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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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Clowery, Murtagh

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
18217
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Thomas and Anne Clowry née Lambert.

Connolly, Thomas Augustin

Date of Birth
Service No.
13982
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Ellen Connolly nee Eustace of Ballygalvert, New Ross, Co.Wexford.

 

Connors, Michael Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Service No.
22338
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Annie Connors nee Troy of 35 William Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Brother of 17934 William Connors.

Connors, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
17934
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details

Son of Thomas and Annie Connors nee Troy of 35 William Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Brother of 22338 Michael Joseph Connors

Cosgrave, James

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
9598
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Robert and Johanna Cosgrove née Murphy of Killisk, Ballagh, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Cosgrave, Jeremiah

Date of Birth
Service No.
17962
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary Cosgrave of Galbally, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

D'arcy, Myles

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Service No.
26912
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Myles and Elizabeth D'arcy nee Ryan.

Dempsey, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
25282
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of William and Ellen Dempsey née Gallagher

Devine, Joseph

Date of Birth
Service No.
22427
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Annie Devine nee Mape of Gorey. Married Mary Cullen in 1915. She was later Mrs Mary Hayden at 1 William Street, Gorey. 

Doyle, Jeremiah

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
22839
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died of wounds France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Maria Doyle.

Doyle, Martin

Date of Birth
Address
Thorneville
Service No.
40123
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action in Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick and Mary Doyle nee Devereux of Yoletown, Ballycogley, Co. Wexford.

Forde, Frank

Date of Birth
Address
Wexford
Service No.
26437
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
16
Circumstances of Death
Grievously wounded during the Battle of the Somme and died while being brought back to the trenches for medical attention.
Other Biographical Details

Born John Francis, son of John and Margaret Forde nee Rourke.  His father, born in Co. Galway, was a constable in the RIC and later an insurance agent. His mother was born in Co. Wexford. Later resided at Patrick Square, Wexford.
A clerical worker in the Pierce Ironworks Foundry in Wexford, Frank joined up aged 16. In early August 1916, he arrived in France and fought at the Battle of the Somme. However, just a few weeks before his 17th birthday, Frank was grievously wounded during the Battle of the Somme and died while being brought back from the trenches for medical attention. His platoon commander, Lieutenant A.W. Henchy wrote to Frank's parents and called him 'a fine courageous fellow and a gallant soldier of whom his family should be proud'. Frank was buried in Trachee de Mecknes Cemetary in the Pas de Calais in France. In his military will, he left everything he possessed to his mother.

Hanlon, Henry

Date of Birth
Service No.
13570
5th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
48
Circumstances of Death
Died from nephritis at Wexford County Infirmary.
Other Biographical Details

In 1911 Census he was caretaker at the Military Barracks, Wexford. He and his wife, Mary Hanlon née McGrath both lived in Killurn, Glynn Co. Wexford at the time of their marriage  in 1897 (Oct 9th)

Harding, Alfred John

Date of Birth
Address
Neville Street, New Ross
Service No.
26184
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died at 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham
Other Biographical Details

Son of Sergeant-Major Frederick William Harding, Army Pay Corps, Clonmel, and Elizabeth Harding nee Noonan. They resided at 10 Neville Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

Higgins, Michael

Date of Birth
Address
Chapel Lane, New Ross
Service No.
22239
Rank
6th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action in the Balkans
Other Biographical Details

Son of Michael and Anne Higgins nee Lalor, Chapel Lane, New Ross. Husband of Bridget Higgins of Chapel Lane, New Ross.

James, Thomas

Address
Ballycumber, King's County
Service No.
24535
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Eldest son of Mr and Mrs J.James, Ballinapierce, Enniscorthy. 

Jeffares, Reginald Isaac

Date of Birth
Address
2 Mont Alto, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Service No.
26218
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action in France
Other Biographical Details

Son of Sheppard French and Kate Elizabeth Jeffares nee Clapham, Tinneranny, New Ross. Husband of Margaret Susan Jeffares nee Crawley of 2 Mont Alto, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. They had married 9 May 1916.

Jones, Charles

Date of Birth
Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
7233
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
Died of Wounds Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details
Son of Mrs J.Jones of Slaney Street, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford. Son of John and Jane Jones née Kelly

Keegan, George

Date of Birth
Address
Gorey
Service No.
23072
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
43
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of James and Mary Keegan née Crowe. Married Kate Byrne at Gorey, 7.11.1898.

Keilty, Thomas

Date of Birth
Alias
Kielthy
Address
5 Haughton Place, New Ross, Co. Wexford.
Service No.
40346
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mrs Ellen Kielthy of 5 Houghton Place, New Ross, Co.Wexford. Son of James Kielthy above.

Killingley, Hastings Grevatt

Date of Birth
Address
Whitechurch Vicarage, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin
Service No.
30322/3
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
21
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action at the Battle of the Somme on the Ridge at Les Boeufs.
Other Biographical Details
Birth Cert states born in Wexford. Son of Rev. David Francis Killingley [1865 - 24 Feb. 1947] and Belle Charlotte Grevatt Taylor Killingley [1865 - 20 Feb. 1947] who were married in 1893. Rev. Killingley was Rector of Whitechurch, 1900-1941.

Knox, James

Service No.
24713
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of George W. and Brigid Knox of Rosario, Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Dublin.

Lennan, Dennis

Address
Plasmart, Swansea
Service No.
16251
Rank
8th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Died of Wounds At France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Siblings Mary, Nicholas, Thomas and Michael

Malone, Laurence

Address
New Ross
Service No.
25259
Rank
2nd Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Laurence and Mary Malone of Houghton Place, New Ross.

Mc Evoy, John

Address
Cornmarket, Wexford
Service No.
15741
Rank
9th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
In his will he left everything to his aunt Annie Reid, 19 William Street, Wexford. In the 1911 Census he was aged 29 and residing with her at Cornmarket.

McEvoy, James

Service No.
22384
Rank
10th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Mary Underwood of the Faythe, Wexford and the late Thomas McEvoy. His mother married Benjamin Underwood in Wexford 1894.

Morris, Patrick

Address
Hospital Road, Wexford
Service No.
18057
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action in Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details
Son of Patrick and Mary Morris of Alma Park, Wexford. Article in The People. Husband of Mrs Morris, Hospital Road, Wexford.

Murray, Cecil William

Date of Birth
Service No.
14125
Rank
7th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
32
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action Gallipoli
Other Biographical Details

Son of William Daniel and Arabella Jane Murray née Corvan, 14 Harrington Street, Dublin.

Neill, James

Address
Carrickduff, Co.Wexford
Service No.
43039
Rank
Date of Death
Age
Unknown
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Mother Ellen at Newtownbarry.

Noctor, James

Date of Birth
Address
Ferns
Service No.
25284
Rank
6th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
He had a brother William. Son of James and Anne Noctor née Deacon.