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

Royal Irish Rifles - 18th 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
ALLEN James 42 Portrush, Co. Antrim Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   11633 Rifleman Died Home 28/06/1916 Son of Samuel Allen; Husband of Mary Ann Allen of 81, Fortingale St., Belfast. Born at Coleraine.
CUNNINGHAM James         Belfast Downpatrick, Co. Down 353 Rifleman Died Home 21/12/1915 Husband of Elizabeth Cunningham, of New Bridge St., Downpatrick.
FORDE Andrew   Fermanagh Co. Fermanagh Ireland Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh   425 (18/425) Rifleman Died Home 29/06/1916  
HENRY Hugh 42 Ahoghill Co. Antrim Ireland Ballyclare, Co. Antrim   17794 Rifleman (Private) Died Home 22/08/1916 Husband of Agnes Henry, of Lee, Ballyclare.
JENKINS William 24 Ardbraccan Co. Meath Ireland Bangor, Co. Down Navan, Co. Meath 1139 (18/1139) Rifleman Died Home 19/01/1916 Son of Robert Jenkins, of Ardbraccan, Navan, Co. Meath, and the late Mrs. Jenkins.
McCARTER Robert 43 Templemore Co. Derry Ireland Lisburn, Co. Antrim   18129 (11/18129) Sergeant Died Home 15/04/1916 Husband of Mary Anne McCarter, of 52, Hill St., Lisburn.
McMANUS John 64 Ballynahinch Co. Down Ireland Belfast   15309 (G/15309) C.S.M. (Company Sergeant Major) Died Home 11/09/1916  Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Husband of Hannah McManus, of 16, Mayorca St., Belfast.
NORTON Nathaniel   Shankill Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   250 L/Corporal Died Home 29/04/1916 Can find no matching record on
PRESTON Charles 44 Claby Co. Fermanagh Ireland Finnar Camp, Donegal Omagh, Co. Tyrone 216 Rifleman (Private) Died Home 27/11/1915 Husband of Mary Jane Preston, of Drumskinney, Dromore.
SPEERS Samuel   Bushmills Co. Antrim Ireland Clandeboye, Co. Down Bushmills, Co. Antrim 556 (18/556) Rifleman Died Home 07/07/1916 Husband of Eleanor McCullum (Formerly Speers), of 21, Main St., Bushmills.
WADDELL George 18 Shankill Co. Antrim Ireland Ballyclare, Co. Antrim Doagh, Co. Antrim 553 Rifleman Died Home 14/10/1915 Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Waddell, of Cogry Square, Doagh, Co. Antrim.


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