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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 (CWGC.org) 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.

Private

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

Private

Douglas [1] Robert



Died
Dumican [4] Samuel
Ardmore Lieutenant Royal Irish Rifles
Gabbey [1] Robert

Private

Gabby William
Magherascouse Private 17th Royal Irish Rifles
Galbraith [5] David
Ballygowan
M.T. Army Service Corps Prisoner of War
Garrett Hugh
Ballygowan Sapper Royal Engineers
Gibson [1] John

Private

Gibson Joseph
Ballygowan Private Royal Army Medical Corps
Gibson Joseph
Ballygowan Private 19th Royal Irish Rifles
Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private 19th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private Irish Guards
Gibson Samuel
Ballygowan Private 16th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Grant [6] John
Ballyknockan Private Dublin Fusiliers Wounded
Hanna David
Ballykeigle Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded and Prisoner
Hill Charles
Ravara Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Jordan Alexander
Ballygowan Private Army Service Corps
Jordan [7] Lowry
Ballygowan Lance-Corporal 2nd Rifle Brigade M.M. and Bar, Twice Wounded (CWGC)
Jordan [1] Thomas

Private

Jordan Wallace
Ballygowan Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed (CWGC; SDGW)
Jordan [1] William

Private

McClenaghan [1] Wm.

L./Cpl.

McDowell [1] James W.



Died
McDowell Samuel
Ballygowan Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
McIlwaine [7] James
Ballygowan Corporal 14th Y.C.V.
McMurray [5] Robert D.
Ballygowan
Highland Light Infantry
McNally James
Ballygowan Private 14th Y.C.V.
McVeigh [1] Thomas

Private

Mannis Daniel
Ballygowan Private 12th Royal Irish Rifles
Mannis George
Ballygowan Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles M.M.
Mannis Robert
Ballygowan Sapper Royal Engineers
Massey Robert
Ballygowan Private 16th Cyclists' Co. Prisoner of War
Maxwell John
Carnesure, Comber Private 10th Royal Irish Rifles
Meharry John
Ballygowan Private Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Mills John
Ardenvohr Street, Belfast
17th Royal Irish Rifles Killed
Mills William
Ballygowan Private Army Service Corps
Murray David
Magherascouse Corporal 8th Lancers
Murray [7] John
Magherascouse
Royal Navy
Nixon Alexander
Ballygowan Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Nixon John
Ballygowan Private R. Marines
Pyper Thomas
Moneyrea, Ballygowan Private North Irish Horse
Pyper [9] William
Moneyrea, Ballygowan
19th Royal Irish Rifles
Rainey [1] David



Died
Rea John
Ballygowan Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Reid William
Ballygowan Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Stevenson William
Ballygowan Private Royal Army Medical Corps
Thompson [1] Hugh

Private

Thompson [1] Saml.

Captain

Young George
Ballygowan Private Army Service Corps Killed
Young [10] Harry

Private R.M. Killed in Action
COLONIAL FORCES




Gibson Robert
Ballygowan Private N.Z.L.I.
Grant Samuel
Ballyknockan Private Canadian Infantry Killed in Action (CWGC)
McDowell Harry
Ballygowan Private Canadian Infantry
McDowell R. J.
Ballygowan Lance-Corporal Canadian Infantry Killed in Action (CWGC)
Millar Wm. Barry R.
Ballygowan Corporal 13th Australian Infantry Killed in Action
Shiels [7] Robert
Magherascouse Private Canadian Infantry Wounded
Stevenson Samuel
Ballygowan Private Army Service Corps, Aust. L.H.
V.A.D.




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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