Ballingarry World War I Commemorative Plaque - Names about to be finalised

Relatives of World War I being remembered

Ballingarry World War I Commemorative Plaque - Names about to be finalised

Ballingarry World War 1 Commemorative Plaque

The names to be placed on the Ballingarry WWI Commemorative Plaque are about to be finalised, therefore the committee would ask anybody reading this, who has any knowledge of a name or names that deserve to be on the plaque to contact Ballingarry Journal immediately, ballingarryparishjournal@gmail.com or tel: 0852402211.

Here is a list of the current names we have researched, we know there must have been a lot more from the parish that partook in the War. If you find that someone’s name is missing please contact committee with these names, it would be a shame to miss out on someone.

Also if anyone can furnish more information on anyone on this list, we would appreciate it.

Name - Address – Regiment - Service No - Died

Brennan, John – Ballintaggart - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 8116 - 21st Oct 1914

Butler, James – Ballincurry - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 9420 - 31st Jan 1917

Butler, John – Ballincurry - R.I.R. 3rd Bat – 9054 – 26th Feb 1916

Butler, Thomas – Tinnock - I.G. 1st Batt - 7321 – Survived

Butler, William – Ballintaggart - I.G. 2nd Batt. – 7404 - 15th Sep 1916

Butler, William – Boulea - S.L. 2nd Batt – 7490 – Survived

Cantwell, Henry – Newpark - I.G. 2nd Batt – 9438 - 9th Oct 1917

Cleer, John – The Commons - S.L. 2nd Batt – 7490 - 20th Sep 1914

Cleer, William – The Commons - ? - ? – Survived

Colleary, James, Ballingarry - R.I.R. 7th Batt – 25154 - 12th Dec 1917

Cooke, John – Bonlea - C.I. 27th Batt – 460079 - 6th Nov 1917

Delaney, Patrick – Kyle - R.D.F. 2nd Batt – 5569 - 1st Jul 1916

Doheny, John - ? - R.I.R. 1st Batt – 8580 - 14th Oct 1914

Doheny, John - Knockulty/Harley P - A.I. 26th Batt – 4586 - 14th Dec 1916

Dowling, John - ? - R.E formally R.I.R. – 91935 - 7th Aug 1917

Fitzpatrick, Thomas – Foyle - R.I.R. 6th Batt – 11036 - 31st Aug 1917

Gouldsborough, Patrick – Thurles - L.R. 2nd Batt – 7415 - 15th Aug 1915

Grant, Daniel – Curraheenduff – R.A. – 1059611 – Survived

Hanrahan, Daniel – Ballingarry - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 9197 - 26th Aug 1914

Hanrahan, John – Ballingarry - R.I.R. 6th Batt – 2032 - 30th Jan 1917

Ivers, Patrick – Lisnamrock - R.M.F. 1st Batt – 6369 - 9th Sep 1916

Ivers, James – Lisnamrock - R.I.R – 8918 – Survived

Kealy, Patrick – Boulea – R.A.A. - ? – Survived

Kelly, John – Ballintaggart - 2nd L. R. – 10738 - 12th Apr 1917

Kelly, William – Springfield - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 5984 - 25th Aug 1918

Kenny, William – Curraheenduff - A.T.C. 1st Co – 6821 - 14th Sep 1917

Leahy, Thomas - ? - R.I.R. 1st Batt – 7199 - 21st Apr 1915

McGarry ? – Earlshill - ? - ? – unknown whether survived or killed

Manning, Joseph – Kyle - F.R.D. 1st Batt – 5886 – Survived

Morrissey, David – The Islands - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 7471 - 5th Sep 1915

Morris, Thomas – Shangarry - R.I.R. 1st Batt – 4410 - 26th Feb 1915

O’Rourke, John – Lr. Ballingarry - D.L.I. 10th Batt – 12043 – 12th Aug 1916

Purcell, Philip – Williamstown - R.I.R. 2nd Batt – 7615 14th Jul 1916

Purcell, T - ? - R.I.R. 18th Batt – unknown

Sullivan, Edmond – Crohane - ? - ? – Survived

Sullivan, William – Kyle - R.M.F. 8th Batt – 4233 - 28th Jun 1916

Teehan, Matthew – Boulea - C.R. 6th Batt – 8325 - 21st Mar 1918

Webster, George - ? - R.I.R. 6th Batt – 11007 - 2nd Aug 1917

Whelan, Michael – Ballingarry - R.I.R. 1st Batt – 4157 - 27th Mar 1915

R.I.R. - Royal Irish Regiment; I.G. - Irish Guards; S.L. - South Lancashire; C.I. - Canadian Infantry;

R.D.F. - Royal Dublin Fusiliers; A.I. - Australian Infantry; R.A. - Royal Artillery; L.R. - Leinster Regiment; R.M.F. - Royal Munster Fusillers; R.A. S.A – Rhodesian Army Africa; A.T.C. - Australian Tunneling Coy; F.R.D. – First Royal Dragoons; C.R. – Connaught Rangers; D.L.I. – Durham Light Infantry.

The project has been estimated to cost between €100-€150 per name and financial support has been received from a few direct descendants and further donations would go a long way to getting this plaque completed fully and finally honour those brave men who sacrificed their lives 100 years ago. We will be holding a meeting in the next few weeks and we would like to invite anyone who had a relative who fought in WWI to attend, please keep an eye out on Ballingarry Notices in local papers for date.