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Connaught Rangers

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Those known to have served with

Connaught Rangers

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Armstrong Charles. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Atwell Robert Erskine. Lt. 4th Btn. (d.2nd Sep 1918)
  • Bannerman James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Feb 1917)
  • Bannon John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Sep 1914)
  • Battersby A. W.. Lt. 4th Bn. attd. Nigeria Regiment, WAFF (d.8th June 1915)
  • Beatty Eric Edge. Lt. 6th Btn (d.4th Apr 1916)
  • Begley Henry Frederick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.27th Jul 1919)
  • Berney David. L/Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Nov 1914)
  • Blake Alfred Joseph William. T/Lt. 5th Battalion (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Bolger Patrick. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Bolger Peter. Sgt. (d.1st Nov 1917)
  • Booth Edwun F.. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.3rd Aug 1917)
  • Bowles Augustine. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.10th Sep 1918)
  • Boylan Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.23rd Nov 1914)
  • Brennan Louis J.. Sgt. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.4th May 1917)
  • Brennan Michael. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.2nd May 1916)
  • Brockie George. Sgt. 5th Btn. (d.10th Sep 1915)
  • Brophy Bernard. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Aug 1918)
  • Brophy William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Jan 1916)
  • Callaghan T.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Casey Peter. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.23rd June 1917)
  • Casey Peter. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.23rd June 1917)
  • Cassidy T.. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.1st May 1918)
  • Clarke William James Thomas. Pte.
  • Clarke William. Sgt. 3rd Btn. (d.29th May 1915)
  • Conway Michael. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.27th Dec 1915)
  • Daly James Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Daly James Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Delaney W. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.29th Nov 1920)
  • Dixon M.. Sjt. 6th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Donnelly Michael. 3rd Battalion, E Company.
  • Dunne Michael. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd May 1916)
  • Dunne Patrick. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Eccleston William. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.11th Aug 1915)
  • Elvidge Laurence. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Feeney Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.22nd July 1915)
  • Fielding Rowland. Lt. Col. 6th Btn.
  • Finan Frank Mark. Pte. 10th Btn (d.24th Aug 1918)
  • Flynn Patrick. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Flynn Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th February 1915)
  • Frick Oscar. L/Cpl. 2nd Bn. attd. Connaught Rangers (d.8th July 1916)
  • Hardy Jocelyn L.. Lt.
  • Jourdain Henry. Lt.Col. 5th Btn.
  • Killoran Patrick. Pte. 5th Btn
  • Knox Michael. Pte. 5th Btn
  • Lalor Eugene. Pte. 6th Btn
  • Lawrence William John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th August 1915)
  • Lenox-Conyngham J. A.M.. Lt.Col. (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Lyons John. Cpl. 5th Btn. (d.4th April 1915)
  • Maguire Hugh. 2nd Lt 6th Btn (d.9th Sept 1916)
  • Mallins Claude O'Conor. Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Nov 1914)
  • McDonnell John. Rifleman
  • McHale Joseph. Pte.
  • McKeever John. Pte 6th Btn (d.8th March 1917)
  • McMahon John. Pte. (d.2nd Sep 1916)
  • Moran E. P.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th Sep 1919)
  • Murphy Patrick James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.April 1916)
  • O'Keeffe Robert. Sgt. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.17th April 1917)
  • O'Leary Henry. RSM 1st Btn. (d.3rd November 1915)
  • O'Mahony Daniel Joseph. Sgt.
  • Round Enoch. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Sarsfield William Stopford. Mjr. 2nd Btn (d.20th Sep 1914)
  • Smith Michael. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Tyrrell John. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.8th February 1916)

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Pte. James Joseph Daly 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers

Private Daly was 20 when he died on the 2nd November 1920 and is buried in the Geoghegan Roman Catholic Graveyard, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

S Flynn


Pte. John Tyrrell 4th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.8th February 1916)

Private Tyrrell was the son of Patrick Tyrrell of Barrack St., Tullamore.

He was 19 when he died and is buried in Grave Z.31 in the Durrow (St. Columbcille) Catholic Churchyard, Durrow, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

S Flynn


Pte. T. Cassidy 5th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.1st May 1918)

Private Cassidy was the husband of Mrs M. A. Cassidy of Church St., Drumshanbo.

He is buried in the north east part of the Drumshanbo Catholic Churchyard, Kiltoghert, Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

S Fynn


Pte. Joseph McHale Connaught Rangers

Joseph McHale was transferred to the Labour Corps. He was the Son of Thomas and Annie McHale and was aged 34 when he died. He is buried in the left part of the Old Ground in the Castlebar Catholic Cemetery, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

s flynn


Pte. T. Callaghan 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers

Private T. Callaghan was the Husband of M. Callaghan of 43 John Knox St., Clydebank, Dunbartonshire. He was aged 43 when he died on 13th May 1920 and is buried in the lower part of the New Ground in the Castlebar Catholic Cemetery, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

s flynn


Sgt. Robert O'Keeffe 1st Garrison Btn. Royal Munster Fusiliers (d.17th April 1917)

Robert O'Keefe was the husband of Ellen O'Keeffe of Carrigallen. He was formerly with the Connaught Rangers. He was aged 58 when he died and is buried near the south boundary of the Carrigallen Catholic Churchyard in Co. Leitrim, Ireland.

S Flynn


Sgt. William Clarke 3rd Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.29th May 1915)

Serjeant William Clarke is buried in the Ballygunner (St. Mary) Catholic Churchyard in Ballygunner, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

s flynn


Pte. E. P. Moran 1st Btn. Connaugt Rangers (d.29th Sep 1919)

Private E Moran was the son of Mrs. Mary Moran, of Orchard House, Ballycumber, Co. Offally. He is buried about 11 yards east of the church in the Ballycumber (Liss) Churchard, Co. Offaly, Ireland.

s flynn


Sgt. Augustine Bowles 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.10th Sep 1918)

Augustine Bowles was the son of the late Joseph Bowles and Elizabeth Bowles. He had previously served with the 1st Connaught Rangers.

Adam D'Arcy


Pte. W Delaney 2nd Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.29th Nov 1920)

Private W. Delaney was 44 when he died and is buried East of the church in the Ballinabrannagh Catholic Churchyard in Co. Carlow, Ireland.

s flynn


Cpl. John Lyons 5th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.4th April 1915)

John Lyons is buried in the south-east part of the Ballina (Old League) Cemetery in Co. Mayo, Ireland.

S Flynn


Pte. William John Lawrence 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.15th August 1915)

Private Lawrence was the Son of William and Annie Maria Lawrence, of 9, Chamberlain Rd., Ealing, London.

He was 35 when he died and is buried in Mount Abu Cemetery in India, Grave 371.

s flynn


RSM Henry O'Leary 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.3rd November 1915)

Regimental Serjeant Major O'Leary was the Son of the late John and Ann O'Leary; husband of Mary O'Leary, of 5, Fortview Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

He was 41 when he died and is buried in the Madras (Kilpauk) Cemetery in Chennai, India, Plot A. Row 12. Grave 697.

s flynn


Pte. Enoch Round 5th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.21st Aug 1915)

Enoch Round served with the 5th Connaught Rangers.

Adrian Ball


Lt. A. W. Battersby 4th Bn. attd. Nigeria Regiment, WAFF Connaught Rangers (d.8th June 1915)

Lt. Battersby was buried in the Douala Cemetery in Cameroon, Grave 11.

S Flynn


Pte. Patrick Dunne 6th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.3rd Sep 1916)

Patrick Dunne served with the 6th Btn. Connaught Rangers. This is all the information I have regarding my grandfather, who was killed in the capture of Guillemont at the Battle of the Somme on 3rd September 1916. My father (an only child) was only one year old when his dad was killed.


Pte. Thomas Flynn 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.26th February 1915)

Private Thomas Flynn was 28 when he died. He is buried in the west part of the Athy (St. Michael's) Cemetery, Co. Kildare.

s flynn


Pte. Patrick Flynn 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers (d.21st Mar 1918)

Patrick Flynn died in the battle at St. Emilie. The battalion was almost completely wiped out. An order had been issued to retreat, however, it did not reach them in time.

Patricia Marino


Sgt. Daniel Joseph O'Mahony 1/Gr. Bn. R. Ir. Rifs. G/1085 Sgt.

Researching my family tree and discovered this info about my Great Great Grandfather Joseph O'Mahon(e)y. Irish Rifles/Connaught Rangers - 1. Queens South Africa Medal - Bore War First Campaign. 2. Kings South Africa Medal - Bore War Second campaign. - Connaught Rangers - Reenlisted on 05 Sept 1914 to 13 Jan 1916 and was appointed Sargent and was posted to India in 1916 as part of the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. Was awarded the British War Medal in 1919.

I am confused as to the connection between the Connaught Rangers and the Royal Irish Rifles. I cannot find any info on his time in India?? In South Africa he earned clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Tugela Heights and Relief of Ladysmith.

believe he contacted malaria in India and subsequently earned a honorable discharge. I have paperwork and documents to back up all the above. I would love any photos or copies of any documents that you may have on Joseph or his battalion.

John Joseph O'Mahony


Lt. Jocelyn L. Hardy Connaught Rangers

Lt. Jocelyn Hardy was an inveterate escaper, making a total of ten escape attempts during his time in Clausthal, Magdeburg and Schweidwitz POW camps. He finally succeeded and reached freedom in Holland, along with fellow-escapee Captain Willie Loder-Symonds.

While he was a POW he was promoted and transferred to the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers.

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Ireland's Unknown Soldiers: The 16th (Irish) Division in the Great War

Terence Denman

The Great War of 1914-18 saw the Irish soldier make his greatest sacrifice on Britain's behalf. Nearly 135,000 Irishmen volunteered (conscription was never applied in Ireland) in addition to the 50,000 Irish who were serving with the regular army and the reserves on 4 August 1914. Within a few weeks of the outbreak of the war no less than three Irish divisions - the 10th (Irish), 16th (Irish) and 36th (Ulster) - were formed from Irishmen, Catholic and Protestant, who responded to Lord Kitchener's call to arms. An estimated 35,000 Irish-born soldiers were killed before the armistice came in November 1918. Over 4,000 of those who died were with the 16th (Irish) Division.


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