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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)
  • Casey Peter. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.23rd June 1917)
  • Casey Peter. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.23rd June 1917)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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'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)

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237395

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




237389

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




237371

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




237321

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




237304

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




237102

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




237067

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




236504

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

Enoch Round served with the 5th Connaught Rangers.

Adrian Ball




234637

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




231965

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.





231144

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




231025

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




227755

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




226754

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.





226157

2nd Lt. Laurence Elvidge 5th Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.9th Aug 1916)

2nd Lt. Laurence Elvidge gave his life for the empire at Ypres on the 9th of August 1916, aged 19 years.

s flynn




226136

Lt. Claude O'Conor Mallins 2nd Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.2nd Nov 1914)

Claude Mallins was killed in action at Ypres, on the 2nd of November 1914, aged 20 years.

s flynn




226044

Mjr. William Stopford Sarsfield 2nd Btn Connaught Rangers (d.20th Sep 1914)

The wooden cross with metal plate bearing stamped inscription to William Starsfield, is almost certainly the cross which marked his grave in Vailly British Cemetery. This cemetery was fought over four times after 1914, and the damage is probably from bullet or shell fragment.

s flynn




226024

Pte. Patrick Feeney 1st Btn. Connaught Rangers (d.22nd July 1915)

Patrick Feeney died on the 22nd July 1915 in France. He was the husband of M. Feeney of Castle St., Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

s flynn




225931

Lt.Col. J. A.M. Lenox-Conyngham Connaught Rangers (d.3rd Sep 1916)

Lt.Col. Lenox-Conyngham is remembered in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.

s flynn




224124

Pte. Michael Knox 5th Btn Royal Irish Regiment

My Grandfather, Michael Knox, served in WW1. He was born on 3rd of October 1882 in Waterford, Ireland and later moved to Wales were he got married to Ellen Young. We believe he served in the Army in 1914/15. Due to his service he was granted a land in Busselton, Western Australia, and moved there with his wife and children in 1925.

John Knox




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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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