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"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
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Name Aiken, Christopher
Rank Private - Service Nos. 9413/8526
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers/Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: Belfast 1890
Dates/Info 8 Houston Street
Where buried Died: 13th January 1944 - Buried Grave No. U1 218 Belfast City Cemetery  -  Medals Index Card
Source Grand-daughter Christine Clarke-Barton - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Allen, Thomas Joseph
Rank Rifleman/Private  - Service No. 3978
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 8th Bn.
Birth details Born 1878
Dates/Info. Husband of Margaret Allen, 50 Spring Street, Belfast ~ Father - Samuel Allen
Where buried Died 2nd July 1916   Awards: Military Medal
Thiepval Memorial - Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B Medals Index Card
Source Grand Daughter - Iris Nicholl ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Anderson, James
Rank  
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1890c 
Dates/Info Son-in-Law of Robert Cassells - Married Elizabeth Cassells on 6th May 1912 in Killowen Parish Church, Coleraine Lived 2 Main Street, Whiteabbey from 1912 After War had Confectionary shop at this address
Where buried  
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Anderson, William
Rank Gunner/Gunner 17148/32504
Regiment 13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles/Motor Machine Gun Corps
Birth details Born: 1893 8 Kenbaan Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Enlisted 17th September 1914, Newtownards. Gassed Battle of Ypres 1917 - survived the war married his nurse (they met at The Rest, Porthcawl, where he received treatment for his injuries) they settled in Bridgend South Wales where he opened a motor bike garage
Where buried Died: 1925 as result of a road traffic accident caused by a heart attack as a direct result of his gas poisoning in 1917. Buried Wick Church yard South Wales
Source Great Nephew Hugh Mark Anderson ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Angus, James (see brothers)
Rank Private - Service No. 75229
Regiment Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) 29th Bn. known as 'Tobin's Tigers'
Birth details Born 16th July 1888, Cottown, Co. Down
Dates/Info Son of Alexander Angus, of 20, Albert St., Bangor, Ireland
Where buried Died 11th September 1916 aged 29 - Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Source Great Niece - Ruth ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   fullsize photo
Name Angus, Robert (see brothers)
Rank Lance Corporal - Service No. 20885
Regiment Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born 1893, Cottown, Co. Down
Dates/Info Son of Alexander Angus, of 20, Albert St., Bangor, Ireland
Where buried Died 9th July 1916 aged 23 - Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Source Great Niece - Ruth ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
 Medal Index Card   newspaper clipping
Name Angus, John Blair (see brothers)
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 17155
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 13th Bn.
Birth details Born 1895, Cottown, Co. Down
Dates/Info Son of Alexander Angus, of 20, Albert St., Bangor, Ireland
Where buried Died 1st July 1916   Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Source Great Niece - Ruth ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
 Medal Index Card   fullsize photo


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Name Bailey, Robert
Rank Sergeant
Regiment 379th Siege Battalion Royal Garrison Artillery
Birth details 15th June 1881 in Glenrue, Aughnacloy.
Dates/Info Lived - 13 St. Kilda Street, Belfast - Wife - Annie and three daughters
Where buried Buried - Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. - Also served in the South African War. His name is on the Stationery, Printing and Allied Trades Memorial in the North Aisle of St. Anne's Cathedral - Died 25th September 1917
Source Great Nephew - Richard Telford-Bailie ~ emails to  meems@marylennon.co.uk   notification of death - letter

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Name

Barry, Alexander
Rank Private - Service No. 17237
Regiment 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: Belfast 2nd November 1897
Dates/Info Enlisted 17th September 1914, Demobbed 7th March 1919 Wounded in action on the 7th July 1916 in France. Hospitalised until 25th July 1916. Son of James Barry and Mary Ann Magill.  Emigrated to the U.S.A. 14th July 1920, husband to Minnie Boggs from Malin, Co. Donegall in New York 3rd August 1926
Where buried Died: 21st November 1951 Buried Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho
Source Great Nephew - Sam Barry ~ emails to  meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name

Best, Robert
Rank

Rifleman

Regiment

9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles - Service No.  652

Birth details Northern Ireland
Dates/Info Lived - 33 Ghent St. Belfast
Where buried K.I.A. 7th June 1917 28 years old - Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Source Bob Cook   ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name

Biggart, John
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 1420
Regiment 14th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1898 Bendooragh
Dates/Info Enlisted: Ballymoney 1914 - Son of John and Mary Ann (McNeill) Biggart - Brother of William Biggart (below)
Where buried K.I.A. 16th August 1917 aged 19 - Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 138-140 also in Ballymoney Parish Church
Source Niece - Helen Wilson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name

Biggart, William
Rank Trooper - Service No. 41388
Regiment 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers formerly '1932' North Irish Horse
Birth details Born: 1895 Inchinagh Lane, Bendooragh
Dates/Info Enlisted: Ballymoney - Son of John and Mary Ann (McNeill) Biggart - Brother of John Biggart (above)
Where buried Died of Wounds 3rd April 1918 - Commemorated on Poziers Memorial, Panels 76-77 also Ballymoney Parish Church
Source Niece - Helen Wilson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card

Name

Blain, Joseph
Rank Rifleman/Private - Service No. 8877
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born: 1895
Dates/Info KIA October 26th, 1916; 35 Joseph Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 26th October 1916 Awards: Military Medal - Thiepval Memorial - Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B
Source Great Nephew - P. Robinson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name

Boden, John
Rank Private
Regiment 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars - Service No. 70
Birth details Born 1888  Belfast
Dates/Info Son of John Boden of 13 Brandon Terrace, Park Gate Avenue, Strandtown, Belfast and the late Agnes Boden; husband of Jane Boden of 85  Willowfield Street, Belfast
Where buried KIA 30th March 1918 aged 30 years - No known grave - Commemorated Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Source Great Nephew - Robert Davidson Carruthers - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medal Card

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Name

Bowman, Edward
Rank Reg. No. 16255
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born c1891 in Glasgow of Irish parents
Dates/Info Son of William John and Dorothea Bowman of 7 Belmont Road and later 64 Montrose Street. He was probably attached to 109th Trench Mortar Battery, 109th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division. He was a Young Citizen Volunteer, wounded on 1st July 1916 hospitalised and then due to his injuries served in the Labour Corps No. 428110
Where buried  
Source Great Nephew - Bill Bowman - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name

Bowman, Harry
Rank Private - Service No. 17290
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 13th Battalion
Birth details Born: 31st March 1895 at 7 Central Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Married Eveline McKitterick - 26th December 1921 - St Donard's, Bloomfield
Where buried France (wounded), Served in the R.U.C. 1st September 1922 to 30th March 1952, died 14th November 1975, buried Lurgan Cemetery. Mentioned on the War Memorial in Comber, Co. Down
Source Grandson - David McComish ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card

Name Boyd, John McClelland
Rank Acting Sergeant - Major
Regiment 5th Lighthorse Regiment, 7th Lighthorse Brigade
Birth details Born Abt. 1889 Ahoghill, Antrim
Dates/Info wife - Marie Graeme Love 4th May 1920
Where buried Wounded November 16th, 1915, Awarded Military Cross, twice mentioned in despatches, Gullett 438, 673, 722)
Died 8th October 1925
Source Sandra Hass ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk     extra photograph here


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Name

Brennan, Robert
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment Corp. 4th Connaught Rangers - Service No. 6/2496
Birth details Born: 29th July 1892 Belfast
Dates/Info of Carrickhill Belfast - joined at Clifton Street Hall. 12th November 1914 - in 1915 after basic training it was found that Robert had a slight heart problem and was transferred back to Ireland as part of the 4th Connaught Rangers at Bere Island Co. Cork then discharged in 1916 due to ill health
Where buried Died: 3rd October 1973 - Buried in Milltown Cemetery
Source Grand daughter - Deirdre Brennan ~ email - c/o meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Brown, David Alexander
Rank Private
Regiment 9th  Btn. Yorkshire Regiment - Service No. 30004
Birth details Born in Newry
Dates/Info lived at 37 Fraser Street, Belfast
Where buried Died near Fountain-au-bois, France on 10th October 1918 in 'The pursuit to the Selle', the final battle of the Hindenburg Line.
Source David Mannus ~ Great Nephew ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name Brown, William Charles
Rank Private - Service No. 40949
Regiment 108th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps (EBRUV)
Birth details Born: 13th July 1896 at Groomsport, County Down
Dates/Info. Eldest son of Edwin Charles and Mary Ann Brown. Served in France
Where buried Died: 30th June 1917 due to Shell Shock
Source Great Nephew - George McAllister ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Bruce, Thomas Ernest, M.M.
Rank Rfn. - 16274
Regiment 14th then 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1896 - Only son of Thomas & Charlotte (nee Henderson) Bruce, Woodview, Dunmurry
Dates/Info. Killed in action 20th October 1918
Where buried Buried at Harlebeek New British Cemetery, Belgium -  Medals Index Card   Extra Information on Ernie
Source Tom Henderson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Burns, Hugh
Rank Private - Service No. 1133
Regiment 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles - A.O.C. Service No. 036047
Birth details Born: 9th June 1894 Ballyhone, Glynn, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info. France; Gassed in Action ; Brother of John Burns (below) Son of Mary and Alexander Burns
Where buried Buried: Glynn Parish Church of Ireland
Source W. R. McKeen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Burns, John
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 1209
Regiment 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 16th September 1887 Ballyhone, Glynn, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info. Western Front Flanders Killed in Action - Brother of Hugh Burns (above) Son of Mary and Alexander Burns
Where buried Died: 1st September 1916 - Ypres (Menin Gate) Ref. Panel 40
Source W. R. McKeen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Burnside, Samuel Richardson
Rank Private Service No. M2/113718
Regiment Royal Army Service Corps - 108th Army Field Artillery Bde. Park Sect.
Birth details Born: Liverpool, lived in Belfast when enlisted c1886
Dates/Info. Son of John & Rebecca Burnside, Co. Monaghan, husband of Maggie E. Burnside, 270 Cupar Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 25th October 1917 aged 31
Source Grandson - Samuel Richard Burnside ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
 Medals Index Card  photo of headstone by SKPhotos
Name Burton, Robert James
Rank Private - Service No. 47098
Regiment 10th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Birth details Born: 31st January 1895 in Drumbo, County Down
Dates/Info. Son of Robert and Annie Burton
Where buried Died: K.I.A. 12th October 1918 at Flanders. Served in France
Source Relation of George McAllister ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo of headstone by SKPhotos

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Name

Calderbank, William James
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1888 Bryson Street Belfast, son of William Calderbank and Mary Ann Dempster of Belfast. 
Dates/Info Reserve from 1912-start of WWI. Posted to 2nd Bn. on 5th August 1914. Wounded at Somme July 1916 and nursed by Milborough Roberts Lewis who he married 1919. Worked for Harland and Wolf.
Where buried Died 1964 Belfast   Father of Charles Lewis Calderbank
Source Grand-daughter - Sandra Esterbauer ~email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Callan, Tom Edward
Rank Private - 47437
Regiment 4 Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment
Birth details Born Chapel Lane, Dundalk
Dates/Info. Enlisted Seaforth, Lancashire - Wife - Mary Evelyn - Thank you to Stephen Kerr for the photo
Where buried KIA France 20th May 1917
Buried Arras Memorial  - further information
Source Grand Nephew - Sean Murray ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Campbell, Samuel
Rank Private - Service No. 19860
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 10th Bn.
Birth details son of Mr. John Campbell, Toberhead, Castledawson
Dates/Info. Enlisted: Finner Camp, Co. Donegal - Theatre of War, France & Flanders
Where buried Died: 2nd January 1917 - Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) - photograph found by Donna Leary :o]
Source Keith Campbell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Campbell, William Henry
Rank Private - Service No. PLY/13623
Regiment Royal Marine Light Infantry
Birth details Born: 1891 at 26 Fingal Street, Belfast
Dates/Info On Wednesday 23rd January 1918 his ship "S.S. Baykerran" sank off Nova Scotia, Canada. Son of the late John and Margaret Campbell
Where buried Died: age 30 on the 23rd January 1918 - Plymouth Memorial
Source Great Niece - Caroline Simmonds ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Service Register NA  Extras

Name

Campbell, William James
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 7436
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 1st Battalion and later 2nd Battalion
Birth details Born: Belfast 1883 - Married Mary Davison
Dates/Info Enlisted 1904 - DCM awarded for carrying an officer out of a trench under heavy fire, that officer was Edward Workman, only son of owner of Workman Shipyard- one of the forerunners of Harland and Wolf
Where buried Died: 1938 Craigavon Military Hospital, Belfast - Buried Belfast City Cemetery
Source Grand Daughter Lin Dixon - email ~ meems@marylennon.co.uk  extra photos
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Name

Carlisle, David
Rank unknown
Regiment 10th Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: Northern Ireland
Dates/Info He joined up with the Kenolty bros. So far not been able to trace any soldier in the 10th with the regt. no. 10/15064 in between the Kenolty boys' regt. no.s. I do wonder if David Carlisle is this 'missing man'........
Where buried Survived. Apparently was gassed, terribly injured by it - breathing problems. He returned to Belfast and went to live with the Kenolty family in Hamilton Street
Source great great niece - Cathy Brumage  - email ~ meems@marylennon.co.uk
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Name

Carruthers, Josiah
Rank Private - Service No. 10113
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Birth details Born: 1894 Belfast
Dates/Info Son of William and Alice Carruthers, 41 Crosbie Street, Bangor, Co. Down
Where buried Died: 14th May 1915 age 22 - Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
Source Grand Nephew - Robert Davidson Carruthers ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Cassells, Edward
Rank Sergeant - Service No. 43427
Regiment R.A.M.C.
Birth details Born 1891 Co. Armagh
Dates/Info Married Mary Gough 24th March 1913 in Killowen Parish Church, Coleraine, lived in Killowen Street, Coleraine
Where buried Died 3rd December 1929 Coleraine - Buried Killowen Church of Ireland Parish Graveyard - Gassed WW1
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index National Archive
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BOER WAR

Name

Cassells, Edward Verner
Rank  
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers 2nd Battalion (joined 1898) 
Birth details Born 28th August 1865 in Co. Armagh
Dates/Info Served Boer War 1899/1902 - and throughout Campaign was awarded Queen Victoria's South African Medals with 3 clasps, Married Margaret Hillen in Tullylish Pres Church near Gilford, Co. Down on 17th October 1902 Lived at 6 Dunbarton Street, Gilford where they had a Confectionary Shop
Where buried Died 1910 
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name

Cassells, Isaac
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. 11502 / 13th London Regiment - Service No. 494968
Birth details Born 1892 Co. Armagh
Dates/Info married Margaret Parke 1st April 1910 Killowen Parish Church, Isaac lived in Whiteabbey Co Antrim worked in Linen Trade
Where buried  
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index National Archives

Name

Cassells, James
Rank  
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1889 Co. Armagh
Dates/Info Married Nellie McNEILL 19th June 1912 Killowen Parish Church, Coleraine, after War James worked in Railways and lived at Donegall Avenue South Belfast
Where buried Died 1978c in Coleraine, Buried Killowen Church of Ireland Parish Graveyard
Source further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Cassells, Joseph
Rank Private/Rifleman - Service No. 12/17421
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 14th Bn.
Birth details Born 1897 Laurelvale, Co. Armagh
Dates/Info Killed (age 20) Battle of Langemark Ypres Belgium
Where buried Died 16th August 1917
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    Medals Index National Archives (spelt as Cassels)
Name Cassells, Samuel
Rank Rifleman
Regiment 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 17/1032
Birth details 1896 - Belfast
Dates/Info Samuel was the second son of William & Mary Jane Cassells, 117 Donegall Avenue, Belfast
name appears on the "Roll of Honour" of Donegall Road Presbyterian Church
Where buried Buried - Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France - Plot 1, Row B, Grave 3.
Died - 20th March 1916, aged 20 from head wounds received 2 days earlier without regaining consciousness
Source Nephew - Walter Graham ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Eddies News Extracts
Name Cassidy, Daniel
Rank Private - Reg. No. 4684/43090
Regiment Connaught Rangers/Royal Irish Fusiliers 7/8th Battalion
Birth Details Born: 1897 in Belfast
Dates/Info Son of John and Elizabeth Cassidy
Where buried Died: 8th June 1917 in France of wounds
Source Great Grand Nephew Neil Gourley - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Cassidy, Joseph
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Service No. G/28018
Birth details Born in Londonderry 1899 - Parents: Joseph and Matilda Cassidy
Dates/Info  
Where buried Died aged 19 on 10th July 1918
Buried - Londonderry City Cemetery
Source Joseph Cassidy - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Cassidy, Robert
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Service No. 15405
Birth details Born Londonderry 1893 - Parents: Joseph and Matilda Cassidy
Dates/Info  
Where buried Died aged 30 on 7th July 1923
Buried in same grave as brother J. above - Londonderry City Cemetery
Source Joseph Cassidy - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Charters, David
Rank Private
Regiment 3/4th Seaforth Highlanders.
Birth details Born and Died in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info Brother-in-Law to Rifleman Robert Best
Where buried  
Source Bob Cook  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Charters, John (Jack)
Rank Private
Regiment 5th-6th Royal Irish Fusiliers Service No. 12599
Birth Details Born and Died in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info Brother-in-Law to Rifleman Robert Best
Where buried  
Source Bob Cook  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk     larger photo


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Name Clarke, Charles
Rank Rank and Service No. unknown
Regiment American Army - Regiment unknown
Birth details Born 17th June 1888 - Lower Fallagh, Co. Tyrone
Dates/Info Son of John and Mary Clarke
Where buried Died: July 1964 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, N.Y.
Source Great Niece Sheila Johnson ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Clarke, Jackson   - more photos here
Rank Sjt. 9391, 424883, 25717, 7007299
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, The Rifle Brigade, Royal Ulster Rifles
Birth details Born: Belfast, 14th December 1891
Dates/Info Married to Margaret Clarke and lived at Hurst St, and Euterpe St, Belfast
Where buried Died: 7th October 1959, buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Belfast
Source Grandson - Stevie Kerr ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card
Name Clarke, Joseph - (brother to William Clarke below)
Rank Corporal
Regiment 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 23439
Birth details Born at Newbliss, County Monaghan
Dates/Info Enlisted at Monaghan, County Monaghan on February 6th, 1915 - Discharged November 15th, 1918 with wounds.
Where buried Died 17th June, 1968 in Englehart, Ontario, Canada
Source Grandson - Brian McConnell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Tribute Site

Name Clarke, William
Rank Private
Regiment 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. 17928
Birth details Born Killeevan, County Monaghan
Dates/Info. Enlisted at Clones, County Monaghan
Where buried KIA - Battle of Cambrai in France on 1st July 1916  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Great Nephew - Brian McConnell ~ further contact through Mary meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Coey, John
Rank L/Corporal
Regiment 7th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth Details Born: 1894 Loughbrickland, Co. Down
Dates/Info Awarded DCM October 1916 - Married Catherine Boyle of Dromore - Listed on Roll of Honour at Dromore Cathedral
Where buried Died: 4th August 1977 Buried: Dromore Cathedral, Co. Down
Source Grand-daughters - Freda Graham, Canada & June Silcock, Belfast  ~ further contact through Mary meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Coid, Andrew
Rank Private - Service No. 10413
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
Birth Details Parents lived in 17 Shipbuoy Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Died: 21st March 1918
Where buried Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery  Medals Index Card
Source Third Cousin - Heather Coid ~ further contact through Mary meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Coid James
Rank Lance Corporal - Service No. 5314
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 7th Battalion
Birth Details Son of Mrs. Jane McCloy formerly Mrs. Jane Coid of 17 Shipboy Street, Belfast 
Dates/Info Died 29th April 1916, aged 21
Where buried No grave....name on Loos Memorial  Medals Index Card
Source Third Cousin - Heather Coid ~ contact through Mary meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Conkey, Henry Dominick - (served as Campbell)
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Marine Light Infantry, Unit Text: 4th R.M. Bn. - Service No. PLY/16188
Birth details 1899 - brother to Joseph Conkey below
Dates/Info signed up aged 14 - son of Thomas and Catherine Conkey, 100 Foundry Street, Belfast
Where buried
Died - 23rd April 1918  -  Five years service
Killed during the raid on Zebrugge on board "H.M.S. Vindictive"
Memorial Ref. - P.W. 45A - Dover (St. James's) Cemetery 
Source Great Niece - Marian Conkey ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Conkey, Joseph
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 9099
Birth details Married 1916 in Dublin to Mary Connolly - Children 5 - brother to Henry Dominick Conkey above
Dates/Info Served as a private from 1914 to 1920 - At some point was a prisoner
Where buried Died - St. Kevins Hospital, Dublin
Buried - Balgriffen, Dublin
Source Grand Daughter - Marian Conkey ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name Cooke, Alexander Hamilton
Rank Private - Service Number 27878 (Military Medal)
Regiment 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth Details Born 1899
Dates/Info Husband of Hannah Jane McFaul, Claudy - 9 children, married in 1920 at Cumber Upper Parish Church of Ireland (Alla), Cumber Road, Claudy, Co. Londonderry - Alexander fought in both World Wars - brothers Robert & William
Where buried Buried in Upper Cumber Parish Church of Ireland
Source Granddaughter - Roberta Hamilton ~ email further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals  Medals
Name Couser, Jonathan
Rank Lance Corporal 6/7424
Regiment 1st. Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 23rd April 1889 Saunderson Street, Oldpark Road, Belfast
Dates/Info. son of William and Rose Ann Couser, 30 Saunderson Street, Oldpark, Belfast
Where buried Died: 14th June 1916 Age 29 Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme France  Grave Ref. I.E. 17
Source Great Neice - Mrs. M. Richardson ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card
Name Craig, Alexander
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 614
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 12th Battalion
Birth details Born Belfast - Only son of Alexander and Margaret (McGaw) Craig
Dates/Info.  
Where buried Died 1st July 1916 - Mem. Ref. - Pier and Face 15A and 15B Thiepval Memorial  Medal Card
Source Great Niece - Sandra McManus ~ further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk


BOER WAR

Name Crawley, George
Rank Private - Serial No. 34475
Regiment 99 Coy, Imperial Yeomanry
Birth details Born: 31st May 1875, Lisburn, son of John Crawley and Mary Matthews Crawley
Dates/Info. Served in South Africa 4th March 1901- 4th April 1902, married to Sarah Jane Davis on 14th May 1897 last residence in Ireland was 143 Blythe Street, Belfast. Immigrated to the United States June 1911
Where buried Died 19th January 1948, Schenectady, NY, USA, buried in Fisher Cemetery, Schenectady, NY, USA
Source Great Grand Daughter, Heidi Crawley ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Crawley, Richard
Rank Gunner, Serial No. 5839
Regiment Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Siege Battery
Birth details Born 10th April 1881, Lisburn, son of John Crawley & Mary Matthews Crawley
Dates/Info. Married Margaret Morrow on 29th June 1916 last residence 98 Blythe Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 7th August 1916, France, Battle of Somme, memorialized on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Department de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Pier and Face 8 A
Source Great Grand Niece, Heidi Crawley  ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk (photo courtesy of Nigel Henderson)

photo of Roland in his football team and a medal they won

Name Croft, Roland
Rank C.Q.M.Sgt. - Service No. 8/12707
Regiment 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details 1st July 1890
Dates/Info. Roland (spelt Rowland on some certificates, variously called Ron or Roly) was one of 9 children to James & Susan Croft. He married Nellie Gilmer on 4th January 1915 at St Judes Church on the Ormeau Road, they had 1 son, James Gilmer Croft, at the time of marriage he was quarter master sergeant in RIR stationed at Ballykinler. His 26th birthday was "celebrated" at the Somme, he was wounded at Ypres by a piece of shrapnel, he received 3 medals during the war, Victory, British and Star.
Where buried He died on 23rd October 1942 from injuries received when a lady let an extremely heavy door slam on him, he is buried at Bangor Cemetery
Source Grandson - Steven ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Cronin, Sammy
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 2nd. Bn. - Service No. 8480
Birth Details Dublin
Dates/Info  
Where buried Died 10th April 1918 - approx. age 28
Buried Premont Cemetery, France
Source May O'Toole - Great Niece ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk thank you to Ed for the photo
Name Cummins, Paddy
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 1st Bn. - Service No. 9110
Birth Details Belfast 1891
Dates/Info Thank you to Stephen Kerr for the photo
Where buried Died 27th November 1914 - aged 23 - Buried at Laventie, France
Source May O'Toole - Great Niece ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
no photo Name Cummins, Michael
Rank Service No. 8482
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 2nd Battalion - Royal Expeditionary Force
Birth Details Belfast 1890
Dates/Info He kept a diary up to the time he was captured.
Where buried Prisoner in Belgium 24th December 1907. Discharged 11th December 1918.
Survived
Source May O'Toole - Grand daughter ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Cummings, Robert Crawford
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 6th Battalion - Service No. 9/18927
Birth Details 24th April 1892 - Parish St. Anne's near Ballyshannon, Donegal
Dates/Info Enlisted 24th September 1914 - Discharged 16th April 1918
Where buried Wounded in France - entitled to wear 2 Gold Braid Wound Distinction Stripes
Died Belfast 1954
Source Grand Son ~ Sam Thompson  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Currie, Francis
Rank Private - 11730
Regiment 5th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1888 Portadown, Co. Armagh
Dates/Info Joined the army on 24th August 1914 - Son of Mrs. E. A. Currie, of Queen Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh and the late James Currie
Where buried Died aged 27 on the 29th August 1915 at Chocolate Hill at Gallipoli, Turkey - Helles Memorial
Source Great Nephew - David Steele ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Curry, Nathaniel
Rank Gunner
Regiment Royal Field Artillery - 27th Div. Ammunition Col.
Birth Details Born - 23rd September 1894, Shankill, Belfast
Dates/Info Parents - John Henry & Eliza-Ann (nee Millar) Curry of 6 Aberdeen Street, Belfast - Brother Edward, Cyclist Corps
Where buried Died in U.V.F Hospital, Clifton Street, Belfast with Lumber Puncture caused by Mustard Gas 
Died 27th August 1918 - Buried Carnmoney Cemetery (F22)
Source Great Niece - Anne Curry ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Daley/Daly, George
Rank Private - 3388 & Lance Corporal
Regiment 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1889 in the Augher area
Dates/Info. Served from 28th December 1908 to 27th December 1915 was with the Expeditionary Forces in France from 30th May 1915 to 16th December 1915
Where buried Died 79 years old on 25th November 1968 - wife: Barbara, George lived and died at 108 My Lady's Road, Belfast  Medals Card
Source Grand daughter - Joan Humm ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name de Carteret, James Abraham
Rank Private -  Reg. No. 8762
Regiment 7th Royal Irish Rifle 'D' Coy.
Birth details Born: 16th February 1894 on Island of Sark C I (honorary Irish man :))
Dates/Info. James Abraham was gassed, later shot in the head on the Somme, sent to Hospital in England. At the End of Nov 1918 transferred to the Labour Corps as Pte 706419 duties were Exhumation & Reburial till 1920\21 at the extra sum of 2/6 per day
Where buried Died: December 1949 Guernsey
Source Son - Mike De Carteret ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name Dickson, James
Rank Private - Service Number 72877
Regiment 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Birth details Born Sandy Row, Belfast 1894
Dates/Info. Son of Robert and Sarah J. Dickson, of 92 and 94, Sandy Row, Belfast.
Where buried Died: age 19 31st July 1917 Remembered with Honour Dragoon Camp Cemetery near Ypres                                                                                                        JACK CAN YOU CONTACT ME PLEASE
Source Nephew - Jack McKeown ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  * see below entry     HELP?
Name Dickson, Robert
Rank Rifleman
Regiment 10th Bn. 107th Brigade Royal Irish Rifles 10/14369
Birth details Born: 1896 Sandy Row, Belfast
Dates/Info. Killed by German sniper - Son of Robert and Sarah J. Dickson, of 92 and 94, Sandy Row, Belfast
Where buried Died: 25th November 1915 Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps  JACK CAN YOU CONTACT ME PLEASE
Source Nephew - Jack McKeown ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   *see above entry
Name Dickson, William John
Rank Corporal - Service No. 8/12723
Regiment 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (East Belfast Volunteers)
Birth details Born Belfast                                                                                   ELIZABETH CAN YOU CONTACT ME PLEASE
Dates/Info DOB unknown  - address 42 Douglas Street, Belfast - photo courtesy of Donna Leary
Where buried KIA Somme - 11th June 1916 Buried - Authuile War Cemetery, France   also listed in Eddies News Extracts
Source Elizabeth Dickson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo of headstone thanks to Stephen Kerr
Name Dillon, Joseph Albert
Rank Sergeant
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 26th March 1890 in Lurgan, Ireland
Dates/Info. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dillon, of 5 Princes Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Where buried Died: 31st December 1939 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and buried in Lurgan Cemetery
Source Great grand daughter Jenny McNamara ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk  full photo
Name Dillon, Victor Samuel
Rank Private Service No. 14132
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers "C" Coy. 9th Bn.
Birth details Born: 1898 in Lurgan
Dates/Info. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dillon, of 5 Princes Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Where buried Died: 1st July 1916 Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 15 A
Source Great grand niece Jenny McNamara ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk  thanks to Stephen Kerr for the photo
Name Dougal, Robert Joseph
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment 21st Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Birth details Born Belfast 1895
Dates/Info. Son of Susan Dougal, of 34 May Street, Belfast and the late Hugh Dougal. A member of Andrew Dougal & Son, Belfast.
Where buried Died 1st July 1916 age 21 - Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 10B 11B and 12B   London Gazette
Source Researcher Alan Wallace - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Dowie, James
Rank Private - Reg. No. 10047
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Co. Down
Dates/Info Son of Elizabeth Dowie, 37 Devonshire Street, Belfast. Cousin of Benjamin Dowie Snr.
Where buried Died: 26th August 1914 Buried La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre
Source Robert Lewis ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Nigel Henderson
sadly Robert Lewis passed away on Friday 29th May 2015, at the moment there is no-one to contact, I will update here if that changes :( my deepest sympathies go to his daughter Andrea and thank you for emailing me to let me know - Mary
Name Downey, James
Rank Private - Service No. 18570
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1888
Dates/Info Address - 46 Boyd Street, Brown Square, Shankill, Belfast ~ Wife, Mary McBride, 2 sons, 3 daughters
Served in France - 1915/1919
Where buried Died 1971
Source Grand Daughter - Elizabeth Carmichael ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Downey, Wallace
Rank Seaman
Regiment Royal Navy
Birth details Born 1879 at 61 Brown Square, Belfast - Uncle of Archie Downey
Dates/Info Seaman to 1915 - Mounted Police to 1919
Where buried Died 1954 Westmoreland
Source Elizabeth Carmichael ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Drennan, Daniel
Rank Lance Corporal - Service No. 17590
Regiment 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1897 - son of George Drennan b1865 and Eliza ( nee McGarrell ) Drennan b1865 living at 19 Abbey Gardens, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim - Daniel had 10 brothers and sisters (brother George below)
Dates/Info His brother David, emigrated to Australia, his Sister Margaretta ( Madge ) still alive age 98 living Care Home, Armagh City
Where buried Died 16th August 1917 - Buried in Tynecot Cemetery (Ref VG3)
Source Source - Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index   photo of grave stone kindly sent to me by Colin Seivwright
Name Drennan, George
Rank Private - Service No. 12/17589
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1898 in Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info Son-in-Law of Robert Cassells - Married to Francis Smyth b1900 d1982 in Whiteabbey Congregational Church 1924
Where buried Died 1974 - Ashes buried Smyth family plot in Larne - After War lived Cambrai Park Whiteabbey until death in 1974
Source Jim Cassells ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index National Archives

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Name Duff, John
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast 14th April 1880
Dates/Info Fought and injured in Boer War; husband of Christina Scott 4th May 1908 in Belfast. 15 Deacon Street, Belfast
Where buried K.I.A. 25th August 1918: Buried Bertenacre Cemetery, Fletre, Frances
Source Grandson - Reggie Duff ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Duffield, Robert
Rank Rifleman - 16449
Regiment 13th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1896 approx.
Dates/Info Son of William (blacksmith) and Margaret Duffield, The Square, Ballynahinch. Brother of Bella
Where buried Died: Somme on 1st July 1916, aged 20. His body was never found, blown up beside The Ulster Tower. His name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15A and 15B. Also remembered on his parents headstone at Magheradroll Parish Church and Ballynahinch War Memorial.
Source John Duffield  ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Dunseith, Albert Victor Spence
Rank Signaller/Corporal - Army Number 41364
Regiment North Irish Horse / Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 31st October 1898 - Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Dates/Info Married - Twice - Clara Ashworth - 3 Children / Edna Jessie Wilson - 3 Children
Where buried Died: 10th September 1939 - 21 Crossfield Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3. Buried Family Grave, Carnmoney Cemetery, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim
Source Nephew - Vic Boyd ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Elliott, David
Rank Private
Regiment 10th Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1881
Dates/Info living at 34 Gaffikin Street in 1912
Where buried Died 1952 aged 71 - Buried Belfast City Cemetery, Q Section
Source Grand Son - Rab Reidyird ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  -  extra photos


Boer War
Name Farnon, Hugh
Rank Private - Service No. 1013
Regiment R.A.M.C.
Birth details Born: 7th August 1877 in Belfast
Dates/Info Served in Boer War and in WW1, in France - Husband of Roseanna Farnon, of 27 Fourth St., Conway St., Belfast
Where buried Died: 13th July 1919 - age 42 - Buried in Belfast City Cemetery
Source William Taylor ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Farrell, Edward William
Rank Private - Service No. 7/3645
Regiment 7th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 12th March 1896 Nantwich, Cheshire
Dates/Info. Son of Elizabeth Caroline Hartfield and Peter "Patrick" Farrell, 147 Matilda Street, Belfast (brother of John James below)
Where buried Died: 29th September 1916 - Liverpools Kirkdale Cemetery ref. no. screen wall IV C.E. 23 Cause of Death 1. GSW through head, 2. Meningitis
Source Claire Bedford - Great Niece ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  (more photos)
Name Farrell, John James (Jack)
Rank unknown
Regiment unknown
Birth details Born: 5th April 1890 Carrickfergus (brother of Edward William above)
Dates/Info. Moved to Liverpool after the war, son of Elizabeth Caroline Hartfield [born in Woolwich in 1866] and Peter "Patrick" Farrell, [born about 1867 in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford] Cromac area, Belfast. Peter served in the 5th Dragoon Guards and married Elizabeth in 1888 St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.
Where buried unknown
Source Claire Bedford - Great Niece ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Fenning, Frederick
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast 8th January 1897
Dates/Info. Known to be a POW in Marsh 1918: Address at time 113 Northumberland Street, Belfast
Where buried Died in a boating accident in Vancouver, Canada, along with his son
Source Grand Niece - Marie Duff ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Fenning, Thomas
Rank Private
Regiment Irish Guards 1st Batt.
Birth details Born: Belfast 9th September 1890
Dates/Info. Missing, assumed dead
Where buried 6th November 1914: Commemorated Panel 11 Menin Gate, Ypres         photo - thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Grand Niece Marie Duff ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Fenning, William
Rank Air Mechanic 2nd class
Regiment Royal Flying Corps
Birth details Born: Belfast 28th June 1893
Dates/Info. Husband of Margaret Addis, 26th October 1919: lived in Belfast. Worked at Harland and Wolff shipyard after WW1 until he retired in the 1960s.
Where buried Died: 17th January 1977. Buried: Carnmoney Cemetery, Belfast
Source Grand Daughter Marie Duff ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Fields, John William
Rank Private - Drummer - Service No. 40930
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers - Leinster Regiment 3530 Private
Birth details Born: 1895 Mullaloughan, Donagh
Dates/Info Son of Patrick and Teresa (Clerkin) Fields, of Mullaloughan, Co. Monaghan; husband of Margaret Fields, of Springfield, Moneygall, King's Co.
Where buried Died: 19th July 1917 while preparing for the 3rd battle of Ypres age 22years. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, Belgium   Website Medals Index Card
Source great great nephew - Joe Fields ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Fitzpatrick, James Thomas (known as Thomas)
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 5th June 1880 at Coolcullen, Co. Kilkenny
Dates/Info Enlisted Kilkenny 10th January 1895 age given as 18 years 1 month actual 14 years 7 months, served in Egypt/Sudan, South Africa and India awarded Queens Sudan Medal, Khedives Medal with clasp Khartoum, Queens South Africa with clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal & Talana, Kings South Africa Medal with clasps 1901 and 1902 Information received states that Thomas was taken prisoner and released 6th June 1900 from Pretoria, he was discharged on the 10th May 1913 on medical grounds but enlisted in the Royal Marines 3/7/18
Where buried Died: Belfast City Hospital 16th October 1956 buried Grave # GB 337 B Milltown Cemetery Belfast
Source Grand daughter - Sarah Savage nee Keenan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Fitzsimmons, James
Rank Private - Service No. 21942
Regiment 7th/8th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born in Portaferry in 1875 at Ballyphillip
Dates/Info Son of George and Mary Fitzsimmons, of Portaferry, husband of Catherine, of Knocknagow, Portaferry
Where buried Died age 42 on 22 November 1917
Buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux
Source Grand-daughter ~ Jane Gallagher ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Flood, Francis
Rank Private/Corporal - Service No. 11202
Regiment RAMC 29th Div. Motor Ambulance Workshop
Birth details 24th October 1893 Howth, County Dublin, Ireland - Brother to Valentine, James & John Flood, son of Anne & Valentine Flood
Dates/Info Was transferred to the 7th Battalion Tank Corps as a Driver, Service No 95328, served in Egypt, Gallipoli, The Somme and Cambrai. He was a Private and Corporal in the RAMC and was a Serjeant in the Tank Corps.
Where buried Died: 4th February 1956 age 62, buried St. Fintans, Howth, Co. Dublin, died in the arms of his wife Mary in their home in Barn Hill, Howth
Source Grandson - Shay O'Farrell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card    Photo
Name Flood, James Joseph
Rank Private/Lance Corporal - Service No. 6/2522
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 6th & 9th Battalion
Birth details Born: 30th May 1890 Howth, County Dublin, Ireland - Brother to Valentine, John & Francis Flood, son of Anne & Valentine Flood
Dates/Info James was shot in the right hand having two fingers shot off in Thiepval Wood in the Somme on 1st July 1916, gassed the same night, he was discharged just after that and had to re-enlist to No 10 Company Army Service Corps in 1918, his A.S.C. No was T/439104, he served in Gallipoli and the Somme and more!
Where buried Died: 5th August 1922 buried Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. age 32 as a direct result of his wounds and Gas attack
Source Great Nephew - Shay O'Farrell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card  photo
Name Flood, John
Rank Driver - Service No. 77138
Regiment 74th Brigade Royal Field Artillery - 'A' Battery
Birth details Born: 25th October 1891 Howth, County Dublin, Ireland. Brother to Valentine, James & Francis Flood, son of Anne & Valentine Flood
Dates/Info The Battle of Loos 1915, The Battle of the Somme 1916, The Third Battle of Ypres 1917 aka Passchendaele, The Battle of Cambrai 1917, The Battle of St. Quentin 1918, 1st Battle of Bapaume 1918
Where buried Died: 19th October 1918 age 27 just 6 days before his 28th birthday, he was KIA in Cambrai, commemorated in Carnieres Communal Cemetery Extension in France
Source Great Nephew - Shay O'Farrell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card
no photo Name Flood, Valentine
Rank Private - Service No. 46780
Regiment RAMC 32nd Field Ambulance
Birth details 27th September 1888 Howth, County Dublin, Ireland. Brother to John, James & Francis Flood, son of Anne & Valentine Flood
Dates/Info Valentine was a stretcher bearer in Gallipoli and was taken POW in 1915, he died in Gallipoli.
Where buried Died 21st December 1916 - age 28 - Commemorated in North Gate, Baghdad
Source Great Nephew - Shay O'Farrell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card
Name Foster, William
Rank C.S.M.
Regiment 10th Royal Irish Rifles 'B' Coy.
Birth details Born 19th October 1868 in Fermanagh (Lisnaskea)
Dates/Info. Enlisted age 15 in 1883 - Married to Marion Jordan
Where buried Died 1939 and is buried in Dundonald Cemetery, Belfast
Source Grandson John Foster - email through meems@marylennon.co.uk  more photos JOHN can you contact me please
no photo Name Freeland, Henry
Rank Private - Service No. 5576
Regiment 2nd Royal Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Birth details Born - New Bliss, County Monaghan 1882
Dates/Info. Joined British Army 1902 served South Africa. Re-enlisted 1912 - 4 Dragoons of Line, Scottish Rifles and ended up in Royal Scots Greys
Where buried Died - Haddington, Scotland 1954
Source Great-Nephew - William Freeland ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Gallaher, David
Rank Serjeant No. 32513
Regiment 2nd Bn., Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Birth details Born 30th October 1873 at Ramelton, County Donegal
Dates/Info. Husband of E. I. M. Gallaher, of 1 John Street, Ponsonby, Auckland. Former Captain of the New Zealand Rugby Football Team (The All Blacks) - Two of David's brothers were also killed in France
Where buried Died: 4th October 1917 age 41 - Buried: NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY  photo of headstone by SKPhotos
Source Sports researcher Sid McDowell - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   allblacks.com
Name Gamble, James
Rank Chief Petty Officer CGI (Chief Gunnery Instructor). Service No. J220 & JX150049
Regiment Royal Navy
Birth details Born: 27th November 1890 18 Fountain Place, Londonderry: Son of Samuel and Annie Gamble nee McIlhinney.
Dates/Info. Enlisted 8th January 1908 Petty Officer at the Battle of Jutland, 1916. Served before and after First World War Re-enlisted in 1936 until 1939. Served also as a C.P.O. Pensioner during the Second World War
Where buried Died: All Saints Hospital, Chatham, Kent, 3rd July 1965 - Cremated
Source Grandson Stephen Gamble - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Gibson, John
Rank Rifleman/Private - Service No. 11945
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 'C' Company; 15th Bn.
Birth details Born: 11th January 1893
Dates/Info. Beloved son of James and Margaret Gibson & brother of Lizzie and Willie
Where buried Died: 31st January 1916 Trenches At Redan, France - Buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery Colincamps Plot 1 Row a Grave 2
Source Grand Nephew - Ivan Ferris ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card
Name Glanfield, George
Rank Private - Service No. 10285
Regiment 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment
Birth details Born - 1897 Parents - Robert and Annie Glanfield, of Cluntymullen, Rathaspick, Co. Longford
Dates/Info. Served - Balkans and Western Front
Where buried Died - 31st July 1917 aged 20 years - no known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Panel 44
Source Great Nephew - Bob Taylor ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Goode, Malachy
Rank Gunner - Service No. 1016394
Regiment Royal Artillery - 290th Brigade Divisional Ammunition Column
Birth details Born: 13th August 1895 in Aughrim, Co. Galway
Dates/Info. Wife: Ellen Corr, Rush, Co. Dublin - Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal - Served in France and Belgium
Where buried Died: 19th October 1990
Source Grand Son – Kevin Good ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Full Photo  Medals Index Card
Name Graham, William John
Rank Rifleman Service No. 12275
Regiment 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details  
Dates/Info. Fought in the Battle of the Somme, lived at 11 Springmount Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 1st July 1916 - Memorial - Thiepval France
Source Grandson - John Bruce ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   National Archives
no photo Name Grant, John
Rank Rifleman
Regiment 6th Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born - 1890, Mullaghbane, County Armagh
Dates/Info. Wounded Egypt and repatriated to Lord Derby War Hospital, Winwick, Warrington, where he died of infection to a shoulder wound
Where buried Died - aged 28 on 28th October 1918
Military headstone at Leitrim Chapel near Castlewellan
Source Grand-daughter - Ella Patterson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Gray, Charles
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 10th Battalion  ** also served in WW2 with The Enniskillen Fusiliers  -  (photo)
Birth Details Born 15th January 1894 at 15 Scotch Row, Belfast
Dates/Info
also served with the R.U.C. 'A' Specials at Dublin Castle in 1921   (photos)
Enlisted 5th October 1914 - Discharged Medically Unfit 21st April 1915 - Served 198 days
Where buried Died 1952 at 29 Vicarage Street, Belfast
Source Son - Norman Gray  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Gregson, Edward Thomas
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd Battalion Irish Guards
Birth details Born in Belfast 1894
Dates/Info His war record shows that he disembarked 13/8/1914 to France as part of the B.E.F. He was discharged 23/10/1917 I'm not sure which part of the army he joined up to, as my research shows that the 2nd battalion Irish Guards were not formed until after he left for France. Nevertheless, he ended up in the Irish Guards. Regimental No 4472. He was awarded the British medal and Victory medal.
Where buried He was gassed and suffered as a result for the rest of his life until he died on 26/2/1956
Buried: East Sheen Cemetery, South West London
Source Grandson - Chris Gregson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Greeves, Thomas Malcolmson
Rank Flt Sub Lieutenant 03/06/1917-23/11/1917 / Chauffeur 16/06/1915 - 07/03/1917
Regiment R.N.A.S. 10th Squadron 5th Wing / British Red Cross Association Friend's Ambulance Unit
Birth details Born: 6th December 1895 Fernbank, Earlswood Road, Strandtown, Belfast
Dates/Info. Son of Alfred and Annie Greeves
Where buried Died: 23rd December 1917 Petite Synthe, Dunkirk, France - Buried: Dunkirk Town
Cemetery Plot IV A 4
Source Great Nephew David Stanley ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Guntley, Frederick Samuel
Rank Sergeant
Regiment 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 3251
Birth details Born 29th November 1878 at Bethnal Green, London  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Dates/Info. Married Rachel McLaughlin 1908 Belfast - Son of Edward and Sarah - Brother-in-law of Robert Samuel Stevens
Where buried Killed 1st July 1916 Battle of Somme Buried Serre Road Cemetery, No 2. Beaumont-Hamel and Hebuterne, France
Source Margaret Stevens - Daughter-in-law of R. S. Stevens ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Hamilton, Samuel
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 13th Bn. - Service No. 13/16567
Birth details Born: Hillsborough
Dates/Info. Enlisted at Belfast, he and 13 colleagues in his company were killed by a German shell which landed amongst them as they paraded in Martinsart village square to go on duty
Where buried KIA Somme 28th June 1916 - They were all buried in Martinsart British Cemetery plot 1, row A. All  CWGC entries for these men give grave 1, presumably it is a communal grave. Of the 14, 7 are on this list, CSM Beatson and Riflemen A.V. Crangle, R. Crawley, S. Hamilton, G. Heenan, T. Mercer and J.G. Thompson. (click for headstone of above men)  -  photo found by Donna Leary, thank you again Donna, you're a star !
Source Great Niece - Carole Knuckey ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card

Name Hamilton, Thomas
Rank Private  -  Service Nos. 14828 (RIR)  113428 (RFC)
Regiment 1914 – 1916 Private, 9th Bn RIR, 107th Bde, 36th (Ulster) Div
1917 – 1918 Air Mechanic No. 11 & No. 12 Training Depots RFC
Birth details Born 6th August 1897(?)
Dates/Info. Son of William and Eliza Hamilton - Siblings, Kathleen & Robert - Child, Margaret Pearl
Where buried  
Source Grandson Adrian McCullough ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Hawthorne, William David
Rank Sergeant/Ferrier/Carriage Smith - Service No. 23409
Regiment 5th Division Signals Corps / Royal Engineers
Birth details Born: 28th December 1890 Belfast
Dates/Info. Enlisted 17th August 1914. WWI in the UK, France & Germany and India. More Photos here Medals Index Card
Where buried Died: 17th May 1964. Buried Carrickfergus Cemetery, Antrim, N.I.
Source Grand Son Manny Hawthorne ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Henderson, Andrew
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 8th Battalion  - 12290
Birth details January 1878
Dates/Info
Where buried Plaque on the Menin Gate Memorial  Menin Memorial  ~  Died in France 06.08.1917  BOB CONTACT ME PLEASE
Source Grandson - Bob Maitland  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr


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Name Henderson, Robert (Bobby)
Rank Private
Regiment N.Z.E.F.
Birth details Strabane 1885
Dates/Info Married and left home with his wife for N.Z. His wife died, joined N.Z. Army. Demobbed in Belfast, lived Ainsworth Avenue and Carlisle Street. Later married again and died aged 92. (1977)
Where buried He served in France - Buried Carnmoney Cemetery
Source Grand Daughter - Lizanne Kennedy (contact through Mary ~ meems@marylennon.co.uk)
Name Henry, David Gibson
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 10/218
Regiment 10th (S) Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details 13th September 1886 at 14 Canton Street, Belfast
Dates/Info. parents John Henry & Ellen Roberts, he married 21st December, 1912 to Margaret Stitt (b. 21st Feb. 1892) marriage solemnized at Belmont in the Parish of Holywood, Presbyterian Church, 6 children, Maisie Storey, Irene Turner, Lily Storey, Agnes Mellish, Margaret Gibson, Barbara Boyd. enlisted 2nd October 1914 on discharge of the Rifles I think he was in the 17th Reserve Battalion discharged 25th November 1916 Dublin, he lived until his death at 24 Rosebery Street
Where buried Died: 12th April 1959 buried at Roselawn Cemetery
Source Granddaughter - Freda Thorne ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Herron, Joseph John (Father of David Herron)
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. 42364
Birth details Born Ballymacarrett, Belfast December 1885 - Father of David Herron WW2
Dates/Info. Enlisted Belfast 8th September 1914
Where buried Buried - Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium
KIA - 1st October 1918 National Archives
Source Grand-daughter - Eileen Neill ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Hewitt, John
Rank Lance Sergeant - Service No. 12760
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 6th Bn.
Birth details  
Dates/Info. Son of Alfred V. & Margaret Hewitt (nee Kidd), Moira, Co. Down, served at Gallipoli, Salonika, Egypt & Palestine
Brother-in-Law of Herbert Magill (below)
Where buried Died:  age 26 on 8th November 1918
Source Terry Magill - email - further contact through  meems@marylennon.co.uk    more photos
no photo Name Heyburn, Hugh
Rank Private - Reg. No. 3544
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast
Dates/Info Husband of Harriett, daughter Agnes, son of Hugh and Agnes Heyburn, 8 Mineral Street, Belfast. Uncle of
Rebecca (Heyburn) Lewis
Where buried Died: unknown
Source Robert Lewis ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
sadly Robert Lewis passed away on Friday 29th May 2015, at the moment there is no-one to contact, I will update here if that changes :( my deepest sympathies go to his daughter Andrea and thank you for emailing me to let me know - Mary

Name Hill, James
Rank Lance Corporal - No. 3244
Regiment 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 15th November 1895, 15 Edith Street, Ballymacarrett, Belfast
Dates/Info. Son of Samuel and Mary Hill, Cable Street, Belfast
Where buried Died of wounds aged 20 at Somme 10th September 1916 - Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France Plot 2, Row C, Grave 64 (photo)
Source Great-Niece - Sandra Bowman ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Card

Name Hill, Leonard
Rank Private - Service No. 3531
Regiment 4th & 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 1897 in Portadown County Armagh
Dates/Info. From Cupar Street and a member of St. Mathews - son of Joseph and Mary Jane Hill
Where buried Died: 6th September 1916 - Buried in Mametz, Flatiron Copse Cemetery
Source Niece - Barbara Gehan ~ further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk     photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

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Name Howie, George
Rank Private Service No. 3722
Regiment Seaforth Highlanders 1st/4th Bn.
Birth details Born Scotland 1882
Dates/Info. Married Annie Howie (nee McConnell) and lived at 6 Lady Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 3rd June 1916 age 34 - LOUEZ MILITARY CEMETERY, DUISANS - Reference: II. C. 6.
Source Jennifer - Medals Index Card  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


Harper Crawford Howie's Uncle - James Howie - Royal Marine Light Infantry

Name Howie, Harper Crawford
Rank Private 
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 7th Battalion - Service No. 370  ~  Labour Corps. - Service No. 424273
Birth details 14th November 1888 at 101 Silvio Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Died 8th April 1929 at 12 Riversdale Street, Belfast
Where buried Gassed in the trenches, Somme, survived in poor health rest of his life.
Source Great Nephew - Keith Campbell  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Hughes, Charles William
Rank Lieutenant
Regiment Royal Army Service Corps
Birth details Born - 1892 Donegal
Dates/Info. Married - Lititia French Waterworth ~ 11 children
Where buried Buried - City Cemetery, Belfast
Died - 1961 at James Street, Belfast
Source Grand-Son - David Hughes ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  ~   Family Website

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Name Humphrey, James
Rank Private - Service No. 19796
Regiment 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born 1892 Ardbarron, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone
Dates/Info. Son of William and Mary Humphrey, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone
Where buried Died: 31st July 1918 age 26 - Buried: Mont Noir Military Cemetery, France
Source Niece - Sandra Johnston - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Card

Name Jamison, Robert
Rank Rifleman/Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 9042
Birth details Born: May 1877, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info. Lived: 12 Ravensdale Street - August 1896, enlisted for 12 years Royal Irish Rifles, Private attained rank Lance Corporal No. 4843. Demobbed 1908 re-enlisted 1914. Worked as a builder's labourer after WW1, suffered badly as a result of gassing in the trenches
Where buried Died: 6th November 1942 - Buried Dundonald F2 269
Source Grand-daughter Sheena Gaysen ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk    Medals Card

Name Johnston, George
Rank  
Regiment  
Birth details Born: 6th April 1892 in Belfast
Dates/Info. Served in France - P.O.W.
Where buried Died: 7th April 1931
Source Grand Son - William Taylor ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Johnston, John
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Service No. 3596
Birth details Born: Belfast 1893
Dates/Info. Son of William and Mary, 35 Cumberland Street, Belfast - Brother of William Johnston below
Where buried Died: 21st August 1915 age 22 at Gallipoli - Helles Memorial, also commemorated on Brass Plaque Shankill Road Mission
Source Great Nephew - Sean Browne, Dublin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Johnston, Robert John
Rank Corporal
Regiment 2nd Coy, 15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles - Reg. No. 15/12936
Birth details 1895 - son of Richard and Emma Johnston (nee Baird) of Ligoniel, Belfast
Dates/Info Died Armistice Day - 11th November 1918 Aged 23
Where buried Buried - Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Died - 11th November 1918
Source Niece - Margaret Auger ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Johnston, William
Rank Private
Regiment 13th Bn. Canadian Infantry, Quebec Regt. Service No. 23152
Birth details Born: Belfast 1883
Dates/Info Son of William and Mary, 35 Cumberland Street, Belfast - Brother of John Johnston above
Where buried Died:30th April 1916 at St. Eloi, Belgium - Age 33 Buried Chester Farm Cemetery, Belgium, also commemorated on Brass Plaque Shankill Road Mission  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Great Nephew - Sean Browne, Dublin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Johnston, William
Rank Rifleman Service No. 16637
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 9th Bn.
Birth details Born: c1894 in Castlecaulfield, Co. Tyrone
Dates/Info. Son of Thomas & Barbara Johnston of 194 Mayo St Belfast. Brother to Margaret, Sarah, Louisa, Catherine, Alice, Dinah, Thomas, Emily & Florence
Where buried Killed in Action 1st July 1916 at Battle of Somme Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier & Face 15A and 15B
Source great niece Dinah Hynes ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Notification of Death Document

 

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For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Robert Binyon, 1869-1943

another soldier added to make a total of 289 4th October 2015