Lieutenant

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Brooke, George

Date of Birth
Address
Ballyfad, Coolgreany
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
37
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds. France
Other Biographical Details

Son of Sir George F Brooke and Lady Anna Maria Brooke of Ballyfad House. Husband of Nina Brooke nee Hill of 21 Southwick St, Oxford Square, London. Listed in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. 1911 census shows him residing with his wife and children at Ballyfad. Veteran - Served in South African War. 1st Irish Guards, serving in 2nd Division, were a part of First Battle of the Aisne, France (Sep 13 – Sep 28, 1914).

Colfer, James Richard

Date of Birth
Address
New Ross
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Other Biographical Details

Son of John Redmond Colfer and Martha Colfer of New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Darling, William Oliver Fortesque

Date of Birth
Address
Chelsea Lodge, Duncannon
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of the Revd Oliver Warner Darling and Edith nee Dunn of Killesk Rectory, Duncannon, Co. Wexford. Brother of Second Lieutenant Claude Henry Whish Darling.

Dowse, William Arthur Clarence

Date of Birth
Rank
11th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action, Somme, France
Other Biographical Details

Son of Dr. Thomas James and Katherine Elizabeth Dowse nee Trouton of 14 Lower George Street, Wexford. 

Forster, Thomas Burton

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Capt. John Burton Forster, 1st Royal Irish Regiment, and Olive Edith Mary nee Sergent. Married Florence Elizabeth Johnston at Winnipeg, 24th March 1908 and they had a daughter, Florence Olive May Burton-Forster, born 13th April 1904. His will dated 18 January 1915 left everything to his wife at Vancouver. Applied for a commission 9 February 1915: rancher, address Melrose, Ash Valley, Surrey. His wife’s address was PO Box 123, White Earth, Minnesota, or Cathedral, 121 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
War Office telegram to Major-General Forster, Staff Corps, Commanding 57th West Lancashire Division, Canterbury, advised that his son was wounded 9th June and remained at duty, but was subsequently killed in action 10 June 1916. His widow re-married and was Mrs Gilmour, 646 Walker Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. History of the Royal Irish Regiment: ‘When the battalion was in the trenches Lt. T.B. Forster and his scouts were out in front each night. On 10th they came under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire and Lt. Forster and three men were wounded. L/Sgt Michael Dreeling carried back L/Cpl Wright, then returned and carried in Lt. Forster and finally again went out under heavy fire to search for L/Cpl Walsh, who was missing and unfortunately could not be found. 2/Lt. Forster, a very promising young officer, died of his wounds shortly after he was carried in.’

Keating, David Timothy

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Rank
14th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mr David Reginald and Ellen Keating née O'Connor T.C. Ardara.  His father was County Surveyor.

Lawler, Guy Feinaigle

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
????
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Son of Joseph Edward and Lucy Catherine Lawler née St Aubyn. Educated at Elleray Park, Wallasey, Drogheda Grammar School and Newton College.

Maguire, Matthew Lawrence

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Date of Death
Age
21
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds in Turkish hands
Other Biographical Details

Son of James Maguire, J.P. and of Dora Maguire nee Gahan of Tomgar House, Ballycanew, Gorey. Formerly Connaught Rangers.

Martin, Laurence Henry

Date of Birth
Address
Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France
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Second son of the Rev. Richard D'Oiler Martin and Mrs . Catherine Mary Martin

O'Keefe, William Henry

Date of Birth
Address
Faythe House, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, hit by a German shell.
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Son of William Joseph and Matilda Mary Agnes O'Keefe née Fogarty of Faythe House, Wexford.

Porter, William James

Date of Birth
Address
'Elmfield', Wexford
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
21
Circumstances of Death
Died of Wounds
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Son of William and Anne Elizabeth Porter nee Grandy of 'Elmfield' Wexford.

Rennison, Walter Martyn

Date of Birth
Address
The Rectory, Wexford
Rank
3rd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of the Revd Chancellor Henry Rennison and Mrs Kate Louisa Rennison née Palmer of The Rectory, Wexford.  Formally a medical student in Trinity College, Dublin prior to enlistment.

Toole, Edward Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Curracloe House, Wexford.
Service No.
1952
Rank
31st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, Courevlette, The Somme in the vicinity of Pozieres
Other Biographical Details

Son of William John and Magdalene Toole nee Thompson of Curracloe House, Curracloe. 

Family Background: According to the memorial article for Edward, in Du Rivigny’s United Kingdom Roll of Honour 1914-1919, the Toole children were descended from families who had some wealth and held positions of regard in their professions and within their communities. William John Toole, their father was both a land owner and land agent. The name of their home was Curracloe House. William’s father, Captain William O’Toole of the 40th British Regiment, served with distinction throughout his life. Their mother, Magdalene Thompson, was the daughter of William Thompson, a surgeon, who practiced in the army hospital in Madras, India, the city in which  Magdalene was born in 1845.

Family Life:  Edward Thomas Toole (nickname Ned) was born April 1, 1885 in Curracloe, Wexford, Ireland.  He was one of 13 known children of William and Magdalene, all born in Country Wexford: William (1871-1952, nickname Barney);  Isabella (1872-1919); Catherine (1873-1955); George Archer (1874-1957); Mary   (1876- ); Annie (1877-); Magdalene (1878-1940); Laurence Henry (1879-1967); Henrietta (1880-1968); Victoria (1881-1963); Archer John (1883 -1963); and, David Frederick Jack (1886-1918).

The Toole family is recorded in Wexford until at least 1888, when William lost his fortune in an investment in which beach land was being developed into farmland. The land was destroyed in a storm leaving the Tooles in financial stress (referenced by Toole-Peet history).

3 other brothers also served with the Canadian Forces. Captain Jack Toole killed in action France. 28.09.1918.   Death and Remembrance: Lieutenant Edward Thomas Toole was killed in action on September 15, 1916, the first day of action of the Battle of Fleurs-Courcelette during the campaign in the Somme. His name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.  He has no burial site.

Walker, Thomas Kynaston

Date of Birth
Address
Tykillen, Wexford
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action Ypres
Other Biographical Details
Son of Captain Thomas Joseph and Blanche Louisa Walker née Smith of Tykillen, Wexford. Article in a Wexford newspaper.