Local People who died in the First World War


Lance Corporal David Best 

K.I.A 9th May 1916 Age: 18

Son of Robert and Eliza Best

Ballyorgan, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Cemetery Loos, Pas de Calais, France

Private John Best, Brother of David Best

K.I.A. 27th April, 1916

Cemetery Philosophe Bristish Cemetary 

Magingarbe, Pas de Calais, France

Private William Bourke 9676, 1st Bn. Connaught Rang.

Drowned 5th July 1916

Son of John & Bridget Bourke

Knocklary, Garryspillane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated: Basra Memorial, Iraq 

Sergeant John Brazil,

K.I.A. 16th August, 1915.

Son of William and Mary Brazil.

Cullane, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey 

Private John Brazill, 11051, 1st Bn. Irish Guards

D.O.W. 1/12/1917.

Son of David Brazill

Ballinanima, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Rocquiguy Eguancourt Rd., British Cemetary, Somme, France 

Private Jeremiah Buckley, 8293, 2nd Bn. Irish Guards.

D.O.W. 17/9/2016

Cemetery: Bernafay Wood, British Cemetary, Somme, France

Private Patrick Buckley, 10249, 1st Bn Irish Guards

K.I.A. 10/10/1917

Son of John & Honora Buckley,

Galbally, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Lance Sergeant Michael Carey, 3262. 1st Bn. Irish Guards.

K.I.A. 14th Feb. 1915

Son of Michael Carey,

Kilmurry, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick.

Cemetery: Cuinchy, Communal, Pas de Calais, France

Warrant Telegraphist George Clarkson

K.I.A. 1/5/1915

Son of Thomas and Margaret Clarkson,

Ballingaddy, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Rifleman, Denis Cleary, 1st Garrison Bn. Royal Irish Rifles.

Died: 8/6/1917.

Son of David and Anne Cleary, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Cownpore, Cantonment New Cemetary

Sergeant Major Thomas Ryan Cleary 77915

Died 14th August 1917,

Son of Patrick Cleary, Ballinvana, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Gibraltar

Captain Noel Cairns Cleary H.Q. Royal Field Artillery

K.I.A. 24th July 1916

Son of Isa and the late Surgeon General J.A. Cleary G.B

Balliniahinch House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Quarry Cemetary, Montaubau, Somme, France

Private Michael Condon, 7225, 2nd Bn. Leinster Reg.

K.I.A. 20th October 1914, Aged 30

Son of Joanna Condon, Chapel St, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Ploegstreet Memorial, Belgium

Private Patrick Condon , 5852, 2nd Bn. Leinster Reg

K.I.A. 16th June, 1917

Brother of Michael

Commemorated Ynres-Lepeu, Belgium

Gunner Connelly, Stephen, 76374 (B) Bty. 102nd Bde, Royal Field Artillery

D.O.W. 26th July, 1917

Born Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Larch Wood, Leper, Belgium


Private Thomas Connery, 5533, 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

K.I.A. 18th August, 1916

Husband of Mary Connery, Main Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Philosophe, British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Private James Cook 4385, 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers.

Died 16th July 1915

Born: Bulgaden, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Knockainey, Co. Limerick

Private John Crehan 4347 2nd Bn Leinster Reg

K.I.A. 9th June, 1917

Son of Timothy and Hannah Crehan, Cush, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Yypres, Leper, Belgium

Private Michale Dee. 951. 1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers.

K.I.A. 5/9/1916

Son of John and Margaret Dee, Cross of the Tree, Knocklong, Co. Limerick.

Commemorated Theepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private Michael Fennelly, 290727. 16 Bn. Welsh Regiment.

K.I.A. 27/8/1917

Born: Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Yypres Reservoir Cemetery, Leper, Belgium

Private John Fraher. 5540. 6th Bn. Royal Irish Reg.

K.I.A. 5/6/1917

Son of Eileen Fraher, Thomastown, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick.

Commemorated: Yypres Memorial, Leper, Belgium

Private Michael Fraher, 43013, 2nd Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

D.O.W. 8/3/1917

Born: Kilfinane. Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau, Military, Belgium

Private Denis Hayes, 3502, Bn. Leinster Reg.

D.O.W. 9/7/1916

Son of Thomas & Mary Hayes, Bulgaden, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Longuenesse, Souvinir Cemetery, France

Lance Corporal James Hayes, 7818, 2nd Bn. Irish Guards

D.O.W. 1/3/1917.

Son of Michael and Ellen Hayes, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France

Private Michael Keane, 3290, 1st Bn. Royal Fusiliers,

K.I.A. 19/2/1918

Son of Michael Keane, Kilfinney, Co. Limerick

Private John Kelly, 15971, 7th Bn The Royal North Lancashire Regiment.

K.I.A. 23/7/1916.

Born: Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private Cornelius Kenny 41334. 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

K.I.A. 29/9/1918

Son of Patrick & Mary Kenny, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Private John Kirby 5963, 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

D.O.W. 16/11/1917

Born: Ballylanders, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Harlekeke New British Cemetery, Belgium

Private Michael Lynch 20592, 9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.

K.I.A. 29/3/1918

Son of Michael and Margaret Lynch, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Pozieras Memorial, Somme, France

Private Jeremiah McAuliffe 6048, 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

K.I.A. 25/6/1916

Son of Eliza and Michael McAuliffe, Capel Street, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Sergeant James McCarthy, 52293, 12th Sqdn Machine Gun Corps.

D.O.W. 8/6/1917

Born: Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetrey, Somme, France

Private John McGrath, 1000314, 16 Bn. Canadian Infantry.

K.I.A. 8/11/1917

Son of Michael and Mary McGrath, Ballybrien, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Ypres Memorial, Leper, Belguim

Lance Corporal Timothy Murphy 10000. 1st Bn. Connaught Rangers

K.I.A. 23/11/1914

Born: Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas De Calais, France

Private John O’Connell 4846, 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

K.I.A. 20/7/1916

Son Cornelius and Nora O’Connell, Glenbrohane, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Cabaret Rouge British Cemetrey, France

Private John O’Connor 5680. 1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

K.I.A. 16/12/1917

Son of Bridget O’Connor, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Unicorn Cemetery, Vend Hiule, Aisne, France

Private William O’Donnell  393. 9th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

K.I.A. 8/1/1916

Born; Ardpatrick, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Ninth Avenue Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Rifleman Peter O’Dwyer. R/11013. 7th Bn Kings Rifle Corps.

D.O.W. 24/3/1918

Son of William and Honora O’Dwyer, Spring House, Ballylanders, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Pozures Memorial, France

Second Lieutenant Robert O’Dwyer.

Brother of Patrick O’Dwyer

D.O.W. 18/10/1915

Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Lance Corporal John O’Halloran 1st Bn. Irish Guard.

Died 7/4/1915

Son of William and Bridget O’Halloran, Ballyduff, Ballylanders

Lillers Communal Cemetary, Pas de Calais, France

Private Maurice O’Regan 270867. 10th Bn. The Buffs.

K.I.A. 31/10/1917

Son of Mary O’Regan , Barrack St., Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Beersheba Dar, Cemetery Israel

Lance Corporal Thomas O’Sullivan 11752. 2nd Bn Irish Guards.

K.I.A. 23/3/1918

Born: Ardpatrick, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Stoker 1st class John Joe Riordan. K35453 Kent Royal Navy

Died: 11/11/1918

Son of Michael Riordan, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Hong Kong R.C. Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Corporal Edmund Ryan 10745. 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Regiment

K.I.A. 19/10/1914

Son of James and Mary Ryan, Knocklong, Co. Limerick.

Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Major Clement Ignatius Ryan 9th Bn. Essex Regiment

K.I.A. 8/7/1916

Son of Major General T. Ryan, Scarteen, Co. Limerick

Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private John Ryan 16948 7th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers.

D.O.W. 28/9/1915

Born: Bruff, Co. Limerick

Noeux – Les – Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Private William Steepe 4438. 1st Bn. Irish Guard

K.I.A. 1/2/1915

Son of William and Margaret Steepe, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Private Patrick Sullivan 10420, A Co. 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Regiment

Died: 15/3/1915

Son of Jeremiah and Mary Sullivan, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

Niederzruchren, Cemetery, Germany

They served and fought and died

so that we might be safe and free

Grant them, O Lord, Eternal Peace

and give them “The Victory”!

And in these days of unrest

filled with grave uncertainty

Let’s not forget the price they paid

To keep our Country Free