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Royal Irish Rifles

1st Battalion

ROYAL IRISH RIFLES

25th Brigade / 8th Division

 

1st July : Attack of Ovillers.

2nd July : Dernancourt.

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19th October : Trônes Wood.

20th October : In front line between Gueudecourt and Le Transloy.

23rd October : Attack on Zenith Trench (in reserve).

24th October : Attack on Zenith Trench.

26th October : Trônes Wood.

27th October : East of Flers.

28th October : In front line between Gueudecourt and Le Transloy.

30th October : Trônes Wood.

31st October : Fricourt area.

2nd November : Meaulte.

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8th November : Carnoy.

9th November : Guillemont.

11th November : In front line in front of Le Transloy.

13th November : Flers.

15th November : Meaulte.

 

128 names

8563    Rifleman

William

ANDERSON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9818    Corporal

Samuel

BELL

Killed in action on the 24th July 1916

Rest in peace in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

 

8877    Rifleman

Joseph

BLAIN

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2688    Rifleman

John Henry

BOARDMAN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 36

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8494    Rifleman

Joseph

BOHAN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 33

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7621    Rifleman

Joseph

BOND

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9618    Rifleman

John

BRADY

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3958    Rifleman

Phelim

BRIEN

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4970    Rifleman

Thomas

BROWN

Died of wounds on the 3rd July 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

Captain

Dominick Augustus

BROWNE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 28

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1401    Rifleman

Richard

BROWNE

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8858    Rifleman

William John

BULLER

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9453    Lance Corporal

John

BURNS

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9535    Rifleman

Pierce

BUTLER

Died of wounds on the 29th June 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace Heilly Station Cemetery

 

3872    Rifleman

Arthur

BYRNE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5704    Rifleman

William

CADDEN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 17

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9126    Lance Corporal

Charles

CAHOON

Died of wounds on the 17th July 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace St Sever Cemetery

 

4604    Rifleman

Patrick

CAIRNEY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7067    Rifleman

Patrick

CANNING

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11211    Rifleman

William

CARLISLE

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10317    Rifleman

Henry

CHALKLEY

Died of wounds on the 24th July 1916

Rest in peace Netley Military Cemetery

 

7016    Rifleman

John

CLARKE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2874    Rifleman

William

CLARKE

Died of wounds on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9780    Rifleman

James Eugene

CLEARY

Killed in action on the 30th June 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

3073    Rifleman

Peter

COLLINS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Blighty Valley Cemetery

 

7295    Corporal

John

CONNERS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7018    Private

Henry Frederick

COOK

Detached from The 24th London

Died of wounds on the 24th November 1916

Rest in peace in St Pierre Cemetery

4995    Rifleman

Thomas

DEEGAN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

40630    Rifleman

Daniel

DEVINE

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5602    Rifleman

Patrick

DIAMOND

Killed in action on the 30th June 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8826    Rifleman

Edward

DONNELLY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2995    Sergeant

Stewart Gordon

DYKES

Detached from The 19th London

Died of wounds on the 9th November 1916

Rest in peace in Guillemont Road Cemetery

7201    Rifleman

John James

FENTON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8319    Rifleman

Bernard

FINN

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

John Victor

GAULT

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916

Rest in peace in Bancourt Bitish Cemetery

 

8849    Rifleman

William Norris

GIVENS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 17

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Harold Mynet

GLASTONBURY

Died of wounds on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7439    Rifleman

Charles

GORMAN

Died of wounds on the 24th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8925    Lance Corporal

Joseph

GORMAN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6573    Sergeant

John

GRACIE

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

Second Lieutenant

William Henry

GREGG

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4812    Rifleman

James

GRIBBEN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1333    Rifleman

Thomas Patrick

HAGAN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9794    Sergeant

Alexander

HAMILL

Killed in action on the 31st October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7869    Rifleman

John

HAYES

Killed in action on the 31st October 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9761    Rifleman

Thomas

HEGARTY

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 49

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8630    Rifleman

Peter

HENLEY

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8811    Sergeant

Albert

HERRON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1921    Rifleman

Andrew

HIGGINS

Died of wounds on the 2nd July 1916

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

5369    Rifleman

George

HOEY

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 40

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7813    Corporal

William

HOOD

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7878    Rifleman

Thomas

HORNIBROOKE

Died of wounds on the 30th June 1916 - Age 33

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

43856    Rifleman

Gerald William

HUGHES

Killed in action on the 15th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6952    Rifleman

Robert

HUGHES

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1395    Rifleman

Thomas

JAMES

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1345    Lance Corporal

Fred

JENNINGS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8819    Rifleman

Laurence

KEATING

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6687    Rifleman

James

KELLY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

40618    Rifleman

Fred

LAMBERT

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

40653    Rifleman

William Herbert

LAWSON

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6177    Rifleman

Joseph

LECKEY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4760    Rifleman

Francis

LOWE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Lieutenant Colonel

Carroll Charles

MACNAMARA

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916 - Age 41

Rest in peace in Chorley Wood (Christ Church) Churchyard

 

9178    Rifleman

Joseph

MAGEE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7616    Rifleman

John

MARTIN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 29

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3269    Lance Corporal

Samuel

MARTIN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9907    Rifleman

John

MASON

Died of wounds on the 21st July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

5077    Lance Corporal

Herbert Thomas

MATTHEWS, MM

Died of wounds on the 12th November 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

6360    Rifleman

Thomas

MATTHEWS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9225    Lance Corporal

William John

McCARTNY

Died of wounds on the 26th October 1916

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

8850    Lance Corporal

Thomas

McCOMB

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9022    Rifleman

William

McDONALD

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 41

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9685    Rifleman

Thomas

McEVOY, served as McDONALD

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

6174    Rifleman

William

McFADDEN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 28

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7003    Rifleman

James

McGEAGH

Died of wounds on the 25th October 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

9018    Rifleman

Peter

McGONAGLE

Died of wounds on the 24th October 1916

Rest in peace in Carnoy Military Cemetery

 

4605    Rifleman

John

McGUIGAN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 39

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

40619    Rifleman

Peter

McGURK

Killed in action on the 14th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9220    Rifleman

Hugh

McKINLEY

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7494    Rifleman

John

McLEAN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7200    Lance Corporal

Joseph

McSHANE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10678    Rifleman

James

McWILLIAMS

Died of wounds on the 24th October 1916 - Age 38

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

2326    Rifleman

John Joseph

MEEHAN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7445    Sergeant

Robert

MILLAR

Died of wounds on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8379    Rifleman

Michael

MILLS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3990    Rifleman

Thomas

MURPHY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7601    Rifleman

John

MURRAY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8972    Rifleman

Robert

MUSSELL

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7117    Rifleman

William Henry

NARRAWAY

Detached from The 21st London

Killed in action on the 15th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

4722    Sergeant

Ross

NEILL

Died of wounds on the 12th November 1916

Rest in peace in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs

 

7294    Rifleman

Robert

NIXON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3223    Rifleman

James

NOBLE

Killed in action on the 28th June 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

779    Rifleman

Henry Edward

NUNNEY

Detached from The 21st London

Killed in action on the 15th November 1916

Rest in peace in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs

3225    Rifleman

James

O'BRIEN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6202    Rifleman

Matthew

O'BRIEN

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9046    Corporal

Hugh

O'CONNOR

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11475    Rifleman

Arthur

O'HARA

Died of wounds on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11108    Rifleman

J.

O'NEIL, served as WATTS

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4541    Rifleman

Denis

O'NEILL

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 31

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2862    Rifleman

George

O'REILLY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9984    Rifleman

John

O'REILLY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8706    Sergeant

James

PARKHILL

Killed in action on the 28th October 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in A.I.F. Burial Ground

 

9080    Rifleman

William

PENTLAND

Died of wounds on the 26th August 1916

Rest in peace in Canterbury Cemetery

 

6702    Rifleman

Albert

POLLETT

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8763    Rifleman

Robert

POWER

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 16

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

9047    Rifleman

Joseph

PRICE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

7714    Rifleman

James Henry

PUMFORD

Killed in action on the 15th November 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7828    Rifleman

James

REA

Killed in action on the 23rd October 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Longueval Road Cemetery

 

1843    Rifleman

Fred

RUSTIDGE

Killed in action on the 30th June 1916 - Age 18

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

6485    Rifleman

Francis

SHORT

Died of wounds on the 28th October 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2440    Rifleman

John

SINNOTT

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

40627    Rifleman

John

SMITH

Killed in action on the 15th November 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Lieutenant

Samuel Douard Irvine

SMITH

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace in Blighty Valley Cemetery

 

8599    Rifleman

David

SPENCE

Died of wounds on the 26th October 1916

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

7655    Lance Corporal

Edward

SUTHERLAND

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

1546    Rifleman

Harry

SWANN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6512    Lance Corporal

Robert

THOMPSON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9615    Rifleman

William James

TIPPING

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

7270    Company Sergeant Major

John

TONGE

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 29

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8418    Rifleman

James

TOTTEN

Died of wounds on the 3rd July 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

11224    Rifleman

Samuel

TROUGHTON

Killed in action on the 27th June 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

8824    Rifleman

Leo

VICKERS

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

7479    Rifleman

William

WALKER

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Serre Road Cemetery n°2

 

11108    Rifleman

John

WALLS

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9117    Lance Corporal

Thomas

WATSON

Killed in action on the 26th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8801    Rifleman

Arthur

WHELAN

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

5116    Rifleman

Joseph

WILSON

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

 

7122    Private

Edwin Charles

WRIGHT

Detached from The 2/22nd London

Died of wounds on the 18th November 1916 - Age 28

Rest in peace in Grove Town Cemetery

 

MAN SERVING IN AN OTHER UNIT

 

8907    Rifleman

James

McIVOR

25th Machine Gun Company

Killed in action on the 10th November 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial