The names to be placed on the Ballingarry WW1 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0852402211.
This 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 WW 1 to attend, please keep an eye out on Ballingarry Notices in local papers for date.
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