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Ballymoney Heroes
1914 -1918
by
Robert Thompson

Part One    Part Two (this page)    Part Three

1805 - 1806 - 1807 - 1808 - 1819 - 1843 - 1852 - 1861 - 1877 - 1880 - 1901 - 1907 - 1908 - 1910 - 1918   street directories
1913 Tel. directory     1824 Pigots (Belfast)  &  (Bangor)    1894 Waterford Directory     1898 Newry Directory

Compare - 1910-1911-1912 Street Directories - a couple of streets

 

Introduction

     In 1995, while I was preparing the Bushmills book for publication, I decided that I needed to compare my list of names with those on the Ballymoney War Memorial, just to see what duplication there was.

     I was just simply astounded to discover that after all those years there was not one name on the Ballymoney war memorial.  This had a devastating effect on me and I went home determined to try to do something about it.  After the Bushmills book was published and I had time to relax a little, I made up my mind to tackle the Ballymoney job.  I approached Ballymoney Borough Council and explained the situation to their then Chief Executive, Mr. Alderdice.  His immediate reaction was "Try it, and see if it can be done".  To date I have over 300 names and a promise that these will be placed on the war memorial.  

Right from the beginning it was obvious that certain battles were going to play a very big part in the past life of Ballymoney.  The Retreat from Mons and the first battle of Ypres in late 1914 saw the start of what was going to be an appalling loss of life in the Ballymoney area.  The campaign in Gallipoli, in early 1915, though far from home, cost the town dearly.  At the same time the battles were still raging around Ypres, and in September the battle of Loos.  At Loos it was mostly men who had been working in Scotland who lost their lives, but they were still Ballymoney boys at heart.  Then in 1916, the battle of the Somme.     continued below

 

Email: Robert Thompson for more information robert@riversideroad.freeserve.co.uk

How to buy the books

Robert Thompson kindly sent me his books so I could include the men of the 1914-1918 War on my site, I am only including a brief biography of each man, the books include in most cases a thorough biography and can also include other family photos, letters and documents, if you have found a relative or if you simply find this and the other pages fascinating then Roberts books are a must have, here is a list of all the books Robert has put his heart in to:-

Ballycastle Heroes 1914-1918 10.00  postage 2.00

Bushmills Heroes 1914-18   10.00  postage 2.00

Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18   10.00  postage 3.00

Coleraine Heroes 1914-18   12.00  postage 3.00

Portrush Heroes 1914-18   5.00  postage 2.00

Portstewart Heroes 1914-18   5.00  postage 2.00


Inishowen Heroes 1914-18  10.00  postage 2.00

Garvagh & Aghadowey Heroes  10.00  postage 2.00

Gladys Crane's Autograph Book WW1  3 plus 2
all postage UK only

Kilrea Heroes 1914-18    sold out

       On the opening day of this battle, 1st July 1916, twenty-eight young men from the district were killed, with many more deaths to follow before the battle finished in November.  In 1917 the battles of Messines Ridge and Passchendaele were even worse and then the German Offensive of March 1918 and the subsequent British advance to victory.  But of course the killing didn't stop between these battles and a steady stream of telegrams arrived in Ballymoney, bringing even more distressing news, in many cases to families who had already lost one son.  The loss of a second was devastating.  To Mrs. Huey of Ballycraigagh, who lost two sons of her own, and a neighbours son she had reared from childhood, this must have been hard to take.

     The list of awards won by Ballymoney boys is astounding.  Among those killed there were five Military Cross winners, and twelve winners of the Military Medal.  many more among those who survived.

     Of the friends who have helped me, one in particular, stands out.  Samuel McLean, of Ballymena, and originally from Finvoy, had been studying the Finvoy men previously and willingly gave me all the information he had on them, including photographs of them and of their graves in France and Belgium.  Then, in 1998, when he was planning a trip to France and Belgium, he asked me for a copy of my list of graves and memorials.  He returned with a huge selection of photographs taken all over France and Belgium of the graves of Ballymoney boys.  This has been a terrific help and adds a great deal of interest to the book.
     Not content with this, he asked for my list again, when he was going back in April of 1999.  Again he returned with a selection of photographs of those he had been unable to do ob the previous trip.
     During my research many interesting facts have emerged, but one which has a direct link with Ballymoney has come to light.  One of the most decorated Chaplains of the First World War, Rev. James Gilbert Paton, M.C. and two bars, had married Margaret Patterson, of 5 High Street, Ballymoney in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church on 15th September 1908.

     In November 1998 I was invited to accompany Alderman Harry Connolly and Alderman Samuel McConaghy, both of Ballymoney Borough Council, on a trip to France and Belgium to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.  We visited the Ulster Tower at Thiepval for a service of Remembrance and then went to the opening of the Peace Park at Messines in Belgium, to be present at the ceremony attended by the Queen.  This was a most enjoyable experience and I was highly honoured to be asked to be present.  We stayed in a first class hotel in Lille and the weather. which had been wet previous to the trip, dried up and we had perfect, summer weather with continuous sunshine all the time we were there.

     There can hardly have been a family in Britain which was not touched in some way by the tragedy of the First World War.  Great Britain, alone among the major European nations, went to war with an army based on voluntary enlistment, numbering just over 247,000 at the outset, with 486,000 Reserves and Territorials.  By November 1918 a further 5,000,000 had enlisted, over half of them volunteers.
     The war developed into one of attrition as the Allies strove to break trough the formidable German defences and by the end casualties on both sides were on a scale hitherto unparalleled.  Over 350 of these young volunteers, some of them from Ulster, eventually faced the firing squad.  They had been Court Marshalled, many of them never given the chance to properly defend themselves.  These young men, all of them far from home for the first time, and facing almost certain death, had for various reasons, left their post and been found guilty.  Suffering from shattered nerves, caused by the noise and by the scenes of death and destruction all around them, these young men, many of them only in their late teens, had to pay the supreme sacrifice.  The British Government has a lot to answer for and the least they can honourably do is to apologise for their wrong doing and clear the names of these young men.
        When they have that done Britain can once again hold her head high.
     The Australian Government can hold their heads high.  They refused point blank to impose the supreme sacrifice on their own men when they had done something wrong and no Australians had to face the firing squad.  This was probably true of other countries as well.

     Young Ballymoney men enlisted in all corners of the World.  Many of them were serving in Scottish regiments, having gone there to find work.  A few were in English regiments and a number of them had emigrated to New Zealand and Australia.  Quite a few had emigrated to Canada.  All of them, when the call came, enlisted to serve their country and as it turned out, to give their lives.  Thos serving in Scottish Regiments were there for two reasons.  A number of them had set up home in Scotland and were there permanently, the others were seasonal workers who went to Scotland every year for the harvest work on the large farms of Southern Scotland.  It was August and harvest time and all of the talk was of the war.  It was a chance they might never have again, and they used it to the full.  Many of them, as soon as they enlisted, were taken for full time training, and almost before they knew it, were in France fighting for their lives.  It was a shock for those at home to realise that what had originally been a parting for only a few weeks was now to be an indefinite period and very possibly for ever.

     Another interesting fact has emerged.  During the writing of the Bushmills book, it transpired that four of the Bushmills boys had been brought home from hospital for burials in Bushmills.  It is interesting to note that not one of the Ballymoney boys was brought home, although, like the Bushmills soldiers, they had died in hospital in England.

     It is sad to have to admit that for a small number of the Ballymoney soldiers there just does not appear to be any information available.  A few of them have proved to be very difficult cases and deadlines eventually have to be met, so I hope you will understand that it was not for want of trying that there are a few with very little information.

                                                            ............................................Robert Thompson

18311 Rifleman Daniel McKay
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Armoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney September 1914

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

25105 Private James McKeeman
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 20
Born: Benvarden 1896
Son of Nancy McKeeman, of Kilmoyle, Dervock
Enlisted: Coleraine

Commemorated in Carnaff Reformed Presbyterian Church

 

18194 Private Thomas Conaghy
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 23rd April 1917
Aged 32

 

Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Bay 6

 

640382 Farrier Sgt. John Rankin
152nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery

Died of Wounds 25th April 1917
Aged 43

 

Born: Dervock 1874
Son of James and Mary Rankin
Husband of Mrs. Rankin, 11 Argylle Street, Port Glasgow
Lived: Port Glasgow

Interred in Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery, Row D, Grave 8

 

5444 Sapper John Wallace
1st Australian Tunnelling Coy.

Killed in Action 25th April 1917
Aged 45

 

Born: Leitrim, Ballymoney
Son of the late James Wallace, Leitrim, Ballymoney
Lived: Charleville, Queensland
Enlisted: 20th March 1916

Interred in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium. Plot 4, Row C, Grave 15
Commemorated in Bushvale Presbyterian Church

 

624781 Private James Alexander Bleakley
10th Bn. Canadian Infantry

Killed in Action 28th April 1917
Aged 35

 

Born: Seacon 22nd March 1882
Sob of Robert John and Mrs. Bleakley
Enlisted: Vegreville, Alberta, Canada 11th February 1916

No known grave
Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial

 

40615 Private John Hayes
6th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Formerly 4122 H.L.I.

Killed in Action 3rd May 1917

 

Born: Finvoy
Lived: Glasgow

No known grave
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Bay 6

 

2842 Private Robert Shannon
4th Bn. Australian Infantry

Killed in Action 6th May 1917
Aged 36

 

Born: 17th December 1880
Son of Samuel and Agnes Shannon, Montalto, Newtown Crommelin
Lived: Narrabri, N. S. Wales.

No known grave
Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Commemorated in Killagan Parish Church, Cloughmills

422453 Private David Carson Ferris
8th Bn. Manitoba Regt. originally 44th Bn. C.E.F.

Killed in Action 28th April 1917
Aged 26
Born: Dirraw, Finvoy 7th April 1891
Son of Matthew and Mattie Lynn Ferris
Lived: Winnipeg, Canada
Enlisted: 17th December 1914

Interred in Orchard Dump Military Cemetery, Plot 9, Row J, Grave 2
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church


David's twin brother William

5925 Sergeant Peter Kane
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 18th May 1917
Aged 28
Born: Lisnagunagh 24th February 1890
Son of Peter Kane
Husband of Caroline (Hutchinson) Kane, Stranocum, son Walter, Mosside
Lived: Stranocum
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France, Plot 3, Row B, Grave 151

Commemorated in Dunseverick Parish Church

Commemorated in Drumtullagh Parish Church

 

8854 L. Cpl. Samuel Patton
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 19th May 1917

 

Born: Loughguile
Lived: Ballyweaney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France, Bay 6
Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church

 

48865 Gunner John Boyd
"D" Bty. 312th Bde. Royal Field Artillery

Killed in Action 26th May 1917
Aged 29

 

Born: Mosside
Son of Patrick and Ellen Boyd, Knockmore, Mosside.
Lived: Knockmore, Mosside

Interred in H.A.C. Cemetery, France, Plot 3, Row B, Grave 26
Commemorated in Mosside Presbyterian Church

 

1067 Rifleman William Wade
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 2nd June 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Edward St., Ballymoney
Son of William and Margaret Wade
Lived: Coleraine
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium, Row P, Grave 20
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

4854 Rifleman Robert Colvin
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 7th June 1917
Aged 18

 

Born: Ballymoney 1899
Son of Robert and Jeannie Colvin (nee Douglas)
Enlisted: Newtownards

Interred in Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 12
Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

 

1231 L. Cpl. Thomas Logan
9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 7th June 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Left a wife and eight children
Lived: Ballybrakes
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Lone Tree Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 9
Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

953 Rifleman Robert Campbell
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 7th June 1917
Aged 22

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Campbell, Ballywindeland
Lived: Drumaheagles
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave

Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 40

18536 Rifleman John Murphy
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 20
Born: Ballymoney
Son of James and Jeannie Murphy
Lived: Greenville, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Knightsbridge British Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Row D, Grave 47

Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

1289 Rifleman Hugh Rock
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 8th June 1917
Aged 22
Born: Carabeg, Cloughmills
Son of George and Agnes Rock, Ballylig
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery, Belgium, Row A, Grave 9.

Commemorated in Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church

 

9470 Rifleman Thomas John Gault
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 18th June 1917
Aged 36

 

Born: Market Street
Son of Mrs. Nancy Gault, Market Street

No known grave

Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Addenda Panel 58
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

Private George McNocher
9th Bn. Scottish Rifles

Died of Wounds 17th May 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Ballybogey

His brother William survived the war despite being injured 3 times.

 

7188 Rifleman Thomas Turner
8th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds
Aged 21

brother of Robert (left)

Born: Cloughmills
Son of Alexander and Rose Turner
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Cabin Hill Cemetery, Belgium, Row A, Grave 2
Commemorated in Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church

 

1842 Corporal Robert Turner
54th Bn. Australian Infantry

Killed in Action 25th September 1917
Aged 26

brother of Thomas (right)

Born: Cloughmills
Son of Alexander and Rose Turner, Cloughmills
Lived: Liverpool, N.S. Wales
Enlisted: 28th December 1914

Interred in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 2, Row G, Grave 12
Commemorated in Ballyweaney Presbyterian Church

 

10695 Corporal John McConnell
5th Bn. Connaught Rangers

Killed in Action 21st June 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Rasharkin
Enlisted: Glasgow

Interred in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece, Plot 3, Row E, Grave 2

 

9469 Rifleman Joseph Crenan
7th Bn. Depot formerly 7th Bn. R. Irish Rifles

Died Home 28th June 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Mrs. Jane Crenan, of Mill House, Trinity Road, St. Helier, Jersey
Lived: St. Helier. Jersey
Enlisted: Jersey, C.I.

Interred in St. Helier, (Almorah), Cemetery, Channel Islands. 8.11.Y

27147 Private John Reid
11th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Aged 36
Born: Knockans, Finvoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Also served through Boer War

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Finvoy Parish Church

8176 Rifleman Robert Campbell
7th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

Killed in Action 10th July 1916
Aged 20
Born: Fermagh, Rasharkin 1895
Lived: Mossend, Glasgow
Enlisted: Glasgow 24th April 1915

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, pier 15c

Commemorated in Rasharkin Presbyterian Church

 

6958 Rifleman John Caldwell
16th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles - This was the Pioneer battalion at the Somme

Died of Wounds 29th June 1917

 

Born: Rasharkin
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 3, Row D, Grave 132

 

Stoker John Devine
Royal Navy

Killed 9th July 1917

 

Born: Townhead Street
Son of the late Hugh Devine
H.M.S. Vanguard
Married

No known grave

Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial

 

29115 Driver William Clements
48th Div. Signals S.M.R.E.

Killed in Action 23rd July 1917
Aged 25

 

Born: Ballymoney 1892
Foster son of Patrick Laverty

Interred in Mendinghem British Cemetery, Plot 2, Row F, Grave 22

Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

S 40544 Pte. William McAuley
8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders

Killed in Action 31st July 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Urble, Dervock
Son of Margaret McAuley

No known grave

Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38

 

762386 L. Cpl. James Dickson
28th Bn. London Regt.

Died of Wounds 8th August 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Mr. William Dickson
Lived: Main Street, Ballymoney

Interred in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, Plot 1, Row O, Grave 2

 

19048 Private James Cassidy
"A" Coy. 10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 9th August 1917
Aged 28

 

Born: Londonderry
Son of William and Margret Cassidy, Upperlands
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave

Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Panel 22

3638 Private Edward James Thompson
60th Bn. Australian Infantry

Killed in Action 19th July 1916
Born: Ballywattick, Ballymoney
Son of Mr. James Thompson
Enlisted: Broadmeadows, Melbourne 4th October 1915

Commemorated at V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles

3769 Rifleman Samuel Jamieson
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 26th July 1916
Born: Coleraine
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Newtownards

Interred in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France, Plot A, Row 30, Grave 2

Commemorated in Carncullagh Presbyterian Church

A Poignant reminder of the sacrifice of soldiers from throughout Ulster
At a field Hospital, 2nd July, 1916

Come close Bill old comrade, I'm glad to have you here
It doesn't seem so hard to die when one we love is near
For as kids we played together, shot marbles on the wall
And as youths on good old Brandywell we used to kick the ball

Just tell them in that dear Old Town old Derry on the Foyle
That the lads who drilled with wooden guns were worthy of their soil
You hardly need to tell them for now the world has heard
How the hardy sons of Ulster for King and Country dared.

When ordered from the trenches by just that one word 'Go'
Wit the war cry 'No Surrender' we quickly found the foe
And onward ever onward as streams the rushing tide
The Fountain, Dark Lane, Rosemount and the lads from Waterside.

Pressed onward, ever onward, our progress none could stay
We weren't out goose stepping or singing Dolly's Brae
To rid the earth of him we hate, oh how those Germans ran
They hadn't time to wait and see at Omagh or Strabane.

It may have been someone blundered, the fault may have been our own
But when we reached trench number five we found ourselves alone
Alone and unsupported beneath a scathing fire
We held our winning gamely till the order came 'retire'

I cannot nor will any man the story ever tell
When caught in that triangle it seemed the mouth of Hell
With comrades falling, falling, we formed as on parade
We'll fight a rear guard action was all Leader said

And in that rear guard action I got the knock out blow
And now I'm going to travel the road we all must go
When lying faint from loss of blood I heard another call
I'll help you brother Ulsterman, I come from Donegal
The Ulsters fought regardless with many a hearty cheer
The next thing I remember was being patched up here

I know the effects are useless I fell I'm going fast
I see the new day breaking for me t'will be the last
I'll never again sit on the Wall on an evening calm and cool
And watch the youngsters playing tig around First Derry School

I thought on Derry Walls away when joining in the fight
I said it is for Ulster we want it right left right
Just tell them in that dear old town, old Derry on the Foyle
That the lads who guarded old Ireland's shore
Sleep now in a foreign soil.

Contributed by Councillor Billy Larmour.  Believed to be written by a soldier of the  '10th Derries'

 

21242 Private Robert Shields (Bertie)
10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 9th August 1917

 

Born: Templemore late 1890's
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Londonderry

Interred in Wieltje Farm Cemetery Special Memorial, B 7.

Commemorated on War Memorial in Dervock Village

 

40841 Rifleman Neason Henry Hale
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 11th August 1917
Aged 22

 

Born: Finvoy
Son of William and Annie Rose Hale
Lived: Finvoy Lodge
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 138-140 and 162 to 162A and 163A
Commemorated in Finvoy Parish Church

 

1733 Rifleman Robert Stewart
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 11th August 1917
Aged 24

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Mr. John Stewart, Druckendult, Ballymoney
Married to Anna Hamill, 14th May 1915
Lived: Bootown
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 6, Row B, Grave 6
Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

18626 L. Cpl. Robert Paull
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 13th August 1917
Aged 25

 

Born: Drumnagee, Bushmills
Son of John and Isabella Paull, Islandranny
Lived: Mosside
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave

Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 40
Commemorated in Drumtullagh Parish Church

 

29324 Private William John Anderson
10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fus.

Killed in Action 16th August 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Roddenfoot
Enlisted: Omagh, Co. Tyrone

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 70-72

 

16448 Private Alexander Hill
8th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 16th August 1917
Aged 23

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Samuel and Catherine Hill, Dunaverney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 70
Commemorated in Roseyards Presbyterian Church

735 Trooper Robert William Scott
Royal Horse Guards

Killed in Action 10th August 1916
Aged 37
Born: Meetinghouse Street, Ballymoney
Son of Mr. John Scott
Husband of Mrs. W. V. Scott, 64 Tontine Street, Folkestone
Enlisted about 1904

Interred in Bouzincourt Communal Cem. Ext., Plot 2, Row F, Grave 13
Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

18672 Sergeant Robert Ramsey
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 23rd August 1916
Aged 21
Born: Culmore, Kilrea
Son of Daniel and Ellen Ramsey
Enlisted: Ballymoney September 1914

Interred in Ration Farm Cemetery, (La Plus Douve Annexe). Belgium, Plot 3, Row C, Grave 2

Commemorated in Rasharkin Parish Church

 

2nd Lieut. James Pattison
10th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

Died 27th February 1919
Aged 28

 

Born: Ballymoney 1891
Son of James and Jane Pattison, 21 Polmaddie Road, Glasgow
Lived: Glasgow

Interred in Rutherglen Cemetery, Lanarkshire, Section 'J', Grave 77

 

6313Private John Pattison
9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 16th August 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Greenock

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 14- to 141

 

Lieut George Lyons Graham
6th Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in Action 17th August 1917
Aged 24

 

Born: Ballymacfin
Son of Mr. S. Graham, Dervock
Husband of Margaret Graham, 42 Channing Street, Castlereagh, Belfast and father of 2 children

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 144-145
Commemorated in Carncullagh Presbyterian Church

 

Lieut. Hugh Stewart Latimer Jordan
Royal Flying Corps

Killed in Action 20th August 1917

 

Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Son of H. S. Jordan, Napier Road, Wembley
Grandson of Mrs. and the late Mr. James Jordan, Castle Street, Ballymoney

Interred in Heroes Corner, in Wembley Parish Church burying ground

 

982 Rifleman Andrew McGahey
11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 22nd August 1917
Aged 20

 

Born: Balnamore 1897
Son of Henry and Nancy McGahey, Balnamore
Lived: Bushmills

Interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, Plot 22, Row G, Grave 15a

 

26495 Rfn. Samuel Alexander Buick
10th B n. Scottish Rifles

Killed in Action 25th August 1917
Aged 30

 

Born: Culbane, Stranocum
4th son of James Buick
Husband of Lily McCaughan, 2 children
Lived: Drumdollagh

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 68-70 & 162 & 162A
Commemorated in Kilraughts Pres. Ch.

427452 Private James Gilmore Murphy
13th Bn. Canadian Infantry 13th Bn. Royal Highlanders of Canada

Killed in Action 5th September 1916
Aged 24
Born: Killymaddy, Bendooragh 9th January 1892
2nd son of William Murphy
Lived: Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Enlisted: 29th December, 1914

Interred in Serre Road Cemetery, No. 2, Plot 26, Row A, Grave 8

Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

16255 Sergeant Samuel McDowell  M.M.
7th Bn. Canadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment

Killed in Action 8th September 1916
Aged 30
Born: Finvoy 24th May 1886
Son of Mr. Matthew McDowell
Lived: Rectory Lodge
Enlisted: Valcartier Camp, Quebec 23rd September 1914

No known grave

Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial

Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

 

234835 Private Daniel Coulter Hill
52nd Bn. Canadian Infantry

Killed in Action 27th August 1917
Aged 37

 

Born: Killans, Finvoy 9th May 1879
Son of John Clarke and Mary Hill
Husband of Jane Hill, of McDowall, Saskatchewan
Enlisted: Prince Albert, Sask. Canada

Interred in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 1, Row K, Grave 17

 

7876 Rifleman George Doherty
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 8th July 1916
Aged 19

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of George and Margaret Doherty, 9 Cromac Square, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

No known grave
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier 15A and 15B

 

1003 Private Archibald Johnson Kennedy
Canadian 1st Div. Supply Column

Died (Heart Failure) 28th September 1917
Aged 33

 

Born: Ballyboyland 25th September 1883
Enlisted: Valcartier Camp, Canada 8th September 1914

Interred in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent

Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church

 

28359 Private Gilmour Patterson
1st/5th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers

Died (Dysentry) 12th October 1917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Mrs. Patterson, High Street
Married
Lived: High Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Lanark

Interred in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Plot A, Grave 71

 

18/1626 Rifleman Andrew Kinnaird
10th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 3rd November 1917

 

Born: Tullaghgore
Married Sarah Semple
Son of Andrew and Mary (Mooney) Kinnaird

Interred in Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extn. Plot 2, Row C, Grave 5
Commemorated in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church

 

20431 Private Thomas Black
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 20th November 1917
Aged 28

 

Lived: Greenock, Lanarkshire
Son of Thomas and Ellen Black, 12 Mill Street, Greenock

No known grave
Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Panels 5 and 6

2079 Private William John McToal
6th Bn. Royal Irish Regiment

Killed in Action 9th September 1916
Aged 30
Born: Ballymoney
Son of John McToal
Married Fanny Workman in Trinity Pres. Church, 28th October, 1904.
Lived: Loughguile
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and face, 3A

Lieut. Henry Stewart-Moore
5th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 10th September 1916
Aged 30
Born: Ballydivity 26th November 1885
Son of James and Elizabeth F. Stewart-Moore

Interred in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece, Plot 5, Row C, Grave 13

 

13210 C.S.M. Samuel Craig
7/8th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 20th November 1917
Aged 27

 

Born: Dervock 1890
Husband of Sarah Craig, 12 Gosford Place, McClure Street, Belfast.
Grandparents Samuel and Nance lived at "Corner House", still known as Craig's Corner.
Lived: Clones, Co. Monaghan
Enlisted: Armagh

Interred in Croisilles British Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 15

 

1161 Rifleman George Wales
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 22nd November 917

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Queen Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

14557 Private George Moore
8/9th Bn. Royal Rifles

Killed in Action 23rd November 1917

 

Born: Coleraine
Son of Mr. H. William Moore
Lived: Balnamore
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Panel 10

 

4/29314 Private Henry Brolly
5th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 29th November 1917
Aged 28

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Michael Brolly, Londonderry
Lived: Balnamore
Enlisted: Omagh

Interred in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, Row P, Grave 13

 

41407 Private William Thompson
9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Formerly 2037 N.I.H.

Died of Wounds 6th December 1917
Aged 28

 

Born: Conagher, Ballymoney
Son of James and Martha Thompson, Conagher

Interred in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, France, Plot 6, Row D, Grave 13

Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

 

Lieut. Thomas Patrick Craig
7th Bn. Leinster Regiment

Killed in Action 22nd March 1918
Aged 27

 

Born: Liscolman 1891
Son of Samuel and Ann Craig (nee Murphy)

No known grave
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Panel 78
Commemorated in Billy Parish Church

13976 L. Cpl. Robert Campbell
2nd Bn. Scots Guards

Killed in Action 15th September 1916
Aged 23
Born: Balnamore 1893
Son of Robert Campbell, Troy, New York
Enlisted: Hamilton, Scotland 24th May 1915

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

3132 Sergeant Hugh Carton M.M.
1st Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 15th September 1916
Aged 29
Born: Ballymoney
Son of Robert and Sally (Doherty) Carton
Lived: Kirkhills
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7D

Commemorated in Carncullagh Presbyterian Church

 

S. 4875 Private William Graham
9th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

Killed in Action 24th March 1918

 

Born: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

No known grave
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Panels 72 and 73

 

1105 Rifleman Hugh Reid
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 24th March 1918
Aged 19

 

Born: Glasgow
Lived: Taughey, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France
Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

4403 Rifleman Alexander Gibson
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 26th March 1918
Aged 21

 

Born: Mullaghduff, Armoy
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church

 

10017 Private James McErlean
1st Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 27th March 1918
Aged 42

 

Born: Armoy
Son of John and Catherine McErlean
Husband of Mary Kate McErlean, 10 Vicinage Park, Belfast
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, France, Plot 4, Row J, Grave 5

 

2537 Guardsman William John Thompson
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 27th March 1918

 

Born: Ballymaconnelly

Interred in Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, France, Plot 4, Row F, Grave 4

 

19423 L. Cpl. William Samuel Campbell
11/13th Bn. R. Irish Rifles

Died 28th March 1918
Aged 22

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of William Campbell and the late Elizabeth Campbell
Lived: Muckamore
Enlisted: Antrim

No known grave
Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

7411 Private John McAuley
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Killed in Action 15th September 1916
Aged 22
Born: Balnamore
Son of Margaret McAuley
Enlisted: Coleraine

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

440526 Private William Logue
Royal Canadian Regiment

Killed in Action 16th September 1916
Aged 24
Born: Coleraine 24th February 1892
Son of James and Lizzie Logue, Seacon, Ballymoney
Lived: Seacon
Enlisted: Prince Albert early 1915
Emigrated to Canada 1912

Interred in Courcellette British Cemetery, France, Plot 8, Row E, Grave 16


15351 Sergeant John Brangam M.M.
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 29th March 1918
Aged 28

brother of Herbert (right)

Born: Coleraine
Son of David and Ann Jane Brangam
Lived: Londonderry
Enlisted: Finner Camp, Co. Donegal
No known grave
Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, panels 38-40
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church
 

864 Rifleman Herbert Brangam
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 11th April 1918
Aged 19

brother of John (left)

Born: Portrush
Son of David and Ann Jane Brangam
Lived: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Clandeboye

No known grave

Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, panels 138-140
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

29096 Private Thomas Kane
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 29th March 1918

 

Born: Dervock
Enlisted: Coleraine

Interred in Grand-Seracourt British Cemetery, Plot 2, Row A, Grave 4.

 

793 Rifleman William McCurdy
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 3rd April 1918
Aged 23

died of wounds as a prisoner of war

Born: Artnagross, Finvoy
Son of Alexander and the late Anna McCurdy
Lived: Kilrea
Enlisted: Ballymena

Interred in St. Souplet British Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row B, Grave 21.
Commemorated in Finvoy Pres. Church

 

1997A Sgt. Michael McFerran
Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 37th Bty.

Killed in Action 5th April 1918
Aged 25

 

Born: Rasharkin
Son of Mrs. Doherty, Slatt
Lived: Slatt
Enlisted: N.S.W., Australia 20th January 1915

Interred in Warloy Baillon Cemetery

 

S7420 L/Cpl. Samuel Balmer
7th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

Killed in Action 11th April 1918

 

Born: Finvoy
Enlisted: Hamilton, Lanarkshire

No known grave
Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

8444 Private Daniel McMullan
2nd Bn. Irish Guards

Died of Wounds 29th September 1916
Aged about 25
Born: Rasharkin 1891
Son of Mr. Daniel & Sarah (Kearney) McMullan, Killans, Ballymoney
Lived: Rosnashane
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, Plot 11, Row C, Grave 1.

Cousin James McAleese

Lieut. James Kenneth MacGregor Greer.  M.C.
1st Bn. Irish Guards

Died of Wounds 3rd October 1916
Aged 31
Born: Ballymoney 11th January 1985
Son of Thomas MacGregor Greer and Margaret Baines Greer, Westoncrofts, Charlotte Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Ballymoney

Interred in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Plot A, Row 11, Grave 2

Commemorated in 1st Ballymoney Presbyterian Church

Brass Plaque erected in Ballymoney Courthouse by the North Antrim Solicitors Association.

The plague is now in the offices of Greer, Hamilton and Gailey

 

68330 Private John McArdle
61st Bn. Machine Gun Corps formerly 1st Bn. Connaught Rangers

Killed in Action 12th April 1918
Aged 19

 

Born: Ballymoney 1899
Son of John and Mary McArdle, 1 Bellevue Terrace, Port Glasgow

Interred in St. Venant-Robecq Rd. British Cemetery, Robecq, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 12

 

1053 Rifleman William McCormick
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 15th April 1918
Aged 25

 

Born: Belfast
Son of the late Robert and Minnie McCormick
Nephew of Mrs. Murphy, Castle Street
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panels 138 to 140 and 162 to 162a and 163a.
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

3428 Private Patrick John Glass
9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 19th April 1918
Aged 26

 

Born: Castle Street, Ballymoney 1892
Son of Sarah and the late James Glass
Husband of Annie May Glass, 8 Council House, Hordle, Hants.
Lived: Hordle, Hants.
Enlisted: Ballymoney

No known grave
Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 14- & 141

 

73228 Private Joseph Allen
34th Bn. Machine Gun Corps.

Died of Wounds 20th April 1918
Aged 22

 

Born: Ballymoney 1896
Son of Mrs. Mary Allen, 4 Strand Terrace, Coleraine

Interred in Etaples Military Cemetery, Plot 29, Row J, Grave 2a.

 

17461 L. Cpl. Robert Coils
15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 29th May 1918
Aged 23

 

Born: Summerhill, Stranocum, Dervock
Son of Alexander and Annie Coils of Somerset Lodge, Coleraine
Lived: Summerhill, Stranocum
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 4, Row A, Grave 6.
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church.

 

8636 Rifleman Daniel McLernon
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died Home 30th May 1915
Aged 21

Drowned

Born: Mosside
Son of Daniel McLernon
Husband of Matilda (Kitchen), 22 Bowrie Street, Port Glasgow
Lived: Port Glasgow
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Port Glasgow Cemetery, Renfrewshire, Row 05, Grave 83

Lieut. William Robert Bradshaw
6th Bn. Connaught Rangers

Killed in Action 19th February 1917
Aged 34
Lived: Charlotte Street, Ballymoney
Son of George T. M. and Annie Bradshaw, 33 Charlotte Street

Interred in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Row G, Grave 11.

1511 Rifleman Alexander McClean
7th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 8th March 1917
Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Kemmel Chateau Cemetery, Row N, Grave 59.

Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

757516 Rifleman Matthew Keers
15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 12th June 1916
Aged 30

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Matthew and Ellen Keers
Lived: Linenhall Street, Ballymoney

Interred in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery, France, Row A, Grave 16
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

1782 Rifleman William Smyth
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 9th June 1918
P.O.W.

 

Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, Plot 2, Row F, Grave 15.

 

18205 Rifleman Robert McCaughan
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died (Heart Failure) 19th June 1918
Aged 24
P.O.W.

 

Born: Armoy
Son of Mrs. Sarah McCaughan, Railway Street, Armoy.
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany, Plot 2, Row G, Grave 14

 

424724 Pte. Walter Wm. McGregor Quin
217th Employment Co., Labour Corps. formerly 28652 R. Dublin Fus.

Died of Wounds 22ns June 1918
Aged 21

 

Born: 1897
Son of Rev. William and Mary Emma Quin, of Finvoy Rectory
Lived: Finvoy

Interred in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, near Boulogne, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 4
Commemorated in Finvoy Parish Church

 

3378 Private Andrew Boyle
8th Bn. Royal Irish Regiment formerly 7218 R. Irish Rifles

Died 7th July 1918

 

Born: Derrykeighan
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Plot 5, Row C, Grave 55.
Commemorated in Derrykeighan Parish Church

 

Sergeant John James Campbell
American Exp. Force, 165th Infantry, 42nd Div.

Killed in Action 28th July 1918

 

Born: Craigs, Finvoy

Interred in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Taradenois, (Aisne), France, Plot A, Row 6, Grave 16.

Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

17849 Private Thomas Robinson
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in Action 19th April 1917
Aged 24
Born: Connswater
Raised by Mrs. Getty, Roddenfoot
Married
Lived: Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 2, Row H, Grave 2.

Commemorated in Trinity Presbyterian Church

893 Rifleman John Hanna
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 2nd June 1917
Aged 18
Son of the late Robert Hanna, station master, and Mrs. Margaret Hanna
Lived: Drumaheglis, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium, Row P, Grave 18.

Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

238211 Private William McIlvenna
54th Bn. Canadian Infantry 2nd Central Ontario Regt.

Killed in Action 9th August 1918
Aged 38

Born: Ballymena 10th January 1880
Son of William and Mary McIlvenna, 27 Mount Street, Ballymena
Brother of Mrs. Thompson, Charlotte Street, Ballyoney
Lived: New York
Enlisted: Toronto

Interred in Villers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, Plot 9, Row C, Grave 11.

 

247 Private Hugh Doherty
90th Winnipeg Rifles

Died of Wounds 11th August 1918
Aged 24

 

Born: Bratwell, Articlave 1st January 1894
Son of Mrs. Doherty, Mosside Road, Dervock.
Lived: Dervock
Enlisted: Canada 8th September 1914

Interred in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Plot 5, Row N, Grave 12b.

 

18972 Corporal Charles Ellison M.M.
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 21st August 1918

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Meetinghouse Street
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Arneke British Cemetery, Plot 3, Row C, Grave 17.
Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

 

4500 Rifleman William Speers
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died 30th August 1918
P.O.W. (Dysentry)

 

Born: Ballymoney
Lived: Castle Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Niederzwehren Cemetery in Germany
Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

 

2507334 Private Daniel Campbell
54th Bn. Canadian Infantry, Central Ontario Regiment

Killed in Action 2nd September 1918
Aged 26

 

Born: Bushbank, Stranocum 17th April 1892
Son of David and Mary Munnis Campbell
Lived: Canada
Enlisted: Toronto, Canada 29th June 1917

Interred in Dury Hill British Cemetery, France, Plot 2, Row D, Grave 34.
Commemorated in Roseyards Presbyterian Church

 

16692 Corporal George McCaughan, M.M.
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 4th September 1918
Aged 27

 

Born: Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Son of William and Lizzie McCaughan
Lived: Drumdollagh, Stranocum
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Plot 5, Row C, Grave 8.
Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church

903 L. Cpl. James McCoubrey
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 2nd June 1917
Aged 29
Born: Ballymoney
Son of John McCoubrey and Nephew of James, who owned the Manor Hotel.
Husband of Mrs. Frances (Morrison) McCoubrey, Market Street, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Belfast

Interred in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium, Row P, Grave 19.

Commemorated in Ballymoney Parish Church

1647 Rifleman Samuel Wallace Anderson
9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died of Wounds 8th June 1917
Aged 20
Born: Drumdollagh
Son of James and Rachael (McConnell) Anderson
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 3, Row R, Grave 266.

Commemorated in Kilraughts Presbyterian Church

 

1009418 Private John McKinney
46th Bn. Canadian Infantry Saskatchewan Regt.

Killed in Action 4th September 1918
Aged 32

 

Born: Eden 29th July 1888
Son of William and Jane McKinney, Eden, Bendooragh
Enlisted Saskatchewan 2nd March 1916

Interred in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Plot 4, Row A, Grave 21.

Commemorated in Drumreagh Presbyterian Church

 

Private James Kyle
American Force 53rd Pioneer Infantry

Killed in Action 10th September 1918

 

Born: Carrowcashel
Son of John Kyle, Carrowcashel

Interred in St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France, Plot D, Row 21, Grave 26.

Commemorated in Armoy Presbyterian Church

 

2nd Lieut. William Baird
1st Bn. King's Regiment

Killed in Action 15th September 1918

 

Born: Dervock
Lived: Partick, Glasgow
Received Commission on 1st May 1918

Interred in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France, Plot 1, Row G, Grave 6.
Commemorated on War Memorial, Dervock

 

10/5667 L. Cpl. William McNaul
72nd Bn., Canadian Infantry British Colombia Regiment

Killed in Action 27th September 1918
Aged 31

 

Born: Ballynafeigh, Stranocum 6th April, 1888
Son of Hugh and Mary McNaul, Ballynafeigh
Lived: Prince Rupert, British Colombia
Enlisted: 27th June 1916

Interred in Quarry Wood Cemetery, Plot 3, Row C, Grave 22.

 

1421 Rifleman Thomas Ramsey Docherty
2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 30th September 1918
Aged 20

 

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Docherty
Lived: Kirkhills, Ballymoney
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Dadizele New British Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 4, Row F, Grave 6.

 

4276 Private James Boyle
6th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 3rd October 1918
Aged 23

 

Born:: Balnamore
Son of Daniel and Mrs. Boyle, Balnamore
Enlisted: Coleraine

Interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Aisne, France, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 5.

Lieut. Johnston Murphy
6th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in Action 1st July 1916
Born: Ballymoney
Son of Clarke and Lizzie Murphy, Main Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Main Street, Ballymoney

No known grave

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial

Commemorated in St. James's Presbyterian Church

brother of Robert (right)

 

2nd Lieut. Robert Murphy
1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

 

Killed in Action 2nd October 1918
Aged 22

brother of Johnston (left)

Born: Ballymoney
Son of Clarke and Lizzie Murphy, Main Street, Ballymoney
Lived: Main Street, Ballymoney

Interred in Dadizele New British Cemetery, Belgium, Plot 1, Row E, Grave 4.

 

163482 Private Cunningham Falconer Shaw
3rd Bn. Canadian Machine Gun Corps.

Killed in Action 3rd October 1918
Aged 24

 

Born: Tullaghans, Finvoy 8th March 1894
Son of Robert John Shaw
Lived: Toronto, Canada
Enlisted: 23rd August 1915

Interred in Mill Switch Military Cemetery, Cambrai, France. Row A, Grave 9.
Commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church

 

10608 Sergeant Edward Alexander Weir
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fus.

Died of Wounds 14th October 1918
Aged 22

 

Born: Unchinagh
Son of James and Mrs. Weir, Garryduff
Husband of Agnes Weir, 58 King Street, Londonderry
Enlisted: Paisley

Interred in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Plot 5, Row E, Grave 16.

 

42380 Private John Wisner
1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in Action 23rd October 1918
Aged 36

 

Born: Cloughmills
Son of Daniel and Jane Wisner.
Husband of Annie Wisner, Cloughmills.

Interred in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Plot 6, Row B, Grave 17.

Commemorated in Killagan Parish Church

 

20989 Private George Killough
1st Bn. Royal Irish Regiment formerly 2363 North Irish Horse

Died 24th October 1918
Aged 27
(Dysentry)

 

Born: Moneyleck, Rasharkin
Son of Andrew and Mary Killough
Husband of Annie L. Killough, Granagh
Lived: Rasharkin
Enlisted: Ballymena

Interred in Deir-el-Belah War Cemetery, Israel, Plot B, Grave 189.
Commemorated in Rasharkin Presbyterian Church

 

7226 Rifleman Robert John McMullan
12th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died Home 17th November 1918
Aged 26
(Tubercular Peritonitis)

Lived: Ballymacfin
Enlisted: Ballymoney

Interred in Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, No. 352.

Commemorated in Carncullagh Presbyterian Church

 

19954 Private John Armour
5th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fus.

Died 23rd November 1918
Aged 31

 

Born: Ballymoney 1887
Husband of Jane Armour, 47 Coatbank Street, Coatbridge
Enlisted: Glasgow

Interred in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot 8, Row B, Grave 14.

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