Soldiers Died in the Great War -- Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Royal Irish Rifles - 5th 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
CONN William George 19 Shankill, Belfast Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   20342 Rifleman Died Home 09/07/1918 Son of the late Thomas and Isabella Conn. Born at Belfast.
DOOLAN Bernard 17 Glenties Co. Donegal Ireland Derry   20369 (20639) Rifleman Died Home 04/04/1918; Son of Margaret Doolan, of 16, Pennyburn, Londonderry, and the late Martin Doolan.
JEFFREYS Charles   Gosport Hampshire England Belfast   5975 Rifleman Died Home 12/04/1917  
LANE William (William John) 41 Leics Leicestershire England Belfast   15300 Sergeant Died Home 18/12/1916 Husband of Alice Brown (Formerly Lane), of 4, Greenmount Square, South Circular Rd., Dublin.
POLLOCK John   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   5885 Rifleman Died Home 10/01/1916  
SWEENEY Francis   Dundalk Co. Louth Ireland Belfast   5703 Rifleman Died Home 30/11/1916  
WILSON William 18 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   5433 Rifleman Died Home 14/01/1915 Son of Isaac Wilson.


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