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Presbyterian Church In Ireland -- Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Congregation of Ballygowan

I have compared the entries in the Roll of Honour with the names recorded on the Memorial installed in the church. I have added those names not recorded in the Roll and noted any differences etc. I found either as a footnote or in brackets. For those fallen, where possible, I have also added a link to the relevant entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website ( and/or Soldiers Died in the Great War I have transcribed.

Surname First Name House Address Rank Regiment, Battalion or Unit Remarks
Alexander [1] Saml.


Boyce James
Magherascouse Private 14th R.I.R. Twice Wounded
Brown William
Ballygowan Private Sutherland Highlanders Wounded 5 times
Burrows [2] Robert
Ballygowan Private R.I.R. Killed in Action (possible CWGC; SDGW)
Burrows [2] Robert J.
Ballygowan Private R.E.
Clarke James
Ballygowan Private 19th R.I.R. Killed in Action
Clarke Samuel
Ballygowan Private R.E.
Connolly [5] Samuel
Craigan [3] Robert
Magherascouse Private N.I.H. Wounded
Davidson John
Ballycloughan Private
Dickson A. McC.
Ardmore Lieutenant 18th R.I.R. M.C., Wounded
Dickson J. E.
Ardmore Lieutenant 13th R.I.R.
Douglas [1] James


Douglas [1] Robert

Dumican [4] Samuel
Ardmore Lieutenant R.I.R.
Gabbey [1] Robert


Gabby William
Magherascouse Private 17th R.I.R.
Galbraith [5] David
M.T. A.S.C. Prisoner of War
Garrett Hugh
Ballygowan Sapper R.E.
Gibson [1] John


Gibson Joseph
Ballygowan Private R.A.M.C.
Gibson Joseph
Ballygowan Private 19th R.I.R.
Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private 19th R.I.R. Prisoner of War
Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private Irish Guards
Gibson Samuel
Ballygowan Private 16th R.I.R. Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Grant [6] John
Ballyknockan Private Dublin Fus. Wounded
Hanna David
Ballykeigle Private 13th R.I.R. Wounded and Prisoner
Hill Charles
Ravara Private 13th R.I.R. Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Jordan Alexander
Ballygowan Private A.S.C.
Jordan [7] Lowry
Ballygowan Lance-Corporal 2nd Rf. Brigade M.M. and Bar, Twice Wounded (CWGC)
Jordan [1] Thomas


Jordan Wallace
Ballygowan Private 13th R.I.R. Killed (CWGC; SDGW)
Jordan [1] William


McClenaghan [1] Wm.


McDowell [1] James W.

McDowell Samuel
Ballygowan Private 13th R.I.R. Prisoner of War
McIlwaine [7] James
Ballygowan Corporal 14th Y.C.V.
McMurray [5] Robert D.
High. Lt. Inf.
McNally James
Ballygowan Private 14th Y.C.V.
McVeigh [1] Thomas


Mannis Daniel
Ballygowan Private 12th R.I.R.
Mannis George
Ballygowan Sergeant 13th R.I.R. M.M.
Mannis Robert
Ballygowan Sapper R.E.
Massey Robert
Ballygowan Private 16th Cyclists' Co. Prisoner of War
Maxwell John
Carnesure, Comber Private 10th R.I.R.
Meharry John
Ballygowan Private R.I.R. Wounded
Mills John
Ardenvohr Street, Belfast
17th R.I.R. Killed
Mills William
Ballygowan Private A.S.C.
Murray David
Magherascouse Corporal 8th Lancers
Murray [7] John
Nixon Alexander
Ballygowan Private 13th R.I.R.
Nixon John
Ballygowan Private R. Marines
Pyper Thomas
Moneyrea, Ballygowan Private N.I.H.
Pyper [9] William
Moneyrea, Ballygowan
19th R.I.R.
Rainey [1] David

Rea John
Ballygowan Private 13th R.I.R. Wounded
Reid William
Ballygowan Private 13th R.I.R.
Stevenson William
Ballygowan Private R.A.M.C.
Thompson [1] Hugh


Thompson [1] Saml.


Young George
Ballygowan Private A.S.C. Killed
Young [10] Harry

Private R.M. Killed in Action

Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private N.Z.L.I.
Grant Samuel
Ballyknockan Private Can. Inf. Killed in Action (CWGC)
McDowell Harry
Ballygowan Private Can. Inf.
McDowell R. J.
Ballygowan Lance-Corporal Can. Inf. Killed in Action (CWGC)
Millar Wm. Barry R.
Ballygowan Corporal 13th Australian Inf. Killed in Action
Shiels [7] Robert
Magherascouse Private Can. Inf. Wounded
Stevenson Samuel
Ballygowan Private A.S.C., Aust. L.H.

Dickson [1] Miss J. Kathleen

1. Recorded on the church memorial but not in the Roll of Honour.

2. While the Roll of Honour records two men with the name "Robert Burrows" the memorial records only one "Robert J. Burrows" who died. It may be possible that these entries relate to the same man.

3. The Roll of Honour records the rank of Robert Craigan as "Private" while the church memorial records it as "Lieutenant".

4. The church memorial records the spelling of the name as "Domican".

5. While the Roll of Honour records no rank the church memorial records it as "Private".

6. While the Roll of Honour records rank as "Private" the church memorial records it as "Corporal".

7. The memorial records Lowry Jordan as having died. The CWGC lists L. Jordan "RAF" as being buried in Ballygowan Churchyard. The London Gazette of 10 Aug 1916 records 4034 Pte L Jordan Rif Brigade being awarded the MM.

8. The church memorial records the rank as "Sergeant".

9. While recorded in the Roll of Honour William Pyper is not recorded on the church memorial.

10. The christian name is recorded on the church memorial as "Henry".


Original images courtesy of Barry Niblock.

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