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Howie - Royal Marine Light Infantry (Harper Crawford Howie's Uncle)
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James McGimpsey McGimpsey Headstone at Movilla
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Great Nephew - Richard Telford-Bailie
Egyptian Exped. Force
Dear Mrs. Bailey,
It is my painful duty to have to inform you that your husband Sergeant
Robert Bailey of this battery died of wounds received in action on the
afternoon of the 25th.
He was wounded badly on the afternoon of the 25th along with his Section commander and four other gunners, everything possible was done for him and he was hurried off to the field dressing station straight away but nothing further could be done. He passed away at about a quarter to seven the same evening and owing to injections his death was quite peaceful. He regained consciousness before he died and his last words were of you and the children. He was buried the following day in a little cemetery near by.
Again expressing out deepest sympathies.
J. Pickwell. 2nd Lt.
For King and Country
ARMSTRONG - Killed in action on 2nd October, 1917, Lance-Corpl. Thomas Armstrong, Royal Fusiliers, second and dearly-loved son of Jennie and Thomas Armstrong. Deeply regretted by his Mother, Father, Brother and Sister. Charles Armstrong, 96 Mountcollyer Avenue and by his Uncle and Aunt, R. and I. Cunningham, Wingrove Gardens, Bloomfield
BAILEY - Died of wounds
received in action on September 25, 1917, 5376, Sergt. R. Bailey, Siege
Battery, R.G.A., the dearly-loved husband of Annie Bailey, 13 St. Kilda
FRAME - Killed in action on
the 3rd September, 1917, Bombardier William Frame, Royal Field Artillery
WRIGHT - Killed in action
on October, 1, 1917, Gunner Samuel L. Wright (100664), Royal Field
Artillery, second son of the late Samuel L. and Mary Wright.
Gray WW1 WW2 and RUC 'A' Specials
Source - Son Norman Gray ~ email - Teatotal85@aol.com
John (Jack) Charters
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Henry Douglas Wilkin
Captain Henry Douglas Wilkin , RN June 1912
Thank you to the wonderful gents in 'The Great War' Forum for all their help in identifying the above guy
have had an email from Henry's grand daughter:-
was brought up on stories of my grandfather’s heroism – in 1900 he
saved the crew of a British ship floundering in the South China Sea
after a typhoon and on another occasion dived into shark infested waters
to save two of his crew who had fallen overboard for which he received
the DSO. He ended his Naval career as an Admiral but sadly as he died in
1932 – eighteen years before I was born - I never met him. He was
stationed in Belfast during the first world war and lived at Graymount
House in Greencastle (now a school I believe). It was there that his
daughter Maureen, my mother, was born in 1915. I am pleased that you
found his photograph and now you know a little more about him.
Very best wishes Anne Grinyer
JOHN McCLELLAND BOYD
Herbert May - as a child
Robert John Johnston
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Thomas Edward Callan
EDWARD THOMAS GREGSON
Patrick O'Halloran (top photos and seated) and John Higgins (brother-in-law)
Andrew Yeates Hugh McKee Yeates
Rachel Love Robert James
died 13th June 1920
Samuel d:1916 John d:1916 George d:1916 David Joseph Thomas Walter William Robert James jnr.
ROBERT JAMES' LETTER HOME
Robert James Love in the WW1 database
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13th January 1900- Letter from Downpatrick man Corporal R.J. Love of the 1st Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders to his parents.
"Since I wrote on 30th November we have not moved beyond three miles. On Sunday last, the Highland Brigade moved towards the Boer's position and halted about a mile off. Our artillery opened fire and kept at it until dark. After twelve o'clock we advanced across the veldt in mass of battalions and nobody except the Generals knew the idea. We marched up in the blackness to within fifty yards of the enemy's trenches, without knowing it. Then all at once from the outer trenches and from the hill entrenchments and sides there came a storm of shot and shell through our ranks. It was terrible in the darkness.
The Brigade was disorganised , the regiments being driven back on the top of one another. We reformed and advanced again only to be repulsed. The Boers, who were in great strength, had their naturally strong position honeycombed with trenches. In front of these was barbed wire. It was cruel, for as we rushed up we could not get away. The Boers know the exact distance of it and mowed us down. It was awful.
The Brigade lost its commander, General Wauchope, once colonel of the Black Watch and about 600 killed, wounded or missing. Our colonel, a major and a lieutenant were killed with 24 rank and file and over 100 seriously wounded. On Tuesday there were something like 70 buried in two hours. It was madness to march in mass as we did and everybody out here says so. We hope to avenge our dead comrades. "
These medals are on display at the Somme Heritage Centre, they belong to Joseph Thompson
THOMAS McIVOR (back row, left)
JOHN BLAIR ANGUS KIA 1916 - JAMES ANGUS KIA 1916 - ROBERT ANGUS KIA 1916
Lance-Corporal R. Angus (Killed)
Robert and Mary Brennan with children Charlie and Catherine (Kitty) taken in Dublin 1914/1915
Rifleman John McConnell
William Henry Campbell
Malachy Goode (left) and Le Binde?
Ernest Thomas Bruce
D Coy R.I.R. Randalstown Camp No. 32 Hut 1914 (Ernest with arms folded)
Ernest in the Drawing Office of Harland & Wolff (back row second from left)
Ernest with towel - it looks like the same man beside Ernest in all 3 above photos
No. 16 Platoon (Ernest 4th row up on the end)
this is a postcard on the back it says:- We arrived in Bundoran at 4 o'c, the journey was sickening, it took us 5½ hours in the train. The weather is lovely but very cold. We are in a room together, I think there is 11 as they are not all in yet. Please send me a lot of papers, G. McCartney will give you a lot he thinks I will want. We are in rotten form after the leave, but we are better after a good feed.
Ernest's Confirmation Card 29th June 1913 and his Unionist membership Card
a letter home from Ernest to his mother:-
Seaford, Sunday 18/7/15
Dear Mother, I am sending you home my washing this week & will do so from this on you might please send it back this week as soon as you can. The others have not come back from the laundry yet. I hope you are keeping all right & all at home. We had very bad weather all week and only did 2 short marches and got inspected by Lieut.-Gen. Sir A. Murray, Deputy Chief of the Imperial Staff. We got well praised for our turn out. To-day is very warm & we had an open air Service this morning. I have not been outside Seaford again yet but I must have another run to Brighton or Seaford when I have some more money. There are a good many Dunmurry chaps about the town & I saw H. Lecky the other night. There was an aeroplane and an airship flew over the camp this week & an aeroplane flew over the camp to-day. I am just after a bathe this evening along the front. It is great health. You might please send me a box of tooth powder as mine is done. My Aunt Louie sent me a letter, but she just said if I wanted anything or needed anything to let her know. It was in the papers there was a demonstration here on the 12th but I did not see any of it. I got the paper father sent. There is nothing more at present. Hoping father & all at home are well. Your loving son Ernie xxx Monday night P.S. Lord Kitchener is coming here to inspect us to-morrow (Tuesday)
THOMAS ERNEST (Ernie) BRUCE
THOMAS MOORE (back right)
John Boden on right GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, during training
Herbert Magill (sitting) John Hewitt? (standing) Herbert & Adelaide Magill Herbert Magill
Francis Flood James Flood
When Francis was discharged after the war between January and march 1919, he would have married his wife Mary in the early 1920s and they had eight children Moira, Josie, Valentine, Francis, Kathleen, Paschal, Joan and Gabrielle. Francis became a tram driver on the hill of Howth for a good number of years, he was also very handy with his hands building and doing plumbing for family and friends
1469 Serjt. Major J.
Beatson, R.I.R. 28th June 1916
17492 Rifleman A. V. Crangle, R.I.R. 28th June 1916
16567 Rifleman S. Hamilton, R.I.R. 28th June 1916
17379 Rifleman B. Crawley, R.I.R. 28th June 1916
17656 Rifleman George Heenan, R.I.R. 28th June 1916
16841 Rifleman T. Mercer, R.I.R. 28th June 1918
thank you to Stephen Kerr who visited Martinsart Cemetery and took these photos
thank you again to Stephen Kerr
THE ULSTER DIVISION
Official intimation was
received on Sunday that Rifleman John Gibson, 15th Battalion Royal Irish
Rifles (North Belfast Volunteers), was killed on January 31st in
France. Deceased was 23 years of age and a member of the North Belfast
Regiment, U.V.F. He was one of the first to enlist in the Ulster
Division, and was formerly employed at Jennymount Spinning Company. His
widowed mother resides at 17 Lilliput Street, Belfast, and she has received
some particulars of her son's death in a letter from Rev. J. Quinn, chaplain,
who in the course of his letter writes:-
Lawrence (left standing) -
great grandparents seated at front (William and Johanna Molloy)
the others are brothers, John, Timothy, Martin and William are a few of the names remembered
Charles Clarke and family
Edward Shannon's headstone, from Stephen Kerr
McGrillen back row 4th from right
Some of the boys of HMS Cyclops stuck in ice (White Sea) 13th May 1919
Francis Augustine (Gussy) McGrillen