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

Royal Irish Rifles - 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
BELL Thomas 46 Mohill, Co. Leitrim Co. Leitrim Ireland Edinburgh Westport, Scotland 1353 (G/1353) Rifleman Died India 01/06/1918 Formerly 7780, Connaught Rangers.
BROWN Robert         Lurgan, Co. Armagh Belfast 180 Rifleman Died Home 09/07/1918  
BROWN William 51 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Cavan Dublin 1084 Corporal Died India 28/06/1917 Husband of Sarah Brown, of 15, Garden Lane, Francis St., Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
CLEARY Denis 45 Kilfinane, Co. Limerick Co. Limerick Ireland Limerick Kilfinane, Co. Limerick 978 (G/978) Rifleman Died India 08/06/1917 Son of the late David and Annie Cleary; Husband of Mary Cleary.
COOPER William   South Reston, Lincoln Lincolnshire England Stratford, Essex Bradford, York 1240 Rifleman Died Home 14/10/1918  
ECCLES Joseph 43 Monaghan Co. Monaghan Ireland Belfast   301 (G/301) Rifleman Died India 21/05/1916  
FITSIMONS (Fitzsimons) Frank   Navan, Co. Meath Co. Meath Ireland Naas, Co. Kildare Gorey, Co. Wexford 1058 (G/1058) Rifleman Died India 13/05/1916 Formerly 18810, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
GLEESON John 27 Fethard, Co. Tipperary Co. Tipperary Ireland Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Fethard, Co. Tipperary 1156 Rifleman Died India 06/11/1918 Formerly 1965, Royal Irish Regiment; Son of William and Johanna Gleeson, of Knockelly, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Republic of Ireland.
HANNA William Henry 47 Bessbrook. Co. Armagh Co. Armagh Ireland Armagh Bessbrook, Co. Armagh 148 (G/148) Rifleman Died India 04/01/1918  
HEALY Michael 48 Listowel. Co. Kerry Co. Kerry Ireland Listowel. Co. Kerry   574 (G/574) Rifleman Died India 15/09/1917 Formerly 4630, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Son of Michael and Johanna Healy; Husband of Margaret Healy, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry, Republic of Ireland.
HEGNEY James 32 Cashel, Co. Tipperary. Co. Tipperary Ireland Cashel, Co. Tipperary   784 (G/784) Rifleman Died Home 08/07/1918 Son of Thomas and Mary Hegney; Husband of Johanna Hegney, of Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Republic of Ireland. Buried in Chakrata Cemetery.
LAVERTY William John 47 Drumagh, Omagh. Co. Tyrone Co. Tyrone Ireland Omagh, Co. Tyrone Belfast 949 (G/949) Rifleman Died India 10/11/1916 Husband of Minnie Ann Laverty, of 36, Willow Bank Gardens, Antrim Rd., Belfast, Northern Ireland.
McKEOWN Frank (Francis) 54       Belfast   638 (G/638) Rifleman Died Home 23/04/1918 Formerly 2446, Connaught Rangers.; Son of James and Mary McKeown, of Belfast. Old Ground.
MOLLOY Michael 49 Kilbridge, Tullamore King's Co. Ireland Birr, King's Co. Tullamore, King's Co. 521 (G/521) Lance Corporal Died India 26/10/1919 Formerly 1672, Leinster Regiment; Son of Michael and Ellen Molloy, of Harbour St., Tullamore, Republic of Ireland.
MOORE Hamilton 48       Belfast Newtownards, Co. Down 153 (G/153) Corporal Died India 03/10/1917 Son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Moore; Husband of Elizabeth Moore, of Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
MORAN Patrick   Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin   698 (G/698) Sergeant Died India 16/01/1918  
MURPHY Michael 42 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin   377 (G/377) Rifleman Died Home 11/06/1916 Formerly 22563, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Son of Patrick and Ellen Murphy, of Carlow, Republic of Ireland; Husband of the late Ellen Murphy.
NELSON David 54 Belfast Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   222 (G/222) Rifleman Died India 26/05/1918  
NORRISON John 49 Netley Hampshire England Castlebar, Co. Mayo   610 (G/610) Sergeant Died India 02/08/1916 Formerly 1383, Connaught Rangers.
PHILLIPS Thomas 42 Lisburn, Co. Antrim Co. Antrim Ireland Larne, Co. Antrim   1187 (G/1187) Rifleman Died India 10/12/1917  
SCANLAN James   b Tralee, Co. Kerry Co. Kerry Ireland Traiee, Co. Kerry   569 Corporal Died India 06/01/1918 Formerly 4947, Royal Munster Fusiliers
SCOTT David 46 Newtownards, Co. Down Co. Down Ireland Newtownards, Co. Down   732 (G/732) Rifleman Died India 27/05/1916 Son of Thomas and Jane Scott; Husband of Margaret Scott, of 31, William St., Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
SEWARD Charles 41 Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Ballykinlar, Co. Down Coolock, Co. Dublin 810 (G/810) Rifleman Died India 28/05/1916  
SHANNON John Joseph   Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh Co. Fermanagh Ireland Belfast Blackburn, Lancs 345 (G/345) Corporal Died India 29/10/1916 Formerly 20744, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
SHEARER James   Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   659 (G/659) Rifleman Died India 12/09/1916  
SMART William   Donagh, Co. Monaghan Co. Monaghan Ireland Lisburn, Co. Antrim Emyvale, Co. Monaghan 276 Rifleman Died India 31/10/1918  
STANFIELD Thomas 38 Hillsborough, Co. Down Co. Down Ireland Belfast   303 Rifleman Died India 29/02/1916 Husband of Margaret Stanfield, of 25, Hanover St., Belfast.
WATERS Thomas   Boyle, Co. Roscommon Co. Roscommon Ireland Boyle, Co. Roscommon   609 Rifleman Died India 13/06/1917 Formerly 204, Connaught Rangers.


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