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Soldiers Died in the Great War -- Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Royal Irish Rifles - 8th/9th 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).

Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this transcription but there are errors in both the original text and on CWGC.org. If you have any information regarding any errors here I would be glad to hear from you with a view to amending this list.

SURNAME Christian Name(s) Age Born Place Born County Born Country Enlisted Residence Number Rank Cause Place Date of Death Notes
BAXTER William Henry   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   12604 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
BILL Robert 32 Kilbride Co. Down Ireland Newtownards, Co. Down Doagh, Co. Antrim 300 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 25/06/1916 Son of Frank and Mary Bill, of Ballyvoy, Doagh; Husband of Mary Bill (Nee McClure), of Douglas Villas, Coggrey, Doagh, Co. Antrim; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
BILL (BELL) Alexander   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast Larne, Co. Antrim 136 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 01/07/1916 Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
BOOMER Robert   Barton-on-Erwell Lancashire England Belfast Holywood, Co. Down 395 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 01/07/1916 Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
BROWNE Robert (Rennie) 19 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   445 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917 Son of John Browne, of "Glenmore," Bloomfield Rd., Belfast, and the late Dessa Browne.
CAIRNS Duncan (Duncan Morrison) 35 Govan Lanarkshire Scotland Belfast   14272 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 11/12/1917 Husband of Charlotte Cairns, of 5, Tyne St., Belfast.
CARSON Henry 27 Banbridge Co. Down Ireland Clandeboye, Co. Down Banbridge, Co. Down 713 (18/713) Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 19/08/1917 Son of Samuel and Annie Carson; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
CHAMBERS William 21 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   1351 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 21/03/1918 Grandson of James and Sarah Robinson, of 29, Lee St., Belfast.
COSKERY Francis 24 Annalong Co. Down Ireland Downpatrick, Co. Down Moneydarragh, Co. Down 164 Sergeant Killed in action France & Flanders 23/10/1918 Son of William Coskery and Annie Nugent, His Wife, of Upper Ballylough, Annsborough, Co. Down; Native of Annalong, Co. Down; Listed on CWGC.org as 12th Battalion.
CUNNINGHAM John Hamilton 32 Lisburn Co. Antrim Ireland Lisburn, Co. Antrim Dromore, Co. Down 732 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 26/06/1916 Son of the late James and Sarah Cunningham, of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; Listed on CWGC.org as "A" Coy. 11th Battalion.
DRENNAN David 37 Whiteabbey Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   4 (18/4) Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 01/09/1916 Son of James and Eliza Drennan, of Belfast; Husband of Hester Drennan, of 42, Vernon St., Belfast; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
FERGUSON John 29 Ballymote Co. Sligo Ireland Altrincham, Ches. Ballymote, Co. Sligo 5296 (9/5296) Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 15/12/1916 Son of Patrick and Margaret Ferguson, of Corhubber, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
FLAVELL George   Armagh Co. Armagh Ireland Belfast Portadown, Co. Armagh 175 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 05/12/1917  
GRAHAM John   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   188 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 23/03/1918 Listed on CWGC.org as 2nd Battalion.
HAMILTON William   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   47169 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
LORIMER Andrew 36 Ballyclare Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   11699 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 21/03/1918 Son of the late John Lorimer; Husband of Emily Lorimer, of 268, Leopold St., Belfast; Listed on CWGC.org as 21st Entrenching Battalion late 8th/9th Battalion.
LOW James   Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Scotland Belfast   547 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
McCARTNEY John   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast Riverside, Co. Antrim 341 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 08/08/1917 Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
McCHESNEY William   Larne Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   1941 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
McDOWELL James 22 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   525 (17/525) Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 11/04/1918 Son of Daniel and Mary McDowell. of 40. Israel St., Belfast.
McFARLANE George   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast Carnmoney, Co. Antrim 1402 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
McILROY Henry (Harry) 32 Broughshane Co. Antrim Ireland Holywood, Co. Down Ballymena, Co. Antrim 162 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 01/07/1916 Son of Robert McIlroy; Husband of Annie McIlroy, of 29, Springwell St., Ballymena, Co. Antrim; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
MOFFETT Samuel 29 Clandeboye Co. Down Ireland Belfast Clandeboye, Co. Down 97 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 15/03/1916 Son of Elizabeth and the late Thomas Moffett, of Clandeboye, Ireland; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
MOORE George   Coleraine Co. Derry Ireland Ballymoney, Co. Antrim   14557 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
PARKER Ralph   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   3139 (8/3139) Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 11/04/1918 Listed on CWGC.org as 15th Battalion.
PELLOLIO Joseph Alfred 36 Hoxton Middlesex England Bethnal Green, Middx. Hoxton, Middx. 42128 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 02/12/1917 Formerly 34806, King's Royal Rifle Corps; Son of Geisua Pellolio, of London; Husband of Rosa Pellolio, of 24, Seymour Place, Marylebone, London.
QUAIL Wesley 19 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   1750 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 03/04/1918 Son of the late James and Selina Quail, of Belfast.
ROBINSON Thomas   Larne Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast Larne, Co. Antrim 7421 Corporal Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917  
SKILLEN William (William James) 25 Ballee Co. Down Ireland Belfast Ballee, Co. Down 143 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 01/07/1916 Son of Robert and Mary Skillen, of Asylum Rd., Downpatrick, Co. Down; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
SMITH (SMYTH) John 19 Portrush Co. Antrim Ireland Ballymena, Co. Antrim Portrush, Co. Antrim 1590 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917 Son of the late Mrs. Malinda Smyth.
SMYTH William John   Newtownards Co. Down Ireland Belfast Newtownards, Co. Down 132 (18/132) Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 19/08/1916 Husband of Mrs. K. Smyth, of 43, McNeill St., Glasgow; Listed on CWGC.org as 11th Battalion.
STEWART William 18 Dunmurry Co. Antrim Ireland Belfast   13663 Rifleman Died Home 05/02/1915 Son of Andrew and Mary Stewart, of 155, Mayo St., Belfast; Listed on CWGC.org as 9th Battalion.
THOMPSON Alexander 21 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   1623 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 23/11/1917 Son of Mrs. Sarah Thompson, of 110, Woodvale Avenue, Belfast.
WALKER George   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   12450 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 21/03/1918 Listed on CWGC.org as 21st Entrenching Battalion, late 8th/9th Battalion.
WILKIN John   Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast Sunderland 493 Corporal Killed in action France & Flanders 22/11/1916 Listed on CWGC.org as 12th Battalion.
WILKINS Alfred         London   5825 Rifleman Died France & Flanders 12/04/1917 Listed on CWGC.org as 8th Battalion.
WILSON William 36 Belfast Belfast Ireland Belfast   13880 Rifleman Died of wounds France & Flanders 18/10/1918 Son of the late John and Jane Wilson, of Belfast; Listed on CWGC.org as "B" Coy. 8th Battalion.
WINTER Albert Arthur   Ballymacarrett Co. Down Ireland Belfast   549 Sergeant Killed in action France & Flanders 02/07/1916  
WITHERS Archibald   Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland Belfast Glasgow 3430 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 02/07/1916 Son of James T. Withers, of 43, Clarence St., Glasgow, and F. S. Withers (Stepmother).
WOODS Samuel   Ballymacarrett Co. Down Ireland Belfast   1037 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 21/06/1917  
WOODS Samuel   Ballymacarrett Co. Down Ireland Belfast   4262 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 02/07/1916 Listed on CWGC.org as 8th Battalion.
WRIGHT Arthur 37 Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland Belfast   12466 Rifleman Killed in action France & Flanders 02/07/1916 Husband of Margaret Wright, of 28, Holmscroft St., Greenock, Renfrewshire.

 

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