Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark The CWGC record Private William Clark as the son of George and Margaret Clark, of Garvaghy, Portglenone, Co. Antrim.
29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark Private William Clark is also commemorated on the Roll of Honour in 1st Portglenone Presbyterian Church.
29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark Private William Clark has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark Private William Clark was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Scots when he was killed in action on 26th September 1917. He was 20 years old.
29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark William enlisted in Glasgow where he lived.
29/09/2016 Pte. William Clark William Clark was the son of George and Margaret Clark. William was born about 1897.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00796
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00795
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour At the time of his death, his father, Rev George J Gilmour, was living at the Unlimited Free Church Manse, Longtown, Cumberland, England.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00794
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00793
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00792
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28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour The CWGC records Private James Montgomery Gilmour as the son of the Rev. James and Agnes Gilmour of Boveedy, Kilrea, County Derry, Ireland.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour His military records list his brother George Gilmour living at 444 Adelaide Road, Wellington South. His sister, Miss J M Gilmour, was living at Well Brae, Strathaven, Scotland.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Private James Montgomery Gilmour was buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Private James Montgomery Gilmour died of pneumonia at Tidworth Hospital, Wiltshire, England on 18th December 1918.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour He was admitted to Tidworth Hospital on 15th December with a severe attack of influenza. Four days after admission he developed pneumonia.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Private James Montgomery Gilmour was serving with the Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, when he took ill in England.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Private Gilmour sailed from New Zealand with the 43rd reinforcements on 17th August 1918.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour James Montgomery Gilmour enlisted in Wellington on 25th October 1917.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Prior to enlisting, Jim Gilmour was working as a labourer. He was living in Taita, Lower Hutt. Taita is one of the easternmost suburbs of the city of Lower Hutt in New Zealand. Lower Hutt lies just north of Wellington near the southern tip of the Northern Island.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour Jim moved to Australia in 1911, playing for North Sydney alongside until heading north to play for Queensland. Gilmour played all three matches against the touring New South Wales.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour He was a New Zealand rugby league footballer of the 1910s, playing at representative level for New Zealand and Wellington as a Centre.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour James Gilmour was born on 4th January 1881 in Boveedy, west of Kilrea in County Derry, Ireland.
28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour James Montgomery Gilmour was the son of Rev. James and Agnes Gilmour.
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28/09/2016 Pte. James Montgomery Gilmour 00789
28/09/2016 Pte. Charles Galway The CWGC record Private Charles Galway as the husband of Lena Galway of 46 Belgrave Street, Belfast.
28/09/2016 Pte. Charles Galway Private Galway has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
28/09/2016 Pte. Charles Galway Private Charles Galway was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
28/09/2016 Pte. Charles Galway Charles Galway enlisted in Belfast.
28/09/2016 Pte. Charles Galway Charles Galway was born in Moneyglass, just north of Toome, about 1893.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin I leave all to my wife Mrs Jane Duffin, 10 Varna Street, off Lesson Street, Belfast. Ireland. 1547 Private P Duffin, 7th Leinsters.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin 00788
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Last Will and Testament of Private Patrick Duffin, dated 20th November 1915:
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Private P Duffin is buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin In his will Patrick left all to his wife.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Private Patrick Duffin was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Leinster Regiment when he died of wounds on Tuesday 5th September 1916.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin The 1911 census lists Patrick as age 36, living with his family at house 26 in Varna Street, Falls, Belfast – presumably the same house. Patrick was still a general labourer. Jane was a Spinner of Linen Yarn. It seems their first born, Annie, had died.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Known family: Patrick Duffin, Jane Duffin, Annie Duffin (born 5th December 1900), Sarah Duffin (born about 1902), Mary Duffin (born 30th March 1907), Kathleen Duffin (born 16th April 1909).
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin The 1901 census lists Patrick as age 24, living with his family at house 26 in Varna Street, The Falls, Belfast. Patrick was working as a labourer.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Patrick Duffin married Jane O'Neill on 22nd December 1898 in the district of Antrim.
27/09/2016 Pte. Patrick Duffin Patrick Duffin was born about 1875 in Moneyglass, just north of Toome.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Spinal meningitis claimed its first victim among the troops in training here this afternoon when Private Alexander Dempsey, of A Company, 18th Battalion, succumbed to the dreaded disease at Victoria Hospital. Dempsey enlisted at Windsor. Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey From the Montreal Gazette dated 26th March 1915: Meningitis at London, Ontario
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey There is no evidence to suggest Alexander ever lived in Kilrea.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey The CWGC record Private Alexander Dempsey as the son of William Dempsey of Calerion Street, Kilrea, Co. Derry, Ireland.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Private Dempsey is buried in St Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in London, Ontario, Canada.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Private Alexander Dempsey was serving with the 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died in Canada before his unit left for overseas. He died of spinal meningitis in Victoria Hospital, in London, Ontario.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Alexander Dempsey enlisted on 28th October 1914 in Windsor, Ontario with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. He gave his next of kin as his sister, Mrs E Gow, who was living at 32 Mansion Street, Possil Park, Glasgow.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Prior to enlisting, he was working as a labourer.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Alexander Dempsey emigrated to Canada.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Alexander served eight years with the King’s Own Scottish Borders.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey Alexander Dempsey was the son of William Dempsey. Alexander was born in Glasgow on 6th February 1881.
27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey 00787
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27/09/2016 Pte. Alexander Dempsey 00784
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd It has been suggested that William has some connection with Ballyscullion near Toome. No valid link has so far been found.
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd The CWGC record Private William Boyd as the son of the late John Boyd of Edinburgh. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Boyd, of Home Farm, Belhaven Estate, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd Private William Boyd has no known grave and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd Private William Boyd was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards when he died on 16th May 1915. He was 31 years old.
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd William was born about 1884.
25/09/2016 Pte. William Boyd William Boyd was the son of John Boyd.
25/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Costello Private Hugh Costello as no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
25/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Costello Private Hugh Costello was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he was killed in action on Tuesday 9th October 1917.
25/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Costello Hugh Costello was born in Lavey, Gulladuff, County Londonderry.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway The CWGC record Gunner Peter Conway as the only son of Elizabeth Conway of Aghacarnaghan, Toomebridge, County. Antrim, and of the late Patrick Conway.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway Gunner Conway has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway Gunner Peter Conway was serving with ‘V’ 8th Trench Mortar Batter, Royal Garrison Artillery, when he died on Saturday 27th April 1918.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway The medal card of Gunner Peter Conway states that he served with the 3rd Lahore Division, Indian Ammunition Division, of the Royal Garrison Artillery.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway The 1911 census lists Peter as age 18 living with the family at house 8 in Aghacarnaghan, Cargin, County Antrim. His father had died and the family were now living with Peter’s grandfather, James Beatson. Peter was a farm servant.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway The 1901 census lists Peter as age 8, living with the family at house 1 in Derryhollagh, Cranfield, County Antrim. His father was a farm labourer.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway Family: Patrick Conway, Lizzie Conway, Peter Conway (born 1st April 1893), Mary Conway (born 1st April 1893), Catherine Kate Conway (born 3rd January 1895), Ellen Nellie Conway (born 15th May 1897), Elizabeth Lizzie Conway (born 3rd August 1899).
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway Peter Conway was born on 1st April 1893 in Aghacarnaghan, Toomebridge. He had a twin sister, Mary. He had four sisters in all.
25/09/2016 Gnr Peter Conway Peter Conway was the only son of Patrick and Elizabeth Conway. Patrick Conway married Elizabeth Beatson / Bateson on 17th January 1893 in the district of Antrim.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan 00783
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25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Gunner John Clenaghan is commemorated on his wife’s headstone in Old Monkland Cemetery in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan No evidence can be found that John Clenaghan ever lived in Portglenone.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan The CWGC record Gunner John Clenaghan as the husband of Mary Clenaghan of Aughnahoy, Portglenone, Co. Antrim.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Gunner John Clenaghan is also commemorated on the War Memorial in Port Glasgow.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John's wife Mary, it seems, moved back to Portglenone after his death. Mary was awarded a regular pension and 40/- for September 1918 for herself and 7 children. No medals awarded due to John not serving overseas.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John Clenaghans’s brother, William Clenaghan, born 1881, also served. He died on 29th Jan 1916 in France.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Gunner Clenaghan was buried in Port Glasgow Cemetery. A military funeral was provided by the Royal Garrison Artillery from Fort Matilda, Glasgow.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan While at home in Port Glasgow, Gunner John Clenaghan died of influenza on 3rd July 1918. He died at 5.00 am. His brother was married at 10.00 am.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Gunner Clenaghan was granted special leave to return home. His child had been run over and was seriously injured.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Gunner John Clenaghan was being posted to the 2nd Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade (D Battery), Catterick, Yorkshire with the Royal Garrison Artillery on 25th May 1918.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John Clenaghan was mobilised on 8th May 1918.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John Clenaghan enlisted in Port Glasgow on 8th May 1916.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan Family: John Clenaghan, Mary Clenaghan, Bridget Clenaghan (born 12th May 1906, Port Glasgow), Catherine Clenaghan (born 24th May 1908, Port Glasgow), Isabella Clenaghan (born 22nd May 1910, Port Glasgow), Elizabeth Clenaghan (born 6th May 1912, Port Glasgow), Williamina Clenaghan (born 20th April 1914, Port Glasgow), Patrick Clenaghan (born 21st May 1916, Port Glasgow), Helen Clenaghan (born 21st May 1918 Port Glasgow).
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John Clenaghan married Mary Duffy on 26th October 1903 in Port Glasgow. Mary came from Portglenone. John and Mary had seven children.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John worked as a coal man, a labourer.
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan He lived at 19 Balfour Street, Port Glasgow
25/09/2016 Gnr John Clenaghan John Clenaghan was born Coatbridge, Scotland about 1883.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke 00781
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke The CWGC record Rifleman R J Clarke as the grandson of Mrs Mary Ann Underwood of Groggan, Randalstown, County Antrim.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Robert Clarke is commemorated in Grange Presbyterian Church, County Antrim.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Rifleman Robert John Clarke is buried in Nieuwkerke Churchyard, Belgium.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Rifleman Robert John Clarke was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action near Ypres on Monday 2nd September 1918.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Robert enlisted in Belfast. He was living in Randalstown at the time.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Reports suggest Robert Clarke lived in Taylorstown, Toome for a time.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke The 1911 census lists Robert John as age 14 living with grandparents at house 8 in Groggan, Drumanaway, County Antrim. Robert was still at school.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke The 1901 census lists Robert as age 4 living with grandparents, Charles and Mary Ann Underwood, at house 3 in Ballydonnelly, Toome Upper, County Antrim.
24/09/2016 R/man Robert John Clarke Robert John Clarke was born about 1897 in Randalstown.
23/09/2016 R/man Patrick Diamond Rifleman P Diamond, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, who was wounded on the 25th September, has been on a short visit to his home in Kilrea.
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23/09/2016 R/man Patrick Diamond From the Belfast Newsletter dated 30th October 1915:
23/09/2016 Pte. John Leslie ‘He was killed in action on 25th September. His loss is keenly felt in the battalion, for he was not only a good soldier, but bore a very high character. I wish to convey to you my own sympathy and the deep sympathy of the battalion.’
23/09/2016 Pte. John Leslie Rev William Crawford, chaplain of the 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders in France, notifying Mr Robert Leslie, Main Street, Castledawson, of the death in action of his son, Private John Leslie, says:-
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23/09/2016 Pte. John Leslie From the Belfast Newsletter dated 23rd October 1915:
23/09/2016 Pte. David Lawrence Anderson The relatives of William Anderson, son of Mr Anderson, for a long time owner of The Hotel, Tobermore, and new of Canada, have received a letter saying that he has been slightly wounded by shrapnel, and that he hopes to be back in the firing line soon. Mr Anderson, along with his brother, arrived with a Canadian contingent some time ago, and paid a visit to their uncle, Mr T J Anderson, J.P., of Mossview, Maghera. They have taken part in some of the severe fighting at the front since then.
23/09/2016 Pte. David Lawrence Anderson 00778
23/09/2016 Pte. David Lawrence Anderson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 21st October 1915: (brother of David Anderson)
23/09/2016 Pte. George Grogan Miss Catherine Grogan, Maghera, has been notified by the War Office of the death in action of George Grogan, of the Gordon Highlanders. The deceased was a native of Maghera. This is the second Maghera soldier who has been killed since the outbreak of the war; but practically every other soldier from the district has been wounded, except those who belong to the Ulster Division.
23/09/2016 Pte. George Grogan 00777
23/09/2016 Pte. George Grogan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th October 1915:
22/09/2016 Pte. Samuel Hugh Hall 00776
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie Private William J Mawhinnie has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie Newspaper reports confirm that his wife and family resided in Scotland
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie Private William Mawhinnie was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Wednesday 29th September 1915.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie William Mawhinnie enlisted in Scotland.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie The 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 11 in Ballynafie.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie The 1901 census lists William as age 14 living with the family at house 27 in Ballynafie, Ahoghill, County Antrim. William was still at school. They were a farming family.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie Family: Eliza Mawhinnie, William John Mawhinnie, Mary J Mawhinnie (born about 1884), William Mawhinnie (born about 1887).
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie The family name has many different spelling connotations - McWhinney, Mawhinney, Mewhinney and Mawhinnie to name but a few. The CWGC version will be used for simplicity.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie William was born about 1887 in Ballynafie, a townland just south east of Portglenone on the Antrim side of the river.
22/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie William J Mawhinnie was the son of William John and Eliza McWhinney. They married about 1881.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Private Robert Bruce has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Private Robert Bruce was serving with the 13th Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment when he was killed in action on Wednesday 16th August 1916.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert enlisted in Manchester. He lived in Taylorstown, Co. Antrim.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert Bruce was born in Taylorstown, County Antrim, north west of Toome.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce The CWGC record Private Robert Bruce as the son of Mrs Isabella Bruce of 721.5 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Private Robert Bruce has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce At the time of Robert’s death, his father was living in Duneane, Toomebridge. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that Robert ever lived in the Toome area.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Private Robert Bruce was serving with the 24th Battalion (Quebec Regiment) of the Canadian Infantry when listed as missing, presumed killed in action, on 18th September 1916.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce A Northern Ireland newspaper reports that another brother, also living in Canada, was serving.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert Bruce enlisted in Windsor, Ontario on 26th October 1915. He listed his next of kin as his mother, who was living at 66 Oak Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Prior to enlisting, Robert was living at 30 Cameron Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, and was working as a Dye Repairer.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert emigrated to Canada / USA.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce The 1911 census lists a large Bruce family living in Glasgow Street, Belfast with a mother and father of Donald and Isabella and a son, Robert, aged 16, born in Scotland. That family are also listed in the same area in the 1901 census.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert was born in Lanark, Scotland on 22nd October 1893.
14/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Robert Bruce was the son of William and Isabella Bruce.
11/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie Mr John Mawhinney, Ballynafie, Portglenone, has received official intimation that his son, Private William John Mawhinney, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, has been killed in action. Private Mawhinney enlisted in Scotland, where his wife and family reside.
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11/09/2016 Pte. William J Mawhinnie From the Belfast Newsletter dated 13th October 1915:
11/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce 00774
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11/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce Mr William Bruce, Duneane, Toomebridge, has received notification of the death of his son, Private Robert Bruce, of the Canadian contingent. Private Bruce, with another brother, was resident in Canada at the outbreak of the war, and both nobly responded to the call of King and Country.
11/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce 00772
11/09/2016 Pte. Robert Bruce From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 23rd September 1916: Private Robert Bruce, Toome
11/09/2016 R/man William Brown Private W Brown, Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division), killed, belonged to Culnafey, New Ferry. The deceased lost his life in rescuing a wounded man. Hearing a cry, he climbed onto the parapet and gallantly went out. He succeeded in carrying his wounded comrade to the trench, and was just getting in himself when he fell victim to a German sniper. Death was instantaneous.
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11/09/2016 R/man William Brown From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 5th August 1916: Toome
11/09/2016 Pte. John Bradley Private John Bradley has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
11/09/2016 Pte. John Bradley Private John Bradley was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when he died at Gallipoli on Saturday 7th August 1915.
11/09/2016 Pte. John Bradley John Bradley was born in Maghera.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd 00770
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11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Private Boyd went to the front in France in February 1917.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd On 10th October 1916 he contracted gonorrhoea again, moved to Cherry Minton Military Hospital, Cambridge, returned to duty 16th November 1916.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd On 21st Jan 1916, he was admitted to hospital with gonorrhoea. He was in Barnwell Hospital with gonorrhoea until he was healed and returned to duty on 6th April 1916.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Private Boyd sailed for England in October 1915.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd The CWGC record Private Matthew Boyd as the son of Caroline Nicholl-Boyd of Dunturkey, Ballynure, Belfast.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Private Boyd is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Private Matthew Boyd was serving with the 5th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery in France when he died of wounds on 7th November 1917 at 10 Casualty Clearing Station. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Matthew Boyd enlisted on 23rd July 1915 in Toronto. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Caroline Nicholl Boyd, who was living at Taylorstown, Grange Corner, Toome.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Prior to enlisting, he was working as a labourer.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Matthew Boyd emigrated to Canada.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd The 1911 census lists Matthew as age 16, working as a servant for the Semple family at house 11 in Ballyboley, Ballycor, County Antrim.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Matthew was born on 29th April 1894.
11/09/2016 Pte. Matthew Boyd Matthew Boyd was the son of Caroline Nicholl-Boyd.
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10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams The CWGC record Sergeant James William Adams as the son of Catherine McCulloch McArthur (formerly Adams), of 8 Bellsdyke Place, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and the late Matthew Adams.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams Sergeant James W Adams has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The Memorial to the Missing at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, bears the names of many who fell in the battles for Passchendaele and whose bodies were never recovered.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams Sergeant James William Adams was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on Sunday 2nd December 1917 by a trench mortar.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams The 1911 census lists James as age 17 living with the family at house 44 in Portglenone town. James is listed as Private in the Royal Irish Rifles. His widowed mother was a farmer and grocer.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams It is believed his father died in Belfast on 24th March 1902, aged 45. (GRONI Ref D/1902/57/1007/42/82). This has yet to be confirmed.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams The 1901 census lists James William as age 7 living with the family at house 80 in Garvaghy, Portglenone, County Antrim. His father and his grandfather were both blacksmiths.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams Family: Matthew Adams, Catherine Adams, James William Adams (born 1st January 1894), Samuel Howard Adams (born 5th January 1897), George Steel Adams (born 25th November 1899).
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams James Adams was born 1st January 1894. He was the first of three sons.
10/09/2016 Sgt. James William Adams James William Adams was the eldest son of Matthew and Catherine Adams. Matthew Adams married Catherine McCullough on 5th April 1893 in the district of Magherafelt.
06/09/2016 Pte. George Gallagher The parents of Private George Gallagher, who reside at Hillhead, Castledawson, have been notified by the War Office that he was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 25th August. Private Gallagher, who is not yet 19 years of age, was in the 7th Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
06/09/2016 Pte. George Gallagher 00764
06/09/2016 Pte. George Gallagher From the Belfast Newsletter dated 20th September 1915:
06/09/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir Private Robert Weir, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, and a native of Kilrea, has been invalided home wounded, having during the recent fighting at Richebourg been struck by shrapnel in the foot. One of his brothers, who was with 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the Dardanelles, and was awarded the D.C.M. for bravery in the field, has since been killed. Another brother has been wounded in the Dardanelles, and is now in hospital in Cairo.
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06/09/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th September 1915:
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney Mr Robert McCartney, Portglenone, has received intimation from the War Office, that his son, Private Andrew McCartney, who is serving with a Welsh regiment at the Dardanelles, is seriously ill.
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05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th September 1915:
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney The CWGC record Private A McCartney as the son of Robert McCartney. He is also recorded as the husband of Maggie Ross McCartney.
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney Private McCartney is buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney His father was living in Portglenone at the time.
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney Private Andrew McCartney was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment when he died on Thursday 30th September 1915. He was 50 years old.
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney Andrew was the husband of Maggie Ross McCartney.
05/09/2016 Pte. Andrew McCartney Andrew McCartney was the son of Robert McCartney. Andrew was born about 1865 in Ballymena.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber Private John James Barber has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial in Gallipoli.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber The CWGC record Private John James Barber as the husband of Mrs Rose Ann Barber, of Tyance, Portglenone.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber Private John Barber is commemorated in Salford Cathedral.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber Private John James Barber was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 13th June 1915.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber John Barber enlisted in Salford, England.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber A newspaper report records that they had two children.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber The 1911 census lists Rose Ann as age 35 living with her family at house 72 in Tyanee, Clady, County Londonderry. She is married with one child, Annie, born about 1904 in England.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber John James Barber was married to Rose Anne Barber (nee Mullan). Rose Anne was born about 1876 in Co Derry.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber John James Barber was born about 1883.
05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber The War Office has notified Mrs Rose Ann Barber, who, with her two children, is at present stopping at the home of her father, Mr Joseph Mullen, Tyanee, Portglenone, that her husband, Private Barber, of the 7th Lancashire Fusiliers, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.
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05/09/2016 Pte. John James Barber From the Belfast Newsletter dated 18th September 1915:
02/09/2016 Pte. William Workman The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-1918’ lists William Workman on pages 54 and 55.
02/09/2016 Sgt. Edward Alexander Weir The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-1918’ lists Sergeant Weir on page 68.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Hugh on pages 125 and 126.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor The CWGC record Private Hugh Taylor as the son of Matthew and Bella Taylor of Oatlands, Killykergan, Coleraine, County Derry.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Taylor is also listed on the WW1 Memorial Plaque in Aghadowey Presbyterian Church.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Hugh Taylor has no known grave and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private Hugh Taylor was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Flanders on Thursday 6th December 1917. He was 19 years old.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Private served with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers for a time.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor enlisted in Londonderry.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Later in 1911, the family left for America, but returned three months later.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor The 1911 census lists Hugh as age 14 living with the family at house 32 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore. Hugh was still at school.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 4 living with the family at house 17 in Ballinahone More, Tobermore, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. The family farm was at Haw Hill.
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Family: Matthew Taylor, Bella Taylor, James Taylor (born 3rd December 1885), Matthew Taylor (born 17th September 1888), William Taylor (born 14th June 1890), John Taylor (born 5th August 1894), Hugh Taylor (born 17th April 1896), Robert Taylor (born 31st March 1897), George Taylor (born 12th April 1900), Thomas Taylor (born 23rd July 1904).
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor was born in Termoneeny, near Tobermore on 17th April 1896. He was one of eleven children, seven surviving
02/09/2016 Pte. Hugh Taylor Hugh Taylor was the son of Matthew and Bella Taylor. Matthew Taylor married Bella Speer on 14th March 1884 in the district of Magherafelt.
01/09/2016 L/Corp Robert McIlrath The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Robert on pages 56 and 57.
01/09/2016 Pte. Robert Henry The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Robert on page 133.
01/09/2016 Pte. Joseph Bamford Hazlett The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Joseph on pages 38 and 39.
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01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey At present there is no definitive link to Magherafelt War Dead, although he may be connected with Tirhugh, Swatragh
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists Marshall on pages 41 and 42.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey The CWGC record Private Caskey as the son of Marshall Caskey, of Ballinameen, Garvagh, Co. Derry.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Private Marshall Caskey has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Private Marshall Caskey was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 23rd July 1916. He was 20 years old
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Marshall enlisted in Kilmarnock.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey The 1911 census lists Marshal as age 15 at house 5 in Kurin, Garvagh, County Londonderry. He was working as a farm labourer for the Thompson family.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Marshall was born in Glasgow on 17th April 1896.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Known family: Marshall Caskey, Margaret Jane Caskey, Jane Caskey (born 6th December 1881, Maghera, died 5th December 1887, age 6), Archibald Caskey (born 20th February 1884, Maghera, died 6th December 1887, age 4), Nancy Caskey (born 6th May 1886, Maghera, died 5th December 1887 age 1), Hannah Caskey (born 16th April 1888, Maghera), William Caskey (born 7th February 1890, Kilrea), Marshall Caskey (born 17th April 1896, Glasgow).
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey It seems a great tragedy befell the family on 5th December 1887. Three of the children died in the space of two days. Jane died aged 6, Archibald died aged 4 and Nancy died aged 1.
01/09/2016 Pte. Marshall Caskey Marshall Caskey was the son of Marshall & Margaret Jane Caskey. Marshall Caskey married Margaret Bradley on 30th September 1880.
01/09/2016 Pte. William Caldwell The book ‘Garvagh and Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18’ lists William on pages 41 and 42.
01/09/2016 Pte. William Caldwell Williams’s brother James also served. James was wounded in September 1916, but survived the war.
01/09/2016 Pte. William Caldwell William was a member of Britannia Flue Band and a local branch of the Orange Order.
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