9th (Service) Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Formed in September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 48th Brigade in 16th (Irish) Division. Record same as 8th Bn. Ceased to exist when 8/9th Bn formed. 9th Battalion, were part of the 48th Brigade, 16th Division and were involved in the Flanders Offensive (3rd Battle of Ypres) from 7th June - 10th November 1917.

Westlake's 'Battalions on the Somme' 9th (Service) Battalion. 48th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division: Entrained at Chocques for Longueau and from there to billets at Corbie (29/8). To Sandpit Camp (31/8), Billon Farm (3/9), Sherwood and Pagan Trenches in front of Trones Wood (4/9) Advanced via Guillemont to western edge of Leuze Wood (6/9). To Sherwood and Fagan Trenches (7/9). Attack on Ginchy (9/9) - helped clear western part of village. Casualties - 209. To Carnoy (10/9), Corbie (11/9), Airaines (18/9). Entrained at Longpre for Ypres sector (21/9).

Officers

BOYD Second Lieutenant William Hatchell 9th Battalion, Son of the Rev. Samuel T. Boyd, B.A., and Mrs. Boyd, of Dublin Died 9th September 1916 Age 29 Thiepval Memorial

CALLEAR Captain Herbert. B Company 9th Battalion, Only son of Mr. H. H. Callear, of 10, Ardee St., Dublin. Killed in action, near Ypres 16th August 1917. Age 23. Tyne Cot Memorial . Educated at Elstow School, Bedford, at which he was a member of the O.T.C., and also a member of the Trinity College, Dublin, O.T.C.. Gazetted to commission, September, 1914. Mentioned for gallantry and devotion to duty by the Divisional Commander,

COONEY Second Lieutenant E L. 9th Battalion Son of Walker William Cooney, of Harmony House, Harmony St., Donnybrook, Dublin. Died 4th June 1917. Age 27. Loker Churchyard - Heuvelland,

DALTON Lt James Emmet was in the 9th Battalion. He finished the war as a Major and won the Military Cross before joining the IRA in 1919-20. He became a General in the new Free State army in 1922. He commanded the forces who landed in Cork in August 1922 in a flanking move to attack the anti-treaty IRA forces. Dalton won the Military Cross at Ginchy “At the capture of Ginchy, on the 9th of September, 1916, he displayed great bravery and leadership in action. When, owing to the loss of officers, the men of two companies were left without leaders, he took command and led these companies to their final objective. After the withdrawal of another brigade and the right flank of his battalion was in the rear, he carried out the protection of the flank, under intense fire, by the employment of machine-guns in selected commanding and successive positions. After dark, whilst going about supervising the consolidation of the position, he, with only one sergeant escorting, found himself confronted by a party of the enemy, consisting of one officer and twenty men. By his prompt determination the party were overawed and, after a few shots, threw up their arms and surrendered.”

HICKMAN 2nd Lt J

HUDSON 2nd Lt A R

HURST 2nd Lt E R

LONG Capt G B

KETTLE Lt (Tp) Thomas Michael, 9th Battalion Son of Andrew J. and Margaret Kettle, of Newtown, St. Margaret's, Co. Dublin; husband of Mary S. Kettle (nee Sheehy), of 3, Belgrave Park, Rathmines, Dublin. Member of Parliament for East Tyrone, and the Professor of National Economics at University College, Dublin. Poet, journalist, essayist and idealist. A leading Irish Nationalist, he joined the Dublin Fusiliers when Belgium was attacked, to fight "not for England, but for small nations." One of the outstanding Irishmen of his generation, he wrote a number of war poems. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. Poems and Parodies, published 1916, and The Ways of War, published 1917. Died Date of Death: 09/09/1916 age 36.

McALLISTER, Captain Charles 9th Battalion attached 2nd battalion formerly West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died aged 38 on 27/05/1918. Son of Charles and Mary McAllister, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.Signed a 9th battalion pay book in March 1917

MALONE Second Lieutenant Joseph James , 9th Battalion, Died 16 August 1917 Joe Malone was the son of James and Margaret Malone, who lived on Amiens Street in Dublin City. He was one of four boys. He entered the Junior School at Belvedere in 1905, along with his older brother John. Joe was a good student and was rewarded for his diligence by being one of only seven boys from Rudiments (3rd Class) who were invited on ‘The Excursion’. This was an annual event in the school in those days; the best students were given the day out as a reward for their hard work. On this occasion the excursion was a trip to the Vale of Avoca (or Ovoca, as it was then called) on the train. At 4.30 pm, a picnic of was produced. According to the Belvederian of that year, ‘Chickens, hams, rounds of beef and legs of mutton, tarts and cakes and oranges disappeared with wondrous rapidity’. They took a train back to Westland Row, where two special trams were ready to take the boys to Belvedere for tea. They left for home at nine. Joe made his first Holy Communion on the feast of Corpus Christi, 10 June 1909. The ceremony took place in Belvedere College. Afterwards, the boys and their parents were treated to lunch by the Rector. On 9 March 1910, Joe was confirmed by The Archbishop of Dublin. Joe was a good student and a good sportsman. He liked rugby and is photographed here at an Under 13 match. (The smiling face, third from the right is his.) Joe was also a good swimmer. In the Leinster Swimming Gala of 1910, at Blackrock Baths, he won the medal for second place in the Under 16 fifty-yard handicap. Joe left Belvedere in 1915, and joined the Trinity College Officer Training Corps. During his training, he was on active service during the 1916 Rising. He received his commission in September 1916. He joined his battalion at the front on 26 January 1917 and spent several months in the firing line, with the exception of eleven days in February which he spent in hospital. He came home on leave early in the summer of 1917, and returned to the front. Here he was engaged in the Third Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. On Thursday 16 August 1917, he was wounded in battle and then reported missing. A few days later the announcement came that he had, in fact, died. The circumstance of his death are not known Joe Malone was 19 years of age when he died. He is commemorated at Panel 144-145 of the Tynecot Memorial in Belgium. This memorial commemorates over 35,000 men who graves are not known. The obituary of Joe Malone in The Belvederian of 1918 says: At school and afterwards at University, Joe was deservedly popular, for his unassuming manner and genuine friendliness won the hearts of all with whom he came in contact. To his three brothers as well as to his other relatives, we offer our sincerest sympathy in their loss. R.I.P. [Joe’s parents were both dead at the time of his death.]

MOONEY, Second Lieutenant David George 9th Battalion Husband of Elizabeth Bentley (formerly Mooney), of 4, Weaponness Valley, Scarborough, Yorks. Died 17/08/1917. aged 37

MURPHY Captain William Joseph (commanding) being killed as the 9th battalion reached GINCHY.Age 36. died. 09/09/1916 Mentioned in Despatches Son of Edward and Mary Murphy, of Tullow, Co. Carlow. Joined Cadet Corps, Leinster Regt., Nov., 1914; appointed Lt. 9th Dublins, Dec., 1914, and Capt., March, 1915.

O'KEARNEY-WHITE, Ernest Francis, 2/LT, 9th Battalion.Killed in action, 09/09/16 ,

POTTER, Robert John : Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion, died 16/08/1917

REID, 2nd Lt Bernard Joseph 9th Battalion killed in action at Loos, 28th June 1916, aged 29 years, Bernard Reid studied at University College, Dublin, where he was president of the university Literary Society. A friend of Hilaire Belloc and George Moore, he travelled to the west of Ireland in 1912, following directly the examples of Yeats and Synge, and visited the continent a number of times. A founder member of the Irish Volunteers, 1913, he was a committed nationalist. When the First World War broke out Reid was taken by the cause of Belgium. Reluctant initially to join the British army, and a fluent French speaker, he instead volunteered for service with the French Foreign Legion. However, since he was a British subject, the French insisted that he join the British army instead. Reid was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Kildare Militia), 25th September 1915 and was killed in action at Loos on 26th June 1916 whilst serving with the 9th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Bernard Reid, the son of Michael and Sarah Corrigan Reid, of Tower Hill, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, was 28 years of age at the time of his death, and is buried in Vermelle Cemetery, France. There is a web page dedicated to 2nd Lieutenant Bernard Reid at http://finkeegan.com/war/.

RICHARDS Second Lieutenant Leslie John 9th Battalion died 01/08/1917

TYNER, Thomas Goodwin, 2/LT (TP), 9th Battalion.Killed in action, 09/09/16

VIGORS, Arthur Cecil, 2/LT (TP), 9th Battalion D Company Killed in action, 09/09/16, (ATT R MUNSTER FUS). Wrote this letter 8/9/16 Dear B.
I have been very busy since & have no time to write. We have had a really warm time these last few days but not half as warm as the Huns got, they surrender in droves now driven mad by hunger and by our bombardments. Our guns never cease day or night. The 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers made a successful attack not long ago; before going into action, just before dawn we were addressed by the R.C. Chaplain who gave us absolution, it was a most impressive sight and then he made one of the most stirring speeches I ever heard, there in the field he stood while the guns thundered and appealed to them to fight for the honour of Ireland, to uphold the traditions of their historic regiment and fighting race, while the men stood listening with bowed heads, it was a great sight. We attacked just after dawn and then all hell was let loose on us, we were stunned and dazed but still the Dublin men held on so cooly as if they were going down Sackville St. God knows we lost heavily, but we won our position and the cursed Huns ran. I will never forget the Artillery barrage the Huns put up; the earth was one mass of flame & smoke. The Irish Division has made a great name for Ireland. I don't exactly know how I escaped being hit, as we have only eight officers left now of the battalion.
Your affec. Cousin Arthur.
Arthur Vigors was killed the next day, 9 September 1916. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. A Hansard Report in November "Mr. KEATING asked the Treasurer of the Household if he is aware that Second-Lieutenant Arthur Cecil Vigors, D Company, 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has been missing since the battle of the Somme, 9th September, 1916; that the War Office and the Red Cross Society have failed to trace him; and will he make inquiries to find if he is a prisoner of war in Germany? Mr. FORSTER This officer was reported wounded on 9th September; after special inquiry, his name was included in the list of missing officers which is circulated in Germany. The hon. Member will therefore see that all inquiries possible have been made.

27069 Terence Dockrell 9th Battalion, under the name Terence Doherty after he has deserted from the RIR under his real name Dockrell Age: 30 Date of Death: 17/08/1917 Awards: M M Additional information: (Served as DOHERTY). Son of William and Bridget Dockrell. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

25209 There is no 20925, Pte, James Halloran recorded in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. But 25209, Pte, James Halloran, Royal Dublin Fusiliers is recorded in the British War & Victory Medal roll of the regiment. The roll has him in 9th Battalion,.

21339 Thomas O'Neill Pte. & later Cpl 9th Battalion,

12363  Pte Richard Donnelly, 9th Battalion, gas attack Hulluch 27 April 1916 Richard Donnelly, was taken as a Prisoner of War on 27 April 1916. I know that there was a major gas attack that killed hundreds of Irish soldiers on that day at Hulluch, near Loos. It was also the day that news reached the Front of the Easter Rising (had started on 24 April).

19093 L/Sgt William Mulvey 9th Battalion, and was at Hulluch.

22846 Private Matthew Cassidy. 9th Battalion Born Rathfarnham, Co Dublin. Died. 04/05/1916 ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS

21788 Pte. Timothy O'Brien 9th Battalion,. He died 1 Feb 1917 and is buried in Bailleul Cemetary.

25838 Private Edward Harris 9th Battalion Son of Anne Harris, of Santry, Co. Dublin, and the late Charles Harris. E Company in 1916 and was killed (missing) 7th June 1917 aged 20. Menin Gate Memorial. His pay book from that time.Date of attestation 11-1-16.Was in Mullingar in 21-8-16 and seems to have been sent to France the following week and was there till 23-3-17when he came home for a week and was killed 7-6-17.The following officer have signed his pay book...
6/10/16 A R HUDSON 2nd Lt, 9/11/16 G B LONG Capt., 2/12/16 G HAMPSON 2nd Lt, 20/12/16 E R HURST 2nd Lt, 5/3/17 C MC ALLISTER 2nd Lt, 8/3/17 D G MOONEY 2nd Lt, 21/3/17 L J RICHARD 2nd Lt, 27/3/17 C MC ALLISTER 2nd Lt, 15/5/17 D G MOONEY 2nd Lt , 4/6/17 J HICKMAN 2nd Lt.

24444 Private James Rathband, 9th Battalion,, is listed as being only 16 years old, Killed in Action, 9 September 1916, aged 16. Pte. Rathband was one of 66 men of the RDF who fell in the attack on Ginchy on 09/09/1916.

List of those killed on 9/9/1916

2/Lt		        William 	Boyd  
Private	25143	James	Boylam  
Private	10876	Edward	Brown  
Private	18936	James	Burke  
L/Cpl	    23331	James	Byrne  
Private	8099	Michael	Byrne  
Private	18816	Joseph	Carter  
CSM	    27384	William 	Clee  
Private	24516	John	Connell  
Corporal	17817	Thomas	Connell  
L/Cpl	    15208	Joseph	Corrigan  
Private	24475	Dennis	Curran  
Private	26028	Michael	Curran  
Private	10271	John	Delaney  
Private	18131	Patrick	Dempsey  
Private	25852	John	Devlin  
L/Cpl	    13974	Michael	Donnelly  
Corporal	18036	Stephen	Dooner  
Sergeant	7450	Patrick	Elmur  
Corporal	24415	Joseph	Fitzpatrick  
Private	17402	Myles	Flood  
Private	17337	James	Forristal  
Private	25018	Michael	Gallagher  
Private	12899	Henry	Garland  
Private	17953	Albert	Goude  
Private	22996	Alexander	Gribben  
Private	22600	Frederick	Hegarty  
Private	17347	Patrick	Higgins  
Private	24597	Thomas	Jordan  
Private	25686	Peter	Kane  
Private	9574	Patrick	Keegan  
Private	19354	Peter	Keegan  
Private	15132	James	Kelly  
Lt		           Thomas	Kettle  
Private	5495	George	Kinahan  
Private	25013	Peter	Lawless  
Private	20471	Charles	Linton  
Corporal	17408	John	Maloney  
Private	27258	Thomas	McCormick  
Private	9441	Richard	McDermott  
Private	12811	Hugh	McPhail  
Sergeant	12781	Charles	Mills  
Private	19108	Thomas	Morgan  
Corporal	13386	Patrick	Murphy  
Captain		    William	Murphy  
Corporal	12966	John	Neary  
Private	13130	James	Nulty  
Private	8794	Martin	O'Brien  
L/Cpl	    9988	James	O'Callaghan  
Corporal	24814	Michael	O'Driscoll  
2/Lt		        Ernest	O'Kearney-White  
L/Cpl	    16153	James	O'Neill  
Private	21892	Patrick	Parr  
Sergeant	15893	John	Penny  
Private	21286	Patrick	Quigley  
Private	18977	James	Quinn  
Private	14610	Michael	Rafferty  
Private	24444	James	Rathband  
Private	13777	John	Rawson  
Corporal	14940	Ralph	Read  
Private	8302	Patrick	Redmond  
Private	15579	Peter	Tully  
2/Lt		        Thomas	Tyner  
2/Lt	          Arthur	Vigors  
Sergeant	15717	Edward	Wall  
Sergeant	10621	Jack	Wilson  

27247 Corporal Michael ARCHBOLD 9th Battalion, Born Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Resided Blackrock Enlisted Dublin Killed in action 16th August 1917 in France Awarded Military Medal.

19388 Private Thomas Ashe, 9th Battalion, Born Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Son of Thomas and Mary Ashe, of Darcystown, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin Enlisted Dublin Killed in action 30th November 1916 Age 19 Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

6410 Lance Corporal Charles AUTHORS 9th Battalion, Born Dublin Son of Mrs. Annie Authors, of 4, Waters Cottage, Golden Bridge, Inchicore, Dublin Enlisted Dublin Killed in action 23rd July 1916 Age 30 Loos Memorial

10957 Lance Corporal Christopher BAKER 9th Battalion,Resided Dublin Enlisted Naas Killed in action 16th August 1917

24470 Private Charles BARBER Born Dublin Husband of Annie Barber, of 123, "J" Block, Keogn Barracks, Dublin Enlisted Dublin 9th Battalion Killed in action 6th September 1916 Age 26 Thiepval Memorial

16106 Private Michael BENNETT 9th Battalion, Born Dublin Resided Dublin Enlisted Manchester Killed in action 27th April 1916

8528 Private James BLAKE 9th Battalion, Born Dublin Son of James Blake, of 20, Fingall St., Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Died of wounds 28th April 1916. Lillers Communal Cemetery - Pas De Calais

23182 Private David BOLAND 9th Battalion, Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin Killed in action 17th August 1917

9336 Lance Corporal Thomas BOLAND 9th Battalion, Born Dublin Son of Henry and Mary Boland, of Dublin Enlisted Dublin Killed in action 17th August 1917 Age 23 Tyne Cot Memorial -

27923 Private Edward BOLGER 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted DublinKilled in action 8th June 1917

12057 Private John BOLGER. 9th Battalion, Born Chapelizod, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Mary Bolger, of Lower Palmerstown, Chapelizod, Co. Dublin, and the late James Bolger.Died 18th March 1917. Age 33. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

16126 Private Edward BOYNE. Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Died of wounds. 9th June 1916

12533 Private Joseph BRADLEY Born Dublin. Son of Philip and Annie Bradley, of 11, Albert Place, York Rd., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Killed in action. 17th August 1917. Age 20. Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery

13448 Private Joseph BRADY. Born Dublin . Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Died of wounds.16th September 1916

22612 Private William BRADY. Born Rathmines, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Killed in action 6th September 1916

9097 Private John BRAY. Born Dublin. Son of John and Ann Bray, of 4, Grants Row, Dublin; husband of Minnie Bray, of 30, Wentworth Place, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Age 25. Tyne Cot Memorial

20035 Private John BRIEN. Born Dublin. Son of Christopher and Mary Brien, of Black Horse Lane, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. 9th Battalion. Died of wounds 7th September 1916. Age 48. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie

10876 Private Edward BROWN. 9th Battalion. Born Dublin. Son of Alexander and Mary Josephine Brown, of 44, St. Alban's Rd., Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action. 9th September 1916. Age 24. Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 - Somme

22827 Private Patrick BROWN. 9th Battalion Born Clane, Co. Kildare. Resided Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. . Killed in action 14th August 1916

18936 Private James BURKE. 9th Battalion. Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 9th September 1916

12258 Private Thomas BURKE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin.Killed in action 16th August 1917

15134 Private Thomas BURTON. 9th Battalion Born Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Resided Dun Laoghaire. Son of James Burton, of 55, Dominick St., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.. Killed in action 6th September 1916. Age 20. Thiepval Memorial

15547 Sergeant James BYRNE. 9th Battalion. Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Husband of Mary Byrne, of 70, Harty Place, Clanbrassil St., Dublin. Died 25th February 1915 at Home Age 48

19852 Private James BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 29th July 1916.

23331 Lance Corporal James BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Rathmines, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Martin and Kate Byrne, of 21, Gulistan Cottages, Rathmines, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Age 19. Thiepval Memorial

27294 Lance Sergeant James J. BYRNE. 9th Battalion. Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Byrne, of 17, Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview, Dublin. Killed in action 2nd September 1917. Age 20. Croisilles British Cemetery

12352 Private John BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 23rd April 1916

16047 Private Michael BYRNE 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 7th September 1916

8099 Private Michael BYRNE 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 9th September 1916

12298 Corporal Thomas BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Husband of Marcella Byrne, of 15, Maguinness Place, Great Brunswick St. Dublin. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Age 32. Dochy Farm New British Cemetery

12543 Private Thomas BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Annie Fitzsimons (formerly Byrne), of 3, Lower Kevin St., Dublin, and the late Thomas Byrne. Killed in action 10th January 1916. Age 29. Loos Memorial

15552 Corporal Thomas BYRNE. 9th Battalion Native of Clonskeagh, Co. Dublin. Resided Greenock. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Michael and Mary Byrne, of 67, Regent St., Greenock. Died of wounds 1st August 1916. Age 21. Bethune Town Cemetery

15601 Private Thomas BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Died of wounds 30th July 1916

21807 Sergeant Thomas BYRNE. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Died of wounds 29th November 1917

20025 Private James CAFFREY . 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 19th November 1916.

20592 Private Patrick CALLAGHAN 9th Battalion . Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Brother of David Callaghan, of Laureston, Killeck, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 1st August 1917. Age 30. (Menin Gate Memorial

26192 Private James CALLAN 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Resided Dublin. Enlisted Barrow. Son of James and Kate Callan, of 7, Upper Gloucester St., Dublin. Killed in action 25th February 1917. Age 20. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

9325 Private John CAMPBELL 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Patrick and Annie Campbell, of 8, Upper Gloucester St., Dublin. Killed in action 7th June 1917. Age 21. Menin Gate Memorial

13232 Private Alexander CANTY 9th Battalion Born Dublin Resided Mossend. Enlisted Uddingston. Killed in action 7th September 1916

12213 Private Joseph CAROLAN. 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Son of James and Margaret Carolan, of Dublin; husband of Elizabeth Carolan, of 61, Bridgefoot St., Dublin. Died of wounds 11th September 1916. Age 24. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie

22138 Corporal John CARROLL 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Chapelizod, Co. Dublin. Only son of Patrick and the late Mary Carroll, of Dublin. Died 13th June 1916 at home buried Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery - Yorkshire. Age 38

11787 Corporal Laurence CARROLL 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 16th August 1917

18816 Private Joseph CARTER 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 9th September 1916

22374 Private Patrick CARTON 9th Battalion Born Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Resided Blackrock. Enlisted Dun Laoghaire. Son of William and Jane Carton, of 12, Brookfield Buildings, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 9th June 1917. Age 31. Menin Gate Memorial

21666 Private James CATLIN 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Christopher and Elisabeth Catlin, of 4, Lower Gloucester St., Dublin; husband of Ellen Gill (formerly Catlin), of 10, Upper Gloucester St., Dublin. Killed in action 6th September 1916. Age 25. Thiepval Memorial

15079 Private William CHAMPMAN 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 6th April 1916

23865 Lance Sergeant Thomas COFFEY 9th Battalion Born Cabinteely, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Resided Dun Laoghaire. Son of Edward and Mary Coffey, of 1, Charlemont Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin; husband of the late Annie Coffey. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Age 30. Tyne Cot Memorial

15784 Private Bernard Colgan 9th Battalion died 24/4/1916. Bernard Colgan born in Dublin 1880 According to his medal card he was killed in action on the 21st April 1916. He enlisted in Dublin in 1915. He was 36 (38 CWGC records) when he was killed. He left a widow Ellen and two children John aged 7 and Mary aged 5, that is their probable ages, they lived in 2 Ormond Market, Dublin. He entered the theatre of war in France on the 19th of December 1915. Son of John and Margaret Colgan, of Dublin; The photograph was then by The Franco Art Co they had various address in Dublin. Buried Bois-Carre Military Cemetery

20017 Private John Joseph CONNELL 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Son of John Connell, of IO, De Courcy Square, Glasneve, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 6th September 1916. Age 21. Thiepval Memorial

12893 Private GeorgeCONNOR. 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Mrs. R. Connor, of 6, Granby Place, Parnell Square, Dublin. Died of wounds 15th May 1916. Age 21. Bethune Town Cemetery

18272 Corporal Patrick CONWAY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Resided Dun Laoghaire. Born Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Died of wounds 28th April 1916.

9408 Private Patrick CONWAY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Killed in action 31st July 1916

21441 Private James COOLING 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Husband of Mrs. E. Cooling, of 7, Verschoyle Place, Lower Mount St., Dublin. Died of wounds 12th September 1916. Age 37. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

15208 Lance Corporal Joseph CORRIGAN. Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. 9th Battalion. Killed in action 9th September 1916.

25569 Private Patrick COSTELLO 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Killed in action. 12th February 1917

18491 Private William CRAIG 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Chapelizod, Co. Dublin Killed in action 6th September 1916

22847 Private Patrick CULLEN. 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Killed in action 16th August 1917

8769 Private Daniel DALY. 9th Battalion. Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Died of wounds. 24th August 1917

19250 Private James DALY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Son of Peter and Ellen Daly; husband of Jane Daly, of 6, Phillip's Cottages, Dean's Grange, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Died of wounds 10th August 1916. Age 34 . Chocques Military Cemetery

12755 Private John DALY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Killed in action 17th August 1917

13768 Private Nicholas DAREY. 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Killed in action 4th June 1916

19251 Private Joseph DEEGAN 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Fairview, Co. Dublin. Son of Andrew Deegan, of Donnycarney, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 18th July 1916. Age 27. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension

15548 Corporal Daniel DEMPSEY 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin. Died 22nd January 1915. Home

13692 Private James DEMPSEY. 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Son of Patrick Dempsey, of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Father of Mrs. Margaret Furey, of 2, Eugene St., Dublin. Killed in action 31st March 1916. Age 38. Bois-Carre Military Cemetery

26657 Private James DIGNAM 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Killed in action. 22nd January 1917

22616 Private John DILLON 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dublin. Killed in action 27th April 1916

27069 Private Terence DOHERTY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Resided Swords. Born Swords, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 17th August 1917

26586 Private Thomas DOHERTY 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin. Born Dunsany, Co. Meath. Resided Clavanstown, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 3rd September 1917.

15151 Private John DONNELLY, 9th Battalion Born Dublin Enlisted Dublin, Killed in action 2nd December 1916

23924 Private Joseph Michael DONOHOE 9th Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Killed in action 10th August 1917

18036 Corporal Stephen DOONER 9th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Resided Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Son of Rose Dooner, of 22, James Avenue, Clonliffe Rd., Dublin, and the late James Dooner. Killed in action 9th September 1916. Age 21. Thiepval Memorial

11290 Sergeant Francis DORAN 9th Battalion Enlisted Maryborough. Resided Monkstown. Born Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 1st March 1917.

25143 BOYLAN, Private James, 9th Battalion. b. Barony, Lanark, e. Edinburgh, 25143, , Killed in action, F, 09/09/16,

10876 Private Edward BROWN 9th Battalion b. Dublin, e. Dublin, PRIVATE, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

27384 C.S.M William Arthur CLEE, 9th Battalion .b. Fenton, Staffs, e. Nottingham, r. Melton,, ., Killed in action, France & Flanders,
09/09/16, FORMERLY 2150, 12TH LANCERS.

24516 Private John CONNELL, 9th Battalion b. Inniscara, Co. Cork, e. Cork, PRIVATE, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

17817 Corporal Thomas CONNELL, 9th Battalion., b. Athy, Co. Kildare, e. Naas, r. Athy,, CPL., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

24475 Private Dennis CURRAN, 9th Battalion b. Donegal, e. Denny, r. Tullaghbegley, Co. Donegal, , Killed in action, France& Flanders, 09/09/16,

26028 Private Michael CURRAN, 9th Battalion b. Fethard, Co. Tipperary, e. Fethard, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

10271 Private John DELANEY, 9th Battalion. b. Athy, Co. Kildare, e. Athy, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

18131 Private Patrick DEMPSEY, 9th Battalion b. St. Mary's, Co. Meath, e. Drogheda, , Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

25852 Private John DEVLIN, 9th Battalion. b. Leith, Midlothian, e. Leith, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

13974 L/Cpl Michael DONNELLY, 9th Battalion. b. Worcester, e. Cardiff, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

7450, Sergeant Patrick ELMUR, 9th Battalion, b. Dublin, e. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

24415 Corporal Joseph FITZPATRICK, 9th Battalion b. Dublin, e. Dublin, , Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

17402 Private Myles FLOOD, 9th Battalion b. Carlow, e. Naas, r. Borris, Co. Carlow, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

17337 Private James FORRISTAL, 9th Battalion.b. Dublin, e. Dublin,, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

25018 Private Michael GALLAGHER, 9th Battalion. b. Mulrany, Co. Mayo, e. Paisley, , Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

12899 Private Henry GARLAND, 9th Battalion. b. Bedford, e. Dublin, , Died of wounds, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

17953 Private Albert GOUDE, 9th Battalion. b. Wimbledon, Surrey, e. Shepherds Bush, Middx., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

22996 Private Alexander GRIBBEN, 9th Battalion. b. Dalziel, Lanark, e. Hamilton, r. Craigneuk, PRIVATE, Died of wounds, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

17347 Private Patrick ,HIGGINS, 9th Battalion. b. Foxford, Co. Mayo, e. Rochdale, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

24597 Private Thomas JORDAN, 9th Battalion, b. Rathnew, Co. Wicklow, e. Wicklow, r. Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

25686 Private Peter KANE, 9th Battalion. b. Mylerstown, Co. Kildare, e. Naas, r. Mylerstown,, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,,

9574 Private Keegan, Patrick. 9th Battalion b. Kingstown, Co. Dublin, e. Dublin, r. Kingstown, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

19354, Private Peter KEEGAN, 9th Battalion. b. Inchicore, Dublin, e. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

15132 Private James KELLY, 9th Battalion. b. Newtown, Co. Wicklow, e. Dublin, r. Kildrain, Co. Wicklow, Died of wounds, France& Flanders, 09/09/16

5495 Private Gregory KINAHAN, 9th Battalion. b. Geashill, King's Co., e. Naas, r. Kildare, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

25013 Private Peter LAWLESS, 9th Battalion b. Wicklow, e. Wicklow, r. Kilbride, Co. Wicklow, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

20471 Private Clarles LINTON, 9th Battalion.b. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, e. Blackrock,,Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

17408 Corporal John Thomas MALONEY, 9th Battalion. b. Dublin, e. Cardiff, , CPL., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

27258 Private Thomas MCCORMICK, 9th Battalion. b. Bray, Co. Wicklow, e. Bray, ,Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

9441 Private McDermott, Richard 9th Battalion b. Dublin, e. Dublin, PRIVATE, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

12811 Private Hugh MCPHAIL,9th Battalion., b. Falkirk, Stirling, e. Falkirk, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

12781 Sergeant Charles MILLS, 9th Battalion. b. Dublin, e. Dublin, , Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

19108, Private Thomas MORGAN, 9th Battalion, b. Dublin, e. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

13386 Corporal Patrick Murphy, 9th Battalion , b. Bray, Co. Wicklow, e. Kilsyth, r. Bray, killed 9/9/1916 aged 42 TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

12966 Corporal John Thomas NEARY, 9th Battalion. b. Castlebar, Co. Mayo, e. St. Helens, r. Castlebar, , CPL., Killed in action, France& Flanders, 09/09/16,

8794 Private O'Brien, Martin 9th Battalion b. Donnybrook, Co. Dublin, e. Dundrum, Co. Dublin, r. Dublin,, PRIVATE, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16, .

9988 L/Cpl O'Callaghan, James. 9th Battalion .b. Dublin, e. Dublin,Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

24814 Corporal Michael O'DRISCOLL, 9th Battalion b. Oswaldtwistle, Lancs, e. Burnley, r. Church, Lancs, Killed in action, France& Flanders, 09/09/16,

16153 L/Cpl James O'NEILL, 9th Battalion. b. Edinburgh, e. Edinburgh, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

21892 Private Patrick PARR, 9th Battalion b. Carlow, e. Carlow, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16, FORMERLY 44246, R.G.A.

15893 Sergeant John PENNY, 9th Battalion b. Lambeth, Middx., e. Finsbury Bks, Middx., r. Leyton, Essex,, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16 .

21286, Private Patrick QUIGLEY, 9th Battalion b. Cahir, Co. Tipperary, e. Cahir, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

18977 Private James QUINN, 9th Battalion b. Ardee, Co. Louth, e. Ardee, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

14610, Private Michael RAFFERTY, 9th Battalion. b. Dublin, e. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

13777 Private John RAWSON, 9th Battalion, b. Dublin, e. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

14940 Corporal Ralph READ, 9th Battalion, b. Downton, Wilts, e. Salisbury, , CPL., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16, FORMERLY 12140, WILTS REGT.

8302 Private Redmond, Patrick 9th Battalion.b. Tyrone, e. Dublin, r. Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, Killed in action, France & Flanders 09/09/16

15579 Private John SHANNON, 9th Battalion b. Sandycove, Co. Dublin, e. Dublin, r. Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

21443 Private Peter TULLY, 9th Battalion. b. Virginia, Co. Cavan, e. Dublin, r. Virginia, , Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

15717 Sergeant Edward WALL, 9th Battalion. b. Tullow, Co. Carlow, e. Dublin, r. Carlow, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,

10621 Sergeant Jack WILSON, 9th Battalion. b. Newbury, Berks, e. Portsmouth, r. Newbury, Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16

12005. L/Cpl William Taylor HARTE 9th Battalion KIA 21/08/16 aged 35. Buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery, France.

24693 Private Christopher Mitchell 9th Battalion died 06/09/1916 Thiepval Memorial

8477 Private Pender, Joseph 9th Battalion In 1996 members of a Dublin Corporation house maintenance team were clearing out a derelict house in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Among the rubbish they found in the attic was a British army death certificate and a press cutting regarding a Pte Joseph Pender,. The date on the death cert was April 27 1916, the date of the gas attack at Hulluch. Joseph was 17 when he died. So too was Pte Paddy Byrne from 19 Summerhill in Dublin, who died alongside him.

20768,CLARKE, ROBERT, Signaller,9th Battalion, eldest son of the late Rev. Samuel Boyce Clarke, of The Manse, Cairncastle, co. Antrim, by his wife. Mary, dau. of Edmiuid Belton Roberts; b. Cairncastle aforesaid, 29 Jime. 1898 ; educ. Larnc Grammar Seliool ; joined the Mechanical Transport 18 Oct. 1916 ; transferrcd from London to Edinburgh Training School in Jan. 1917. being sent to join the Royal Dublin Fasilicrs at Cork in April : served with the Expeditionary Force iu France and Flanders from Sept., and died in No. 43 Casualty Clearing Station 25 Oct. 1917, from blood poisoning :

19894.Company Sergeant Major D DOYLE,, 9th Battalion . died 2nd June 1917. Husband of M DOYLE, of 110 Summerhill, Dublin, III.C.14. LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY - Poperinge, West - Vlaanderen

24912 DOYLE, Private, JAMES 9th Battalion died 16th August 1917. Age 25. Son of George Doyle.

13781 DOYLE, Private, PETER,. "D" Coy. 9th Battalion,. 16th August 1917. Age 32. Son of Sarah DOYLE, of Ball Alley, Wicklow, and the late John DOYLE.

14033.DOYLE, Serjeant, J, 9th Battalion died 16th April 1916.

7600 DOYLE, Private PATRICK 9th Battalion died 15th May 1916. Age 22. Son of Patrick; husband of Catherine Dulelin (formerly Doyle), of 19 Summerhill, Dublin.

24595 Private H DOYLE,. 9th Battalion . Died 21st September 1917.

40798 Private John Ernest BOOTH 9th Battalion Husband of Muriel Jessie Booth, of 70 Wolverhampton Road, Heath Town, Wolverhampton. Died - 17 August, 1917. Aged - 32. Memorial - Tyne Cot Memorial - Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

17729 Private Christopher Meagan, 9th Battalion died of wounds born and enlisted of Rathdrum Co. Wicklow, enlisted in Arklow. Died of wounds 16 Sep 1916

8622 Lance Corporal, Terence Gallagher, 9th Battalion died 14 May 1916. Age 20. Son of Bernard and Bridget Gallagher, of 63, Bridgefoot St., Dublin.

14559 Lance Corporal, John GALLAGHER, 8th Battalion Died 7 September 1916. Age 44. Husband of Mary Gallagher, of 13, St. Augustine St., Dublin.

15344 Colour Sergeant William G. Bastin, 9th Battalion, later Colour Sergeant (service no. 26622) of the 7th Bn. Royal Irish Regiment. His first commendation for bravery was awarded while the 9th Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, as part of the 16th (Irish) Division, were preparing for the Battle of Langemarck (commenced 16th August 1917). This letter was apparently written while the battalion was resting: the 16th Division had suffered so many casualties from the Spring Offensives that it had to be returned to England on 18th June 1918 for a thorough rest and refit. It is to his sister Mabel - written from a French farmhouse in May 1918. He is also mentioned in a later dispatch from Field Marshall Haig on 16th March 1919 as then being in the 7th Batallion of the Royal Irish Regiment.

8th Bn, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers merged and became 8/9th Bn 24 October 1917. Surplus troops went to 10th Bn. Disbanded 10 February 1918, troops went to 1st Bn
9th Bn, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers amalgamated into 8/9 Bn 24 October 1917