A CALL TO ARMS – CO. KILDARE WWI WAR DEAD, SURNAMES E-G: HELP NEEDED!

by ehistoryadmin on September 20, 2014

Co. Kildare and The First World War

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

YOUR COUNTY NEEDS YOU! 

This list is a work in progress and will be published as a book in 2015.

Third Instalment: SURNAMES E – G

We need feedback and would welcome any additions or corrections people might make: also photos, diaries, medals and memorabilia which could be used for images online or in the forthcoming book would be welcome. People who give material or images of material will be credited as the donors.

We are also interested in any information on ‘Kildare’ men active in the war.

Athy Heritage Centre will host a WWI exhibition for the month of September 2014 and a range of talks and other events in September and October. See their website for details – http://www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie

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Edghill, W. H. Service No. 25247.  Private, Royal Irish Regiment, 7th Battalion. Died 21 February, 1919. Son of Mr. W. Edghill, Cloneygath, Monasterevan. Grave or Memorial Reference: Southeast part of Monasterevan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

 

Ellard, Thomas. Service No. 8538.  Private, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), 3rd Battalion (attached 2nd Battalion). Died of wounds, France, 14 April 1917. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Son of Thomas and Bridget Elllard, 6 New Row, Athy. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. E. 14, Aire Communal Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Maryborough, Queens Co.

 

English, John. Service No. 235130.  Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 9th Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 30 May 1917. Age 36. Born Moone, Co. Kildare. Son of Abraham and Mary English; husband of Maud Eliza English, 46 Boyton Street, Spokeland Road, Liverpool. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. A. 13, La Clythe Military Cemetry, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Liverpool. Formerly no. 8782 Liverpool Regiment.

 

English, Joseph. Service No. 20335.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 21 March 1918. Born, Moone. Related to above? Grave or Memorial Reference: I. E. 28, Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted at Grangecon, Co. Wicklow; residence Moone, Co. Kildare.

 

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Fanning, Frank. Service No. 17805.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 12 July 1915. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: VII. E. 5, Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Athy.

 

Farnan, Patrick. Service No. 5344.  Corporal, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 21 November 1914. Age 27. Born Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Son of John and Mary Farnan, Ballyvass, Castledermot. Grave or Memorial Reference: A. 2, Baillent Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Kilkee, Co. Clare.

 

Farrell, Andrew. Service No. 28996.  Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 121st Company. Killed in action, Somme, 23 July 1916. Age 21. Born Kilcullen Road, Naas. Kilbride, Co. Wicklow. Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Farrell, Old Gaol, Naas.  Grave or Memorial Reference: I. F. 30, Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Falkirk, Scotland, while working in a munitions factory. Formerly no. 5821 Connaught Rangers, he transferred to the MCG.

 

Farrell, James. Service No. 76026.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 55th Anti-aircraft Company. Died War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans, 11 December 1918. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Son of Mr. M. Farrell, 10 Church Terrace, Church Street, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: R. C. 638, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin.

 

Farrell, John. Service No. 9475.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 April 1915. Age 31. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Son of Thomas and Mary Farrell, Janeville Lane, Athy. Grave or Memorial Reference: Special Memorial, V Beach Cemetery, Turkey. Supplementary information: Enlisted Athy.

 

Farrell, Michael J. Service No. 4145.  Lance-Sergeant, Irish Guards, Reserve Battalion. Died home, 18 May 1917. Age 27. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Son of Mrs. Kate Farrell, Ballintogher, Monasterevan. Grave or Memorial Reference: 10 yards west of entrance, Ballybraken Cemetery, Monasterevan, Co. Kildare. Supplementary information: Enlisted Whitehall, Middlesex; residence Brentwood, Essex.

 

Farrell, Terence. Service No. 20201.  Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, 103rd Battery. Died India, 18 September 1914. Born Kildare, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: A. V. 23, Karachi Cemetery, and Face I, Delhi Memorial (India Gate). Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

 

Feeley, William Henry. Service No. 17870.  Corporal, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 8 September 1916. Born Naas, Co. Kildare. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John James Feeley, 114 Brian Road, Fairview, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 16C, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

 

Fenelley, John. Service No. 4148.  Private, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 4 September 1918. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: IV. A. 19, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: enlisted Athy.

 

Fenlon, Hugh. Service No. 30284.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 11th Battalion. Died, 28 October 1918. Born Athy. Grave or Memorial Reference: C. 624, Ennniscorthy, New Cemetery, Co. Wexford.

 

Fennell, James. Service No. 24691.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 23 October 1916. Age 22. Born Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Son of Patrick and Julia Fennell, Crewhill, Maynooth. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 16 C, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin; residence Maynooth.

 

Fenneral, Patrick. Service No. 27470.  Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 8th Battalion, attached 49th Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action, Ypres, 18 August 1917. Age 22. Born Allen, Co. Kildare. Son of Michael and Margaret Fenneral, Baronstown, Newbridge. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 70 to 72, Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Newbridge. Formerly 23991 Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

 

Fingleton, Thomas. Service No. 3408.  Private, Irish Guards, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 29 December 1914. Age 25. Born Monasterevan, Co. Kildare. Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Fingleton, 10 Green Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. D. 14, Le-Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-L’Avou, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Maryborough, Queens Co.; residence Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

 

Finnigan Tobias. Service No. 5808. Private, Irish Guards, 1st Battalion. Died 18 May 1915, France. Age 19. Born Alexandria, Egypt. Son of James and Ellen Finnigan, Bleak House, “K” Lines, Curragh Camp. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 4,Le Touret Memorial France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas, Co. Kildare.

 

FitzClarence, Charles.  Brigadier-General, Commanding 1st Guards Brigade. Killed in action, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 12 November 1914. Age 49. Born Bishopscourt, Kill, 8 May 1865. Son of the late Hon. George FitzClarence (Capt. R.N.) and Lady Maria Henriette (née Scott); husband of Violet FitzClarence (née Churchill), 12 Lowndes Street, Belgrave Square, London. Decorations: Victoria Cross (South African War 1900) for three acts of bravery; Mentioned in Despatches. Supplementary information: Gazetted lieutenant 1886. Transferred to Irish Guards on their formation in 1900, killed in action leading his brigade in night attack during the first battle of Ypres. No known grave. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 3, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

 

Fitzgerald, Lord Desmond. Major, Irish Guards, 1st Battalion. Died after an accidental explosion at the Millicent Sutherland Red Cross Hospital, France, 3 March 1916. Age 28. Born September 1888. Son of Gerald (5th Duke of Leinster) and Hermione Duncombe (Duchess of Leinster), Carton, Maynooth. Grave or Memorial Reference: Plot A, Officers Row, Grave 5, Calais Southern Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Educated at Eton he went on to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst; joined the Irish Guards in 1909, rising to lieutenant in 1910, captain in 1913 and major in 1915. Maj. Fitzgerald was testing new hand grenades at a base camp when the company chaplain picked up a defective bomb which exploded injuring him and killing Desmond Fitzgerald. Maj. Fitzgerald had been wounded twice, was awarded the Military Cross and his name forwarded for the Distinguished Service Order at the time of his death.

 

Fitzpatrick, Christopher. Service No. 6961.  Private, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 30 September 1915. Age 19. Born Ballymore-Eustace, Co. Kildare. Son of Peter and Catherine Fitzpatrick, Newtownbert, Athy. Grave or Memorial Reference: IV, B. 42, Lillers Communal Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Athy.

 

Fitzpatrick, John. Service No. 6893.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, Belgium, 22 May 1915. Born Monasterevan, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 44 and 46, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Monasterevan.

 

Fitzpatrick, John Joseph. Service No. 12188.  Acting Lance-Corporal, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action 24 May 1915, Belgium. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 1893. Age 22. Son of Andrew and Florence Fitzpatrick, Railway View, Naas. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 44 and 46, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas.

 

Fitzpatrick, William. Service No. 3/8957.  Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 5 July 1915. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. J. 16, Larchwood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Glasgow. Formerly no. 37873 Royal Field Artillery.

 

Fitzsimons, Bernard. Service No. 8332.  Lance-Corporal, Connaught Rangers, 6th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 21 March 1918. Born Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 77, Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin; residence Dublin. Formerly no. 8250 Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

 

Fitzsimons, Francis. Service No. 1058.  Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Garrison Battalion. Died in India, 13 May 1916. Born Balyna, Carbury, Co. Kildare, 1879. Age 40. Grave or Memorial Reference: Face 23, Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Cawnpore New Cemetery, India. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Gorey, Co. Wexford. Formerly no. 18810 Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

 

 

Flanagan, Patrick. Service No. 10720.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 10th Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 30 November 1917. Age 27. Born Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Son of William and Catherine Flanagan, 59 Benburb Street, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. K. II, Bucquoy Road cemetery, Ficheux, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

 

Fleming, Frederick A. Corporal, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division, American Expeditionary Force. Killed in action, France, 29 July 1918. Son of the late Sgt. William Fleming, RIC, and Mrs. Mary Fleming, Sallins. Grave or Memorial Reference: Plot B, Row 6, Grave 19. Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. Supplementary information: Entered the service in New York. Joseph and Frederick Fleming are brothers.

 

Fleming, Joseph. Service No. H/73785.  Private, Royal Irish Regiment, 7th Battalion. Died from wounds, Oswestry, Shropshire, 24 February 1919. Age 32. Born Naas. Son of the late Sgt. William Fleming, RIC, and Mrs. Mary Fleming, Sallins. Grave or Memorial Reference: E13. 133, St. Corban’s, Cemetery, Naas. Supplementary information: Joseph and Frederick Fleming are brothers.

 

Flood, John. Service No. 59361.  Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died Naas, 27 January 1917. Born Ireland, Age 34. (Uncertain as to birthplace of J. Flood, perhaps Naas).

 

Flynn, Christopher. Service No. 10103.  Private, Irish Guards 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 28 July 1917. Age 32. Born Reban, Athy. Son of Patrick and Bridget Flynn, Reban. Grave or Memorial Reference: X. E. 18, Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Patrick and Christopher Flynn are brothers. Christopher enlisted in Athy on 1 November 1915. He was a former member of the Churchtown Irish National Volunteers.

 

Flynn, Patrick. Service No. 24616.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 11 August 1917. Born Reban, Athy. Son of Patrick and Bridget Flynn, Reban. Age 22. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 44 and 46, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Patrick and Christopher Flynn are brothers. Patrick joined the colours on 1 November 1915, the same day as his brother, and was wounded twice. He was a former member of the Churchtown Irish National Volunteers and enlisted in Athy.

 

Flynn, Patrick. Service No. 6923.  Lance-Corporal, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, 14 September 1916. Age 20. Born Athy. Son of James and Bridget Flynn (née Kelly) Whitebog, Athy, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: IV. R. 9, Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France. 

 

Flynn, Thomas. Service No. 9261.  Private, Connaught Rangers, 1st Battalion. Died home, 26 February 1915. Age 28. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: West part, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Athy. Supplementary information: Enlisted Carlow; residence Athy.

 

Foley, James. Service No. 12416.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 7th Battalion. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 190-196, Helles Memorial, Turkey. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Newbridge.

 

Ford, Michael. Service No. 8992.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 16 September 1914. Born Maddenstown, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. V. F. 9, Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, Aisne, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Curragh; residence Maddenstown.

 

Forde, John. Service No. 8637.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 17 May 1915. Age 34. Born Leixlip. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Forde, 14 Summerhill, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: Special Memorial 8, New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

 

Foster, John. Service No. 6903.  Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, Auber’s Ridge, France, 9 May 1915. Born Dowdenstown, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, 1882. Husband of Kate Foster (née O’Neill), 18 Manor Place, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 9, Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin. His son, Séan, age 2 years 10 months, was killed by a stray bullet in Dublin, on Easter Monday, 24 April 1916.

 

Foster, John. Service No. 11507.  Private, Irish Guards, 1st Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 27 February 1918. Born Monasterevan, Co. Kildare. Age 19. Grave or Memorial Reference: P. V. P. 3A, St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas.

 

Fox, Thomas. Service No. 2447.  Private, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), 1st Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 13 July 1915. Born Athy, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: IX. C. 96, Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Heath Camp, Maryborough, Queens Co.

 

Foy, Richard. Service No. 32607.  Corporal, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 15th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 3 October 1917. Age 26. Born Curragh, Co. Kildare. Son of Richard Foy and Mary Foy (née Kilfoyle). Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 23-28 and 163A, Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas. Formerly no. 4609 Dragoons.

 

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Gallagher, George Loftus. Service No. 13217. Private, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion. Killed in action Poelcappelle, Belgium, 12 October 1917. Age 27. Born Derryherk, Co. Leitrim, 7 October 1890. Son of William and Mary Gallagher (née McBrien), North Lodge, Straffan, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Memorial Panel 17, Tyne Cot, Belgium. Supplementary information: Educated Straffan Estate School. Enlisted Dublin; residence Straffan.

 

Gallery, John Richard. Service No. 6828.  Private, Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 6 September 1914. Born Curragh Camp, 1886. Son of Henry (former 5th Dragoon Guards) and Martha Gallery (née Butler), Small Heath, Birmingham. Grave or Memorial Reference: Special Memorial, Montreuil–aux-Lyons, British Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Birmingham; residence Small Heath, Birmingham.

 

Galligan, Walter. Service No. 25907.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 4 June 1918. Age 34. Born Prosperous, Co. Kildare. Son of Charles and Alice Galligan, Prosperous. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. F. 38, Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Prosperous.

 

Gallway, Frederick. Service No. 10/5048.  Regimental Sergeant-Major, Lanchasire Fusiliers, 10th Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 19 September  1915. Born Curragh, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. A. 32A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Bury, Lancs; residence Barrowford, Lancs.

 

Gamble, William Henry. Service No. 10489.  Private, Manchester Regiment, 18th Battalion. Died in Weidenau Pow Camp, Germany, 13 July 1918. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare, 7 August 1893 or Salford, Manchester?? Grave or Memorial Reference: XIV. D. 10, Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Supplementary information: Enlisted Manchester; residence Salford, Lancs.  Captured Maricourt, France, 13 August 1916.

 

Gannon, James. Service No. 6492.  Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Killed in action, France,  3 September 1916. Age 33. Born Suncroft, Co. Kildare. Son of James and Mary Gannon, of Balkinstown, Nurney, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 16 C, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas; residence Suncroft. Decoration, King’s and Queen’s South African Medals.

 

Garland, James. Service No. 6764.  Private, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Died, France, 16 June 1915. Age 24. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Son of Patrick and Mary Garland, Thomas Street, Newbridge.  Grave or Memorial Reference: Memorial Panel 19 and 33, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Glasgow; residence Newbridge.

 

Garry, James. Service No. 10151.  Corporal, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), 2nd Battalion. Died of wounds, Calais Hospital, 9 April 1917. Age 19. Born Monasterevan, Co. Kildare. Son of James and Susan Garry, Monasterevan. Grave or Memorial Reference: Plot D, Row 4, Grave 10. Calais Southern Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Maryborough, Queens Co.

 

Gass, Charles Edward. Service No. 2625. Private,  Royal Defence Corps, 113 Protection Company. Died of sickness home, 16 September 1917. Age 48. Born Co. Kildare; baptised Newbridge 26 September 1869. Son of Charles Gass (Royal Engineers) and Ellen Nora Haydon, Curragh Camp; husband of Margaret Mary Gass, 104 Kenbury Street, Camberwell, London. Grave or Memorial Reference: Screen wall W. 3. 6. Lambeth Cemetery. Supplementary information: He was discharged on 11 June 1917.

 

Gaynor, Michael. Service No. 3361.  Private, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 12 October 1916. Age 28. Born Leixlip. Son of John Gaynor; husband of Susan Gaynor (née Taylor), Church Street, Ballinagh, Co. Cavan. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15A, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Cavan; residence Ballinagh, Co. Cavan.

 

Geraghty, John. Service No. 08798. Sergeant, Hampshire Regiment, A Company, 21st Battalion. Shot dead by sentry in France, 14 December 1919. Age 36. Born Newbridge. Son of Michael and Anne Geraghty, 5 James’s Street, Newbridge. Grave or Memorial Reference: XX. A. IA, Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France.

 

Ghent, Richard. Service No. 10702. Private, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Died, 2 September 1917. Age 33. Born Narraghmore, Ballitore, Co. Kildare. Son of John and Mary Ghent; husband of Katherine Ghent, Blackrath, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: N. 174391, Brompton Cemetery, London. Supplementary information: Other sources record his age as 27.

 

Gibney, Patrick. Service No. 13033.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, W Company, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 1 July 1916. Age 31. Born Kilcock, Co. Kildare. Son of William and Margaret Gibney, Cappagh, Kilcock. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. B. 2, Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Hamilton, Scotland; residence Kilcock.

 

Gibson, William. Service No. 4635.  Private, Irish Guards, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, France, 15 September 1916. Age 19. Born Newtown, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, 1894. Son of William and Lizzie Gibson (née Thorp), Newtown, Rathangan. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7D, Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Wigan, Lancs; residence Rathangan.

 

Gilbank, Gerald. Service No. 200388.  Private, London Regiment, 1st Battalion (City of London). Killed in action, France, 3 May 1917. Age 21. Born Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. Son of Thomas and Sarah Gilbank, London Road, Alton, Hants. Grave or Memorial Reference: Bay 9, Arras Memorial, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Handel Street, London; residence Purley, London,

 

Ging, Michael.  Service No. 25071. Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Killed in action, France, July 10, 1916. Born Crookstown, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. B. 2, Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Curragh Camp; residence Kilmead, Co. Kildare.

 

Ginty, Michael. Service No. 5091. Private, Australian Infantry Force, 3rd Battalion. Died, France, 6 March 1917. Age 34. Son of John and Rose Ginty, Aclare, Co. Sligo. Native of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 23. Warlencourt British Cemetery, France.

 

Gleeson, Christopher. Service No. 8509.  Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 1 May 1916. Age 17. Born Athy. Son of John and Elizabeth Gleeson, Upper William Street, Athy. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. B. 16, Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Waterford.

 

Goble, Charles. Service No. 183811.  Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, 244th Siege Battery. Killed in action, France, 24 September 1917. Age 35. Born Curragh Camp. Son of Mrs. J. Goble, White Friars, Chester. Husband of Beatrice Goble, Dr. Syntax Hotel, Market Place, Oldham. Grave or Memorial Reference: E. 25, Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Failsworth, Oldham; residence Oldham.

 

Goldie, Henry Chapman. Service No. 101106.  Private, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), formerly Yorkshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds, Egypt, 3 December 1917. Age 20. Born Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. Son of Capt. William Henry Joshua and Emily Rose Goldie, Ashfield, Marlborough Avenue, Hessle Hull. Grave or Memorial Reference: H. 17, Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Supplementary information: Enlisted Central Hull. Formerly 2597 2/1st (E. R.) Yorkshire Yeomanry.

 

Good, Frederick. Service No. G/65387.  Private, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 4th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 28 March 1918. Age 25. Born Kildare. Husband of Mercy Good, née Catt, Rookherst Cottages, Glassenbury, Cranbrook, Kent. Grave or Memorial Reference: Bay 3, Arras Memorial, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Cranbrook, Kent. Formerly 4234 East Kents.

 

Goodall, Stephen. Service No. 26086.  Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, 5th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 14 June 1917. Born Naas. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 37, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Reading, Berks; residence Hungerford, Berks. Formerly 2521 Royal Berkshire Regiment.

 

Goodman, Alfred Robert. Service No. 400829.  Private, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action, Vimy Ridge, 12 April 1917. Age 21. Born Bishopscourt, Kill, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. C. 10, Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, France. Supplementary information: Brother of Henry John Goodman. Residence Bishopscourt, Kill.

 

Goodman, Henry John. Service No. S/9675.  Private, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s), 7th Battalion. Killed in action, Arras, 9 April 1917. Age 20. Born Nun’s Cross, Co. Wicklow. Son of William Smeardon and Eva Goodman, Co. Leitrim. Grave or Memorial Reference: Bay 8, Arras Memorial, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Fort George, Inverness-shire; residence, Bishopscourt, Kill. Educated Millicent, Clane, Co. Kildare. Brother of Alfred Robert Goodman.

 

Goodwin, David. Service No. 23740.  Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 1 July 1916. Born Whitechurch, Kill. Grave or Memorial Reference: XIII. B. 2, Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme. Supplementary information: Enlisted Randalstown; residence Ballybrack, Co. Dublin. Two siblings born in Co. Kildare, another sibling born in Wexford.

 

Gorman, John. Service No. 18489.  Private, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 7th Battalion, A Company. Killed in action, France, 7 July 1916. Born, Curragh, Co. Kildare. Son of John and Kate Gorman, William Street, Bailleborough, Co. Cavan. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. H. 36, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Cavan; residence Bailleborough, Co. Cavan.

 

Gorry, William. Service No. 18052.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 June 1915. Age 33. Born Rathangan, Co. Kildare. Son of Michael and Jane, Canal Bank, Annsborough, Rathangan. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 190-196, Helles Memorial, Turkey. Supplementary information: Enlisted Glasgow; residence Kildare.

 

Gott, John. Service No. 11438.  Private, Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 20 July 1918. Age 22. Born Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Son of William James and Annie Gott, Barrack Street, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 30 and 31, Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; residence Templemore.

 

Goucher, Thomas B. Service No. 19318.  Sergeant, Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers, 9th Battalion. Killed in action, near St. Quentin, France, 22 January 1918. Born Bishopscourt, Straffan. Age 19. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. G. 14, Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

 

Gould, Edward Henry. Service No. 4809. Private, Australian Infantry Force, 46th Battalion. Died, France, 29 May 1918. Age 22. Son of Edward Henry Christopher Marks Gould and Margaret Saisan Gould, 69 Moore St., South Yarra, Victoria, Australia. Native of Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. D. 1, Longueau British Cemetery, France.

 

Grainger, Maurice Joseph. Service No. 7972.  Private, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 21 October 1915. Age 23. Born Eadestown, Co. Kildare. Son of Mortimer and Kate Grainger, Newtown, Naas. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. K. 7, Vermelles British Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas.

 

Grant, J. Service No. 12712. Company Sergeant Major, Canadian Infantry, 5th Battalion. Died, United Kingdom, 1 June 1915. Age 30. Son of James and Mary Grant, 74 Leopold Buildings, Columbia Rd., Bethnal Green, London, England. Native of Newbridge. Grave or Memorial Reference: VII. C. E. 9, Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

 

Gray, Edward. Service No. 23753. Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Died of wounds, 29 April 1916. Age 22. Born Naas, Co. Kildare. Son of Patrick and Mary Gray, Abbey Street (Back Lane), Naas. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. H. 59, Bethune Town Cemetery, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Naas.

 

Green, John Henry. Service No. 8585.  Private, The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 8 May 1915. Born St. George’s, Curragh. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 12, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

 

Greer, Eric Beresford.  Lieutenant-Colonel, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 31 July 1917. Born Curragh Grange. Son of Capt. Henry and Mary Greer, Curragh Grange, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. E. 2, Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted 1911. Youngest officer holding the rank in the Brigade of Guards. Decorations, Military Cross, 1914 Star. Recommended Michael O’Leary for Victoria Cross, 1916. Brother of Francis Greer, Killed in action 1 February 1917.

 

Greer, Francis St. Leger.  Lieutenant, Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, 1 February 1917. Age 23. Born Curragh Grange. Son of Capt. Henry and Mary Greer, Curragh Grange, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: VI. A. 10, Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France. Supplementary information: Brother of Eric Greer killed in action 31 July 1917. Decoration, Military Cross.

 

Grimes, Christopher. Service No. 19095.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 9th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 27 April 1916. Age 25. Born Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Husband of Mary Grimes (née Conaghy), 6 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 127-129, Loos Memorial, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin; residence Kilcullen.

 

Grimes, Thomas. Service No. 4354.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915. Born Narraghmore, Co. Kildare. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 190-196, Helles Memorial, Turkey. Supplementary information: Enlisted Carlow; residence Dublin.

 

Grogan, James. Service No. 8430.  Private, Connaught Rangers, 1st Battalion. Died of wounds, France, 8 July 1915. Age 38. Born Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Son of Thomas and Esther Grogan, Skerries, Co. Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: DIV. 19. F. 7, St. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin; residence Skerries.

 

Grogan, Patrick. Service No. 19365.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. Killed in action, France, 25 December 1917. Born Moyvalley, Co. Kildare or Mullingar. Son of William Grogan, Moyvalley. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. G. 32, Tincourt New British Cemetery. Supplementary information: Enlisted Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

 

Grogan, Peter. Service No. 24908.  Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. Killed in action, France, 19 May 1917. Age 38. Born Clane. Son of Patrick and Mary Grogan; husband of Catherine Grogan, Swords, Co. Dublin. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. B. 27, La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium. Supplementary information: Enlisted Dublin.

The new list has been checked against any available official sources, from holdings in Kildare Co. Library as well as the National Library and a plethora of online resources, many now available for the first time.

A great starting point for research remains the Commonwealth War Graves Commission but a wide variety of resources have been consulted.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org

1901 and 1911Census

Parish Registers

de Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918

Soldiers Died in the Great War (CD) – Naval and Military Press

Leinster Leader, Kildare Observer, Nationalist and Leinster Times and Irish Times

Ireland’s Memorial Records 1914 – 1918

British Military Records

Ancestry.com and Findmypast.ie

Interment Registers and graveyard transcriptions/headstones

Private and family information

Published sources such as regimental histories, WWI histories, biographical accounts, etc.

 

For the purpose of compiling the list we understood a ‘Kildareman’ to mean

born (baptised and/or registered) in Co. Kildare although there are some exceptions with regard to people considered by family or local sources to be ‘Kildaremen.’

  • person who has spent a considerable portion of his life/family life living in Co. Kildare and is acknowledged by local sources or family sources as a Kildareman.
  • person of known ‘Kildare’ family or family with strong Kildare connections, who was born in another county/country.

 

This list has been created by James Durney, Mario Corrigan, Clem Roche, Karel Kiely and Chris Holzgräwe.

 

The earlier versions of the list of World War I Dead for Co. Kildare were more correctly casualty lists and very reliant on the news as it appeared in the local newspapers – some references were premature and some of those listed as killed were subsequently found to be wounded or missing. Others were found to be from other counties or even the UK.

A list was originally compiled by the FÁS Leinster Leader Project based in Athy and Naas. It was co-ordinated by Susan Kelly and Mary Carroll in Naas and Athy from information gathered together by Ann-Marie Heskin, Frank Taaffe and Pat Casey amongst others. Trainees checked the War Memorial Records in the National Library included Noelle Delaney, Rita Doyle, Paula Foley, Jacqueline Hyland and Sandra Clarke. Annette Dempsey, Suzanne Reid, Tanya Moran and Susan White spent long hours compiling the original list. Liam Kenny offered advice on the final draft.

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