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Leinster Regiment

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Those known to have served with

Leinster Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Adams Peter. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th April 1915)
  • Adcock St.John. Mjr. 3rd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Allen Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.14th June 1918)
  • Bagnall Alfred. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Barlow Cornelius. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th March 1917)
  • Barnes Owen. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.4th May 1915)
  • Bate Albert Francis. Lt. 4th Btn. (d.14th Mar 1915)
  • Best John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Mar 1915)
  • Best William George. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd May 1916)
  • Bond Alfred. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.4th Sep 1918)
  • Bowen-Colthurst Robert MacGregor. Capt. 1st Btn. (d.15th Mar 1915)
  • Bowes John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.12th Aug 1915)
  • Brabazon Alan. Cpt. 6th Btn. (d.8th March 1918)
  • Brabazon Alan A.. Capt 6th Btn. (d.8 March 1918 )
  • Bracken Patrick. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.17th Sep 1916)
  • Brady Edward. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.1st Nov 1915)
  • Brady Maurice. Pte. Depot (d.26th Aug 1918)
  • Brady Thomas. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.11th Apr 1915)
  • Brazil James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.5th April 1916)
  • Brennan John. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.5th Nov 1916)
  • Bridge Albert. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Mar 1918)
  • Brophy Thomas Joseph. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Brown Thomas. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.18th Aug 1916)
  • Burke J.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th Jun 1917)
  • Byrne M.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st November 1918)
  • Cahill William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Cavanagh Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th June 1917)
  • Coade William Henry. Lt. 3rd (d.5th Nov 1918)
  • Coleman Christopher. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.3rd Sep 1916)
  • Connolly John. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.20th Oct 1918)
  • Courtney Frederick John. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.27th June 1916)
  • Crosbie William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.20th April 1916)
  • Cunningham John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.16th April 1917)
  • Cushing Charles Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.3rd May 1915)
  • Cutts Harry. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.25th August 1916)
  • Daly Jeremiah. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Oct 1914)
  • Daly Patrick. Cpl. 7th Battalion (d.8th Mar 1917)
  • Davis William Ernst John. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Dowd Patrick. Pte. 3rd Btn. (d.25th November 1917)
  • Duffy George William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th Jun 1917)
  • Evans Samuel. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.4th May 1915)
  • Farrell Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Aug 1916)
  • Fay James. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.12th Aug 1915)
  • Frost Charles. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.4th Feb 1918)
  • Ginn Stephen. Sgt 2nd Btn (d.5th March 1916)
  • Gorry Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th September 1916)
  • Grozier Gerard Irving. Lt. 6th Btn. (d.28th June 1920)
  • Hall Edmund Pearsall. Capt.
  • Hendricks Harry. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Hope Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd March 1915)
  • Hutchinson Edward. Cpl 1st Btn. (d.4th May 1915)
  • Kane P.. Pte. (d.3rd March 1919)
  • Kerr J. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.23 Sep 1916)
  • Kinnarney W.. Pte. 2nd Btn. A Coy. (d.9th Jun 1917)
  • Laffan Christopher.
  • Maguire Francis Patrick. 2nd Lt. 5th Batt. (d.27th April 1918)
  • McAuley Patrick. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.22nd March 1918)
  • McAuley Peter Michael. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • McWilliam Patrick. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.3rd September 1916)
  • Mullins Edward. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.7th June 1917)
  • Munster Michael. Pte. (d.14th May 1915)
  • Murphy Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.3rd August 1918)
  • Nolan Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th December 1918)
  • O'Boyle Francis Alexander. Pte. 7th Btn. "B" Coy. (d.12th July 1916)
  • O'Brien Christopher. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th February 1915)
  • Quinn Michael. Pte. 7th Batt. (d.21st February 1917)
  • Quinn Michael. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.21st February 1917)
  • Read George Averil. Capt. 3rd Btn. (d.8th March 1917)
  • Roads Albert Arthur. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.22nd April 1917)
  • Timmins Joseph John. Sgt. 7th Btn.
  • Weldon Anthony Arthur. Bvt.Col. 4th Btn. (d.29th June 1917)

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Pte. John Cunningham VC. 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.16th April 1917)

John Cunningham died of wounds on the 16th of April 1917, aged 29 and buried in the Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension in France. He was the son of Johanna and the late Joseph Cunningham, of Stradavoher St., Thurles, Co. Tipperary. The second son lost to a widowed mother in the war.

An extract taken from The London Gazette, dated 8th June, 1917 records the following: "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of a Lewis Gun section on the most exposed flank of the attack. His section came under heavy enfilade fire and suffered severely. Although wounded he succeeded almost alone in reaching his objective with his gun, which he got into action in spite of much opposition. When counter-attacked by a party of twenty of the enemy he exhausted his ammunition against them, then, standing in full view, he commenced throwing bombs. He was wounded again, and fell, but picked himself up and continued to fight single-handed with the enemy until his bombs were exhausted. He then made his way back to our lines with a fractured arm and other wounds. There is little doubt that the superb courage of this N.C.O. cleared up a most critical situation on the left flank of the attack. Corporal Cunningham died in hospital from the effects of his wounds."

Vimy Ridge April 1917 Battle Map

John Fanning


Lt. Gerard Irving Grozier 6th Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.28th June 1920)

Gerard Grozier was the Son of James and Sarah L. Crozier, of 26, Montpelier Hill, Dublin. He was buried in the Famagusta Military Cemetery, Grave 26.

Gerard was badly wounded and went to Cyprus to recuperate. He never recovered, but died there after the war had ended. His name was not included on the High School War Memorial, as he died after it was erected, but steps are under-way to have this error rectified.

s flynn


Pte. Peter Farrell 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.25th Aug 1916)

Today 25th of August 2016 is the 100th year anniversary of my great uncle's death. He died on 25th August 1916 at the Somme, killed in action. Peter Farrell, Private 10089, 2nd Leinster, died under military age. We do not know how old he was. RIP.

Barry Farrell


Pte. Christopher O'Brien 1st Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.14th February 1915)

Christopher O'Brien was the son of Martin and Bridget O'Brien of Williamstown, Youghal, Co. Cork

He died aged 20 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.



Pte. William Ernst John Davis 6th Btn. Leinster Regiment

William Davis was my Grandfather, he died in 1970, he was married to Emma Ann Davis (nee Parker).



Sgt. Joseph John Timmins 7th Btn. Leinster Regiment

Joseph Timmins, my grandfather, left his wife and three sons to enlist in Fermoy (why Fermoy? He lived in Belfast) on a short service engagement on 20th November 1914. He was immediately posted to the 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment. He transferred to the Army Cyclists Corps and was posted to the 16th Battalion on 16th January 1915. He then transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fuseliers and was posted to the 7th Battalion. Posted to no. 54 POW company of the Labour Corps on 15th April 1917 as a corporal. He was promoted to sergeant on 15th July 1918.

Joseph was discharged due to ill health. He died of rheumatic fever on 29th August 1919 at a military hospital in Hilden, Lisburn. He caught the fever in the trenches. Joseph had different service numbers at different times - 4820, then 29533, and finally 569393. It was recalled that at his funeral, his coffin was draped with the Union Jack on a gun carriage and the last post was played at his graveside. He is buried in Milltown cemetery. His reasons for joining up are a mystery.

Catherine Timmins MacMahon


Pte. M. Byrne 1st Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.21st November 1918)

Private M. Byrne was transferred to the Labour Corps #568645.

He was 27 years old when he died and he is buried in near the North-West corner of the Athy (St. Michael's) Cemetery, Co. Kildare

s flynn


Bvt.Col. Anthony Arthur Weldon CVO, DSO, MID 4th Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.29th June 1917)

Brevet Colonel Sir Anthony Arthur Weldon was the 6th Bart. Husband of Lady Winifred Weldon, O.B.E., of 17A, Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London. Served in the South African war. Mentioned in Despatches. Educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A.); D.L. Queens Co., J.P. Queen's Co. and Co. Kildare; Vice-Chamberlain to Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (the Earl of Aberdeen), 1906. State Steward and Chamberlain to Lord Lieutenant since 1908.

He was 54 when he died. He is buried in the family vault in the Athy (St. John's) Old Cemetery

s flynn


Pte. P. Kane Leinster Regiment (d.3rd March 1919)

Private P. Kane was transferred to (119546) Labour Corps.

He is buried in the North-West corner of old church in the Athlumney Old Graveyard, Cp. Meath.

s flynn


Pte. Patrick Dowd 3rd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.25th November 1917)

Patrick Dowd was 33 when he died. He is buried in Agharra Graveyard, Co. Longford near South West corner of ruin. He was the husband of Elizabeth Dowd of Harbour Street, Ballynacangy, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

s flynn


Pte. Thomas Nolan 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.26th December 1918)

Thomas Nolan's next of kin was his cousin Thomas Daly Esq. of Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford. He is buried in the east part of Abbeyshrule Graveyard in Co. Longford. He was 44 years old.

s flynn


Pte. Michael Quinn 7th Batt. Leinster Regiment (d.21st February 1917)

Michael Quinn was my great grandfather. He died during WW1 and is buried in France at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He fought in the 7th Batt Leinster Regiment.

Bernard Quinn


Pte. Jeremiah Daly 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.20th Oct 1914)

My Great Uncle, Jeremiah Daly, from Tipperary Town in Ireland joined the Army in 1898. He served in South Africa for five and a half years then in Mauritius for a further year and a half.When he returned home he was discharged to the Army Reserve. In March 1911 he was married to Mary O'Donnell. They had two children.

On the 5th of August 1914 he rejoined on mobilization. On the 12th of Sept 1914 he landed with the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment in St Nazaire in France. On the 20th of Oct 1914 he was killed in the village of Premesque.

A picture of the Cloth hall in Ypres on the 19th of October 2014 the Eve of the 100 Anniversary  of Jeremiah Daly's death.

This was also donated by the In Flanders field Museum.



Capt. George Averil Read 3rd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.8th March 1917)

George Read, served as a Captain with the 3rd Battalion Leinster Regiment, he was the elder son of Turner Oliver and Emily Marvelle Read of Dungar, Roscrea. George was killed in action while serving with the 7th Battalion at Spanboekmolen, Belgium on the Kemmel to Messines Road on the 8th of March 1917.



Lt. William Henry Coade 3rd Leinster Regiment (d.5th Nov 1918)

Lieutenant William Coade, of the Leinster Regiment died on 5th of November 1918 of wounds received in action, aged 26 years.

s flynn


Pte. Albert Arthur Roads 7th Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.22nd April 1917)

I came across Albert Roads' grave in New Southgate Cemetery, Brunswick Park Road, London.



Sgt Stephen Ginn 2nd Btn Leinster Regiment (d.5th March 1916)

Stephen Ginn is buried in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Michael Kent


Cpl Edward Hutchinson 1st Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.4th May 1915)

Edward Hutchinson died aged 33 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

Liam Hutchinson


Pte. Frederick John Courtney 7th Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.27th June 1916)

Fred Courtney was the third child of William Thomas Courtney of the Royal Irish Constabulary, and Sarah Anne Courtney. They lived in Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary. Fred was killed whilst servinf with the 7th Btn Leinster Regiment and is buried in St Patrick's Cemetery Loos, in France.

Fred had seven siblings, of whom Samuel Ardell Courtney saw service with a Canadian Unit. Several family members had emigrated to Canada. His father's brother Isaac John Courtney had emigrated to Tasmania, Australia and his two sons, Will and Roy (Fred's cousins) enlisted. Will, in the 13th Battalion AIF, disappeared without trace on 11th April 1917 the First Battle of Bullecourt. His cousin Sam wrote from Canadian High Command in Hastings, England, trying to get news of him, without success. Roy saw service at Gallipoli, in the 26th Battalion AIF, then was transferred to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion and nearly made it through the War. He was promoted to Corporal but received a terrible head wound in the last Australian action in the War on 3rd of October 1918, was shipped home and died in July 1919 in Launceston, Tasmania. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery.


Pte. Charles Edward Cushing 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment (d.3rd May 1915)

Charles Cushing was in the Leinsters at Crinkle, Birr Kings Co. (now Co. Offaly) when he married local lass Annie Curran on the 5th of Aug 1911. Witness was John Sheehan also Leinster Reg. Charles was killed on the 3rd of May 1915 and is buried at Ferme Buterne, Houplines, France.

Michael Cushing

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