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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.

Cleary, Nicholas

Date of Birth
Address
01 Barry Street, Liverpool
Service No.
188961 (RFR., CH.B/5027)
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
40
Circumstances of Death
Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action
Other Biographical Details

1911 Census, aged 36,  showed the couple at 101 Barry Street, Liverpool, with their children Nicholas George (3), and Florence Deborah (1).

Widow: Deborah, 59 Session Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool. Son of Nicholas and Catherine Cleary nee Doyle. His father was a labourer. Married Deborah Tweedy at Ballinameela, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, 10th January 1900. She was then residing at Coolahest, Dromana, Co. Waterford, but was born in Co.Wexford.

Coburn, Peter

Date of Birth
Service No.
K.23035
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died from disease: measles and pneumonia at Plymouth Borough Isolation Hospital
Other Biographical Details
Mother: Ballinamona, Ballycanew, Co.Wexford. Parents: John Cockburn and Mary Carthy. His father was a labourer. The 1901 Census shows children were Benjamin (20), John (18), Elizabeth (17), Daniel (15), Henry (13), Bridget (11), May Ellen (10), Thomas (9) and Peter (7).

Coy, Thomas

Date of Birth
Service No.
J.4768
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Direct result of enemy action. HM Submarine E49 was mined off the Shetland Islands on 12th March 1917. The minefield was laid by the German U-boat UC-76 on 10th March 1917. There were no survivors.
Other Biographical Details
Mother: Mary, West House, Henry Street, Galway. Parents: Hugh Coy and Mary Willcox. His father was a master wheelright and carpenter. Both parents were born in England. The 1901 Census shows the family at 2 Paul Quay, Wexford. Children were Henry (23), Elizabeth (19), Frederick (17), Alice (15), George (14), Albert (12), Lucy (11), Charles (9), Thomas (8), Florence (6), Gertrude (4), Edith (3) and Mabel (1).

Cromie, Francis Newton Allen

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
36
Circumstances of Death
Murdered at Petrograd, Russia by Bolshevist soldiers
Other Biographical Details

Son of the late Capt. F.C. Cromie, Hampshire Regt. And of Mrs Lennard. Husband of Mrs Cromie of 9 Old Park Road, Clapham Common, London. Article in the People 1918.Son of Lieutenant Charles Francis and Mary Grace Josephine Cromie nee Webb-Bowen. Married Gladys nee Cromie in 1907.

Dwyer, Albert

Date of Birth
Address
10 William Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Service No.
K/18912
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Explosion and sinking of HMS Natal.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Miss Mary Dwyer. Married Margaret Mary Millerick at Queenstown, Co. Cork, 27 November 1915. Widow at 20 Queen Street, Cork. Mother Mrs Denis Murphy at 10 William Street, Gorey.

Dwyer, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
228912
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Killed during the Battle of Jutland.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Mary Dwyer nee Furlong of 8 Ross Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Esmonde, John Henry Grattan

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
Invincible was sunk during the battle of Jutland.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, Bart. (former Chairman Wexford Co. Co.) M.P. and Alice Barbara Donovan of Ballynastragh, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

Franklin, John Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
Ballyalla, Castlehaven South, Co. Cork
Service No.
170167
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
43
Circumstances of Death
Died from heart disease while serving with the Coast Guard at Ballyalla, Co. Cork.
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Anne Franklin nee Cahill. Husband of Mary Ann 'Marian' Franklin nee Murphy and brother of Sergeant Martin Franklin, Royal Irish Regiment. Invalided from the Navy 31 May 1916 and employed with the Coast Guard.

French, Robert James

Date of Birth
Address
Rosslare
Service No.
125480
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
49
Circumstances of Death
Torpedo explosion in boiler room off coast of Malta.
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Catherine French of Ballyell, Tagoat. On 31 May 1918, Snaefell sailed from Alexandria for Malta escorted by a sloop and two armed trawlers. On the evening of 3 June 1918 the Snaefell was struck amidships in the boiler space by a torpedo from the German submarine UB-105 (Wilhelm Marschall), 240 miles East-Southeast of Malta. The ship remained afloat for an hour before sinking, allowing time to rescue all. Three lives were lost in the torpedo explosion.

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Froyne, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
344572
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
33
Circumstances of Death
Died from disease in Devonport
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Mary Froyne nee O'Sullivan. His father, a member of the Coast Guard, died at Midleton, Co. Cork. Married Mary 'Minnie' O'Shea at Midleton, 8th January 1914. Widow at Ballick, Midleton.

Goodwin, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
J/2496
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
HMS Monmouth was lost with all hands at Coronel in the Pacific.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Michael and Mary Goodwin nee Kavanagh of Loughgunnen, Ballycogley, Co. Wexford.  Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Goodwin, Leslie George

Date of Birth
Service No.
L.7535
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
17
Circumstances of Death
Died as a result of an accident. Found shot dead in his barracks
Other Biographical Details

Son of Daniel and Rose Ann Goodwin nee Hedgecook formerly McCabery, 33 Malins Road, Mile End Landport, Portsmouth. His father was in the Coast Guard. Portsmouth Cemetary.

Hogan, Charles Walter

Date of Birth
Service No.
K.15099
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in action
Other Biographical Details

Son of Patrick and Margaret Hogan nee Burke, 24 Cumberland Street, Devonport. His father, born in Limerick, was Colour-Sergeant in 3rd Royal Irish Regiment, his mother was born in India. By 1901 his father was a wharf labourer residing at 33 King Street, Devonport. Children were Mary (13), Gladys (11), Patrick (7), Charles (5), Margaret (3), and Annie (9 months).

Holman, John James Paddy

Date of Birth
Service No.
155532
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
42
Circumstances of Death
Died at sea from tuberculosis
Other Biographical Details

Son of James Dinness and Johanna ‘Annie’ Holman née Sandys. His father was in the Coast Guard. Parents, born in Cornwall, later resided at 9 Holland Park Road, Peverell, Mutley, Plymouth.

Kehoe, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
287130
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
42
Circumstances of Death
Ship's magazine exploded when hit by a German shell during the Battle of Jutland.
Other Biographical Details

Son of William and Catherine Kehoe nee Burnell of Oldhall, Bridgetown, Wexford. 

Kirwan, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
J/11213
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
24
Circumstances of Death
Direct result of enemy action
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Annie Kirwan of Bolacrean, Gorey, Co.Wexford.

Leach, James

Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age
30
Circumstances of Death
Accidental drowning, passenger, SS Great Western
Other Biographical Details

Son of John and Kate Leach nee Ryan. His father was a labourer. Widow was Ellen Mary 'Helena' Leach nee Kennedy and later Mrs James Heneberry. Left two children. Died from drowning off Great Island while returning to England as a passenger on the SS Great Western. Cause not determined at the inquest but witnesses indicated that it was not suicide. His father helped to recover the body from the river on 24th April. Buried 25 yards south-west of entrance to Kilmokea Cemetery, Co. Wexford.

Leary, James

Date of Birth
Alias
O'Leary, James
Address
Castle Hill Street, Wexford
Service No.
310039
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
At sea. Torpedoed in the English Channel
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and the late Elizabeth Leary of Castle (Hill) Street, Wexford. Had previously assisted in rescuing the survivors of HMS Bulwark in Sheerness Harbour.

Leary, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
293649
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Body not recovered from sea for burial
Other Biographical Details
Widow Theresa, 538 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. The 1911 census shows him aged 34 at Portsmouth, recently married. His wife was born at Carnsore.

Leary, Thomas

Date of Birth
Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
SS101169
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Direct result of enemy action
Other Biographical Details
Son of John and Margaret Leary nee Connors of Shannon, Enniscorthy. Husband of Bridget Leary nee Hendrick of 4 Patrick St. Enniscorthy.

Mernagh, James

Date of Birth
Service No.
K/30267
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
HMS Invincible was sunk during the battle of Jutland.
Other Biographical Details
Son of James and Eliza Mernagh of Clonroche. Free Press article 1915.

Meyler, Michael

Date of Birth
Service No.
110470
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
54
Circumstances of Death
Sunk by three torpedoes fired from the Turkish torpedo boat Muavenet which was manned by a German crew at the time.
Other Biographical Details

Son of the late James and Anne Meyler. (Married 1881) Co. Wexford. The 1911 Census shows him with his wife Philippa at 12 Amherst Street, Pennycomequick, Plymouth. Children present were Adelaide (28), John (23), Francis (16) and Norman (12). Widow at 9 Holdsworth Street, Pennycomequick, Plymouth. Body not recovered for burial. Appears on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Miller, Laurence William

Date of Birth
Address
4 South View Villas, Bournemouth Road, Parkstone, Dorset
Service No.
J.20680
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
22
Circumstances of Death
Died from pericarditis at Cornelia Hospital, Poole
Other Biographical Details

Son of  the late William Walter and Adele Eden Miller née Spicer. His father, born in England, was a Coast Guard boatman. The 1901 Census shows the family at Ballygillane, Rosslare. Children were Lawrence (3), Helena Irene (2) and Reginald George (4 months). Mother: Adele Eden resided at 4 South View Villas, Bournemouth Road, Parkstone, Dorset in 1919.

Molloy, Valentine

Date of Birth
Address
Tintern, Saltmills
Service No.
287306
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
35
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action at the Dardanelles
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Annie Molly of Tintern Saltmills, Co.Wexford. Son of Valentine and Kate Molloy nee Murphy of Grange, Fethard, Co.Wexford. 

Murphy, Garrath

Date of Birth
Service No.
308585
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
28
Circumstances of Death
Killed when HMS Princess Irene exploded while loading mines off Sheerness
Other Biographical Details
Mother: Kate, 30 Faythe Street, Wexfordthe son of John and Kate Murphy née Scallan. Correct name Garrett. His father was a hotel servant.

Murphy, Lawrence

Date of Birth
Service No.
A8508
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
21
Circumstances of Death
Died from TB at Byrne's Lane, Wexford
Other Biographical Details
Son of Thomas and Catherine 'Kate' Murphy nee Quirke

Murphy, Patrick

Date of Birth
Service No.
S.S.101958
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Direct result of enemy action
Other Biographical Details
Sister: Alice Lewistown, Fethard son of John and Catherine ‘Kate’ Murphy née Hayes. His father was a blacksmith. His mother died 21.7.1890. The 1901 Census shows his father at Lewistown with children Aidan (20), John (16), Michael (14) and Patrick (13). By 1911 those present were his father and children Aiden (30), Alice (28) and Patrick (22, a naval reservist).

Myles, Peter

Date of Birth
Address
Mary Street, New Ross
Service No.
K27782
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Flower Class Sloop was torpedoed in the North Sea by German Submarine U-57
Other Biographical Details
Son of Peter and Margaret Myles nee Curley of Mary Street, New Ross.

Neill, John Henry

Date of Birth
Service No.
210584
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
31
Circumstances of Death
Accidentally drowned (on Birthday)
Other Biographical Details
Son of John Henry and Mary Grace Neill nee Mitchell of Abbeyleix, Queen's Co. The 1901 Census shows his parents at 94 Irish Street, Enniscorthy. Children were William (15), Grace (12), Gordon (10) and Robert (7). His father, born Queen's County was a retired RIC Sergeant. His mother was born in Co. Waterford. Brother of Henry above

O'Leary, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
538 Commercial Road, Portsmouth
Service No.
293649
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
39
Circumstances of Death
Lost in the Black Prince in the naval battle in the North Sea.
Other Biographical Details

Husband of Teresa O'Leary of 538 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. Enniscorthy Guardian article. Son of Mr and Mrs James O'Leary, Kilmacoe. Married 1910. His wife Teresa was from Carnsore. The 1911 Census shows them at 29 Cressy Road, Portsmouth. Served as Leary.

Parslow, Samuel

Date of Birth
Address
Grange, Fethard
Service No.
K/324
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
23
Circumstances of Death
HMS Amphion was first ship to be sunk during World War
Other Biographical Details
Son of William and Elizabeth Parslow nee Deacon of Grange, Fethard. His father was a farmer

Redmond, Peter Paul

Date of Birth
Service No.
136512
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
49
Circumstances of Death
Died from disease
Other Biographical Details
Sister: Mrs.Mary Douglas, 1934 W47th St, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The son of Thomas and Catherine Redmond née Parle. His father was a labourer.

Symons, Andrew Henry

Date of Birth
Service No.
233064
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
26
Circumstances of Death
Severely wounded, shrapnel wound to the head, during action in the North Sea
Other Biographical Details
The son of Henry Herbert and Annie Symons née Hood. Mother: Annie, 2 Prospect Place, Green Street Green, Springton Kent. the son of Henry Herbert and Annie Symons née Hood. His father, born in England, was in the Coast Guard; his mother was born in Co. Cork. The 1901 Census shows his father was then a chief boatman stationed at Trabolgan, Co. Cork. Children present were Ethel (21), Alfred (18), Alice (15), and Andrew (12).

Taylor, Godfrey Lovelace

Date of Birth
Address
Grangville, Fethard, Co. Wexford.
Date of Death
Age
41
Circumstances of Death
Sunk by two German torpedoes fired by Submarine U-24 on New Year's Day 38 miles off the Devon Coast.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Godfrey Lovelace Taylor and Dorothea Marie Taylor nee Bruun of Grangeville, Fethard, Co. Wexford.

Valentine, Robert

Date of Birth
Service No.
J.34061
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
18
Circumstances of Death
Died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action
Other Biographical Details
The son of Albert and Rebecca Valentine née Montague. Mother: Rebecca: 16 Alglesea Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. the son of Albert and Rebecca Valentine née Montague. His father, born in Co. Wexford, was a labourer. His sister Sophia Rebecca was born at Templeowen, Co. Carlow, 15.1.1898. The 1901 Census shows them at Gorey Corporation Lands. The 1911 Census shows the family at Hatch Lane, Dublin. His father was then a chauffeur.

Walsh, James Joseph

Date of Birth
Address
England
Date of Death
Age
51
Other Biographical Details
Son of Patrick James Walsh. Husband of Eveline Mary Walsh, nee Pennell 44 Worthing Road, Southsea. His son Lt. Geoffrey Pennell Walsh, 2nd Sherwood Foresters was KIA 09081915

Walsh, Michael

Date of Birth
Service No.
K/31017
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died from disease
Other Biographical Details
Son of Matthew and Mary Anne Walshe nee Murphy of Rochestown, Taghmon, Co.Wexford.

Walsh, Thomas

Date of Birth
Service No.
J.30975
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
19
Circumstances of Death
Killed by an explosion
Other Biographical Details
The son of Richard and Jessie Maria Walsh née Hicks. Father: Richard, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin. His father, born in Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, was Colour-Sergeant, 3rd Royal Irish Regiment. The 1901 Census shows the family at 6 Upper King Street, Wexford. Children were Violet Bridget (12), Richard (4), Thomas (2), and Edward (3 months).