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Those known to have served with

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Adams Richard. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.16th Jan 1915)
  • Adderley Richard. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.19th Oct 1915)
  • Agnew Andrew Eric Hamilton. (d.3rd Nov 1918)
  • Algar Walter. Act.L/Sgt. 10th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Allen Matthew. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st March 1918)
  • Allen Paul. Pte, 1st Btn (d.15th June 1915)
  • Anderson John Charles. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Andrews Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Andrews Patrick. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.29th Apr 1916)
  • Appleyard Walter D.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Archbold Michael. Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Arkins B.. CSM. 6th Btn. (d.9th Dec 1915)
  • Armstrong Charles Martin. 2nd Lt. 10th Battalion (d.8th Feb 1917)
  • Armstrong Joseph. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.15th Nov 1916)
  • Arthurs George C.. L/Cpl. 10th Btn (d.1st Dec 1916)
  • Ashe Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Ashe Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1916)
  • Aspell Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Aspill William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Aug 1918)
  • Atock Arthur George. Lt. 155th Field Coy. (d.13th Sep 1918)
  • Authors Charles. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.23rd Jul 1916)
  • Bailey Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Bailey William Robinson. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.20th Mar 1916)
  • Bailey William Robinson. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.20th March 1916)
  • Baird James Annett. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Baker Christopher. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Bannon Philip. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Barber Charles. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Barker William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • Barnes Jeremiah. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Barrett Hebron. Lt. 10th Btn. C Coy. (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Barrett John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Barron James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • Barry Albert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Barry Joseph. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.17th Oct 1918)
  • Barry Michael. Pte. 6th Btn (d.5th May 1918)
  • Bate Albert Francis. Lt. 4th Btn. (d.14th Mar 1915)
  • Bates Edward. Pte. 1st Garrison Battalion (d.31st Oct 1917)
  • Bates John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.4th Oct 1917)
  • Batwell George. Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Baxter John William. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1917)
  • Baziere Danile. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917 )
  • Beggs Patrick. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.30th Dec 1917)
  • Begley Thaddeus Richard. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Behan John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th May 1915)
  • Behan Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.3rd Dec 1916)
  • Behan Patrick. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.28th Apr 1916)
  • Behan Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.12th Oct 1916)
  • Behan Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Bell John. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.5th Sept 1918)
  • Bell John. Cpl.
  • Bell Lee. 2nd Lt. 7th Battalion (d.17th Oct 1918)
  • Bell Ray Lancaster. 2nd Lt. (d.17th May 1915)
  • Bennett Michael. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.27th Apr 1916)
  • Benson Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.3rd Oct 1918)
  • Bermingham Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.14th Dec 1914)
  • Bernard Robert. Lt. 1st Btn. (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Betts Alfred. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Betts Frederick. Sgt. 2nd Battalion (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Bible Geoffrey Roskell. 2nd Lt. 101st Company (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Bishop Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th May 1915)
  • Blackwell Walter. Lt. 11th Battalion (d.28th Sep 1918)
  • Blaikie Hugh. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.22nd May 1916)
  • Blake James. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th Apr 1916)
  • Bloomfield Robert. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.15th Mar 1917)
  • Boardman Edward. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.30th Sep 1918)
  • Boland Christopher. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Boland David. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1917)
  • Boland James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Boland John. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Boland Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Boland Thomas. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1917)
  • Boland Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st March 1917)
  • Bolger Edward. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.8th Jun 1917)
  • Bolger John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.18th Mar 1917)
  • Bolger Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.18th May 1915)
  • Bonynge Stephan. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.31st Aug 1916)
  • Booth Daniel. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.5th May 1915)
  • Booth Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Boothman Henry. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Bowes Christopher. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th July 1917)
  • Bowes Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Mar 1918)
  • Bowman Archibald. L/Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Boyce John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Boyd Henry Alfred. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyd John. Pte. 7th Btn. D Coy. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyd William Sinclair. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyd William. 2nd Lt. 9th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Boyd William Hatchell. 2nd Lt. 9th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Boylan Michael. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th July 1916 )
  • Boyne Edward. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.9th Jun 1916)
  • Boyne Michael. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Boyne Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Mar 1917)
  • Brabazon Francis Joseph. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.12th Jun 1916)
  • Brabazon Frank. Pte. 8th Btn (d.12th June 1916)
  • Brabazon Frank F.. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Bradley Joseph. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1917)
  • Bradley Thomas. A/L/Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Brady Daniel. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.18th Aug 1917)
  • Brady James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Brady John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Brady Joseph. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Brady Michael. Pte. (d.11th Nov 1915)
  • Brady Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.13th Dec 1914)
  • Brady Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.19th Apr 1917)
  • Brady Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Brady William. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.6th Sep 1916)
  • Brady William. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Nov 1917)
  • Brannigan John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Bray John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Breen Edward. Pte. 2nd Garrison Battalion (d.4th Oct 1917)
  • Breen John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.3rd Mar 1917)
  • Breen Patrick. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.27th Apr 1916)
  • Breen William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Mar 1915)
  • Brennan Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.13th May 1918)
  • Brennan Christopher. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Oct 1916)
  • Brennan Christopher. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Oct 1916)
  • Brennan Christopher. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Brennan Francis A.. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.24th Apr 1916)
  • Brennan James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Brennan John. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.1st Feb 1918)
  • Brennan John. Pte. (d.9th Apr1917)
  • Brennan Joseph. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.30th Mar 1918)
  • Brennan Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Brennan Patrick. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.28th Sep 1918)
  • Brennan Thomas Joseph. Pte.
  • Brennan Thomas. CSM. 1st Btn. (d.22nd Jul 1916)
  • Brennock Thomas. Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.28th Feb 1917)
  • Brereton-Barry William Roche. 2nd Lt. 10th Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Breslin Robert. A/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.18th Aug 1917)
  • Brett Peter. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.7th Oct 1914)
  • Brien Edward. Pte. 5/6th Btn. (d.5th Sep 1916)
  • Brien John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Brien John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th Sep 1916)
  • Brien Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Jun 1915)
  • Brien William. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.6th Jun 1915)
  • Broderick James. L/Cpl. 10th Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Broe Edward. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Nov 1916)
  • Brogan James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Brogan Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.27th Sep 1916)
  • Brooks John. Sgt. 1st Battalion (d.4th Sep 1918)
  • Brophy Daniel. Pte. Infantry (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Brophy Patrick. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1917)
  • Brown Alexander Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Brown Edward. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Brown James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Brown John. A/Sgt. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Brown Patrick. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.14th Aug 1916)
  • Brown Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.4th Sep 1918)
  • Burke Felix. Rev. 8th Btn
  • Byrne Michael. Pte. 8th Btn. B Coy. (d.10th Feb 1917)
  • Byrne Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn.
  • Cann James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.25th May 1918)
  • Carroll James Joseph Thomas Aloysius. Capt.Adj. 6th Btn.
  • Clancy Edward . Sjt.
  • Collins James . Pte. 2nd Btn (d.24th May 1915)
  • Connor Edward. Pte.
  • Connor George. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.2nd-4th Oct 1916)
  • Connor Mathew. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.3rd Oct 1916)
  • Cooper James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Cosgrove Patrick. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1917)
  • Coyne John. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1918)
  • Cravern John Henry. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd June 1917)
  • Culshaw David. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th July 1917)
  • Day John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1916)
  • Devlin James. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.Sep 1917)
  • Devlin James. L/Cpl. 8th Batt. (d.25th September 1917)
  • Dignam Patrick. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.10th May 1915)
  • Dooner Stephen Alex. L/Cpl. 9th Battalion (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Doyle Anthony. Pte. 7th Batallion (d.23rd Sep 1916)
  • Doyle Thomas Peter. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Drury Noel. Capt. 6th Btn.
  • Duffy William Joseph. Pte.
  • Dunne Joseph. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.27/29th Apr 1916)
  • Dunne Joseph. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Dunne Lawrence. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.20th Jun 1916)
  • Dunne Michael. Pte. 1st Battalion, C Company. (d.1st July 1915)
  • Evans Emrys Joshua. 2nd Btn. A Company.
  • Fagan Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.29th Mar 1915)
  • Falkiner Frederick Ewen Baldwin. 2nd Lt. (d.21st Aug 1917)
  • Falkiner George Stride. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.16th Aug 1917)
  • Farrell Patrick. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.27th April 1916)
  • Fennelly John. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Fields John William. Drmr. (d.19th July 1917)
  • Finnie John Redican. Cpl 1st Battalion (d.14 October 1918)
  • Flynn Richard. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Foy Christopher. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.8th Sept 1916)
  • French Charles Stockley. Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.25th April 1915)
  • Friel William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th October 1918)
  • Grace L.. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Graham Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st Nov 1917)
  • Green Thomas. Pte. 9th Battalion (d.18th Oct 1915)
  • Guilfoyle Michael. 7th Btn. (d.9th Oct 1916)
  • Hamilton Geoffrey Cecil Monck. 2nd Lt. 8th Btn. (d.9th Sep 1916)
  • Harvey Percy . 2nd Btn.
  • Hayes James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Hickey Joseph. Pte.
  • Humphreys George. Private
  • Jenks Frederick. Pte. 9th Battalion
  • Julian Ernest Lawrence. Lt. 7th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Kelly Henry. Pte. 1st Btn
  • Kelly John. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.22nd Aug 1918)
  • Kenny John. Pte. 2nd Battalion
  • Keogh Michael . Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Kilford Richard. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.9th June 1917)
  • Killingley Hastings G.. Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Kinsella Thomas. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.12th Oct 1918)
  • Kinsella Thomas. Pte. (d.12th Oct 1918)
  • Leland Walter Alfred. Lt. 1st Btn. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • MacMahon Herbert Henry. 10th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Mahon John Joseph. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Martin Charles Andrew. Capt. 6th Btn. (d.6th Dec 1915)
  • McCabe Patrick. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.22nd Sept 1917)
  • Mccallum Alexander. Pte. 6th Battalion (d.28th Dec 1918)
  • McCann William. Pte. 2nd Btn. B Company. (d.17th Oct 1914)
  • McCue James. Pte. 5th (Extra Reserve) Btn (d.11th May 1915)
  • McGeeney Michael. L/Cpl.
  • McGuigan Stephen. Pte. 1st Btn (d.5th Sep 1915)
  • McGuirk Edward. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.21st Apr 1915)
  • Molloy John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.30 April 1916)
  • Moore Bartholomew. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Moore Charles. 1st Btn. (d.7th September 1918)
  • Moore James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd March 1915)
  • Moore Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.21st March 1918)
  • Moran Michael. Pte. 10th Batallion
  • Moreland Patrick. Pte 2nd Btn.
  • Mulvey William. L/Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1918)
  • Neary Anthony. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Nicholl Archibald. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.22nd Dec 1915)
  • O'Brien William.
  • O'Connor Christoper. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.5th Sept 1917)
  • O'Connor John. Pte 1st Battalion (d.2nd Mar 1917)
  • O'Donnell James. Cpl. D Coy., 2nd Btn.
  • O'Neill Frederick. 2nd Lt. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Potts Alfred James. Pte. 10th Btn.
  • Raftery Peter. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Reid James. Pte. 1st Btn (d.26th Jul 1915)
  • Rickman Albert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Sep 1916)
  • Roberts John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.31st July 1916)
  • Scully Michael. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Spillane Edward. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.29th Apr 1916)
  • Supple William Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Sweeney John. A/Cpl. 8th Battalion (d.12th Aug 1917)
  • Thompson Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st February 1915)
  • Thompson Thomas. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.1st Feb 1915)
  • Tierney Peter. 2nd Btn.
  • Ward Michael . 9th Btn.
  • Wardlaw Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.29th July 1916)

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Pte. John Joseph Mahon 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

My Granddad John Joseph Mahon Service Number 11594 (Standing in photo)

My Granddad John Joseph Mahon enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on the 15 August 1913 and landed with the British Expedition Force in France on the 22/26 August 1914. He was shot and wounded at the Battle of Le Cateau on the 27th August 1914, taken prisoner and was a POW till the 2nd November 1918 after which he was demobbed on the 5th February 1919.

Thomas Murphy


Pte. Joseph Hickey Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Private Joe Hickey was a prisoner in Sennelager POW Camp.


Capt.Adj. James Joseph Thomas Aloysius Carroll 6th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Capt. Joe Carroll was wounded on 8th August 1917 at Suvla Bay. He was repatriated to convalesce at Osborne House, Isle of Wight before being redeployed to the Training Depot in Dublin.

Ian Foxley


Lt. Hastings G. Killingley 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.23rd Oct 1916)

Lt Hastings Killingley served with the 2nd. Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he was the eldest son of the Rev. D. F. Killingley, B.D., He died on the 23rd of October 1916. Aged 21 years. “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace.”

s flynn


Herbert Henry MacMahon 10th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.13th Nov 1916)

Herbert MacMahon, B. A., (T.C.D.) of the 10th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers was killed in action in France, 13th of November 1916, Aged 24 years. “Great heart that sprang to Duty’s call.”

s flynn


Lt. Charles Stockley French 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.25th April 1915)

Charles French, of the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers was killed in action in Belgium on 25th of April 1915, aged 22. He was the son of John Alexander French, LL.D., and Elizabeth Mary French (nee Stockley), of St. Ann's, Donnybrook, Co. Dublin. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity College, Dublin. B.A., 1914. He had also been wounded near Armentieres in December 1914.

s flynn


Pte. James Moore 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.2nd March 1915)

James Moore was killed in action in the Battle of Ypres on the 2nd of March 1915 and is interred in Belgium

s flynn


2nd Lt. George Stride Falkiner 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.16th Aug 1917)

George Falkiner fell at Frezenberg, Flanders on the 16th of August 1917 When, being left alone in command of his company, he continued to lead his men to the attack. Aged 19 years.

s flynn


2nd Lt. Frederick Ewen Baldwin Falkiner MC. Royal Flying Corps (d.21st Aug 1917)

Frederick Falkiner served with the the Royal Irish Rifles and Royal Flying Corps, who also served with the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers in Gallipoli and Serbia 1914 – 1916 and at the Battle of Messines. He died fighting in the air near Ypres 21st of August 1917, aged 22 years

s flynn


Lt. Ernest Lawrence Julian 7th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.8th Aug 1915)

Ernest Juilan was killed at Suvla Bay in August 1915 He was the son of the late John and Margaret Julian, of Drumbane, Birr, King's County. He held the Reid Professorship of Criminal Law, Trinity College, Dublin and was educated at Charterhouse, and Trinity College, Dublin

s flynn


2nd Lt. Ray Lancaster Bell Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.17th May 1915)

The only child of Alfred and Annie Bell, Ray Bell was killed in action at Ypres on May 17th 1915 aged 19 years and is buried at Vlamertynghe.

s flynn


2nd Lt. Frederick O'Neill Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.13th Nov 1916)

Frederick O'Neill was killed in action at Beaumont-Hamel, France on the 13th of November 1916. Aged 36 years

s flynn


Michael Guilfoyle 7th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.9th Oct 1916)

Michael Guilfoyle died of wounds on the 9th October 1916, and is buried in Mikra Cemetery, Salonika no. 1592

s flynn


Charles Moore 1st Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.7th September 1918)

Charles Moore was killed in action in France on the 7th of September 1918.

s flynn


2nd Lt. Geoffrey Cecil Monck Hamilton 8th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.9th Sep 1916)

Geoffrey Hamilton was the youngest son of Arthur and Alma Hamilton who gave his life for his king and country at the battle of Ginchy on the 9th of September 1916, aged 21 years.

S Flynn


Pte. James Hayes 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.23rd Oct 1916)

My great grand uncle James Hayes is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. I would like to know which battle he was in and where he is buried.


Pte. Michael Moore 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.21st March 1918)

Michael Moore was my great uncle. He died on 21st March 1918 in the German attack at St Quentin. Michael is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial. He was the son of Mary Anne Moore of 20, Lombard Street East, Dublin.

Bob Kearns


Lt. Walter Alfred Leland 1st Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.4th Jun 1915)

The only known WW1 casualty on my family tree, Walter Leland was born on 3rd of March 1893 in Liverpool, the first child of Alfred and Eugenie (nee Gollin), and was registered as Walter Alfred Lazarus. He was educated at Charterhouse where he was a crack rifle shot, winning several medals for the rifle club. He moved to Sydney in 1912, to join the Australian firm of Gollin and Son for his planned career in 'commercial pursuits'. On the outbreak of war he immediately decided to return to England on the first outgoing steamer, the SS Demosthenes from Brisbane.

He was given a commission as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in November, 1914, initially attached to the 10th Battalion Bedfordshires. For some months his regiment was stationed at Harwich, on the east coast. It was then sent to the White City, in London for further training. After a brilliant result of competitive examination in musketry, etc., he obtained his lieutenancy in April 1915.

He left for Gallipoli Peninsula in May, attached to the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Lieutenant Leland was at Gabà Tepè only four days. On 4th June, the day after his arrival he was ordered to advance up the Nullah at the head of his section. On turning a bend they cut through wire entanglements and came on hidden Turkish guns, the fire from which killed almost the entire section, Lieutenant Leland falling with the rest. Only a few survived the action, and the trench which they were seeking was not taken until three weeks afterwards. His body was recovered and buried at Gallipoli on 28th June. His name appears on the Helles memorial, and also on the family plaque at Golders Green crematorium.

Lieutenant Leland was very musical, and the writing of music and verse were his principal hobbies.



Pte. Thomas Thompson 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers (d.1st Feb 1915)

When removing old items from my aunt's house, I found a picture of a man who looked like my grandfather in a British Army uniform. On the back of the picture was "Tommie KIA Feb 1915". I discovered, through marriage and other records, that Tommie was my grandfather's brother. I found his service number, his grave and date of death. I have also found his service record in the archives. Tommie was a career solider who fought in the Boer War. He was a reserve solider in 1914, and rejoined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. He was killed near Ploegsteert Wood (south of Ypres) in Belgium and is buried in Prowse Point Military Cemetery. On the 100th anniversary my brother and I and our families went to visit the grave. I believe we are the first of our family to find and visit the grave of Thomas. Thomas was not spoken about within the family until now.

Fran Thompson


Peter Tierney 2nd Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Peter Tierney, my grandfather, was wounded in the shoulder, gassed and captured at the 2nd Battle of Ypres in May 1915. He was nursed back to health in a German military hospital in a ward of German soldiers. He was treated well by them. On his return to health he was sent to work in a German coal mine and remained working there for the duration as a prisoner of war. When the armistice was signed, he was quickly repatriated and returned home to his parents' farm in Galway. He and some of his friends, all in British army blue wound uniforms had an encounter with the notorious Black and Tans. They were picked up by the Black and Tans, roughed up and thrown into the back of lorries. Fortunately, they were released after being driven into the countryside and dumped out onto the road. He eventually left Galway and became a coal miner in St Helens, Lancashire where he settled down, married and had a family. During the depression, he tried to pawn his medals but was informed that they were worthless. On leaving the pawn shop, he threw his medals down a drain. He was a native speaker of the Irish language.

Angela Lea

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CROWN AND COMPANY 1911-1922. 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Col. H. C. Wylly

This volume is concerned principally with the battalion’s service in the Great War during which it fought on the Western Front in 10th Brigade, 4th Division till the end of 1916 when it was transferred to 48th Brigade of 16th(Irish) Division. The last part gives a very full and often moving description of the disbandment of the battalion. 269 officers and 4508 WOs, NCOs and men of the Regiment died during the war and an appendix lists the names of the officers showing which battalion they were serving in. There is a full list of Honours and Awards including Mentions in Despatches and foreign awards for the whole regiment. Another appendix lists the officers of the 1st and 2nd battalions serving at the time of disbandment and shows which regiments they transferred to or whether they retired.
Pals at Suvla Bay

Henry Hanna

This is an unusual book in that it is the record of a company, a company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers(RDF) - `D' Company - at Gallipoli. The battalion was raised in August 1914 and allocated to 30th Brigade, 10th Irish Division. At the request of a Mr Browning, President of the Irish Rugby Football Union, the CO of the new battalion agreed to keep open a special company, `D' Company as it was subsequently known, for "Pals" from the Irish Rugby Union volunteers. It was a remarkable mix of volunteers - barristers, doctors, solicitors, stockbrokers, bankers, civil servants and the like, nearly all well known in Dublin's public and social life. Training in Ireland went on until, on the last day of April 1915, 7th RDF sailed for Holyhead and from there travelled to Basingstoke, the concentration area of the 10th Division. The final period training at divisional level lasted to the end of June and a week later they were off to the Dardanelles. They landed at Suvla Bay on the morning of
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Beneath a Turkish Sky: The Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Assault on Gallipoli

Philip Lecane

It was the First World War's largest seaborne invasion and the Irish were at the forefront. Recruited in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were ordered to spearhead the invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey. Deadlocked in trench warfare on the Western Front, the British High Command hoped the assault would be Germany's ally out of the war. Using letters and photographs, this book tells the story of the 'Dubs' officers and men called from an idyllic posting in England. They then set off on what was presented as a great adventure to win glory and capture Constantinople. The book also gives the story of the Turkish defenders and the locality being invaded. Accomapnied by the Royal Munster Fusiliers, packed aboard the SS River Clyde, the 'Dubs' landed from boats on the fiercely defended beach at Sedd-el-Bahr. The song The Foggy Dew says, "It were better to die beneath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sedd-el-Bahr." This book tells the story of the forgotten Irishmen who died beneath a Turkish
Irishmen in the Great War 1914-1918

Tom Burnell, Editor

Twenty-seven Irish newspapers for the period covering the Great War have been trawled through to deliver the amazing stories of those years which changed the world for ever. These are the accounts of local men at the front; of torpedoed ships; drunken wives; final letters and requests from the trenches. Also eyewitness accounts of the slaughter as it was happening; battle reports from officers serving in Irish regiments; quirky snippets; chaplains' sympathetic letters; P.o.W reports of conditions and war poetry. Here are the tales of the Leinster’s, Munster’s, Connaught’s and Dublin Fusiliers serving in the Ulster Division, 10th and 16th Irish Divisions. We read of medical breakthroughs, paranormal occurrences and miraculous escapes from death. After the Irish Rebellion of April, 1916, these type of articles and casualty lists dwindled to very few as Irish hearts became divided.
British Regiments at Gallipoli

Ray Westlake

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