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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.

Boyce, Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Rowe St and Abbey St, Wexford.
Service No.
12060
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, killed in Action. Killed on the first day of the Ludendorff/ German Spring Offensive.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Joseph & Mary Boyce née Withers, 16 Abbey St, Wexford. 

Boyle, John

Date of Birth
Address
10 Green St, Wexford
Service No.
4469
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
42
Circumstances of Death
TB, Green St, Wexford. POW 23/08/1914. Discharged unfit for action 08/03/1919
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Son of Michael and Jane Boyle née Ousalem. Husband of Catherine Boyle née Devereux.

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

Brady, Michael

Address
Ellendale, Killena, Gorey.
Service No.
TS/8966
74th Divisional Train
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Sole legatee Maggie Brougham. Killed during period between Second Battle of Bapaume (2-3 September 1918) and the Battles of the Hindenburg Line (Battle of Epehy, 18 September 1918). Buried Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery France. 

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, James

Date of Birth
Address
Ballygarett, Co. Wexford
Service No.
10181
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Bridget Breen née Byrne, both born in Co. Wexford. His father worked as a coachman. On the death of his mother from chronic pneumonia at Ballyminane, Co. Wexford in January 1901, he, his father and brother John moved to his grandfathers's farm in Mangan Lower, Ballygarrett, Co. Wexford.  His father died from tuberculosis on 18th May, 1901. In 1911 James was working as a grocer's apprentice in Ballygarrett. He enlisted before the begining of the war in August 1913.

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

Breen, Matthew

Date of Birth
Address
Fethard
Service No.
1844 (9529)
4th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders, Died of wounds
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Margaret Breen née Dunne, of Herrylock, Fethard, Wexford.

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.

Breen, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
4 Patrick's Place, Enniscorthy.
Service No.
4370
11th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Wounded while fighting in the Dardanellas. Died at Sea on hospital ship enroute to Malta
Other Biographical Details

The son of James and Margaret Breen née Habernathy of 66 Ross Rd, Enniscorthy. Brother of James Breen (4387) Irish Guards, 1st Battalion, who was killed less than fours months earlier in France during The Battle of Festubert (15–25 May 1915. Husband of Margaret Breen née Nolan of 4 Patrick's Place, Enniscorthy. Thomas left a window and two children. Remembered on Panel 158 - 170, Helles Memorial, Turkey.

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.
8310
Rank
Regiment
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders during the period of Winter operations, 1914-15 on the Western Front
Other Biographical Details

Son of Williiam and Kate Brennan née Sullivan. Married Alice Brooks in 1908.

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

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. Killed some weeks after the pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line 14 March – 5 April 1917.

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.

Brestlaun, Owen

Date of Birth
Address
Taney, Wexford.
Service No.
10053
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Gallipoli, Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Stated he was born at Carnew, Co. Wexford, when enlisting also states Co. Wexford on 1911 Census as place of Birth. Son of Daniel and Bessie , Ballyellis. Memorial at Helles Memorial in Turkey. 

Brien, Andrew

Date of Birth
Address
Lightwater, Kilmore, Co. Wexford.
Service No.
5493
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
41
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action at the Battle Le Pilly.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Elizabeth Brien née Walsh. A career soldier. On death his effects and monies due were divided among his four siblings, brothers Thomas and John O'Brien and sisters Elizabeth McKee & Mary Wills. No known grave. His name is inscribed on the Le Touret Monument in Pas de Calais. 

Brien, John

Date of Birth
Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
5458
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds in hospital. France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Martin and Mary Brien of Chapel Lane, Enniscorthy. Died three weeks after the beginning of the Second Battle of Ypres, (22 April – 25 May 1915) in which his battalion, 2nd RIR, serving in 4th Division were a part.

Brien, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
6952
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
Killed during Battle of Le Pilly, France.
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Nellie (Ellen) Brien née Fitzgerald, Byrne's Lane, Wexford whom he married on October 17th 1910. Son of the late John and Mary Brien née Kehoe, John Street, Wexford. (Later of Duke Street). Remembered on Panel 11&12, Le Touret Memorial, France.

Brien, John

Date of Birth
Address
Belfast
Service No.
13545
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
France and Flanders. Commemorated on Menin Gate, Ypres.
Other Biographical Details

Died three week after Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-25 May 1915) in which 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, serving in 28th Division, were a part. Husband of Mary C. Doherty (formerly Brien) 0f 46 Colinward Street, Springfield Road, Belfast.

Brien, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
9972
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Mary Brien. Killed near Ypres, Flanders on the last day of the Actions of St Eloi Craters (27 March to 16 April 1916).

Broaders, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
21718
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders, Loos sector.
Other Biographical Details

Son of E & Bridget Broaders of 10 William St, New Ross. Killed in the Loos sector, France - 8th Royal Dublins, serving 16th Irish Division were fighting around Hulluch, Loos, and were raiding German trenches in May/June 1916 before being transferred to the Somme sector in July.

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).

Brooks, John

Service No.
6599
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Messines Flanders.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Ellen Brooks of Enniscorthy. Husband of Margaret Brooks of 18 Duffy Gate, Enniscorthy. Enniscorthy Guardian. Date of death, 19th October, is the date that 2nd Royal Irish assaulted the town of Le Pilly, during the Battle of La Bassee .

Brooks, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
9130 and 3/9130
Rank
14th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
40
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mrs M Brooks. Veteran of the South African War. In the employment of the Enniscorthy Urban Council. Rejoined Army after outbreak of the Rebellion 1916. Buried in Lone tree Cemetery Belgium. 

Brophy, Andrew

Date of Birth
Address
Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Service No.
5037
Rank
2nd Btn.
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action on the first day of the Battle of Delville Wood, (14 July – 15 September 1916), First Battle of the Somme.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Andrew and Mary Brophy of High Street, Graiguenamanagh. No known grave but is listed on Pier and Face 3.A. on the Thiepval Memorial in France. 

Brown, Charles H.S.

Date of Birth
Address
Service No.
8996
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action near Ypres, Flanders on the last day of the Actions of St Eloi Craters (27 March to 16 April 1916)
Other Biographical Details

Sole legatee was his uncle Robert J. Armstrong, Greenmount, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth. Ireland's Memorial Records incorrectly states that he was aged 15. The 1911 Census shows Pte Charles Brown, aged 21, born Ballamon, Ferns, serving with 2nd Leinster Regiment in India. Appears on the memorial at Tully Church, Foxrock, Dublin. Commemorated on panel 44 Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. 

Brown, Nicholas

Date of Birth
Alias
Browne
Address
King Street, Wexford.
Service No.
9653
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Sarah Brown née Howlin. His father was a Baker by trade.  Originally joined the 1st Batt, Royal Irish Rangers in 1908 and had served in India. Sent to France in 1914 at the outbreak of war. Buried in strand Military Cemetery, Belgium.  Died one month after Second Battle of Ypres (22 April-25 May 1915) in which 1st Royal Irish, serving in 27th Division, were a part. Served in Connaught Rangers before war.

Browne, James

Date of Birth
Address
Green Street, Wexford.
Service No.
9663
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds. France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mr J. Browne of Green St, Wexford. Buried Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines, France. Served as a machine gunner - killed while manning the machine gun in a defensive position.

Browne, Martin

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
41
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick & Mary Browne née Staunton, Brogue Lane New Ross. his father was a shoemaker. On September 15th, 1918, Mary Fanny, a British sailing vessel of 94 tons, was sunk by the German submarine UB-64 (Ernst Krieger), 14 miles ESE from the Codling Bank https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?157146 Ship was sunk north of Wexford coastline. 

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 at the Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15–22 September 1916), France, during the First Battle of the Somme.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Laurence and Mary Browne née Byrne. 

Browne, Robert Patrick

Service No.
25343
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action on the first day of the Battle of the Ancre, France, a phase of the Battles of the Somme 1916 (13-18 November 1916).
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary E Browne of 7 Upper George St, Wexford. Browne fought against the rebels in the 1916 Rising.