IRWIN -- March 24, 1916, at 22 Wilmont Terrace, Lisburn Road, Belfast, the wife (nee Ruth Ramsay) of Captain C. Irwin, 1/7th Cheshires, of a daughter.
SHAW--ADAMS -- March 22, 1916, at Balmoral Methodist Church, by the Rev. T.E. Gibson, assisted by the Rev. Jas. Haire, M.A., B.D., Malone Presbyterian Church, Ernest Hunter Shaw, Second Lieutenant 5th Service Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, only son of Mr. Joseph Shaw and Mrs. Shaw, "Strathavon," Balmoral, and "Loreto," Ward Avenue, Bangor, to Gertrude, eldest daughter of Mr. Alfred E. Adams and Mrs. Adams, "Annetta." Myrtlefield Park, Belfast.
BOLTON -- March 27, 1916, at the County Antrim Infirmary, John English Bolton (late of Ballinderry). Funeral from his late residence, Hillmount, Lisburn, for interment in Middle Churchyard, Ballinderry, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m.
OAK MASONIC LODGE 326.
BOLTON -- Members of the above Lodge and other Brethren are requested to attend the funeral of our deceased Brother, John English Bolton, P.M.
WILLIAM HENRY QUIN, W.M.; THOMAS BOSTON, P.M., Secretary.
CAULFIELD -- March 27, 1916, at her residence, 77 Union Street, Lurgan, Sara Caulfield. Her remains will be removed on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in the family burying-ground, Shankill.
GALWEY -- March 26, 1916, at her residence, 20 Little Brunswick Street, Dublin Road, Belfast, Sarah Jane, relict of the late William Galwey. The remains of our beloved mother will be removed from the above address on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation.
WILLIAM JOHN and SARAH GALWEY.
BOTANIC TEMPERANCE L.O.L. No. 1119.
GALWEY -- The Members and other Brethren of above Lodge are requested to attend the funeral of the beloved mother of our respected Brothers, William John and Samuel Galwey (the latter on active service in France).
JOHN WILSON, W.M.; THOMAS TAYLOR, Secretary.
GUTHRIE -- March 28, 1916, at the Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, John, the beloved husband of Mary E. Guthrie. His remains will be removed from his late residence, 86 Dundela Street, Strandtown, on Thursday, 30th inst., at 2 p.m., for interment in the City Cemetery.
MARY E. GUTHRIE.
GUTHRIE -- March 28, 1916, at the Hospital, Lisburn Road, John Guthrie. The remains of my beloved father will be removed from his late residence, 86 Dundela Street, Strandtown, for interment in City Cemetery, on Thursday, 30th inst., at 2 p.m.
Inserted by his loving Son, ARNOLD GUTHRIE, 5 Fernvale Street, Sydenham.
HEANY -- March 27, 1916, at the Infirmary, Downpatrick, Ursilla, the fourth daughter of Robert Heaney, aged 27 years. The remains of my beloved daughter will be removed from her father's residence, Lisbane, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in Killinchy Old Meeting-house Green.
HERRON -- March 27, 1916, at the residence of his brother, Church Street, Dromore, John Herron (late of Balloo, Bangor, Co. Down). Funeral private (by motor hearse).
HUME -- March 28, 1916, at her residence, 27 Tudor Place (after a lingering illness), Mary A. Hume, eldest daughter of the late Samuel Elliott, Doagh, and dearly-beloved wife of Wm. Hume. Her remains will be removed from the above address on Thursday, at 2.30 p.m., to the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation.
KEARNEY -- March 27, 1916, at her residence, 75 Crimea Street, Margaret, the dearly-beloved wife of Edward Kearney. Her remains will be removed from above address on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in City Cemetery. -- Thy will be done.
Inserted by her loving Husband and Son, EDWARD KEARNEY and WILLIAM IRWIN.
KIRK -- March 27, 1916, at his residence Castletown, Strabane, Edward Kirk, aged 65 years. Requiem Mass at his residence on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 9 a.m. Funeral immediately afterwards to Cloughcor Burying-ground.
LAVERY -- March 27, 1916, Rosina, the youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of Annie and the late William Lavery (killed in France). Her remains will be removed from 32 Blythe Street on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in Dundonald Cemetery.
Deeply regretted. ANNIE LAVERY.
LAMONT -- March 28, 1916, at his parents' residence, 44 Canal Street, Lisburn, Thomas, youngest and dearly-loved son of Thomas and Rachel Lamont. Funeral to Lisburn Cemetery on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 3 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brother.
MacGOWAN -- March 27, 1916, at Carnathan, Kelvin Parade, Alexander MacGowan (for many years with Messrs. Wm. Ewart & Sons, Ltd., Bedford Street). Funeral on Thursday, at 9 a.m., for Donaghadee. No flowers.
M'GRATH -- March 27, 1916, at his residence, 49 New Andrew Street, John M'Grath (late of Midland Railway). -- R.I.P. Funeral on Thursday, at 1.30 p.m., for interment in Milltown Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Sons and Daughters.
M'KENDRY -- March 28, 1916, at his residence, Hillhead, Castledawson, Patrick Joseph M'Kendry, the dearly-beloved husband of Sara M'Kendry. -- R.I.P. Funeral on Thursday, 30th inst., leaving Hillhead at 10 a.m.
M'VEY -- March 27, 1916, at 51 Sandhurst Gardens, Rebecca (Baby), youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of William and Annie M'Vey, aged 9 years. Funeral on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m., for interment in Dundonald Cemetery.
Beloved by all who knew her.
We loved her much, but Jesus loved her best.
Deeply regretted by her loving Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers.
ORR -- March 26, 1916, at her grandparents' residence, 43 Walmer Street, Belfast, Mary Elizabeth Ena Orr, the dearly-beloved daughter of James Oliver and Elizabeth Orr. Her remains will be removed from above address, for interment in Shankill Graveyard, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m.
A lovely bud, so young and fair,
Cut down by early doom;
Just come to show how sweet a flower
In Paradise could bloom.
Deeply regretted by Father, Mother, and Grand-parents.
PEDLOW -- March 27, 1916, at 41 Hanover Street, Portadown, Maria Sophia (Minnie), beloved wife of Joseph Pedlow. Funeral to Mullavilly on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m.
ROBINSON -- March 26, 1916, at his parents' residence, 7 Aughrim Street, John Watt (wee Jack), the second and dearly-loved son of Johnston and Elizabeth Robinson. His remains will be removed from above address, for interment in the City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Inserted by his loving Father, Trooper J. ROBINSON, North Irish Horse (on active service), and Mother, ELIZABETH ROBINSON, 7 Aughrim St.
SYMINGTON -- March 27, 1916, at her parents' residence, 25 Bathgate Drive, Strandtown, Julia Christmas (wee Duie), youngest and dearly-beloved daughter of Robert and Sophia Louisa Symington. Funeral on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2.30 p.m., to City Cemetery.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
ROBERT and SOPHIA SYMINGTON.
WILSON -- March 27, 1916, at his residence, Seacash [?], Crumlin, W.G. Wilson. The remains of my beloved father will be removed, for interment in Killead Presbyterian Churchyard, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 p.m.
For King and Country
ARMSTRONG -- Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, on October 26, 1914, No.?44?, Corporal Wm. J. Armstrong, 2nd R.I. Rifles.
Inserted by his Chum, J.M. CAMPBELL, 9 More Street.
GREER -- March 27, 1916, at 39 Belgrave Street, Private Abraham John Greer, Royal Irish Fusiliers, the dearly-beloved and only son of John and Annie Greer. Funeral (with military honours) to City Cemetery, on to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation.
Fret not for me, I'm free from pain,
My earthly sorrows o'er;
I hope to meet you all again
On that peaceful, happy shore.
Deeply regretted by his Mother, Sister, and Brother-in-law, JOHN and ANNIE GREER. ANNIE and ARTHUR M'KEOWN.
APPRENTICE BOYS' MEMORIAL TEMPERANCE L.O.L. 1317
GREER -- Members of the above lodge are requested to attend the funeral of our late Brother, Abraham Greer.
THOMAS MEEKIN, W.M.; WM. J. GAULT, Secretary.
Further insertions not transcribed for surnames:
M'ANDREW; BLAKLEY; DONNELLY; EWING; M'BURNEY; NOBLE: ROBINSON; TATE
ULSTER MILITARY NEWS.
MEN KILLED ND WOUNDED.
RANDALSTOWN MAN IN DESPATCHES.
The death toll of the Ulster Division unfortunately continues to rise, intimation of further casualties having come to hand from France. Amongst them is that of Rifleman Hector M'Andrew, 11th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrim Volunteers), who was shot through the heart returning from patrol duty. Deceased was a son of Mr. John M'Andrew, Craigstown, Randalstown, and was barely 19 years of age. Captain Samuels has sent the bereaved parents a letter of condolence, in which he says:--
Hector was one of the most popular boys in the battalion. Everyone knew him, and his cheeriness and good humour, even in the most trying circumstances, endeared him to all. As his company officer I feel his loss very deeply. He was a very brave soldier, a help and support to his officers and comrades. He is buried in the little military cemetery behind the trenches here, where he lies beside another man of my company who was killed the day before. Your son has given all he had to give for a great cause; he has died a soldier's death on the field of battle, and his name will go down on that long and glorious roll of honour of those who, in her day of greatest trial, laid down their lives for their country."
Rev. Andrew Gibson (Lurgan), Presbyterian chaplain, who laid his remains to rest, has also sent a sympathetic letter, in which he says:-- "Your son was a good lad, young in years, but with a man's heart in him. He was a great favourite with his comrades, and will be missed in his regiment."
Rifleman Donald MacDonald, 13th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), was killed in action on St. Patrick's Day. Prior to joining the Ulster Division, deceased was engaged as a cooper with Mr. James M'Kee, fish merchant, Kilkeel. He was about 30 years of age, and was a splendid athlete and leading member of Kilkeel football team (every man of which is in the trenches in France). MacDonald was also a crack shot, and was one of the battalion snipers.
Private James M'Watters, 9th Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Volunteers), has been wounded in the thigh by shrapnel. His wife and family live at 9 Sixth Street, Belfast.
Rifleman Edward Downey, 9th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (West Belfast Volunteers), has been wounded and sent to hospital in England. He is 22 years of age, and belongs to Kilkeel.
Lance-Corporal Samuel Macauley, Lewes Gun Section, 14th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (Y.C.V.), has been invalided from France to hospital in Newport (Mon.). His mother resides at 14 Mountcollyer Avenue, Belfast.
Rifleman Robert M'Knight, 18th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (1st County Down Volunteers), has been admitted to hospital in France suffering from shell shock. He is a native of Kilkeel.
Rifleman J.C. Davidson and J.B. Stewart, 15th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), are officially reported wounded; and Rifleman J.B. Brown, of the 9th (West) Battalion, is suffering from shell shock.
FATAL BALLYMENA FIRE.
FOUR COTTAGES DESTROYED.
A fire, unfortunately attended with fatal results, broke out at Bridge End, Galgorm, about three miles from Ballymena, on Monday night. The outbreak occurred in what is known as Harbinson's Cottages, and was first observed about 11.30 o'clock. Four out of five cottages were burnt to the ground, and an occupant of one of these -- Miss Agnes Logan, aged about 51 years -- perished in the flames, the body when found being charred practically beyond recognition.
The fire was first discovered by a girl named Jane Marks, and the residents of the other houses were quickly notified. They made a hasty escape, most of them very lightly clad, and were quickly forthcoming to fight the flames, and later on they had the assistance of police from Ballymena, but the highly inflammable nature of the material made the task a very difficult one, and, as stated, four of the residences were completely destroyed.
When Miss Logan's body was recovered it was removed to a house near by, where an inquest was held.