3rd (Reserve) Battalion
Formed August 1914 : at Naas. A depot/training unit, it moved on mobilisation to Queenstown, going on in November 1917 to Pembroke and then next month to Gateshead. Absorbed 4th, 5th and 11th Bns in May 1918. Same month moved to Grimsby area and remained as part of Humber Garrison

The Cadre (remnants) of the 2nd Battalion was taken by train to Colchester in early June 1919. While at Colchester they were reinforced from the 3rd Battalion of the Dublins, who, up to the end of the war, were in Grimsby (Weelsby and Waltham, Humber Garrison). 

3 Feb 1915 70 men arrive at 1st battalion from 3rd battalion in Cork.

AGNEW Captain Andrew Eric Hamilton died 3rd November 1918. Gazetted 3rd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, August 1914. Member of Trinity College, Dublin O.T.C. Memorial St. John the Baptist, Church of Ireland, Clontarf

BANKES, Capt Edward Nugent 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Son of the late Henry H. Nugent Bankes and the Hon. Mrs. Nugent Bankes; husband of Lettice A. Bankes, of "Meriden Hall," Coventry. Served in the South African Campaign with Lumsden's Horse and Dorset Imperial Yeomanry, subsequently in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) Killed 26/04/1915 age 39

CRAWFORD Lieutenant Sydney George. 3rd Battalion Born at Killorgan, Co. Dublin. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Crawford, of Carrickbawn, Torquay Rd., Foxrock, Dublin. Drowned At Sea 10th October 1918. Age 21. Kirkbean Parish Churchyard - Kirkcudbrightshire

JEFFREYS Capt R.G.B. Adjutant 3rd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers

KENNEDY, Lieut Arthur St.Clair. 2nd Battalion, later 3rd Battalion. Youngest son of Francis George Hollaml Kennedy, of Tivoli, co. Limerick, by his wife, .Mary St. Clair, dau. of the late William Doyle Hobson, of .Mylers Park, Wexford ; born Shelbourne, co. Limerick. 12 Jan. 1892 ; educ. Aravon, Bray. co. Wieklow ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.D.F. June, 1914. and promoted Lieut. 15 Nov. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France ; was invalided home after the Battle of the Aisne, and subsequently sent on duty to Cork with the 3rd Battalion. of his regt. Tlere. while expecting to be again sent to the Front with a draft, he contracted pneumonia and died in the Royal .Military Hospital, 6th March, 1915; . He was buried with full military honours on the 8tb, in Cork .Military Cemetery. Died 06/03/1915

NAPIER MARTIN Lieutenant J. G. F. N. 3rd Battalion, Gazetted Dated 22nd September, 1914.

PHILLIPS William Joseph Christopher Born 7th December 1896 Dublin Originally commissioned 3rd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers 30th April 1915 Posted 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers 3rd October 1915 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers arrived in India 4th March 1916

REAVIE 2nd Lt Wilfred Laurance 3rd Battalion, Formerly a Sergeant in the North Irish Horse, Service No. 1124. Killed in action on 16 August 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial

According to my father's military record he (James Henry Hart who died in 1968) joined up with the RDF in 1915 at Hackney. He was initially in the 3rd battalion but then moved to the 6th. He was in: a) Salonika from 15 Mar 1916 to 8 Sep 1917 , the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 9 Sep 1917 to 2 Jul 1918, c) BE Force in Europe from 8 Jul 1918 to 10 Oct 1918. He was wounded in the leg at Le Chatelet in October 1918 and shipped home. He was demobbed and then re-enlisted almost immediately in 1920 and served another 2 years at "Home" with the 1st battalion RDF.

3/20165 enlisted 7 June 1915

3/20379 enlisted 18 Aug 1915

3/20386 enlisted 22 Aug 1915

13522 Private Hugh COLEMAN 3rd Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Husband of A. Coleman, of 23, Upper Kevin St., Dublin. Died 21st April 1916 at Home Grangegorman Military Cemetery

5758 Private James CORLEY 3rd Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Died 28th October 1914 at Home

8434 Private Michael COULTER 3rd Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Died 14th August 1914 at Home

32014 Private Patrick CULLEN 3rd Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Son of John Cullen, of 34, Wentworth Place, Dublin. Died 31st October 1918. Age 23 at Home. Grangegorman Military Cemetery

31345 Private Robert McDermott. Medal card. His record in 1916 states he was a widower...He also suffered shell wound to neck in 1918 I think serving with 3rd Battalion RDF he ended up been transferred to 5th Royal Irish Reg in 1919. I asked my dad, and he confirmed my grandad had shell wound to neck, and he had a daughter called Agnes. He also lived in Garngad Road in Glasgow,

26960 Private William WHELAN 3rd Battalion Date of Death: 09/03/1917 Cemetery: NAAS (ST. CORBAN'S) CATHOLIC CEMETERY The cemetery is on the Dublin road. There are 15 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 2 of the 1939-1945 war here.Born Tinyreland, Co Carlow Enlisted Carlow

10408 Corporal C S: WHALLEY C S. 3rd Battalion died 29/05/1916 Cemetery: SHIPLEY (NAB WOOD) CEMETERY Yorkshire He entered France on the 12/09/1914 presumably with the 2nd Battalion and was awarded a 1914 star and appears to have been discharged on the 16/12/1915. He wasn't involved in the rebellion. He may have been wounded in Ireland and died in Yorkshire

James Henry Hart. 3rd battalion According to my father's military record ( died in 1968) joined up with the RDF in 1915 at Hackney. He was initially in the but then moved to the 6th. He was in: a) Salonika from 15 Mar 1916 to 8 Sep 1917 , the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from 9 Sep 1917 to 2 Jul 1918, c) BE Force in Europe from 8 Jul 1918 to 10 Oct 1918. He was wounded in the leg at Le Chatelet in October 1918 and shipped home. He was demobbed and then re-enlisted almost immediately in 1920 and served another 2 years at "Home" with the 1st battalion RDF.

 

The 3rd (Reserve), 4th (Extra Reserve) and 5th (Extra Reserve) Battalions were mobilised on 4 Aug 1914 at Birr, Maryborough and Drogheda respectively. These battalions served variously in Ireland, England and Scotland until May 1918 when they were amalgamated into the 3rd Battalion, that ended the war in Portsmouth Garrison.