40024 Private James Leslie served with the RDF during WW1. He was awarded the Military Medal - for gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on 14th October 1918 near Ledeghem. I have the original document from the field signed by the Major General Commanding 29th Division. I believe he may have been involved in one of the incidents for which Private Martin Moffat and Sargeant John O'Neill (Leinster Regiment) were awarded the Victoria Cross. Both these incidents happened on 14th October near Ledeghem. Is there any way of substantiating whether James Leslie did indeed take part in these incidents? The award of a Bar to the Military Medal was published in the Supplement to the Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette 17th June 1919.

40061 Private William Bourke Medal card

40083 Private William Humphreys 1st Battalion Son of John and Ann Humphreys, of 123, North Rd., Porth (Rhondda), Glam. died 24/4/1917. age 23 Arras Memorial.

40110 Private Thomas BROWN. 1st Battalion. Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Killed in action 4th September 1918

40123.DOYLE, Private MARTIN, 1st Battalion. Died 5th October 1917. Age 19. Son of Patrick and Mary DOYLE, of Yuletown, Ballycogley, Co. Wexford.

40126 Private Michael McCarthy 2nd Battalion b1893 also Private 7057, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers Private 40126, Son of Mrs. Kate McCarthy, of Churchtown, Buttevant, Co. Cork. Died Saturday, 19th October 1918, aged 25. From wounds received during the Battle of the River Selle, near Le Cateau, France. Born in Churchtown and raised in the first house to the right of the Pound Corner in the village, he enlisted at Mallow in the 2nd Battalion., Royal Munster Fusiliers. He later served with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Roisel is a small town 11 kilometres east of Peronne. It was occupied by British troops in April, 1917, recaptured by the Germans on 22nd March, 1918 and finally retaken by the British in the following September. Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, which was begun by German troops, was developed in October and November, 1918, by the 41st, 48th, 53rd and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations, and it was completed after the Armistice by the concentration of British and German graves from the country North, East and South of Roisel. There are now over 850, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

40133 Private Herbert Abbott. 144, Orwell Street, Grimsby

40199 Private William Dawson killed on 27th Septemebr 1918. And also served in Lincolnshire Regiment 203169 Private Royal and Royal Irish Regiment 18368 Private

40241 Private John Samuel CARTER MM, 1st Battalion, Dow 18-4-17. Formerly 20737 Norfolk Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Son of John Samuel Carter, of Bristol. Husband of Grace Carter, 64 Colville Road, Wisbech. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais.

40272 Private Parker, Patrick. 1st Battalion; died of wounds, France, August 10th, 1917; born Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Enlisted originally with Munsters

40323 Private John J. CARTER 10th Battalion Born Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Son of Joseph and Julia Mary Carter, of 12, Golden Lane, Dublin. Formerly 7710 Connaught Rangers. Killed in action 28th April 1917. Age 19. Arras Memorial

40331 Private Patrick Joyce 10th Battalion. Formerly 5502, Connaught Rangers. Born Athlone, Westmeath. Residence Athlone. Enlisted Mountrath, Queen's Co. Killed in action 24 Apr 1917

40336 Private Frank Nixon 10th Battalion. Formerly 14901, York & Lancs. Regt. Born Eastwood, Yorks. Resided Rotherham. Killed in action 28 Apr 1917

40346 Private Thomas Keilthy 10th Battalion. Formerly 8089, R. Ir. Regt. Born Wexford. Resided New Ross, Wexford . Killed in action 28 Apr 1917

40422 Private Stephen Byrne 1 Company 1st Battalion age 30 aged 30, executed on Sunday 28th October 1917. (Served as M. Monaghan). Brother of Thomas Byrne, of 32, Usher's Quay, Dublin.

40457 Private Henry George Wond 10th Battalion. Formerly 11083, King's Liverpool Regt. Born Bermondsey, Middx. Residence Warley. Enlisted Falkirk. Killed in action 24 May 1917

40552 Private T DISHELL 4th Battalion Son of Thomas and Catherine Dishell, of Ballyconneely, Co. Galway.Died age 30 on 06/05/1918 Probably a POW from where buried

40594 L/Corporal Edgar Percy Gough 10th Battalion. Formerly 23473, Hampshire Regt. Born Wield, Hants. Residence Alton. Enlisted Alresford, Hants. Died of wounds 1 Apr 1918.

40662 Lance Corporal Henry Butterworth. Royal Dublin Fusiliers transf. to (396236) Labour Corps Husband of E. Thompson (formerly Butterworth), of 41, Cardiff St. Wolverhampton, Staffs.. Died - 11 February, 1919. Aged - 29. Memorial - Bridgnorth Cemetry - Shropshire, United Kingdom. 336

40709 Private Henry E. Carey 10th Battalion. Formerly 42877, K.L. Regt. Born Liverpool. Resided Liverpool. Died of wounds 23 Jul 1917

40725 Private Patrick Tully 10th Battalion. Formerly 39075, K.L.R. Born Liverpool. Resided Liverpool. Died of wounds 19 Jul 1917

40727 Private William Henry Wilkinson 10th Battalion. Formerly 23363, K.O.R.L. Regt. Born Gt. Harwood, Lancs. Resided Blackburn. Enlisted Gt. Harwood. Killed in action 2 Nov 1917.

40733 Private Matthew Taylor 10th Battalion. Formerly 32043, L. Nth. Lancs Regt. Born Kearsley, Nr. Bolton. Residence Bolton. Killed in action 13 Jul 1917

40734 Private Ernest Ruscoe 10th Battalion. Formerly 32675, L.N. Lancs Regt. Born Little Hulton, Lancs. Residence Little Hulton. Killed in action 30 Nov 1917

40746 Robert McDermott,1st Battalion; sw to the neck at Ledegem in October 1918, also served in Royal Irish Regt

40758 Private Charles Henry Burrell 154 Heneage Rd. Grimsby 40760 Private Francis Pumford 10th Battalion. Formerly 43739, R.W. Fus. Born Trowbridge, Salop. Residence Ruabon. Enlisted Rhondda, Glam Killed in action 13 Jul 1917

40780 L/Corporal Thomas Francis Wood 10th Battalion. Formerly 33009, Nth. Staff Regt. Born Clerkenwell, Middx. Residence Hanley. Killed in action 20 Nov 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.

40916 Private Joseph Corry,Medal card

40918 Private J SULLIVAN 1st Battalion. age 21. 05/10/1917. Brother of J. O. Sullivan, Sub-Condr Indian Army Ordnance Corps, The Arsenal, Quetta, India. Poelcapelle British Cemetery

40937 Private Thomas Smith 10th Battalion. Formerly 37209, E. Lancs Regt. Born Blackburn. Resided Blackburn. Killed in action 30 Nov 1917

40955 Private John Stanley Allen 1st Battalion.Y Company. died 06/10/1917 Born: Raunds, Northamptonshire on the 29th April 1898. Enlisted: Kettering, Northamptonshire. Residence: Wellingbourgh, Northamptonshire. Died of Wounds F/F Note: Formerly 272825; Army Service Corps. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Allen, of 2, Sackville St., Raunds, Wellingborough. Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Before joining up he worked in the boot and shoe trade being employed by Tebbutt & Hall Brothers. He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave reference VII.G.10. He was awarded the British War and Victory medals.

40964 Lance Corporal Albert CARNELL 1st Battalion.from the Walsall RoH is , buried in Unicorn Cemetery, died 26/12/1917

40976 James Freer 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers Killed in Action 29/9/1918 )enlisted in Leicester, and formerly in Leicester Rgt)

41058 Private James Daly POW 2nd Battalion

41209 Private Edward James Pole Formerly 37469, Hants Regt 10th Battalion. Born Portsmouth. Resided Portsmouth. Enlisted Swansea.

41210 Private Arthur Smith 10th Battalion. Formerly 38191, Hants Regt. Born Kidderminster. Resided Kidderminster. Killed in action 23 Aug 1918

41340 Private Samuel Nicholas TIPPETT, 2nd Battalion Two: British War and Victory Medals, who was killed in action on 17th October 1918. Born in Giveren, Cornwall, he enlisted at Camborne (Praze), and had formerly seen service as in the Royal Artillery. The son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Tippett, of Wheal Clowance, Praze, Cornwall, he was 21 years of age at the time of his death, and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau,. On 17th October 1918 the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers formed part of 149th Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division. Private Tippett was killed in action during the final advance in Picardy and would be a Battle of the Selle, 17th - 18th October 1918, casualty. At 6.30am on the morning of 17th October 1918 the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers crossed the river Selle, one company by a bridge that had been constructed for the purpose, and three companies by fords. They were almost immediately met by heavy machine gun fire, which caused a number of casualties. Having successfully crossed the river, the 2nd Dublins, along with other battalions of the 149th Brigade, launched a concerted attack on the German front line, with three battalions in line, the 2nd Dublins in the centre, with the Scottish Horse on their left and the 3rd Royal Fusiliers on their right. The attack was held up by stiff German resistance, and confusion reigned after two heavy German counter-attacks. By this stage the 2nd Dublins, along with the 1st Yorkshire Light Infantry and the 2nd Munsters, held a line between an orchard and some brickworks. The whole line was then firmly established, and by 8pm the brickworks had been captured, although heavy fighting continued throughout the night.

 

41358 Cyril AS Cullum , Medal card shows enlisted 29 Jun 1916, discharged with sickness on 14 May 1919