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WW1 Soldiers Remembrance

for the men and women of ALL of Ireland

we won't forget you !!

"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".

Full Poem here

If you would like to add someone here, please send me the details and a photo, if you have one,
I'm only listing soldiers who were born or lived in Ireland, North and South

I am including all Armed Forces (including Home Guard),  Merchant Mariners and ARP Wardens

 Postcards and letters home from a Belfast WW1 soldier to his mother 

background by Cynthia Lockley

 back to WW1 Soldiers page  A to J 

 on this page K to Z 

WW2 Soldiers  ~  Index

 

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Name Keenan, Colin
Rank Rifleman - Service No. B/203366
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 1898 in Omagh
Dates/Info. Enlisted 17th September 1914. Discharged 17th January 1919 son of Bernard Keenan
and Rebecca Monaghan of Eden Street, Enniskillen: Married Molly in Scotland after the war
Where buried Died: 7th November 1924 in Scotland but is buried in the Convent Cemetery in
Enniskillen (Sisters of Mercy Convent)
Source Niece - Marilyn Folger ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Kelly, Denis
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd Royal Irish Regiment - Service No. 8503
Birth details Born 1895
Dates/Info. Signed up 5th September 1914, posted home service, embarked for France 29th August 1916 - Son of Alexander and Bridget Kelly, married to Catherine Stone, lived at 183 North King Street, Dublin
Where buried Died 21st March 1918 aged 21 - L'Empire France (first day of the German Spring offensive - Kaiserschlacht) - UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE III. B. 15
Source David Runaghan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card

Name Kelly, James Hodges
Rank S.P.O. Royal Navy
Regiment Royal Navy 1904-1919; Merchant Navy 1919-1923
Birth details Born: 1887 Sailortown, Belfast
Dates/Info. Served On the China Station, then saw action in WW1 at the Battle of Jutland - engaged in virtual suicide missions, sitting atop shells in wooden boats, transporting them from munitions supply ship HMS Blake to his flagship HMS Castor and other warships of the 11th flotilla of the Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe
Where buried Died: drowned Hamburg harbour 1923 aged 36, leaving widow and 4 children
Source Grand-daughter - Denise Beddows ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk      IrishMariners .ie

Name Kerr, Hugh
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 18018
Regiment 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1889 Carrickfergus
Dates/Info. Son of James and Eliza Kerr, brother to Margaret Ann, Ellen, Harriet, William John and Samuel. Hugh took after his father and worked in Barn Mills flax mill. He was KIA on the 1st days of the Somme along with 7 others of the 12th Batt. from Carrickfergus
Where buried Killed in Action 1st July 1916 age 27 - Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 15a and 15b
Source Cousin Valerie Kerr - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Kerr, William
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 18022
Regiment 14th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: Belfast 1895
Dates/Info. Joined 5th October 1915
Where buried Died: age 22 on the 16th August 1917 - son of the late Thomas and Jane Kerr, Belfast
Source great niece - Deirdre Brennan ~ email - c/o meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Kinsella, Andrew
Rank Sergeant
Regiment Royal Dublin Fusiliers - 1st Battalion - Service No. 14672
Birth details Born Dublin 1882
Dates/Info He was killed somewhere near the French village of Epehy, classed as missing. - His body was never found.
Where buried He is remembered at the Pozieres Cemetery in Northern France
Died - 29th March 1918     
photo thank you to Stephen Kerr  YOUR EMAIL IS BOUNCING TERRY
Source Great Nephew - Terry Clark  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Kyle, Frederick
Rank Private
Regiment Fifth Kitchener Army - 36th (Ulster Division) 107th Brigade - 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born November 1898 in South Belfast
Dates/Info Served : Forelavilles, Arras
Where buried Born Belfast, moved to New York City  -  Wife : Elsie - Children : Gail, Mary Ann, Barbara & Judy
Died 23rd November 1973
Source Grandson - Robert Grimmer  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Lawlor, John
Rank Rifleman - Regt. No. 21291
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 15th March 1870,  Ballymacarrett,  Belfast
Dates/Info son of Daniel and Mary (Quinn) Lawlor - wife Martha Ann Sharkey, children James, John, Charles, Daniel, Mary, David, Terence and Patrick - Graham's Place and Middlepath Street    Medal Index Card National Archives
Where buried Died: 26th July 1945, buried - Milltown Cemetery, Falls Road  grave #tg33b
Source Grand daughter - Roisin Lawlor Nelson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    FULL-SIZE PHOTO

Name Leeburn, Hugh
Rank Private - Service No. 29474
Regiment "C" Company, 19th Entrenching Battalion, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Birth details  
Dates/Info Hugh was resident in Dublin and was gardener on the Duke of Leipsley's Estate, his parents resided at 63 Henderson Avenue, Cavehill Road, Belfast
Where buried MIA 23rd March 1918
Source Terence Kelley  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Leeburn, William John
Rank Sergeant
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Service No. 10353 & 10355 (details to be confirmed)
Birth details Born 1891 Carnmoney
Dates/Info Wounded 3 times in WW1 - Officer in Transport Workers Union.
Where buried Died 7th September 1975
Source Grandson - Terence Kelley  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name Lewis, Francis
Rank Private - Reg. Mo. 13022
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 19th February 1896 Mayo Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
Dates/Info. did not receive his medals until 1923
Where buried unknown
Source Great Nephew Robert Lewis  ~  further contact through 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 Lewis, Milborough Roberts (aka McMordie)
Rank Nurse
Regiment Ulster Volunteer Medical and Nursing Corps
Birth details Born 1887 London, England. Orphaned young, adopted age 12 by Leslie & Elizabeth McMordie of Castlewellan Belfast
Dates/Info Served in Tipperary and Belfast, nursed William James Calderbank after his injuries from the Somme July 1916. Married him December 1919. Mother of Charles Lewis Calderbank and 3 daughters. Lived on Upper Newtownards Road
Where buried Died February 1927 of TB (Phthisis), buried Dundonald, Belfast
Source Grand Daughter - Sandra Esterbauer ~email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Lewis, William
Rank Private - Reg. No. 7484
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division
Birth details Born: December 1893 Mayo Street, Shankill Road, Belfast
Dates/Info. Lewis was a spinning master married to Rebecca and had 7 children, lived at Ambleside Street. Served in C1 Division Ulster Special Constabulary 1922- 1925 then WW2 1939 - 1946 Attended Lord Carsons funeral
Where buried Died: 18th January 1967 Buried Belfast City Cemetery
Source Grandson Robert Lewis  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk brother of Francis Lewis (above)
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 Livingstone, Richard
Rank Trooper - Service No. 90960
Regiment 7th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Birth details Born 30th March 1886 - Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info Emigrated to Canada 7th May1912 - Enlisted Canadian Army 19th January 1915 : Left Montreal, Canada, for Britain on SS Caledonia 21st June 1915 Convoy attacked off Ireland by German U-boats 23rd June 1915. Arrived in Plymouth, England and became part of 216th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Where buried Died 8th October 1938 at 14 James Street, Belfast : Buried - Dundonald Cemetery : He was badly injured sometime in 1915/1916 and eventually sent home to his mother at 14 James Street, Belfast. Although he married on 24th December 1916 he never worked again receiving a Canadian War Pension until his death
Source Grandson - Steve Donaldson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Logan, Robert
Rank Private
Regiment 1st Battalion Irish Guards - Service No. 2466
Birth details Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh
Dates/Info. Next of Kin, sister - Annie Fawcett, Broom Street, Belfast
Where buried Think he was killed at 3rd Battle of Ypres, dates match
Named on Tyne Cot Memorial Panels 10 to 11
Source Great Great Niece - Anne Curry ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Loughlin, John
Rank Private - Service No. 6802
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 1st Bn. (1910) 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born: Rawalpindi, India 16th June 1884 where his father was serving with the forerunner of the R.I.R.
Dates/Info Joined R.I.R 1902 (No. 6802) and served with 1st Battalion in India until Discharged in 1910. Re-called August 1914, with 2nd Battalion and went to France and Belgium, (mid August) gassed April 1914 and later discharged
Where buried Died: 1963 and buried in Milltown Cemetery   JOHN CONTACT ME PLEASE YOUR EMAIL IS BOUNCING
Source Grandson - John Weir - email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card

Name Love, David
Rank  
Regiment  
Birth details Born: 1891
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down - also enlisted WW2
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died 2nd January 1943 - Buried in Armagh
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, George
Rank Serjeant - Service No. 7245
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born: 1882
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died: 30th September 1916 - Puchevillers British Cemetery
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, John
Rank Serjeant - Service No. 18106
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 13th Bn.
Birth details Born: 1886
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died: 1st July 1916 - Age 30 - Thiepval Memorial
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, Joseph
Rank  
Regiment  
Birth details  
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried  
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather


Boer War

Name Love, Robert James jnr.
Rank Corporal
Regiment 1st Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders
Birth details Born: 25th March 1880
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)  His Letter Home
Where buried unknown - Served in Boer War
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, Samuel Abiah
Rank Sapper - Service No. 28462
Regiment Royal Engineers, 26th Field Coy.
Birth details Born: 1893
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died: 8th April 1916 - Age 23 - Buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, Thomas
Rank  
Regiment  
Birth details Born: 1895
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died: 1965 - Buried in Downpatrick Cathedral
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Love, William
Rank Private then Serjeant - Service No. 2/6672
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Bn.
Birth details Born: 1888
Dates/Info Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down
(see photos of Rachel and Robert and all the LOVE brothers)
Where buried Died: 10th May 1919 - Down Cathedral New Cemetery
Source Lorraine Rea ~ email - via meems@marylennon.co.uk  these are Lorraine's husband Alex's, Great Uncles and Great Grandfather

Name Lowry, William Humphrey
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 17/1530
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles10th Bn.
Birth details Born: 27th March 1898 in Belfast
Dates/Info. P.O.W. - Son of Robert and Elizabeth Rea Lowry, of 4 Hurst Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 26th May 1918 age 28 X. B. 7.Cemetery: Berlin South-Western Cemetery
Source Great Grand Niece - Fiona Lowry ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Lundy, Alexander
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 8989
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 2nd Battalion
Birth details Born: Ballynahinch 1859
Dates/Info Husband of Ellen McGlennon, Stanfield Street, Belfast - 6 children: Annie, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, John and Alexander
Where buried Died: 27th October 1914 Buried: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Flanders, Pas de Calais ,France
Source Grand daughter L. P. Rea ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Lyttle, Abram
Rank
Regiment British Army & Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born Belfast 17th March 1901
Dates/Info
Enlisted age 15 and was seriously wounded in France when 16 years old.
He recovered and went to Dublin and re-enlisted in the R.I.R.
Where buried Served in India after the war - Died 1967
Source Grand Daughter - Cyndy  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Lyttle/Little, John
Rank Private - Service No. 19948
Regiment 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 22nd February 1894 in Derryhubert, Loughgall, Co Armagh
Dates/Info. Son of William and Ellen Lyttle, of King Street, Portadown and Church St., Tandragee, Co. Armagh
Where buried Died: age 21 - 1st July 1916. Buried VIII. A. 88 Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
Source grand daughter - Eleanor McKittrick ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name Lyttle, Samuel
Rank Private - Service No. (5220)
Regiment 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers
Birth details Belfast, formerly reported missing, prisoner of war of 14 Lindsay Street, Samuel (grocer) and Elizabeth Lyttle
Dates/Info see Pte. Samuel Taylor - this man's medal was found with Samuel Taylors and Samuels grandson William Taylor wanted to put S. Lyttles name here in recognition of his service in WW1. I have since been contacted by both Samuels grandson and great grand daughter John (Jack) and Debbie Bittles.   FULL STORY
Where buried theatre of war - Balkans
Source Grandson - William Taylor ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McAdorey, Daniel Joseph
Rank Lance-Sergeant
Regiment R.I.F. 15th Bn. Service No. 11700
Birth details Armagh 1884
Dates/Info Lived in Belfast from 1886 - 10 Clanmorris Street - wife Sarah Galway, 3 daughters, 1 son
photo courtesy of Donna Leary
Where buried Somme 1916 - Thiepval Memorial
Source granddaughter - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McAllister, George
Rank Private - Service No. 41185
Regiment 108th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, 36th Ulster Division
Birth details Born: 1893 in Charles Street South, Sandy Row, Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Eliza Jane McAllister
Where buried Died: 31st August 1935 - 17 Scott Street, Sandy Row, Belfast. Buried Drumbo Presbyterian Church
Source grandson George McAllister ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McAllister, Isaiah
Rank Private - Service No. 15195
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 17th October 1893 at 68 Charles Street South, Sandy Row
Dates/Info Youngest child of William J. & Elizabeth McAllister. Served in France
Where buried Died: 22nd August 1944 at 48 Rowland Street, Sandy Row
Source Relative of George McAllister ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name McArthur, George
Rank Rifleman
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 8th Battalion - Service No. 13054
Birth details Bowness Street, Shankill
Dates/Info Son of Robert & Catherine (nee Farr) McArthur - Wife: Margaret & 3 daughters, Molly, Martha & Georgina, living at 84 Emerson Street, 1910, Shankill - 24 Avondale Street, 1916-1925 - photo courtesy of Donna Leary
Where buried KIA 2nd July 1916
Source Great Grand-daughter - Jillian Harkin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk Medals Index Card

Name McBlain, James
Rank Private - Service No. 3/6756
Regiment 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders
Birth details 30th January 1876, William Street, Newtownards
Dates/Info Husband of Anne Mary White (Minnie), 4 Church Terrace, Newtownards. Father to 7 children. Son of Stewart and Mary (Dowling) McBlain.
Where buried Died: 15th November 1914 age 38 years. Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 39 to 41
Source Grand-daughter - Anne Forbes ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name McCalmont, Alexander
Rank Private - Service No. 880093
Regiment 18th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Birth details Born: 1st September 1888 at Ballymoney, Islandmagee, Antrim
Dates/Info Husband of Rosanna McCalmont, of Thamesville, Ontario
Where buried Died: age 27 on 11th June 1918 of wounds received in France - Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2
Source Grandson - Roger McCalmont ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals etc

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Name McCann, Richard
Rank Private
Regiment Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) - Service No. 152596
Birth details Born Belfast 1890
Dates/Info
born at 33 Hollywood Street, Belfast lived at 75 Newcastle Street, Belfast
Died of War Wounds
Where buried Died 15th November 1918 - Buried at Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery
Source Nephew - Arn  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name McCarthy, (Frank) Francis
Rank Private - Service No. 4991
Regiment 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
Birth details Born: Born: 18th April 1881, 34 Steam Mill Lane, Belfast
Dates/Info Boer War, M.I.A., rejoined on 28 July 1901 at Nondweni (official casualty roll, Nondweni) also served in WW1, unsure of regiment, was gassed in WW1
Where buried Belfast
Source Great great niece - Oonagh Powell ~ email further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk


Boer War

Name McCarthy, Thomas
Rank Private - Service No. 4150
Regiment 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
Birth details Born: 29th February 1880, 34 Steam Mill Lane, Belfast
Dates/Info Boer War, Medals, The Queen's South Africa medal, with clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal. mentioned in Despatches for saving children in a school in France; also served in WW1
Where buried Died: 26th December 1943 in Belfast, knocked down and killed age 63. Buried - Milltown Cemetery, Belfast
Source Great Granddaughter - Oonagh Powell ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk   more photos

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Name McCartney, Daniel
Rank Leading Stoker  K3632
Regiment Royal Navy H.M. S/M "G8"
Birth details Born: Belfast 1892
Dates/Info Son of Daniel and Margaret McCartney, 67 Wigton Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 3rd June 1918 age 26. Killed in loss of vessel in North Sea. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 29
Source Sid McDowell ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name McCloskey, Alexander
Rank Private No. 18173
Regiment 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers
Birth details Born ? Lived Currie Street, Belfast - Wife Susan - 3 daughters and a son, Lizzy, Mary Alex and Brigid. Brigid was born 3 months after Alex. died.
Dates/Info photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Where buried Died - 21st March 1918   YOUR EMAIL IS BOUNCING LEO
Source Grandson - Leo McCourt ~ Grand daughter - Carole ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name McClune, John
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd B. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details  
Dates/Info Qualified for the Mons Star, 23rd August 1914, which indicates that he was an Old Contemptible**
Where buried France and Flanders.   ** a regular soldier who fought in the ferocious battles at start of First World War
Source Pat Gore ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Name McClure, George
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 16/62
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 16th Bn.
Birth details Born: 1893
Dates/Info Son of John and Jane (Gawley) McClure, of Hillsborough, Co. Down. Native of Moira, Co. Down
Where buried Died: 16th April 1918 - Canada Farm Cemetery - Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 35.
Source Great Nephew - Robert Ferris ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card - thank you Ed for the photo
Name McClure, Henry Alfred
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 17/772
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 8th Battalion
Birth details Born: Belfast 1888
Dates/Info Son of William and Elizabeth (nee Hobson) McClure. Husband of Jennie (nee Cowan), married 5th February 1911. Son Bill McClure (great uncle of Valerie Kerr - source); 1901 - Dover Street, Woodvale
Where buried Died: 24th August 1916 Buried: Dranoutre Military Cemetery II. G. 12  Index Medals Card
Source Great Great Niece - Valerie Kerr ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McConnell, James Kerr
Rank Major
Regiment 74th Punjab Regt./26th Punjab Regiment
Birth details Born: 23rd January 1895 in Dublin. Brother to Robert Brooks (below) and Samuel Britton
Dates/Info Son of Frances and Robert McConnell, a warder at Mount Joy Prison and Crumlin Road, Belfast - 46 Mountjoy Prison Cottages, Inns Quay, Dublin (1901); 24 Rosewood Street (1911); 6 Rosewood Street (1910/1918)
Where buried Died: 26th May 1938 in Belfast
Source Niece-in-Law - Ellen McConnell ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McConnell, John
Rank Rifleman Service No. 7975
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 1st Bn.
Birth details Born: 14th August 1889, Belfast
Dates/Info born at 42 Marchioness Street, Belfast. Baptised in St. Peter's Cathedral - Living at 6 Lady Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 17th March 1915 - K.I.A. at Neuve Chapelle - LE TOURET MEMORIAL Panel 42 and 43
Source Jennifer - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card   Letter
Name McConnell, Robert Brooks MBE MC
Rank 2nd Lt.
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers/York & Lancaster Regt.
Birth details Born: 1st June 1896 in Dublin. Brother to James Kerr (above) and Samuel Britton
Dates/Info Served from 1914 to 1947 and saw action in both world wars. Lived 6 Rosewood Street, Belfast. Son of Frances and Robert McConnell, a warder at Mount Joy Prison and Crumlin Road, Belfast.
London Gazette 7th March 1918. 2nd Lt. Robert Brooks McConnell, R. Innis. Fus. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a platoon of a reserve battalion he went forward with his Lewis-gun team- to help the leading battalion clear out and man a strong point, where he remained well in advance of the main line all day and most of the following night, until relieved, setting a splendid example to his men.
Where buried Died: 20th September 1975 in York
Source Daughter-in-Law Ellen McConnell ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McConville, John
Rank Private
Regiment 9th Bn. Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) - Service No. 14570
Birth details Born Ballynagarrick, Co. Armagh
Dates/Info son of William McConville of Mill Row, Tandragee & Sarah (nee McMorran), of Ballynagarrick.
Where buried Died 1st July 1916 - KIA  ~  Listed on War Memorial at Tandragee, Armagh, buried at Thiepval, France
Theatre of War - France and Flanders
   CLAIRE your email address is bouncing   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Great Niece ~ Claire McConville ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McCormack, William White
Rank Signaler/Sapper
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born - 7th August 1894 at 9 Agincourt Street, Belfast - Married Maud Watts Gibson Morrow 9th November 1923, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dates/Info. Called up 12 Sept 1914  - Transferred to Army Reserve 5th April 1919, Discharged 30 March 1920 - Kept a diary during the war. Part of it is available at http://www.telusplanet.net/public/hammy35/ww1/ and includes several photos including some group photos
Where buried Died - 20th February 1969, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Source Daughter - Nancy McCormack Schaalje ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name McCready, William
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 6420
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion
Birth details 25th January 1886 Birmingham
Dates/Info Williams parents were from Ireland, Jane Catherine Jamison (N'ards) and James McCready (Co. Tyrone), they married in Birmingham 1882, his mother died in 1889 in London, the rest of the family returned to Belfast. William married Elizabeth McKeown/McIlroy 1911 they lived at 13 Balkan Street. Williams father James never remarried he lived at 50 Milford Street until his death in 1919.
Where buried Family History Website and more information on William
Source Great Nephew - Paul McIlroy ~ email contact through me Mary meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name McCrory, John
Rank Private - 8239
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast Workhouse on 22nd April 1881.  Married in 1913 to Mary Anne Moylan
Dates/Info Join up in 1903 - was captured in France while serving with the BEF in August 1914 and remained a POW until 1918
He was awarded the 1914 Star
Where buried Died: 1947 at 93 Jamaica Street, Belfast
Source Grandson - Ray Gallagher ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk     Medal Index Card
no photo Name McCullagh, Arthur
Rank Leading Seaman
Regiment S.S. "Menapian" Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Service No. Clyde 3/2165
Birth details 30th November 1892 Bushmills, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info (listed as McUlla on war memorial and navy records)
Where buried Died - 10th December 1916 at sea. Aged 24  Bushmills Memorial
Burial:- Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, England. Name listed Panel 24
Source Anne McNamara - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    {brother of Allan Mill McCullagh/Uncle of Allan Lamont WW2}
no photo Name McCullagh, Allan Mill
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Regiment "C" Coy. 6th Bn. - Service No. 3524
Birth details Born 19th June, 1896 Bushmills, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info (listed as McCulla on war memorial, headstone and army records)
Where buried Died - 24th November 1917, France. Aged 21  Bushmills Memorial
Burial:- Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le. Havre Seine-Maritime, France Plot: Div. 62.I.K. 10
Source Anne McNamara - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  {brother of Arthur McCullagh/father of Allan Lamont WW2}

Name McGimpsey, James
Rank Private
Regiment 9th Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.) - Service No.'s 351053 & 3464
Birth details Born 5th March 1896 at Ballycullen, lived Main Street, Greyabbey
Dates/Info He was killed in the Battle of Arras, France. Aged 21 - Enlisted Edinburgh
Where buried Died 23rd April 1917
Memorial Ref.- Bay 1 & 2, Arras Memorial
Source Grand Daughter - Kathleen  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name McGrath, Samuel
Rank Private
Regiment 2nd Garrison Bn. of the Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. G/1358
Birth details Born 1875
Dates/Info Lived 56 Tobergill Street, Belfast
Where buried Served Salonica, survived the war
Died Belfast Feb. 1940
Source Great Grand Son - Bob Cook  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name McGrath, J.
Rank Private
Regiment 5th/6th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. 12931
Birth details Born November 1895
Dates/Info
Lived 32 Ghent Street, Belfast
He is entitled to the WW1 Trio of medals - Worked H&W, died in an accident.
Where buried Served in Gallipoli, survived the war
Died Belfast Nov. 1940
Source Grand Son - Bob Cook  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McGrillen, Francis Augustine (Gussy)
Rank Serial No. 12786 & Reg. No. 827
Regiment Royal Marine Artillery & Australian 6th Battalion
Birth details Born: Holywood, Belfast - 28th November 1894
Dates/Info Enlisted R.M.A. 29th November 1911 (purchased discharge) Enlisted 17th August 1914 to Australian Military Forces - Brother of James and Leo McGrillen (below)
Where buried Killed in Action at Gallipoli 8th May 1915 Age 20
Source Nephew - Charles McGrillen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    (more Photos)
Name McGrillen, James Patrick
Rank U.S. Army Serial Number 2159063
Regiment M. 139th Infantry 35th Div.
Birth details Born: Holywood, Belfast - 13th January 1891
Dates/Info Went to U.S.A. 1912 on the Lusitania and enlisted 14th September 1917. Honourably discharged 24th February 1919
Where buried Died: 28th April 1940 age 49 (heart attack)
Source Nephew - Charles McGrillen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    (more Photos)
Name McGrillen, Leo Alphonsus
Rank Serial No. 19567
Regiment Royal Marine Light Infantry: Chatham Division
Birth details Born: Holywood, Belfast - 9th December 1896
Dates/Info Enlisted 31st December 1914, During part of his enlistment he served on HMS Cyclops
Where buried Died: 10th December 1956 (Heart attack)
Source Son - Charles McGrillen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    (more Photos)
no photo Name McGrogan, Robert
Rank Private - 2977/371321
Regiment 7th Leinster Regt. - Labour Corp.
Birth details
Dates/Info Husband of Mary Daly
Where buried
Source Great Grandson Robert McGrogan ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name McGrory, Michael
Rank Private - 27320
Regiment Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 35th Battalion
Birth details Born: 12th October 1884 at Carrickaduff, Keady, Ireland
Dates/Info. Son of James and Bridget (Collins) McGrory, of Carrickaduff, Carnagh, Keady, Co. Armagh. Brother of Francis, Catherine McGrory Flanigan, Charles, Bridget Corrigan (McGrory), Peter and Mary Anne Cassidy (McGrory)
Where buried Died 2nd November 1918 aged 34 years in Moorseele, West Vlaanderen, Belgium 
Source Great Great Niece - Megan Flanigan-Townsend ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McGuigan, John
Rank Private - Service No: 12102
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 3rd Bn.
Birth details Born: 1864 Belfast
Dates/Info Married to Jane McGuigan, of 31 Bow Street, Belfast - John was wounded and was in a military hospital in Derry where he died, his was the 1st Military funeral to be taken up the Falls Road and at the graveside the Last Post was played and shots fired over the grave
Where buried Died: 2nd October 1915 age 51 - Buried: Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery
Source Great Grand Daughter - May O'Toole ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McIlwrath, Edward
Rank Private - Rifleman - G/15420  9/15420
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 15th Battalion (North Belfast Volunteers)
Birth details Born 1890 Belfast
Dates/Info Eldest son of James and Margaret McIlwrath, 10 Loughview Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 15th December 1917. Age 27. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France
Source Great Nephew - Ronnie Shannon ~ further contact meems@marulennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name McIvor, Thomas
Rank Lance-Sergeant - Service No. 7583
Regiment 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Whitehouse on 28th September 1884
Dates/Info. son of James and Jane McIvor (nee Finlay) - wife, Maria McIvor (nee Magee), six daughters and a son,
(Benjamin McIvor WW2) living in 96 Canmore Street, Shankill Road
Where buried Died: on 9th December 1922 as a result of injuries received during service in WW1 - Thomas is buried in Carnmoney Old Cemetery, Co Antrim
Source Great Granddaughter - Suzanne Wilkinson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  EXTRA PHOTO  Medals Card
Name McKee, Thomas John
Rank Private - Service No. 16/845
Regiment 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 21st May 1877 Ballyards, Armagh
Dates/Info Son of Margaret Baird and Thomas McKee and husband of Mary Bell, Roden Street, Belfast. Served in France
Where buried Died: 18th June 1951 Belfast, buried at Glenalina
Source Alison Aldersea - email ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   see brother below
Name McKee, William James
Rank Sgt.-Major
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 10th Bn.
Birth details Born: 16th April 1879 Armagh
Dates/Info Son of Margaret Baird and Thomas McKee. Husband of Annie Lynes. In Frances and served in Second Boer War with Battle Honours of Elandslaagte and at Defence of Ladysmith with 5th Royal Irish Lancers
Where buried Died: 6th January 1942 at 71 Frenchpark Street, Belfast
Source Alison Aldersea - email ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   see brother above
Name McKillen, Neal (Neil)
Rank Private - Service No. 3413
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers – 4th Bn. (and possibly later 6th Bn)
Birth details Born: Glasgow, Scotland - Circa 1885
Dates/Info Son of Daniel and Hannah McKillen – Husband to Martha Jane McKillen (née Maginnis) - Date Of Marriage 5th July 1905 at Ballymoney, Finvoy Rasharkin, children Daniel & Lizzie McKillen. 42 Colinward, Carnmoney in 1911
Where buried Died at Sea on 22nd September 1915 during The Gallipoli Campaign. Buried at Addolorata Cemetery (Malta)- Grave Reference E. EA. A. 655
Source Great Great Nephew – Colum Devlin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name McKinley, James
Rank Private - Service No. 18/1604
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details we think it was in Belfast circa 1888
Dates/Info Husband of Margaret ‘Maggie’ McKinley from Irishtown Athlone County Westmeath 16th November 1918 They had many children who all died in in-vitro or in early infancy with only one son surviving, my dad Patrick Gerard McKinley of Athlone County Westmeath born 1925
Where buried unknown - any information re James whereabouts after the war would be much appreciated
Source Grandson - Terry McKinley ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name McKirgan, John
Rank Private Service No. 30/119
Regiment 24th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 1891 Ballymena
Dates/Info Son of James and Jane McKirgan, 46 Upper Branch Street, South Bank, Yorkshire
Where buried Died: 19th November 1916 age 25 - Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord Grave Reference III. A. 218.
Source Great Nephew Ged Widdow ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Card
Name McLarnon, Francis
Rank Rifleman Service No. 8670
Regiment 2nd. Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details not known exactly
Dates/Info son of Rachael McLarnon, 24 Grosvenor Place, Belfast - thank you Ed for the photo and Nigel Henderson for the clearer photo
Where buried Died: 2nd March 1915 Belgium - Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery Row B Grave 1  Medals Card
Source Great Niece - Mrs. M. Richardson ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McLaughlin, Patrick
Rank Rifleman - 5736
Regiment 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1880 Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info Husband of Catherine McLaughlin, Father to five children and lived at Mills Street, Ballycastle. Patrick was a reservist, who was called up on the outbreak of hostilities and he had been a member of Ballycastle U.V.F
Where buried KIA 27th October 1914 (France) Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Panels 42 and 43. and on The Ballycastle Cenotaph and on the Ramoan Church of Ireland War Memorial Plaque, County Antrim
Source Great Grandson Paul McLaughlin ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McMeekin, Alfred
Rank see below
Regiments
South Lancashire Regiment 7225 Private
Royal Engineers WR302028 Sapper
Royal Engineers 287322 Sapper
Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 58412 Sapper
South Lancashire Regiment 58412 Lance Corporal
Birth details Born: 24th June 1887
Dates/Info. lived at 30 Linwood Street, Belfast - Served for 4½ years during the War and 2 years since the War (3 years before the War) - Testimonial:- He is a reliable, steady & hard working man, has not had a case of drunkenness recorded against him during his service.
Where buried Died:  April, 1949, buried in City Cemetery on 14th April, 1949, in Section S1, Class 5
Source Grand-daughter - Doreen McDowell ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    Medals Index Card
no photo Name McMillan, Michael (Hugh)
Rank Private - Service No. 48141
Regiment 1st Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly R.I.F. No. 11599
Birth details 1896 in Newtownards
Dates/Info 3rd son of Andrew McMillan originally of Ballyrickard and Mary McMillan (nee Colville Brown) of Castleavery. Living in 1919 at 30 Greenville Street, Belfast, brothers: James dob1887, William Scott, dob 5/3/1890 and Andrew, my grandfather, dob 20/9/1899
Where buried Killed in Action 26th June 1919 in Russia as part of Force sent by UK to assist White Army in early battles with Red Army; a futile exercise as it turned out, and a waste of British casualties, most of whom had miraculously already come through the Great War. Buried Ust Vaga Archangel Allied Cemetery
Source Great Niece Hannah Millar ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McMullan, John
Rank Sergeant - Service No. 15457
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 10th Battalion
Birth details Born: 31st March 1897, Kilsorrel, Dromore, Co. Down
Dates/Info Youngest son of Edward & Agnes McMullan and brother of Letitia McMullan, 191 Sandy Row, Belfast
Where buried Died: 3rd April 1918, aged 21 - buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe, France, mentioned on family grave in Dromore Cathedral Cemetery
Source Great-Nephew - David McComish ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Index Card
no photo Name McNeill, David
Rank Private - Reg. No. 13142
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1865 Cavan
Dates/Info Came from County Cavan in 1886, never married, lived in Belfast and was transferred to Labour Corps.
Where buried Died: 2nd April 1950. Buried Carnmoney Cemetery
Source Great Nephew Robert Lewis ~ further contact through 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 McNeill, James B.
Rank L/Cpl. - 2753
Regiment 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 8th March 1895 Bushmills
Dates/Info Served in both wars with the above regiment, lived 34 and 29 Sherwood Street, married and move to Ballyclare. Brother of Robert Boyd McNeill (below)  Son of Arthur and Isabella McNeill
Where buried Survived - Died 18th December 1975 and buried in Ballyclare Cemetery, Doagh Road, Ballyclare
Source Grandson Hill Reid ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McNeill, Robert Boyd
Rank Corporal - 116
Regiment 15th Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1899 Bushmills
Dates/Info Enlisted Belfast. Lived 34 and 29 Sherwood Street, Belfast. Son of Arthur and Isabella McNeill
Where buried K.I.A. 1st July 1916 Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier 15, Faces A & B. Included in Robert Thompsons Heroes Series of Books, Bushmills Brother of James McNeill (above)
Source Grand Nephew Hill Reid  ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Name McSorley, Robert
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (28019) & Labour Corp (342029)
Birth details Born - 1895 in Belfast City
Dates/Info Lived at 29 Belgrade Street, Belfast with wife Margaret
Where buried Died - 1964 Coventry, Warwickshire
Source Great Grandson - Richard Manning ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name McWilliams, John
Rank Private / Rifleman - Service No. 15473
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Shankhill 1897
Dates/Info son of Robert James and Isabella McWilliams, lived at 123 Limestone Road, Belfast
Where buried K.I.A. 1st July 1916, body not found presumed dead, commemorated at Thiepval
Source Great Nephew - Mark Henderson ~ email - further contact through  meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Mackey, Thomas
Rank Rifleman - 5705
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion
Birth details Born 1898, son of William Alexander Mackey and Elizabeth (Smyth) Mackey,  226 Blythe Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Thomas was under-age when he enlisted - he was only 17 when he was killed at Somme - Medals Index Card
Where buried Died 25th September 1915 - Buried: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial - Grave/Memorial Ref. - Panel 40
Source Grand Niece - Deb White ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Magill, Herbert
Rank Sergeant - Service No. 621695
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born: Banbridge 1896
Dates/Info Husband of Adelaide Magill (nee Hewitt) [see John Hewitt above, brother to Adelaide]
Where buried Died: 1979-81 Belfast
Source Grandson - Terry Magill ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk      more photos
Name Martin, David
Rank Private - Service No. 7636
Regiment 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Newry (year unknown)
Dates/Info Husband of Mary Martin of 2 Athens Street, Woodstock Road, Belfast. Reference to Martins story here and here
Where buried Died: 27th May 1916 Buried Le Catelet Churchyard. Reported missing 27th August 1914.
Source researcher David Martin (not a relative) ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Special Notes - David Martin, the researcher who sent me this mans details would like to make contact with any family members of David Martin the soldier, please share these details and let's see if we can find some living relatives, thank you - Mary


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Name May, Herbert McCheyne
Rank Corporal - Service No. 15/13269
Regiment 15th & 11th Battalions Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born Belfast 24th June 1898, The Cottage, Old Park Road, Belfast
Dates/Info Transferred to Army Reserve 29th March 1919
Where buried Enlisted 5th September 1914 - Served France
Died Sydney Australia, 17th September 1973
Source Grand-daughter ~ Deborah May ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Mayne, Andrew McCutcheon
Rank Private - Service No. 810
Regiment Rhodesia Regiment Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Birth details 23rd June 1879 Newtownards
Dates/Info Son of Thomas and Fanny McCutcheon Mayne, of Newtownards, Co. Down, Ireland
Where buried Died: 9th February 1917 age 36 - VIII. E. 13. Cemetery: Morogoro Cemetery
Source Maternal Cousin - G. Mark Donald ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card
Name Mees, Joseph Henry
Rank Gunner
Regiment 35th Batt., Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force
Birth details Born: Belfast 2nd February 1889
Dates/Info Lived 161 Durham Street/ 8 Pine Street before emigrating to Montreal, Canada in 1911 onboard 'Columbia'
Enlisted 15th February 1916 in Sherbrooke, Quebec
Where buried Died 6th February 1952 - Buried Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Source Grandson Barry Mees ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Meharry, Samuel
Rank Private - Service No. 17/823
Regiment 9th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 14th April 1896 Shankill, Belfast (Shankhill)
Dates/Info Eldest child of William J. & Isabella Meharry
Where buried Died: K.I.A. 1st July 1916 at Flanders. Served in France
Source Relative of George McAllister ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Millar, Hugh
Rank Private - Service No. 408
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 19th Battalion
Birth details Born: C 1898 Holywood, Co. Down - (Brother of John (below)
Dates/Info

Joined 17th March 1916 Transferred 23rd Batt. Royal Army Service Corps  Service No. 354225 Wounded France. Son of  Alexander & Anna Miller, 144 East Bread Street, Belfast Lived 1 Church View, Holywood, Co. Down

Where buried Died: 3rd March 1962 - Buried Belfast City Cemetery - Medals Index Card
Source Nephew - Frank Millar ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Millar, John
Rank Private - Service No. 7102
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion
Birth details Born: C 1895 Holywood, Co. Down
Dates/Info Joined 27th August 1914 - Son of Alexander & Anna Miller 144 East Bread Street, Belfast. Husband of Martha Graham, married 1915
Where buried Died: 2nd July 1917 - Buried at Etaples Cemetery, France - Medals Index Card
Source Nephew - Frank Millar ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Molloy, Lawrence
Rank Lance Corporal - Service No. 2891
Regiment 2nd Bn., Leinster Regiment
Birth details Born 1889
Dates/Info son of William & Johanna nee Fitzgerald Molloy, Servia Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 4th September 1918 - Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial  Medals Index Card
Source Granddaughter Marie Molloy ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk thank you Ed for the photo
Name Monaghan, Bernard
Rank Greaser
Regiment Mercantile Marine ~ S.S. "War Clover" (London)
Birth details born at Belfast in 1868
Dates/Info Grandfather to John Joseph (Rinty) Monaghan, Belfast 1940's World Featherweight Champion Boxer
Where buried Died age 49 on 19th October 1917 - Remembered with Honour at Tower Hill Memorial
Son of the late Bernard & Martha Monaghan, husband to Margaret (nee McGregor), of 23 Lancaster Street
Source Great great Grand-daughter ~ Laura Quinn ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Moore, Lindsay
Rank Private - Service No. 10900
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers B Coy 5th Btn.
Birth details Born 1891 Londonderry
Dates/Info son of Andrew and Margaret Moore, 19 Albert Place, Londonderry
Where buried Died 25th August 1915 at Gallipoli, buried at Helles Memorial
Source Great Niece Joan  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    Medals Index Card

Name Moore, Thomas
Rank Driver - Service No. 35697
Regiment 36th Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery - previously R.A.M.C. (41059)
Birth details Born: Belfast 1892
Dates/Info Son of Margaret Moore, 63 Sandy Row, Belfast
Where buried Died: K.I.A. 8th September, 1918 (aged 26) - Buried Bertenecre Military Cemetery, Fletre, France. (Group Photo)
Source Great Niece Pauline Irvine ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk    Medals Index Card

Name Moore, William John   - more photos here
Rank Private - Service No. 11946
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 1st Battalion
Birth details Born: Shankill, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info Lived at Benwell St, Oldpark Rd, Belfast - Enlisted Belfast
Where buried Died: 1st July 1916, buried at Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme
Source Stevie Kerr ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card

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Name Moran, Francis
Rank Private - Service No. 17287
Regiment 6th Service Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Moneymore 1880
Dates/Info. Moved from Moneymore to Glasgow 1901 where he married and had his family. Served in Gallipoli where he won the 15th Star medal, The British War Medal and the Victory Medal
Where buried Died: 1953 in Glasgow
Source Great, Great granddaughter. further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk      Medals Index Card

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Name Moran, James
Rank
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers - Royal Worcester Regt.
Birth details Born near Belfast 3rd March 1893
Dates/Info Served August 25.1915 to September 13.1917
Where buried Discharged due to gunshot wound left arm, while fighting in France
Died Belfast 10.03.40
Source daughter - Bernadette  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Morrow, Robert
Rank Rifleman
Regiment 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 25th December 1896, Raffrey, Killinchy, Down, Ireland
Dates/Info Parents: Thomas Robert Morrow and Christiana McClurg Morrow - Residence: 63 Ormeau Road, Belfast
Where buried Died: 16th August, 1917, age 20 years, Ypres, Belgium - Memorial at Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Source Niece - Nancy McCormack Schaalje ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Mulholland, Charles
Rank Private - 23851
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers - Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Birth details born in 1892 the fifth son of Robert and Margaret (McClean) Mulholland, Mackney, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Dates/Info. Died 28th July 1916 aged 24 of Pericarditis at 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, England
Where buried Kildress Churchyard, Family burying ground
Source Great Niece - Margaret ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Murphy, Robert
Rank Gunner/Bombardier/Private 2150/55318/102666
Regiment Wicklow Artillery/Special Reserve/Dublin Fusiliers/North Staffs Regt./31st Bn. Kings Liverpool Regt.
Birth details Born 1882
Dates/Info. Husband of Catherine Knowles, Bray Co. Wicklow
Where buried Died 1933 from poor health (gassed in trenches) Buried in Old Conna Avenue Graveyard, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Cross made by his sons cast in concrete.
Source Grandson Robert McGrogan ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk    PHOTO

Name Mussen, Richard Jnr.
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 11378
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 1st Battalion
Birth details Born: 1895
Dates/Info. Son of Richard Mussen, 89 Canmore Street, Belfast. KIA on the first day of the German Spring Offensive 'Operation Michael'
Where buried Died: 21st March 1918 - Remembered with Honour Pozieres Memorial Panel 76
Source Great Great Nephew John McCormick  ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Neeson, Charles
Rank Sergeant - Service Nos. 48698/2550
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th/8th Bn. formerly (3887) 6th Bn. Connaught Rangers
Birth details Born: 31st July 1892 Ballymena
Dates/Info. Son of John and Elizabeth (Burns) Neeson of Ballymena. Joined up with his two brothers, Patrick and James
Where buried Died: 11th October 1918 K.I.A. Buried: Voormezeele Cemetery Enclosure #03 Ypres West Flanders, Belgium Plot: XV. C. 18 - photo courtesy of Nigel Henderson
Source Great Niece Rosetta (Neeson) McGlinchey ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Niblock, John
Rank Corporal/Acting Sergeant
Regiment 16th Bn. Cheshire Regiment- Service No. 21361
Birth details Shankill, Belfast
Dates/Info. Married 1914 to Eliza Jane Graham - son James Ramsay born 1916 - Lived at Clementine Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 19th July 1916 - killed in action Memorial - Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 3C and 4A
Source Great Niece - Diana ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card  photograph found by Donna Leary, Thank you again Donna, you're a treasure


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Name Noble, Edward
Rank Private - Corporal 'Royal Garrison Regiment'
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 4th Bn. - Service No. 6959
Birth details Born: 25th February 1869 Belfast son of Ellen & William Noble
Dates/Info. Edward enlisted in the R.I.R. 10th March 1887, served in South Africa, Malta & Egypt and eventually discharged 16th January 1906 at Fort Widley. He married Elizabeth Donnelly 11th February 1895 and had 4 children: Maryann, Ellen, Edward Samuel and Elizabeth, lived 16 Limehill Street, Ligoniel.  After Edward left the army he worked in the Shipyards in Belfast, where he accidentally fell from the staging to the ground (40ft) as a result he died 12th October 1906 at age 37, 1 month before the birth of his 4th child Elizabeth Teresa. **If anyone has a group photo of “R.I.R 4th Battalion”, I would very much appreciate a copy.
Where buried Died: 12th October 1906 Buried - Dundonald Cemetery  (see newspaper article) - (death notice)
Source Great Grand-daughter - Gerri Cheyne (nee Hutchinson) ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Norwood, James Hamilton
Rank Corporal - Service No. 53605
Regiment Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) 18th Bn.
Birth details Born 5th November 1893, son of Samuel and Alice Norwood, 62 Ravenhill Road, Belfast
Dates/Info. James Hamilton is the son Samuel (and Alice Norwood), 62 Ravenhill Road, Belfast who was the son of James Shaw Norwood, they were all raised in Drumbo Parish, Co. Down
Where buried Died: 15th September, 1916   -   SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France
Source Great Nephew - David Norwood Young ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Veterans Affairs Canada  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr


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Name O'Halloran, P.
Rank Private - Service No. 22082
Regiment Royal Dublin Fusiliers - 6th Battalion
Birth details  
Dates/Info. Son of Patrick and Mary Anne O'Halloran, of 87 Hardinge Street, North Queen Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 8th October 1918 - Patrick was killed just a few weeks before the war ended - Beaurevoir British Cemetery - Medal Card
Source Great Nephew - Jim Andrews ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name O'Hara, Samuel
Rank Sergeant
Regiment 'C' Coy, 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 5353
Birth details Born: 43 Abbey Street, Belfast 8th May 1885. Parents:  James O'Hara and Mary Ann Connelly/Connolly
Dates/Info Wife: Elizabeth McKenna, 3 children - Samuel, Maggie and Minnie
Where buried Died 13th May 1916
Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi in France.
Source Great Grand-daughter - Frances Walsh - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name O'Hara, William      (brother Samuel above)
Rank Private - Service No. 7498
Regiment 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born October 1887
Dates/Info. lived 12 Lower California Street, Belfast - Parents:  James O'Hara and Mary Ann Connelly/Connolly
Where buried Died 6th July 1915 - Buried Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium  Medal Card
Source Great Niece - Catherine Brown ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
photo of William thank you to Donna Leary - photo of headstone

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Name O'Neill, James Henry
Rank Sapper
Regiment Royal Engineers - Inland Waterways & Docks - Army No. WR/316379
Birth details Born November 1871 in Belfast
Dates/Info Died just after the war of Mustard Gas Poisoning.
Where buried Buried at Belfast Milltown Cemetery Great War Memorial
Died February 1919
Source Great Grand Daughter - Donna Leary  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Parkhill, Robert                         ELAINE YOUR EMAIL IS BOUNCING
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 2nd Bn. - Service No. 15925 (see brother below)
Birth details Born 1890
Dates/Info son of Thomas and Elizabeth Parkhill, 46 Ferguson Street, Londonderry
Where buried Died 29th September 1918 - aged 28 - Dadizeele New British Cemetery
Source Grand Daughter - Elaine Stewart ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  -  extra photo

Name Parkhill, Thomas                         ELAINE YOUR EMAIL IS BOUNCING
Rank Serjeant
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 1st Bn. - Service No. 15924
Birth details Born 1895
Dates/Info son of Thomas and Elizabeth Parkhill, 46 Ferguson Street, Londonderry
Where buried Died 22nd March 1918 - aged 23 - Savy British Cemetery
Source Grand Daughter - Elaine Stewart ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  -  extra photo
no photo Name Parks, Thomas John (born Crawl)
Rank Sergeant - Service No. 13070
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Service Bn., 16th Div., 49th Bgde.
Birth details Born: Belfast 15th June 1894
Dates/Info Son of Matilda Crawl (1874-1965) and Stepfather Thomas Parkes (1873-1916), 18 Christopher Street, Belfast. Siblings: Agnes, Rebecca, Matilda, Christina, Dorcas and Samuel. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal 14th November 1916 (2 bars). Children: Thomas Henry Park(e)s, Margery, Rebecca Georgina, William Alexander Ferguson, Ralph, 71 Joseph St, 18 Christopher Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 6th April 1959 as an inmate of Purdysburn Mental Hospital, result of WW1 shell-shock. Buried in Belfast City Cemetery (under name John Thomas Parks in error)
Source Granddaughter - Julie Sculthorpe ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
no photo Name Petticrew, John
Rank  
Regiment Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Holywood 1902
Dates/Info Son of Annie Courtney and Patrick Petticrew, Hill Street, Holywood. Stationed in Doncaster
Where buried  
Source Alison Aldersea - email ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk
Name Petticrew, Patrick
Rank Private - Service No. 22628
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers 4th Bn.
Birth details Born: son of Patrick and Annie (Courtney) Petticrew, 21 Hill Street, Holywood, Co. Down
Dates/Info Joined RIF 4th Bn. 21st November 1915 - Joined Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers 18th March 1917. Promoted L/Cpl. 19/12/15 then Corporal  9/6/16
Where buried KIA age 19 on 11th April 1917
Source Alison Aldersea ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk PHOTO thank you to Nigel Henderson
no photo Name Portis, John George
Rank Private - Reg. No. 7722
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast
Dates/Info Son of William and Martha Portis, 133 Glenwood Street, Shankill Road. Great Uncle of Kathleen Dowie
Where buried Died: 14th January 1915 Buried Ste Marie Cemetery Le Havre, grave div 14.J.2.
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 Redmond, Edward
Rank Rifleman/Private - Service No. 9/465
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - 'B' Coy., 2nd Battalion
Birth details Born 1892 - thank you Ed for the photo
Dates/Info Son of Henry and Elizabeth Redmond, 141 Canmore Street, Belfast -Medals Card
Where buried Died age 26 - 24th March 1918 (Enlisted 1914) - Commemorated Pozieres Memorial France
Source Great Niece - Pat Heath (nee Redmond) ~further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Reid, John
Rank Private - Service Number 27147
Regiment 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 1880 in Ballymoney
Dates/Info Husband of Mrs. Sarah Reid, of Knockans, Finvoy, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Where buried KIA 1st July 1916. Age 36. Commemorated Thiepval and in Finvoy Parish Church
Source Great Grand-daughter Anne ~ further email contact through me at meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Rice, Francis
Rank

Regiment Enlisted  1914 until 1922 Fought  in Gallipoli, as a member of the Royal Irish Rifles ( Aged 15)
Birth details Born 1900 Laurencetown
Dates/Info Also fought in Turkey and India, as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Where buried Died November 1986
Source Son - Terry Rice  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   TERRY CONTACT ME PLEASE

Name Robinson, Thomas
Rank Sapper
Regiment Royal Engineers, 36th Division, 150th Field Company - Service No. 64354
Birth details Born 1885
Dates/Info Landed in France 6.10.1915
Where buried Killed at the Battle of Langemark
Died 16.08.1917
Source Great Great Niece - Karen O'Rawe  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Photo of Memorial
Name Robson, Robert
Rank Private
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details born - Bangor, County Down - 1885 (approx)
Dates/Info killed - 12th March 1918
Where buried Pozieres Memorial (France)
Source Larry Button ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Rogan, John
Rank Sergeant
Regiment Royal Black Watch - Enlisted 1898
Birth details Born Belfast C 1870
Dates/Info WW 1 Belgium & France - Fought in 1st and 2nd battle of Ypres - Survived gassing in those battles
Where buried Discharged end of 1918
Died Belfast 1948
Source Grand Son - Terry Rice  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Rogers, Patrick James
Rank Private
Regiment U.S. Army, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division
Birth details Born: 4th July 1890 - Glassdrumman, County Down
Dates/Info died during the "Third Battle of The Aisne" - brother of Thomas Vincent Rodgers below
Where buried K.I.A. 22nd June, 1918 - Plot B, Row 5, Grave 17 at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France
Source Nephew - Ralph DeLange ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Rogers, Thomas Vincent (Rodgers)
Rank Private
Regiment US Army of Occupation in France
Birth details Born: 3rd February 1891 - Glassdrumman, County Down
Dates/Info brother of Patrick James Rogers above
Where buried Buried in Great Falls, Montana, U.S.A.
Source Nephew - Ralph DeLange ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Runaghan, Alexander
Rank Private
Regiment 6th Connaught Rangers - Service No. 2371
Birth details Born: 1884 Belfast
Dates/Info Embarked for France 17th December 1915 - Discharged 17th June 1918 - Son of Owen and Annie Runaghan - Married to Ellen Lidster, lived at 20 Raglan Street, Belfast
Where buried  
Source David Runaghan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card

Name Runaghan, James
Rank Private
Regiment 7th Leinsters Regiment - Service No. 2499
Birth details Born: 1877 Belfast
Dates/Info Embarked for France 17th December 1915 - Son of Owen and Annie Runaghan - Married to Elizabeth Kelly, lived at 21, 1 Ross Street (1911)
Where buried KIA 3rd September 1916 at the Battle of Guillemont - Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial to the missing, Pier and Face 16C
Source David Runaghan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

Name Runaghan, John
Rank Private
Regiment 6th Connaught Rangers _ Service No. 2329
Birth details Born 1879 Belfast
Dates/Info Embarked for France 17th December 1915 - Son of Owen and Annie Runaghan - Married to Mary Ann Hickey, lived at 13 Milton Street, Belfast (in 1911)
Where buried KIA 28th March 1916 - Loos, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - Buried Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos Grave ref. II.J.10
Source David Runaghan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals Index Card  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

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Name Runaghan, Owen
Rank Private
Regiment 7th Leinster Regiment - Service No. 2510
Birth details Born 29th December 1893 Belfast
Dates/Info Embarked for France 17th December 1915 - Married to Rose Kennedy, lived at 21 Milton Street, Belfast
Where buried  
Source David Runaghan ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card

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Name Sandford, Alexander
Rank Sergeant Service No. 3684
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 21st March 1879 Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Margaret Ann Dougan and William John Sandford. Alexander was living West Kensington, London when war broke out. Wounded at Ypres and Cambrai and several more times throughout the war. Demobilised February 1919.
Where buried Died: 1942 Uxbridge, Middlesex
Source Grand Niece - Cathy Sandford ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Sandford, Henry Dougan
Rank Rifleman. Service No. 5681
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd & 3rd Bn.
Birth details Born: 16th July 1886, Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Margaret Ann Dougan and William John Sandford. Enlisted 1905. Reported missing but survived the war. Was a Prisoner of War at Langeusalza. Address given as 64 Island Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 7th June 1972, Belfast
Source Grand Niece - Cathy Sandford ~ email - meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Sandford, Samuel
Rank Private/Corporal Service Nos. 9173
Regiment 2nd & 3rd Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1883
Dates/Info son of Margaret Ann & William John Sandford, husband of Jane, deceased, 2nd wife Maggie McConnell, living at 24 Avon Street, Belfast in 1911. Badly wounded at Flanders 1915, lost an arm. Company Commander Victoria Battalion East Belfast U.V.F.
Where buried Died: 1937
Source Great Great Niece Cathy Sandford ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Sandford, William John/James
Rank Private/Corporal Service Nos. 2872
Regiment Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st/4th Battalion
Birth details Born: March 1895
Dates/Info Son of William James and Elizabeth Sandford. Addresses 15 Avon Street, 53 Ribble Street, Belfast. Member East Belfast Regiment U.V.F. - was wounded at Gallipoli some time between the 24th May 1915 and July being posted home by 14th July 1915. After being wounded he was still in the army but was posted to Munitions work at
Workman and Clarke Belfast, then Harland and Wolff, Bootle Liverpool before being discharged in February 1919
Where buried Died: 30th September 1955
Source Great Great Niece Cathy Sandford ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Seenan, James Henry
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details 27th July 1872 in Belfast
Dates/Info Enlisted 29th July 1914 - Alby has found reference to a 2nd generation James Henry - DOB 13th April 1900 (mother Annie S. - 1 Molyneux St, Belfast)??
Where buried Unknown
Source Grand Nephew Alby Seenan - further email contact through me ~ meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Seenan, Owen
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers - Service No. 7843
Birth details Born: 1st December 1880 in Glasgow
Dates/Info Enlisted 6th January 1908, served to 26th May 1915
Where buried City Cemetery in Belfast
Source Grandson Alby Seenan - further contact through me ~ meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medal Index Card    photo

Name Shannon, Edward
Rank Private - Service No. 24968
Regiment 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born:        Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shannon, 42 Hillview Street
Dates/Info fatally gassed
Where buried Died: 9th August 1916, age 22, Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery - F. 3.
Source Great Nephew - Michael Shannon ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card Thank you to Stephen Kerr for this photo also thank you to Donna Leary for the photo of Edward

Name Smyth, Samuel Joseph Henry
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 15955
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 10th & 21st Battalions
Birth details Born: July 1894 Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Joseph Henry and Hanna (nee Best) Smyth of Tower Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 16th March 1918 Somme, France. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 15A and 15B
Source Great Niece - Jennifer Shields ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

Name Smyth, George
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 1st & 2nd Btns. - Service No. 9001
Birth details
Dates/Info Thank you to Stephen Kerr for the photo
Where buried Died 30th December 1914 - Buried in Laventie Cemetery, France
Source Grand Daughter - Joan K. Bourgeois  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

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Name Spence, William
Rank Private
Regiment 1st Depot Battalion Central Ontario Regiment
Birth details Born: 1st March 1898 Belfast
Dates/Info Signed up in Toronto, Canada on 9th April 1918 Husband of Blanche, children William, Jack, Ralph and
James and daughter Blanche. Lived 121 Blythe Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 2nd September 1973 Buried in City Cemetery, Belfast
Source Grandson ~ email - William Spence - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Sterling, Walter Ambrose
Rank Private 2nd class Service No. 310462
Regiment Royal Air Force
Birth details Born: Belfast 1903
Dates/Info Son of Wesley and Margaret Sterling, 68 Newport Street, Belfast. Enlisted age 14, lied about age
Where buried Died: 5th November 1918 aged 14 years and 7 months. Buried in Shankill Graveyard, Belfast
Source Great Niece - Linda Sterling Turner ~ email - further contact meems@marylennon.co.uk Photo thank you to Nigel Henderson of Great War Belfast Clippings

Name Stevens, Robert Samuel
Rank Sergeant Major. M.C.
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Battalion – 15th (North Belfast Volunteers)
Birth details Born 10th March 1882 Bethnal Green, London. Son of Charles and Selina Styles (he changed name at time of marriage) Brother-in-law of Frederick Guntley
Dates/Info Married Eliza Jane McLaughlin 9th November 1907 at St. Anne's, Belfast. Lived 33 Harrisburg Street, Belfast
Where buried Died: 2nd February 1969 age 86. Buried Masterton, New Zealand
Source Daughter-in-law - Margaret Stevens ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Taylor, Samuel
Rank Private - Service No. 8449
Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: Belfast c1887
Dates/Info see also Pte. S. Lyttle (5220)
Where buried Died: 5th June 1930 - Buried Belfast City Cemetery
Source Grandson - William Taylor ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Telford, Thomas Samuel
Rank Sergeant - Service No. 79840
Regiment Machine Gun Corps (Motor)
Birth details Born: 31st May 1900 at 42 Shaftesbury Avenue, Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (McCormack) Telford
Where buried Died: Pneumonia 12th March 1919 at Grantham Military Hospital, Lincs., England Buried: 17th March 1919 in Belfast City Cemetery
Source 2nd Cousin - Nancy Schaalje ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Thompson, Henry
Rank Private Service No. 32515
Regiment King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Birth details Born: 3rd August 1898 at 25 Broadbent Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Husband of Margaret/Maggie Thompson (nee Stewart) 99 Crimea Street, Belfast & 22 Aigburth Park, Belfast
Where buried Died: 25th March 1940. Buried Dundonald Cemetery C2-27, Belfast - father of Henry Thompson
Source Grandson Sean Young Thompson - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Thompson, John
Rank Private - Service No. 721
Regiment 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: Approx 1875 in Antrim
Dates/Info Husband of Ellen Thompson (Nee Mitchell), 99 Crimea Street, Belfast. Last address 35 Daisyfield St. Belfast
Where buried  Died: 8th January 1954 Buried City Cemetery Glenalina Extension grave D1 386 father of above Henry Thompson
Source Great Grandson Sean Young Thompson - email ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Thompson, Joseph
Rank Private
Regiment Irish Guards No. 7039 2nd Bn.
Birth details Born Portadown in 1886
Dates/Info. Husband of Eliza Jane Thompson of 81 Solway Street - Married 23rd March 1909 in Portadown.
Worked as a driller    Joined the Irish Guards 10th March 1915
Where buried Died - 30th September 1916   30 years old  Buried in a mass grave
Source Grand Son - W. D. Thompson ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr

Name Timony, Frank
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles No. 16816 - Royal Irish Fusiliers No. 31130
Birth details Born 17th March 1887 at Lennon's Row, Belfast - parents - William and Mary Timony
Dates/Info Seriously wounded and discharged 1918 - married to Nellie McStravick (1910), 3 daughters, Mary, Sarah & Josephine - lived at 41 Devonshire Street, Belfast      {see his Brother below}
Where buried Died - 26th January 1938 ay U.V.F. Hospital Craigavon - Buried Milltown Cemetery, Belfast
Source Great Grand Daughter - Donna Leary  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Timony, James
Rank Private - Regt. No. 266280, 3614
Regiment 6th Royal Highlanders
Birth details Born: Belfast 14th September 1891 - possibly Devonshire Street
Dates/Info Gassed while on active service (possibly France) 1918. Suffered from chronic bronchitis the rest of his life. Son of William and Mary (nee Oliver) Timony. Married Margaret Duffin 1916   {see his Brother above}
Where buried Died: Belfast, 19th April 1940
Source Niece - Janet Holland ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Todd, Hugh - Service No. 18836
Rank Rifleman
Regiment “B” Coy 13th (S) Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 11th July 1896 in Comber - Son of Henry Todd and Margaret Todd (nee Mawhinney)
Dates/Info Enlisted 17th September 1914 Comber - Wounded Somme 1st July 1916 - Taken POW 16th April 1918 - Returned home 30th November 1918 - Discharged 7th March 1919
Where buried Died: 31st December 1974 - Buried: N/K. Awarded the B.E.M. in 1957
Source Great Nephew - Sam Barry ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

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Name Todd, John - Service No. 18837
Rank Rifleman
Regiment “B” Coy 13th (S) Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 19th January 1894 in Comber - Son of Henry Todd and Margaret Todd (nee Mawhinney)
Dates/Info Enlisted 17th Sept. 1914 Comber - Wounded Somme 1st July 1916 - Wounded Passchendaele 16th August 1917 -  Wounded 15th April 1918 - Discharged 23rd September 1918 - Husband of Christina Barry emigrated to USA
Where buried Died: 26th December 1970 - Buried: 29th December 1970 in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Idaho, USA.
Source Great Nephew - Sam Barry ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

no photo Name Todd, Joseph - Service No. 18488
Rank Rifleman
Regiment “D” Coy 11th (S) Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 26th May 1898 in Comber - Son of Henry Todd and Margaret Todd (nee Mawhinney)
Dates/Info Enlisted 2nd June 1915 Wounded Somme 1st July 1916 Discharged 14th March 1919
Where buried Died: N/K. Buried: N/k.
Source Great Nephew - Sam Barry ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Toman, Patrick
Rank Private - Service No. 4/6807
Regiment 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1884 Crumlin Street, Ardoyne
Dates/Info Enlisted 10th August 1914, son of Patrick and Margaret Toman (Conlon), husband to Mary Curry, 98 Brookfield Street, Ardoyne, returned home early in 1918 to recover from being gassed, this however brought on chronic bronchitis a condition he suffered from the rest of his life.
Where buried Died: 1955 and buried in Milltown Cemetery, Belfast
Source Grand daughter - Mary Caruth ~ further contact through  meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Index Card

Name Toner, Patrick
Rank Serjeant - Service No. 1786
Regiment Leinster Regt. 7th Battalion
Birth details  
Dates/Info Son of Elizabeth and John Toner, 10 Smith, Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 28th June 1916 aged 29, Buried Loos Cemetery, France
Source Great Niece - Donna Leary ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Card

Name Vinters, John
Rank Corporal - Service No: 23867
Regiment 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 28th February 1896 at 41 Lady Street, Belfast
Dates/Info Son of James Vinters of 44 Norfolk Street, Belfast, husband of Matilda Vinters of 192 Govan Street, Glasgow.
Where buried Died: 16th February 1917 Age 20 Buried: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery    photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Great Niece Briege Osborne ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Walker, Francis
Rank Private
Regiment 8th Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - No. 43096 and Connaught Rangers 2419
Birth details 18th November 1874
Dates/Info Married to Elizabeth Buick, lived in Belfast
Where buried Died 9th September 1916 Somme - Buried at Thiepval  Medal Card  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Source Great Grand daughter - Angela Cameron ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   Medals

Name Walker, Samuel Hugh
Rank 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 1885 Belfast
Dates/Info Son of Samuel & Eliza Walker, 5 Dee Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 16th August 1917 - Battle of Langemarck - TYNE COT MEMORIAL Panel 138 to 140 & 162 to 162A & 163A
Source Great Nephew - Bill Walker ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  photo supplied by Donna Leary, thank you Donna, well done

Name Webster, Joseph Hannay
Rank Sergeant - Serial No. 7389
Regiment 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Birth details Born: 1882 in Rerrick, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, son of John Webster and Susan Hannay Webster
Dates/Info Married Sarah Jane Crawley 4th January 1909 in Belfast, father of 3 sons and 1 daughter, last residence 32 Hurst Street, Belfast
Where buried Died 7th July 1916, France, Battle of the Somme, memorialized on Thiepval memorial, Thiepval, Department de la Somme, Picardie, France, Plot: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Source Great grand niece, Heidi Crawley - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  (Photo courtesy of Nigel Henderson)

Name Williams George
Rank Rifleman - Service No. 9942
Regiment 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 14th January 1895 Rotunda Hospital Dublin
Dates/Info Son of Henry and Mary Anne Williams, 106 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin - brother of Henry (below)
Where buried Died: 3rd May 1915 Bellewarde Wood - IB2 Ridge Wood Military Cemetery; Heuvelland West Vlaanderen Belgium
Source Grand Nephew - Ronnie Connolly, Dublin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Williams Henry
Rank Private - Service No. 5212
Regiment 16th Battalion Australian Imperial Force
Birth details Born: 1892 Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
Dates/Info Enlisted 3rd January 1916 - Served on the Western Front; discharged 1st June 1919 Medically Unfit. (Australian Archives file A88950) - Son of Henry and Mary Anne Williams, 106 Lower Gardiner Street Dublin - Brother of George (above)
Where buried Died: 1975 Perth, Western Australia
Source Grand nephew Ronnie Connolly, Dublin ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Wilson, James
Rank Private
Regiment North Irish Horse - 1527 - Corps of Hussars - No. 4/71421
Birth details Born 1898, Home Farm, Burnside Road, Dunadry, after war, emigrated to Canada
Dates/Info Landed in France 12 January 1916 & Flanders -  was awarded British War Medal and Victory Medal
Where buried Served in the ranks for the remainder of the War, pre-war service in 1914 with Ulster Volunteers.
Survived War, death date and place unknown
Source Nephew - Patrick Wilson Gore ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk   bigger photo
Name Woods, John Hill
Rank Rifleman (Sniper) Service No. 1055
Regiment 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born: 1893 Ballyhone, Glenoe, Co. Antrim
Dates/Info Enlisted age 22 18th November 1915 - Son of John (born Ballyhone, Glenoe) and Margaret (nee Hill born California USA) Woods, close friend and neighbour of the Burns brothers
Where buried Died 1969 age 76; Buried Glenoe Parish Church of Ireland - France - Gassed in Action
Source W. R. McKeen ~ email - further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Wright, David
Rank Private
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Battalion, 36th Ulster Division - Rifleman 1403
Birth details Born 1898 in Laymore, Ballymena
Dates/Info Fought and Died - Battle of Cambrai
Where buried Cambrai Memorial, Louverval Cemetery, Northern France
Died aged 19 - 22nd Nov. 1917 in Northern France
Source Great Great Nephew - A. Wright  ~  further contact through meems@marylennon.co.ukWebsite  a lovely tribute

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Name Wylie, Julius Keenan
Rank Lieutenant - Sergeant
Regiment Royal Irish Rifles - Service No. 13903 3rd Battalion
Birth details Born Belfast 1891
Dates/Info
Served from:- 7th Sept. 1914 to:- 30.3.1919
Commissioned:- 26.6.1917 Lance Sergeant, France 5.10.1915
Where buried Died 1972 Belfast
Source Granddaughter- Mary Lennon ~  email:-  meems@marylennon.co.uk  web site:-  more info on J K Wylie


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Name Yeates, Andrew Breakey
Rank Serjeant - Service No. 16112
Regiment 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 8th July 1886, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland
Dates/Info Parents - Henry McMinn Yeates and Mary Jane McKee Yeates
Where buried Killed in action 16th August 1917 in Belgium - New Irish Farm Cemetery
Source Nancy Schaalje ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk


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Name Yeates, Hugh McKee
Rank  
Regiment 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Birth details Born 12th March 1892, Belfast Antrim
Dates/Info Parents - Henry McMinn Yeates and Mary Jane McKee Yeates - Married Ida McCluney 3rd July 1922 - Belfast
Where buried Died 11th February 1963, Belfast
Source Nancy Schaalje ~ further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk

Name Young Samuel
Rank Private Service No. 28498
Regiment 9th Bn. (109th Brigade) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Birth details Born: 1898 ??
Dates/Info Son of Robert and Elizabeth Young, Lower Coagh, Co. Tyrone  photo thank you to Stephen Kerr
Where buried Died: 26th June 1917 age 19 - Buried: Messines Ridge British Cemetery Grave Reference: VI. B. 23.
Source Nephew-in-law Ged Widdow ~further contact through meems@marylennon.co.uk  Medals Card

 
 

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