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Allen, James

Date of Birth
Alias
John Allen
Address
New Ross
Service No.
4467
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Vierstraat France and Flanders, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Parents John and Bridget, Upper Mary Street, New Ross. Correct name James but named as John Allen in newspaper article. Enniscorthy Guardian.

Allen, James

Date of Birth
Address
Murrintown
Service No.
1325
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Margaret Allen, Murrintown

Anderson, Hans

Date of Birth
Address
High Hill, New Ross and later at 10 Olaf Street, Waterford.
Service No.
40273
Rank
20th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds in Somme campaign
Other Biographical Details

Mother Bridget, brother John
Anderson was formally with the Lancaster Fusiliers (No. 4320). The 20th Bn,  Manchester Regiment  were involved in fighting in the Somme sector during the time of Anderson's death. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France.

Anderson, James

Date of Birth
Address
3 Trinity Place, Wexford.
Service No.
5624
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds Battle of the Rivers, at Aisne, October 1914, France
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Ellen Anderson of 3 Trinity Place, Wexford. Fifteen years service, fought in the second South African campaign. Buried in the Canadian Cemetery No.2 Neuville-St. Vaast, france

Atkins, Samuel

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
6885
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
40
Circumstances of Death
Second Battle of Ypres, Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Samuel Atkins of South Main Street, Wexford

Austin, John

Date of Birth
Address
Ballycarreal
Service No.
5898
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action Battle of Mons, Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son on of Patrick and Kate Austin née Quinn

Barber, Thomas Henry

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Service No.
3637
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action at the Battle of the Canal du Nord, France 27 September – 1 October 1918
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary Ann Barber née Bobier

Barker, Philip

Date of Birth
Service No.
11493
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds - at the Battle of Albert, France 21-23 August 1914
Other Biographical Details

Son of Aidan and Mrs Elizabeth Barker née Neill of Duke Street, Wexford.

Barnwell, Sylvester

Date of Birth
Service No.
187231
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Killed in the Battle of Arleux, France, 28-29 April 1917
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Mary Barnwell née Somers of Mayglass, Ballycogley, Co. Wexford.

Barry, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
17986
Rank
7th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, Balkans, Salonika/ Macedonian Campaign, Battle of Kosturio
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Bridget Barry née Cloney, Neamstown, Kilmore. Brother of Michael, Welsh Regiment, killed in action, France 23rd July 1918.

Barry, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
Kilmore
Service No.
52569
Rank
Regiment
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action during the period between the Battles of the Lys (3 battles) and Second Battle of Arras
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Bridget Barry née Cloney, Neamstown, Kilmore, Co. Wexford. Brother of John, Royal Dublin Fusiliers killed in action Balkans 7th December 1915.

Barton, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
9062
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action in Ypres.
Other Biographical Details

The son of James and Bridget Barton nee Barry. Transferred to 2nd Leinster Regiment.

Bass, Joseph Warren

Date of Birth
Address
Carrigbeg House, Gorey.
Service No.
6401
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action near the village of Le Mensil, France.
Other Biographical Details

The son of Thomas Askins Bass and Esther Bass née Warren.
Before going to the front Mr Bass was involved in Business in gorey for a number of years in connection with the firm of W E Reynolds. He was cousin of Mr George Warren auctioneer. Just before he was killed, his company were in a very hot engagement, and were about to be relieved when he was struck down by a piece of shrapnel. - News from the front, Gorey and the Great War by Brian & Mary Kenny.

Batterton, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
48624
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action. Buried near Ypres
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Lydia Batterton née Rickerby. Son of William Batterton, 57 Irish Street, Enniscorthy.

Berry, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
7567
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
37
Circumstances of Death
Died at home in Wexford. The cause of death was Phthisis.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Andrew and Johanna Berry née Connors. Husband of Katie Berry née Goggin, Mary's Lane, Gibson St., Wexford

Berry, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
7638
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
37
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds sustained in battle during the Capture of Jerusalem, Palestine.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary Berry nee Sullivan of Clifford Street, Wexford. Brother of Private Richard Berry, killed four months previous. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery in Israel. 

Berry, Richard

Date of Birth
Address
Sandy Cove, Kingstown, Co. Dublin
Service No.
16990
Rank
1st Btn.
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Mary Berry. Husband of Ellen Berry nee Donohue. 
Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.

Berry, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Tullow, Co.Carlow
Service No.
7253
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
38
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Margaret Jordan (Formally Berry). Eleven years service before been drafted to Flanders. Had been stationed in India. reported missing after the Battle of Mons. Commemorated on Panel 11 and 12, Le Touret Memorial, France. Date of death, 19th October, is the date that 2nd Royal Irish assaulted the town of Le Pilly, during the Battle of La Basse.

Birney, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
2942
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick & Ellen Birney née Cuffe, Strahart, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Killed just after first battle of Ypres. 

Bishop, Walter

Date of Birth
Service No.
3577
Rank
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Margaret Bishop née Baldwin of Manor St., Waterford. Killed in Flanders, Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-25 May, 1915) in which 2nd Dragoon Guards, serving in 1st Cavalry Division, were a part.

Bishop, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
4498
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action
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Son of John and Catherine Bishop née Hayden, Castlebridge. Later resided in Hayestown, Co. Wexford. Killed in Flanders, Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-25 May, 1915) in which 1st Royal Irish Regiment, serving in 27th Division, were a part.

Boland, Edward Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
475780
Rank
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Died of Wounds, Battle of Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62), east of Ypres.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Edward and Mary Ann Boland née Foran, of Millpark Road, Enniscorthy. His father was a policeman. Brother of Thomas Boland, Millpark Road, Enniscorthy. Remembered on Menin Gate, Ypres.

Boland, James

Date of Birth
Address
Treforest, Glam
Service No.
34767
Rank
Regiment
13th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action, Battle of Mametz Wood, Battle of the Somme
Other Biographical Details

Mother Mary at Ballyleigh, New Ross.

Bolger, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
8816
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action.
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Kate Bolger née Murphy, Shannon, Enniscorthy. Son of James & Catherine Bolger, 7 Mernagh St., Enniscorthy. Killed just before the battle of St. Eloi, France. Remembered on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

Bolger, John

Date of Birth
Address
Kilmuckridge
Service No.
5667
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds victim of poisonous gas in France.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Bridget Bolger nee Redmond. Married Bridget Whelan. No children. Well known in Gaelic and athletic circles. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, France.

Bolger, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
49878
Rank
15th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died at home
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary Bolger née Murphy.
His father, John Bolger (2320D) of the HMS Grafton, died as a direct result of enemy action off Suvla, Galipoli, 12th August 1915.

Bolger, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
3/8670 and 8670
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Palestine, Killed in Action during the period of the Battle of Tell 'Asur (8th-12th March 1918)
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick Bolger,  11 Patrick's Place, Enniscorthy. Husband of Annie Bolger née Cummins of 17 Palatine Square, Burnley. Battle of Jerusalem / Palestine Campaign casualty. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery in Israel. 

Bowles, Robert Charles

Date of Birth
Address
New Ross
Service No.
18662
Rank
14th Service Bn.
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds, France. Killed after the disbandment of his battalion.
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Jane Bowles née Baird. Formerly served as Private No.19922 in the 1st Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Bowles was with the 14th Hampshire's in 39th Division which suffered huge casualties in the Ludendorff/German Spring Offensive.

Buried in Bellicourt British Cemetery in France.

Boyle, Peter

Date of Birth
Address
Curracloe.
Service No.
1883
Rank
6th Btn.
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Mary Boyle née Howard.

Bradley, Richard

Date of Birth
Address
Newbawn, Co Wexford.
Service No.
6941
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Richard and Jane Bradley née Wallace. Killed in France during period between The Battle of Drocourt-Queant (2-3 September 1918), and The Battle of the Canal du Nord (27 September – 1 October 1918) in which 2nd Royal Irish, serving in 63rd Royal Naval Division, took part.

Brady, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
16881
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Died from wounds to the abdomen caused by an aerial bomb. France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of James & Ellen Brady nee Grannel of Churchtown, Kilrane. Husband of Ellen Brady née White of Butlerstown, Broadway. He had no living relatives at the time of his death. All effects, etc were sent to Miss Margaret Broughan, Tallyho, Tinahealy, Co. Wicklow. Died of wounds France and Flanders

Breen, James

Service No.
11148
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Malta
Other Biographical Details

The 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers were deployed to Salonika with the 27th Division in 1916.

Breen, James

Date of Birth
Alias
Brien
Address
Ross Road, Enniscorthy.
Service No.
5387
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in France during The Battle of Festubert (15–25 May 1915)
Other Biographical Details

The son of the late James, and Margaret Breen née Habernathy, of 66 Ross Road, Enniscorthy. Brother of Thomas Breen (4370). Prior to enlisting on the 18th September 1914, James was employed as a shop assistant at Mr. W.K. Stamp's, Market Square, Enniscorthy. 2nd Division, in which Breen's battalion was serving, lost over 5,000 men.

Breen, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
43105
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick & Mary Breen of Clonamona, Craanford, Gorey, Co Wexford. No available information on why Breen might have been killed, but is buried/commemorated in the Somme area.

Breen, John Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford.
Service No.
7288
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in Ypres Salient, Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Moses & Annie Breen née Doyle of Birkenhead, Liverpool. Brother of Joseph Breen (4660).

Breen, Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Tullow, Co.Carlow
Service No.
4660
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
18
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Actionin Flanders, Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-25 May, 1915)
Other Biographical Details

Son of Moses & Annie Breen née Doyle of Birkenhead. Brother of John J Breen (7288)

Breen, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Born Ferns
Service No.
27570
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of Myles and Eliza Breen née Thackaberry. No available information on why Breen might have been killed, but is buried/commemorated in the Somme area.

Brehon, Richard Colles

Date of Birth
Address
14 Newtown or Commons, New Ross
Service No.
114383
Rank
5th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders. Killed at the Battle of Mont Sorrel (Battle of Hill 62, 2 to 13 June 1916
Other Biographical Details

Son of Richard Colles and Anne Brehon, listed in 1901 Census in New Ross, Co. Wexford, as a gentleman farmer and a member of the Irish Church.

Brennan, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
8029
Rank
6th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Killed in the Somme sector during First Battle of the Somme.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and the late Sarah Brennan née Brien. Effects to father John and stepmother Mary Brennan of The Faythe, Wexford

Breslin, Edward

Date of Birth
Address
Broadway.
Service No.
1884
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders. Killed in the Somme sector during the Battle of Guillemont (3-6 September 1916), in the First Battle of the Somme .
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick Edward and Ellen Breslin née Doyle. His father was a painter. No claim made on his army estate. The 1911 Census shows him boarding at Eardownes, Broadway.