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03/05/2016 Sister Mary Agnes Doherty R.R.C. Miss M A Doherty, of Dr Steevens Hospital, and Miss Kathleen Johnston, of the Royal City of Dublin Hospital, have been awarded the decoration of the Royal Red Cross Civil Hospitals Reserve; and Miss A Healy, of Dr Steeven’s Hospital, has been mentioned in despatches. The work done in the hospitals at the front by women nurses has evoked the warm commendation of the medical men in charge of those institutions, as well as the Commander in Chief and other distinguished officers, and it is gratifying to know that the services of some of our Irish nurses have met with the well merited recognition. Miss Johnston is one of twenty nurses of the Royal City of Dublin Hospital now serving at the front. She volunteered for service when the call was made for nurses, and left Dublin for ‘somewhere in France’ on 17th August. Miss Doherty and Miss Healy of Steeven’s Hospital, belonged to Queen Alexandra's Nursing Reserve, and were amongst the first of the gallant band of Irish nurses who proceeded to the front in August last. Miss Healy was Sister in Charge of the Royal Irish Constabulary Ward; and Miss Doherty of the principle male ward in Steeven’s Hospital for over three years. Sister Doherty belongs to Magherafelt, County Derry. There are now nearly thirty nurses from Steeven’s Hospital now serving at the front.
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03/05/2016 Sister Mary Agnes Doherty R.R.C. From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd June 1915:
03/05/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro Mr and Mrs Alex Munro, of Rainey Street, Magherafelt, have received intimation that their only son, Sergeant William H Munro, of the 10th Australian Infantry Regiment, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.
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03/05/2016 Sgt. William Henry Munro From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd June 1915:
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Rifleman William McCurdy is commemorated in Finvoy Presbyterian Church.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy In his will he left all to his father, Alex McCurdy.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to my Mr Alex McCurdy, father, Artnagross, Kilrea, County Antrim. Private William McCurdy, 18th Royal Irish Rifles.
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03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Last will and Testament of Rifleman William McCurdy dated 4th December 1917:
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy The CWGC record Rifleman William McCurdy as the son of Alexander McCurdy of Artnagross, Kilrea, County Londonderry, and the late Anna McCurdy.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Rifleman William McCurdy is buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery. St. Souplet is a village about 6 kilometres south of Le Cateau, which is a small town approximately 20 kilometres south-east of Cambrai.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Rifleman William McCurdy was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died as a prisoner of war on the 3rd of April 1918 close to St. Souplet.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Rifleman William McCurdy was involved in the retreat from the German armies in the Spring Offensive of March 1918 and was taken prisoner, although no record of this can be found on the ICRC P.O.W. website.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Rifleman McCurdy then went to France in October 1915.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William did his early training at Clandeboye and in July 1915 was moved across to Seaford to complete that training.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William McCurdy was living in Kilrea when he enlisted in Ballymena early in the war.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy The 1911 census lists William as age 15 living with the family at house 5 in Artnagross, The Vow, County Antrim. William had left school and was working on his father’s farm.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William father remarried. Alex McCurdy married Nancy F Fleming on 18th March 1908 in the district of Ballymoney.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William’s mother, Annie McCurdy died in the Ballymoney area on 14th October 1905, aged 36.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy The 1901 census lists William as age 4 living with the family at house 4 in Artnagross, The Vow, County Antrim. His father was a farmer and his mother was a housekeeper. Artnagross is a townland close to Kilrea.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy Family: Alexander McCurdy, Annie McCurdy, Mary McCurdy (born 30th December 1888, Ballymena), George / Alexander McCurdy (born 12th April 1891, Ballymena), Robert McCurdy (born 21st November 1893, Ballymena), William McCurdy (born 23rd March 1896, Ballymena), Annie McCurdy (born 25th May 1898, Ballymena), John McCurdy (born 13th February 1900, Ballymoney), Andrew McCurdy (born 25th December 1901, Ballymoney), Thomas McCurdy (born 5th July 1905, Ballymoney).
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William McCurdy was born on 23rd March 1896, Ballymena. He was one of at least eight children.
03/05/2016 R/man William McCurdy William McCurdy was the son of Alexander and Annie McCurdy. Alex McCurdy married Annie Dysart on 23rd November 1888 in the district of Ballymoney.
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03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon The CWGC record Lieutenant Robert McCahon as the son of John McCahon of Regent Street, Kilrea, County Derry. Regent Street was renamed Maghera Street.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Lieutenant Robert McCahon is also commemorated on the WW1 Roll of Honour in the 1937 Reading Room at Trinity College in Dublin.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Lieutenant Robert McCahon is commemorated on the Belfast Corporation Roll of Honour Plaque in Belfast City Hall. He is also commemorated on the memorial in 1st Kilrea Presbyterian Church.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Lieutenant Robert McCahon is buried in Doullens Military Cemetery Extension No 1 in France. Doullens lies approximately 30 kilometres north of Amiens.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon He was removed to hospital in Doullens, but he died of his wounds on 30th March 1918.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Lieutenant Robert McCahon was serving with the 69th Field Company of the Royal Engineers when he was wounded by shellfire, receiving wounds to his stomach and pelvis during the German Spring Offensive.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon 2nd Lieutenant McCahon returned to the front in September 1916. During this period he was promoted to Lieutenant.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon ‘I have been wounded by a piece of shrapnel in the hip and have been in hospital. I was doing work in consolidating new mines in what was the German line before we blew it up. I had 150 men working in three craters for three days by the names of theatres and had an upper circle, a promenade and dugouts in the bottom we called boxes. Last night as we were about to leave a few German shells came in and made things a bit unpleasant for about a quarter of an hour.’
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon He left for France in December 1915, attached to the 69th Field Company.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert McCahon enlisted early in 1915. He was commissioned as a Special Reserve 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers that August.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert was a member of the Kilrea Company, South Londonderry U.V.F. Because of his shooting prowess, he became the Company Musketry Officer.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert joined the Unionist Party.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon From Trinity, Robert joined the engineering department of the Belfast City Corporation. He travelled home at the weekends and was a member of the local football team.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon The 1911 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 30 in Maghera Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert went on to Trinity College Dublin, where achieved a B.A.I. Degree in 1911.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert attended Coleraine Academical Institution was both a talented scholar and sportsman, particularly shooting and football.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon The 1901 census lists Robert as age 12 living with the family at house 30 in Maghera Street, Kilrea. His father had a drapery shop.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon By the time of the 1901 census, his mother had died and the family had moved to Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was born in County Londonderry.
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Known family: John McCahon, Lizzie J McCahon (born about 1879), George McCahon (born about 1881), Sarah A McCahon (born about 1884), Ella M McCahon (born about 1886), Robert McCahon (born about 1889).
03/05/2016 Lieut Robert McCahon Robert McCahon was the son of John McCahon. Robert was born on 7th July 1888 in Texas, U.S.A.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy The CWGC record Private Robert James Kennedy as the son of W and Sarah Kennedy of Coleraine Street, Kilrea, County Londonderry.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Robert’s younger brother, Able Seaman Perry Kennedy, served with the Royal Navy and survived the war.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Private Robert J Kennedy is buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt. Wancourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. It lies in the valley of the Cojeul River nearly 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Private Robert Kennedy was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders when he was killed in action on Sunday 10th February 1918.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Robert Kennedy enlisted in Glasgow in the spring of 1917.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy The 1901 census lists Robert as age 7 living with the family at house 31 in Kilrea, County Londonderry. His father was a yardman.
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Known family: William Kennedy, Sarah Kennedy, William Kennedy (born about 1892), Robert Kennedy (born about 1894), Perry Kennedy (born about 1900)
02/05/2016 Pte. Robert James Kennedy Robert James Kennedy was the second son of William and Sarah Kennedy. Robert was born in Kilrea about 1894.
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01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes Official intimation has been received by Mr Robert Holmes, Coleraine Street, that his nephew, Corporal James Holmes, Canadian Artillery, has been killed in action. He was a son of Mr James Holmes, Glasgow, formerly of Coleraine Street, Kilrea.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes From the Northern Constitution dated 21st September 1918:
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes The CWGC record Driver James Holmes as the husband of Esther Christie Liddell (formerly Holmes), of 18 Charlotte Lane, London Street, Glasgow, Scotland.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes Driver James Holmes is buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension. Rosieres is a village about 32 kilometres east of Amiens and 7.5 kilometres south of the main road from Amiens to St Quentin.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes After his death, James’ next of kin is listed as James Holmes, who was living at 410 Toronto Street, Winnipeg.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes Driver James Holmes was serving with the 4th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 16th August 1918.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes James Holmes enlisted in Winnipeg on 2nd June 1915. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Matilda Holmes, who was living at 74 Dagmar Street, Winnipeg, Canada.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes Prior to enlisting, James Holmes was working as a machinist.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes James emigrated to Canada.
01/05/2016 Driver James Holmes James Holmes was the son of James and Matilda Holmes. He was born in Dungiven on 31st August 1884.
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01/05/2016 Pioneer James Hogg James’ oldest brother, Private Archibald Hogg, died as a result of wounds he received during the war. Archibald Hogg is reported to have died of his illness / wounds on 24th March 1919.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald’s younger brother, Pioneer James Hogg, also died in the war. James was serving with the 36th Signal Company of the Royal Engineers when he died on Wednesday 27th March 1918.
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01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Archibald Hogg is NOT listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which seems to be an oversight.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Archibald Hogg is commemorated on the Mackay Town Hall Honour Board and also on the Sarina War Memorial in Queensland, Australia.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald Hogg is reported to have died of his illness / wounds on 24 March 1919.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Archibald Hogg was serving with the 31st Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was officially discharged on18th August 1917.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg The official board documentation, dated 6th August 1917, pronounced that he had developed pneumonia following a wound to the neck whilst of active service. It stated that his right lung no longer expanded.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Hogg was returned home to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', from Devonport, 4 May 1917. It disembarked in Australia on 4th July 1917.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Hogg was discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth on 21st November 1916 and was placed in No 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, England.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg While he was in hospital, Archibald had contracted pneumonia and then developed a serious lung infection.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg He was transferred to the 3rd London General Hospital on 25 August 1916; to the 3rd London General Stationary on 16 September 1916 and then to the 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall on 17th November 1916.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Hogg was admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, Rouen on 13th August 1916 suffering from a gunshot wound to neck and finger.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg The battalion then proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force on 1st June 1916. They disembarked in Marseilles a week later on 8th June 1916.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Private Hogg embarked with his unit from Brisbane on 3rd January 1916 and proceeded to join the 15th Battalion at Zeitoun, Egypt, on 7th March 1916.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald Hogg enlisted on 20 July 1915 in Brisbane, Queensland. He listed his Next of kin as his mother, Mrs S Hogg, Carnroe, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Prior to enlisting, Archibald was working as a labourer in the Mackay region of Queensland on the eastern coast of Australia.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald Hogg emigrated to Australia.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg The 1911 census does not list Archibald as living with the family at house 5 in Carnroe, Kilrea.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg The 1901 census lists Archy as age 15 living with the family at house 7 in Carnroe, Kilrea, County Londonderry. They were a farming family and Archy was working on the farm.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Family: Samuel Hogg, Mary Hogg, Elizabeth Hogg (born 28th March 1884), Archibald Hogg (born 5th October 1885), Mary J Hogg (born 2nd April 1887), Martha Hogg (born 4th October 1888), Samuel Hogg (born 19th May 1890), Thomas Hogg (born 20th December 1891), James Hogg (born 28th December 1894), Torrens Hogg (born 18th May 1895), Margaret Hogg (born 4th December 1897).
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald Hogg was born on 5th October 1885 in Kilrea. He was the oldest of nine children.
01/05/2016 Pte. Archibald Hogg Archibald Hogg was the eldest son of Samuel and Mary Hogg. James Hogg and Mary Torrens were married in the district of Coleraine on 5th April 1883.
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