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Soldiers Died in the Great War

Royal Irish Regiment - 8th Battalion

The information printed in "Soldiers Died in the Great War" and presented here has been enhanced with information extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC.org). Where a difference in Surname, Forename, Rank or Service number occurred the information from the CWGC has been put in brackets i.e. SDGW (CWGC).

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SURNAME Christian Name(s) Age Born Place Born County Born Country Enlisted Residence Number Rank Cause Place Date of Death Notes
BULMER John
St. Oswald Durham England Durham
4054 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 30/10/1918 Formerly 4802, Durham Light Infantry
FRY Charles W. (Charles William) 38


Holloway, Middlesex London, N., Middlesex 18898 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 27/09/1918 Formerly 62002, Suffolk Regiment and 89253, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Josiah and Frances Fry;. Husband of Nellie A. Fry, of 45, Norfolk Rd., Canonbury, London.
GARLAND Albert V. (Albert Victor) 22


Stratford, Essex Poplar, Middlesex 3999 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 27/09/1918 Formerly 210158, Rifle Brigade. Son of William Matson Garland and Mary Elizabeth Garland, of 67, Upper North St., Poplar, London.
JOHNSON Herbert
St. Giles, Reading Berkshire England Reading Weeke, Hants. 18923 Corporal Killed in action France & Flanders 02/11/1918 Formerly 12364, Hampshire Regiment
METCALFE James
Preston Lancashire England Preston
3922 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 02/11/1918 Formerly 37830, North Lancashire Regiment
MORRIS William (William Henry) 38


Stratford, Essex Kingsland, Middlesex 3881 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 02/11/1918 Formerly 70483, London Regiment. Son of Henry and Eliza Morris, of St. Lukes, London;. Husband of Sarah P. Morris. of 18, Gloucester St., Clerkenwell, London.
SAMS Arthur
Tuft Hill Durham England Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham Tuft Hill 4053 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 3678, Durham Light Infantry and 36530, North Lancashire Regiment
SANGER Henry W. (Henry William) 34 Kensington Middlesex England Harlesden, Middlesex Kensington 12441 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 19/11/1918 Formerly 31872, Hampshire Regiment. Husband of Evelyn M. A Sanger, of 336, Portobello Rd., Notting Hill, London.
SMITH Charles Clarence (Clarence Victor) 41 St. Pancras Middlesex England Walrey, Worcs. Walthamstow, Essex 4036 Sergeant Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 3324, North Lancashire Regiment. Husband of Annie Smith, of 71, Spruce Hills Rd., Walthamstow, London.
THOMPSON Robert
Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast
12328 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 15/10/1918 Formerly 8768, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
ABBEY William Claridge 19


Stratford, Essex Leyton, Essex 3873 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 11/08/1918 Formerly 71709, London Regiment. Son of Samuel N. and Florence E. Abbey, of 767, High Road, Leyton, Essex.
ALLEN Thomas H.
Annaghmore Co. Armagh Ireland Armagh Portadown, Co. Armagh 3417 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 11552, Royal Irish Fusiliers
BALLS Alfred



Colchester, Essex West Bergholt, Essex 3710 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 07/08/1918 Formerly 21221, East Surrey Regiment
BARTON John 22 Ardistraw Co. Tyrone Ireland Omagh, Co. Tyrone Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone 3441 Private/L.Corporal (Lance Corporal) Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 11234, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of the Late William and Mary Barton, of Dublin St., Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. Enlisted Aug., 1914; Also Served With 9Th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
BATE William Reginald 29 Elworth Cheshire England Whaley Bridge, Cheshire
4303 Sergeant Died of wounds France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 43042, Royal Irish Rifles; M.M.. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Bate, of 8, Bingswood Cottages, Whaley Bridge, Stockport.
BOLTON William Ernest Albert (William E. A.)



Kennington, Surrey Walworth, Surrey 3972 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 210636, Rifle Brigade
BOYLAN Thomas
South Leith, Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland Leith Edinburgh 2558 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 5736, Connaught Rangers
BOYLE Andrew
Derry Keighan Co. Antrim Ireland Ballymoney Dervock 3378 Private Died France & Flanders 07/07/1918 Formerly 7218, Royal Irish Rifles
BRACEWELL Frederick
Walsden Yorkshire England Preston, Lancashire Nelson, Lancashire 4194 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 58788, R. W. Fusiliers and 455154, Royal Lancashire Regiment
BRENNAN John
Boyle Co. Roscommon Ireland Boyle
2840 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 1738, Connaught Rangers and 3020, Royal Irish Fusiliers
BRIGGS Bertie Conroy 37


Poplar, Middlesex Peckham, Surrey 4007 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 26/09/1918 Formerly 210900, Rifle Brigade.. Husband of Elizabeth A. Briggs, of 372, Ivydale Rd., Peckham, London.
BROMLEY Charles 29 Hooley Hill Lancashire England Denton, Lancashire Hooley Hill 4055 Private Died France & Flanders 31/07/1918 Formerly 35322, Manchester Regiment. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Bromley, of Hooley Hill, Audenshaw Lane, Manchester.
CLIFFORD Edward
Paxborough, Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Canada Cardiff Paxborough 18576 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 40369, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and 33313, Welsh Regiment
CRANE Alfred



London Homerton, Middlesex 4252 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 11/08/1918 Formerly 4403, London Regiment
ECCLES Joseph
Darwen Lancashire England Darwen
679 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918
ELLIS John



Richmond, Yorkshire Thirlby, Yorkshire 3846 Private Died France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 148457, Royal Fusiliers
FRANKLIN Alfred William



London London, W.C., Middlesex 4260 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 07/08/1918 Formerly 375649, London Regiment
FYLES Adam B. 19


Southport, Lancashire Birkdale, Lancashire 3849 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 74625, Royal Fusiliers. Son of William and Rose H. Fyles, of 2, Brighton Rd., Birkdale, Lancs. Formerly of the Civil Service, Customs and Excise Dept. (Liverpool).
HARDING John FRank 20


Deptford, Surrey Nunhead, S.E. Surrey 3807 Corporal Died of wounds France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 554916, London Regiment. Son of Mrs. E.r. Harding, of 41, Evelina Rd., Nunhead, London, and the Late Mr. J. M. Harding.
HARGAN Edward
Templemore Co. Derry Ireland Londonderry Portadown, Co. Armagh 2641 Private (Lance Corporal) Died of wounds France & Flanders 23/06/1918
HAYES Alexander
Kilmore Co. Armagh Ireland Finner Camp, Co. Donegal
714 Private Died France & Flanders 31/07/1918 Formerly 4792, Royal Irish Fusiliers
HIGGINS James 29 St. Peter's, Dublin Co. Dublin Ireland Dublin
4349 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 12256, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Son of Catherine and the Late M. Higgins, of 136, Upper Dorset St., Dublin.
HIGGINS Thomas 25 Ardwick Lancashire England Altrincham, Lancashire Broadheath, Cheshire 2860 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 436, Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of Sarah Higgins, of 24, Albany St., Regent s Park, London.
HILL James Anderson (James A.)



Dudley, Lancashire
3994 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 19326, Rifle Brigade
MARTIN Thomas 32 Ballymacarrett Co. Down Ireland Belfast
93 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 26/09/1918 Formerly 8142, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Agnes Martin, of 7, Hornby St., Belfast.
McKEE Hugh 30 Kilkeel Co. Down Ireland Downpatrick, Co. Down
3475 Sergeant Died France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 18316, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Charlotte Mckee, of Saul St., Downpatrick, Co. Down, and the Late Hugh Mckee.
MILLER William 28 Bolton Lancashire England Bolton
4047 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 07/08/1918 Formerly 14820, North Lancashire Regiment; M.M.. Son of William and Nancy Alice Miller, of 28, Peace St.; Bolton.
MOCKLAIR (MOCLAIR) John (John Edward) 26 Cashel Co. Tipperary Ireland Castlebar, Co. Mayo Cashel, Co. Tipperary 3582 Corporal (L/Sergeant) (Lance Sergeant) Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 3555, Leinster Regiment. Son of Patrick and Margaret Mary Moclair (Nee Carew), of Ballinsee House, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.
MORRISON Albert 24


Newtownards, Co. Down Saintfield, Co. Down 3206 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 824, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of Robert and Mary Eliza Morrison, of Downpatrick St., Saintfield, Co. Down.
NOLAN James



Ballyvonare, Co. Cork Cork 2930 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 05/09/1918 Formerly 3981, Royal Munster Fusiliers
POLLOCK John 39 Newtownards Co. Down Ireland Glasgow
3447 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 12/08/1918 Formerly 29545, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Son of David and Mary Pollock, of Newtownards, Co. Down.
PRENTICE Patrick



Belfast
2115 Private Died of wounds France & Flanders 23/08/1918 Formerly 3755, Royal Irish Fusiliers
READER Norman Charles 19


Woolwich Chislehurst, Kent 3974 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 26/09/1918 Formerly 209149, Rifle Brigade. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Reader, of Sunnyside, Green Lane, Chislehurst, Kent.
RYAN John
Carrick-on-Suir Co. Tipperary Ireland Carrick-on-Suir
9948 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 03/11/1918
SMITH John
Shankill Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast
4279 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 06/09/1918 Formerly 785, Royal Irish Rifles
SPENCER John Alfred
Aldgate Middlesex England Whitehall Islington, Middlesex 18849 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 26/09/1918 Formerly 801263, London Regiment and 53287, Suffolk Regiment
STIMSON William John 42 Northam Norfolk England Holloway, Middlesex
2897 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 11/08/1918 Formerly 17363, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stimson, of Norwich. Husband of E. A. Stimson, of 61, Roden Street, Holloway, London.
SWANN Ronald Richard 19


Ealing, Middlesex
3895 Private Killed in action France & Flanders 09/08/1918 Formerly 554290, London Regiment. Son of Richard Lassam Swann and Charlotte Augusta Swann, of 45, Lammas Park Road, Ealing, Middx.

 

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