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

Extract for the Congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Comber

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 (CWGC) website, Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) which I have transcribed or Lives of the First World War (LOTFWW).

Surname First Name House Address Rank Regiment, Battalion or Unit Remarks
Adair [1] W. C.




Anderson [1] George




Auld [1] J.



Killed
Boal [1] Norman




Baron [1] Samuel




Beers Robert
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Beers William
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Black [1] Robert John




Boyd [2] George Taylor
Comber L/Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Boyd James
Comber Corporal 3rd Royal Irish Rifles
Burgess Samuel R.
Comber Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Caldwell Victor
Comber Private Royal Irish Regiment
Campbell [3] H.
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Casey [4][5] George
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Casey [4][5] James
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Casey [4] Thomas
Comber Driver Army Service Corps
Casey [4] William
Comber Private Worcester Regiment
Connolly [1] Samuel




Cooke William
Comber Private R.D.C.
Dickson John
Comber Stoker H.M.S. Urchin
Dickson William
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Donnan William
Comber Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Wounded
Finlay [5] James
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles Died
Fisher George
Comber Corporal Trench Mortar Battery
Fisher Thomas James
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Gabbey [1] Hugh




Galway James
Comber Gunner Royal Field Artillery Wounded
Galway Samuel
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Gamble [6] David John
Comber Private 12th Royal Irish Rifles Died in Germany (CWGC; SDGW)
Gamble John
Comber Private 4th Seaforth Highlanders
Geddis [1] Francis



Killed
Gibson George
Comber Private Army Service Corps Wounded
Glover [1] Alexander




Glover [7] Alexander
Comber Private 16th Royal Irish Rifles Died (CWGC)
Glover John
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
Graham Donald
Comber Captain R.A.M.C.
Graham Louis
Comber Captain R.A.M.C.
Graham Norman
Comber Captain R.A.M.C. M.C.
Graham William
Comber Captain R.A.M.C.
Grainger Thomas
Comber Surgeon-General
C.B.
Gunning James
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Halliday [1] James




Hamilton [1] Robert




Headley James
Comber Corporal Royal Engineers
Headley Matthew
Comber Corporal Royal Engineers
Hood [8] A.
Comber Sapper Royal Engineers
Hood W. J.
Comber Stoker Royal Navy
Horner Jacob
Comber Trooper North Irish Horse Wounded
Jamison [1] Robert




Johnstone James
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Kennedy Robert
Comber Private Labour Corps
Kirk James
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Kirk [1] Miller




Kirk [1] Thomas




Lieberman Charles
Comber Corporal Labour Corps
Loughran James
Comber Sergeant Royal Field Artillery
Marshall [1] Robert




Marshall [1] William



Killed
Megraw Ainsley
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Minnis George
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
Mitchell David
Comber Captain R.A.M.C. Wounded
Moore Thomas
Comber Private Royal Engineers
Murray [1] David




McBurney [9] Edward
Comber Engineer-Lieut. Royal Navy Reserve Killed
McBurney [10] James Wilson
Comber Lieutenant 14th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC)
McCann Albert
Comber Engineer-Lieut. Royal Navy Reserve
McCann Robert
Comber Lieutenant Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
McCulloch [11] John
Comber Private 8th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
McDowell [1] James




McMillan William
Comber Private Labour Corps
McReynolds [1] James




McReynolds [1] John




McQuoid William J.
Comber Corporal Army Service Corps
Oliver [12] Ellis
Comber Private 6th Royal Irish Fusiliers Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Oliver [13] John
Comber Ass. Mech. Royal Air Force
Oliver [13] John
Comber Corporal 19th Royal Irish Rifles
Oliver Thomas
Comber Private 20th Royal Irish Rifles
Patton David
Comber Stoker Royal Navy
Patton James
Comber Private 11th/13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Patton Joseph
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Price John
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action
Proctor Hugh
Comber Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps Wounded
Proctor James
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed (CWGC; SDGW)
Proctor John
Comber Bombardier Royal Field Artillery
Quinn John
Comber Sergeant Royal Marine Light Infantry Killed (CWGC)
Quinn William
Comber Sergeant Royal Engineers
Ritchie J. A.
Comber 2nd Lieutenant Army Service Corps
Ritchie [1] Henry D.



Killed
Scott Albert
Comber 2nd A.M. Royal Flying Corps
Scott William
Comber Private 18th Royal Irish Rifles
Shannon William
Comber Sergeant 2nd Royal Irish Rifles
Shaw Alexander
Comber Corporal A.V.C.
Skillen John
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Skillen Matthew
Comber Rifleman Labour Corps
Sloane [1] James




Smyth [1] David (sen.)




Smyth [1] David (jun.)




Smyth [1] John B.




Smyth [13] Robert (Bertie)
Comber Engineer-Lieut. Royal Navy Reserve
Speers James
Comber Sergeant 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Speers William
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Stevenson Alexander
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
Strange George
Comber Lieutenant 2nd Royal Garrison Artillery
Strange Girvan
Comber Private 12th Royal Irish Rifles
Swindle [15] John
Comber Private 12th Royal Irish Rifles Killed (CWGC; SDGW)
Thompson Alexander
Comber Sapper Royal Engineers
Thompson George
Comber Sapper Royal Engineers
Thompson Hans
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Thompson James
Comber Private 1st King's Liverpool
Thompson Robert
Comber Rifleman 12th Royal Irish Rifles
Thompson Wm. J.
Comber Rifleman 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed (CWGC; SDGW)
Todd Hugh
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Prisoner of War
Todd John
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Todd Joseph
Comber Lance-Corporal 12th Royal Irish Rifles
Vogan Samuel
Comber Rifleman 2nd Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Watt W. H.
Comber Corporal 26th Royal Field Artillery Wounded
Wherry [16] Alexander
Comber Private Royal Engineers
Wherry [16] David
Comber Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Wilson [1] William




Woods [1] Frederick J.




Nurses/VAD




McBurney [1] Maggie




McBurney [1] Nan




Strange [1] Daisy




 

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

2. Roll of Honour gave rank as "Sergeant" but CWGC and SDGW give as "Lance Corporal".

3. Name recorded in the Roll of Honour as "William" but on the church memorial gives initial "H".

4. Surname recored in the Roll of Honour as "Cassey" but on church memorial as "Casey" as does 1911 census.

5. While both church memorial and Roll of Honour list as killed (RoH lists 13th RIR) I can find no reference in either CWGC or SDGW.

6. The Roll of Honour lists regiment as "13th RIR" but CWGC and SDGW give it as "12th RIR".

7. Can find no correspoding reference in SDGW.

8. The Roll of Honour lists initial as "J" but church memorial gives it as "A".

9. The Roll of Honour lists as survived but is recorded as having died on the church memorial.

10. The Roll of Honour lists regiment as "20th RIR" but CWGC gives it as "14th RIR".

11. The Roll of Honour lists regiment as "13th RIR" but CWGC and SDGW give it as "8th RIR".

12. The Roll of Honour lists regiment as "13th RI Rifles" but CWGC and SDGW give it as "6th RI Fusiliers".

13. The Roll of Honour lists two "John Olivers" but the church memorial gives only one.

14. Surname listed on the Roll of Honour as "Smythe" but on church memorial as "Smyth". The Roll of Honour also gives the name as "Bertie" but church memorial lists name as "Robert"

15. The Roll of Honour lists regiment as "18th RIR" but CWGC and SDGW give it as "12th RIR".

16. While the Roll of Honour lists suranme as "Wherry" the church memorial gives it as "Wheerie". However, the 1911 census also gives spelling as "Wherry".

Sandymount Presbyterian Church WW1 Memorial    Sandymount Presbyterian Church WW1 Memorial
Images courtesy of Patrick Hugh Lynch. The Sandymount memorials are now located in the joint Presbyterian/Methodist Church.

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