Royal Irish Regiment

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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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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. 

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.
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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
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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.

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)

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

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.

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
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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, William

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

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 .

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, 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.

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.

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 .

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cavanagh, Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Ebbw Vale, Mon.
Service No.
9634
5th Battalion
Date of Death
Age
33
Circumstances of Death
Died at Sea
Other Biographical Details

Son of Brian and Anastasia Cavanagh née Venn of Duncannon Fort, Co. Wexford.