The Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police joining the British Army from the outbreak of the War up to 1916.
The first organized police force in Ireland came about through The Peace Preservation Act of 1814. The Irish Constabulary Act of 1822 marked the beginning of the Irish Constabulary. The Act established a force in each barony with Chief Constables and Inspector Generals under the control of the British civil administration for Ireland at Dublin Castle. By 1841 this force numbered over 8,600 men. The original force had been reorganized under the act of 1836. The police faced continual civil unrest among the Irish rural poor, and was involved in many bloody confrontations during the period of the Tithe War. Other deployments were against organizations like the Ribbonmen, which attacked landlords and their property and stock.
The vast majority of the Force were Irishmen and at the outbreak of the First World War many answered the call for volunteers. At a recruiting rally in Dublin held in 1914 a call was made for 200 members of the R.I.C. to join the Irish Guards, over 7000 members of the R.I.C. throughout Ireland offered their services. Below is a list of some of the R.I.C. men and their service.
An R.I.C. hand-painted painted War Reserve Constables baton.
|The following is a list of the District Inspectors who were seconded for military service during the period from the out break of war up to December 1916. The information shows Name, Rank and the Regiment they were seconded in to. Rank and Regiment may have changed after December 1916.|
|Surname||First Names||Rank||Regiment||Further Information|
|Bird||John J.||Captain||Irish Guards||-|
|Blayney||William||Major||Royal Dublin Fusiliers||-|
|Burke||Francis C.||Major||Connaught Rangers||Wounded|
|Carroll||Joseph T.||Captain||Royal Dublin Fusiliers||Wounded|
|Davies||Charles F. F.||Captain||Inniskilling Fusiliers||-|
|Duffy||James J.||Captain||Royal Munster Fusiliers||-|
|Egan||Michael J.||Lieutenant||Army Service Corps||-|
|Fleming||Cyril F.||Major||Irish Guards||-|
|Foley||Gerald R. E.||Captain||Royal Irish Regiment||-|
|Holmes||Philip A.||Major||Royal Irish Regiment||Gassed|
|Jackson||Francis||Captain||Royal Irish Regiment||Wounded|
|King||William H.||Lieutenant||Army Service Corps||-|
|Leatham||W. S. B.||Major||Royal Irish Rifles||Wounded|
|Lea-Wilson||Percival||Captain||Royal Irish Regiment||-|
|Lennon||William S.||Major||Royal Dublin Fusiliers||Wounded|
|McDonnell||J. A.||Captain||Royal Irish Rifles||Wounded|
|Martin||Cecil P.||Lieutenant||Royal Irish Regiment||-|
|Munro||Horace P. M.||Captain||Army Service Corps||-|
|O’Beirne||Cornelius||Captain||Royal Irish Regiment||-|
|Regan||John M.||Captain||Royal Irish Rifles||-|
|Richmond||A. H. R.||Major||Royal Irish Rifles||-|
|Rigg||William T.||Major||Royal Irish Rifles||Wounded|
|Rodwell||G D’Urban||Provost Marshal in France||-||-|
|Scott||Victor H.||Captain||Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers||Wounded|
|Simey||A. J. D.||Captain||Army Service Corps||-|
|Spears||Reginald||Lieutenant||Army Service Corps||-|
|Thacker||James H. J.||Lieutenant||Army Service Corps||-|
|Villar||Robert P.||Captain||Liverpool Regiment||-|
|Woods||William A.||Captain||Royal Irish Fusiliers||Wounded|
|Yates||Lionel W. R.||Captain||Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers||-|
|Young||George E. S.||Captain||Irish Guards||Wounded|
|Price||Ivan H.||Major||Intelligence Department, Irish Command||Promoted to the rank of County Inspector|
The following list gives the Name and Regiment of Non-Commissioned Officers and Men who have joined His Majesty’s Forces for the duration of hostilities. All R.I.C. men who enlisted into the Forces had to get the sanction of the Inspector General. The list covers the period from the out break of the War up to December 1916.
Of the 385 men listed below who I was able to identify as having enlisted into the Irish Guards from the R.I.C.,
52 were Killed in Action or Died from Wounds Received in Action and 1 died in an accident when at home recovering from wounds received in action..
101 were wounded in Action.
13 were awarded the Military Medal.
1 was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Allingham Robert C
Ahern Cornelius. (Wounded, discharged medically unfit).
Banahan J. P.
Bell George (Wounded)
Bell John (Corporal, Wounded)
Bowler P. J. (Wounded)
Boyd William (Killed)
Boyle Ferigle (Wounded)
Bracken James (Wounded)
Bradley John (Killed)
Brady Thomas (Wounded)
Brazil Simon (Wounded)
Bridges William (Wounded)
Brien James (Killed)
Brien John J.
Brien Patrick (Wounded)
Browne Daniel (Wounded)
Browne M. W.
Burke Henry (Wounded)
Burke Michael (Killed)
Burke Thomas (Commissioned in the Shropshire Light Infantry. Stationed at Enniskillen previous to the War)
Byrne J. G.
Byrnes Patrick (Wounded)
Cahill T. L. (Awarded the Military Medal)
Caldwell E. H.
Caldwell Stephen (Killed)
Callaghan Denis (Wounded)
Callaghan P. J.
Carey Daniel (Killed)
Carey Michael (Killed)
Carr Joseph (Wounded)
Carton J. D.
Casey Thomas (Killed)
Chestnut William T. (Wounded)
Chambers Robert J.
Clancy Patrick J. (Wounded)
Clerkin Owen (Killed)
Cochbane J. T. (Wounded)
Collins Thomas (Wounded)
Cochrane William (Reservist, wounded discharged as unfit for active service, readmitted to the R.I.C.)
Coldwell C. J. (Killed)
Cole Michael A. (Wounded, awarded the Military Medal)
Comeskey James (Wounded, awarded the Military Medal, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps)
Connell Michael (Killed)
Connolly Patrick (Wounded)
Connor Stephen (Wounded)
Conway Bernard (Wounded)
Cooke Michael F.
Cooper William V.
Costello John (Wounded)
Cronin James (Wounded)
Crooke A. E.
Crowley Timothy (Reservist, wounded)
Cunningham William (Killed)
Curran Michael (Killed)
Daly John (Killed)
Daly Patrick (Killed)
Daughton W. F.
Delaney Patrick (Wounded)
Dempsey Simon (Killed)
Devaney Bernard (Wounded)
Devlin J. W. O’R
Dolan Charles (Wounded)
Dolan J. H (Wounded)
Dolan Patrick (Wounded)
Donohoe John J.
Dowling A. M.
Downes Thomas (Wounded)
Doyle F. W.
Doyle Thomas (Killed)
Duffy Patrick (Wounded)
Dunn John T. (Killed)
Dunphy E. C.
Dyer John (Wounded)
Erwin R. J.
Fahey T. H. (Wounded)
Fallon Thomas (Wounded)
Feeney Matthew (Wounded discharged medically unfit readmitted to the R.I.C.)
Ferriss J. F. (Wounded)
Finerty J. J. (Wounded)
Finlay O. M.
Flaherty John (Wounded)
Fleming J. J.
Fleming Patrick (Wounded)
Flower William J.
Fox Anthony (Wounded)
Gallagher James (Wounded)
Gallagher P. J.
Garry William J
Gilhooley James (Wounded)
Gilmour B. M. (Killed)
Gleeson Edward (Wounded)
Glynn Martin (Wounded)
Gonnelly Patrick (Killed)
Goode Michael C.
Gordon Henry Clougher.
Gray J. W. (Killed)
Gray Richard (Wounded)
Grogan J. M. (Killed)
Hackett P. J. (Wounded)
Halton Matthew (Killed, three times wounded)
Hamilton J. A.
Hanlon William (Wounded, awarded the Military Medal)
Harkin Francis (Wounded)
Harney Denis (Killed)
Harrold William (Killed)
Harte John James (Killed)
Henahan Michael (Commissioned to The Royal Irish Fusiliers)
Hiskson T. W.
Hillock Edward (Wounded)
Hobbins A. M.
Hogan E. J.
Holdsworth Thomas (Wounded Discharged Medically Unfit)
Howlett Richard (Wounded)
Hughes C. J. (Wounded)
Hunter William (Wounded)
Hutchinson William (Killed)
Hynes Frederick A. (Wounded)
Hynes James (Wounded)
Hegarty Daniel (Wounded by Shrapnel)
Jackson William (Killed)
Johnston A. C. (Wounded)
Jones William (Wounded)
Joyce Stephen (Killed)
Kavanagh T. E.
Kavanagh T. P. (Wounded)
Keating Arthur (Killed)
Keeney C. J. (Wounded)
Kelleher Daniel (Killed)
Kenna R. A. (Wounded at the front, on discharge from hospital he visited Ireland and was killed in the collision between the SS Connemara and the coal ship Retriever at the entrance to Carlingford Lough County Louth, 97 people were killed in the tragedy. He was wounded by the same shell that killed Lord Desmond Fitzgerald. He was a native of Belturbet and son of Constable Kenna Belturbet County Cavan.)
Kennedy T. E.
Kenny J. T. (Wounded)
Kerin M. J.
Kinsellagh Patrick (Wounded)
Kilbane Michael (Killed, native of Achill served 10 months at the front)
Lord William (ex-Constable went to the front with the first draft, fought at Loos, while taking part in a bombing raid at the Hohenzollern Redoubt he was wounded in both arms and both legs , right arm amputated, he recovered)
Leonard D. A.
Leonard Patrick (Wounded)
Liddane T. J.
Longmore Wilson (Killed)
Loobey Edward (Killed)
Lord Christopher W. (Wounded, discharged medically unfit)
Love Thomas (Killed)
T.J. Lowry in Irish Guards Uniform.
(Image Donal Lowry)
T.J. Lowry in R.U.C. Uniform 1920s or 1930s. (Image Donal Lowry)
Lowry T. J. He returned to the RIC after the war, serving in Cork, before transferring to the RUC, becoming Sergeant in Downpatrick and retiring in about 1945. His father was also a member of the R.I.C.
Lyster Michael J.
McAdoo Samuel (Killed)
McCarthy Michael (Wounded)
McCarthy Robert (Killed, awarded the Military Medal)
McCarthy Timothy (Wounded)
McCaughey Michael F.
McCauley B. J. (Wounded)
McDermott James (Wounded)
McDonald A. W. (Wounded)
McDonald P. M.
McEvoy J. T. (Awarded the Military Medal)
McEvoy J. J.
McFadden J. P. (Missing)
McKenzie T. H. (Wounded)
McMahon James (Killed)
Maguire Charles John (Killed)
Martin Michael (Killed)
Masterson P. J. (Wounded)
Mehegan D. J. (Wounded, awarded the Military Medal)
Mitchell Michael (Wounded)
Moffit C, G.
Molloy Martin (Killed)
Molloy Robert (Killed)
Moore George (Killed)
Mulcahy J. P.
Mulholland W. P. (Killed)
Murphy Michael (Wounded)
Murphy Michael (Awarded the Military Medal)
Murphy M. J.
Murphy Timothy (Wounded)
Murphy W. J.
McCarthy George (Sergeant, awarded the Military Medal, the only son of Sergeant G. McCarthy late District Inspector stationed at Dundalk)
Nealon Daniel (Killed)
Nolan P. A. (Awarded the Military Medal)
Nolan Philip (Killed by a shell whilst having a much need sleep “off duty”)
Norris T. S. (Killed)
O’Connor J. C.
O’Grady John (Wounded)
O’Leary Daniel (Killed)
O’Neill Felix (Wounded)
Ormonde P. J.
Ormsby J. J. (Killed)
Purdy W. R. McD (Awarded the Military Medal)
Quigley Samuel Andrew (Killed)
Rafter J. A.
Rainey William J.
Regan John C. (Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, also recommended for a bar to the MM for distinguished bravery at the battle of Loos)
Reilly Francis (Wounded)
Reilly T. W.
Roche Denis J.
Roddy John (Wounded)
Rodgers John (Wounded)
Rogers J. J. (Wounded)
Roulstone R. G.
Ryan P. J.
Ryan Michael (Wounded)
Saul Peter (Wounded)
Scanlon Martin (Reservist, wounded discharge on pension medically unfit)
Scully V. P. (Reservist, wounded discharge on pension medically unfit)
Seery E. M.
Shanahan Edward (Wounded)
Shannon T. H. (Wounded, awarded the Military Medal)
Sheppard Robert (Killed)
Sherlock J. J.
Sherwood W. H. (Killed)
Shiels Patrick (Wounded)
Shine Peter (Wounded)
Shortall F. L. (Prisoner of War)
Smith Anthony (Wounded)
Smyth William J
Snow Joseph (Wounded)
Spraggit J. E.
Stedman William (Killed)
Sullivan Jeremiah (Wounded)
Swayne G. T. (Wounded)
Swift J. L.
Taylor N. L. (Commissioned in the King’s Liverpool Regiment)
Tease J. G.
Thomson R. A. J. (Severely wounded on Christmas Day at Neuve Chappelle, was in one of the first batches of Volunteers from the Donegal Force)
Walsh William F.
Waters Edward (Wounded)
Wilson J. T.
Woods E. T.
Wright William J.
Baldwin Osborne George de Courcy, Captain The Royal Munster Fusiliers. He died on the 26/01/1916 aged 30. He was the son of the late Rev. W. H. de Courcy Baldwin of "Mickledown," Ewell, Surrey and of Mary Osborne de Courcy Baldwin Charleville County Cork. Served as Lieutenant in 3rd Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment from 1906 to 1911. Resigned and appointed to the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1911. District Inspector of Charleville, Co. Cork, until November 1914. Volunteered for the Munster Fusiliers at the outbreak of the War. Buried Commemorated Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery France.
Blake Valentine Charles Joseph, Captain The Irish Guards. 28/01/1916 aged 30. He was the son of the late Valentine Joseph Blake of Towerhill County Mayo and Mary Blake the only daughter of Charles Third baron de Freyne. He was born at Castlemore County Mayo and educated at Stonyhurst and Trinity College Dublin, enrolled in 1906. He joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1908 and was commanding Number 4 Company at the Depot, Phoenix Park, when War was declared. He immediately volunteered for active service and received a Captaincy in the Irish Guards in October 1914 and went to France in 1915. Remembered Commemorated Rue-du-Bacquerot Number 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
Davis James HF/2262 Corporal 23rd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment. He died on the 15/09/1916. Achieved the rank of District Inspector in the RIC, he was educated at the Christian Brothers College and Queen’s College Cork. He obtained first place in at the Open Cadetship Examinations for the RIC. In 1899 and served as District Inspector in Woodford, Longford, Dunlavin and Mohill. Owing to ill health he retired on a pension previous to the outbreak of the War. In 1915 he answered the call and joined the Sportsman’s Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. He was serving with the British Expeditionary Force when he was killed in action on the 25th of September 1915 in France. He was the youngest He was the of William H Davis District Inspector R.I.C. (retired) of Rockspring Terrace, St. Luke’s Cork and brother of J. A. Davis, District Inspector R.I.C. Corofin County Clare. Buried Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Somme France.
Mylne Edward Graham, Captain 1st Battalion The Irish Guards. He died on the 12/06/1915 aged 32. Mentioned in Dispatches. Born in Bombay India. He was the eldest He was the of the Right Reverend L. G. Mylne, formally Bishop of Bombay. Captain Mylne ran for Oxford against Cambridge in the 100 yards in 1905, in the same year he received an appointment in the R.I.C. in which he served with distinction. Died in Number 11 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen on the 12th of June from wounds received on May 13. Buried Commemorated St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Burke Thomas Edward , Captain 1st Battalion attached 5th Battalion The King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He died on the 11/04/1917 aged 28. He was the of Michael and Nora Burke, of 81, North St., Lurgan, Co. Armagh. Buried Commemorated Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Pas de Calais France.
Irish Guards KIA
Boyd William 6453 Lance Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 06/10/1915 aged 28. He was the son of Eliza Boyd, of Mabuoy, Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone, and the late John David Boyd. Buried/Commemorated Janval Cemetery, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France.
Bradley John 6454 Lance Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 09/07/1916 aged . He was the son of William and Unity Bradley, of Clonglash, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Buried/Commemorated Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Brien James 9435 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 26/09/1916 aged 26. He was the son of John and Mary Brien. Native of Farnthomas, Enniskeane, Co. Cork. Buried/Commemorated Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.
Caldwell Stephen 6175 Private Machine Gun Coy. 2nd Guards Brigade. 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 17/09/1916 aged 25. He was the son of John and Isabella Caldwell, of 14, King Street, Waterside, Londonderry. Buried/Commemorated Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Carey Daniel 9440 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916. Born in Kilmacduane County Clare enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Carey Michael 3262 Lance Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 14/02/1915. Born in Kilfinane County Limerick enlisted in Tipperary. He was the son of Mr. M. Carey, of Kilmurry, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Buried/Commemorated Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Casey Thomas 3267 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 14/09/1916 aged 28. He was the son of the late Patrick and Bridget Casey, of Ardgillan, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Somme, France.
Clerkin Owen 9441 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916 aged 26. Born in Ballytore County Sligo lived in Ballintogher enlisted in Dublin. Brother of James Clerkin, of Ballintogher, Co. Sligo. Buried/Commemorated Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Coldwell Christopher John 6278 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 12/10/1915 aged 26. Lived in Biscathorpe Lincoln enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. G. H. H. Coldwell, of Biscathorpe Rectory, near Louth, Lincs. Buried/Commemorated Loos, Pas de Calais, France.
Connell Michael 6621 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 25/10/1915. Born in Mullinabreena County Sligo lived in Rinbane County Sligo enlisted in Dublin Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Cunningham William 6280 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 12/09/1916 aged 24. Born in Donegal lived in Terwee County Londonderry enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Mitchell Cunningham and Maggie Cunningham, of Terwee, Gleneely, Co. Donegal. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Somme France.
Curran Michael 6619 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916 aged 24. Born in Waterford lived in Scrahan County Waterford enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of James and Bridget Curran, of Scrahan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Buried/Commemorated La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France.
Daly Patrick 1301 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 18/05/1915. Born in Aughlisnafin County Down enlisted in Belfast. Buried/Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Dempsey Simon 6282 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards. Died on the 09/06/1915. Born in Wexford enlisted in Dublin. Brother of Thomas Dempsey, of "Mountain View," Castle St., Bray, Co. Wicklow. Buried/Commemorated Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Doyle Thomas 6622 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 09/10/1915 aged 26. Born in Hacketstown County Carlow enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of James and Anne Doyle, of Ballysallagh, Hacketstown, Co. Carlow. Buried/Commemorated Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Dunn John T. 2272 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 01/11/1914 aged 28. He was the son of Joseph and Mary Dunn; husband of Agnes Dunn, of Main St., Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Buried/Commemorated Ypres Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gilmour Boyce M. 6770 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 30/09/1915. Born in Roscommon enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Gonnelly Patrick 6285 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 17/09/1916. Lived in Glasdrummon County Sligo enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Gray John 1812 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 18/05/1915. Born Clonfeacle County Tyrone enlisted in Dungannon County Tyrone. Buried/Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Grogan John M. 9444 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916. Born and enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Halton Mathew 1850 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 06/08/1916 aged 34. Born in Kilbridge County Meath enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Remembered on the Grangegorman Memorial Alternative Commemoration - buried in Tullaghanoge Old Graveyard, Co. Meath.
Harney Denis 3712 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 06/11/1914 aged 25. He was the son of Darby and Bridget Harney, of Creagh, Beaulnamulla, Athlone. Buried/Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Harrold William 6772 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 30/09/1915. Born in Cong County Mayo enlisted in Dublin lived in Ballinrobe County Mayo. Brother of James Harrold, of Glebe St., Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Harte John James 6773 Lance Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 19/11/1915 aged 24. Born in Collon County Louth enlisted in Dublin lived in Grange County Sligo. He was the son of James and Mary Harte (nee Boyle), of Breaghwy, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo. Buried/Commemorated Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers, Nord, France.
Hutchinson William 6778 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 28/09/1915 aged 27. Born in Killoughter County Cavan enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of William and Anne HutchinHe was the son, of Glassdrummond, Redhills, Co. Cavan. Buried/Commemorated Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Jackson William 9448 Private No. 1 Coy. 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 25/04/1916 aged 21. Born Schull County Cork enlisted in Dublin lived in Clonakilty County Cork. He was the son of Henry and Margaret Jack He was the son, of Casement St. (formerly Oliver St.), Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Buried/Commemorated Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Joyce Stephen Anthony 6636 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 30/09/1915 aged 23. Born and lived in Fahey County Galway enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Patrick and Bridget Joyce, of Fahy, Eyrecourt, Co. Galway. Buried/Commemorated Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France.
Keating Arthur 6289 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 28/09/1915 aged 31. Born in Balbriggan County Dublin enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Mary A. Keating, of "Rathdune", 138, Connaught St., Dublin, and the late Peter Keating. Educated at Blackrock College. Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Kelleher Daniel 6288 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 16/09/1916. Lived in Ballybahallow County Cork enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Kilbane Michael 6291 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916 aged 24. Born in County Mayo enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of John and Maggie Kilbane, of Achill Sound, Westport, Co. Mayo. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Longmore Wilson 2700 Lance Serjeant 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 28/10/1916 aged 26. Born in Ballymena County Antrim enlisted in Belfast. He was the son of the late Thomas Wilson Longmore and of Elizabeth Longmore, of 18, Jocelyn Gardens, Belfast. Buried/Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Loobey Edward 6191 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 26/09/1916. Lived in Templemore County Tipperary enlisted in Dublin. Brother of Mrs. A. Fogarty, of Graique Cottage, Drom, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Love Thomas A. 6209 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 08/10/1915. Lived in Rathangan County Wicklow enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated St. Mary's A. D. S. (Advanced Dressing Station) Pas de Calais, France.
McAdoo Samuel 9462 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 21/09/1916 aged 24. Born in St. Helens, Lancs, lived in Clones County Monaghan enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Samuel and Mary Ann McAdoo, of Tattencake, Drum, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Buried/Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
McCarthy Robert 6528 Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916. Awarded the Military Medal. Dorn in Lurganure County Down, lived in Knockmore County Antrim enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
McMahon Jmaes 6650 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 27/09/1915 aged 26. Born and lived in Tomgraney County Clare enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Thomas and Mary McMahon, of Tomgraney, Co. Clare. Buried/Commemorated Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.
Maguire Charles John 6521 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 17/10/1915 aged 27. He was the son of John and Madeline Maguire, of Burnettstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Buried/Commemorated Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Molloy Martin 6649 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 13/09/1916 aged 29. Lived in Rosscahill County Galway enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of James and Mary Molloy, of Carramore Knock, Rosscahill, Co. Galway. Buried/Commemorated Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs, Somme, France.
Molloy Robert 1545 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 01/09/1914. Born in Lawrence County Galway lived in Ballyboy County Longford enlisted in Birkinhead Ches. Buried/Commemorated La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Moore George 6295 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 29/09/1915 aged 29. Lived in Tunbridge Wells Kent enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Andrew and Catherine Ann Moore, of Newbliss, Co. Monaghan. Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Mulholland William P. 2280 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 06/11/1914 aged 27. Born in Sligo enlisted in Belfast. He was the son of William John and Mary Mulholland, of 136, Cavendish St:, Belfast. Buried/Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Nealon Daniel 6785 Lance Corporal 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916. Born in Templebraden County Limerick enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Nolan Philip 6786 Lance Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 20/06/1916 aged 28. Born Dunlavin County Wicklow lived in Freynstown County Wicklow enlisted in Dublin. He was the son of Julia Nolan, of Freynestown, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, and the late Philip Nolan. Buried/Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
O’Leary Daniel S. 10144 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 25/09/1916. Born in Caherdaniel County Kerry lived in Castle Cove County Kerry enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Ormsby John James 2050 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 01/11/1914 aged 28. Born in Ballybunion County Kerry lived in Dungannon County Tyrone enlisted in Castlebar County Mayo. He was the son of Burris and Anna Maria Ormsby, of 1, Belle Vue Terrace, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Buried/Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Quigley Samuel Andrew 3631 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 15/09/1916 aged 22. Born in Cumber County Londonderry enlisted in Londonderry. He was the son of Robina Quigley, of Bogagh, New Buildings, Co. Derry, and the late James Quigley. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Sheppard Robert 1262 Lance Corporal 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 18/05/1915 aged 32. Born in Kilcolman Kings County (Offaly) lived in Portland County Tipperary enlisted in Birr Kings County. He was the son of Benjamin and Hester Sheppard, of Portland, Birr, Co. Tipperary. Buried/Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Sherwood William H. 6791 Private 2nd Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 27/09/1915. Born in Rathmines County Dublin enlisted in Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Stedman William 3782 Private 1st Battalion The Irish Guards . Died on the 12/04/1915 aged 23. He was the son of Isabella and the late William Stedman, of Kilruddery, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Buried/Commemorated Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Irish Guards KIA After Dec 1916
|The following are the names of those on the list above who were Killed in Action after December 1916.|
|Delaney||James||9443||Private||1st Bn. Irish Guards||01/04/1918||33|
|Further Information||Born in Clonenagh Queen’s County (Laois) enlisted in Dublin. Son of John and Julia Delaney, of Roskelton, Mountrath, Queen's Co. Buried/Commemorated Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.|
|Sheerin||Thomas||9483||Private||2nd Bn. Irish Guards||09/10/1917||30|
|Further Information||Son of Mrs. Mary Sheerin, of Borhallagh, Foxford, Co. Mayo. Served ten years in Royal Irish Constabulary and resigned to enlist. Buried/Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.|
|Nolan||Peter||6484||Serjeant||2nd. Bn. Irish Guards||27/11/1917||27|
|Further Information||Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal and Bar. The citation for his D.M.C. stated For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He rendered valuable services to the only surviving officer of his company in consolidating the captured position, Later, he was instrumental in re-establishing a position which was very heavily shelled. He set an excellent example of courage and fearlessness. Born and lived in Omagh County Tyrone enlisted in Dublin. Son of Martin and Bridget Nolan, of Woodview, Omagh. Buried/Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France.|
Royal Irish Rifles
Bannon Thomas H.
Chase Albert C
Jones Henry S.
King R. C.
Moore George (Killed)
Royal Irish Regiment
Barrett Daniel (Prisoner of War)
Crowe John C.
Glennon William (Killed)
Lynch Charles J.
McGing Philip (Discharged medically Unfit)
O’Connor P. J. (Prisoner of War)
Scott Patrick D.
Killed in Action Royal Irish Regiment
|Further Information||Although Killed in Action with the Dublin Fusiliers he enlisted in the 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Regiment service number 9808. Son of John and Jane Glennon (nee Waldron), of 8, Ballybought St., Kilkenny. Buried/Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.|
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Adams Thomas (Awarded the Military Cross. Previous to enlisting he was a Constable stationed in Lisburn Road Belfast where he was a member of the R.I.C. band. He was promoted to Lieutenant. He was a native of Kilrea County Londonderry.)
Bergin John J.
Brennan H. P. (Killed)
Cassidy John C.
Doherty James (Killed)
Edwards H. G.
Fenton James W.
Hamilton J. A.
Kenny William H.
Magee W. G.
Orr Robert A. (Cadet Corps)
Shaw Joseph W
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers KIA
|Brennan||Henry Peter||25968||Serjeant||7th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers||30/04/1916||24|
|Further Information||His ability gained him a speedy promotion to Sergeant. He was presented with a parchment certificate by Major-General Hickey which stated that Commanders highly commended his gallant conduct and complemented him on his devotion to duty. His name and the report of his deeds were ordered to be placed on the records of the Irish Division. He suffered the effects of gas and died shortly after. Born and enlisted in Dublin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brennan, of 3, De Burgh Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Buried/Commemorated Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.|
|Doherty||James||25541||Lance Serjeant||8th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers||29/04/1916||26|
|Further Information||Born and Enlisted in Newtownstewart County Tyrone. Son of John and Catherine Doherty, of Letterbin, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. Buried Commemorated Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.|
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Barry Henry B.
Barry P. J. J.
Condon James J.
Dolan John P.
Fleming John J.
Howley R. J.
Keating John P.
Marshall Bernard J.
Molloy Joseph P.
Murphy P. (Wounded)
Murphy Nicholas (Killed)
Spain Patrick T.
White David J.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers KIA
|Murphy||Nicholas||26294||Lance Corporal||10th Bn. Dublin Fusiliers||11/10/1916||27|
|Further Information||Born in Borris-in-Ossory, Queen’s County enlisted in Dublin. Eldest son of Patrick and Mary Murphy, of Borris-in-Ossory, Queen's County. Buried/Commemorated Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.|
|O’Keeffe||William J.||26955||Serjeant||1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers||16/04/1917||30|
|Further Information||Born in Kilgarriff County Cork lived in Clonakilty enlisted in Dublin. Youngest son of the late Serjt. Patrick O'Keeffe (Royal Irish Constabulary) and Mrs. Hanora O'Keeffe, of Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Buried Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.|
Braden P. J.
Burke Thomas N.
McConville Thomas (Killed after two months service in France, served 14 years in the R. I. C.)
Hudson W. P. (Prisoner of War)
O’Leary Daniel (Killed in Action, twice mentioned in dispatches a native of Kenmare County Kerry)
Connaught Rangers KIA
|McConville||Thomas||14123||Lance Corporal||2nd Bn. Munster Fusiliers||13/09/1916||34|
|Further Information||Former service with the Connaught Rangers service number 7221. Born in Newtown Cunningham County Donegal lived and enlisted in Swinford County Mayo. Son of Thomas and Roseanne McConville, of Newtown Cunningham, Londonderry. Buried/Commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.|
|O’Leary||Daniel||4661||Lance Corporal||6th Bn. Connaught Rangers||29/07/1916||31|
|Further Information||Son of Daniel and Hanoria O'Leary, of Muckera, Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Buried/Commemorated Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.|
KIA After 1916
|Meenaghan||John||-||Second Lieutenant||4th Bn. Connaught Rangers||21/03/1918||28|
|Further Information||Son of Patrick and Sarah Meenaghan, of Inniskea North, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Buried/Commemorated Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France.|
Kelly Michael J.
McGrath Matthew (Prisoner of War)
Murdon John (Reservist, rejoined the R/I.C. on termination of his engagement)
O’Connell W. W.
Toole Timothy (Reservists, wounded, discharged medically unfit)
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Morris John (Killed)
O’Connell William J.
Royal Munster Fusiliers KIA
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Cullen William H. (Sergeant)
Dalton Alfred E.
Fyfe Henry (Acting Sergeant)
Foy Edward (Sergeant)
Graham E McJ.
Kinsella John J.
Leonard James M. (Sergeant)
McCabe Patrick McD.
Mehegan M. A.
Molloy Joseph P.
Newman J. R.
Roberts C. K. S. (Reservist, discharges on pension medically unfit)
Ward William P.
Anderson G. J. (Wounded)
Cummings J. N. (Wounded)
Royal Horse Guards
Brennan W. P.
Royal Field Artillery
Beattie A. A.
Coor F. A. (Wounded)
Shannon T. M.
Royal Garrison Artillery
Casey Thomas (Wounded)
Corr F. A.
Johnston C. J.
Lawlor J. J.
MacNamara P. J.
Ryan E. P.
Ormond Richard (Wounded)
Wilson F. J.
Henry A. E. L.
Pigott William Gregor
Born 3rd March 1885 in Kells, Co. Meath. He joined the R.I.C. in 1910 at Waterford, enlistment No. 2088/1188 and was stationed at Portlaw. He married on 4 Feb 1913 but did not have permission (members of the R.I.C. were required to obtain permission to marry, failure to obtain permission resulted in dismissal from the force) Willaim Pigott re-enlisted but because of this his previous service was lost on re-enlistment ( No. 2092/57) he was posted to Ballybunnion, Co. Kerry.
After war broke out he joined the 4th Hussars, enlisting at Tralee ( No. 24620). He transferred to the 15th Battalion the Royal Irish Rifles (No. 41200) as a rifleman and saw action on the Somme from July-Sept. 1916. On 1st July the 15th Bn. were subjected to a powerful counter-attack from fresh German troops. The 15th held their position through the night until relieved by units from the 49th Div. At roll call the next day only 75 men answered their names, the dead accounting for over half of their losses.
He was taken prisoner and some time later was sent to the Prisoner of War camp at Limburg. He died on an electric fence on the night of the 21st of September 1918 whilst escaping with others and is the only Great War service casualty in the Veldwezelt Communal Cemetery, Lanakan, Limburg, Belgium. He was 33 years old when he died.
Royal Army Medical Corps
Banahan Michael (Acting-Sergeant)
Faun H. W. (Sergeant, joined the 15th Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. on mobilization in August 1914. Promoted to Sergeant in the field. Mentioned in dispatches by Sir John French for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Le Cateau and awarded the Medaill Militaire and Diplomas by the French government. Also awarded the King and Queen’s medals for service with the R.A.M.C. in South Africa, he was also a well-known and talented member of the R.I.C. Band).
McCollum R. J.
Manning T. F.
Ryan D. D.
Army Service Corps
Early P. J.
Grebbell F. W.
South Irish Horse
Farrelly A. M. T.
Stratford William A.
Ward Arthur P.
North Irish Horse
Caulfield John C.
Clancy J. W.
Colhoun Andrew L.
Goodwin Robert J.
Jamison Robert W.
Trotter Thomas J.
Wilson J. J.
Leonard Patrick (Wounded)
Murphy James J
Quill Jeremiah G.
Scott Edward A.
Thompson C. M.
O’Connor J. M.
Inns of Court O. T. C.
KIA After 1916
D.M.P. Irish Guards
Allen Thomas 102D (Wounded in Action, transferred to the Military Police)
Burton Robert 44E
Butler Thomas 134B
Carroll James (A)
Curtin Denis 74A (Invalided, died in England)
Delaney John 73F (Wounded and discharged on pension, a native of Mayhora, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny)
Flanagan Patrick 155A (Killed at Ypres)
Fogarty Patrick 141F (Prisoner of War)
Fitsimons Nicholas 113B
Hallahan Timothy J. 116D (Wounded)
Kavanagh Joseph 155D
Kelly William 115F (Killed)
Kennedy Christopher 138E (Wounded)
Lynch Bartholomew P. 137E (Killed)
D.M.P. Irish Guards KIA
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
McAlister Bernard 110B (Was wounded in Dublin during the 1916 Rising defending Dublin Castle).
Byrne James W. 135E
Boyd Robert 69A
O’Dowd Francis 45F (6th)
Gregory Frederick 208D
Royal Field Artillery
Burkett James J. 139E
Carey Martin 53A
Carey John (A)
Kelly John J. (A)
Rutherford Robert 97E
Royal Garrison Artillery
Ryan Patrick 47A
Army Service Corps
Cullen Michael 36A
Royal Army Medical Corps
Hall Richard F. 44E
South Irish Horse
Parke William A. 111E
Hogan Michael 125B
Military Foot Police
Coulter James H. 167A (Serving in Dublin)
Gibson William 185A