Thomas Alexander, Capt. R.A.M.C., Egyptian Ex. Force, born 7th
October 1886, son of Dr. A. M. Adams, J.P. & Jeannie Henderson,
Garvagh. 2½ years active service.
Alexander, Robert "Bob" joined
the R.A.F. 15th October 1918. Died of pneumonia following influenza at
the Military Camp Hosp., Blandford, Dorset 31st October 1918. Son of
Mrs. Martha Alexander and the late Robert Alexander, Culnaman.
Bell, Robert, Scotch Guards
Bell, William, 12th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, born c1899, son of John & Susan Bell,
Mettican. Training in the Lewis Gun Section at Oswestry in England. Left
for the western front September 1918.
Blake, Robert, 3rd Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers. Wounded & prisoner of war. See Aghadowey War
Boyce, Robert John, born 13th February
1893, son of Robert James & Mary Eliza Boyce, Crockindolg. To U.S.
1913. Believed to be in WW1. Worked for Ford Motor Company in Michigan.
Died 20th May 1964.
Boylan, John Joseph, Cpl. M.M., 5th Bn.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, died of pneumonia 1st July 1918,
son of Daniel Boylan, J.P., Garvagh. Awarded M.M.
Bradley, Robert, 1st Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers. Commemorated St. Paul's Church of Ireland Roll
Bradley, Thomas, Cpl., 1st Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers/Army Service Corps. Commemorated St. Paul's
Church of Ireland Roll of Honour.
Bradley, William, 1st Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers. Commemorated St. Paul's Church of Ireland Roll
Bradshaw, William David, Lieut., King's
African Rifles, son of Rev. Wm. Butler Bradshaw, formerly rector of
Kilgar Diocese of Raphoe. Living in Garvagh.
Burnside, Samuel, 9th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, late Trooper North Irish Horse, son of James
Burnside & Lizzie Winchester, Edenbane. Worked in a saw-mill while
prisoner of war Heilsberg, East Prussia 27th March, 1918. Married and
went to Australia.
Caldwell, James, 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, married 1913 Lizzie Dempsey. Wounded 1917 and in
hospital England. Wounded again October 1918 and in hospital England.
Brother William Killed in Action 20th January 1917.
Cameron, William Cochrane, born 21st May
1887, son of James Cameron & Martha Johnston, Ballinrees, Macosquin.
Married 1916 Margaret Jane McCurdy and lived at Belraugh.
Carton, Joseph, Cpl., Highland Light
Cathcart, William, Trooper, North Irish
Horse/9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of William Cathcart
& Jane McConaghy, Garvagh. Awarded Mons. Star. Married 1921 to
Margaret Jane Kerr. Emigrated to Canada 1927.
Chambers, David S., Sgt., Engineers
(American Army), emigrated to U.S. c1908 with brothers Henry & James
(who were in training camps 1918). Son of Alex Chambers & Mary Anne
Collins, Andrew, 10th Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers, seriously wounded 1st July, received King's Certificate of
Honour stating that he was discharged after being disabled in the Great
Collins, John, #58043, 37th
Reinforcements N.Z. Field Artillery, son of Mrs. Margaret Collins and
the late Andrew Collins, Ballyagan. A farmhand before enlisting.
Collins, Thomas, 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, seriously wounded on 13th July 1916. Honourably
discharged October 1918. Brother of Andrew & John (above) and also
Robert Killed in Action 9th May 1916.
Craig, Robert, 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers. Commemorated St. Paul's Church of Ireland roll
of honour. April 1919 mentioned in Constitution as not yet demobilized.
Cranston, William J., Sapper, 10th Bn.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded 1918. Prior to enlisting worked to
Thomas Johnston, Lisachrin & Station Road. Died 15th March 1959,
buried in Johnston family plot.
Curry, John, Royal Navy, born 1877,
eldest son of William Curry & Nancy Brown. Lived various places
before moving to Kurin. Killed by a bus in Liverpool.
Dallas, John, Merchant Navy, son of
Richard Dallas & Sarah Dean, Ballyagan. Dallas family well known as
stonemasons Married 1909 Tille McAlister and emigrated to Australia
Dallas, George, #23808 13th
Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Bn. B Company, N.Z. Forces, son of
George Dallas. Wounded at Passchendaele Ridge in October 1917.
Honourably discharged 1918.
Dallas, Thomas, joined the Canadians.
Son of George Dallas, watch maker & photographer, Garvagh, &
Hannah Mitchell, brother of George (above). Honourably discharged being medically
Dempsey, William Henry, Royal Horse
Artillery, brought up by his Aunt and Uncle William & Mary Jane
Dempsey, Trinaltinagh. Served his time as a boot and shoe maker.
Devennie, James, L/Cpl. #13254 13th Bn.
Royal Scots, son of James Devennie & Mary Ann McCloy, Killykergan,
wounded on three occasions, died in hospital Edinburgh, 9th March 1918.
Diamond, Daniel, born 15th March 1883,
son of John & Bridget Diamond, Brockagh, emigrated to U.S. 27th
March 1911 on Caledonia is a possibility.
Dickson, Marcus, Sgt., arrived New York
on Columbia from Derry 12th March 1912, son of Thomas Dickson, merchant,
Garvagh. Joined American Army. Returned to Garvagh 1921.
Dickson, Robert, Sgt., arrived N.Y. on
Caledonia 25th April 1909 from Derry. Brother of Marcus (above). Worked
to Baldwin Locomotive Co. Believed to have joined the Americans.
Diffin, William John, 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers. On furlough with brother Florence August 1918
(has been 4 years at the front and never received a scratch). Sister
died in Derry August 1918.
Ferguson, William, L/Cpl., 12th Bn.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, nephew of Harry Ferguson, Main Street.
Wounded March 1917 and owing to his disablement served in Military
Fleming, Samuel, Gunner, Royal Garrison
Artillery, commemorated on Main Street Presbyterian Church roll of
Galway, Robert, served 26 years 156 days
in Garrison Artillery, 20 months in 10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers and 10 months in Army Service Corps. Discharged on pension
Garvagh, Lord Leopold Ernest Stratford
George Canning, Lieut., only child of Charles John Spencer George
Canning, 3rd Baron Garvagh.
Gibson, Joseph, Royal Scots, son of
Thomas Gibson, Mettican, brother of Samuel, Garvagh & Thomas, jun.,
Mettican. Born 13th December 1872. Was through the South African War.
Gibson, James, Canadians, son of Robert
Gibson & Martha Cochrane. See Aghadowey War Memorial.
Gibson, Robert, Gunner, Royal Garrison
Artillery, son of Thomas & Mary Anne Gibson, Moyletratoy.
Commemorated on Boveedy L.O.L. 175 roll of honour.
Gibson, Thomas James, 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, born 30th November 1896, son of Thomas Gibson,
jun. & Maggie Peden, Mettican. Gassed and in hospital June 1919.
Working as carpenter December 1918.
Gilmore, Alexander, 174 Labour Corps,
Drumeene. Commemorated Moneydig Presbyterian Church roll of honour.
Gilmore, William, Bombardier, Royal
Garrison Artillery, born 15th August 1894, son of Thomas Gilmore &
late Martha Ann Lyttle, Killyvalley. Emigrated to New Zealand.
Gilmore, William, Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers, Drumeene, died. Commemorated on Moneydig Presbyterian Church
roll of honour. Possibly same William as Kilrea Heroes page 37.
Gould, Robert Alex., Trooper, 5th Light
Horse Reg. 1st Australian Imp. Force, son of James Gould & Margaret
Jane Ritchie, Crockindolg. Emigrated around 1910, enlisted 21st December
Graham, John A., Cpl., 12th
Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Thomas Graham, Garvagh. Gassed
6th September 1918, progressing favourably in a convalescent home in
Graham, Robert, born
c1882, son of John & Ann Elizabeth Graham, Garvagh. Postman in
Garvagh and afterwards in Moneymore. Joined Royal Air Force towards end
Gray, William John, Sapper,
Royal Engineers, joined the colours October 1918, son of William Gray
& Annie Brewster, Coolyvenny. Born 3rd January 1888, baptised
Macosquin Presbyterian Church
Thomas, Rifleman, 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, son of William Hall
& Mary Robertson, Garvagh. Died 7th March 1917. His name later added
to those who made the supreme sacrifice.
George Dominic, Major, Major Indian Army, son of Col. Arthur Rowley
Heyland, 1st Bombay Lancers. Died at Ballintemple 22nd March 1934.
John, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, married 24th September 1895 to
Mary Elder, Gortfad. Enlisted June 1915 along with his son William
(below). Daughter Annie married 1921 to John Hunter, Ardverness who was
awarded D.C.M. in 1916.
William, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of John (above). Captured
by the Germans March 1918 and by September 1918 working on a farm as a
prisoner. Arrived Newtownards with wife December 1918.
Robert, 9th Bn/12th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Commemorated
St. Paul's Church of Ireland roll of honour. May 1919 Chronicle mentions
him rejoining and being given a send-off in Movenis Orange Hall before
Jamieson, Daniel, 10th
Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, nephew of
Mrs. Albert Moore, Bridge Street, Garvagh. Bullet wound in thigh 1916
and hand badly injured 1918.
James, 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Robert John, Sgt.-Major, London Regt./Middlesex Regt., son of David
Kelly & Jane McNeill, Cah. Wounded 1918 (legs, knees &
thigh), in hospital, Birmingham.
Peter, son of John Laffan, plumber, Coleraine. Married 11th April
1919 to Mary Bradley, Garvagh, daughter of William Bradley, labourer.
John Alexander, Cadet, Officers Training Corps, b.c.1894, son of
Robert Lamont & Eliza Jane Thompson, grocers, Garvagh. Brother
Samuel, Newcastle (England) Police Force who died 1919.
William, Private, Canadian Rifles, married 1905 to Isabella W.
McNeary. Emigrated to Canada 1912 with 4 children. Enlisted 18th
February 1916 in Vancouver when 44 years old.
William Alexander, L/Cpl., married 26th August 1909 to Elizabeth
Caldwell is a possibility.
Robert, Sgt. #25268 Private 14th Reinforcements J. Company N.Z.
Force, son of Mrs. William J. Linton, Rockland Vale, Carballintober.
Emigrated around 1911.
Scott, #45704 Rifleman, N.Z. Force, son of John Linton & Martha
Jane Dougherty, "Woodtown", husband of Maude Linton, Elsthorpe,
Hawke's Bay, N.Z.
John, Capt. M.C., 10th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, son of Mrs. William
J. Linton, Rockland Vale, Carballintober. Awarded M.C. Brother of Robert
Lynch, Thomas Alexander,
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son
of James Lynch & Annie Rath, Garvagh. Went to Scotland. Brother of
William Bruce (below) and James Killed in Action July 1916.
William Bruce, L/Cpl., 7th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, slightly wounded at Cambrai and Ypres. Married
1925 to Nancy Ann Chestnutt, sister of Samuel & Alexander, WW1
Lyttle, William McCay,
Royal Navy, Able-Seaman, S.S. Australia. Son of Mrs. Lyttle, Moyletra,
and the late Mr. John Lyttle.
Joseph Herbert, Capt., Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to Black
Watch, British Expeditionary Force. Brother of James Miller and Thomas
Madill, James Miller, Capt.,
Chaplain to the Forces, Minister of Elgin in Scotland, son of rev.
Thomas Madill LL.D, who was for over 50 years minister of 1st Garvagh
Cadet, R.N. Surgeon Probationer, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,
youngest of three Madill brothers.
Redmond Alexander, Capt., Croix-de-Guerre, 45th Rattrays Sikhs
(Indian Army), son of Lt. Col. R. C. S. Macausland, J.P. Awarded
1st Canadian Division (Motor Transport), son of Robert May, school
master Bellury. Was an electrician. Enlisted 22nd September 1914 at
10th Div. Cyclist Co., son of Francis McCafferty & Mary Forgrave,
Cah. First man to join up after declaration of war even before Ulster
Division was formed.
Thomas, Scottish Rifles. Commemorated on St. Paul's Church of
Ireland roll of honour.
James, motor transport driver, American Army. Left Londonderry 27th
November 1911 on Caledonia to New York, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
McAtamney, Moneydig. Died New Jersey October 1970.
Michael, Royal Irish Fusiliers, son of Henry McCann, Mettican.
Enlisted June 1915, badly wounded 1918. Received King's certificate
showing that he was honourably discharged.
Alexander, L/Cpl., 10th Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, writing to Alexander Blake, Main Street, Garvagh
from a hospital fifteen miles out of London says he got hurt on 2nd May
McClean, R. John, Gunner,
Royal Field Artillery (Guards Div.), known as the "Dungiven
Poet" and also the "Soldier Poet." Wife Mrs. McLean
living at Cah.
John, North Irish Horse, born 1878, son of John McClenaghan &
Margaret Thompson, Kurin. Married 1919 to Rachel Gilmore Johnston,
Caulhame. Died 1949.
Royal Irish Regt., son of Thomas & Mrs. McGuigan, Lisachrin. Twice
wounded. Was in Salonica and Egypt as well as France.
James, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
Robert, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, born 7th July 1891, son
of William McIlroy & Annie Jackson, Moneydig. Went to Larne.
David John, Sgt. M.M., 2nd Bn. Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Robert & Mary McIntyre, Blackhill
House. Awarded the M.M. 1919 and mentioned in despatches. Died 24th
McMaster, James Thomas,
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ballymoney.
Son of Samuel McMaster & Catherine Kennedy, Inchaleen. Father Samuel
died 5th August 1917. Taken prisoner of war 27th March 1918.
William, Cpl., 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), son of David
(d.1912) & Ellen (d.1917). Originally from Crossgar, latterly
Mettican when father David worked at Garvagh House farm.
Meabank, George, Sgt., 12th
Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, son of William Meabank & Martha T. McMaster
(sister of James Thomas McMaster -above), Inchaleen. George gassed 1918.
John Herbert Wilson, Royal Naval Air Service, son of late Thomas
Millar & Mary Wilson, Inchaleen. Married and lived in Portrush. Died
30th November 1919.
John, 6th South African Infantry, son of Edward Moore, Tamneymore.
Joined Army at Druban, Natal in October 1915, giving up a lucrative
Moore, David, #7031, Private,
Australian Imperial Force, son of James & Elizabeth Jane Moore,
Caulhame. In hospital in France suffering from influenza August 1918.
Thomas J. C., American Infantry, brother of the Misses Moore, Bridge
Street. Emigrated to U.S. around 1913. Landed in France September 1918.
David, L/Cpl., Otago Regt. N.Z., born c1889, son of George &
Lizzie Morrison, Belraugh. Home on leave August 1918. Commemorated on
roll of honour Ringsend Presbyterian Church.
Charles George, Lieut., Leinsters/South African Mounted Rifles, son
of Rev. Dr. Morrison, rector of Garvagh. Gassed 21st March 1918.
Fitzgerald H. C., Major, Royal Field Artillery. Commemorated St.
Paul's Church of Ireland roll of honour.
James, L/Cpl., 2nd Border Regt./16th Bn. Middlesex Regt., disabled
and honourably discharged 1918. Returned to Jones Bros., London where he
had been before the war.
9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, late North Irish Horse, son of James
Mullan, cattle dealer, Garvagh. Brother of James (above). Prisoner of
war 27th March 1918 Giessen, Germany.
Neely, George, Irish
Guards, born 9th January 1880, son of Robert Neely & Hester Millar,
Craigavole. Enlisted in R.I.C. 1900.
Hugh Woods, Sgt., D.C.M., Royal Irish Rifles, younger brother of
George (above). Right arm badly injured 1st July 1916. Awarded D.C.M.
for gallantry. Died 1992 aged 101.
O'Kane, Alex., Irish Guards
Daniel, April 1919 mentioned in Constitution as not yet demobilized.
Adam, Sapper, Royal Engineers, No. 1 Tech Advisor. Eldest son of
Alex & Sarah Orr, Ballyagan. Gave up a lucrative position at
outbreak of war to join army.
Alexander, Sgt., Royal Field Artillery, born 13th August 1893,
eldest son of Alexander Patterson & Annie M. Stewart, Drumacrow.
Also on Aghadowey War Memorial.
Samuel, Australian Imperial Force, son of Thomas Patton & Ellen
Jane McIlwrath, Craigall. Brother of William Killed in Action 15th
October 1918. Enlisted 26th February 1916, gassed 1918.
Edward Arthur, Sgt. "Eddie", son of Robert J. & Mary
Paul, Trinaltinagh. Worshipful Master of Boveedy L.O.L. 175 for a time
and commemorated on their roll of honour.
Robert J. was the eldest son of Robert J. & Mary Paul,
Trinaltinagh but cannot confirm if he also served.
Arthur, Cpl., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, wounded at Messines. With John
and Thomas (below) believed to be sons of Thomas Rafferty living at
Enfield Terrace, Portstewart during WW1.
John, 3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. With Arthur & Thomas also
believed to be sons of Thomas, school teacher, Boleran & Mary, shop
keeper, Garvagh, who may have retired to Portstewart.
Thomas Martin, 3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Trench Mortar Battery,
wounded 1917, dangerously wounded 1918.
James, Lieut., 19th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, acted as recruiting
officer during the war in Belfast. Purchased "Danesfort"
towards the end of the war.
Ralph, Cpl., M.M., Motor dispatch rider Signal Co. Royal Engineers.
Enlisted January 1915. Son of late Robert Robertson, lived with aunt
Mrs. Anderson, "Ardavon." M.M. 1918.
Scott, Alexander, #2188, Sgt.,
2nd A.I.F., born 25 July 1891, eldest son of Hugh Scott & Hannah
Jane Lyttle, Moyletragh. Emigrated to Australia c1913. Fought at the
Smith, James, L/Cpl.,
Royal Irish Fusiliers. Spent 3 months furlough with uncle William Smyth,
Moyletra in 1919 before rejoining for a period of 4 years.
Gilbert, 1st. Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Arthur Ferguson Hyland, Capt., M.C., 6th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers,
son of Major Arthur Smyth, J.P., Ballintemple. Was in U.S. on outbreak
of war, joined the forces in Canada. Severely wounded 1918.
William Johnston, Army Service Corps, born 1882, eldest son of
William Smyth & Mary Ann Johnston, Gortnamoyagh.
David, 12th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Moneydig. Father of John
Thomas & William (below) who were living with their mother Mrs.
Sarah Stewart at Cullyramer in 1901.
John, 10th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. In a letter home to mother
from France in September 1918, he says he has found a lot of souvenirs
on the ground recently taken over from the Germans.
John George, #52659, Rifleman, N.Z. Forces, born 13th September,
1885, son of Isaac Stewart & Sarah Torrens, Liscall & Culnaman.
Robert, "Bobby", 10th/12th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, son
of Mrs. Margaret Lyons, Blackhill, brother of William Killed in Action
1st July 1916.
Stewart, Thomas, Sgt.,
1st Cameron Highlanders, at the Front since December, 1914, in hospital
after being shot through both legs October 1915. In Egypt September 1918
when he wrote letter to his mother.
Rev. William H., Capt., Moneydig. Chaplain with 19th Div. of Royal
Field Artillery until March 1918. Posted to machine Gun Corps, later to
Gordon Highlanders at Phoenix Park.
William, 10th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, spent 9 months in U.V.F.
Hospital, Belfast after getting wounded in left arm and side and going
through 3 operations for blood poisoning.
Thomas, born 19th January 1888, son of James Stratton & Susan
Andrews, Gortnamoyagh. Father was dead before 1901.
Alfred Church, North Irish Horse, son of Thomas Thompson &
Margaret J. Maxwell, Kurin. Thomas died 8th December 1915. Alfred Church
died 17th February 1958.
A. Wilson, C.S.M., Wellington Infantry, N.Z. Overseas Forces, shot
through lung and gassed. Awarded M.S.M. Died 12th September, 1927. North
Toye, Samuel Perry,
Wellington Infantry, N.Z. Seriously wounded at Gallipoli and invalided
home to N.Z. in 1916 as unfit for further service. Died in N.Z. 5th
Toye, William, C.P.O.,
Chief Petty Officer, R.N. H.M.S. Murray, electrical engineer, son of
John Toye & Lizzie Wilson, "Fortavon" Cullyrammer. Brother
of David & Perry (above).
Robert, Gorticloughan, called at R.I.C. Barracks, Garvagh, October
1918 and got railway warrant from Sgt. Patton to enable him to join up
at Recruiting Office, Coleraine.
John, 10th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, son of William Watt,
Ballinameen. Shell Shocked. Lance Cpl. Watt still wasn't demobilised at
beginning of April 1919.
John, 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, joined up early in 1913, son of
James weir. Brother of William James (Killed in Action 26th April, 1915)
and Edward (Died of Wounds 14th October 1918).
Alexander, Gunner, Signal Corps, Royal Garrison Artillery, born 6th
October 1899, son of James A. Wilson & Maggie Thompson, Ballyagan.
Brother of Thomas (below). James was a mill owner and farmer.
James, Trooper, North Irish Horse (attached to an English infantry
Regt., October 1918), son of W. Wilson, Movenis. Awarded Mons Star.
James Wallace, Sgt., D.C.M. #3153. A.I.F., enlisted 14th July 1915,
son of Thomas S. Wilson & Mary Wallace, Trinaltinagh. Twice wounded,
awarded D.C.M. 1919.
Gunner, R.G.A. Born 11th April 1898. Brother of Alexander (above) -
both home on leave October 1918 owing to death of sister. Trained at
Witherow, James, Cpl.,
Lancashire Fusiliers, on Boveedy Presbyterian Church roll of honour. A
James Witherow born 7th July 1886, son of John Witherow & Matilda
Barnett, baptised in Boveedy.
- Possibly either Margaret Jane born 29th August 1894 or Martha born 1st
January 1897, daughters of Paul Elder & Margaret Caskey, Gortfad.
Dorothea Florence, 4 years service, 26th Dorset Voluntary Aid
Detachment under British Red Cross Society, daughter of Lt. Col. &
Mrs. Macausland, "Woodbank." Established 1st Womens Institute
in Ireland at Garvagh 1932.
Annie Roberts, V.A.D. at Canadian Military Hospital, Basingstoke.
Younger daughter of Thomas A. McNeary & Emily R. McCutcheon, Main
Possible Sarah Adair, born c1874, daughter of Oliver McNeary &
Catherine McCormick, Coleraine and Magheramore.
H. S. F.
Niece of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. McNeary, Main Street, Garvagh, also V.A.D.
nurse at Canadian Military Hospital, Basingstoke.