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APPENDIX II

LIST OF DECORATIONS AWARDED TO WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE FIRST SEVEN BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL IRISH RIFLES FOR SERVICES IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-19

13956 Anderson, Cpl. H. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 3/6/19

4942 Arnopp, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 28/9/17

2254 Ashe, Rfn. E. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

7795 Atkinson, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18110/17

40202 Atcheson, Rfn. (A./L./Cpl.) A. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

9335 Bacon, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 28/9/17

16213 Bailey, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

43492 Bain, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

9661 Baines, C.S.M. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/9/18

79 Bankhead, Rfn. W. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

6433 Bannon, Sergt. J. 4th Bn., attd. /14th Bn. King's African Rifles

D.C.M. 3/6/19

8178 Barr, L./Cpl. T. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

8222 Barrett, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

4948 Bartaby, L./Cpl. E. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

6985 Baxter, Rfn. (A./L./Cpl.) W. R 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

40855 Baxter, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

13990 Beattie, L./Cpl. B. 2nd Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

6876 Beckett, A./Cpl. W. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 26/7/17

8651 Behan, L./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/12/14

41951 Bellis, Sergt. J. H 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

4953 Bevan, Sergt. R. 2nd Bn. M.M. 1810/17

3/9I00 Blain, Cpl. J. 6th Bn. M.M. 22/1/17

9921 Blakey, Cpl. Wray 3rd Bn. Serbian Silver Medal for Valour 20/9/19

7473 Booth, Q.M.S. (A./S.M.) B. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 1/1/17

Mentioned in Despatches 21/12/17

41809 Boothway, Rfn. E. A. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

47277 Bow, R1n. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 12/3/19

9348 Bowers, Rfn. A. t Bn. D.C.M. 5/8/15

9/14140 Bowers, Sergt. R. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 3/6/19

2nd Bn., attd. 117th Inf. Bde Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

902 Boyd, Rfn. P. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

9073 Bradshaw, L./Cpl. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/15

8164 Breen, Sergt. P. A. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

4239 Brissett, Rfn. P. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

9314 Brock, Sergt. S. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

1660 Brock, Cpl. J. H. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

2360 Brown, Rfn. D. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

40664 Brown, Rfn. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

4964 Bullock, Rfn. A. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

5/22496 Burgess, Sergt. F. H. 5th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 14/6/18

4647 Burney, Sergt. T. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 18/1/19

6858 Byers, C.S.M. J. A. 2nd Bn. M.C. 27/7/16

9249 Cairns, L./Cpl. H. 1st Bn. D.C.M. .1. 30/6/15

40949 Caithness, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/17

5111 Caldwell, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/17

6223 Campbell, Rfn. J. 6th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 6/12/16

7436 Campbell, RM. W. J. A. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 5/8/15

Bar to D.C.M. 15/3/16

7007125 Carlisle, Rfn. F. (A./Cpl.) 2nd Bn. R. Ulster Rifles (now Tank Corps)

M.M. 28/9/21

Mentioned in Despatches 9/9/21

10736 Carolan, Sergt. A. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

Bar to M.M. 23/7/19

9975 Carolan, Rfn. L. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 17/2/15

7991 Carroll, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

5710 Carroll, Sergt.-Major William (deceased)1st Bn. M.C. 23/6/15

Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

Russian Medal of St. George 1st Class, 25/8/15

7991 Carroll, C.S.M. J. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/12/17

11049 Carroll, Rfn. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

7752 Carthy, Sergt. M. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 15/3/16

M.S.M. 1/3/19

47469 Carton, Rfn. J, 1st Bn. D.C.M. 4/3/18

Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

40029 Carton, L./Cpl. J. 7th Bn. M.M. 11/5/17

47168 Chambers, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/19

43448 Christie, Sergt. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

8519 Clarke, C.S.M. W. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/18

Belgian Croix de Guerre 12/7/18

4981 Clarke, A./Cpl. L. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

5164 Clarke, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

9346 Clarke, Sergt. W. H. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 18/1/19

5390 Coey, Rfn. J. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 20/10/16

8078 Coleman, A./Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

8082 Coleman, L./Cpl. P. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

3956 Condron, Rfn. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

40049 Condy, Rfn. J. 3rd Bn. M.M. 26/3/17

9397 Conlan, Cpl. (A./Sergt,) P. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 16/8/17

10659 Connolly, Sergt. N. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

8497 Copeland, Rfn. A. 1st Bn. D.C.M., 30/6/15

8229 Corr, Sergt. M. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

7146 Corrigan, R.Q.M.S. L. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 25/5/17

Mentioned in Despatches 21/12/17

M.S.M. 17/6/18

French Croix de Guerre 19/6/19

5717 Costello, Rfn. R. 2nd Bn, M.M. 18/10/17

14319 Courtney, Sergt. W. R. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

43023 Courtney, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

6427 Coyle, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 30/6/15

2329 Cromie, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M 3/6/19

7165 Crozier, Sergt. J. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/17

5/8232 Crutchley, L./Cpl. S. C. 7th Bn. M.M. 26/3/17

3383 Cullen, Sergt. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

7/1228 Cullen, Rfn. J. 6th Bn. M.M. 14/9/16

7759 Curtin, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 16/8/17

8223 Darcy, L./Cpl. M. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 30/6/15

Russian Medal of St. George 4th Class, 25/8/15

7/4091 D'Authreau, C.S.M. C. H. 7th Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 25/5/17

French Medaille Militaire 14/7/17

7214 Davis, Sergt. G. 2nd Bn. M.M. 1/9/16

5228 Day, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M, 22/10/17

1/8959 Deeds, Rfn. T. 6th Bn. D.C.M. 3/9/18

16397 De Lacy, R.S.M. Jas. Christopher 7th Bn. M.C. 4/6/17

Bar to M.C. 16/9/18

7603 Delevey, Sergt. C. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

8998 Devine, Sergt. P. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

6550 Dickson, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 6/1/17

20/156 Doherty, Sergt. J. A. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/9/18

8383 Donnelly, L./Cpl. J, 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/15

Russian Cross St. George, 3rd Class 25/8/15

25322 Doherty, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

16445 Douglas, L./Cpl. Gordon 2nd Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

4653 Downey. Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

5420 Driscoll, C.S.M. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M, 14/1/16

4094 Drowyn, Cpl. F. T. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

6222 Duffy, Sergt. H. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

4525 Duffy, L./Cpl. C. 7th Bn. M.M. 11/5/17

5495 Dunlop, L./Cpl. D. 1st Bn. M. M. 13/3/18

8725 Elliott, Cpl. (A./Sergt.) Frank 2nd Bn. French Croix de Guerre 1/5/17

6/9665 Elliott, L./Cpl. William 6th Bn.

Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour 3/18/17

14538 Ervine, Q.M.S. A. G. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 18/1/19

6/5822 Fagan, R.Q.M.S. J. 6th Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 2/17/17

M.S.M. 17/12/17

8526 Farrell, L./Cpl. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

5937 Fay, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

9493 Fee, Sergt. W. J. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 4/1/17

85 Ferguson, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

4849 Ferris, C.S.M. D. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 24/5/18

8368 Flanagan, Rfn. William 1st Bn.

French Medaille d'Honneur 17/3/20 avec Glaives [swords] en Bronze

sword

3510 Flynn, L./Sergt. Patrick 7th Bn. French Medaille Militarise 14/7/17

G/21297 Folan, Rfn. 1st Bn.

Silver N.C.O's. Order of the Karageorges Star with Swords 24/4/17

3835 Fowles, C.S.M. S. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 14/1/16

M.S.M. 22/2/19

41894 Freeman, Rfn. N. W. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

1124 Freeney, Rfn. J. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

3/25226 Fuller, C.S.M. R. 3rd Bn. D.C.M. 15/2/19

Ordre de Leopold 5/4/19

8721 Galloway, L./Cpl. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

6770 Gamble, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

9213 Gardiner, Sergt. T. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 28/12/18

Mentioned in Despatches 9/11/19

6959 Gare, Rfn, A. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 17/2/15

8695 Gaskin, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 21/12/16

7/4112 Gibbons, Rfn. F. W. 7th Bn. M.M. 14/11/16

4231 Gifford, Rfn. E. P. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

41145 Gillman, Rfn. W. C. 2nd Bn. M.M. 19/3/18

Bar to M.M. 17/6/19

D.C.M. 1/1/19

17744 Gowdy, A./Sergt, J. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

M.M. 2918/18

8796 Graham, L./Cpl. 1st Bn. M.M. 1/9/16

7127 Gray, R1n. W. 2nd Bn. French Medaille Militaire 1/12/14

22007 Gray, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 29/3/19

8719 Greene, C.S.M. 1st Bn. M.M. 1313/19

*Bar to M.M. 6/12/20, Gazetted as Green.

8185 Greene, Sergt. J. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 19/11/17

9461 Griffiths, Rfn. D. 2nd Bn. M.M. 30/1/20

8207 Gudgeon, Rfn. W . 2nd Bn. D.C.M 12/3/19

4536 Hall, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18110/17

7/1252 Halpenny, Cpl. J. 7th Bn. M.M. 16/11/16

574o Harbinson, L./Cpl. S. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

7081 Harris, C.S.M. William James 2nd Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 12/7/18

7/6558 Henley, Sergt. H. T. 7th Bn. M.M. 16/11/16

9562 Henneker, Sergt. Charles Henry David 1st Bn,

French Medaille Militaire 15/12/19

7648 Henry, Sergt. Edward 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9112/14

Russian Medal of St. George2nd Class, 25/8/15

12895 Henry, L./Cpl. W. 6th Bn. Italian Bronze Medal 2/5/17

8264 Herrington, L./Sergt. G. 5th Bn. M.M. 24/1/19

16549 Herdman, L/Cpl. R. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 5/12/18

Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

1226 Higgins, Sergt. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. and Bar 13/8/18

D.C.M. 16/1/19

5043 Highman, Sergt. A. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

M.S.M. 13/6/19

16138 Hill, C.S.M, W. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

9/14927 Hooks, Sergt. Joshua 1st Bn. French Croix de Guerre 19/6/19

47489 Hodgen, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

42617 Hoffman, Rfn. S. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

* Gazetted as Green.

14924 Holmes, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

40010 House, Rfn. A. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

47307 House, Rfn. W. R. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

7006359 Houston, Sergt. R. A. 2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles

Mentioned in Despatches 9/9/21

7254 Houston, Sergt. R. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

7574 Houston, Sergt. J. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

Bar to M.M. 21/3/19

9525 Hugheston, Rfn. G. 3rd. Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

2260 Humphreys, Rfn. R. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

9114 Humpson. Cpl. P. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

8982 Hunter, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/15

8235 Hutchinson, Rfn. G. (killed) 2nd Bn, Mentioned in Despatches 24/5/18

10365 Hutchinson, Rfn. S. 2nd Bn, M.M. 14/5/19

9790 Hyland, L./Cpl. P. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

24053 Irvine, Rfn. James 2nd Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 26/11/19

43894 James, Rfn. J. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

41052 Jeacock, Rfn. E. 1st Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

43893 Jeffcott, Sergt. L. T. 1st Bn. M.M. 20/8/19

8027 Johnston, Rfn. E. 1 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

40880 Johnston, Rfn. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

8666 Johnston, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. /14/15

6/11347 Johnston, Rfn. S. 6th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 28/11/17

1516 Johnstone, Rfn. R. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 5/8/15

4133 Journeaux, Cpl. H. F. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

5980 Kane, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

7/4163 Kangeard, Sergt. L. J. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 1/1/17

5915 Kavanagh, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 16/8/17

6824 Kavanagh, Rfn. (A./Cpl.) B. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 21/12/17

10856 Kearney, Rfn. J. 1st Bn, M.M. 13/3/18

10225 Keeling, L./Cpl. G. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/9/I8

5606 Kelly, Rfn. D. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

8716 Kelly, Bdsmn. C. R. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

as printed

9394 Kelly, C.S.M. M. 6th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 6/12/16

8716 Kennedy, Rfn. A, 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

as printed

9010 Kennedy, Sergt. J. 6th Bn. M.M. 9/12/16

7264 Kennedy, Rfn. John 1st Bn. French Croix de Guerre, 1/5/17

G/154 Kenny, R.S.M. J. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 3/6/19

8842 Kenny, Sergt. (O.R.S.) C. 1st Bn. Promotion to Colour-Sergeant Authority

(O.R.S.), with effect from :- 23/10/18. W.O. File 18/Misc/95.

Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

5357 Kernoghan, Rfn. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/19

9867 Kierans, Rfn. T. K. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

6782 Killeen, Rfn. P. 2nd Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

2255 Kirk, R.S.M. J. 3rd Bn. M.S.M, 22/2/19

700650 Kirk, Rfn. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/9/21

103 Lanigan, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 28/12/18

M.M. 17/6/19

8976 Lawrence, Sergt. C. 1st Bn. M.M. 11/8/19

9646 Lawrence, Sergt. V. J. F. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 19/11/17

6/10617 Lawson, Sergt. A. 6th Bn. M.S.M. 2/11/17

4/9335 Leary, C.S.M. S. J. 6th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 28/11/17

6177 Leatham, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

4145 Le Breton, GS.M. J. D. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 25/8/17

French Medaille Militaire 1/5/17

6/10674 Ledlie, Rfn. Thomas 6th Bn. French Medaille Militaire 17/8/18

9550 Lees, L./Cpl. W. R. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/16

5041 Leggett, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

7007394 Leitch, Rfn. P. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/9/21

4872 Lennon, L./Cpl. J. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

7007237 Le Rue, A./Cpl. H. F. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/9/21

5707 Leverett, A./C.Q.M.S. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

5067 Lewis, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 30/1/20

5070 Lloyd, Rfn. G. 11. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

2662 Lockett, Rfn. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 16/7/18

41157 Longhurst, L./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

8066 Lorimer, L./Cpl. D. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

4463 Loughrey, L./Cpl. J. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 1/4/20

8887 Love, L./Cpl. D. 1st Bn. M.M. 1/1/16

Bar to M.M. 17/9/17

16800 Lucas, Cpl. G. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

4152 Luce, L./Cpl. J. A. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

43917 Ludkin, L./Cpl. P. T. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 28/12/18

8447 Lunn, C.S.M. T. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 20/12/16

7428 Lynsky, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

9876 McBratney, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

10791 McCabe, Rfn. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/17

40089 McCabe, Rfn. J. 7th Bn, M.M. 26/3/17

47356 McCabe, Rfn. P. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 12/3/19

French Croix de Guerre 19/6/18

9362 McCambey, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/12/16

9367 McCamley, AjC.Q.11.S. J. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

8890 McCann, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 9/11/16

861q McCarthy, Rfn. T. 1st Bn. M.M. 7/10/18

16692 McCaughan, L./Cpl. G. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

9133 McClarnon, Rfn. H. 7th Bn. M.M. 18/7/17

7006255 McCormick, Cpl. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 29/3/22

9405 McCourt, Sergt. D. 1st Bn. . 1. M.M. 9/11/16

8729 McCoughey, L./Cpl. C. 1st Bn., attd. 197th Light Trench Mortar Battery

D.C.M. 3/6/19

8985 McCrea, C.S.M. S. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 25/8/17

15244 McCullough, Sergt. R. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 16/1/19

13177 McCullough, L./Cpl. W. 1st Bn. attd. " H.Q.," 36th Division

Mentioned in Despatches 9/7/19

3/8841 McDermott, Rfn. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 29/7/16

10411 McDermott, Rfn. F. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

8773 McDonnell, Rfn. C. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

5399 McDowell, Sergt. John 1st Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

7674 McFarland, A./Sergt. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

7359 McFarlane, L./Cpl. W. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1712/15

9280 McFaull, C.Q.M.S. William 1st Bn. French Croix de Guerre 19/6/19

7973 McGibney, C.S.M. J. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

9732 McGrath, Rfn. A. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 17/2/15

15414 McGuigan, Cpl. A. C. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 18/1/19

936 McHarg, Rfn. R. 2nd Bn. M.M. 20/10/19

3/9060 McIlvenny, Rfn. J. G. 6th Bn. M.M. 22/1/17

25697 McIlwaine, Rfn. W. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

8848 McIlwrath, Rfn. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/8/17

2/16801 McKee, A./Cpl. R. 2nd Bn. M.M. 21/9/16

9604 McKeown, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

9362 McNulty, L./Cpl. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

8722 McTeague, L./Cpl. P. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

18393 Mackey C.S.M. J. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 12/3/19

9577 Magee, C.S.M. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 4/6/17

5256 Magill, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

5994 Magill, Sergt. T. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 3/6/19

4530 Maguire, Rfn. J. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

7265 Maguire, Sergt. J. P. 1st Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 21/12/17

Belgian Croix de Guerre 12/7/18

10404 Malone, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

5320 Manderson, Sergt. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 7/10/18

7007030 Marshall, Sergt. 1. 2nd Bu. Mentioned in Despatches 9/9/21

7/4447 Martin, Rfn. F. 7th Bn. M.M. 16/1/16

9006 Martin, Rfn. W. J. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 1/7/18

9222 Massey, A./Sergt. S. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 25/5/17

5077 Matthews, L./Cpl. H. T. 1st Bn. M.M. 6/1/17

5/5266 Maxwell, Cpl. (A./L./Sergt.) D. 6th Bn. D.C.M. 16/8/17

8708 Meneilly, Rfn. H. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

7737 Meredith, Sergt. John 1st Bn. Belgian Decoration Militaire avec Croix de Guerre 24/10/19

43100 Millar, Rfn. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

10064 Miller, R.S.M. D. 2nd Bn.

D.C.M. 3/6/18

Bar to D.C.M. 16/1/19

M.S.M. 24/9/21

Mills, RID. Alexander 2nd (now 5th) Bn. Russian Medal of St. George 3rd Class, 15/2/17

6798 Miskimmin, Sergt. G. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

4184 Mitchell, Rfn. T. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 111/16

54110 Mitchen, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/3/19

1224 Montgomery, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M . 29/3/19

7/2684 Moore, Rfn. Daniel 7th Bn. Italian Bronze Medal 26/5/17

25311 Morgan, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 11/3/19

7332 Morley, L./Cpl. C. 2nd Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 17/2/15

Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

4744 Mulholland, S.M, P. 6th Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 2/3/16

Mentioned in Despatches 6/12/16

M.S.M. 13/2/17

D.C.M. 26/7/17

6/11563 Mullan, Sergt. S. 6th Bn. M.M. 22/1/17

French Medaille Militaire 1/5/17

45899 Murphy, C.S.M. F. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 3/6/19

5820 Murphy, Rfn. S. 1st Bn. D.C.M 3/6/16

7453 Murray, L./Cpl. H. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 9/12/14

7750 Murray, C.S.M. J. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 1/1/19

7006371 Naughton, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles

Mentioned in Despatches 9/9/21

7274 Ness, Sergt. R. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

43318 Nichols, Rfn. A. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

2/7374 Nicholson, C.S.M. J. 7th Bn.

D.C.M. 1/1/18

M.S.M. 18/1/19

9479 Noone, L./Cpl. E. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/11/18

1284 Nunn, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M.

Serbian Gold Medal 21/10/16

9558 O'Connor, Cpl. J. 2nd Bn.

D.C.M. 1712/14

Mentioned in Despatches 9/12/14

Russian Cross of the Order of St. George, 4th Class 25/8/15

40022 O'Donnell, Rfn. D. 7th Bn. M.M, 26/3/17

10353 O'Donnell, L./Cpl. P. 6th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 21/7/17

6781 O'Gara, Rfn. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

10298 O'Hare, L./Cpl. P. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 25/5/17

7511 O'Lone, Sergt. W, 2nd Bn.

D.C.M. 1/14/15

Bar to D.C.M. 114/15

7954 O'Rawe, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 18/1/19

7/7861 O'Reilly, Rfn. P. 7th Bn., attd. 48th Light Trench Mortar Battery

D.C.M. 1/1/17

8003 O'Shea, Sergt. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

43952 Oatway, Rfn. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

7284 Osbaldeston, L./Cpl. A. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 1/14/15

5644 Owens, Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

*Bar to M.M. 13/11/18

* Gazetted as Patrick, Owen S.

9132 Palmer, Bdsmn. H. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 2216/15

4071 Parks, Rfn. S. 2nd Bn. M.M. 20/8/19

6543 Patterson, Cpl. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

7048 Paterson, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

9027 Pedlow, Sergt. S. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

4236 Perks, Cpl. H. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

6308 Phelan, Clr-Sergt. 1st Bn., attd. Gold Coast Regt.

Mentioned in Despatches 6/8/18

9401 Pitman, L./Cpl. W. 2nd Bn.

M.M. 11/2/19

Italian Bronze Medal 12/9/18

5099 Poole, A./Sergt. W. S. 1st Bu. D.C.M. 22/10/17

43957 Potter, L./Cpl. E. C. 1st Bn. M.M. 28/9/17

8160 Poulton, L./Cpl. E. C. 1st Bn. M.M. 11/5/17

11129 Preston, Rfn. T. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

5249 Purcell, Rfn. Arthur Woodward 3rd Bn.

Serbian Silver Medal for Valour 20/9/19

44135 Quarterman, Rfn. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

* Owen: Gazetted as Patrick, Owen S.

8556 Quee, Sergt. H. F. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 16/1/19

18645 Quigg, Cpl. R. 2nd Bn. V.C. 9/9/16

Russian Order of St. George 4th Class, 15/2/17

9583 Quigley, Rfn. N. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

Bar to M.M. 13/3/18

12405 Quinn, Sergt. D. 2nd Bn. M.M. 15/2/19

8175 Quinlan, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

9285 Quinn, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

44265 Ray, Rfn. A. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 7/10/18

9641 Reading, A./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 1/1/16

Soldier Died & Ireland's Memorial as Reading, George Alfred, Reg. No. 9641

6346 Rees, Sergt. H. 1st Bn.

D.C.M. 30/6/15

Russian Cross of the Order of St. George, 4th Class 25/8/15

7036 Reilly, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 29/8/17

20428 Riley, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/9/18

5121 Roberts, L./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

5219 Roberts, Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

14447 Roberts, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

43978 Robertson, Cpl. F. 1st Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

40839 Robinson, L./Cpl. W. J, 1st Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

8690 Rodger, Rfn. William Herbert 2nd Bn.

Russian Medal of St. George 4th Class., 25/8/15

3284 Roy, R.S.M. T. 5th Bn. M.S.M. 22/2/19

6955 Russell, Rfn. D. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

7982 Salinger, L./Cpl. F. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

3/1525 Salt, Rfn. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

20229 Savage, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

9763 Scott, Rfn, W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

10803 Scott, Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 14/6/18

8097 Seavers, Rfn. W. 7th Bn. M.M. 11/5/17

44009 Seibert, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

8914 Sexton, Cpl. C. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

605 Shearer, Rfn. W. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 1/4/15

9996 Sheridan, Rfn. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

9672 Shields, Rfn. P. 1st Bn. M.M. 6/1/17

7095 Simner, C.S.M. W. H. 1st Bn. D.C.M. 5/8/15

M.M. 1/9/16

12366 Simpson, Sergt. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

8593 Sinclair;.L./Cpl. G. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

6928 Smith, Rfn. J. 2nd Bn M.M. 18/10/17

7876 Smith, Rfn. A. 7th Bn. M.M. 18/7/17

8487 Smyth, Rfn. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 11/11/16

Bar to M.M. 2/11/17

3/8582 Smyth, Sergt. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

18800 Smyth, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 20/10/19

7104 Smythe, A./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

8551 Somers, C.Q.M.S. R. G. 2nd Bn. D.C.M, 3/9/18

8794 Spence, Rfn. W. R. . 1st Bn. M.M. 28/9/17

8900 Spence, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/3/18

10/13508 Stafford, R.Q.M.S. T. H. 2nd Bn. M.S.M. 17/6/18

6775 Stanley, L./Cpl. J. A. W. 1st Bn. M.M. 13/11/18

5952 Steele, Sergt. J. . 1st Bn. M.M. 29/8/18

8875 Stevenson, L./Cpl . James* 1st Bn.

French Croix de Guerre 19/6/19

7323 Stovin, C.S.M. C. E. 1st Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15

D.C.M. 1/1/17

44037 Tait, L./Cpl. A. R. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 12/3/19

9746 Taplin, Cpl. W. 2nd Bn. M.M. 14/5/19

5/22289 Taylor, C.Q.M.S. G. S. 5th Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 14/6/15

8380 Taylor, Sergt. W. H. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 14/1/16

6030 Thompson, Cpl. R. A. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

9759 Thompson, L./Cpl. J. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 1/1/16

8965 Thompson, C.S.M. R. 7th Bn. D.C.M. 19/11/17

8722 Traynor, Rfn. J. 1st Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 15/6/16

7174 Trueman, Rfn. T . Attd. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 15/3/16

41928 Truss, Rfn. T. H. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

9258 Tumelty, Rfn. H. 1st Bn. M.M. 2/11/17

7/7804 Turkington, Sergt. S. 6th Bn. M.S.M. 17/12/17

9647 Turner, A./R.Q.M.S. J. 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

M.S.M. 18/10/19

4212 Vickers, Rfn. J. C. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

42448 Vile, Rfn. F. A. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/9/17

3753 Walker, Rfn. E. M. 2nd Bn. M.M. 13/11/18

G/150 Walsh, T.1R.S.M. J. 1st Bn. M.S.M. 3/6/19

9889 Walsh, Sergt. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 21/9/16

9927 Walsh. Sergt. J . 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

10733 Ward, R.S.M. W. 1st Bn.

Mentioned in Despatches 21/12/17

French Medaille d'Honneur avec * Glaives (en vermeil) 29/1/19

* swords in vermilion

13817 Warnock, Rfn. J . 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

4883 Weldon, Cpl. James 2nd Bn. Belgian Croix de Guerre 26/11/19

9970 Welsh, L./Cpl. James 2nd Bn. Serbian Gold Medal 15/2/17

8185 Wharton, Rfn. J. 6th Bn. M.M. 9/12/16

6720 Whelan, Cpl. J . 2nd Bn. M.M. 18/10/17

7859 White, A./Sergt. W. 6th Bn. M.M. 27/6/18

8193 Willott, Cpl. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 17/6/19

40032 Williams, Cpl. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

41772 Willson, Rfn. T. S. U. 7th Bn. M.M. 19/11/17

40923 Wilson, A./Sergt. A. J. 1st Bn. M.M. 20/10/19

10485 Wilson, Rfn. R . 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 15/3/18

6436 Wright, L./Cpl. J. A. 2nd Bn. D.C.M. 22/10/17

9098 Wood, Cpl. W. H. 2nd Bn. M.M. 28/7/17

Bar to M.M. 23/7/19

10564 Woodside, Rfn. S. 2nd Bn. M.M. 11/2/19

The Woodside initial is W in Falls' 36th, and S in RIR Hist Falls' V2

40615 Yardley, Rfn. (L./Cpl.) W. 1st Bn.

M.M . 29/9/18

D.C.M. 12/3/19

Belgian Croix de Guerre 4/9/19

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Murrough

thanks for the info Des.

Regards,

Murrough.

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Desmond7

You're welcome.

Now seeking anything graphically/pictorially to men who served with 1, 2, (3,4,5 Res Btns) 6th and 7th Btns R Irish Rifles.

PM for more info. Help needed. Hands on workers sought.

Des

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Greatlakes

Hello,

I am searching for Kenneth Paterson (#7795) who, according to the 1911 census on Find My Past,is listed as serving with E Company 1st Batt,Royal Irish Rifles. He is listed as Lc Cpl.,age 24,single,born in Dublin,Ireland. NOTE: Kenneth,his parents,and siblings lived in East Belfast,NI. Post Office for this Battalion is noted as Alexander Barracks, Maymyo, Burma with Captain L.G.B. Rodney or (Roducy?) in command. Please,do you have any information on the 1st Battalion or those who served? I have looked at some sources on line already.

What is odd is that today,I downloaded a medal card for a Kenneth Paterson,with Rifle Brigade,Regiment No 5561,rank of Serjeant. Is this the same as Irish Rifles?

Any help or enlightenment is appreciated.

Mary

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On 11/05/2009 at 22:52, Desmond7 said:

You're welcome.

Now seeking anything graphically/pictorially to men who served with 1, 2, (3,4,5 Res Btns) 6th and 7th Btns R Irish Rifles.

PM for more info. Help needed. Hands on workers sought.

I'm 11 years late but 6955 Russell, Rfn. D. 2nd Bn. Mentioned in Despatches 22/6/15 is my 3rd Great uncle, I have his medals and his photograph.

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ss002d6252
2 minutes ago, Trav said:

Within regiments there could be (and usually were) various different numbering schemes - some battalions (Territorial and some service battalions etc) used their own numbering range starting at #1 (so 5th battalion had a #1 and 6th battalion had a #1) whereas the regulars (and sometime the special reserve/service battalions) typically shared one range. Pre-war the regular range typically rolled over at a certain point and went back to #1 so, if you had a long serving man and a high recruitment level, the numbers could roll back around before the original man with that number had left the regiment!.

 

In your case you can see that Fitzpatrick is #3/9577 for 3rd battalion (special reserve) - the prefix being intended to differentiate him from any other #9577's who might be in other battalions of the regiment. #9577 McGee was a regular enlistment. The R.I. Rifles used a separate numbering range for the 3rd battalion than it did for the 1st/2nd battalion.

 

Craig

 

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Nice one, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure if the 1/ 2/ 3/ etc was an official designation alongside the number, i.e. they were always 'married' together. My Grandfather was 9575 (2/9575) though most records I have seen omit that 2/... now I know why. Cheers!

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10 hours ago, Trav said:

Nice one, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure if the 1/ 2/ 3/ etc was an official designation alongside the number, i.e. they were always 'married' together. My Grandfather was 9575 (2/9575) though most records I have seen omit that 2/... now I know why. Cheers!

The 1/ and 2/ are not so important as usually the 1st and 2nd battalions used one combined range and there wouldn't be any doubling up. The main issue came from the special reservists, with their own range, as they were meant to bulk up the regulars so the 3/ prefix was important to stop them getting mixed up with a regular soldier of the same number.

 

That being said, prefixes were hit and miss as to when anyone bothered to use them.

 

Craig

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23 minutes ago, ss002d6252 said:

That being said, prefixes were hit and miss as to when anyone bothered used them.

 

Craig

That seems to be the truth of it, on paper records at least. I have a passing interest in those listed with numbers close to my Grandfather's that's all and Fitzpatrick follows my Grandfather on one of those Medal Rolls (1914 star). I'm always looking tangentlally for clues, nothing ever really came from the service numbers, but it has from reading the Bn war diaries from those fighting adjacent etc...

Speaking of tangental... Magee shows on the following page of that Roll as 1/9577, Fitzpatrick was 3/9577. Solved :D

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43 minutes ago, Trav said:

That seems to be the truth of it, on paper records at least. I have a passing interest in those listed with numbers close to my Grandfather's that's all and Fitzpatrick follows my Grandfather on one of those Medal Rolls (1914 star). I'm always looking tangentlally for clues, nothing ever really came from the service numbers, but it has from reading the Bn war diaries from those fighting adjacent etc...

Speaking of tangental... Magee shows on the following page of that Roll as 1/9577, Fitzpatrick was 3/9577. Solved :D

My 3rd Grest Uncle was in the Royal Irish Rifles, his MIC says he was Royal Irish Rifles yet his pension says Royal Irish Regiment, I've heard the abbreviation of R.I.R was often mixed up in administration  

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7 hours ago, Trav said:

Nice one, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure if the 1/ 2/ 3/ etc was an official designation alongside the number, i.e. they were always 'married' together. My Grandfather was 9575 (2/9575) though most records I have seen omit that 2/... now I know why. Cheers!


Craig gives a very good answer to the phenomena of seeing 3/ and similar prefixes.

Army Council Instruction 144 dated 18th May 1915 ushered in this approach
http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/army-number-prefixes.html
 

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On 03/05/2020 at 12:16, Barry Russell said:

My 3rd Grest Uncle was in the Royal Irish Rifles, his MIC says he was Royal Irish Rifles yet his pension says Royal Irish Regiment, I've heard the abbreviation of R.I.R was often mixed up in administration  

Oh yes it was! It was also mixed up by numerous authors and cartographers in various books, and their errors have been repeated over the years by others... and show on websites online today.

 

My focus is almost entirely upon 2 R.Ir.Rif and the first 3 days. 2 R.IR.Rif were a part of 7 Bde, but were detached to 8 Bde on the 23.08.1914 as support if necessary. 2 R.Ir.Regt were also in 8 Bde at this time, fighting along the same stretch of road approximately 3.5 miles away. The fact that both 2 RIR's were in close proximity has led to this confusion and, as a result, I have had to examine as many original sources as possible to separate the two and be sure.

 

I thought it interesting that the right flank south-east of Mons (at the point where the Germans attacked) was held mostly held by Scottish and Irish Regiments. R.IR.Rif, R.Ir.Reg, Gordon Highlanders, Royal Scots and the Middlesex. I believe the Irish Guards arrived at one point too, but 'remained under cover until withdrawing'.

 

And then there's Caudry, where both RIR's fought in close proximity too! :)

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