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Centenary of 1st Armistice Day.

 Centenary of  1st Armistice Day.             

    A Ceremony to celebrate the Centenary of the 1st Armistice Day  (11th Nov. 1918) will be held on Sun. 11th Nov. at 2.30 pm on the Link Road, Mountrath.  A Simple Monument to

mark this special event will be unveiled  and the names of the 44 Mountrath and district

people who died in  World War I  will be proclaimed   –                                                                                  

 Organized by Mountrath Historical Society

BELGIUM

GRAVES: FRONTLINE

Rifleman John Copeland, son of George and Annie Copeland of Ballymorris, Portarlington, born at Raheen, lived in Mountrath, enlisted at Bray.

1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.

Killed in action 5th August 1917, age 20 buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, Flanders.

 

Rifleman Martin Fitzpatrick, born in Mountrath, son of Patrick and Julia Fitzpatrick, of 6 Cameron St., Cork Street, Dublin enlisted in Dublin

7th Battalion Leinster Regiment.

Died from wounds 20th January 1917, buried at Kemmel Chateau Cemetery, Flanders.

 

Private James Grace, son of Robert and Eliza Grace of Main St, Mountrath.

1st Battalion Leinster Regiment.

Killed in action 12th June 1915, age 29, buried at Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

 

Corporal William Ouseley Murphy MM, son of William and Maria Murphy of Rushin, Mountrath.

Royal Field Artillery.

Died from wounds, 11th November 1917, age 33, buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Flanders.

 

GRAVES: HOSPITAL/CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

 

Private Edward Wilson, born in Mountrath, husband of Madeleine Wilson, of 58 Elton Rd, Bishopston, Bristol. Enlisted at Aldershot.

15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Died from Wounds, 28th October 1917, age 25, buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Flanders.

 

Second Lieutenant Ernest Richard Despard, son of William Despard of Donore, Mountrath.

E Battalion, Tank Corps.

Killed in action 26th September 1917, age 30, buried at Dozingheim Military Cemetery, Flanders.

 

Sergeant Patrick Doyle MM, son of Mr James and Mrs M Doyle of Shannon Road, Mountrath, enlisted at the Heath Camp, Maryborough.

7th Battalion Leinster Regiment.

Killed in action 17th August 1917, buried at Brandhoek, New Military Cemetery No 3, Flanders.

 

MEMORIALS

 

Private Jeremiah Bergin, born in Mountrath, enlisted at Castletown.

2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

Killed in action 20th October 1914, Ploegsteert Memorial, Flanders.

 

Private Patrick Bergin, Dysertbeagh, Mountrath, enlisted at Maryborough.

2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians).

Killed in action 20th October 1914, age 19, Ploegstreet Memorial, Flanders.

 

Private John Carthy, born in Mountrath, enlisted The Heath Camp, Maryborough.

2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians).

Killed in action 12 May 1915, Menin Gate.

 

Private George Anthony Rafter, son of John and Sarah Rafter, of Ballyfin, Mountrath

*9th Battalion, Candian Infantry.

Killed in action 2nd June 1916, age 25, Menin Gate.

 

Lance Corporal James Seale, born and lived in Mountrath, enlisted at Naas.

2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Killed in action, 24th May 1915, Menin Gate.

 

Captain James Strachan Seymour Mowbray, husband of May Mowbray of Kilkeany, Clash, Mountrath.

8th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Died 25th September 1915 age 41, Loos Memorial.

 

 

 

FRANCE

 

GRAVES: FRONTLINE

 

Private Robert Dewane, son of Christy and Mary Dewane, of Upper Coote, Mountrath.

2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment.

Killed in action 2nd May 1915, age 25, buried at Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard.

 

Private James Dunbar, born in Mountrath.

The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Killed in action 15th October 1914, buried at Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois Grenier, Nord.

 

Lieutenant Colonel George Despard Franks CMG DSO, son of William Franks of Westfield, Mountrath.

19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars.

Killed in action 8th October 1918, age 45, buried at Brancourt-le-Grand communal Cemetery, Aisne.

 

Lance Corporal Francis Hooban, son of Joseph and Julia Hooban of Upper Sconce, Mountrath, enlisted at Manchester.

2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment attached 198th Light Trench Mortar Battery.

Died from wounds 22nd February 1918, age 29, buried at Le Quesnal Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.

 

Private Daniel O’Keeffe, born and lived in Mountrath, enlisted at Maryborough.

1st Battalion Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Killed in action 6th September 1915, buried at Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Somme.

 

Sergeant Williams Rawlins, son of John and Mary Rawlins, Lower Mountrath, husband of Annie Rawlins, of 1 Seapoint Terrace, Irishtown rd, Dublin. Enlisted in Limerick.

South Irish Horse.

Killed in action, 30th September 1917, buried at Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

 

Private James Tynan, born and lived in Mountrath.

16th (County of London) Battalion (Queens Westminster Rifles)

Killed in action 28th August 1918, buried at Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

 

GRAVES: HOSPITALS/CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

 

Private Richard Collins, born in Mountrath, son of Mr and Mrs James Collins of Shinrone, enlisted in Birr.

8th (Kings Royal Irish) Hussars.

Killed in action, 31st March 1918, age 29, buried at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.

 

Private Fenton Costigan, born Clonenagh, Mountrath.

19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars.

Died from Wounds, 6th September 1915, buried at Arneke Churchyard, Nord.

 

Private James Delaney, son of John and Julia Delaney of Roskelton, Mountrath.

1st Battalion, Irish Guards.

Died from wounds, 1st April 1918, age 33, buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

 

Private Patrick Leahy, born at Derrough, Mountrath, lived in Mountrath, enlisteted in Maryborough.

6th Battalion Prince Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

Died 25th July 1918, buried at Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

 

Lance Corporal Peter McKenna, son of John and Elizabeth McKenna of Thomas’s Court, Mountrath.

1st Battalion Irish Guards.

Died 22nd January 1917, age 32, buried at Saint Sever Cemetery, Extension, Rouen , France.

 

Captain Gilbert Howe Maxwell Marsh, son of the late Col. Jeremy Taylor Marsh and Mrs. Marsh of Blackhill’s.

41st Dogras.

Died 1st November 1914, age 32, buried at Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

 

Private Joseph Rankin, born in Mountrath, son of Joseph and Margaret Rankin, of 23, Hollybank Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin, enlisted at Maryborough.

South Irish Horse.

Died 16th October 1914, age 22, buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

 

MEMORIALS

 

Private Michael Joseph Fitzpatrick, son of Thomas and Eliza Fitzpatrick, of Trumera, Mountrath, enlisted at Saint Helens.

8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment attached to 5th Entrenching Battalion.

Killed in action 30th April 1918, age 21, Pozieres Memorial, Somme.

Private Martin Fogarty, son of Bridget Fogarty, and the late Kieran Fogarty, of Cloncourse, Mountrath.

166th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

Killed in action 30th April 1918, age 25, Vimy Memorial.

 

Corporal Richard Hetherington, son of Patrick and Ann Hetherington of Mountrath, enlisted at Maryborough.

1st Battalion Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Killed in action 18th September 1914, age 30, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne.

 

Private Patrick Joyce, husband of Annie Joyce, of Badger Hill, Mountrath, enlisted at Mountrath.

10th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

Killed in action 24th April 1917, age 39, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.

 

Private Joseph Bernard Ryan, born in Mountrath, son of Valentine and Helena Ryan, of 22, Leeson Park, Dublin. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Ryan, of 830. Davie St., Vancouver, British Columbia, lived in Farnham, Surrey, enlisted at Aldershot.

6th Battalion Buffs (East Kent) Regiment.

Killed in action 30th November 1917. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord.

 

Private Joshua Webster, son of Joshua Webster of Lacca Lodge, Mountrath, and the late Cartherine Webster.

1st Battalion Connaught Rangers.

Killed in action 26th November 1914, age 38, le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.

 

Private Albert Wilkinson, son of the late Samuel Wilkinson of Colt.

9th Battalion Royal Inniskiling Fusiliers.

Killed in action 29th March 1918, age 25, Pozieres Memorial.

 

Private S young, born in Mountrath.

20th Battalion Canadian Infantry.

Killed in action 11th September 1916, age 38, Vimy Memorial.

 

IRELAND

 

GRAVES

 

Private James Breen, born in Mountrath, enlisted in Maryborough.

1st Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians).

Died from wounds, 10th August 1915, buried at Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Portlaoise.

 

Gunner John Doyle, son of John Doyle of Dysartbeagh, Mountrath.

Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died on 29th December 1914, age 31, buried at Cobh Old Church Cemetery.

 

46316 Private Bernard McEvoy, born in Mountrath, enlisted at the Heath Camp.

15th (The King’s) Hussars.

Died in Dublin, 23rd October 1918, age 40, buried at Knockaroo Churchyard.

 

Private Robert Mahood, eldest son of Robert and L. Mahood, of 93, Sandymount Avenue, Dublin and Woodbrook, Mountrath.

7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion Royal Irish Regiment.

Died 10th November 1917, age 26, buried at Saint Mary’s Church, Tipperary.

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

 

GRAVES: HOSPITALS/CASUALTY CLEARING STATIONS

 

Private Patrick Joseph Cronin, born and lived in Mountrath.

Worcester Yeomanry (The Queen’s Own Worchestershire Hussars)

Died 27th October 1918, buried at Damasacus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria.

 

Sergeant Michael Kennedy, born in Mountrath, enlisted at Birr.

1st Battalion Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

Died from Wounds at salonika, 5th October 1916, buried at Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.

 

** Freke Marsh MC. Son of Henry Marsh, of Springmount, Mountrath and the late Helen E.

2nd King Edward’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)

Died 2nd February 1917, age 39, buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

 

MEMORIALS

 

Wireless Operator Lionel John Briggs, son of Andrew and Mary Briggs, of Crannagh, Mountrath, born in Roscrea.

SS Polymnia.

Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, 15th May 1917, age 21, Tower Hill Memorial.

 

Private Thomas Glennon, born in Mountrath, enlisted at Bradford, Yorkshire.

1st Garrison Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Died 19th September 1918, Taukkyan Memorial, Burma.

 

Our sincere thanks to Rev. Ian Poulton for compiling this list.  (Compiled in 2016)