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#1 museumtom

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

The following are some soldiers who I cannot find in the usual databases. I do not have access to ancestry. Even if, with your help one of them can be found it will be a great achievement. There are some notes of mine that may or may not be of use in them.I have more to add at a later stage.
Thanking you all in advance.
Let the search begin.

Below died before Jan 1917.
Broderick, Mullingar.
Farrell, Michael. Patrick Street, Mullingar.
Herbert, Daniel, Kilbeggan.
Leetch, William, IG, Killucan, resided at Hyde Pk with his Uncle before the war.
Doolin, Matt, son of Matt Doolin, Rathwyre, KIA Suvla.



Officer below is from ODGW and missing from the CWGC.
Ian Macdonald Brown, Capt (TP) RAMC, KIA. 15-November-1916.

Westmeath Independent, October-1914.
Below IFTCP?
Death of Soldier.
In Athlone Garrison.
On Saturday night last, Private Hewitt, R.F.A, a native of Dublin, died in the Garrison Hospital, Athlone. He had been ill from a bad cold for a few days, and as a result of a severe attack of coughing he burst a blood-vessel, and soon after, expired. Deceased had served under Lord Kitchener’s scheme, for garrison duty. He served through the South African War. The internment took place on Monday, with full military honours, the young(sic) party being in charge of Captain Allen.
Name: Hugh Hewitt
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1914
Death Age: 39
Registration district: Lisburn
Death Country: Ireland

There's only one H Hewitt listed for the Boer War:-

Name: H Hewitt
Campaign or Service: South Africa - Second Boer War
Service Date: 1899-1902
Service Location: South Africa
Regiment or Unit Name: 79th Battery Royal Field Artillery
Regimental Number: 82979


Westmeath Independent, October-1914.
On Thursday, during the absence of a large number of men at the funeral of Private Rogers, a regular raid was made by some light-fingered individuals on the rooms of some of the men. It was found that as many as twelve pairs of boots had been stolen from privates. These were new boots recently served out. A general search was made through the barracks and some four or five pairs were discovered in various laces where they had been apparently been secreted with a view to future removal.
The death occurred on Monday last at the Military Hospital, of Private Rogers, R.F.A. The deceased returned recently from France where he had been wounded at the historic battle of Mons, receiving three bullets in one leg. He was sent to Athlone to recruit his health, but unfortunately he caught a cold from which pneumonia developed with fatal results. Deceased was a native of London. His parents were communicated with, and travelled over for the funeral which took place on Wednesday. The internment took place with full military honours and the cortege was a very impressive one. The coffin, wrapped in the Union Jack…..which marched the firing party, and the band which was supplied by the town Brass and Reed Band supplemented by members of the Garrison. The Bugle Band of the Garrison also marched before the gun carriage.

Next, Driver, Frederick Ernest Warby, RASC, 24-October-1915, T3/029097




Westmeath Independent, November, 1914.
During the week the relatives of the following Athlone men were notified that they had been killed at the front, Viz.; Martin Gallagher (Leinsters);






Westmeath Independent, November, 1914.
During the week the relatives of the following Athlone men were notified that they had been killed at the front, Viz.; Michael Brophy, Brideswell Street (Connaughts);







Westmeath Independent, November, 1914.
Athlone’s Roll of Honour.
Killed at the Front.
Michael Brophy, Connaughts.
M. Lyons, Connaughts.
Patrick Brennan, Connaughts.
These were all Athlone men, many more enlisted from the town and district in the Connaughts and Leinster were wounded.



Westmeath Independent, February, 1915.
Military Funeral.
A Private in the R.F.A., named Davenport, who succumbed to an attack of influenza, was interred at Cornamagh on Tuesday with full military honours.

Westmeath Independent, March, 1915.
Athlone Soldier.
Killed at the Front.
Information reached Athlone on Thursday that Corporal John Patterson, of the Leinster Regiment, had died in hospital from the effects of wounds received at the front. Deceased was well known in Athlone and had been at the front since practically the outbreak of the war. It was expected that he would have been given furlough during the Easter holidays. Much sympathy is extended to his family in the bereavement they have sustained. The Leinster Regiment, like other Irish regiments, has paid a big toll since the outbreak of the war.
From previous books;
JAEGERS, JOHN. Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Australian Force. Killed in France in July, 1916 (was wounded previously in Gallipoli). He is not in any other War Dead database and there is not one single man named JAEGERS in the Australian Military records.
CLARKE, PETER PAUL. Rank: Cadet. Regiment or Service: Leinster Regiment.
Unit;7th Battalion. Date of Death:01-07-1916.

McDONNEL, FRANCIS. Killed in Flanders, 14-08-1915. This man is not in any other war dead database. He is listed on the Tullamore Roll of Honour.

CLARKE, PETER PAUL. Rank: Cadet. Regiment or Service: Leinster Regiment.
Unit;7th Battalion. Date of Death:01-07-1916. This man is not in any other war dead database. He is listed on the Tullamore Roll of Honour only

KELLY, JAMES. Regiment or Service: Royal Flying Coprs. This man does not appear in any of the war dead databases. The only reference to him is a short paragraph in a newspaper. He may not be listed as he died after the end of the war (11-11-1918)

MOSSMAN, HARRY. Rank: Sapper. Regiment or Service: Royal Engineers. Unit;97th Company. Date of Death:02-01-1916. Age at Death, 28. Service No:16942. Died of wounds.

CASEY, MICHAEL J. Rank: First Mate/Acting Captain. Regiment or Service: Unknown.
Waterford News, December, 1917.
Waterford Captain’s Sad End.
Much regret will be felt in Waterford at the tragic death, which occurred recently at a French port, of Mr Michael J. Casey, son of Mr John Casey, Summerland, Waterford. Deceased was First Mate on a merchant vessel, and was Acting-Captain at the time he met his end. As a result of a severe accident he received his two legs were amputated. He was in the prime of life, and had spent most of his years at sea.

DEWAR, TYRIE. Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Rifles.
Waterford News, February, 1917.
The Roll of Honour.
We learn with deep regret that Second Lieutenant Tyrie Dewar, of the Royal Irish Rifles, has been killed in action. This gallant young officer was the eldest son of Mrs Deward, of Mount Street, Dublin, who is a daughter of the late Mr P MacKenna, of Parade Quay, Waterford.
The Commanding Officer of the Regiment has sent a sympathetic letter to the gallant young officer’s father, Mr James Dewar (of the Registrar-General’s Office), in the course of which he says; --“ Like all his brother officers, I had already taken a great liking for your son. I know that Colonel Savage and Major Waring had the highest opinion of him as a most gallant and always cheerful soldier. Only to-day his company commander was saying how extraordinarily popular he was with his men. They would do anything for him”.

McNAMARA. Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment. Unit; 18th Battalion. The only information I have on this man is contained in the below. He is not in any of the War Dead databases and may have died after discharge.
Waterford News. March, 1916.
Military Funeral.
The funeral took place yesterday with full military honours, to St Mary’s, Ballygunner, of Private McNamara, of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment, who died from an illness consequent upon wounds received in action. The military band played the Dead March in Saul along the route.

MULLINS, EDWARD. Rank: Unknown. Regiment or Service: Unknown.
The only information I have on this soldier is contained in the below. He is not in any of the War Dead databases.
Waterford News and the Munster Express. August, 1915.
Soldier’s sudden death in the City.
A young soldier named Edward Mullins, living with his mother at Ballybricken, died at his home under somewhat tragic circumstances at his home early on Tuesday. Deceased had been I hospital as England for some time and was invalided home. He had been in the city only a few days and since his arrival had been under the care of Dr White. Between 1 and 2 o’clock he got a seizure in the house. Medical and spiritual aid were immediately requisitioned. The priest arrived and administered the last Sacraments, but when the doctor came he pronounced life to be extinct. An inquest will not probably be held, as Dr White had attended Mullins as late as the previous evening.

POWER, E. Rank: Captain. The only information I have on this man is contained in the article below. He is not in any of the War Dead Databases.
Limerick Leader, December, 1915.
Popular Captain’s Death.
Much regret has been expressed in Limerick at the tragic death of Capatin E. Power, of Waterford, which occurred on Wednesday as the result of a fire which broke out on a steamer on which he was about to sail from Liverpool Docks. The Late Captain Power was well known in this city with which he traded for a number of years as master of the SS “Sinnain.” He was most popular with the citizens who had made his acquaintance.

POWER, PATRICK. The only information I have on this sailor is contained in the below. He is not in any of the War Dead databases.
Waterford News, January, 1917.
Dungarvan Sailor Killed on board Ship.
The sad intelligence has come to hand of the death on board ship of a sailor from Abbeyside, Dungarvan, named Patrick Power. He was thirty-one years of age, and held the permanent position among the crew. It appears he was called to go on watch at five o’clock in the morning, when the ship was somewhere in the Bay of Biscay, bound for Truro, and walking along the deck, it being quite dark, he fell into the hold to a depth of forty feet, and was killed instantly. The news was sent to the Rev. P. Byrne, P. P. , Abbeyside, and conveyed to the poor mother, who is heart-broken, as the son was her chief mainstay, always sending her the greater portion of his wages. The remains were taken on shore to the nearest island and interred. The greatest sympathy is expended to the poor mother in her great affliction.
Limerick Chronicle, January, 1917.
Patrick Power, 31, of Dungarvan, seaman, has been killed by falling into the hold of a vessel upon which he was serving.

SULLIVAN, PATRICK. Rank: Fireman. Regiment or Service: Mercantile Marine. Unit: S. S. “Coningbeg” (Glasgow). The only information I have on this sailor is contained in the below. He is not in any of the War Dead databases.
Waterford News. May, 1915.
Waterford Fireman Killed in Liverpool.
A man named Patrick Sullivan, of Ballytruckle, Waterford, a fireman on board the S. S. ”Coningbeg, ” owned by the Clyde Shipping Company, fell into the Princess Dry Dock at Liverpool on Sunday and died on Monday from the effects of the injuries received. Deceased was a young man. He was unmarried and lived with his sister at Ballytruckle. He had a brother working aboard the “Coningbeg” also.

HADDEN, H A. Rank. Captain. From an article in a Wexford newspaper;. The news of the death of Capt, H. A. Hadden, R. A. M. C, which took place at the County Infirmary, Wexford, on Thursday, will occasion deep sorrow amongst his many friends in town and country. A native of Wexford, he was a member of a family which has been long and prominently identified with public and professional life. He was the son of the late John Hadden Hadden( sic ), who filled the mayoral chair of his native town with dignity and credit to the community.
In sporting and social circles there was no more popular figure than the late Doctor ‘Jer’, as he was more familiarly known, and his amiable disposition and genial manner won him friend wherever he went. In his earlier days Captain Hadden was a doctor in the Mercantile Marine, and for some years filled the position of Commodore Surgeon to the Allan Line. He was a popular official on various local boards, being compounder of medicines to the different dispensaries in Wexford town and anaesthetist to the County Infirmary for a long period. In December, 1915, he, in response to the appeal for doctors for service at the front, volunteered and was gazetted to the Royal Army Medical Corps. For some time he was medical officer to the military in Dublin, and subsequently went to France, being given the rank of Captain, and was attached to an Indian Cavalry Division.
The rigours of active service undermined his constitution, and in the fierce fighting at the Somme, when heavy demands were made on his services, he contracted pleurisy. After a brief leave, though still suffering from the effects of the malary( sic ), he undertook medical duties at Salisbury Plain, and complications setting in soon after, he was obliged to retire from the service. The military authorities showed their appreciation of his sterling worth and devotion to duty by conferring on him the title of captain which he carried with him into civilian life. His retirment, however, came too late, for after a brief interval his health completely broke down and he succumbed at the County Infirmary as stated. By his death Wexford is all the poorer, for a genial and kindly gentleman has passed way.
His demise at the age of 49 is deeply regretted, and much sympathy is felt with his relatives. The funeral will take place on Saturday, when a Memorial Service will be held in the Methodist Church ( Rowe Street ) at 2. 30pm,

FENLON, JAMES. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment.
This man is not in any of the War Dead databases.
Nationalist and Leinster Times, June, 1917.
FENLON—June 11th, 1917, at his residence, Ballyhide, Carlow, Private James Fenlon, late 4th, Hussars, after a brief illness, fortified by the rites of the Holy Catholic Church. Funeral to Killeshill on Wednesday, 13th. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on him. Mary Immaculate pray for him. Inserted by his loving parents, brothers and sisters. —R. I. P.

April, 1917.
Clare Soldier Killed in Action.
News has been received from the War Office by his mother, that Sergeant Michael Butler, D.C.M, Ennis, has been killed in action. He was granted last summer the D.C.M, for distinguished conduct in the field, and subsequently promoted to be Sergeant, and on his first visit to Ennis, steps were taken for a public presentation to mark fellow-townspeople’s appreciation of his gallantry.

HOGAN, NELLIE. Rank: Nurse. Regiment or Service: No military or naval connection. Date of Death:10-October-1918. Drowned when the Packet Steamship R. M. S. Leinster was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-123 on 10th of October-1918.

HYNES, JAMES and daughter CLARE HYNES. Rank: Civilian. Regiment or Service: No military or naval connection. Date of Death:10-October-1918. Drowned returning to Manchester from Tulla County Clare when the Packet Steamship R. M. S. Leinster was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine UB-123 on 10th of October-1918.
Saturday Record, November, 1918
A Tulla Victim.
High Mass was celebrated in the Parish Church, Tulla, on Wednesday, for the repose of the souls of Mr James Hynes and his daughter, Miss Clare Hynes, who were lost in the “Leinster” disaster.
Mr Hynes was a native of Tulla, but had his home in Manchester, where he resided for a number of years. He was educated at the old College at Springfield, Ennis, and was one of the original boarders, having turned up at the opening day, April-15th-1866.

His very tragic end will be much regretted by his old school-fellows who still survive him.
The Loss of the “Leinster.”
Vigorous Denunciation.
Interesting discussion at Clare Asylum.
At the monthly meeting of the Committee of management of the Clare Luntic Asylum on Monday, Rev. A. Clancy, P.P., Chairman, presiding, the sinking of the Leinster was referred to. Mr J. Lynch said he considered their first duty should be to pass a resolution, not only sympathising with the relatives and friends of the people who had gone down in the ill-fated ship, but they should also condemn the outrage committed upon the men and women who were whirled so unexpectedly into eternity. There were a good many people from Clare who were, unfortunately, on the Leinster, and who were, he was sorry to say, drowned. For that reason their resolution on these lines would be quite in order. It was certainly not warfare to murder innocent and defenceless women travelling by a passenger boat. My Culloo said as far as could be learned, there were some people from Tulla on the Leinster. Their names were Hynes, a father and daughter, who were natives of Tulla, but were resident in England. There was no account of them up to the present, so it was presumed they ere drowned with the vessel. The outrage was cruel act on defenceless people. If it were a naval boat conveying soldiers it would, perhaps, be an act of warfare. But in the present circumstances it was real murder on the part of the perpetrators of such a cowardly crime. The Chairman said all warfare was cruel, but in the present case there was really nothing extraordinary in what occurred. There was a vessel containing troops, and it was an act of warfare, and any person who went in to that vessel ran the risks in their journey across to England. There was no use in attacking the Germans for cruelty; that was fair warfare to sink a vessel containing troops and munitions. Those who travelled by such a boat ran the risks of war, He was in favour of expressing their sympathy with the friends of those people who had gone down, and he lamented their deaths, but further than that he would not go. (SR, 1918, James Hynesand his daughter Clare Hynes, from Tulla with an address in Manchester drowned on the “Leinster”).

KEANE, THOMAS. Rank: Unknown. Regiment or Service: Irish Volunteer Corps.
Age at Death, 20. Died of wounds. The only information I have on this man is contained in the newspaper article below. He is not in any of the War Dead Databases.
The Saturday Record, March, 1916.
The Fatal Accident to Irish Volunteer.
At Target Practice.
Our Kilrush correspondent writes that a shooting accident occurred on Sunday at Cross, in the Carrigaholt district, as a result of which a young man named Thomas Keane, aged 20 years, of Kiltrellig. Lost his life. It would appear that a number of the
Irish Volunteer Corps were at target practice, and that a stray bullet from the rifle of Edmond Crotty. Aged 16, of Ross, struck the deceased, who expired almost immediately. Crotty was subsequently taken into custody.

August, 6, 1915.
Limerick Soldier receives the D.C.M.
For Conspicuous Bravery.
Corporal Daniel Beary, of Derk, County Limerick, of the 1st Liverpool Regiment, has received the D.C.M., for conspicuous bravery in the field where he received promotion. He has written to his brother at Derk announcing the honour that has been conferred on him, and stating that he has just recovered from gas poisoning, and is leaving again for the front. Of the three brothers who went to the front, Daniel is the sole survivor, Matthew and Pat having been killed.

Kilkenny Soldier’s Killed in Action.
News has been received that Private Nicholas Dullard, Walkin Street. , was killed in action recently. Private Dullard, who belonged to the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Fusiliers. , took part in the battle of Mons, and on recovering was again sent to the firing line. Private M. Keating and P. Holden, of this city, have also been killed in action.

DALY, ROBERT THOMPSON. Rank: Lance Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Service No:28791. This man is not in any of the war Dead databases. The only reference to him is from De Ruvignys Roll of Honour;-
…. . youngest son of John Alexander Daly, of Coote Street, Maryborough, ex-Constable, by his wife, Margaret Ellen, Daughter of ---Thompson. Born in Maryborough, 12 September, 1896. Educated there and was a Clerk in the Maryborough Flour Mills. He enlisted on 26 November, 1914. Served with the Expeditionary Force from May, 1915 and died at Maryborough 7th January, 1917 of sickness contracted while on active service. The census shows that he was 14 years old (in 1911). He could read and write, was still going to school and his parents were born in Tyrone and Galway. His brother, Samuel A, and his sisters, Margaret E, and Christina were all born in Offaly.

FARRELL, J. Rank: Gunner. Regiment or Service: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Date of Death:08-May-1918. Service Number; Unknown. This man is not in any of the War Dead Databases and only appears in the Nationalist and Leinster Times. June 1918. Killed in action in France, May 8th, Gunner J Farrell, R. G. A. , beloved son of J Farrell, Mountmellick. Deeply regretted—R. I. P.

MAXWELL, RICHARD SOMERSET. Rank: Lieutenant. Regiment or Service: Black Watch. The only information I have on this man is in the article below. He is not in any of the war dead databases. I include him for your reference.
Image above and article below from;- ‘Our heroes. ’
Second Lieutenant Richard Somerset Maxwell, The Black Watch, only son of Colonel the Hon. Henry E. Maxwell, Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, and grandson of Colonel Cosby, of Stradbally Hall, Queen’s County. He only joined his Regiment last year and proceeded to the front and was killed in action.

September-1917.
Roll of Honour.
Sergeant R. Rafter.
We regret to record the death of Sergeant Richard Rafter, son of Mr John Rafter, Ockanroe, Ballyfin, in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, on Sunday last, 9th inst. , the result of gas poisoning. It was only last week that we had the melancholy duty of announcing the death of a brother of the Sergeant, so that this further shock to the members of the family is all the more sad. Sergeant Rafter served in the Royal Irish Regiment, and had been invalided home from France, where, while serving with his battalion, he was “gassed. ” As a result he suffered from impaired eyesight and generally debility. Prior to the war deceased was stationed for some years at the depot of the Royal Irish, Clonmel. He was married to the second daughter of the late Mr John McGregor, plumber, Gladstone Street, and with his young widow and the other relatives much sympathy is felt in their bereavement.



O’DWYER, JOHN. Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Date of Death:15-July-1918. Service No:8/5757. Died at home. From his last will and testament (with a War Office date, 08-06-1920);- (Mother) Mrs Bridget Dwyer, Ballinanma, Kilfinane, County Limerick. Data from his records.Next of Kin, Edmund and bridget, parents. Age 24, height, 5ft 11 inches. Occupation on enlistment, labourer. Discharged as medically unfit, 27-November-1916. Address Kilfinane, crossed over and replaced with Kilmallock. Medical report;- ‘ In action 28-June-1916,. Loos. A bullet struck in the right hip and was taken to the General Hospital, Etaples, where the bullet was removed by operation. He complains of shortness of breath, cannot march, and unable to sleep at night owing to fast palpatation of heart. The result of a gun shot wound and V.D. of old date aggrevated by active service. Man died, 15-July-1918. Unmarried.

O’REGAN, JOHN. Rank: Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Unknown. Not a single instance of a Sergeant J O’Regan exists in any of the War Dead Databases nor is there a Medal Index card for a Sergeant J O’Regan. As he is reported as a Limerick casualty in the newspaper article I include him for your reference.

KELLY, JAMES. Regiment or Service: Royal Flying Coprs. This man does not appear in any of the war dead databases. The only reference to him is a short paragraph in a newspaper. He may not be listed as he died after the end of the war (11-11-1918)
Kings County Independent, November, 1918.
Military Funeral.
Private James Kelly, William Street, who joined the Royal Flying Corps a couple of weeks ago and who contracted influenza while undergoing training in England and died on Friday last


Rankin Below Athlone conections? Or IFTCP?
Westmeath Independent, July, 1915.
Killed in Action.
In the Athlone Catholic Churches on Sunday the prayers of the people were offered up for the repose of the souls of Thomas Monahan, Connaught Street, and William Rankin, R.F.A., who were killed in action.

Westmeath Independent, July, 1916.
Died in Germany.
In Monday’s papers it is announced that Private Tate, Connaught Rangers, formerly of Athlone, has died while a prisoner of war in Germany.
The only Tate I have is the man listed below. Would this newspaper article be an error?
TATE, JOHN. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Connaught Rangers. Unit: 3rd Battalion. Age at death; 26. Date of Death: 31-January-1918. Service No: 6723. This man is not in any other database. Grave or Memorial Reference: C. 7. Cemetery: Ballyglass Cemetery, County Westmeath.

Westmeath Independent, August, 1916.
Lieutenant L D Mathews, killed in action belonged to Mullingar.

Below maybe-
LAMBERT, ARNOLD STUART
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 459th Field Coy.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 25/12/1918
Awards: M C and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of Edwin and Maria Lambert, of 4, Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, London. Proceeded overseas with London Scottish in 1914.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. 17.
Cemetery: CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Westmeath Independent, September, 1916.
Roll of Honour.
News reached Athlone during the week that Private Lambert, of the London-Scottish, had been killed at the front. Private Lambert was engaged as a compositor at the Athlone Printing Works, and joined on the outbreak of the war. This is the second member of the family killed while serving.

This man above was Gazetted in 1915 and served with the London Scottish before the R.E.
Westmeath Independent, October, 1916.
Killed in Action.
The death is announced in action, of Sergeant Major Dooly, A.S.C., of Castlemaine Street. He was the brother of Mr C Dooly, postman and had been in France since the outbreak of hostilities.

Westmeath Independent, November, 1916.
Sympathy.
The Westmeath County Council, on Thursday, on the motion of Mr E A Shaw, seconded by Mr A T F Briscoe, J.P., tendered to Mr Joseph O’Neill, J.P., M.C.C., their sincere condolence on the death in action of his brother, Lieutenant Thomas O’Neill. The deceased young officer was very popular in Mullingar and district, and his death is deeply regretted.

Below The Westmeath Independent is mainly an Athlone newspaper and so Strand Street is in Athlone.
Westmeath Independent, April 1917.
Roll of Honour.
Mrs H Thomas, Strand Street, has been officially informed of the death in action of her husband, who was with the R.F.A. Mrs Thomas has been the recipient of many sympathy letters in her bereavement, particularly from Major Fairfax Harvey, in whose Battery the deceased served.


Below is possibly.. HUNT, PATRICK. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards.
Unit; 1st Battalion. Date of Death:26-July-1917. Service No:9486

Westmeath Independent, September, 1917.
Mr Michael Hunt, Miltown, Castlerea, has been notified by the War Office that his son, Private Michael(sic) Hunt, Irish Guards, was killed in action in France on July 31st. He had been at the front for ---months and was 24 years of age.


Below should he be in the CWGC?
BURGESS, ANTHONY. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Connaught Rangers.
Date of Death:February/March-1918. Age at Death, 55. Discharged with TB in both lungs in 1916. Died after discharge. Sister lived in Clifden. Service No:4355.
Westmeath Independent, December, 1914.
Information has reached Athlone that Anthony Burgess, a well-known local character, has been killed at the front. At the outbreak of hostilities Anthony joined his regiment with a number of others from the town. Another brother Thomas Burgess, has been invalided home.
Westmeath Independent, January, 1917.
Athlone Union.
Soldiers in the House.
The Master also reported that Anthony Burgess, aged 53, another ex-military man was in the Hospital. He had served in Mesopotamia.
Mr Larkin—Very nice treatment indeed.
Westmeath Independent, March, 1918.
Military Funeral.
Private Anthony Burgess, Connaught Rangers, who died in the Athlone hospital was accorded a military funeral on Tuesday. The deceased served on Mesopotamia, Gallipoli, and France.
Grave or Memorial Reference: Unknown but many soldiers who died in this hospital were buried in Cornamagh.

Westmeath Examiner, June 8, 1918.
Below IFTCP?

Shot in Mistake.
Second Lieutenant F J Prince, Queen’s Rifles, was killed whilst bathing in a prohibited area in E. Kent. At the inquest it was stated that deceased and two other officers were swimming some 60 yards from targets set up for aeroplane practice. A machine passed over them and opened fire. The other two officers dived but deceased was shot through the head. The observer in the aeroplane said he had taken the men for targets.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

I don't have Ancestry either and my knowledge of Irish geography is zero, but how about this one from SDGW:

"FARRELL, J. Rank: Gunner. Regiment or Service: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Date of Death:08-May-1918. Service Number; Unknown. This man is not in any of the War Dead Databases and only appears in the Nationalist and Leinster Times. June 1918. Killed in action in France, May 8th, Gunner J Farrell, R. G. A. , beloved son of J Farrell, Mountmellick. Deeply regrettedóR. I. P."

Thomas FARRELL, Gunner 282787 RGA
KiA F&F 9th May 1918
Born and resident Rathmines
Enlisted Dublin

I think this clinches it: CWGC

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

on SDGW

JAMES TYRIE DEWAR
2/LT 13th Battalion ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
Killed in Action 14/ Feb 1917

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:25 PM

Could this be your Michael Farrell, Tom?

Name: Michael Farrell
Regiment or Corps: Royal Irish Regiment
Regimental Number: 4189

CWGC entry

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Another:

2/Lt F J Prince is probably (from ODGW):

W F J PRINCE, 2/Lt, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles) London Regiment.
Attached to the RAF
Died 30th May 1918

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From another post by Dolphin "No 1 (Observers) School of Aerial Gunnery, formed at Hythe [Kent] on 9 March 1918"

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

Doolin, Matt, son of Matt Doolin, Rathwyre, KIA Suvla, is possibly this man:

Matthew Dowling:

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From SDGW: Born Killucan and enlisted Mullingar.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

Captain Ian MacDonald Brown (thanks to Geoff's Search Engine):

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

DALY, ROBERT THOMPSON

His pension papers are on ancestry

His correct service number is 02791

discharged from the army on 22/10/ 1916 no longer fit for military service (TB)

Ancestry froze whilst I was viewing the documents will have another look in the morning

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:11 PM

Whoaa!! its like standing in a wind tunnel, please allow be to absorb what you find. Its look great brilliant, I just knew it would be the right thing to stick the names on here.
Please be patient with me and thank you all, it going great. Do you know that this just might become a classic thread if others decide to join in and add their unfindables.
Kind regards.
Your No 1 fan.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

Board of Guardians Wexford Union
http://eppi.dippam.a...428/0000253.jpg

1911 census Dr Henry Hadden in Wexford
http://www.census.na...__North/698045/

Henry Arthur Giles Hadden was commissioned 18th Dec 1915

http://www.london-ga...es/457/page.pdf


Captain as of 18th Dec 1916

http://www.london-ga...upplements/1627

July 1917 relinquishes rank as a result of ill health
http://www.ncbi.nlm....j07109-0037.pdf


Died 30/8/1917. His grave marker can be seen here

http://www.rootschat...topic=368645.30

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:37 PM

Tom,

You are going to have to get used to these local rag typos.

F E Warby is Frederick Ernest WORBY:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:38 PM

There's a small amount of papers for Anthony Burgess in the Pensions sections. Will have a look to see if there's anything of interest, if you don't already have them.

Name: Anthony Burgess
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Age at enlistment: 40
Document Year: 1916
Regimental Number: 4355
Regiment Name: 3rd Connaught Rangers

ETA: conclusion was "not result of but aggravated by active service".

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

4355 Anthony Burgess was a man i looked up in the past for you Tom if i recall the army wanted to send him to a sanitorium but he refused himself.He was discharged with TB i think he is a candidate for iftc.john

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:49 PM

Yes, I saw the part about him refusing sanatorium treatment, John.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

This could be your Martin Gallagher - can't see him on CWGC but his MIC notes DoW.:-

Name: M Gallagher
Regiment or Corps: Leinster Regiment
Regimental Number: 6865

ETA: date of entry into theatre was 8 September 1914 - possibly a pre-war regular?

ETA2: definitely Martin as there's a separate card for his BWM and VM:-

Name: Martin Gallagher [M Gallagher]
Regiment or Corps: Leinster Regiment
Regimental Number: 6865

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:03 PM

M. Lyons, Connaughts.

Probably W not M
http://www.cwgc.org/...578505/LYONS, W

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Name: William Lyons
Birth Place: Athlone
Residence: Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Death Date: 14 Sep 1914
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Oranmore, Co. Galway
Rank: Private
Regiment: Connaught Rangers
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 3166
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:41 PM

Sgt Rafter would appear to be 7107 Sgt Richard Rafter. After discharge 20/10/1916, address 19 Gladstone St, Clonmel, Co Tipp. Originally from Maryborough, Queen's Co as was, born 1883. Father John, Ballyfin, Maryborough. Mother Sarah, Originally enlisted 1901 and stationed in Clonmel. Married to Christine MacGregor; one daughter.

death in Dublin

https://familysearch...M9.1.1/FR2H-MM3


A brother killed with the Canadians

http://www.canadiang...il.asp?Id=58705

http://www.cwgc.org/... GEORGE ANTHONY

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:09 AM

Richard (Sydney) Somerset Maxwell survived WW1 and died in 1967.

http://thepeerage.com/p44268.htm

Baptism record

http://churchrecords...s/e5bc9f0005865

His medal card states he applied for his medals in 1920.

Black Watch 1914/15
http://www.london-ga...s/8138/page.pdf

http://www.london-ga...s/6273/page.pdf


not sure if this 'pipe banner' belonged to him

http://www.theblackw...dex/keeping-mum

Capt RSS Maxwell gets a mention in the Dail
http://historical-de...2902270030.html


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

April, 1917.
Clare Soldier Killed in Action.
News has been received from the War Office by his mother, that Sergeant Michael Butler, D.C.M, Ennis, has been killed in action. He was granted last summer the D.C.M, for distinguished conduct in the field, and subsequently promoted to be Sergeant, and on his first visit to Ennis, steps were taken for a public presentation to mark fellow-townspeopleís appreciation of his gallantry.

Could this be Michael Butler, Corporal, 8121, 1st batt, Royal Munster Fusiliers
Kia France 09/09/16
Born Drumcliffe, Co Clare

Listed in Irelands Memorial Records 14 -18
Supposed to be listed in LG 11/03/16 for DCM, But I can't find entry

CWGC - http://www.cwgc.org/...BUTLER, MICHAEL

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

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Royal Army Service Corps

Warby
Frederick ,Ernest F.E DVR, T3/029097
Born - Tottington ,Norfolk
Enlisted - Norwich
Residence - Thetford
Died of Wounds - 24/10/1915
France & Flanders


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:19 AM

Supposed to be listed in LG 11/03/16 for DCM, But I can't find entry


think this is it

http://www.london-ga...s/2655/page.pdf

also a smaller entry

http://www.gazettes-...ts/596/page.pdf

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

think this is it

http://www.london-ga...s/2655/page.pdf


Smarty pants :)

I had another go this morning but gave up in the end

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:48 AM

Could this be your Michael Farrell, Tom?

Name: Michael Farrell
Regiment or Corps: Royal Irish Regiment
Regimental Number: 4189

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Hello Verrico, I am not really sure. I cannot see a Westmeath connection, but thank you for your help.
Kind regards.
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I don't have Ancestry either and my knowledge of Irish geography is zero, but how about this one from SDGW:

"FARRELL, J. Rank: Gunner. Regiment or Service: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Date of Death:08-May-1918. Service Number; Unknown. This man is not in any of the War Dead Databases and only appears in the Nationalist and Leinster Times. June 1918. Killed in action in France, May 8th, Gunner J Farrell, R. G. A. , beloved son of J Farrell, Mountmellick. Deeply regrettedóR. I. P."

Thomas FARRELL, Gunner 282787 RGA
KiA F&F 9th May 1918
Born and resident Rathmines
Enlisted Dublin

I think this clinches it: CWGC

Phil


Thank you Phil, that looks like a hit.
Kind regards.
Tom.

on SDGW

JAMES TYRIE DEWAR
2/LT 13th Battalion ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
Killed in Action 14/ Feb 1917

regards Ray

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Thank you Ray, thats a hit, well done.
Kind regards.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

Another:

2/Lt F J Prince is probably (from ODGW):

W F J PRINCE, 2/Lt, 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles) London Regiment.
Attached to the RAF
Died 30th May 1918

CWGC

From another post by Dolphin "No 1 (Observers) School of Aerial Gunnery, formed at Hythe [Kent] on 9 March 1918"

Phil



Yes Phil that looks like another hit, thank you.

Doolin, Matt, son of Matt Doolin, Rathwyre, KIA Suvla, is possibly this man:

Matthew Dowling:

CWGC

From SDGW: Born Killucan and enlisted Mullingar.

Phil

Yes indeed another hit, thanks Phil.

Captain Ian MacDonald Brown (thanks to Geoff's Search Engine):

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One more hit for Phil, (now why could I not have found him?)
Thanks Phil

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:57 AM

DALY, ROBERT THOMPSON

His pension papers are on ancestry

His correct service number is 02791

discharged from the army on 22/10/ 1916 no longer fit for military service (TB)

Ancestry froze whilst I was viewing the documents will have another look in the morning

Regards Ray



Thank you Ray, died after discharge from illness contracted during military service. So this could be an IFCP lad?