched in some way by the tragedy of the First World War.  Great Britain, alone among the major European nations, went to war with an army based on voluntary enlistment, numbering just over 247,000 at the outset, with 486,000 Reserves and Territorials.  By November 1918 a further 5,000,000 had enlisted, over half of them volunteers.
     The war developed into one of attrition as the Allies strove to break trough the formidable German defences and by the end casualties on both sides were on a scale hitherto unparalleled.  Over 350 of these young volunteers, some of them from Ulster, eventually faced the firing squad.  They had been Court Marshalled, many of them never given the chance to properly defend themselves.  These young men, all of them far from home for the first time, and facing almost certain death, had for various reasons, left their post and been found guilty.  Suffering from shattered nerves, caused by the noise and by the scenes of death and destruction all around them, these young men, many of them only in their late teens, had to pay the supreme sacrifice.  The British Government has a lot to answer for and the least they can honourably do is to apologise for their wrong doing and clear the names of these young men.
        When they have that done Britain can once again hold her head high.
     The Australian Government can hold their heads high.  They refused point blank to impose the supreme sacrifice on their own men when they had done something wrong and no Australians had to face the firing squad.  This was probably true of other countries as well.

     Young Ballymoney men enlisted in all corners of the World.  Many of them were serving in Scottish regiments, having gone there to find work.  A few were in English regiments and a number of them had emigrated to New Zealand and Australia.  Quite a few had emigrated to Canada.  All of them, when the call came, enlisted to serve their country and as it turned out, to give their lives.  Thos serving in Scottish Regiments were there for two reasons.  A number of them had set up home in Scotland and were there permanently, the others were seasonal workers who went to Scotland every year for the harvest work on the large farms of Southern Scotland.  It was August and harvest time and all of the talk was of the war.  It was a chance they might never have again, and they used it to the full.  Many of them, as soon as they enlisted, were taken for full time training, and almost before they knew it, were in France fighting for their lives.  It was a shock for those at home to realise that what had originally been a parting for only a few weeks was now to be an indefinite period and very possibly for ever.

     Another interesting fact has emerged.  During the writing of the Bushmills book, it transpired that four of the Bushmills boys had been brought home from hospital for burials in Bushmills.  It is interesting to note that not one of the Ballymoney boys was brought home, although, like the Bushmills soldiers, they had died in hospital in England.

     It is sad to have to admit that for a small number of the Ballymoney soldiers there just does not appear to be any information available.  A few of them have proved to be very difficult cases and deadlines eventually have to be met, so I hope you will understand that it was not for want of trying that there are a few with very little information.

                                                            ............................................Robert Thompson



2nd Lieut. Richard Henry Cole Magenis
3rd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 15th September 1914
Aged 27

 

Born: Drumdoe, Co. Roscommon 20th April 1887
Son of Edward Cole Magenis
Lived: Finvoy

No known grave
Commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial

Commemorated in Finvoy Parish Church

 

6450 Guardsman Arthur Donnelly
Scots Guards

Killed in Action 26th October 1914
Aged 31

Born: Cloughmills
Son of the late Arthur Donnelly
Lived: Magherafelt 2nd March 1906
Enlisted: Middlesborough

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial

 

3995 Rifleman William Shirlow
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 27th October 1914
Aged 37

 

Born: Ballymoney 1877
Brother of Mrs. A. Magee, 67 Grove Street, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France, Panels 42 and 43

 

10266 Guardsman William McAllister
Scots Guards

Killed in Action 25th January 1915
Aged 27

 

Born: Knockanavery
Son of Samuel McAllister, Culduff, Ballymoney
Lived: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Edinburgh 8th September 1914

Interred in Arras Road Cemetery, Plot 3, Row H, Grave 26

 

7275 Rifleman Alfred Taggart
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 27th October 1914

 

Born: Friary, Armoy
Brother of Gunner John Taggart (right)
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Panels 42 & 43

Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church

 

116525 Gunner John Taggart
Royal Garrison Artillery

Died of Wounds 23rd November 1918

 

Born: Friary, Armoy
Brother of Rifleman Alfred Taggert (left)

Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church
Interred in Stockport (Willow Grove) Cemetery, Cheshire

1535 Private Charles Allen
1st Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 18th November 1914
Aged 29
Born: Belfast
Lived: Liscolman
Enlisted: Ballymena 18th November 1902

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, Panel 11.

Commemorated in Billy Parish Church

16120 Rifleman John Culbertson
6th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died 18th November 1914
Born: Finvoy
Lived: Ballyboyland, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin, Pres. 79.
Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

3739 Rifleman Joseph Dean
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles "C" Coy.

Died of Pneumonia 3rd March 1915
Aged 35

 

Born: Ballymoney 1880
Son of Joseph and Susan Dean of Balnamore.
Husband of Annie Dean, 15 Daisy Hill, Randalstown.
Enlisted: Randalstown

Interred in Belfast City Cemetery, H. 531.

 

Assistant Steward Daniel McArthur
Mercantile Marine Reserve

Killed in Action 11th March 1915

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Castle Street

No known grave.
Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

18806 Private Charles Murphy
3rd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died Home 16th March 1915
Aged 42

 

Born: Deffrick, Dervock 1873
Son of James and Matilda McAllister Murphy
Husband of Janet Brown Murphy, of Den Row, Fauldhouse, West Lothian
Enlisted: Fauldhouse, Linlithgow.

Interred in Londonderry City Cemetery, G.A., Mil 14.

 

2825 Private Joseph Docherty
1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders

Killed in Action 17th April 1915
Aged 21

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of William and Elizabeth Docherty, 190 Gourlay Street, Springburn, Glasgow
Lived: Glasgow

Interred in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Kemmel, Belgium, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 20.

 

Private John Magill
"D" Coy, 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 27th April 1915
Aged 23

 

Born: Dervock
Youngest son of the late James and Ellen Magill, of Lurgan, Co. Armagh.

Interred in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 26.

 

1810 Private Thomas Lynn
2nd Bn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.

Killed in Action 8th May 1915

 

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Panel 12.

8939 Rifleman Arthur Corbett
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 17th January 1915

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast
Husband of M. Corbett, 19 Lesley Street, Ligoniel

Interred in Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 7.

232 Private John Bellingham
1st Bn. Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders "A" Coy.

Died of Wounds 19th January 1915
Aged 28
Born: Kilraughts
Son of Thomas and Anne (McLaughlin) Bellingham of Kilraughts
Enlisted: Co. Antrim

Interred in Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery

Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church.

 

2719 Private William Twaddle
2nd Bn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.

Killed in Action 8th May 1915
Aged 37

 

Born: Benvarden
Son of Liz Twaddle, Benvarden

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium

Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

7451 Private John Bellingham
8th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Killed in Action 28th June 1915

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of John and Elizabeth Bellingham
Lived: West Calder, Midlothian
Enlisted: Wood Muir, Midlothian

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

 

1708 Rifleman Robert Moore
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

 

Killed in Action 9th May 1915
Aged 24

 

Born: Mosside 1892
Son of George and Annie Moore, Liscolman
Brother of William (right)
Husband of Agnes Laverty McPherson, 117 Bouverie Street, Port Glasgow
Lived: Port Glasgow
Enlisted: Greenock, Renfrewshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Commemorated in Billy Parish Church

3216 Rifleman William Moore
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 27th April 1916
Aged 32
Born: Liscolman 1884
Son of George and Annie Moore, Liscolman
Husband of Mary Ann Moore
Brother of Robert (left)
Lived: Port Glasgow
Enlisted: Greenock, Renfrewshire

Interred in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 25

Commemorated in Billy Parish Church

 

9906 Private Robert Casey
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 26th May 1915

 

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Interred in Pink Farm Cemetery, ay Helles in Gallipoli, Plot 3, Row A, Grave 15

 

17465 Private Samuel Casey
1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in Action 29th June 1915

 

 

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 190-196

The Singing Soldier

The machine-gun stood applauding, as the chorus fled his lips,
And paused when he lay sprawling, in the mire of his ditch,
He had sung his words of wisdom, sincerely from his heart,
And for reconciliation, from this world he did depart.

He was just one more statistic, in their catalogue of death,
But his family, friends and comrades, they never shall forget,
An infant in his cradle, the precious gift of life,
His parents proud and grateful, such joy should grace their lives.

A boy played in the schoolyard, a conker in his hand,
The pranks, the cane, the bullying of a generation damned,
A youth kissed Nancy Glover, 'neath a weeping willow tree,
Then carved their names together, for everyone to see.

A man put on his uniform, then waved his home goodbye,
And marched off to those bloody fields, where Europe's sons would die.

A voice of peace is silenced, by the justice of a gun,
While generals drunk on cognac, prolong a war benumbed.

          Paul Hutton, Coleraine 

 

Able Seaman Neil Forbes
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Nelson Battalion, R. Naval Div.

Died 15th June 1915
Aged 30

 

Born: John Street, Ballymoney
Son of John Forbes, Greenock
Lived: Greenock, Scotland

Interred in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Plot 2, Row F, Grave 6

 

23293 Private Archibald Forbes
2nd Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers

Killed in Action 31st July 1916
Aged 40

 

Born: John Street, Ballymoney
Son of James and Elizabeth Forbes
Lived, Greenock, Renfrewshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 4a and 4d

 

2846 Private Hugh James Thompson
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 11th July 1915

 

Born: Antrim
Son of Mr. J. Thompson, 57 Carnan Street, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

Buried at Sea

Brother of John (right)

10468 Private John Thompson
1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Killed in Action 25th April 1915

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Mr. J. Thompson, 57 Carnan Street, Belfast
Lived: Londonderry
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in V. Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli, Special Memorial, B 110.

Brother of Hugh (left)

 

19896 Private Joseph Watson
11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Killed in Action 19th July 1915
Aged 22

 

Born: Unchinagh
Lived: Ballymaconnelly
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Member of Ballymaconnelly, L.O.L. 360

Interred in Le Touret Military Cemetery
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church.

 

19297 Corporal James Watson
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

Born: Ballymaconnelly
Lived: Ballymaconnelly

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

1777 Rifleman William McKendry
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Ballymoney
Son of George McKendry, Dunaverney
Married Jane Lamont
Lived: Dunaverney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

Lieut. Arthur Butler Cramsie
2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

Killed in Action 8th May 1915
Aged 21
Born: O'Harabrook 1894

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

Name recorded on the family headstone in the Lamb's Fold at O'Harabrook

 

3222 Private James Henry Moore
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 21st August 1915
Aged 21

 

Son of Robert and Catherine Moore, 57 Ashmore Street, Belfast
Lived: Balnamore

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 97-101

 

13/1406A Tpr. Robert McNaul
Auckland Mounted Rifles New Zealand Exp. Force

Died of Wounds 1st September 1915
Aged 23

 

Born: Ballygan
Son of James and Louisa Agnes McNaul

Interred in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Row D, Grave 79

Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

5790 Rifleman John Kirgan
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 11th September 1915 at Hooge
Aged 25

 

Born: Ballymoney 1890
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eliza Kirgan, 1 Brand Street, Lome Square, Ibrox, Glasgow
Lived: Milltown, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 40
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

3312 Private Daniel Baird
11th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Killed in Action 25th September 1915
Aged 30

 

Born: Mosside, Co. Antrim
Son of Stewart and Martha Baird
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Interred in Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France, Row J, Grave 35

 

5222 Private John Henry
7th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers formerly 12948 R. Inniskilling Fus.

Killed in Action 15th August 1915

 

Born: Finvoy
Son of George Henry, Maddykeel
Lived: Eden, Finvoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 185-190
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

 

12327 Private Andrew Madden
9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Killed in Action 25th September 1915
Aged 31

 

Born: Finvoy
Son of Thomas and Jane Madden, Bendooragh
Lived: Killymaddy, Bendooragh
Enlisted: Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church
Memorial - Dud Corner Cemetery

10341 Private William Beckett
2nd Bn. Scots Guards

Killed in Action 16th May 1915
Born: Balnamore
Son of Mr. John Beckett, Balnamore
Husband of Ellen McLelland, Ballymoney
Lived: Whiteinch, Glasgow
Enlisted: Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 3 and 4

7679 A. Cpl. William John Brolly
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 16th May 1915
Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Drumahiskey
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, Panels 16 and 17

 

3035 Private Alexander Morrow
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 27th September 1915

 

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France

 

17216 L. Cpl. Samuel Brolly
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

 

Killed in Action 25th September 1915
Aged 23

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Robert G. and Ellen Sophia Brolly, Balnamore
Lived: Drumahiskey
Enlisted: Ballymoney 10th October 1914

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 40
Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

 

16875 Corporal William Joseph O'Brien
10th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Died of Wounds 25th September 1915

brother of Robert (right)

 

Born: Dervock
Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann O'Brien, Dervock
Enlisted: Glasgow

Interred in St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, France
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

117034 Gunner Robert O'Brien
Royal Garrison Artillery 261st Siege Battery

Killed in Action 3rd May 1917

brother of William (left)

Born: Dervock
Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann O'Brien, Church Street, Dervock

Interred in Tilloy British Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 15
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

6770 Corporal Bryce Gilmour
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 30th September 1915

 

Born: Roscommon
Son of Mr. Bryce Gilmour, Charlotte Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Londonderry
Enlisted: Dublin

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France, Panels 9 and 10

 

Lieut. Thomas Callender Campbell
11th Div. Royal Engineers

Died of Wounds 8th October 1915

 

Son of the late Rev. William Howard and Mrs. Campbell, Wellington Park, Belfast
Husband of Georgina McGugan, of  Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 23 to 25 and 325 to 328
Commemorated in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church

8295 Private James Thompson
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 7th June 1915
Born: Carnaff, Dervock
Lived: Ballywattick, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 97 to 101

Commemorated in Carnaff Reformed Presbyterian Church

1016 Rifleman Robert McIlhatton
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Rasharkin
Son of the late William John and Margaret McIlhatton
Lived: Kingarve, Stranocum
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, pier 15A

Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

 

8364 Private James Boorman
2nd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

 

Died of Wounds 20th November 1915
Aged 41

Born: Dunloy
Brother of Mrs. Maggie McCartney, 57 Melrose Street, Belfast
Lived: Belfast
Enlisted: Dunfermline

Interred in Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 116

 

2924 L. Cpl. John McIntyre
5th Bn. Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders

 

Died 6th December 1915 of Appendicitis
Aged 21

Born: Aghadowey
Son of James and Martha McIntyre, Mosside, Stranocum
Lived: Mosside

Interred in Greenock Cemetery, Scotland, Plot HHH, Grave 180

Commemorated in Drumtullagh Parish Church

 

5143 Private Robert McCaughan
5th Bn. Connaught Rangers

 

Killed in Action 7th December 1915
Aged 46

 

Born: Mosside, Dervock 1968
Son of John McCaughan, Moycraig
Husband of Mary Jane Clyde McCaughan, 65 Garriochmill Road, Glasgow
Lived: Johnstone
Enlisted: Paisley, Renfrewshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece

 

22112 Private Archibald Nicholl
1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Formerly 3108 R.G.A.

Killed in Action 22nd December 1915

 

Born: Mosside
Lived: Liscolman, Dervock
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Gallipoli, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 4

Commemorated in Mosside Presbyterian Church

 

7679 William Logan
10th Bn. Scottish Rifles

Killed in Action 27th January 1916
Aged 19

brother of Samuel (right)

 

Born: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Son of the late James and Mrs. Mary Anne Logan, Castle Street.
Lived: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Panels 57 to 59

 

3104 Private Samuel James Logan
9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders

Killed in Action 25th September 1915

brother of William (left)

Born: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Son of Mary Logan, Castle Street.
Enlisted: Uddingston, Lanarkshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial
Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

16389 Private Peter Dallett
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 9th June 1915
Born: Ballymoney
Son of Michael and Mary (O'Boyle) Dallett
Enlisted: Ballymoney 12th November 1914

No known grave
Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

1139 Private Samuel Kane
1/5 Bn. Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders

Killed in Action 12th July 1915
Born: Bushmills
Lived: Seneirl, Bushmills
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 183 and 184

Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

5884 Rifleman Thomas Donnelly
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 28th January 1916
Aged 18

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of John and Mary Donnelly, of Maddydoo, Bendooragh
Lived: Bendooragh, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Plot 8, Row C, Grave 84

 

21406 Private William McBride
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly 16698 Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 10th February 1916

 

Born: Dervock
Enlisted: Belfast 1902

Interred in Authuille Military Cemetery, Row A, Grave 36
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

23042 John Patrick Dillon
8th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 28th May 1916
Aged 19

 

Born: Ballinaloob
Son of John and Annie Dillon, (Nee Heron), of Ballymacaldrick, Dunloy
Lived: Dunloy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Bethune Town Cemetery, Plot 5, Row D, Grave 53

 

21527 Private David Johnston
8th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 2nd June 1916
Aged 18

 

Born: Broughshane 1898
Son of the late Hugh Johnston, Cloughmills
Lived: Mounthamilton, Cloughmills
Enlisted: Larne

Interred in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Plot 1, Row N, Grave 1
Commemorated in Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church

 

17273 Cpl. Herbert Blackmore M.M.
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 7th June 1918

brother of William (right)

Born: Ballymacarret, Co. Down
Lived: Chatham, Armoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Haringe Military Cemetery, Poperingue.

Commemorated in Armoy Parish Church

 

17272 Rifleman William Blackmore
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

brother of Herbert (left)

Born: Ballycastle
Lived: Chatham, Armoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in Armoy Parish Church

Captain Lewis Alexander McAfee
"A" Coy, 8th Bn. Rifle Brigade

Killed in Action 30th July 1915
Aged 26
Born: Ballymoney 10th September 1888
Lived: West Kirby
Son of William McAfee, M.D., J.P., Cooleen, West Kirby, Cheshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Panels 46  - 48 and 50.

5261 Private James Dougherty
7th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers formerly 13024 R. Inniskilling Fus.

Killed in Action 30th August 1915
Aged 20
Born: Balnamore
Son of George and Mary Dougherty, Balnamore
Enlisted: Coleraine August 1914

No known grave
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 185-190

 

7239 Private Samuel Fulton
10th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 18

 

Born: Seacon, Ballymoney 1898
Son of the late John Fulton, 16 Maralin Street, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney

 

642 Rifleman William Laverty
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Ancre British Cemetery, France, Plot 7, Row C, Grave 2

 

6186 Rifleman David Linton
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 19

 

Born: Cloughmills
Son of Robert John and Mary Linton, Artnacrea, Clough
Lived: Clough
Enlisted: Ballymena

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France

 

4871 Rifleman Edward McFall
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

 

Born: Ramoan, Co. Antrim
Lived: Stranocum
Enlisted: Newtownards

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 15a & 15b
Commemorated on Stranocum and Ballycastle War Memorial

 

22400 Private John McMullen
1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

 

Born: Dunloy
Lived: Swatragh
Enlisted: Coatbridge

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 16c

 

9243 L. Cpl. James Patton
15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles formerly 1186 Army Cyclists Corps

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

 

Born: Finvoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 15a
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

3190 Rifleman James Huey
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 25th September 1915
Born: Ballynagashel
Son of William and Rose Huey, Ballycraigagh, Stranocum
Lived: Ballycraigagh, Stranocum
Enlisted: West Calder, Midlothian

No known grave
Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 40

Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

801 Rifleman Alexander Huey
802 12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 16th August 1917
Aged 22
Born: Ballynagashel
Son of William and Rose Huey, of Ballycraigagh
Lived: Ballycraigagh, Stranocum
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panels 138-140 and 162 to 162A and 163A

Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

9035 L. Cpl. David McCracken
2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Killed in Action
Born: Dunloy
Lived: Uddingston, Lanarkshire
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

 

No known grave
Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Panels 108-112

18559 Rifleman Charles Newell
13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles "B" Coy.

Killed in Action 7th February 1916
Aged 19
Born: Ballymoney 1897
Son of Mrs. Eliza Newell, 54 South Street, Newtownards
Enlisted: Newtownards 17th September 1914

Interred in Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, France, Row G, Grave 6

 

1707 Rifleman John Burns
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 25

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Joseph and Annie Burns, Balnamore
Lived: Balnamore
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 15A and 15B
Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

 

18757 L. Cpl. Ernest Walter Shields
Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 18

 

Born: Bushmills 1898
Lived: Kirkfield House, Dervock
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated in the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 15A & 15B
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church


Sam McConaghy at the Ulster Tower at the Somme, 11th November 1998
 

7537 Rifleman Samuel Taylor
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 18

brother of David John (right)

Born: Meetinghouse Street, Ballymoney 31st August 1897
Son of David John and Jane Taylor
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney August 1914

Interred in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France, Plot 8, Row A, Grave 83
Commemorated in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church

 

1632 Rifleman David John Taylor
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 10th August 1917
Aged 20

brother of Samuel (left)

Born: Meetinghouse Street, Ballymoney 9th May 1896
Son of David John and Jane Taylor, Castle Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney August 1914

Interred in White House Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 3, Row A, Grave 17
Commemorated in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church

 

6512 L. Cpl. Robert Thompson
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated in the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 15A

 

604 Rifleman Thomas Wilson
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916

Born: Rasharkin
Lived: Duneaney, Rasharkin
Enlisted: Ballymena

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 15A

 

13588 Sergeant Samuel Shields M.M.
8th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 2nd July 1916
Aged 23

 

Born: Stranocum
Son of Samuel and Sarah Shields, 33 Upper Frank Street, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 15A & 15B

 

Lieut, William Shields
14th Bn. Manchester Regt. & Royal Flying Corps.

Killed in Action 5th September 1917
Aged 28

 

Son of Samuel and Sarah Shields, 33 Upper Frank Street, Belfast
Lived: Stranocum

Interred in Voormezeele Enclosures No. 1, and No. 2 Plot 1, Row H, Grave 41

9866 L. Cpl. Archibald Murphy
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 7th May 1916
Aged 24
Born: Ballymoney
Son of John and Elizabeth Murphy
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row D, Grave 20

3414 Private Frank McBride
11th Bn. Australian Infantry

Killed in Action 30th May 1916
Born: Ballycastle
Son of John McBride, Market Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Perth, Western Australia
Enlisted: Perth, Western Australia, 19th July 1915

Interred in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 53

 

28648 Private Patrick Olphert
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 10th July 1916
Aged 20

 

Born: Union Street, Ballymoney 1896
Son of Patrick and Jane Olphert

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France

 

12680 Thomas McGhee
1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers

Killed in Action 14th July 1916
Aged 24

 

Born: Mosside
Son of James and Mary Ann McGhee, 1/33 Bouverie Street, Port Glasgow
Enlisted: Port Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial 3c

 

3/6483 Private Daniel Craig
8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders

Killed in Action 30th July 1916

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Townhead Street
Enlisted: Leith, Scotland, January 1915

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Pier 15b and 15c

 

2953 L. Cpl. James Smyth Boyd
6th Bn. Black Watch

Killed in Action 30th July 1916
Aged 25

 

Born: Knockans, Finvoy 20th July 1891
Son of John and Margaret Boyd

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Face 10a
Commemorated on family headstone in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

 

2938 Private Alexander Walker
48th Bn. Australian Infantry

Killed in Action 6th August 1916
Aged 29

 

Born: Gladhill, Stranocum
Son of David Walker
Lived: Bridgetown, Western Australia
Enlisted: Blackboy Hill, Western Australia 29th September 1915

No known grave
Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

 

2nd Lieut. Victor James Simpson
5th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action 24th August 1916

 

Son of David and Mrs. Simpson, Birkdale
Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Megaw, Ballymoney
Grandson of the late Archie Moore

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 12a and 12d

108 Rifleman Robert Carson
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 21
Born: Lavin, Knockahollet 1895
Son of James and Ellen Carson
Lived: Bushfoot, Portballintrae
Enlisted: Ballymena

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Dunluce Presbyterian Church

Commemorated on family headstone at 1st Kilraughts Presbyterian Church

17441 Rifleman James Clarke
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Ballynacree June 1899
Son of Robert Clarke, Meetinghouse Street
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. 15a & 15b

Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

21255 Private William McNulty
1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 26th August 1916

 

Born: Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Enlisted: Belfast
Employed: by Robert Black, Church Street, Ballymoney

Interred in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Valley Cottages Cemetery, Zillebeke, Mem, Row F, Grave 3

 

2674 L. Sgt. Thomas Young
6th Bn. Royal Irish Regt.

Killed in Action 3rd September 1916
Aged 43

 

Born: Cloughmills
Son of John and Elizabeth Young

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in Killagan Parish Church

 

25444 Private Samuel McNeill
8th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 9th September 1916
Aged 28

 

Born: Drumcon, Rasharkin
Son of James and Mary McNeill
Enlisted: Londonderry

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France
Commemorated in Rasharkin Presbyterian Church

 

19522 Rifleman James Gow
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 27th September 1916

 

Born: Ballymoney 6th September 1896
Son of William and Anne Gow
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Aveluy Wood Cemetery, France, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 10

 

440195 Private Samuel Patterson
2nd Bn. Canadian Mounted Rifles
(1st Central Ontario Regiment)

Died 29th September 1916
Aged 27

 

Born: Drumabest, Kilraughts 21st April, 1889
Enlisted: Sewell, 28th March 1915

Interred in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Plot 16a, Row E, Grave 5

 

9645 Rifleman James Lynn
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 30th September 1916

 

Born: Ballymoney
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

761 Rifleman Robert John Coleman
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 21
Born: Ballymaconnelly
Son of John and Mary Coleman
Enlisted: Belfast 12th October 1914
Member of Ballymaconnelly L.O.L. 360

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Pier 15a & 15b
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

17629 L. Cpl. James Fenton
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 25
Born: Dunloy in 1891
Enlisted: Ballymoney September 1914

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in Dunloy Presbyterian Church

 

132253 Private William McConachie
73rd Bn. Canadian Infantry Royal Highlanders of Canada

Killed in Action 7th September 1916
Aged 28

 

Born: Dervock 2nd April 1888
Lived: Montreal, Canada

Interred in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 2

 

15288 Rifleman John Deane
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 13th September 1916

 

Born: Loughan
Lived: Balnamore
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Vermelles British Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row D, Grave 24

 

A/20092 Private George McCormick
16th Bn. Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regt.

Killed in Action 9th October 1916
Aged 24

 

Born: Monaclough, Armoy 23rd March 1892
Son of the late Thomas and Catherine McCormick, formerly of Ballycastle
Lived: Carrowlaverty
Enlisted: Winnipeg, Canada 18th December 1914

No known grave
Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church

 

22128 Private Luke O'Neill
1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 12th October 1916
Aged 22

 

Born: Portglenone
Son of Roderick and Mary Ann O'Neill, Portglenone
Lived: Rasharkin
Enlisted: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France

 

64 Private William Ramsey
1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died 12th October 1916

 

Born: Getty's Close

No known grave
Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India 

 

109576 Private Thomas Ross
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Died of Wounds 14th October 1916
Aged 20

 

Born: Glencar, Sligo 10th October 1895
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Toronto

Commemorated on Dervock War Memorial

2nd Lieut. John Hamilton
11th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Lived: Ballyrobin, Stranocum
Son of Mr. John Hamilton, Woodview, Stranocum

Commemorated in Carncullagh Presbyterian Church

7578 Rifleman Frank Kennedy
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 33
Born: Armoy
Son of Ruth and William Kennedy
Enlisted: Ballycastle

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Armoy Parish Church

 

10203 Private Frank Heggarty
25th Co. M.G.C. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 23rd October 1916
Aged 18

 

Born: The Park, Armoy
Son of Francis and Isabella Heggarty, Park Mills, Armoy

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church
Interred at Le Transloy

 

3/10463 Sergeant Samuel James Holmes
8th Bn. Norfolk Regt.

Died of Wounds 23rd October 1916
Aged 38

 

Born: Billy, Bushmills
Son of Fanny and the late Samuel Holmes, Liscolman
Lived: Liscolman

Interred in Warloy-Baillon Comm Cemetery, Plot 6, Row C, Grave 4

Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

 

424544 Private Frank John Bankhead
1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Saskatchewan Regiment

Died of Wounds 29th October 1916
Aged 25

 

Born: Pretoria, South Africa 25th June 1890
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Anne Bankhead, Victoria Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Canada 19th May 1915

Interred in St. Catherine British Cemetery, France, Row M, Grave 2

 

9140 Sergeant Alexander Murdock
2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Killed in Action 13th November 1916

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Glasgow
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 15c

 

17890 L. Cpl. John Gamble
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 23rd November 1916

 

Born: Craigs, Finvoy
Enlisted: Glasgow

Interred in Waggon Road Cemetery, France, Row C, Grave 33

 

28977 Private John Porteous
7th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 17th January 1917
Aged 33

 

Born: Killosnet, Co. Leitrim
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Porteous, Clooneen, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Enlisted: Ballymoney, February 1916

Interred in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 3, Row A, Grave 121

14882 L. Cpl. Alexander Kirkpatrick
11th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 24

Born: Ballymoney, 10th February 1892
Son of George and Jane Kirkpatrick
Lived: Polentamney, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 4D & 5B

 

< seated centre: Alex. Kirkpatrick
standing centre: John Kirkpatrick b. 14th March 1882, d. 15th December 1956
at right: believed to be Samuel McClelland, Balnamore K.I.A. 1.7.16

18136 Rifleman David McClelland
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Ballymoney
Son of David and Maggie McClelland
Married with two children
Lived: Tullaghgore
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

 

Clyde 211969 Robert Anderson Reid
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Laurentic

Killed at sea 25th January 1917
Aged 22

 

Born: Balnamore 1895
Son of Robert and Mary Anderson Reid, 79 Earlspark Avenue, Newlands, Glasgow

Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, No. 28

 

10913 Private Hugh Murphy
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 30th January 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Ballymoney 1897
Son of John Murphy, Stone Row, Coleraine
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier 4d and 5b

 

2073 Trooper William McKee Murphy
North Irish Horse

Died (pneumonia) 12th February 1917
Aged 23

 

Son of Thomas Murphy
Lived: Leslie Hill
Enlisted: January 1916

Interred in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Plot O5, Row C, Grave 7
Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

27777 Private Patrick Cumming
1st Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Killed in Action 17th February 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, 4d

 

504742 Sapper John Gillen
2nd Field Coy. Canadian Engineers

Killed in Action 1st March 1917
Aged 22

 

Born: Clintyfinnan, Armoy
Son of William John & Charlotte Gillen, Abbotsford, B.C.
Lived: Emigrated to Canada
Enlisted: Vancouver, Canada

Interred in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Row E, Grave 5
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church

 

9328 Private Peter O'Donnell
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 15th March 1917

 

Born: Donegal
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

Interred in Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Plot 2, Row 1, Grave 8

27741 Private Samuel McClelland
11th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 20
Born: Ballymoney
Son of Thomas and Ellen McClelland, Balnamore
Lived: Balnamore
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Mill Road Cemetery, Somme, France, Plot 19, Row D, Grave 6

Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

2493 Rifleman Malcolm McFadden
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 23
Born: Grange of Drumhillagh
Son of Mrs. Jane McFadden
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Mosside Presbyterian Church

 

49714 Private Alfred John Smyth
14th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

Killed in Action 6th March 1917
Aged 36

 

Born: Rasharkin
Son of Thomas and Margretta Smyth, Rasharkin
Husband of Edith Negus of Bognor, Sussex
Lived: Streatham
Enlisted: Kingston-upon-Thames

Interred in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. Plot 1, Row M, Grave 36
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

 

907063 Private John William Clyde Jack
16th Coy. Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Killed in Action 12th March 1917
Aged 24

 

Born: Coleraine 16th April 1892
Son of the late David Jack, formerly headmaster of the Model school
Enlisted: Canada 16th February 1916

Interred in Villers Station Cemetery, Plot 7, Row E, Grave 22

 

269045 Gunner Charles Maitland Stuart
2nd Bn. Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Died of Pneumonia 5th December 1918
Aged 18

Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. W. L. Stuart, Glenmanus House, Portrush

Interred in Derrykeighan Parish Churchyard
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

possibly a cousin of James (right)

 

Capt. James Maitland Stuart
59th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps

Killed in Action 13th April 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Queensland, Australia 1896
Son of Annie M. Stuart , of Somerset, Coleraine and the late James Stuart, Stranocum

No known grave
Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

148821 Private Joseph Dempsey
78th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regt.)

Killed in Action 19th April 1917
Aged 35

 

 

Born: Aghadowey 7th May 1811
Son of William and Sara Dempsey
Enlisted: Winnipeg, Canada 2nd July 1915

Interred in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

 

 

400738 Private Hugh Hamill
4th Bn. Canadian Mounted Rifles

Died of Wounds 22nd April 1917
Aged 24

 

Born: Belfast 26th August 1892
Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Hamill
Lived: Ballinagarvey, Bendooragh
Enlisted: Canada

Interred in Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Plot 1, Row C, Grave 11
Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

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