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Royal Irish Rifles

2nd Battalion

ROYAL IRISH RIFLES

74th Brigade / 25th Division

 

3rd July : Bouzincourt.

5th-9th July : Brigade detached to the 12th (Eastern) Division.

6th July : La Boisselle.

7th-8th July : Attacks of Ovillers.

10th July : Senlis.

14th July : Usna Hill.

15th-16th July : Attacks and capture of Ovillers.

17th July : Bouzincourt.

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25th-30th July : In front line in front of The Redan.

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7th-10th August : In front line in Auchonvillers sector.

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19th-26th August : Thiepval sector.

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28th August-2nd September : Ovillers sector.

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27th September - 1st October : Thiepval Wood.

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8th October : In support line in Pozieres / Mouquet Farm sector.

13th October : In line North-West of Courcelette.

21st October : Attack of Regina Trench

22nd October : Martinsart area.

23rd October : Harponville.

 

157 names

5766    Rifleman

Francis

ADAIR

Killed in action on the 22nd August 1916

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

7778    Rifleman

Edward

ANDERSON

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8560    Rifleman

Thomas

ARNOLD

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

13550    Rifleman

Arthur

BARKER

Killed in action on the 21st October 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Regina Trench Cemetery

 

7859    Rifleman

John

BARR

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 38

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Thomas Eyre

BARTON

Detached from The 14th Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

6769    Rifleman

George

BAXTER

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 23

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7542    Rifleman

Thomas

BEATTY

Killed in action on the 1st July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1394    Lance Corporal

Edward Richard

BEDDOES

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4412    Rifleman

William John

BENSON

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

John George

BLAND

Died of wounds on the 9th July 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery

 

4633    Rifleman

Bernard

BLANEY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1433    Rifleman

James

BOLTON

Died of wounds on the 20th October 1916

Rest in peace in Contay British Cemetery

 

6841    Rifleman

David

BOYD

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

737    Rifleman

Andrew

BRADY

Died of wounds on the 27th September 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Wood Cemetery

 

8333    Rifleman

James

BRENNAN

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9476    Lance Corporal

William

BURNS

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7854    Rifleman

William James

BURNS

Killed in action on the 28th September 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

4967    Rifleman

Reginald Lancelot

BUSH

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

6858    Company Sergeant Major

John Alfred

BYERS, MC

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10225    Corporal

Edward

BYRNE

Killed in action on the 30th August 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

7421    Rifleman

Patrick Joseph

CARROLL

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10469    Rifleman

John

CARVILLE

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8753    Rifleman

Peter

CASEY

Died of wounds on the 6th October 1916

Rest in peace in Luncan New Cemetery

 

5737    Rifleman

George

CLEARY

Died of wounds on the 30th August 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Varennes Military Cemetery

 

8968    Lance Corporal

Edward

COMMACK

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Charles Richard

COONEY

Detached from The Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in action on the 9th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

10355    Corporal

Patrick

COTTER

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

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8465    Rifleman

Arthur

COUPLAND

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension

 

3852    Rifleman

James

CRAWFORD

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

5233    Rifleman

Thomas

CROKE

Died of wounds on the 9th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

11014    Rifleman

David Walter

CROTHERS

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 38

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7285    Rifleman

Thomas

CRUMPTON

Died of wounds on the 19th July 1916 - Age 26

Rest in peace in Etaples Military Cemetery

 

7301    Rifleman

Charles

CRYMBLE

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7845    Rifleman

Thomas

CULLEN

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 22

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7214    Sergeant

George

DAVIS, MM

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 37

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7147    Corporal

Patrick

DELANEY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 38

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5086    Rifleman

Robert

DENNISON

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8687    Sergeant

George

DOHERTY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7876    Rifleman

George

DOHERTY

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10255    Rifleman

John

DOHERTY

Died of wounds on the 14th December 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Netkey Military Cemetery

 

4998    Rifleman

Herbert Glen

DORMER

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

5600    Rifleman

John

DUFFY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 36

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8507    Rifleman

John

DUNLEA

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8994    Rifleman

Patrick

EAGERS

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 17

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Kevin

ELPHICK

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

Rest in peace in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

2697    Rifleman

James

FAY

Died of wounds on the 16th October 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Contay British Cemetery

 

6581    Lance Corporal

Robert

FITZSIMONS

Killed in action on the 17th October 1916 - Age 40

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8981    Rifleman

Joseph

FLYNN

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

Francis Reginald

FOWLER

Killed in action on the 18th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10838    Rifleman

James

FURPHY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

14435    Rifleman

Michael

GANLEY

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5020    Lance Corporal

Ernest Stewart

GARRETT

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

19522    Rifleman

James

GOW

Detached from The 11th Royal Irish Rifles

Died of wounds on the 27th September 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Wood Cemetery

6746    Rifleman

Joseph

GRANT

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

5026    Rifleman

Percy Cecil

GRANT

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11366    Rifleman

William James

GRAY

Died of wounds on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

7460    Rifleman

James

GRINEN

Died of wounds on the 17th October 1916

Rest in peace in Varennes Military Cemetery

 

7199    Rifleman

William

HANNA

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2935    Rifleman

William James

HAWTHORNE

Died of wounds on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2587    Rifleman

Robert

HENDERSON

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9220    Rifleman

John

HERON

Killed in action on the 12th October 1916 - Age 40

Rest in peace in Courcelette British Cemetery

 

14424    Rifleman

Albert

HOLEBROOK

Killed in action on the 28th August 1916 - Age 23

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7909    Rifleman

Thomas

HOLOHAN

Killed in action on the 28th September 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3755    Rifleman

James

HORNER

Killed in action on the 7th October 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8213    Sergeant

Thomas

HOWELL

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 18

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

8777    Rifleman

John

HUGHES

Died of wounds as POW on the 30th July 1916

Rest in peace in Le Cateau Military Cemetery

 

8503    Rifleman

Michael

HUGHES

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

5418    Lance Corporal

Thomas William

HUNTE

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

Rest in peace in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Ext.

 

8273    Rifleman

Louis

JAMES

Died of wounds on the 4th September 1916

Rest in peace in Varennes Military Cemetery

 

5399    Rifleman

James George

JENNINGS

Died of wounds on the 27th September 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Aveluy Wood Cemetery

 

8137    Rifleman

Michael

KEATING

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7851    Rifleman

Michael

KENNY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8637    Rifleman

Robert

KERNAGHAN

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 17

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5059    Rifleman

John Arthur

KING

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

3104    Rifleman

William

KING

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9126    Rifleman

Samuel

KIRKPATRICK

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8522   Lance Corporal

William

KNOX

Killed in action on the 7th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

18364    Rifleman

William

LAMOND

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10730    Rifleman

Andrew

LARRISSEY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5938    Lance Corporal

Robert Nixon

LECKEY

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Rest in peace in Serre Road Cemetery n1

 

Second Lieutenant

John

LECKY

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

11245    Rifleman

William

LINDSAY

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7245    Sergeant

George

LOVE

Died of wounds on the 30th September 1916 - Age 34

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

6776    Rifleman

William

LOWRY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 19

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9645    Rifleman

James

LYNN

Killed in action on the 30th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

_8623    Rifleman

Thomas

MANN

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1329    Rifleman

John James

MATTHEWS

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5387    Rifleman

Patrick

McALEAVY

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9293    Lance Corporal

James

McAULEY

Killed in action on the 30th August 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

5452    Rifleman

James

McCAGHERTY

Killed in action on the 28th August 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

11331    Rifleman

James Henry

McCANN

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

1650    Rifleman

Matthew

McCARRICK

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5480    Rifleman

Leonard

McCOMB

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Lieutenant

William Clark

McCONNELL

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9115    Rifleman

Harry

McDOWELL

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916 - Age 24

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7605    Lance Corporal

Robert James

McGREECHAN

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 32

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2318    Rifleman

James

McGUINNESS

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 36

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8480    Lance Corporal

William

McILWAINE

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10560    Rifleman

Charles

McILWRATH

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4885    Corporal

William

McKEE

Died of wounds on the 30th August 1916 - Age 22

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

5874    Rifleman

James

McKINLEY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8454    Rifleman

John

McLOUGHLIN

Killed in action on the 30th June1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7561    Rifleman

John

McLOUGHLIN

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6916    Rifleman

Alexander

McROBERTS

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 18

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

7830    Rifleman

James

MEARNS

Died of wounds on the 1st August 1916

Rest in peace in Netley Military Cemetery

 

8033    Rifleman

Oliver

MILLIGAN

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6832    Rifleman

Joseph

MISKIMMINS

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

8542    Corporal

George

MOORE

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 35

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8016    Rifleman

John

MOORE

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 20

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8647    Rifleman

John

MORAN, served as DOHERTY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 30

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

9078    Rifleman

Patrick

MORRISON

Died of wounds on the 1st August 1916 - Age 19

Rest in peace in Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery

 

5089    Rifleman

Percy

MULLIN

Killed in action on the 25th September 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5331    Rifleman

William

MURPHY

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

4849    Rifleman

Joseph

MURRAY

Killed in action on the 30th August 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

8873    Lance Corporal

Thomas

NUGENT

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916 - Age 20

Rest in peace in Ovillers Military Cemetery

 

2465    Rifleman

James

O'HARE

Killed in action on the 15th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

19927    Rifleman

John Patrick

O'REILLY

Killed in action on the 29th September 1916

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

5200    Rifleman

James

O'ROURKE

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7716    Rifleman

Michael

O'SULLIVAN

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7879    Rifleman

Joseph

PETERS

Killed in action on the 30th August 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

4876    Rifleman

John

PRENTICE

Killed in action on the 30th August 1916 - Age 24

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

6827    Lance Corporal

Patrick

QUINN

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6523    Rifleman

Robert

RAINEY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6810    Rifleman

Charles

REID

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10003    Lance Corporal

James

REILLY

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

2599    Rifleman

Michael

REILLY

Killed in action on the 20th October 1916 - Age 27

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

6779    Rifleman

John

RODGERS

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

5125    Corporal

George

RULE

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916 - Age 21

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

10398    Rifleman

Joseph

RUXTON

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7126    Rifleman

Robert

SCOTT

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5235    Rifleman

Daniel

SHANNON

Killed in action on the 12th October 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace in Courcelette British Cemetery

 

2673    Rifleman

John

SHANNON

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10531    Corporal

John

SKINNER

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 34

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7764    Rifleman

John

SLATTERY

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 25

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10110    Rifleman

John

SLOAN

Died of wounds on the 16th July 1916

Rest in peace in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

 

Captain

William Alan

SMILES

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 34

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

John Francis

STEIN

Killed in action on the 28th September 1916 - Age 31

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

7180    Rifleman

James

STEVENSON

Killed in action on the 8th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

7707    Rifleman

Michael

SULLIVAN

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

2328    Rifleman

George Alfred

TANNER

Killed in action on the 2nd July 1916

Rest in peace in Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension

 

5555    Rifleman

Robert Miller

TEMPLETON

Died of wounds on the 18th July 1916 - Age 34

Rest in peace in Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

8866    Rifleman

Simon

THOMPSON

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

William Wood

VERNON

Detached from The Connaught Rangers

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 26

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

5159    Rifleman

Ernest Henry

VICKER

Died of wounds on the 23rd July 1916 - Age 25

Rest in peace in St Sever Cemetery

 

4923    Rifleman

John

WALKER

Killed in action on the 16th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

10031    Rifleman

Henry John

WALLACE

Died as POW on the 22nd July 1916

Rest in peace in Cologne Southern Cemetery

 

6964    Corporal

George

WALSH

Died of wounds on the 20th October 1916 - Age 18

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5758    Rifleman

John

WATERFIELD

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 41

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

Second Lieutenant

James

WATSON

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 27

Rest in peace in Bapaume Post Military Cemetery

 

5795    Rifleman

Hugh

WEIR

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

6505    Rifleman

Richard

WILLIAMS

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 40

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

5173    Rifleman

William

WINDER

Killed in action on the 7th July 1916 - Age 21

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

8504    Rifleman

Chistopher

WISELY

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial

 

4710    Rifleman

James

WRIGHT

Killed in action on the 29th September 1916

Rest in peace in Lonsdale Cemetery

 

5178    Lance Corporal

John Godwin

WRIGLEY

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916 - Age 30

Rest in peace in Pozieres British Cemetery

 

 

7571    Rifleman

William

YOUNG

Killed in action on the 9th July 1916

Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial