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Berry, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
1868
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Mary Berry née Craney. Married Alice Meager Horn at Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland, 1913 and resided there. Children born: Mary Ann 1914 and Alice 1915. To BEF 2nd May 1915 and posted to 1st Royal Irish Rifles.

Brennan, Myles

Date of Birth
Address
Well Lane, Wexford.
Service No.
10314
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, died of wounds
Other Biographical Details
The son of James and Catherine Brennan née Brien. Married Alice Murphy 1915.

Brooks, Patrick

Service No.
9130 and 3/9130
Rank
14th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Mrs M Brooks

Browne, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Service No.
S/341
Rank
Regiment
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
37
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Laurence and Mary Browne née Byrne

Byrne, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
6699
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Patrick and Bridget Byrne nee Flaherty

Cairns, Richard Frederick

Date of Birth
Alias
Zimber, Richard Frederick
Address
Priory Street, New Ross.
Service No.
R/10201
Rank
4th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action Ypres
Other Biographical Details

Son of Aaron & Elizabeth Zimber of  Priory Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford. His father was a Jeweller by trade. Served as Cairns. No known grave. Memorialised on panel 53 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. 

Chapman, William Stephen

Date of Birth
Address
South Main Street, Wexford
Service No.
3/16799
Rank
3rd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of William Joseph and Maria Elizabeth Chapman nee Connell. His father was a navy pensioner and lived at William Street, Sligo. In 1911, William jnr was a draper's assistant in Wexford town at the drapery and boot factoring business of Thomas Masterton, Sount Main Street.

Connors, Denis

Date of Birth
Alias
O'Connor
Address
24 Ross Road, Enniscorthy.
Service No.
3/5926 and 5926
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of William Thomas (butcher by trade), foreman in Messrs Buttle Brothers victualing establishment, and Bridget Connors née Carty of 24 Ross Road, Enniscorthy. Grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belguim.

Fitzhenry, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
11 Banner Street, St Helen's, Lancashire
Service No.
7395
Rank
6th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
41
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action at Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Anne Fitzhenry nee Neale, Killegney. Husband of Catherine Fitzenry of 11 Banner Street, St Helen's, Lancashire.

Harpur, John

Address
Ballyrough, Wexford
Service No.
46274
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds in France
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick Harpur

Jackman, James

Date of Birth
Address
Clohamon, Co.Wexford
Service No.
S/14487
Rank
Regiment
16th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Thomas and Catherine Jackman née Walsh.

Lennon, Martin,

Date of Birth
Service No.
5538
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Kate Lennon nee Stafford of Dunganstown, New Ross, Co.Wexford.

Maguire, Patrick Joseph

Date of Birth
Service No.
9697
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Rosanna Maguire nee Black of Clonroche.

Murphy, Moses

Date of Birth
Address
Duke Street, Wexford
Service No.
2290
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Catherine Murphy of Duke Street, Wexford. His widow received £4.24 in compensation in 1919.  Buried at Tancrez Farm Cemetery in Belgium.

O’keeffe, Thomas Francis

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
Feb-87
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Enniscorthy Guardian article Son of Richard and Maria O'Keefe nee Sinnott. His father was a gas fitter. The 1901 census showed the family at 26 Abbey Street, Wexford. Children were Mary Frances (24), John (19), Ellen (17), Thomas (a printer machinist), Richard (12) and Kathleen (4). Another son had been killed in the Boer War. By 1911 his parents were at 22 Abbey Street. They had 9 children living, including William (26) and Alice (18). His father died from a sudden cerebral haemorrhage at Trinity Street, Wexford 25th May 1912. Enlisted in the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles 25th July 1908.

O’rourke, John

Date of Birth
Address
Kildare
Service No.
S/6702
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Anne Rourke née Walsh. Sole legatee was his brother Martin

Pierce, John

Date of Birth
Address
New Zealand
Service No.
24/2074
Rank
4th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds received in action on the Somme.
Other Biographical Details
Son of William and Elizabeth Pierce nee Hill of Ballycale, Gorey. Enniscorthy Guardian article.

Redmond, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
8375
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Matthew and Mary Anne Redmond née Parle.

Roche, Michael Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Mount Garrett Lane, New Ross
Service No.
10309
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Mrs Stasia Roche of Mount Garrett Lane, New Ross. Photograph in the Enniscorthy Guardian. Son of Luke and Anastasia Roche nee Waters. His father was a labourer.

Stafford, Francis

Date of Birth
Address
161 Iveagh Building, 25, New Bride Street, Dublin
Date of Death
Age
38
Circumstances of Death
Missing in Action Gallipoli campaign presumed dead.
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Anne Stafford née Keegan. Husband of Gertrude Stafford née Moore of 161 Iveagh Building, 25 New Bride Street, Dublin.  Served in India and the Boer War Campaign. Was employed in Guinness' and appears on the Guinness Great War Roll of Honour. His final rank was Lance-Corporal - promoted in the field. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial monument, Gallipoli, Turkey. 

Whelan, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
10514
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Died from pneumonia, at 3rd Canadian General Hospital
Other Biographical Details
The son of Patrick and Mary Whelan née Nolan. His father was a smith’s helper. The 1901 Census shows the family at 21 Temperance Row, Wexford. His father was then an ambulance driver. Children were Stasia (18), Myles (15), Mary Ellen (13), Denis (10), Esther (8), James, and Patrick (3). His mother died from bronchitis at Back Street, Wexford, 23.2.1910. By 1911 his father, a general labourer, was at 17 Duke Street, Wexford, and had another son Peter (6). James was then a messenger boy. He was stationed at Portobello Barracks, Dublin, when he married Anne Emmett at St Paul’s Church, Dublin, 3.7.1915. Widow at 19 Hendrick Street, Dublin.

White, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
177 The Faythe, Wexford.
Service No.
9511
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France
Other Biographical Details

Son of the late Nicholas and Mary Ann White née Doyle. Mother widowed in 1903, returned to Wexford and remarried to Michael Kavanagh, The Faythe (and later of Byrnes Lane). Effects to his mother. Lived with his mother and step-father in the Faythe and worked as a Messenger Boy aged 13 in 1911.

Whitty, Valentine (Val)

Date of Birth
Alias
Val
Address
Irishtown, New Ross
Service No.
4629
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Mary Ellen Whitty nee Doyle of Church Street, New Ross