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I am carrying out research on my town (Antrim) during the Great War.

Most of the local men fought with the 11th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (South Antrims) and I have gathered some useful information.

What I really need is the battalion war diary and I was hoping someone on the site can help me with this.

Obviously I would rather not have to travel to London to obtain a copy so I was wandering if there was anywhere else I could get it.

Surprisingly, the regimental museum in Belfast does not hold a copy so if anyone can help, please let me know.

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The reference for this War Diary is WO95/2506 and runs from the unit's arrival in France in October 1915 through to October 1917.

The National Archives Catalogue allows purchase of parts of it,I think the rate is 8.50 for ten pages,so it might be that you see what parts you need before committing.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue

The whole Diary would cost a pretty penny,so you must hope that someone here can refer you to a freeby or a ref to a book on the Unit/Regiment.

Visiting Kew gets you a free look and unlimited digital photos of the pages,photocopies on site are 10p a page.

You might like to post any dates you are particularly interested in.

Sotonmate

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Try and get a copy of "With the Ulster division in France"--from Bordon to Thiepval. This is a small book based on the records kept by Capt. A.P.I. Samuels who served with the 11th Royal Irish Rifles and was killed 24th Sept 1916. Contains embarkation lists +died , wounded, etc for 1st July 1916. Try Naval and Military Press or pm me.

Wesley Wright

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See link below - lots of Ballymena/Randalstown/Kells/Portglenone men in 11th Btn. Find below list of 11th RIR dead from 1st July 1916 which may be of use.

A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS - Somme

McLARNON, Rifleman, GEORGE, 7286. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of John and Ellen McLarnon, of Dunmurry, Belfast. XV. P. 25.

MOORE, Rifleman, HENRY, 221. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of Henry and Martha Moore, of Maghereagh, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. XI. A. 1.

STEPHENSON, Rifleman, J, 3024. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. IX. A. 3.

STEVENSON, Rifleman, J, 6495. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. XV. A. 12.

CAUDRY OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY - Nord

McKNIGHT, Lance Corporal, ROBERT, 13/6041. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 24th July 1916. Age 25. Son of Robert McKnight, of Derryogue, Kilkeel, Co. Down. A. 3.

VANCE, Lieutenant, EZEKIEL, 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 15th July 1916. Age 45. Son of William and Elizabeth Suffern Vance, of Antrim; husband of Annie Morton West Vance, of Antrim. B. 8.

CERISY-GAILLY FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY - Somme

McDOWELL, Rifleman, W, 2548. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of James and Ellen McDowell, of 2, New St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. II. A. 11.

STEWART, Corporal, P M, 16976. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. I. C. 18.

CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL - Somme

DAVISON, Rifleman, J H, 16426. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. III. A. 1.

WATSON, Rifleman, JOSEPH, 1284. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Joseph and Margaret Watson, of Belfast Rd., Glenavy, Co. Antrim. X. H. 7.

WEBSTER, Rifleman, W, 13827. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. II. B. 3.

CONTALMAISON CHATEAU CEMETERY - Somme

ANDERSON, Rifleman, W H, 19376. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of James A. O. and Mary A. Anderson, of Shanes Cottage, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. II. E. 10.

FORCEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION - Somme

BOYD, Rifleman, DAVID, 11/17295. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Boyd of 74 Lower Millbrook Road, Lisburn. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 14.

BOYD, Rifleman, DAVID, 6029. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of David and Mary Boyd, of Derryboy, Co. Down, Ireland. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 2.

McKIBBIN, Rifleman, R, 6863. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 1st July 1916. Age 27. Son of James and Mary McKibbin, of Belfast, Ireland. Plot 2. Row B Grave 15.

MILLAR, Lance Corporal, S, 240. C Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 1st July 1916. Age 27. Son of Alexander and Mary Millar, of 52, Larne Street, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 9.

GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE - Pas de Calais

SKILLEN, Rifleman, WILLIAM JAMES, 143. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 25. Son of Robert and Mary Skillen, of Asylum Rd., Downpatrick, Co. Down. VI. B. 12.

LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY - Nord

MAWHINNEY, Lance Corporal, SAMUEL, 547. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 19th July 1916. Age 22. Son of Mrs. R. Mawhinney, of Bridge View, Kells, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. IV. A. 11.

MILL ROAD CEMETERY, THIEPVAL - Somme

CAIRNS, Corporal, E, 17391. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. XIV. E. 8.

EASTON, Rifleman, S, 181874. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 27. Son of Mrs. Agnes Easton, of 65, Matchett St., Belfast. XII. B. 1.

KYLES, Rifleman, J, 19594. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 28th June 1916. Age 25. Son of Samuel and Agnes Kyles, of Castle St., Antrim. VI. C. 5.

McGIMPSEY, Rifleman, JAMES, 181206. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Grandson of Martin McGimpsey, of Loughries, Newtownards, Co. Down. VI. C. 4.

TOMAN, Rifleman, H, 2219. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. III. D. 5.

SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2 - Somme

LECKEY, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 2163. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. XXIV. L. 5.

McCURDY, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 631. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Mrs. Mary McKeown (formerly McCurdy), of Ballylough Begg, Bushmills, Co. Antrim. VI. J. 1.

ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY - Nord

MOORE, Lance Corporal, WILLIAM ALFRED, 7295. "A" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 10th July 1916. Age 18. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Moore, of Randalstown, Co Antrim. III. AA. 22.

SUZANNE MILITARY CEMETERY No.3 - Somme

GRAHAM, Rifleman, DAVID, 7548. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of Samuel and Jane Graham, of 13, Willow St., Belfast. I. F. 4.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL - Somme

ALLEN, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 3021. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

ANDREWS, Rifleman, JAMES, 17105. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

ANSELL, Rifleman, JAMES, 195. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BELL, Rifleman, ALEXANDER, 136. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BELL, Company Serjeant Major, JOHN, 19384. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Killead, Co Antrim Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BELL, Serjeant, ROBERT JOSEPH, 11/61. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Age 22. Son of Robert and Rose Ann Bell of Ballyvorally, Glenavy, Co. Antrim. Addenda Panel.

BLAKELY, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 597. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BOOMER, Rifleman, ROBERT, 395. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BOYD, Rifleman, WILLIAM JAMES, 1069. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 35. Brother of John Boyd, of Derrymacfall, Portadown, Co. Armagh. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BROWN, Rifleman, EDMUND, 2192. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of Samuel and Isabella Brown; husband of Mary Brown, of 3, Sandymount, Tullynacross, Lambeg, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BRYSON, Lance Corporal, SAMUEL, 6633. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BUICK, Serjeant, JACKSON CRAWFORD, 19406. "C" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of Mrs. H. Buick, of Milltown, Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BURGESS, Serjeant, HARRY, 17341. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jane Burgess, of 17, Brownlow St., Comber, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BURKE, Serjeant, FREDERICK GEORGE, 14137. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Burke, of Grafton Crescent, Hilden, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BURKE, Rifleman, GEORGE, 986. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

BUSHE, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 4796. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 36. Son of the late Mrs. Ellen Ferris; husband of Mrs. Emily Bushe, of 20, Helen St., Crumlin, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CAIRNS, Serjeant, THOMAS JAMES, 17389. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CATHCART, Lance Corporal, THOMAS, 2558. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CHAMBERS, Rifleman, JAMES, 17428. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CLARKE, Rifleman, ARTHUR, 19438. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 26. Son of Hercules and Martha Clarke, of Marymount, Antrim. Enlisted Sept., 1914. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CLELAND, Rifleman, GEORGE, 17365. "A" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 34. Husband of Letitia Cleland, of 43, Church St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

COULTER, Rifleman, JAMES, 7263. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Robert and Ellen Coulter, of Druminaway, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CRAIG, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 17489. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of the late William Craig and of Jessie Craig, of West Rd., Saline, Fife. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

CURRY, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 2525. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DERBY, Rifleman, GEORGE, 936. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 30. Husband of Mary Ann Derby, of The Straits, Banbridge, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DICKSON, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 6456. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of Mrs. Amelia Dickson, of Lower Ballinderry, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DRENNAN, Rifleman, ROBERT, 19470. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of William Drennan, of Grogan, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DRENNAN, Lance Corporal, WILLIAM, 17591. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DUNLEAVY, Rifleman, JAMES, 2542. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 52. Husband of Mrs. Agnes Dunleavy, of 20 Antrim Place, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DUNLOP, Corporal, QUINTIN, 18950. "A" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of George and Mary Dunlop, of Inglewood, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

DYER, Rifleman, JOHN, 2846. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of James and Francis Dyer, of 37, Hudson St., Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

ELLIS, Lance Corporal, SAMUEL, 19472. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

EWART, Captain, CECIL FREDERICK KELSO, "C" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 28. Son of Frederick William and Maryanne Elizabeth Ewart, of Derryvolgie, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

FISHER, Rifleman, JAMES, 810. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 35. Son of Moore and Elizabeth Fisher, of Ballymaleddy, Comber; husband of Elizabeth J. Fisher, of Moneyrea, Comber, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

FLEMING, Rifleman, JOHN, 19490. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 26. Son of James Fleming, of Main St., Crumlin, Co. Antrim, and the late Mary Fleming. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

FOSTER, Lance Corporal, JOHN BARKLEY, 3734. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 28. Son of William and Betty Ann Foster, of Adraid, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

GAUSSEN, Rifleman, CHARLES LAWRENCE, 6026. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

GLENDINNING, Corporal, DAVID, 1290. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 22. Son of David and Mary Glendinning; husband of Ellen Glendinning, of They Cottage, Ballyronan, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

GORMAN, Rifleman, DANIEL, 3026. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of John Gorman, of 14, Canal St., Lisburn, and the late Mary Gorman. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

GOWDY, Rifleman, JAMES, 3032. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Son of Samuel Gowdy, of Loanends, Muckamore, Co. Antrim; husband of Elizabeth Gowdy, of Fountain St., Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HADDOCK, Rifleman, THOMAS, 16560. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HARPER, Rifleman, JOSEPH, 880. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Rose Harper, of Carnanee, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HARVEY, Rifleman, JOHN, 17788. "A" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 38. Son of Hugh and Margaret Harvey; husband of Lucy Harvey, of 20, Canal St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HARVEY, Rifleman, JOSEPH SAMUEL, 7290. "C" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 38. Husband of Margaret Harvey, of 55, Abbey View, Muckamore, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HAWTHORNE, Rifleman, THOMAS, 3028. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. . Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Son of the late William Hawthorne of Magheragall, Lisburn, Co. Antrim; husband of Mary Hawthorne of Derrynisk, Moira, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HEANEY, Rifleman, JOHN, 1282. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HEININGER, Rifleman, WALDEMAR, 737. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of Annabella Heininger, of Byronville, Holywood, Co. Down, and the late Rudolph Heininger. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HENDERSON, Rifleman, JOHN, 16587. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of John and Mary Henderson, of Fountain St., Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HILLS, Rifleman, JOHN ROBERT, 44441. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 22nd November 1917. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

HOY, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 809. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

IRVINE, Rifleman, WILLIAM MCCULLOUGH, 6633. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 18. Son of William and Ellen Irvine, of 8, Carman's Row, Lambeg, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

KENNEDY, Rifleman, ROBERT, 1049. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

KENNEDY, Rifleman, ROBERT JAMES, 630. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 28. Son of James and Jane Kennedy, of Hillmount, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

KIDD, Rifleman, GEORGE, 18024. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

KNOX, Rifleman, FRANK, 19593. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jane Knox, of Ballygrooly, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LAVERY, Serjeant, WILLIAM, 18048. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 24th June 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LEATHEM, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 18077. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 24th June 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LENNOX, Rifleman, FRANCIS JOHN, 18090. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Brother of Mr W G Lennox of 550 Rushton Road, Toronto, Onterio. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LEWIS, Rifleman, EDWARD, 7244. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LOGAN, Rifleman, THOMAS, 18104. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LOGAN, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 19598. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Son of Campbell Logan and Eliza Logan, of Gortnagallon, Crumlin, husband of Aggie Logan, of Crumlin, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LOWRY, Rifleman, HENRY, 1099. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LUNN, Corporal, JAMES, 18058. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LUTTON, Rifleman, JOHN, 227. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 28th June 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LYTTLE, Rifleman, FRANCIS, 19608. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Mrs. M. J. Donaldson, of I, Riverside, Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

LYTTLE, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 18118. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of Arthur and Mary A. Lyttle. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MAGILL, Rifleman, ROBERT DOBBIN, 6205. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 18. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Magill, of Craig, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MARKS, Rifleman, ROBERT, 18397. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 34. Husband of Alice Marks, of Ballyaghlis, Drumbeg, Lisburn. Served in the South African Campaign. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MARKS, Rifleman, THOMAS, 16862. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MARSHALL, Rifleman, ANDREW, 6028. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MARSHALL, Rifleman, CHARLES DUNLOP, 428. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 34. Son of Joseph and Matilda Marshall, of Primrose Villa, Ballylesson, Co. Antrim; husband of Elizabeth Marshall, of 16, Rutland St., Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McALEECE, Lance Corporal, JAMES, 6794. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McCAULEY, Rifleman, CHARLES, 6793. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 18. Son of James McCauley, of 19, McCleery St., Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McCLEAN, Rifleman, JOHN, 2216. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McCLUGHAN, Rifleman, ROBERT, 669. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 28. Son of George and Catherine McClughan; husband of Jeannie B. McClughan, of Hyde Park, Mallusk, Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McCLURG, Rifleman, ADAM, 16733. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 27th June 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McILHATTON, Rifleman, ROBERT, 1016. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of Mrs. Margaret McIlhatton, of Kingarve, Stranocum, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McILROY, Rifleman, HARRY, 162. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 32. Son of Robert McIlroy; husband of Annie McIlroy, of 29, Springwell St., Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McKECHNIE, Lance Corporal, ROBERT, 18314. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of James and Janet McKechnie, of Milfort Avenue, Dunmurry, Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McKEOWN, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 2997. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McMULLAN, Rifleman, JAMES, 3045. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McNEICE, Rifleman, WILLIAM JOHN, 4869. "C" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 23. Son of William John and Maggie McNeice, of Tullygarley, Bally nena; husband of Jeannie McNeice, of 64, Moat Rd., Harryville, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

McPHERSON, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 47235. 11th/13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 8th December 1917. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MOORE, Rifleman, ROBERT, 18488. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MORROW, Rifleman, JAMES, 7284. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MORROW, Rifleman, JAMES, 6013. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MORROW, Rifleman, ROBERT, 18514. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of Robert and Ellen Morrow, of 10, Hllhall Rd., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MORROW, Rifleman, ROBERT JOHN, 951. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MURDOCK, Rifleman, HENRY, 6018. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

MURPHY, Lance Corporal, THOMAS, 18535. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NEILL, Rifleman, JAMES, 18543. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Husband of Margaret Neill, of 26, Church Hill, Latnbeg, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NEILL, Lieutenant, REGINALD HENRY, 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of Reginald and Geraldine Neill, of "Sheena", Craigavad, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NELSON, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 920. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NEWELL, Rifleman, THOMAS, 87. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NIXON, Rifleman, ROBERT WILLIAM, 4646. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

NOBLE, Rifleman, GEORGE, 18566. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

ORR, Rifleman, JOHN, 358. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

PATTERSON, Rifleman, ROBERT, 16922. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

PATTERSON, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 16932. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

POLLOCK, Rifleman, ALEXANDER, 16942. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

PURDY, Lance Corporal, ROBERT, 163. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 22. Son of Robert and Annie Purdy, of Moneydara, Annalong, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

REID, Rifleman, DAVID, 2198. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of the late William Reid, of Moss Side, Dunmurry, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

ROBINSON, Rifleman, EDWARD, 3745. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of John Robinson, of Kilvillis, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

RUSSELL, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 18714. "A" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Mary Russell, of of 105, Longstone St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SALLY, Rifleman, ROBERT, 18734. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SCOTT, Lance Corporal, JAMES, 19764. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SEMPLE, Rifleman, SAMUEL, 6438. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SEMPLE, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 775. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 25th June 1916. Age 26. Husband of Mary Semple, of 42, Manor St., Donaghadee, Co. Down. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SLOAN, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 6791. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SMITH, Rifleman, ROBERT, 2261. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SMYTH, Lance Corporal, JAMES, 501. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Margaret Smyth, of Caddy, Randalstown, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

SMYTH, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 19755. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 29. Son of James Smyth, of Green Square; husband of Lizzie Smyth, of 3, Green Square, Whiteabbey, Belfast. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

STEADMAN, Rifleman, JOHN, 2551. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 26. Son of Robert and M. A. Steadman, of 78, Bachelors Walk, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

STEWART, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 2251. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

THOMPSON, Rifleman, JOHN, 2246. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

TOLERTON, Rifleman, ROBERT, 6641. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 20. Son of John and Margaret Tolerton, of Beech Hill, Matheragall, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

TOTTEN, Rifleman, WILLIAM, 6407. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 19. Son of John Totten, of 16, Pump Lane, Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

TROUTEN, Rifleman, ADAM, 1035. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WALKER, Rifleman, GEORGE, 2193. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 30. Husband of Elizabeth Walker, of 7, Quay St., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WALLACE, Rifleman, JOSEPH, 894. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WALLACE, Lance Corporal, WILLIAM, 2253. "D" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 27. Son of James and Sarah Wallace, of Massereene St., Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WELCH, Rifleman, ALEXANDER COLVIN, 1013. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 24. Son of the late Thomas and Catherine Welch, of 13, Dublin Rd., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WHITE, Rifleman, JOSEPH, 19819. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WILLIAMSON, Rifleman, ANDREW, 5947. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WILLIAMSON, Corporal, WILLIAM JOHN, 19803. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WILSON, Rifleman, THOMAS, 604. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of John and Lena Wilson, of Duneaney, Glarryford, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WOODS, Rifleman, JAMES, 7273. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 1st July 1916. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Sarah Woods, of 6, Low Rd., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B

WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION - Somme

WEBB, Captain, OSWALD BROOKE, 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 4th July 1916. Age 37. Brother of W. H. Webb, of Randalstown, Co. Antrim. III. B. 2.

HAMBURG CEMETERY - Hamburg, Hamburg

BELL, Rifleman, A, 11/3735. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 15th July 1916. V. C. 4.

WILLS, Rifleman, S, 19343. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 14th July 1916. V. C. 2.

ANTRIM NEW CEMETERY - County Antrim

SWANN, Serjeant, JAMES ARTHUR, 11/19786. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 5th August 1916. Age 23. Son of Jane Swann, of Fountain St., Antrim, and the late David Swann. K. 2. 7.

BIRMINGHAM (LODGE HILL) CEMETERY - Warwickshire

RAMSAY, Rifleman, JOHN, 2197. "B" Coy. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds 15th July 1916. Age 27. Son of James and Jane Ramsay, of 16, Old Hillsboro Rd., Lisburn, Co. Antrim. B10. 5. 404B.

BLARIS OLD BURIAL GROUND - County Down

KEERY, Rifleman, I, 6660. 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 20th July 1916. 753.

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Thanks everyone for your help.

I have a copy of API Samuel's book and I've read all the info from the Ballymena 'Carved in Stone' and 12th RIR websites.

I was hoping I could get a copy of the 11th RIR diary in Northern Ireland.

But it looks like a visit to Kew is required.

Desmond7 - you wouldn't be Des Blackadder by any chance. If you are, congrats on your excellent website.

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The cheapest way of obtaining a unit War Dairy at the minute from the National archives other than to travel over is to hire a private Researcher who will ask for around £30 and then you pay for the photocopies after that. Hopefully another forum pal has a copy but highly unlikely.

Regards,

Phil

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