17005 Private William CUNNIAM 10th Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Son of Christopher Cunniam, of 130, Francis St., Dublin. Killed in action 6th February 1917. Age 22 Thiepval Memorial
17006 Private John DILLON 8th Battalion Born Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Resided Rathfarnham. Son of James and Mary Dillon, of 3, Reilly's Cottages, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 9th January 1916. Age 37. Loos Memorial
17074 Private J Murray, 1st Battalion (enlisted from Blackburn) Awarded MM in 1919. London Gazette 17 June 1919
17219 Cpl Henry A KAVANAGH 7th Battalion Killed in action Salonica 23 Sept 1916. Silver War Medal. Whilst the battalion was being formed, one company, D Company, was reserved exclusively for recruits from an organisation knows as the Irish Rugby Football Union Volunteers, the men of D Company thus coming almost exclusively from a rugby playing background. When the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers landed at Suvla Bay on 7th August 1915, D Company comprised some 286 officers and men. But by the time the battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli on 30th September 1915 only 79 men from D Company were still standing, the remainder either having been killed, wounded or taken prisoner of war. Corporal Henry Kavanagh was among the 79 who survived the campaign unscathed to be evacuated. Unlike most of the other surviving D Company men, many of whom were subsequently commissioned and transferred to other regiments, Henry Kavanagh continued to serve with the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and was killed in action in Salonika on 23rd September 1916, during the battle of the Struma River.
17237 Private Charles McEvoy, born in c. 1890 in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, According to his medal record he fought in France from December 1915 onwards. He was a Private and from his dates of deployment date, I surmise that he was either part of the 8th or 9th of the RDF's. He survived the war and lived until the late 1940's
17298 L/Cpl P J Maher 2nd Battalion enlisted from Moate Awarded MM. London Gazette 17 June 1919, I think for MM
17337 Private James FORRISTAL, 9th Battalion.b. Dublin, e. Dublin,, Killed in action, 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,
17392 Private Michael Francis O'Donnell 7th Battalion born September 26 1886, enlisted November 1914. Resided at 47 Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. promoted to Lance-Sergeant and went overseas in June 1915. Suvla Bay on August 7 1915. promoted Sergeant and served in Gallipoli, Serbia and Salonika. He returned home joining the 7th Officers Cadet Battalion at Moore Park, Fermoy, Co. Cork. After training he was gazetted as Second Lieutenant to the 11th Battalion in April 20 1917. In June he was send overseas to France attached to the 8th Battalion and was in action at the Third Battle of Ypres. July 31 1917 he received his first wound. Four days later, he was taken to a casualty clearing station near Habile where he received treatment for the next ten days. He returned to action at Friezenburg Ridge (Ypres) . Transferred to the 2nd Battalion. He was attached to Y Company of the 1st Battalion. He won his 3 MCs over a short space of tme after this. He was invalided from the Army on July 27 1919, with the rank of Lieutenant
17393 Sergeant George Gallagher 10th Battalion. Born Dublin. Residence Dublin. Killed in action 28 Apr 1917 Age 19. Son of Kate Gallagher, of 25, Library Rd., Kingstown, Co. Dublin, and the late James Gallagher.
17402 Private Myles FLOOD, 9th Battalion b. Carlow, e. Naas, r. Borris, Co. Carlow, 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,
17413 Sergeant Robert Roddick 10th Battalion. Born Dublin. Resided Dublin. Killed in action 4 Nov 1916
17432 Private J E BAMBER, 1st Battalion. Three: 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. Born 16/6/1890, James Edward Bamber enlisted into the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers prior to the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. He first saw active service during WW1 in the Balkans, entering that theatre of operations on 13/5/1915. The 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers had previously landed at Helles at V beach from the River Clyde on 25/4/1915. During the landing and initial operations, 25/4/1915 to 30/4/1915, the 1st Dublins lost a total of 10 officers and 153 other ranks killed, 13 officers and 329 other ranks wounded and 21 other ranks missing, with the result that, by 30/4/1915 all that remained in the field of the original battalion, was one officer and 374 other ranks (the battalion had been 901 strong when landing from the River Clyde). The casualties were so overwhelming that the decision was taken to amalgamate the 1st Dublins with the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, who has also suffered enormous casualties, on 30/4/1915, the composite battalion being known as the "Dubsters". Since Bamber did not take part in the initial landing and operations, he would undoubtedly been among what the battalion history, Neil's Bluecaps, describes as the "scanty reinforcements" that reached the 1st Dublins at Helles, comprising 3 officers, 1 sergeant, 2 corporals and 43 privates from the battalion reserves at Mudros, along with another officer from the 3rd Dublins and 4 officers from the 9th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry, a total reinforcement of just 54 officers and men. After receiving these meagre reinforcements, the 1st Dublins was reconstituted as a separate unit, on 19/5/1915, just six days after Private Bamber landed at Gallipoli. Private Bamber was killed in action just six weeks later, on 29/6/1915, the second day of the Battle of Gully Ravine (the action at Gully Ravine commencing on 28/6/1915 and ending on 2/7/1915). During the battle of Gully Ravine, General Hunter-Weston attempted to advance north along the western Gallipoli coastline, and thereby shorten the line of the salient at the centre of his front line. Though the initial attack took all its objectives on 28/6/1915, on the two following nights the Turks launched concerted counter-attacks during which the 1st Dublins suffered enormous casualties, the battalion losing on 28th - 29th June 236 officers and men killed, wounded and missing. Major-General (later Lieutenant-General Sir) Aylmer Hunter-Weston commanded the 29th Division during the landings at Cape Helles, Gallipoli 25/4/1915 and subsequently commanded the 8th Army Corps in the Dardanelles. Many historians blame him for the enormous casualties suffered by the various units under his command in the Cape Helles sector of the Gallipoli campaign. Known to history as the "Butcher of the Dardanelles", he drove those under his command relentlessly. L.A. Carlyon in his history of the campaign "Gallipoli", describes him as "a man who was without pity, whose idea of leadership was to push men hard, then harder and harder still, until eventually they broke. Here was a man who, like France's General Foch, believed in attack, as if the machine-gun had never been invented." Eventually, the campaign broke Hunter-Weston himself, and he evacuated himself from the peninsula in July 1915, walking away from those under his command. There was no such easy escape for those he had commanded. As Carlyon notes, by the time he left the battlefield he "had butchered every division he had been given". (Army Form B104/82) dated 21/7/1915 notifying Private Bamber's family that he had been "killed in action"; a letter from the War Office (Effects Form no. 45, W.G.), dated 2/8/1919, confirming that Private Bamber's War Gratuity of £3 would be paid out to his father, Mr T. Bamber; the letter of transmission that accompanied Bamber's 1914-15 Star dated 4/10/1921, signed by Major J.H. Wood of the Infantry Records Department, Dublin; a postcard postmarked 18/8/1922, addressed to Mr J. Bamber, requesting that he confirm the correct address to which Private Bamber's BWM and Victory Medal were to be dispatched; the letter of transmission that accompanied Private Bamber's BWM and Victory Medals, dated 29/8/1922, signed by Colonel R.G. Hely-Hutchinson; a letter from the Imperial War Graves Commission, dated 25/1/1927, acknowledging receipt of 3 shillings in payment for a copy of the "Register of the Cape Helles Memorial" part 2. Group also accompanied by a photograph of the section of the Cape Helles Memorial on which Private Bamber's name is engraved, along with an original copy of Private Bamber's birth certificate. The Colonel R.G. Hely-Hutchinson who signed the transmission letter of August 1922 would be Colonel Richard George Hely-Hutchinson, Royal Fusiliers, son of John Hely-Hutchinson of Seafield and Lissenhall, Co. Dublin (details of this family from Burke's Irish Landed Gentry also accompany group). Colonel Hely-Hutchinson saw active service during WW1, DSO (London Gazette 22/6/1915), 1914 Star trio.
17439 Private John BURKE 6th Battalion Husband of Rachel Burke, of 85, Brackley St., Farnworth, Bolton. died 08/10/1918 Age: 36 Prospect Hill Cemetery
17500 Private John Snowball,POW
17547 Private P Byrne,, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Reported wounded, November 4, 1916. Born Naas.
17565 Private Joseph CONWAY 1st Battalion Enlisted London. Resided Dublin. Born Cork. Son of Mary Conway, of 18, Emerald St., North Wall, Dublin. Died of wounds 1st July 1915. Age 24. Gallipoli. Helles Memorial.
17614 Pte Thomas Shannon 1st battalion R.D.F., killed at Gallipoli on the 12/7/1915.
17666 Private Thomas Boyd Medal Card
17675 Pte James Ryan and is commemorated at the Pozieres Memorial.
17694 Private Herbert Charles Leech 10th Battalion. Born Portobello, Dublin. Residence Dublin. Killed in action 14 Oct 1916
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
17738 Private James BYRNE. 1st Battalion Born Templeogue, Dublin. Enlisted Coatbridge Killed in action 22nd December 1915. Gallipoli
17764 Private Bernard DALY 1st Battalion Resided Cloghran, Co. Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Mrs. Margaret Daly, of Coultry, Cloghran, Co. Dublin. Killed in action 29th June 1915. Age 25 Gallipoli. Helles Memorial.
17784 Private John Leonard Moran 2nd Battalion Prisoner of War by 1916. Born Naas. Also in WO161 (also transcribed as 17734)
17811 Private James Langtry 10th Battalion. Born Anegh, Down. Resided Nottingham. DCM. Killed in action 23 May 1917
17817 Corporal Thomas CONNELL, 9th Battalion., b. Athy, Co. Kildare, e. Naas, r. Athy,, CPL., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16,
17827 Allan C Connell was a student at the Royal Hibernian military school I have found his listing there on the honor roll. I then looked at the medal card index for this number and found a James Harold Livingstone (I know he used this name because it states in his will, aka James Harold livingstone)
17838 Private Danial McDonald discharged woounded on Medal Card
17856 Private Michael Boyd Medal card
17861 Private Patrick BRADY 1st Battalion Born Dundrum, Co. Dublin, Resided Dundrum. Enlisted Dublin.. Son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Brady, of Windy Arbour, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. Died 19th April 1917. Arras Memorial
17864 Private Edward CONNELL 2nd Battalion Born Blanchardstown, Dublin. Resided Blanchardstown. Enlisted Warrington. Killed in action 16th October 1916.
17898 Private James COONEY. 1st Battalion Enlisted Dublin Born Dublin. Son of Mrs. Catherine Cooney, of 6, Lower Rutland St. Dublin. Killed in action 4th November 1915. Gallipoli Age 21. Azmak Cemetery, Suvla
17953 Private Albert GOUDE, 9th Battalion. b. Wimbledon, Surrey, e. Shepherds Bush, Middx., Killed in action, France & Flanders, 09/09/16
17962 Private JEREMIAH COSGRAVE, 2nd Battalion., died age 32 on 16 August 1917
17964.Private A Dooge, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Reported wounded October 28, 1916. Born Athy.
17984 Private P. Campbell of the 2nd Battalion has the same regimental number as Private John O’Brien of the same battalion. This is explained by the fact that Campbell served and died of wounds on 15 October 1916 under the alias of ‘John O’Brien’.
17391 Private Edward Bourke, Medal Card
17997 Pte. James Maguire 2nd Battalion . From reading previous posts on the forum, I found out how to find his name on the medal roll in the National Archives. That tells me that he served in the Balkans and the date of entry on the medal roll is 15/7/1915. I have some POW postcards from him, that he sent my grandmother from Lindburg POW camp