Soldiers Died in the Great War

Royal Irish Regiment - 1st Garrison Battalion

The information presented here I have transcribed from "Soldiers Died in the Great War" and have added extra columns to try and give a breakdown of each man's county and country of birth were possible. I have also enhanced the data with information extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( Where a difference in Surname, Forename, Rank or Service number occurred the information from the CWGC has been put in brackets i.e. SDGW (CWGC).

While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this transcription, there are errors in both the original text and on If you have any information regarding any errors here (or indeed any information which may be relevant) I would be glad to hear from you with a view to amending this list.

SURNAME Christian Name(s) Age Born Place Born County Born Country Enlisted Residence Number Rank Cause Place Date of Death Notes
BALDWIN William 51 Manchester Lancashire England Burnley, Lancs
20306 Private Died Home 20/02/1918 Formerly 18121, Lancashire Regiment Son of Mrs. Alice Baldwin; Husband of Elizabeth Baldwin, of 41, Garden St., Oswaldtwistle, Accrington.
BARRON Patrick 39 Drumcliffe Co. Clare Ireland Tralee, Co. Kerry Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare 11322 Private Died At Sea 11/01/1917 Formerly 6413, Royal Munster Fusiliers Husband of Mary Barron (Nee Sheehan), of Kilmoon, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
BRENNAN James 43 St. Mary's, Clonmel Co. Tipperary Ireland Tipperary Clonmel 2124 Private Died Egypt 22/02/1916 Son of the Late James and Marguerite Brennan. Born at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
St. Thomas, Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Galway Dublin 5586 Sergeant Killed in Action Egypt 04/05/1917 Formerly 732, Conn. Rang., and 19281, Royal Irish Fusiliers
BRERETON George S. 42 Baltinglass Co. Wicklow Ireland Liverpool Baltinglass 5536 Private/L.Corporal (Lance Corporal) Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 19313, Royal Irish Fusiliers Son of William and Bella Brereton, of Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow. Served In the South African Campaign and In the Natal Rebellion (1906) With Durban Light Inf.
BURBRIDGE (BURBIDGE) John H. (John Henry) 39 Swindon Wiltshire England Birmingham
5895 Private Died Egypt 30/05/1918 Formerly G/27311, Royal Irish Fusiliers, and 11122, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Husband of Eliza Burbidge, of 32, New John St. West, Birmingham.
BYRNE Patrick 18 Little Island Co. Cork Ireland Cork Little Island 3949 Private Died of Wounds Gallipoli 12/10/1915 Formerly 9911, Royal Munster Fusiliers Son of James and Margaret Byrne, of Island Cross, Glanmire, Co. Cork.
Letterkenny Co. Donegal Ireland Glasgow Govan, Lanarkshire 4046 Private Died Egypt 24/05/1916 Formerly 23088, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Listowel Co. Kerry Ireland Tralee, Co. Kerry Listowel 5639 Private Died At Sea 04/05/1917 Formerly 3579, Royal Munster Fusiliers
COLBERT James 42 Kilworth Co. Cork Ireland Cork Kilworth 5548 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 5364, Leinster Fusiliers Son of Michael and Mary Colbert, of Chapel Rd., Kilworth, Co. Cork.
Kilbride Co. Wicklow Ireland Kilbride
5550 Private Died Egypt 03/07/1917 Formerly 7933, Royal Munster Fusiliers
CONWAY Patrick

5595 (G/5595) Private Died At Sea 04/05/1917 Formerly 26722, Royal Irish Fusiliers
St. Ann's, Cork Co. Cork Ireland Cork
5640 Private Died At Sea 04/05/1917 Formerly 26672, Royal Irish Fusiliers Husband of Bridget Coreri, of 20, Peter St., Cork.
DODSON Fred 26 Kimberworth Yorkshire England Sheffield Rotherham, Yorks 3769 Corporal (A/Sergeant) (Sergeant) Died At Sea 25/10/1915 Formerly 2408, Yorkshire Light Infantry Son of Maria Dodson, of 64, Kimberworth Park Rd., Kimberworth, Rotherham, and the Late John Dodson.
DOOLEY Michael 42 Bruree Co. Limerick Ireland Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
5638 Private Died At Sea 04/05/1917 Formerly 6154, Royal Munster Fusiliers Son of Michael and Mary Dooley; Husband of Mary Dooley, of Shears St., Kilmallock, Limerick.

Naas, Co. Kildare Dublin 3771 Private Died Gallipoli 21/10/1915 Formerly 3390, Royal Munster Fusiliers
Templemore Co. Derry Ireland Londonderry
9621 Private Died Egypt 02/08/1917 Formerly 4576, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Adare Co. Limerick Ireland Rathkeale, Co. Limerick Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick 5551 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 19682, Royal Irish Fusiliers
FURNESS Thomas 41 Rochdale Lancashire England Rochdale
4191 Private Died Egypt 22/10/1918 Formerly 17937, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Son of Thomas and Margaret Furness; Husband of Mary Ann Furness, of 5, Chadwick Place, Fatinge Rd., Rochdale.
Limerick Co. Limerick Ireland Limerick
3773 Private Died Egypt 20/11/1917 Formerly 3254, Royal Munster Fusiliers
GEEHAN Patrick 43 Leinster Co. Carlow Ireland Atherton, Lancs Tyldesley, Lancs 4380 Private Died Egypt 08/11/1917 Formerly 12185, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Husband of Annie Geehan, of 36, Blenheim St., Tyldesley, Manchester.
GRAY John 56 Dundalk Co. Louth Ireland Dundalk
4530 Private Died Egypt 19/12/1916 Formerly 7/4602, Royal Irish Rifles, and G/74, Royal Irish Fusiliers Son of B. Gray, of Market St., Dundalk; Husband of Mary Anne Gray, of 4, Williamson s Place, Dundalk.
HANLON Patrick 39 Avoca Co. Wicklow Ireland Wicklow Avoca 5634 Private Died At Sea 04/05/1917 Formerly 6686, Royal Munster Fusiliers, and 26683, Royal Irish Fusiliers Son of John and Sarah Hanlon; Husband of Bessie Hanlon, of Castle Howard, Avoca, Co. Wicklow. Served In the Chitral Campaign (1895).
Oldham Lancashire England Bootle, Lanes Oldham 8782 Private Died At Sea 02/06/1916
HEANEY James 42 Shankill Co. Armagh Ireland Finner Camp, Co. Donegal Lurgan, Co. Armagh 9624 Private Died Home 06/07/1918 Formerly 4934, Royal Irish Fusiliers, and 203307, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Aglish Co. Mayo Ireland Galway Castlebar, Co. Mayo 3910 Private Died Gallipoli 05/10/1915 Formerly 5382, Connaught Rangers
Castlepollard Co. Westmeath Ireland Naas, Co. Kildare
5561 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 19561, Royal Irish Fusiliers
McCANN James
Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Armagh Newry, Co. Down 5567 Private Died Egypt 22/01/1918 Formerly G/19166, Royal Irish Fusiliers
McCOURT Peter J. 52 Roscommon Co. Roscommon Ireland Athlone, Co. W. Meath Roscommon 9509 Private Died Gallipoli 23/10/1915 Formerly 3/6040, Royal Munster Fusiliers Son of the Late Henry and Mary Mccourt, of Market Square, Roscommon; Husband of Margaret Mccourt (Nee Harkin), of Convent Rd., Roscommon.
Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham Grimsby 5569 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 5568, Leinster Fusiliers, and G/19410, Royal Irish Fusiliers
MOODY Herbert
Bermondsey Surrey England New Cross, Surrey
9467 Private Died Home 10/11/1916
St. Mary's, Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin
5583 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 7086, Royal Irish Rifles
MORAN Christopher 37 St. Andrew's, Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin
5564 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 5255, Royal Munster Fusiliers Son of Michael and Ellen Moran; Husband of Elizabeth Moran, of 3, Coppingers Row, Dublin.
Sligo Co. Sligo Ireland Mullingar, Co. W. Meath Ballymahon, Co. Longford 5671 Private Died Egypt 01/12/1917 Formerly 5622, Leinster Fusiliers
O'GORMAN Michael
St. John's, Kilkenny Co. Kilkenny Ireland Waterford
1758 Private Died Gallipoli 08/12/1915
O'NEILL Michael 48 Middlesbrough Yorkshire England Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham Middlesbrough 9516 (9515) Private Died Gallipoli 28/09/1915 Formerly 5025, Royal Munster Fusiliers Husband of M. O neill, of 8, Dixon St., Middlesbrough.
RAFTER Joseph 47 Rathdowney Queen's Co. Ireland Rathdowney
5580 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly G/19668, Royal Irish Fusiliers, and 4883, Leinster Fusiliers Son of John Rafter; Husband of Mary Mccarty (Formerly Rafter), of Moore St., Rathdownby, Queen s Co.
Merthyr Glamorgan Wales Tonypandy, Glam. Bargoed, Mon. 950 Private Died Gallipoli 19/10/1915 Formerly Somerset Light Infantry
St. Audian's, Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin
5575 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 7939, Royal IrishFusiliers
Kilrea Co. Derry Ireland Ballymoney, Co. Antrim Glenmanus, Co. Derry 5576 Private Died At Sea 15/04/1917 Formerly 18816, R.I. Rifles, and 19637, Royal Irish Fusiliers Son of Mrs. Jamieson (Formerly Thompson), of Craghuller, Cloyfin, Coleraine, Co. Derry.
WALSH Daniel
Portlaw Co. Waterford Ireland Limerick Listowel, Co. Kerry 4429 Private Died of Wounds Egypt 01/06/1918 Formerly 1773, Royal Munster Fusiliers
WARD Michael
Miltown Co. Galway Ireland Galway Athlone, Co. W. Meath 9221 Private Died Gallipoli 29/10/1915 Formerly 4498, Connaught Rangers
WHITE Edward
Tuam Co. Galway Ireland St. Helen's, Lancs
20829 Private Died Egypt 16/10/1918 Formerly 13165, Royal Dublin Fusiliers


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