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Desmond7

Plus _ I think I stuck this on the wrong thread. I thought this is what the person was looking for .... :(

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mordac

Hi Des:

Here's some background information on some of your Ballymena men.

Ballymena Observer, March 23, 1917

Name: James Gordon

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 799154

Date of birth: August 4, 1894

Date of enlistment: January 15, 1916

Original unit: 134th Battalion

Disposition: DOW March 2, 1917 as a member of the 15th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, March 23, 1917

Name: Charles Gordon

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 11232

Date of birth: February 18, 1897

Date of enlistment: September 22, 1914

Original unit: 4th Battalion

Disposition: KIA October 8, 1916 as a member of the 4th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, March 23, 1917

Name: James Thompson

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 841322

Date of birth: March 17, 1896

Date of enlistment: January 31, 1916

Original unit: 148th Battalion

Disposition: KIA March 24, 1917 as a member of the 42nd Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, April 13, 1917

Name: Robert John McNeice

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 461500

Date of birth: November 23, 1890

Date of enlistment: March 2, 1916

Original unit: 61st Battalion

Disposition: KIA September 26, 1916 as a member of the 8th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Name: Samuel McNeice

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 150166

Date of birth: September 19, 1883

Date of enlistment: July 24, 1915

Original unit: 11th Battalion

Disposition: DOD June 18, 1919 as a member of the 79th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Name: James Hamilton McNeice

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 461499

Date of birth: December 25, 1887

Date of enlistment: March 2, 1916

Original unit: 61st Battalion

Disposition: Unknown, however he received his War Service Badge Class "A"

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, April 27, 1917

Name: Andrew Warwick Duncan, MC

Rank: Lieutenant

Regimental number: None

Date of birth: May 6, 1890

Date of enlistment: January 1, 1916

Original unit: 159th Battalion

Disposition: KIA April 9, 1917 as a member of the 38th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Name: James Duncan

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 1048340

Date of birth: June 15, 1883

Date of enlistment: August 28, 1916

Original unit: 242nd Battalion

Disposition: Unknown

Attestation papers: here

(This is only a possibility as his records are not on line)

Name: Hugh Duncan

Rank: Unknown

Regimental number: 4090112

Attestation papers not on line: here

Ballymena Observer, May 11, 1917

Name: Arthur Holmes, MM

Rank: Private

Regimental number: A21026 (421026)

Date of birth: ??, 1881

Date of enlistment: February 18, 1915

Original unit: 43rd Battalion

Disposition: Wounded September 6, 1916; MM Gazette July 9, 1917; KIA April 30, 1917 as a member of the 16th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, May 11, 1917

Name: Rifleman Hugh Nicholl

Disposition: Not in CEF

Ballymena Observer, May 11, 1917

Name: Private John Cairns

Disposition: Not in CEF

Ballymena Observer, May 18, 1917

Name: James Alexander Bleakly

Rank: Private

Regimental number: 624781

Date of birth: March 22, 1882

Date of enlistment: February 11, 1916

Original unit: 151st Battalion

Disposition: KIA April 28, 1917 as a member of the 10th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, May 25, 1917

Names: Privates Isaac and William Kerr

Disposition: Not in CEF

Ballymena Observer, June 1, 1917

Name: Private Robert Owens

Disposition: Not in CEF

Ballymena Observer, June 15, 1917

Name: James Cameron, MM

Rank: Sergeant

Regimental number: 160496

Date of birth: October 13, 1892

Date of enlistment: October 6, 1915

Original unit: 82nd Battalion

Disposition: DOW June 5, 1917 as a member of the 28th Battalion

Attestation papers: here

Ballymena Observer, June 15, 1917

Name: Rifleman Alex. McClean

Disposition: Not in CEF

Ballymena Observer, June 22, 1917

Name: Rifleman Joseph McAleese

Disposition: Not in CEF

Garth

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Guest Desmond6

Once again Mordac goes above and beyond - if I can get pics of the Canadians in this section I will post. I have a few notes on grandsons etc with only a loose Ballymena connection. Should I post?

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mordac

Hi Des:

Glad I could help. It would be great if you can could post the pictures you have of any of these men. It's always nice to put a face to the name of these fellows. I was surprised to find that none of these men had a connection with the T. Eaton's company. Would you please do me a favour and give me some background on Ballymena.

If it would help with your Ballymena research, post any material you think would be helpful.

Garth

P. S. I'm still looking for some information on Private William Ferris. I think he was with the British army's Connaught Rangers that were disbanded in 1922.

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