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Busher, Edward

Address
Bride Street, Wexford.
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Died from wounds in the Somme sector.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Edward and Margaret Busher née Hanton of Bride Street, Wexford. Prior to the war, Edward was a reservist and rejoined the army on the outbreak of hostilities 1914. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery, France.

Busher, James

Date of Birth
Address
Kilmore
Service No.
2786
Rank
6th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Palestine, Died of wounds sustained in battle during the Defence of Jerusalem.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Joseph & Annie Busher of Ballyseskin, Kilmore. 10th Irish Division, which included 6th Munsters, advanced on Ramallah during 27/28th December. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery.

Butler, Edward

Date of Birth
Address
24 Parnell St, Wexford
Service No.
1991D
Rank
Date of Death
Age
38
Circumstances of Death
Killed as a direct result of enemy action- ship sunk by German submarine UC-17
Other Biographical Details

Son of Nicholas & Martha Butler of 24 Parnell St, and husband of Annie Butler at same address.

Butler, Philip

Date of Birth
Address
Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Service No.
4391
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Philip (d. 28/12/1928) & Bridget (nee Daly) Butler, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Date of death, 19th October, is the date that 2nd Royal Irish assaulted the town of Le Pilly, during the Battle of La Bassee .

Buttle, Albert Edward

Date of Birth
Address
Templeshannon, Enniscorthy
17th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds at No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Annie Buttle of Templeshannon, Enniscorthy. His father, John was Director of Messrs. Buttle Bros & Co. Ltd, Bacon Curers and Merchants. Albert was educated in Newtown School, Waterford and Model School, Enniscorthy. Enlisted with Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st April 1915. Gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Irish Rifles 2nd Bn. Took part in the Battles of the Somme in July 1916 and was invalided home in January 1917. Promoted to First Lieutenant, July 1917. Was offered a medical discharge being medically unfit, but volunteered again and rejoined his regiment in France on 29th May 1918. A casualty of the Fifth Battle of Ypres (28 Sept – 2 Oct 1918). Buried in Haringhe Military Cemetery.

Byrne, Garrett

Date of Birth
Address
Ballyfad, Co. Wexford
Service No.
10096
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action on V Beach (one of five main landing areas) two days after the Gallipoli landings.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Peter & Mary Byrne of Rathpierce Cottage, Ballyfad, Gorey. Byrne was one of the first waves of soldiers that came ashore with Royal Dublin and Royal Munster Fusiliers at Cape Helles on 25th April 1915. V Beach Cemetery, Turkey.

Byrne, James

Date of Birth
Address
Gorseinon, Glam.
Service No.
53948
Rank
Regiment
15th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action near Ypres, Flanders just before the opening of the Third Battle of Ypres.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Edward and Catherine Byrne née Karney.

Byrne, James

Date of Birth
Address
Camolin.
Service No.
4204
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders two days after German assault on St Eloi, near Ypres, Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John Byrne of Ballyhast, Leskinfere, Gorey. Germans launched an attack on British positions at St Eloi (14 March 1915) - 1st Royal Irish were serving in 27th Division which bore the brunt of the assault.Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. 

Byrne, James

Date of Birth
Alias
John
Service No.
1462
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
38
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action during the First Battle of Ypres, Flanders (19 October-30 November 1914).
Other Biographical Details

Son of Michael & Bridget Byrne of The Hook, Co. Wexford. Husband of Mary Byrne of Arthurstown.

Byrne, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
S/10203 and 10203
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Joseph Byrne of Ballycanew, Gorey. Formerly served as 4/4233 Pte in the Royal Irish Regiment. Killed during a quiet period four months before opening of Battle of the Somme on July 1st. According to article in Free Press in 1916 Byrne complained in letter home of 'dullness and inactivity' prior to death. 

Byrne, John

Date of Birth
Address
Ballinatray Cottages, Courtown.
Service No.
5373.B.
Rank
Date of Death
Age
37
Circumstances of Death
Died from disease.
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Ellen Brennan Byrne, Ballinatray, Gorey. Son of John and Ann Byrne née Berry.

Byrne, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
39 Irish Street, Enniscorthy
Service No.
83711
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Rosanna Byrne née Murray of 39 Irish St, Enniscorthy. Died after the war - buried at New Catholic Cemetery Enniscorthy.

Byrne, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
6699
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in the Ploegsteert Wood sector in Flanders, part of the Ypres Salient.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick and Bridget Byrne nee Flaherty.

Byrne, Patrick (alias)

Date of Birth
Alias
Carton, Patrick (real name)
Address
Service No.
6731
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action while fighting in the The Battle of Armentières October 1914, France.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Hugh and Mary Carton. His will states his mother was Mrs Mary Rourke, Moyeady, Ballycarney, Co. Wexford. Patrick enlisted under the alias Byrne but his christened name was Carton. Listed on Panel 10 on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium. 

Byrne, Peter

Date of Birth
Address
Ballinacarrig, Co.Wicklow
Service No.
6723
Regiment
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Peter & Mary Byrne of Ballinacarrig. 2nd Irish Guards were serving in the Guards Division at the time. Listed on Menin Gate, Ypres.

Byrne, Samuel

Date of Birth
Address
Ballymitty
Service No.
8995
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
27
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action during the Second Battle of Ypres, Flanders (22 April – 25 May 1915).
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Lucy Byrne of Ballinglee, Ballymitty. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. 

Byrne, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Lived in Wygram, Wexford. (also lived in Waterloo Road and Upper John Street.)
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action during the Third Battle of Ypres, Flanders (Jul 31, 1917 – Nov 10, 1917).
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Sarah Byrne, (nee Lacey) Wygram, Wexford. Step Mother Margaret Byrne (nee Roche) at John Street, Wexford. Thomas was an apprentice moulder in a local foundry at the time of the Wexford Lockout 1911. His body was never recovered. He is memorialised on panel 33, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

Byrne, Thomas Francis

Date of Birth
Alias
Francis Byrne
Service No.
29539
Rank
7th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds at home, Sheffield.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Richard & Bridget Byrne née O'Brien of 36 Roe St, Belfast. His father was Colour-Sergeant 5th R Irish Regiment. Died at the War Hospital, Sheffield. CWGC wrongly uses number 29537. Buried in Sheffield St Michael's Roman Catholic Cemetery Yorkshire.

Byrne, William

Address
Ballythomas, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.
Service No.
2894
Rank
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in the Ypres sector during the period of Winter operations, 1914-15 on the Western Front.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Tobias and Mary Byrne of Ballythomas, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. No known grave, commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Cahill, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
William Street, Wexford
Service No.
2172.S
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, Battle of Jutland
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick & Mary Cahill of William St, Wexford.  Indefatigable was sunk on 31 May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war. 

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. 

Callaghan, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Irishtown, New Ross
Service No.
29327
Rank
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in France
Other Biographical Details

Son of Michael & Bridget Callaghan of Irishtown, New Ross.

Campbell, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
6021
Rank
3rd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
Accidentally drowned in Kinsale Harbour.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Campbell née Fitzpatrick. His father Thomas was a retired RIC Sergeant and died at Shanbogh, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny, 6.9.1914.

Canavan, Matthew

Date of Birth
Address
Ballon, Co.Carlow
Service No.
7667
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
33
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action during Battle of Le Pilly, France.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Laurence and Anne Canavan née Roche. Married Margaret Doran 1907. Widow later Mrs Peter Kearney.  Date of death, 19th October, is the date that 2nd Royal Irish assaulted the town of Le Pilly, during the Battle of La Bassee.

Canavan, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
Kilcavan, Tara Hill, Gorey
Service No.
5872
Regiment
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Charles and Margaret Canavan née Smith. His father was a Metropolitan police Office. He lived Kilcavan, Tara Hill, Gorey with his uncle James Canavan. He was a Gaelic Leaguer and all Ireland Hornpipe champion in 1906 at the Wexford Feis and again the following year in Wicklow. Buried in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy , France.

Cane, Michael

Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
10656
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Mrs Margaret Cane of Milehouse, Enniscorthy

Canham, Herbert Michael

Date of Birth
Service No.
1691
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Alfred and Mary Canham. The 1911 Census shows him at Cornwall, Killurin.

Canty, Daniel

Alias
David
Address
Ard na Cuan, Rosslare Harbour
Service No.
7562
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Contracted enteric fever in Salonika, Died at Welsh Metropolitan Hospital, Whitechurch, Cardiff following a prolonged illness.
Other Biographical Details

Daniel Canty was Station Master at Kilrane station and also at Killinick station. Joined the Royal Irish Regiment  in early 1915. He married Margaret Bellamy in June 1915. She lived at Ballygillane Big, Rosslare Harbour. Active service began on 02nd August 1915 in France. Gassed near Loos (a suburb of Lille) in August or September1915. Returned to active service and shipped to Salonika on 26th November 1915. He was buried in Kilrane Cemetery, Co. Wexford, on 10th May 1916 following a large and well attended funeral.

Cardiff, Patrick

Address
Taghmon
Service No.
4380
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mrs Elizabeth Kinsella of Taghmon.

Carley, Joseph

Service No.
6380
Rank
Regiment
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Died at home.
Other Biographical Details

Carroll, John Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Bride Street, Wexford
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Sunk by German Submarine U-110
Other Biographical Details
Son of William and Mary Carroll of 26 Upper Distillery Road, Wexford.

Carroll, Joseph

Address
New Ross
Service No.
270922
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Calais Southern Cemetery in France

Carroll, Richard

Service No.
10641
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Listed on Panels 11 and 12 on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

Carthy, James

Date of Birth
Address
12 Shannon Hill, Enniscorthy
Service No.
4449
Rank
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
At Home. Medical discharge due to aggravated TB 15/07/1916
Other Biographical Details
Son of James Carthy of 12 Shannon Hill, Enniscorthy.

Carthy, John

Date of Birth
Alias
Carty
Address
Green Street, Wexford.
Service No.
18047
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details

Grave Reference: Special memorial A.1. Cemetery - twelve Tree Copse Cemetery in Turkey. He signs himself Carthy in correspondence.

Carton, Patrick

Service No.
6731
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details
Listen on Panel 10 on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Carty, John

Date of Birth
Address
William Street, Wexford
Service No.
1656S
Rank
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Direct result of enemy action. Monmouth wa sunk in a Naval action in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile, South America
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mr. Philip Carty of Trinity Street, Wexford.

Casey, Nicholas

Address
Tramore, Waterford
Service No.
14535
Rank
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Died in India
Other Biographical Details
Formerly served as 3/6740 R Irish Regiment

Cash, Thomas

Address
Screen
Service No.
666 and G/666
Rank
Regiment
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mr. John Cash, D.C. Ballyrouan, Screen