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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

Allen, Lawrence

Date of Birth
Service No.
202011
Rank
Date of Death
Age
40
Circumstances of Death
Salonica
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Mary Allen of Harry St, New Ross.  Widow Elizabeth, residing in Birkenhead. Liverpool. 

Allen, Michael Joseph

Date of Birth
Service No.
3623B
Rank
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
HMS Goliath was sunk in Morto Bay off Cape Helles by three torpedoes from an Ottoman destroyer
Other Biographical Details

Son of Michael and Catherine Allen of New Ross. Widow Marianne at 8 Derby Road, Weaste, Manchester.

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.

Barlow, Thomas Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Streamstown, Tagoat
Service No.
402818
Rank
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Missing presumed dead
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Anne Barlow née Duggan, Lady's Island. In 1901 Thomas resided with his aunt Elizabeth Duggan at Buncarrick, Lady's Island. Worked as a farm servant for Joyces of Hayesland, St. Helen's, Wexford, 1911. Effects to mother Mrs Ann Canning of Broadway, Lady's Island. 

Barnes , Edward MM

Date of Birth
Address
Bannow, Co. Wexford
Service No.
8/12575
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Benjamin and Mary Ann Barnes née Gooding. In 1901 the family resided in Bannow, Co. Wexford, where his father was with the Coast Guard. Prior to enlisting Edward worked as a wood turner in Belfast.

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.

Barron, William

Date of Birth
Address
Ballyhack, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford.
Service No.
2842A
Rank
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Torpedoed in Dardanelles by German destroyer the Muvanet -I Milet.
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Mary Barron née Neville of Ballyhack, Arthurstown. When torpedoed, the HMS Goliath blew-up and capsized immediately taking 570 of her 750 crew including the captain to a watery grave. (Enniscorthy Guardian 1915)

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, Charles Erskine

Date of Birth
Alias
Ernie
Address
Ruane, New Ross
Rank
4th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
Died from gas poisoning at a military hospital in France. Buried at Pas de Calais.
Other Biographical Details

Son of C.W.Barton, D.L. of Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow. Husband of Norah Deane Barton, 4 Mount Pleasant Villas, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Brother of IRA officer, Sinn Fein member and Anglo-Irish Treaty signatory, Robert Barton, who also was an officer in Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Charles William Barton and Agnes Alexandra Frances (née Childers). He was raised at Glendalough House with his Childers cousins, including the famed Irish Nationalist Robert Erskine Childers. In 1903 Ernie married Norah Grace Greene of Bank House in County Wicklow, making their home in Oldcourt, Wexford. While Ernie was leading his men in the trench warfare in France, his mother Agnes passed away. It's unknown if the news ever reached Ernie. Just two weeks later, he was killed in a German gas attack while entrenched on French soil. Captain Charles Erskine Barton, Royal Irish Rifles, is buried with his fellow soldiers, both Irish and English, at the Terlincthun British Military Cemetery in France. His younger brother Thomas is also buried on French soil with Irish soldiers and English soldiers in a British military cemetery.

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.

Beatty, Charles Harold Longfield

Date of Birth
Address
Borodale, Enniscorthy
Date of Death
Age
46
Circumstances of Death
Died Undergoing Surgery, Atherstone, England on 17th May 1917, aged 47.
Other Biographical Details

Eldest son of the late Captain David Longfield and Catherina Edith Beatty [nee Chaine], of Oakfield, Atherstone.  Husband of Lucy Alice Beatty, born c1869 at Western Port, Australia. ADC to General Sir Edwin Alderson, Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force and attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Older brother of  Admiral of the Fleet David Earl Beatty, P.C., G.C.B. and brother of Captain Richard George Beatty.  https://www.nnwfhs.org.uk/catch-all/first-world-war-centenary-2/men-of-ww1-members-detailed-pages/1355-maj-chl-beatty

 

Beatty, Richard George

Date of Birth
Address
Borodale, Enniscorthy.
Date of Death
Age
33
Circumstances of Death
Killed on the Northwest Frontier in India.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Captain David Longfield, Commander of the General Fleet, and Catherina Edith Beatty [nee Chaine]. Husband of Florence Mary Beatty, of Hove, E. Sussex. Served in the South African War. Youngest brother of Admiral of the Fleet David Earl Beatty, P.C., G.C.B. Brother of Charles Harold Longfield Beatty D.S.O. 

Beer, William Joseph

Date of Birth
Service No.
K/20771
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
26
Other Biographical Details
Son of John & Mary Beer née Kelly, Wexford. Died aged 26 Buried Commemorated Widnes Cemetery, Lancashire, UK.

Bell, Edward John

Date of Birth
Service No.
13628
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
Salonika, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Margaret Bell née Breen Husband of Mary Catherine Bell of 9 Castor Street Belmont Road, Liverpool

Berney, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
12418
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
Gallipoli, Killed in Action during days of evacuation from Cape Helles in December/January 1915-16
Other Biographical Details

The son of James and Eliza Berney née Meyler.

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, 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. On 25th September, 1915, 1st Royal Irish Rifles, serving in 8th Division, were sent into battle at Bois Grenier as reinforcements.

Berry, Michael

Date of Birth
Service No.
3049.T
Rank
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
Died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action: Killed in explosion aboard HM Torpedo Boat 4 in Ramsgate, Kent which also killed 13 other crew.
Other Biographical Details
Husband of Mary Ellen, Bride Street, Wexford. Son of Patrick Berry and Mary Berry nee Sullivan, Bride Street, Wexford. His father was a labourer. 1901 Census shows his widowed mother at 28 Bride Street, Wexford. Children were James (19), Annie (16) and Michael (14). Formerly served as S/990.

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
Other Biographical Details

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.

Blake, Thomas David

Date of Birth
Service No.
105125
Rank
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died at home.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Francis & Ellen Blake née Cullen of Coddstown. Husband of Mary Blake née Meyler, Coddstown, Killinick, Co. Wexford. There is a discrepancy between record and local newspaper article in terms of place of death.

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, John

Date of Birth
Address
Byrne's Lane, Wexford
Service No.
2320.D.
Rank
Date of Death
Age
50
Circumstances of Death
Killed as a direct result of enemy action. Buried at Sea. HMS Grafton was struck by Turkish shells off Suvla, Gallipoli on 12th August 1915, killing nine of her crew including John Bolger.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John & Mary Bolger née Bennett of Wexford. Husband of Mary Bolger née Murphy of Byrne's Lane. Father of Patrick Bolger  Worcestershire Regiment 15th Bn. (49878). Gallipoli/ Dardanelles campaign casualty.