Reference:  MS 828, fols 205r-205v

 

County: Kerry

 

Date: 14/6/1643

 

http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID=828205r296

 

 

 

Deuereux Sprat Late of the towne & parish of Traley in the bar: of Terhonack within the Com of Kerry Cler: a brittish protestant duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue &c. deposeth & saith that about the 1t of ffebr: Last was tweluemonth & diuers timers since the begining of this present rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods & chattells to the seuerall values following Vizt worth 237 li. Part consisting of debts owing by

 

Of horses to the value of fiue pownds Of houshould stuffe to the value of thirty pownds Of plate to the value of thirty pownds, Of ready mony to the value summe of six pownds the totall of his losses amounteth to the value of Of Debts to the value summe of One hunderd threescore & six pownds, which e re this rebellion w ere esteemed good debts but now become desperate by reason some of the debtours are Impouerisht protestants ar John Blener Hasset gentleman Thomas Turner merchant and the reste Papists & rebbells and ar John Nagle of the Dingle bough merchant, & therefore the deponent knoweth not any way how to gett any satisfaccion from him any of them . the totall of his losses amounts to the value of two hundred thirty seauin pounds besids the losse ever since the be g ining of this rebellion of the benefit of his two parsonages of Kilgobin & Stradbally his Chauncellorship of Ardfert in the said Com worth which were worth coibus anis one hundred pownds per annum, which he leaueth to consideracion that & further he cannot depose

 

 

 

Devoreux Spratt

 

Jurat coram nobis 14th June 1643

 

Phil: Bisse

 

Thomas Ellwell

 

 

 

More

 

http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID=828253r337

 

Oct 2018

Danish Jews re-enact community's flight to Sweden 75 years ago

 

Some 7,200 Jews were ferried across to neutral Sweden in 1943 without the knowledge of the Nazi occupation forces.

 

TED SWEENEY Blacksod and Maureen Flavin, Knockanure

 

Ted’s son Vincent is now the keeper of Blacksod lighthouse and it was Ted who supplied the crucial forecast to the Allied forces on June 4, 1944. Vincent takes up the story. “The invasion was planned for June 5, 1944, and my father was requested to give the weather forecast from Blacksod, being the most north-westerly point and weather station, so he gave it. But that weather forecast was not suitable for an invasion, as it came across Ireland, down through England and into the English Channel, and it was blowing a near gale, so the D-Day landings, Operation Overlord, was delayed for one day and it went ahead on the morning of June 6, 1944, and that is as a result of the forecast from Blacksod,” says Vincent.

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/the-irishman-who-gave-the-d-day-go-ahead-271114.html

 

Hi Martin found this recently.

Leinster disaster 1918 were on board included; Jas Moore Australian Army, Norah T Malone, 11 Strand St., Tralee, Mrs Maud Marsham Rae, Ross castle; Anthony Jones, Waterville aged 17; Lizzie Healy, Brogue Makers Lane, Tralee; Miss Lena and Miss Nora Galvin , Perry Buildings, Strand Road; Miss Mary Gibson sister of Dr Gibson of Listowel; Delia and Nora Davoren, Ennis; Blacker Douglas, Armagh; Rev J R Bartley Church St., Tralee.

Library have full list in book by Philip Lecane published 2005.

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sat 3 Oct 1992 Page 51

 

VIETNAM FORCES MEMORIAL THE CANBERRA TIMES, Saturday, October 3, 1992 C7

 

"THOSE WHO SERVED"

 

The following is a record of those on active service during the Vietnam War in the Australian Regular Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy, including members of the nursing corps in the RAAF and the RAN. Supplied by the Australian Defence Force, whose permission to The Canberra Times to republish is gratefully acknowledged, it was first published in the book, Vietnam Remembered, edited by Gregory Pemberton, and published by Weldon Publishing (hardcover $49.95)

 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126946606?searchTerm=moloney%20coins%20in%20stocking%20clare&searchLimits=

 

Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thu 16 Mar 1911 Page 7

 

There died recently in Blarney street, Cork, a respected citizen named Patrick Roche, who was one of the numerous volunteers who left Cork in September, 1859, to defend the Papal possessions against the army of Garibaldi. Mr. Roche was one of four survivors of the Cork contingent who, under the command of Eugene M Swiney, Carrigrohane Castle, as captain, and Father Bonaventure M'Loghlin, C.S.F., Liberty street, as chaplain, answered the call of Pope Pius IX. for volunteers. Mr. Roche was the holder of a parchment certificate and a medal from the late Pope, Leo XI I., and last summer he received a medal from Pope Pius X.

 

 

 

Desert Sun, Number 25, 26 November 1946

 

Father O'Connor In Pulpit Again at Catholic Church

 

Many of the Villagers and members of “Our Lady of Solitude” parish remembered Father Michael O'Connor throughout the four years of war, since the time he marched off with the youth of Palm Springs back in 1942. Back in the parish he said he loved very dearly, in succession to Father Francis McCann, who officiated here temporarily, Father O’Connor wants to forget the war as much as possible and settle down to conduct of the Catholic church here. SINCE HIS RETURN, Father O'Connor is being assisted by Father C. J. Moynihan, who recently left his parish in Nebraska. Both priests carry in their smiles and in the English they speak all but the sod of old Ireland, where both of them were born, educated, and ordained before coming to this country. Father O'Connor was born in the county of Kerry, Ireland, and is now 38 years of age. He was ordained a secular priest in Ireland in 1931 and within the same year sailed for the United States.

 

FATHER MOYNIHAN sailed from Ireland in 1927 for this country. He was ordained in 1915. He too, loves the Village and the Parish. Father O'Connor came directly to the Diocese and served in San Bernardino, Imperial valley and Brawley. He came to Palm Springs' in 1938 and stayed until he went into the service as a chaplain in 1942. After attending several schools in the Chaplain’s corps of the Army, the Spring of 1945 found Father O'Connor attached to the Sixth Air Forces in Panama. He served in that area and other central and South American countries until he was ordered home at the end of June, 1946. He was separated from the services in July of that year. For several months he filled in at Escondido, and then came on to Palm Springs.

 

Among those soldiers who landed behind German lines in Normandy on June 6, 1944 was the legendary chaplain of the unit, Fr. Francis L. Sampson (1912-1996). It was he (and not the character played by Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan), who days later was ordered by military authorities to find Fritz Niland, the real-life “Private Ryan,” who had lost his three brothers on D-Day.

 

https://aleteia.org/2017/09/08/it-was-a-catholic-priest-who-saved-private-ryan/

 

 

 

The Simple Sabotage Manual

 

By Brett & Kate McKay on Aug 04, 2017 09:33 am

 

In 1944, the Allied troops were gaining ground on the battlefields of WWII, but still faced opposition from the Axis powers. The weaker that enemy targets could be made, the easier and faster the military’s job would be in wresting Europe back from its occupying forces. The U.S. government thus began a strategy to undermine Axis-aligned governments not only from without, but also from within.

 

 

 

The Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.), a precursor to the modern C.I.A., created an initially classified booklet laying out the art of “simple sabotage” — which, “more than malicious mischief . . . should always consist of acts whose results will be detrimental to the materials and manpower of the enemy.”

 

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/08/04/simple-sabotage-manual/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=c02c96df61&mc_eid=83acb42668

 

 

 

The Simple Sabotage Field Manual taught O.S.S. agents not only how to recruit potential saboteurs from among those who were antagonistic towards their occupiers and sympathetic to the Allied cause, but listed specific tactics average citizens in various lines of work could employ to destabilize their government and help hasten its demise. The booklet was declassified by the director of the O.S.S., William J. Donovan, with the aim of surreptitiously distributing its information by way of leaflets, radio broadcasts, or the direct teaching of European citizens who U.S. agents had ascertained could be trusted.

 

 

 

Though the suggestions presented in the Simple Sabotage Field Manual were designed to soften the underbelly of the enemy by gumming up the works of factories, offices, and infrastructure, what’s hilariously surprising is how many of them, especially regarding white collar work, continue to be inadvertently (we think?) practiced today.

 

 

 

When you read tips to employees like “refer all matters to committees, for ‘further study and consideration,'” and “Contrive as many interruptions to your work as you can,” as well as instructions to managers to “Hold conferences when there is more critical work to be done,” one realizes the ways in which, in the present day, employees sabotage their companies, managers sabotage their teams, and workers sabotage their own success — not for any purposeful mission, but simply out of laziness, carelessness, and a lack of motivation and morale.

 

 

 

Further, the general injunction to “Act stupid,” uncomfortably invokes the fact that modern citizens may be sabotaging the strength of a country they actually support.

 

MORE ON 1.13 MICHAEL (MICK) GEOGHEGAN 1899-1930.

 

https://georgelangandotcom.wordpress.com/tag/johnny/

 

 

 On September 25th 1917 Mick travelled to Limerick City to the recruiting office and enlisted in the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (The Royal Canadians) for the duration of the war. He underwent his training at Birr in Co. Offaly and was posted to the Machine Gun Corps in Glencorse, Scotland.  In the month of March 1918 he joined the 2nd battalion and was posted to France.  In 1918 the German offensive had hit the Western Front and somewhere along the line Mick, who was deployed as a sniper marksman went missing and was found to be a prisoner of war in Limburg 21/27th March 1918. Following the armistice of November 1918, Mick was released and discharged from the army in February 1919. Not having his full of army life and with the fighting spirit still hot in his blood he re-enlisted almost immediately at Portsmouth in the south of England and was posted to India landing in Bombay November 21st 1919.

Richard HUDSON (Richard , William? , William ) was born on 15 Aug 1827 in probably Duagh, Co. Kerry. He died on 14 Sep 1902 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh.

 

 Richard emigrated to the United States in 1849. He was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 3rd Regiment of the Wisconsin Cavalry between December 1861 and June 1862. He returned to civilian life before the end of the war as a result of an accident (details unknown) and worked as a stone mason. At the time of the 1900 census he and his wife, Johanna, were living in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

Richard married Johanna O'CONNOR on 19 Feb 1854 in St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia. Johanna was born in Jan 1833 in Ireland. She died after 1 Nov 1902 in probably Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh.

 

Their daughter below

 

Mary (Sr. Mary Bernadette) HUDSON was born on 6 Jul 1864 in Harrisonville, New Jersey. She died on 11 May 1925 in Chicago. Mary entered the convent, becoming Sr. Mary Bernadette.

 

 

 

 

 

Relation of above?

 

Robert Charles Conroy (Charlie) HUDSON was born on 27 Jul 1891 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 9 Dec 1891 in Dingle, Co. Kerry. He died on 17 Oct 1918 in Hamilton Military Hospital, Ontario, Canada. He was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

 

 

 

In 1910, after leaving school, Charlie started work as a clerk with the Provincial Bank of Ireland (now AIB) in Limerick. He later moved to Canada where lived in Islington, Ontario and worked as a construction foremen. He enlisted during World War I and served with the Canadian Railway Troops. His enlistment papers give the following further information:

 

 

 

Date and place of enlistment: 11 July 1917, Toronto

 

Height: 5 feet, 3¾ inches

 

Complexion: Medium

 

Eyes: Blue

 

Hair: Dark.

 

 

 

We do not know whether Charlie served overseas during World War I but we do know that he died of pneumonia at the age of 27, 15 months after enlisting. On 14 October 1918 he had been admitted to Hamilton Military Hospital in Ontario where he died three days later.

 

http://www.helensfamilytrees.com/hudg04.htm#4196

 

 

 

 

 

                Francis (Frank) John HUDSON (Richard , William? , William ) was born about 1831 in probably Duagh, Co. Kerry; or Listowel, Co. Kerry. He died on 9 Nov 1898 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

 

 

 

    According to Bill Hudson's 'The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants', Frank emigrated to the United States with his younger brother Patrick in 1853. However, I have been told by another Hudson family researcher that he emigrated in 1851, departing on 11 June from Liverpool on board the 'Oliver'.

 

 

 

    Frank served as a Marine during the Civil War and saw service on the Roanoke with Patrick. Frank settled in Philadelphia where he worked as a plasterer. I have been told Frank and his wife, Margaret, were second cousins once removed and were married by special dispensation. However, if they were related, as is thought, through Margaret's Finucane grandfather (probably named Frank) who it is believed was a brother of Frank Hudson's mother, Margaret Finucane, then they would have been first cousins once removed.  

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Robert HUDSON (Richard , William? , William ) was born on 13 May 1838 in Drowmcunig, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 4 Jun 1838 in Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry. He died on 15 Dec 1914 in Philadelphia. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.

 

 

 

    Patrick's baptismal sponsors were John Murnane and Ellen Carney.

 

 

 

    Patrick emigrated to the United States with his brother Francis in 1853, aged only 15. He saw action on the Roanoke, Virginia during the Civil War. He became a US citizen in 1868 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he spent the rest of his career.

 

 

 

    Patrick died of "chronic valvular disease of the heart".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paw.princeton.edu/memorial/william-joseph-hudson-jr-’45

 

 

 

Peace or War

 

The Stylus, Volume XXVII, Number 8, 1 May 1914

 

EDWARD A. SULLIVAN, '14

 

*Delivered at B. C. Oratorical Contest, April 30, 1914.

 

The movement for international peace involves a  reversion from existing order vaster and more fundamental than any which man has initiated since the beginning of the world. For the institution of war antedates the first nation. It began with the first tribes and peoples. It grew with the population of the earth. It has never yielded priority as the ultimate universal method for the settlement of national differences. Among all the changing customs of empire, the advances and retrogressions of civilization, the declines and developments of art, science, literature and religion, war stands out constant and inevitable, the one thing seemingly essential in the life of every people in every age. International peace would abolish this great, ancient, universal institution so that it would never again be known among men. The machinery of war, troops, battleships, cannon, musketry; the heroics of war, martial music, valor in conflict, fervid enthusiasm in the defence of country; the glorious successes and the frightful reverses of armies and navies—all these things that have pervaded and dominated history would be taken forever out of the life of the world. War itself has produced no greater revolution than this. The very magnitude of the change involved has restricted the popularity of the movement. A departure from the custom of ages so radical in essence, so far-reaching in consequences, must strike the national mind as fanciful and dreamy. But later on as men accustom themselves to the great idea they will begin to ask if it is not practical after all, and what now seems an upheaval so Vast as to be impossible will be discussed as a probable accomplishment. Already that day is approaching. It is said only two hundred and thirty-four of the last thirty-five hundred years were years of peace. Yet since Waterloo we have had only fifteen years of real international strife, which means that the last century constitutes thirty-five per cent of the whole peace period. A more pertinent illustration is found in the arbitration treaties between Norway and Sweden and Argentine and Chili; and in the fact that some two hundred and sixty international disputes have been decided by arbitration in one hundred years. There is every evidence that these conditions will multiply. And then the militarist, driven from his old position, that what was true in the past will be true in the future, must look about him for other sanctions for the continuance of war. Perhaps he will say that war is essential to progress. I do not think this is true. It is true that war has had a tremendous influence on civilization. Greece and Rome, by successful conquests could levy tribute on the rest of the world, and secure in their own opulence, had leisure to develop those intellectual traits and produce those classics of art which compelled the admiration of posterity. The expansion of the United States is directly traceable to war. By war Napoleon gave the death-blow to the feudal system of Europe. By war we overthrew the tyranny of England and settled for all time the question of slavery. But it must be remembered that all these results were purchased at a stupendous cost, at the ruin of some nations and the subjugation of others, so that it may well be doubted whether the benefits derived are greater than the concomitant evils. And, granting that they are, who shall say that a policy of peace would not produce larger benefits and fewer evils. No nation of note has ever tried such a policy for any appreciable time. And there is a nation, Turkey, which, like Greece and Rome, has persisted in war, and like Greece and Rome, is rotting visibly from the face of the earth. War, says the militarist again, means the survival of the fittest, and so the more war the higher degree of civilization attained. Is it not rather, as Alfred Noyes said, an agent by which the most virile are slain or crippled, and the

 

weaklings preserved to be the seed of future generations? The great man dies in defence of his flag—the coward remains to be the prop and flange of the State. It is the survival of the fittest in so far as the most resourceful nation comes off the victor, but it drains away those very resources and strangles the virility by which victory itself was achieved. Again, war stimulates invention, they say. But so also does peace. Edison required no spur from the heel of war. Westinghouse, Bell, Marconi and Morse did not need the field of destructive weapons in which to exercise their genuis. War played no part in the production of that stupendous thing "that knit the world with threads of steel till no remotest island lingers outside the world's great common weal." War fosters heroes. William James said of our Civil War: "Those ancestors, those efforts, those memories and legends, are the most ideal part of what we now own together, a sacred spiritual possession worth more than all the blood poured out." We must be careful, honoured judges, to fight shy of jingoism. The heroics of war are too much extolled. Each passing day calls forth in the line of common duty acts of true heroism—in shipwreck or train wreck, in flood or fire or storm —which entitle the actors to recognition as high and lasting as that accorded to the noblest deeds of war. We have examined and found worthless certain arguments by which the militarist attempts to bolster up his defence. Yet, if all of them collectively were valid no justification could be found in them for the continuance of war. I read a book called "The Human Slaughter House." I don't know of anything that impressed me like that book, two hundred pages on the horrors of war. I saw the battlefield in all its primal brutishness. I saw men mangled by men, trampled by hoofs. I heard them crying from the swamps and sands. I saw their twisting, writhing bodies. I heard the screaming voices of the engines of war. And on the outskirts, looking in through the fog of battle, with their orphans and widows crowded about, I saw the forms of nations dying. Oh, this thing is horrible! Civilization cries out against it. Refinement abhors it. Religion condemns it. Progress lifts its voice to protest against it. And yet, when the militarist, driven to the last ditch, cries out that human nature makes it inevitable God knows he speaks the truth. Upon this impregnable position he stands. It is his only valid defence of war. But alas, it is powerful enough to make international peace a future improbability. There is too little charity in the world. Nations have not learned the lesson of the Ten Commandments. They are too easily spurred to revenge, too sluggish in brotherly love. Even now, while the pillars of The Hague rise up to the cause of peace, while the watch-fires of a future hope are kindling from shore to shore, England and Germany are draining the finances of their people in a mad race for naval supremacy. So it has always been. So it will always be until Christianity has taken firmer root in the hearts of men. God grant the fulfilment of that dream, that war may one day be a relic of past peoples, that all men may join hands in a common brotherhood, and, looking upward to the propitious sky, see burning symbolically, and constant as life, the star of Christian charity.

 

http://newspapers.bc.edu/cgi-bin/bostonsh?a=q&r=101&results=1&e=-------en-20--81--txt-txIN-marconi------

 

CORK

 

Elizabeth Fort was first built in 1601 by Sir George Carew, the then president of Munster during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. The fort was built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city from the south. Following the death of Elizabeth in 1603, the fort was attacked by the citizens of Cork, however, when the city was re-taken, they were compelled to rebuild it at their own expense. It was replaced in 1624 by a stronger, stone fort, much of which survives today. It is reputed that improvements were also made by order of Oliver Cromwell in 1649.

 

 

 

In 1690 the fort was besieged, along with the city, by Williamite forces while being held by the Jacobites, an event known as The Siege of Cork. After a week of attack, the city walls were breached, the city and the fort were then surrendered.

 

 

 

In the following years, the fort was used as an army barracks, a female prison for convicts awaiting transportation, an RIC station and a Garda station until 2013.

 

 

 

The site is highly significant in relation to the military and social history of Cork and boasts an exceptional view of the city from the ramparts and from the timber-viewing gallery along the north side of the courtyard.  Elizabeth Fort is now in the hands of Cork City Council, who are in the process of developing this valuable asset as a major public attraction within the city.

 

9 Jan 2013

 

 

 

The death has taken place of one of the few surviving Kerry-born soldiers who fought in World War Two. Dr James O’Carroll, who was born on a farm in Ballylongford, died peacefully at his home in Ballybunion at the age of 92. As a young man, Dr O’Carroll joined the British Army and fought with the allied forces in Germany. He was captured as a prisoner of war, but managed to escape shortly before the bombing of Dresden. He went on to study medicine at Trinity, and later ran a very successful psychiatry practice in Oklahoma in the USA, where he settled on a ranch, and raised six children, along with his wife, the late Dr Maud Stavely. In later years, he settled in Ballybunion with his second wife Peggy, a native of Kenmare.

 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN VIENNA, 1766

 

By Brian McGinn              

 

http://www.illyria.com/irish/irish_austria.html

 

 

 

Without a party to attend, March 17 can be a lonesome occasion for Irish exiles far from home. To make sure that did not happen, the Spanish Ambassador to the Court of Vienna invited Irish residents to a "grand entertainment" on the feast day of St. Patrick in 1766.

 

 

 

Among the Irish who responded, according to the Annual Register for 1766, was Count Lacy, President of the Council of War, along with Generals named Browne, Maguire, McElligott, O'Donnell, O'Kelly, and Plunkett. Other guests, too numerous to name, were listed only by title-- four Chiefs of the Grand Cross, two Governors, several Knights Military, six Staff Officers and four Privy-Counsellors

 

 

 

The Register also noted that all the principal Officers of State, together with the entire Court, wore Irish crosses to honour the day and "shew their respect to the Irish nation."

 

 

 

Favourite Sons

 

In 1766, the capital city of the mighty Hapsburg Empire was a Mecca for musical and military talent. The composer Haydn found patrons among the wealthy Viennese aristocracy. Mozart, then 10 years old, had already charmed the Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Marie Antoinette, the future Queen of France.

 

 

 

To defend their far-flung realms, which in addition to Austria and Hungary also included Bohemia, Croatia, Moravia and Transylvania, Maria Theresa and her recently-deceased husband, Emperor Francis I, had employed some of the best soldiers in Europe. Among the many officers of foreign birth or descent who led Austrian regiments, Irishmen were especially favoured. While their religion was an asset with the devoutly Catholic Hapsburgs, it was their abilities on the battlefield that most impressed the royal family.

 

 

 

In a glowing and insightful tribute found after his death in August 1765, Francis I had written: "The more Irish officers in the Austrian service the better; our troops will always be disciplined; an Irish coward is an uncommon character; and what the natives of Ireland even dislike from principle, they generally will perform through a desire for glory."

 

 

 

 

 

TERENCE PATRICK FITZGERALD

 

CPL Army 4th Infantry Div. JUL 26, 1939 LONDON (KERRY & GALWAY) Born in England to Irish Parents. San Francisco, California, May 26, 1967. Pleiku Province PANEL 20 EAST LINE 114

 

Also remembered on the San Francisco Memorial.

 

http://www.illyria.com/vn_irish_names.html

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN O'SHEA SGT, U.S. Army. CASTLEGREGORY, CO. KERRY. Catherine O'Shea, Mother. JUL 5, 1949

 

The Boer War

 

THE BOER WAR. NOTES AND POINTS OF INTEREST TO CATHOLIC READERS.

 

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVIII, Issue 11, 15 March 1900, Page 5

 

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=NZT19000315.2.8&srpos=12&e=-------10-NZT-11----0boy+scouts--

 

 

 

Post Office Moira Regan’s story

 

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9E03EEDA1439E233A25753C2A96E9C946796D6CF

 

 

 

 

 

http://war1812.tripod.com/fitz.html

 

Lieutenant James FitzGibbon

 

James FitzGibbon was born in Ireland in 1781. At age 17 he joined the Tarbert Fencibles, a regiment of the British army, and was sent to England to do garrison duty.

 

When he was 20 he sailed under Lord Nelson against Denmark, two years before he sailed against Holland and briefly spent time in a French prison.

 

 

WAR INFORMATION

 

Stack     Martin 1889                1916       Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918     48 Barkly-Street, Footscray, Victoria. of Kilbaha Moyvane.

 

KNOCKANURE LIST

 

Who      When                    Where  

Last name           First name           Born      Died       Event    Record set          Location                 

AHERN MAURICE            1873                1894       British Army Service Records 1760-1915                 Knockanure, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland   

AHERN PATRICK               1887                1907       British Army Service Records 1760-1915                 Knockanure, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland   

Casey    Patrick Joseph   1894                1917-18                World War I Draft Registration Cards       Douglas City, Alaska, United States  

CREED   DANIEL                 1875                1894       British Army Service Records 1760-1915                 Knockanure, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland   

Cronin   Edmond Thomas              1893       1917       1917       Ireland, National Roll of Honour 1914-1921                          

Cronin   Thomas Edmond              1894                1915       Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918     Police Station, Mitcham, South Australia           

               

Larkin    Patrick 1892                1917-18                World War I Draft Registration Cards       Wichita City No 2, Kansas, United States  

O'Leary                 John      1892       1918       1918       Ireland, National Roll of Honour 1914-1921           Cork, Ireland     

 

 

ITZPATRICK         John      1806                1829       Army Deserters 1828-1840           Kerry, Ireland   

Fitzmaurice         Wm        1782                1826       British Army Service Records 1760-1915                 Knockanure, Listowell, Kerry, Ireland   

 

Searched Moyvane and found

McDonnell          George                                   1848       The William Smith O'Brien Petition 1848-49          Kerry, Ireland

 

No Birth place yet;

Area - DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation - ARBOUR HILL BARRACKS

Burial of MICHAEL STACK of GENERAL MILITARY HOSPITAL on 30 October 1868

 

 

Compensation Civil War Ireland, sample index for North Kerry

 

LISTOWEL Compo

Leen Rice, Kilmorna House.

http://nai.adlibhosting.com/brief.aspx?gotopage=60

 

http://nai.adlibhosting.com/brief.aspx

 

Short list taken from National Archives of Listowel people mentioned in Compensation files after the Civil War.

John McKenna, Market Street, Listowel, County Kerry.

Jerry Galvin, William Street, Listowel, County Kerry

George F Hewson, Ennismore, Listowel, County Kerry

Sara Cain, Listowel, County Kerry

Ellen Harman, William Street, Listowel, County Kerry

Kate Griffin, shopkeeper, Listowel, County Kerry

Marie McElligot, Mount Rivers, Listowel, County Kerry

James J Galvin, William Street, Listowel, County Kerry

Mary Agnes Sheehy, Church Street, Listowel, County Kerry

Sarah Naylor and Nora Breen, Church Street, Listowel, County Kerry

Frances Elder, The Square, Listowel, County Kerry

Robert M Danaher, The Square, Listowel, County Kerry

Michael Buckley, farmer, Courthouse Road, Listowel, County Kerry.

Joseph Smith, merchant, Woodford, Listowel, County Kerry

Matthew Hannon, merchant, William Street, Listowel, County Kerry.

John Dee, farmer, Dromloughra, Listowel, County Kerry.

Paul Sweetman, Kerry land Steward, Feale View, Listowel, County Kerry.

Thomas F Cronin, merchant, William Street, Listowel, County Kerry

Elizabeth and Marshall Hill, Hillsboro, Listowel,

Jan 1923-Feb 1927

 

293 Marshall Hill, Hillsboro, Listowel, Jan 1923-[?1926]

Matthew J Byrne, Listowel, Jan 1923-[?1926]

Matthew J Byrne, Listowel, Date Jan 1923-[?1926]

Ballylongford Barracks burned down at Ballylongford by Irregular forces on 4 August 1922 in advance of the entry of National troops.

Margaret Hannon, William Street, Listowel, Jan 1923-Mar 1927

Maria Daly, The Courthouse, Listowel, Jan 1923-Feb 1927

Roland Chute, Charles Street, Listowel, Jan 1923-Feb 1927

Margaret O'Keeffe, The Square, Listowel, Jan 1923-Jan 1927

Patrick J Collins and Nora Collins, Church Street, Listowel, Jan 1923-Jan 1927

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Daniel Browne, shopkeeper, Church Street, Listowel, Dec 1922-Feb 1927

Martin Corridon, Bedford, near Listowel, Dec 1922-[?1926]

Timothy D O'Sullivan, shopkeeper, William Street, Listowel, Jan 1923-Jan 1927

Denis O'Sullivan, Bunagarha, Listowel,Jan 1923-Jan 1927

Michael McCarthy, Coilbee, Listowel, Jan 1923-Jan 1927

Margaret Lyons, Taravalla, Listowel, Jan 1923-[?1926]

Jeremiah O'Keeffe, Ballinruddery, Mar 1923-Dec 1926

John Carmody, William Street, Listowel, Mar 1923-Dec 1926

John Foley, Derra, Listowel, April 1923-[?1926]

John Macaulay, agent for Messrs J Bannatyne and Sons Limited, Ballygrenane, Listowel, Mar 1923-[?1926]

Gerald J Cantwell, secretary of Listowel Electric Light and Power Company Limited, 6 Fleet Street, Dublin City, Mar 1923-Jan 1927

 

 

ABBEYFEALE

 

Martin Cooke, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-May 1926

Jer Edmond Leahy, Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale, May 1923-Mar 1925

John Francis Welsh, Main Street, Abbeyfeale, Dec 1922-Mar 1925

John Francis Welsh, Main Street, Abbeyfeale Dec 1922-Sep 1924

James R Cotter and Catherine Cotter, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Mar 1925

Catherine Cotter, The Square, Abbeyfeale Dec 1922-Jul 1933

Henry J Cutlar, Abbeyfeale, Dec 1922-Nov 1925

Jeremiah Moloney, Knocknacrohy, Abbeyfeale, Mar 1923-May 1927

Julia Leahy, Abbeyfeale, County Kerry. Apr 1923-Mar 1925

Ellen Leahy, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Mar 1925

Francis Broderick, New Street, Abbeyfeale, Mar 1923-May 1927

Daniel B Harnett, Chapel Street, Abbeyfeale, Mar 1923-May 1925

Timothy O'Sullivan, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Mar 1925

William McAuliffe, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-[?1925]

Stephen Lyons, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Sep 1925

John McCarthy, Port, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Mar 1925

James Cotter, Abbeyfeale, Jan 1923-Mar 1925

Mary Eggleston, Abbeyfeale, [1923]-Sep 1926

Henry D Leahy, Abbeyfeale, May 1923-Oct 1925

William D O'Connor, Abbeyfeale, May 1923-Mar 1927

Timothy Patrick Crowe, Abbeyfeale, Jun 1923-[?1925]

John Mangan, The Square, Abbeyfeale, Aug 1923-Dec 1925

Cornelius Foley, Chapel Street, Abbeyfeale, Aug 1923-Feb 1927

James D Harnett, Main Street, Abbeyfeale, Aug 1923-?

 

GLIN

Daniel J Costelloe, Glin, Jan 1923-Jul 1924

Laurence McDonnell, Glin, Jan 1922-Mar 1925

Thomas O'Connor, Athea, Jan 1923-Sep 1925

Athea Co-operative Creamery Limited, Mar 1923-Aug 1926

Maurice Reidy, Glin, Jul 1923-Jun 1925

Desmond Fitzjohn Lloyd Fitzgerald, Glin Castle, Glin, May 1923-Jun 1927

Nora Brandon, Main Street, Glin, Aug 1923-Jun 1924

 

 

DUAGH

 

Margaret O'Donoghue, Duagh, Jan 1923-Jan 1927 Timothy Buckley, farmer, Meenanare, Duagh, Jan 1923-Jan 1927, File Page 17

Thomas Roche, carpenter, Duagh, Jan 1923-Sep 1926

Jeremiah Forde, Foile, Duagh, Mar 1923-Dec 1926

 

 

LISSELTON

Roger Connor, labourer, executor for the late Johanna Sheahan, Moybella North, Lisselton Cross, Jan 1923-Feb 1927

Roger Connor, labourer, executor for the late Johanna Sheahan, Moybella North, Lisselton Cross,Jan 1923-Feb 1927

Daniel Sweeney, farmer and steward for Eyre Massey Stack, Ballyconry, Lisselton, Feb 1923-[?1926]

John Kennelly, fisherman, Beale, Ballybunion, Jan 1923-Jan 1927

Rev Timothy Trant, parish priest, Ballymacelligot, County Kerry; Michael Canon Fuller, parish priest, Ballybunion, Feb 1923-Dec 1926

Harold J Cross, engineer, Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company Limited, Ballybunion, Mar 1923-[?1926]

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Lixnaw and more

Timothy O'Carroll, Ballyhennessy, Lixnaw, Dec 1922-[?1926]

Daniel Quilter, farmer, Gurtenare, Lixnaw, Jan 1923-[?1926]

John Mangan and Sons Limited, Rock Street, Tralee, Mar 1923-Mar 1925

John Talbot, 12 Nelson Street, Tralee, Mar 1923-Apr 1925

Lurline Owen, Lixnaw, Dec 1922-Oct 1925

Maurice Pierce, Derrico, Ballyduff, Mar 1925-May 1925

John P Rice, medical doctor, Castleisland, Dec 1922-Feb 1927

John McEllistrum, creamery manager, Edenburn, Gortatlea, Jan 1923-[?1926]

John P Kennelly, National Hotel, Limerick City. Jan 1923-Jan 1927

NTS

MOYVANE

Keating's Creameries, Newtownsandes [Moyvane], Mar 1923-Dec 1924

Michael Keane, parish priest, Newtownsandes, Feb 1923-[?1926] page 17

Jeremiah O'Connor, Rathoran, Kilmorna, Feb 1923-[?1926]

Mary Walsh, Clounprohus, Mar 1923-Jan 1927

Maurice Heffernan, Kilmorna, Mar 1923-[?1926]

Leen Rice, Kilmorna House.

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Collins Sheahan Carrueragh Behan

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KNOCKNAGOSHEL: Thomas Brosnan, labourer, Loughfouder, Dec 1922-Feb 1927

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TARBERT

Charles Fitzell, Meelcon, Tarbert, Feb 1923-Jan 1927

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Patrick Dunne, shopkeeper, Tarmons, Tarbert, Jan 1923-[?1926]

 

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Helena Brennan, Tarbert, Mar 1923-Dec 1926

William O'Connor, Tarbert, Mar 1923-Jan 1927

Thomas R Hill, Tarbert, Apr 1923-Jan 1927

Helena Brennan, Tarbert, Mar 1923-Dec 1926

Margaret McCarthy, Tarbert, Mar 1923-Jan 1927

Gerald Macaulay, Tarbert, May 1923-[?1925]

Gerald Macaulay, Tarbert, Date May 1923-[?1925]

Content Seizure of property at Glin, by armed men on 20 September 1922.

CREAMERY: Meenahela Bridge Co-operative Creamery Company Limited, Meenahela Bridge, Tournafulla, Date Feb 1923-Jun 1925. Content Seizure of butter by Irregular forces at Oola, County Limerick between 30 January 1923-9 February 1923.

 

MORE LINKS for Locals

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WAR 1 DEATHS Limerick Kerry Border sample

 

WAR DEATHS: Edward Guina, Regiment: 1st Bn. Irish Guards Died: 06/11/1914, Son of Edward & Bridget Guina, Athea, Co. Limerick

Name: John Lynch, Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

Died: 11/03/1915, Son of Patrick & Johanna Lynch, Athea, Ardagh.

Name: William Lynch, Regiment: 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 26/05/1916, Son of Patrick and Johanna Lynch, Athea, Ardagh, Brother of John above.

Staff Nurse Mary Danaher, Regiment: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, Died: 12/10/1918

Daughter of Mrs. A. Danaher, Glenagower, Athea.

Name: John Lane, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 24/12/1916, Born in Abbeyfeale.

Name: Patrick Leen, Regiment: 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

Died: 01/05/1916, Born in Abbeyfeale,

Name: Thomas O'Connor, Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 29/11/1915.

Name: Michael Sexton, Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 30/09/1918, Born in Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick. Father was Denis Sexton, Newcastle West.

Name: Daniel Sheehan, Regiment: 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers,

Son of Mortimer and Bridget Sheehan, Mountcollins, Abbeyfeale.

 

Name: William Treston, Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, Died: 29/04/1916, Son of Elizabeth Treston, originally from Abbeyfeale. Now Elizabeth Keran (formerly Treston), of Kilmacduagh, Gort.

Name: Michael Woulfe, Regiment: 1st Bn. Irish Guards

Died: 01/11/1914, Born in Abbeyfeale.

Name: Alfred Falkiner Broderick, Regiment: 'D' Bty. 38th Bde. Royal Field Artillery, Died: 02/04/1918, Son of Matilda Broderick, Feale View Lodge, Abbeyfeale.

Name: Michael Broderick, Regiment: 85th Siege Bty. Royal Army Service Corps. Died: 02/11/1918, Son of Cornelius and Hanora Broderick, Abbeyfeale.

Name: Michael Broderick, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 24/08/1916, Son of John and Mary Broderick, Abbeyfeale.

Name: Michael Cullinane,Regiment: 1st Garrison Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Died: 29/05/1916, Husband of Mary Cullinane, Abbeyfeale,

Name: John Curtin, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 04/10/1918, Son of Timothy & Mary Curtin, Mountcollins.

Name: David Hartnett, Regiment: 3rd Bn. N.Z. Rifle Brigade

Died: 15/09/1916, Son of Maurice and Ellen Hartnett, Dromtrasna Collins.

Name: William Hartnett, Regiment: 19th Bn. Australian Infantry

Died: 25/08/1916, Born in Knockadireen, Abbeyfeale.

 

 

WAR DEATHS Limerick

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Name: Denis Mulvihill, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards,Died: 31/07/1917

Son of Michael and Margaret Mulvihil, Killianymore, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Name: John O'Halloran,Regiment: 1st Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 08/09/1916,Son of Mary O'Halloran (nee Lynch) who was from Glin, Co Limerick. Current address being Ballylongford, Co. Kerry

Name: John Walsh, Regiment: 2nd Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/02/1919. Son of Thomas and Johanna Walsh, Glin, Co. Limerick. Brother of Thomas Walsh

Name: Thomas Walsh,Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 22/03/1918, Son of Thomas and Johanna Walsh, Glin, Co. Limerick. Brother of John

Name: John Cusack ,Regiment: 9th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 16/04/1915: Born in Glin, Co. Limerick

Name: Patrick Cusack, Regiment: 9th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers ,Died: 18/03/1916

: Son of Margaret & James Cusack, Killeany, Glin, Co. Limerick

Name: Timothy Hanrahan, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 21/12/1914 Born in Glin, Co. Limerick. There were 57 members of the 2nd Batallion R. M. F. Killed that day, including 10 Limerick men.

Name: Daniel Hanlon,Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 22/03/1918

Son of Daniel and Norah Hanlon, Glin, Co. Limerick.

BALLYHAHILL

Name: Patrick O'Sullivan, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 30/09/1916, Born in Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick.

Thomas Fitzgerald, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 10/11/1917

Born in Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick

 

LOUGHILL

Michael Quill, Regiment: 10th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died: 25/07/1917

: Son of Thomas Quill, Loughill, Co. Limerick

SHANAGOLDEN

Daniel Joseph Sheehan, Regiment: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died: 24/07/1917. Son of John and Johanna Sheehan, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

John Copeland, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, Died: 26/10/1914

Son of Charles and Catherine Copeland (nee Healy), Corgriggs, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.

Robert Cussen, Regiment: 7th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/08/1915

Son of Joseph Cussen, Ballyegna, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick

Daniel Lynch,Regiment: 44th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 28/03/1918. Son of John & Catherine Lynch, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick

Patrick McDonnell,Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 18/11/1916, Born in Shanagolden, Limerick.

Lance Corporal

Phillip Naughton, Regiment: 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 31/08/1916: Born Shanagolden, Co Limerick. Husband of Catherine Naughton, 1 Keeffe's Place, Edward St, Limerick.

Henry O'Brien, Regiment: 1st Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 28/06/1916, Son of David and Bridget O'Brien, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

Martin O'Donovan, Regiment: 2nd. Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 27/03/1918

Born in Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

William Pennie, Regiment: 1st Bn. Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F., Died: 25/08/1918

Son of John Pennie, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.

Daniel Joseph Sheehan, Regiment: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards., Died: 24/07/1917

Son of John and Johanna Sheehan, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

Eugene Carroll, Regiment: 6th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 28/12/1917

Commemorated: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, Born in Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

Daniel Lynch, Regiment: 44th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 28/03/1918

Son of John & Catherine Lynch, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick. Emigrated to Australia in 1898.

George Robinson Smith, Regiment: 4th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 06/09/1917

Further Details: Son of Richard and Jane Smith, Suite 9 Broughton Apartments, Vancouver, BC, Canada. George attended the Diocesan School, Molesworth St, Dublin

Name: William J. Doherty, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 15/09/1917

Born in Limerick

Michael O'Keefe, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Died: 08/07/1915

Born in Limerick. Listed as O'Keef on CWGC database.

Patrick Reddin, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 16/07/1916, Husband of Margaret Reddin, 5 Doyle's Cottages, Garryowen, Limerick.

Simon Sheehy, Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/11/1917

Son of Martin Sheehy, Carrickerry, Ardagh, Co Limerick.

Maurice Connors, Regiment: 1st Garrison Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Died: 02/08/1917

Born in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick.

Francis Duhig, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 27/08/1914

Born in Limerick

 

 

 

 

Civil War Kerry

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War Deaths

 

Following is a Roll of Honour of sorts. It is a list from the internet of the Listowel dead of WW1.

 

 

 

BARRY. JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 22. Date of Death: 17-March-1917. Service No: 7579.

Supplementary information: Son of Bridget Barry, of Knockanune, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: V. H. 6. Born in Listowel, County Kerry.

Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Cemetery: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery in France. [Related Documents]

 

BARRY, MICHAEL.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers. Unit; 3rd (Reserve) Garrison Battalion.

Date of Death:17-July-1917. Service No:G/1935. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 5393. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Died at home. Grave or Memorial Reference:In the east part. Cemetery: Ballynakilla Churchyard, County Cork.

 

BLUNDELL, WILLIAM.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Devonshire Regiment. Unit: 10th Battalion.

Age at death: 19. Date of Death: 24-April-1917. Service No: 64871. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee, County Kerry. Killed in Action in Salonika. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 10376.

Supplementary information: Son of William J. and Maria T. Blundell, of 18, Boherbee, Tralee, Co. Kerry. He has no known grave but is listed on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

 

BOYLE, THOMAS.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:12-July-1915. Service No:7583. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Limerick while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action in Gallipoli. Supplementary information; Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panel 185 to 190 on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.

 

BRENNAN, JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 19. Date of Death: 27-August-1914. Service No: 10053.

Supplementary information: Son of Eugene and Mary Brennan, of Lacca, Liselton, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Liselton, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. 30. Cemetery: Etreux British Cemetery, Etreux, Aisne, France.

 

BRODER, JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 23. Date of Death: 07-May-1915. Service No: 9320. Supplementary information: Son of William and Bridget Broder, of Cleveragh, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Cleveragh, Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of wounds in Gallipoli. Grave or Memorial Reference: E. EA. A. 639. Cemetery: Addolorata Cemetery in Malta.

 

BURKE, WILLIAM.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 24. Date of Death: 10-November-1917. Service No: 3591. Born in Liselton, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Liselton, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Supplementary information: Husband of Margaret Burke, of The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 143 to 144. He has no known grave but is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.

 

BYRNE(CWGC), BYRNES(SDGW, IMR), WILLIAM.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 1st Battalion. Age at death: 24. Date of Death: 02-May-1915. Service No: 9406.

Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Kate Byrne, of Bridewell St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action in Gallipoli. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 185 to 190. He has no known grave but is listed on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.

 

CANAVAN, JAMES.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps Secondary. Unit: transferred to (498714).

Age at death: 50. Date of Death: 10-October-1918. Service No: 4612.

Supplementary information: Son of Thoman and Mary Canavan, of Convent St., Listowel, Co. Kerry; husband of Catherine Canavan, of 2, John St., Tralee, Co. Kerry. Served in the South African War and in India, also served at Gallipoli. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee, County Kerry. Died at sea. The S.S. Leinster sank on this day. He may have been a passenger as he ‘died at sea’. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 4612. He has no known grave but is listed on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton UK.

 

CANTY, MATTHEW.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 2nd Battalion. Date of Death:09-May-1915. Service No:7650. Born in Kilflynn, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Has no known grave but is commemorated on Panel 43 and 44 on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

 

CARMODY, EDWARD.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment. Unit; 1st Garrison Battalion.

Date of Death:04-May-1917. Service No:5639. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 3579. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died at sea.

Supplementary information; Died with 400 others when the hired Transport "Transylvania" was sunk by a German torpedo. The ship was en route to Salonika. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on the Savona Memorial in Italy.

 

CARROLL, DENIS.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 25. Date of Death: 09-May-1915. Service No: 3901.

Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Kate Carroll, of Forge Lane, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 44. He has no known grave but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

 

CASEY, JOHN JOSEPH.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Unit: 19th Battalion.

Age at death: 28. Date of Death: 02-May-1921. Service No: 507. Born, Duagh, Listowel, County Kerry. Occupation on enlistment, labourer also listed as Ships Steward with the Adelaide Steamship Co, Ltd. Age on enlistment; 21 years 10 months. Previous military experience, A.I.E.F.New Guinea, 5 months. Next of kin details; (father) Mr Edward Casey, Blackrock, County Cork, Ireland. Place and date of enlistment, there are two enlistment documents in his records dated 11-August-1914 Sydney, NSW (discharged 28-January-1915) re-enlisted 01-March-1915. Liverpool, NSW. Weight, 119 lbs. Height, 5 feet, 7 ½ inches. Complexion, fair. Eyes, brown. Hair, brown. Suffered from Malaria, Dysentry, Phthisis and T.B. during his service. ‘He says he first noticed cough when stationed in Egypt in Aug. 1915. This became worse when on the Gallipoli Peninsula and he was invalided to Lemnos. As the cough became worse he was sent on to Malta, on being admitted into St Pauls Hospital on Oct 25th 1915.’ He was awarded a pension of £3 per fortnight from November-1916. Discharged as medically unfit with ‘Pulmonary Tuberculosis due to active service, exposure and unsuitable food’ on 31-January-1917. Died at Bodington Red Cross Home, Wentworth Falls. Grave or Memorial Reference: R.C. A. 15. Cemetery: Katoomba General Cemetery, NSW, Australia. [Related Documents]

 

 

CHUTE, CHALONER FRANCIS TREVOR. (Listowel connections??)

Rank: Lieutenant. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 29. Date of Death: 27-August-1914.

Supplementary information: Son of Francis Blennerhassett Chute, J.P., of Chute Hall, Tralee, Co. Kerry; husband of Maud Emily St. Clair Carew (formerly Chute. nee Hobson), of 3, Howes Place, Cambridge. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. 6. Cemetery: Etreux British Cemetery, Etreux, Aisne, France.

 

COLLINS, PATRICK.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Unit: 9th Battalion.

Date of Death: 23-July-1916. Service No: 272. Born, Listowel, Ireland. Occupation on enlistment, labourer. Age on enlistment; 34 years - months. Previous military experience, Royal Munster Fusiliers, time expired.

Next of kin details; (father) Thomas Collins, Lisselton P.O. County Kerry, Ireland. Later changed to (friend and ex-soldier)Thomas Clarke, Attendant, Mental Hospital. This was not accepted and a pension of 20 shillings per fortnight was paid to (father) Thomas Collins from July-1917. Place and date of enlistment, 21-August-1918. Brisbane, Queensland. Weight, 145 lbs. Height, 5 feet, 8 ¼ inches. Complexion, fair. Eyes, blue. Hair, light brown. Wounded in action in France on 19-July-1916 report changed to ‘previously reported wounded now reported missing.’ After a Court of enquiry in July-1917 this was changed to Killed in action. Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in France. [Related Documents]

 

CONNOR, THOMAS.

Rank: Gunner. Regiment or Service: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Unit;135th Battery, 32nd Brigade.

Date of Death:17-September-1914. Service No:28701. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference:Special Memorial 2. Cemetery: Paissy Churchyard, Aisne, France.

 

CROWLEY, JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 20. Date of Death: 21-August-1916. Service No: 7848. Born in Dromclough, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Lixnaw, County Kerry. Died of wounds.

Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Lizzie Crowley, of Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. J. 21. Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe in France.

DALY. DENIS.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: Depot.

Age at death: 26. Date of Death: 26-December-1918. Service No: 1576. Died of wounds at home. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: Eight yards West of main path. Cemetery: Listowel Cemetery, County Kerry.

 

DANAHER(CWGC), DANNAHER(SDGW,IMR). WILLIAM.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit: 3rd Reserve Battalion.

Age at death: 21. Date of Death: 19-July-1917. Service No: 7529.

Supplementary information: Son of Patrick and Mary Danaher, of Feale View, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Died. Grave or Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 6. Cemetery: St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens in France.

 

DEE. MICHAEL.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 28. Date of Death: 20-October-1918. Service No: 1296.

Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Cathrine Dee, of Carhoonaknock, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Rochdale, Lancs while living in Coolard, Listowel. Died of wounds. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. C. 18. Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension in France.

DORE, JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Date of Death: 13-February-1916. Service No: 3307.

Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Dore, of Cleveragh, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of wounds at home. Grave or Memorial Reference: D. 116A. Cemetery: Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery UK.

DORE, MICHAEL.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 7th Battalion.

Age at death: 27. Date of Death: 08-October-1916. Service No: 236.

Supplementary information: Son of Mr. P. and Mrs. Margaret Dore; husband of Mary Dore, of Cleveragh, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of wounds in Greek Macedonia. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. C. 4. Cemetery: Lahana Military Cemetery in Greece.

DOWNES, MAURICE.

Rank: Sapper. Regiment or Service: Royal Engineers. Unit: 520th Field Coy.

Date of Death: 23-March-1918. Service No: 241264.

Supplementary information: Son of the late Jeremiah and Ann Downes, of Listowel, Co. Kerry; husband of Annie Downes, of Farnastack, Lisselton, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Formerly he was with the East Yorkshire Regiment where his number was 40524. Grave or Memorial Reference: Bay 1. He has no known grave but is listed on the Arras Memorial in France.

ENRIGHT, JOHN.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:29-September-1918. Service No:4128. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Tralee, County Kerry. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference:I.C.19. Cemetery: Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France.

ENRIGHT, THOMAS LOUIS.

Rank: Captain. Regiment or Service: Royal Army Medical Corps. Age at death: 29.

Date of Death: 19-March-1918. Supplementary information: Son of James and Margaret Enright, of Church St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Died. Grave or Memorial Reference: 1379. Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery in Greece.

FLAVIN, PETER.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 16. Date of Death: 13-June-1916. Service No: 10433.

Supplementary information: Son of Edward and Nora Flavin, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Tralee, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: XVIII. D. 24. Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery in France.

FOLEY, RICHARD HENRY.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Unit; 7th Battalion.

Date of Death:16-August-1918. Service No:28807. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Omagh while living in Kilworth. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: E. 22. Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery in Belgium

GIBNEY, BERNARD.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:09-April-1917. Service No:24640. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Grrauard(sic), County Longford. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed in Bay 9 on the Arras Memorial in France.

GODFREY, CHRISTOPHER.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 6th Battalion.

Age at death: 21. Date of Death: 25-September-1917. Service No: 3/6428(CWGC), 3826(SDGW).

Supplementary information: Son of Patrick and Margaret Godfrey, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died in Egypt. Grave or Memorial Reference: A. 56. Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt.

GODFREY, PATRICK.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 21. Date of Death: 09-May-1915. Service No: 4488.

Supplementary information: Son of Patrick and Margaret Godfrey, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 44. He has no known grave but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

GREANEY. JAMES H.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Leinster Regiment. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 32. Date of Death: 14-March-1915. Service No: 4180.

Supplementary information: Brother of Bridget Lynch, of Convent St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in London. Enlisted in London while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of wounds. Grave or Memorial Reference: IX. C. 35. Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres in France.

GREANEY, THOMAS.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 2nd Battalion.

Date of Death:27-August-1914. Service No:7330. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. 24. Cemetery: Etreux British Cemetery, Etreux, Aisne, France.

HANNON, MAURICE.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 23. Date of Death: 10-November-1917. Service No: 6488.

Supplementary information: Son of Patrick and Ellen Hannon, of Ballyduhig, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Lixnaw, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Lixnaw, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 143 to 144. He has no known grave but is listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.

HEALY. MICHAEL.

Rank: Rifleman. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Rifles. Unit: 1st Garrison Battalion. Age at death: 48. Date of Death: 15-September-1917. Service No: G/574(CWGC), 574(SDGW).

Supplementary information: Son of Michael and Johanna Healy; husband of Margaret Healy, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry Republic of Ireland. Buried in Cawnpore Cantonment New Cemetery. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry. Died in India. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 4639. Grave or Memorial Reference: Face 23. He has no known grave but is listed on the Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India.

HENNESSEY, JOHN.

Rank: Company Sergeant Major. Regiment or Service: Leinster Regiment. Unit; 2nd Battalion.

Date of Death: 31-July-1917. Service No:4797(SDGW) 4794(CWGC). Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panel 44 on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.

JONES, WILLIAM.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 42. Date of Death: 16-March-1917. Service No: 7121.

Supplementary information: Son of Hugh and Bridget Jones, of Listowel, Co. Kerry; husband of Annie Jones, of 32, Brendon St., Edgware Rd., London, W.1. Enlisted in Marlebone, Middlesex while living in Marlebone, Middlesex. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. E. 3. Cemetery: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery in France.

KEANE. JAMES.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 7th Battalion.

Age at death: 33. Date of Death: 05-September-1915. Service No: 245.

Supplementary information: Husband of Annie Buckly (formerly Keane), of 13, Connor's Place, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died in Gallipoli. Grave or Memorial Reference: II. I. 212. Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery in Greece.

KELLY, FRANCIS.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:06-November-1914. Service No:2777. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Dublin while living in Dundrum, County Dublin. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panel 11 on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.

KELLY, PATRICK.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:25-June-1915. Service No:6302. Born in Tullamore, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel, County Kerry while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action in Gallipoli. Age at Death;22. Supplementary information; Son of John and Mary Kelly, of Tullamore, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: VII. A. 6. Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery in Turkey.

LACY. E. (Listowel connection)

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 9th Battalion.

Date of Death: 22-July-1917. Service No: 4782. Grave or Memorial Reference: Right of gate, near South-West boundary. Tralee (Ratass) Cemetery, County Kerry.

LARKIN, DAVID.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 20. Date of Death: 09-September-1916. Service No: 7892.

Supplementary information: Son of David J. and Margaret Larkin, of Main St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 16 C. He has no known grave but is listed on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

LEE, WALTER JAMES.

Rank: Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Leinster Regiment. Unit: 3rd Battalion.

Date of Death: 03-June-1919. Service No: 605.

Supplementary information: Husband of Nora Lee, of Convent St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. This man is only in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. Grave or Memorial Reference: C. 35A. Cemetery: Portsdown ( Christ Church) Military Cemetery, UK

LEEHY, PATRICK.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Unit: 11th Battalion.

Age at death: 53. Date of Death: 25-July-1916. Service No: 4241.

Supplementary information: Husband of Mary Jane Leehy, of Montana, Western Australia. Born at Listowel, Ireland.Occupation on enlistment, labourer. Age on enlistment; 44 years 4 months. Next of kin details; (wife) Mary Jane Leehy, Hunt Street, Montana, Coolgardie, W.A. Place and date of enlistment, 15-September-1915. Blackboy Hill, W.A. Weight, 154 lbs. Height, 5 feet, 7 inches. Complexion, medium. Eyes, blue. Hair, turning grey. Listed as ‘missing in action’ 29-July-1916 and later changed to ‘killed in action’ after a Court of enquiry held on 20-June-1917. His wife Mary Jane received a pension of 40 shillings per fortnight from 26-September-1916. All he had in his personal effects when he was killed was a hymn book and a brush. Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in France. [Related Documents]

 

LUNNEY, JAMES.

Rank: Corporal. Regiment or Service: Rifle Brigade. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 27. Date of Death: 13-May-1915. Service No: 5113.

Supplementary information: Son of James Lunney, of Upper Church St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Castlefinn, County Donegal. Enlisted in Tralee, County Londonderry(sic) while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 46 - 48 and 50. He has no known grave but is listed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.

MURPHY, MICHAEL.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 8th Battalion.

Age at death: 20. Date of Death: 08-May-1916. Service No: 4477.

Supplementary information: Son of Mary Murphy, of Greenville, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of wounds. Grave or Memorial Reference: I. M. 16. Cemetery: Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery in France.

MacAULIFFE(CWGC), McAULIFFE(SDGW), MICHAEL.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Army Cyclist Corps. Unit: 27th Div. Coy.

Age at death: 28. Date of Death: 07-September-1916. Service No: 5788.

Supplementary information: Son of Patrick MacAuliffe, of Church St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Drogheda while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action in Salonika. Formerly he was with the Royal Irish Fusiliers where his number was 10248. Grave or Memorial Reference: 1819. Cemetery: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria in Greece.

McCARTHY, MICHAEL.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Connaught Rangers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:11-March-1916. Service No:6524. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Tralee, County Kerry. Killed in action in Mesopotamia. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panel 40 and 64 of the Basra memorial in Iraq.

McCRACKEN, WILSON.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Seaforth Highlanders. Unit; 4th Battalion.

Date of Death:12-October-1917. Service No:201070. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Belfast. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference:IV.B.10. Cemetery: St Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France.

McELIGOTT(SDGW,IMR) McELLLGOTT(CWGC), PAUL.

Rank: Acting Sergeant. Regiment or Service: King’s Liverpool Regiment. Unit; 8th Battalion attached to the 2nd/3rdBattalion, King’s African Rifles.

Date of Death:12-August-1917. Service No:305434. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Liverpool while living in Liverpool. Died in Africa. Grave or Memorial Reference:I. D. 13. Cemetery: Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania.

O’BRIEN, MICHAEL.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 2nd Battalion.

Date of Death:30-January-1915. Service No:3036. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Panels 43 and 44 on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

O’BYRNE, EDWARD.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 8th Battalion. Date of Death:09-September-1916. Service No:3644. Born in Aldershot. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: He has no known grave but is listed on Pier and Face 16 C on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

O'CONNOR, JOHN.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 23. Date of Death: 13-October-1915. Service No: 4165. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Supplementary information: Son of Mrs. Kate O'Connor, of William St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 127. He has no known grave but is listed on the Loos Memorial in France.

O'DELL, WILLIAM.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Date of Death: 25-September-1915. Service No: 4575.

Supplementary information: Husband of Mary O'Dell, of Ballygowlonge, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Tralee, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 127. He has no known grave but is listed on the Loos Memorial in France.

O'RILEY, THOMAS AUGUSTUS.

Rank: Sapper. Regiment or Service: Australian Tunnelling Corps. Unit: 2nd Coy. Served with the Tunnelling Company.

Date of Death: 03-June-1920. Service No: 4159. Born, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland. Occupation on enlistment, Miner. Age on enlistment; 32 years 2 months. Next of kin details; (mother) Mrs Mary O’Riley, Jamison Street, South Broken Hill, NSW. Place and date of enlistment, 08-January-1916. Adelaide, South Australia. Weight, 150 lbs. Height, 5 feet, 9 ½ inches. Complexion, fresh. Eyes, grey. Hair, brown. Suffered with acne, Albumen in urine, scabies and the effects of gas and scabies during his military service. Entitled to wear blue chevrons. Died in the Australian General Hospital, Keswick of Chronic Parentchymatous Nephritis due to military service. Grave or Memorial Reference: Old Ground. (GRM/5*). Cemetery: Adelaide (West Terrace) Cemetery, Australia. [Related Documents]

O'SHEA, MICHAEL.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 19. Date of Death: 09-May-1915. Service No: 4489.

Supplementary information: Son of Michael and Johannah O'Shea, of Dromin, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Listowel while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 44. He has no known grave but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

REDMAN, LUKE.

Rank: Bandsman. Regiment or Service: East Kent Regiment. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:09-August-1915. Age at Death,21. Service No:L/8453. Born in Listowel, County Cork(sic). Enlisted in Harrismith, South Africa while living in Lambeth, Surrey. Killed in action.

Supplementary information; Son of William Henry and Julia Redman, of 39, Algar Buildings, Webber Row, Waterloo Rd., London. Grave or Memorial Reference:H.7. Cemetery: Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, Ieper in Belgium.

SHANAHAN, JOHN.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 42. Date of Death: 13-October-1915. Service No: 5407.

Supplementary information: Son of William and the late Margaret Shanahan, of Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Newcastle West, County Limerick. Enlisted in Ballinasloe, County Mayo(sic) while living in Newcastle West. Killed in Action. Served in the South African Campaign. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. A. 4. Cemetery: Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos in France.

SHEEHY, MICHAEL.

Rank: Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Royal Garrison Artillery. Unit: 13th Heavy Battery. Age at death: 43. Date of Death: 19-July-1918. Service No: 26742.

Supplementary information: Son of Martin and Anne Sheehy, of Carrigcannon, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Duagh, County Kerry. Enlisted in Dublin while living in Kerry. Died in Salonika. Grave or Memorial Reference: 270. Cemetery: Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria in Greece.

STACK, EDWARD PAUL.

Rank: Lance Corporal. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Rifles. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 20. Date of Death: 26-October-1914. Service No: 9950.

Supplementary information: Son of John and Ellen Stack, of Church St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Cork. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 42 and 43. He has no known grave but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

STACK, MICHAEL.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers.Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:08-April-1918. Service No:4516(SDGW) 4016(CWGC). Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Ardfert, County Kerry. Died. Grave or Memorial Reference: III. E. 27. Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension in France.

SULLIVAN, JOHN.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:05-October-1917. Age at Death,21. Service No:40918. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 10027. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Rathmore, County Kerry. Killed in action. Supplementary information; Brother of J. O. Sullivan, Sub-Condr Indian Army Ordnance Corps, The Arsenal, Quetta, India. Grave or Memorial Reference: XLVIII. E. 9.Cemetery. Poelcapelle British Cemetery in Belgium.

SULLIVAN, JOHN.

Rank: Pte. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit; 1st Battalion.

Date of Death:30-September-1918. Service No:4279. Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in action. Grave or Memorial Reference: D. 8. Cemetery: Cantaing British Cemetery in France.

SWEENY(CWGC), SWEENEY(SDGW,IMR), JOHN.

Rank: Sergeant. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 2nd Battalion.

Age at death: 40. Date of Death: 09-May-1915. Service No: 4826.

Supplementary information: Son of Denis and Bridget Sweeny, of Cloumnacon, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Served in the South African Campaign, and on the North West Frontier of India (1908). Born in Listowel, County Kerry. Enlisted in Tralee while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Panel 43 and 44. He has no known grave but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial in France.

TRAYNOR. WILLIAM.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers. Unit: 1st Battalion.

Age at death: 24. Date of Death: 29-March-1918. Service No: 1222. Born in Dublin. Enlisted in Tralee. Died of wounds.

Supplementary information: Husband of Catherine Traynor, of Charles St., Listowel, Co. Kerry. Grave or Memorial Reference: XXXIII. A. 8. Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery in France.

WALSH, DANIEL.

Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment. Unit; 1st Garrison Battalion. Date of Death:01-June-1918. Service No:4429. Formerly he was with the Royal Munster Fusiliers where his number was 1773. Born in Portlaw, County Waterford. Enlisted in Limerick while living in Listowel, County Kerry. Died of Wounds in Egypt. Grave or Memorial Reference: H. 79. Cemetery, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt.

Freeman’s Journal 13 Aug 1917

 

 

 

SERGEANT-MAJOR'S DEATH-The death in action of Sergeant-Major John Hennessy,Leinsters, has occasioned keen regret in his native town, Listowel. The deceased was 21 years in the army, and served through the South African war,

and was about receiving a commission when he was killed by a shell. He was the son of the late Mr. D.C. Hennessy, journalist, and author of the "Lays of North Kerry."

 

9 Jan 2013

The death has taken place of one of the few surviving Kerry-born soldiers who fought in World War Two. Dr James O’Carroll, who was born on a farm in Ballylongford, died peacefully at his home in Ballybunion at the age of 92. As a young man, Dr O’Carroll joined the British Army and fought with the allied forces in Germany. He was captured as a prisoner of war, but managed to escape shortly before the bombing of Dresden. He went on to study medicine at Trinity, and later ran a very successful psychiatry practice in Oklahoma in the USA, where he settled on a ranch, and raised six children, along with his wife, the late Dr Maud Stavely. In later years, he settled in Ballybunion with his second wife Peggy, a native of Kenmare.

 

 

 

Irish Military History

 

O Grady, Collins and Pelican story

 

See website for much more

 

 

 

The original documents can be viewed at http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie

 

 

 

 

 

ROINN COSANTA.

 

BUREAU OF MILITARY HISTORY, 1913-21 STATEMENT BY WITNESS. DOCUMENT NO. W.S. 1,390

 

Witness Brian O'Grady, 70 Shandon Park,Phibsboro, Dublin.Identity.

 

Captain Ballylongford Company Irish. Volunteers, Co. Kerry; Battalion Adjutant.Subject.

 

Ballylongford Company Irish Co. Volunteers, Kerry, 1913-1921.Conditions, if any. Stipulated by Witness.Nil File No S.2688 Form BSM2

STATEMENT OF BRIAN O'GRADY, 70 Shandon Park, Phibsboro Dublin.

 

I was born in Ballylongford in the year 1895, and

 

attended the local national school until I was thirteen

 

years of age. While attending school, I won several

 

prizes for Irish history, on which I afterwards lectured

 

to I.R.A. The prizes were put up by The O'Rahilly and

 

Councillor Paul Jones, a lawyer of New York and a native

 

of Ballylongford. After leaving the national school, I

 

attended St. Michael's College, Listowel, for eighteen

 

months.

 

An I.R.B. Circle was established in Ballylongford

 

in the year 1913 by Michael Griffin, a schoolteacher

 

living in Listowel. I was not a member. In the month

 

of May 1914, a company of Volunteers was formed in the

 

village. A man named Rodger Mulvihill became Captain,

 

and I became Lieutenant. Our strength was sixty men.

 

An ex British soldier named Tim Enright was drill

 

instructor. A committee was appointed for the purpose

 

of procuring arms, but up to Redmond's speech, offering

 

the Volunteers to England in her "fight for small

 

nationalities", we did not succeed in obtaining any

 

arms. Our only arms were wooden rifles with which we

 

drilled at the time. Following Redmond's offer, two

 

men of the company joined the British army. Our drill

 

instructor, who was on the army reserve, was called up

 

at the same time. After this, we became disorganised

 

for a short while.

 

On 17th March 1915, Eoin MacNeill visited

 

Killarney for the purpose of reorganising the Volunteers

 

in Co. Kerry. The meeting was attended by Volunteers

 

from all over the county, including two from

 

2.

 

Ballylongford. Subsequent to this meeting, I was

 

appointed acting company captain, Eddie Carmody,

 

1st Lieutenant, and Tom Carmody, 2nd Lieutenant of

 

Ballylongford company. After my appointment, I

 

corresponded with The O'Rahilly in Dublin on the purchase

 

of arms and other military matters. We did not succeed

 

in purchasing any arms at the time. When The O'Rahilly's

 

office was raided by the military and police during

 

Easter Week 1916, my name was found among his papers. I

 

was arrested and taken to the local R.I.C. barracks and

 

questioned, but was not detained.

 

I was released after arrest because of the fact

 

WAR 1 DEATHS

Maurice Hannon Lixnaw, 6488 d 10 November 1917; William Danaher Listowel 7529, d 19 July 1917.

 

Tim Galvin Brosna, 17873, d 17 January 1917; John Barry, Listowel, 7579, 2nd Battalion Irish guards, killed in action in France on the 17th March 1917; Wiliam T Blundel, 64871, Listowel, d 21st April 1917; Pat Bunyan, Listowel, 7047, d 10th November 1917; William Burke, listowel, 3591, d 10 November 1917; Edward Carmody, Listowel, 5639, d 4th May 1917; John Cleary, Listowel, d 1st May 1917, aged 27; Samuel Whitaker, 19059, Tarbert, d 26th September 1916; Fr, Donal o Sullivan, Chaplin, d 5th July 1916, some; Pat Pierce, 3970, Dysert, d 28th June 1916; William Nolan, Ballylongford, 5408, 5th August 1916; Edward Nolan, Cahirciveen, d 26th June 1916,

Maurice O Connell, 4969, d France 21st August 1916; Michael Lynch, Tarbert, 6446, d 1st June 1916,

Michael McAulife, Listowel, d 1916; James Smyth, Listowel, d November 1917; John Sullivan, Listowel, 40918, d 25th October 1917; Michael Sullivan, 13971, Lixnaw, d 26th September 1917,

William O Boyle, 10491, Ballybunion, d 2nd November 1917; Paul McElligott, Listowel, 305434, d 12 August 1917, Africa; Michael Healy, Listowel, d 15th September 1917, India; John Hennessy, Listowel, 4794, d 31st July 1917; Charles Hewson, Listowel, d 12th April 1917, Cameroon;

John Kelliher, Kerry, 5266, d 12th October 1917; John Kirby, Listowel, 22751, d 3rd May 1917,

Edward Lacey, Listowel, 4782, d 22nd July 1917; Bernard Gibney, Listowel, 24640, 19th April 1917,

Christopher Godfrey, Listowel, 6428, 22nd September 1917; Robert Charles Hudson, Canada, Tralee, d 17th October 1918; Denis Daly, Listowel, 1576, d 26th December 1918; Michael Dee, Coolard, 1296, d 20th October 1918; Maurice Downes, 241264, Listowel, d 23 March 1918,

John Enright, Listowel, 2148, d 29th September 1918; William Fitzmaurice, Tarbert, 6486, d 21 March 1918; James Cannavan Listowel 498714 , d 10 Oct 1918; Michael Sheehy Sgt, Duagh, d 9th July 1918; Michael Stack Listowel 4516 d 8-4-1918 wounds; John Sullivan 4279 d 30 Sept 1918.

J Byrne Listowel 3644, d 1918; Jeremiah Leahy Lixnaw 7298 d 10-1-1918; Wilson Mc Cracken Listowel d12th Oct 1918 no 20170.

 

LIMERICK

WAR DEATHS

Name: Denis Mulvihill, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards,Died: 31/07/1917

Son of Michael and Margaret Mulvihil, Killianymore, Glin, Co. Limerick.

Name: John O'Halloran,Regiment: 1st Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Died: 08/09/1916,Son of Mary O'Halloran (nee Lynch) who was from Glin, Co Limerick. Current address being Ballylongford, Co. Kerry

Name: John Walsh, Regiment: 2nd Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/02/1919. Son of Thomas and Johanna Walsh, Glin, Co. Limerick. Brother of Thomas Walsh

Name: Thomas Walsh,Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 22/03/1918, Son of Thomas and Johanna Walsh, Glin, Co. Limerick. Brother of John

Name: John Cusack ,Regiment: 9th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 16/04/1915: Born in Glin, Co. Limerick

Name: Patrick Cusack, Regiment: 9th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers ,Died: 18/03/1916

: Son of Margaret & James Cusack, Killeany, Glin, Co. Limerick

Name: Timothy Hanrahan, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 21/12/1914 Born in Glin, Co. Limerick. There were 57 members of the 2nd Batallion R. M. F. Killed that day, including 10 Limerick men.

Name: Daniel Hanlon,Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 22/03/1918

Son of Daniel and Norah Hanlon, Glin, Co. Limerick.

BALLYHAHILL

Name: Patrick O'Sullivan, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 30/09/1916, Born in Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick.

Thomas Fitzgerald, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 10/11/1917

Born in Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick

 

LOUGHILL

Michael Quill, Regiment: 10th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died: 25/07/1917

: Son of Thomas Quill, Loughill, Co. Limerick

SHANAGOLDEN

Daniel Joseph Sheehan, Regiment: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards. Died: 24/07/1917. Son of John and Johanna Sheehan, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

John Copeland, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, Died: 26/10/1914

Son of Charles and Catherine Copeland (nee Healy), Corgriggs, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.

Robert Cussen, Regiment: 7th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/08/1915

Son of Joseph Cussen, Ballyegna, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick

Daniel Lynch,Regiment: 44th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 28/03/1918. Son of John & Catherine Lynch, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick

Patrick McDonnell,Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 18/11/1916, Born in Shanagolden, Limerick.

Lance Corporal

Phillip Naughton, Regiment: 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 31/08/1916: Born Shanagolden, Co Limerick. Husband of Catherine Naughton, 1 Keeffe's Place, Edward St, Limerick.

Henry O'Brien, Regiment: 1st Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 28/06/1916, Son of David and Bridget O'Brien, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

Martin O'Donovan, Regiment: 2nd. Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 27/03/1918

Born in Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

William Pennie, Regiment: 1st Bn. Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F., Died: 25/08/1918

Son of John Pennie, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick.

Daniel Joseph Sheehan, Regiment: 1st Bn. Grenadier Guards., Died: 24/07/1917

Son of John and Johanna Sheehan, Shanagolden, Co Limerick.

Eugene Carroll, Regiment: 6th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 28/12/1917

Commemorated: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel, Born in Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

Daniel Lynch, Regiment: 44th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 28/03/1918

Son of John & Catherine Lynch, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick. Emigrated to Australia in 1898.

George Robinson Smith, Regiment: 4th Bn. Australian Infantry, Died: 06/09/1917

Further Details: Son of Richard and Jane Smith, Suite 9 Broughton Apartments, Vancouver, BC, Canada. George attended the Diocesan School, Molesworth St, Dublin

Name: William J. Doherty, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Irish Guards, Died: 15/09/1917

Born in Limerick

Michael O'Keefe, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Died: 08/07/1915

Born in Limerick. Listed as O'Keef on CWGC database.

Patrick Reddin, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 16/07/1916, Husband of Margaret Reddin, 5 Doyle's Cottages, Garryowen, Limerick.

Simon Sheehy, Regiment: 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 12/11/1917

Son of Martin Sheehy, Carrickerry, Ardagh, Co Limerick.

Maurice Connors, Regiment: 1st Garrison Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, Died: 02/08/1917

Born in Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick.

Francis Duhig, Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, Died: 27/08/1914

Born in Limerick

 

 

County Kerry Australia search

Item title: O'DRISCOLL Thomas : Service Number - 1947 : Place of Birth - County Kerry Ireland : Place of Enlistment - Brisbane QLD : Next of Kin - (Brother) O'DRISCOLL Patrick

Series number: B2455, Control symbol: O'DRISCOLL THOMAS, Barcode: 7996350

Access Status: Open Tralee and Kilmoyley ?

 

[EDGEWORTH, Michael Stephen (Air Force Service No.: 1799080) born in Knockaclare, Listowel , County Kerry, Eire on 26 December 1915 - Application dated: Bangalore, 8 February 1946]

MCCRAE TERENCE PATRICK : Service Number - 56699 : Date of birth - 03 Oct 1897 : Place of birth - BALLYLONGFORD IRELAND : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - MCCRAE ELSIE

 

AWARD:

APRIL 1944

http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/6th-april-1944/6/obituar

 

WAR: The King has approved the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to 30-years-old Flight Lieutenant Peter Joseph Crowley, R.A.F., No. 226 Squadron, a native of Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry, of Plymouth.

 

 

the three biggest mistakes an attack force ever made?" Nimitz explained:

 

Mistake number one: the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning. Nine out of every ten crewmen of those ships were ashore on leave. If those same ships had been lured to sea and been sunk--we would have lost 38,000 men instead of 3,800.

Mistake number two: when the Japanese saw all those battleships lined in a row, they got so carried away sinking those battleships, they never once bombed our dry docks opposite those ships. If they had destroyed our dry docks, we would have had to tow every one of those ships to America to be repaired. As it is now, the ships are in shallow water and can be raised. One tug can pull them over to the dry docks, and we can have them repaired and at sea by the time we could have towed them to America . And I already have crews ashore anxious to man those ships. Mistake number three: Every drop of fuel in the Pacific theatre of war is in top of the ground storage tanks five miles away over that hill. One attack plane could have strafed those tanks and destroyed our fuel supply. That's why I say the Japanese made three of the biggest mistakes an attack force could make or God was taking care of America

 

 

 

Don Sharp wrote: dmasharp@xtra.co.nz>

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/IRL-KERRY/2000-03/0953236799

 Hello all

 Hoping someone could help me with this one. Our family has in it`s

 possession a Battle of Waterloo medal presented to Michael CONNER (2nd

 Battalion 73 Regiment, Foot, June 18, 1815) He was possibly born in

 Kerry as my gr grandfather Patrick O`CONNOR was born in Castlegregory

 1849. Am trying to find the connection or anything on Michael. I have

looked at book titled "The Waterloo Roll Call" by Charles Dalton -1890,

but nothing on Michael. Please has anyone any ideas on where to from

 here. Thank you for any help or suggestions. Maureen

 

 

The Battle of Waterloo

Major John Fitzmaurice

Major John Fitzmaurice, K.H. [Knight of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order] served as a Lieutenant in the Peninsular Campaign during the Napoleonic wars. In 1815, he started the Battle of Waterloo as he fired the first shot, on Wellington’s instruction at the first skirmish at Quatra Bras, the prelude to the Battle of Waterloo. For which he received the Waterloo medal and in May 1861 he became a Major-General.

Major John Fitzmaurice, K.H was born on the 23rd, June, 1792 in Duagh, North Kerry.

 

Also at Waterloo Lieutenant Aldworth Blennerhassett at Quatre Bras also.

 

Midleton  http://midletonheritage.com/tag/royal-hospital-kilmainham/

 

http://midletonheritage.com/

Cork’s Darkest Day of World War Two? Cork Losses on HMS Glorious, 75 Years Ago

Langan, Maurice. HMS Glorious. Stoker First Class, age 33. Son of Peter and Anne Langan, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.


Kerry now has two firsts in terms of Waterloo  --Major John Fitzmaurice who served with ‘the famous Green Jackets’ and fired the first shot in the battle and Maurice O’Shea who joined the 73rd.Highlander Regiment in Tralee and who died in 1892 and is credited with being the last surviving veteran.


 

                Part 1 of Journal of William McCarter.; PRONI T 2406; CMSIED 303016

Life in the American Army,1862 McCarter.

http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ied/records/38572?s=

Seeing a vacant spot on the lower deck, under the shaft

of the paddle wheels, I there seated myself but

did not long enjoy it, for in less than an hour

the wheels commenced to revolve, throwing water

over me, & making my hasty retreat necessary.

I then went to the bow of boat, where I found

a large coil of rope hollow in the centre, &

crawling into the vacancy, hoped there to get repose,

but even here I was soon found out. On board

were a number of " Sisters of Mercy" acting as Nurses,

and doing all in their power to alleviate the

terrible sufferings of our sick, wounded & dying

soldiers. And here, I must pay my tribute of

respect & praise to those noble; self-sacrificing

women-ladies-well & truly named "Sisters of

Mercy,"- God bless them. And in my own case will

relate an incident showing the interest that they

took, not only in myself, but also in all the

other wounded men on board, to make them as happy

& comfortable as their circumstances permitted.

It is as follows:- I had been lying inside the coil

of rope for about 20 minutes when one of these

good women approaching, saw me, & walking up to

my side, said, in the most feeling manner, "Are

you wounded." Yes, Madam, was my reply. "Poor,

fellow-is it severely." Pretty badly, said I. "Well,

you feel cold there, don't you. I will see if I

can get room for you in the cabin, but as it is

so crowded with your unfortunate comrades,

wounded like yourself, I fear I shall not succeed-

but I’ll try." She then darted away, and I was

again alone, listening to the groans of many of

my suffering companions, & the waves of the

Potomac dashing against the bows & sides of our

good and staunch steamboat ploughing her way

through its dark waters to Washington. In 10 minutes

the lady returned, carrying over her arm a new,

heavy army blanket which she spread upon me,

saying, that every spot in the cabin was occupied,

& that room for me there could not be found. But,

said she, this blanket will be of use to you,

and here, reaching me a tin cup 1/2 filled with

some liquid, she said, "Drink this down,- it will

warm you up." I asked her what it was. "Good

Brandy" said she.-and I drank it. Now, she added,

I will bring, or send you in a few minutes,

some bread & coffee, and these will strengthen

you on your passage up the river. She then left me

again, & in about 10 minutes returned with a

brimming tin cup of the delicious, hot beverage

& 2 slices of buttered bread, for which I yet

had plenty of room, after which she bid me good-

bye, wishing me a quiet comfortable night, and

adding that her presence in other parts of the

boat was required. This class of good Samaritans

I will have occasion to speak of again, and will

now leave those on board of our Potomac steamer

in the performance of their works of faith and

labours of love. It was now 1/2 past 11 o'clock,

soon after which I fell asleep & did not awake

till nearly 3 in the morning.- the most refreshing

slumber & rest that I had for several days  prior

to the Battle of Fredericksburg. We were now

nearing Alexandria, but did not stop there as

Expected, and at about 8 o'clock in the morning

the steamer touched her wharf in Washington.

 

      Washington, D.C. Wednesday Morning.