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mhifle

Hi,

I used the keyword 'Easter' while searching 'Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924' in Ancestry to get these names of

Royal Marines who served in Ireland during the Easter Rising.

Regards Mark

Name: Thomas Jones

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 12 Dec 1920

Cause of Death: Died after Demob. at home address, 7 St. Anne Grove, Birkenhead, from (1) Valvular disease of the heart (2) Embolism.

Service History: Enlisted Liverpool 1/12/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF (2nd RM Bn.) 25/9/16-19/4/18 to UK ; 9/11/17 GSW right shoulder & left hand ; Demobbed 11/2/19.

Service Number: PO/1297/S

Notes: Not listed by CWGC ; ADM/171 = V.B. issued to Father, IC/534/1921 ; b.Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire 2/6/1897 ; A Domestic Gardener ; Father, James, 7 St. Anne Grove, Birkenhead, Cheshire. ; GRO = age 23, Birkenhead, Vol.8a, p.542, A Gardener (Domestic) an Army Pensioner.

Name: Thomas Guy Dawson

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 12 May 1917

Cause of Death: Died of wounds whilst POW in Reserve Lazarette 1 at Aachen

Burial: Cologne Southern Cemetery (Germany 1)

Service History: Embarked RM Brigade (Portsmouth Bn.) 18/11/14-9/9/15 ; 30/4/15 wounded, fractured jaw ; MEF 28/4/15-22/8/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; 2nd RM Bn. Draft for BEF 25/9/16 ; POW 28/4/17.

Service Number: PO/576/S

Notes: Mother, Margaret, 16 Scotswood Rd., Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Name: William Henry Dollery

Service Branch: Royal Marines

Unit: 4th Royal Marine Bn. (Zeebrugge Raid)

Rank: Acting Lieutenant

Death Date: 23 Apr 1918

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery (Hampshire 4)

Service History: Enlisted Gosport 22/9/13 ; Portsmouth Bn. at Ostend, Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 1914 ; MEF(Dardanelles) 28/4/15-24/10/15, MEF 25/10/15-25/11/15 Invalided to UK (sick) ; 30/7/15 wounded by shrapnel bullet left arm & neck ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant RM 17/8/17, Acting Lieutenant 6/2/18 ; 4th RM Bn. Plymouth Company Storming Party at Zeebrugge (HMS "Vindictive") 22-23/4/18.

Service Number: ex-PO/16973 Acting RM Gunner RMLI

Notes: Promoted Acting Sergeant 9/9/15, Acting RM Gunner 30/4/17 ; Single attestation sheet in ADM/157/2696 ('D' 1917) ; A Gardener ; b.Eastney, Portsmouth 7/2/1896 ; Son of Ernest Henry & E.K. Dollery, 2 Silchester Rd., Copnor, Portsmouth ; Globe & Laurel (RM Journal) Jan.1918 Marriages: "The wedding of Mr. William H. Dollery, 2nd Lieutenant RM, & Miss M.V. Brown took place on 5/12/17 at St. John's Church, Gosport, Hants." ; 1914 Star issued to widow, Mrs. Mabel Violet Dollery, 13/3/19 ; Medals now in RM Museum, Eastney.

Name: Charles Robert Emery

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Sergeant

Death Date: 13 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)

Service History: Enlisted 19/8/1905 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; 190th Brigade MG Company draft for BEF 5/9/16.

Service Number: PO/14230

Notes: Not listed in "The Cross of Sacrifice Vol.IV" ; Promoted Corporal 1/12/13, Sergeant 21/10/15 ; Wife, Louisa M., 1 Felix Rd., Mill Lane, Gosport. ; Married 31/7/1912. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Widow.

Name: Gerald Beacon Hall

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: Portsmouth Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 23 Aug 1921

Cause of Death: Died after Discharge (Invalided)

Burial: West Ham Cemetery (Essex 14)

Service History: Enlisted London 4/9/1913 ; Portsmouth Bn. at Ostend, Dunkirk & Antwerp 1914 ; MEF(Dardanelles) 28/4/15-4/7/15 SW left chest, severe, Invalided to UK 23/7/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; HMS "Cyclops II" 25/10/16-17/7/19 ; Discharged Invalided 4/9/19.

Service Number: PO/16907

Notes: A Clerk ; b.Forest Gate, London, Essex 4/11/1895 ; Son of John Charles and Jessie Hall, of 140 Boleyn Rd., Forest Gate, Essex ; 1914 Star issued to RMLI Portsmouth 2/8/19, clasp issued 9/3/21.

Name: Robert Henry

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: HMS "King George V"

Rank: Private

Death Date: 26 Dec 1918

Cause of Death: Found dead on board morning of 26/12/18, cause unknown.

Burial: North Ormesby (St. Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery (Yorkshire 156)

Service History: Embarked RM Brigade 3/12/14-4/10/15 ; MEF (Portsmouth Bn./2nd RM Bn.) 28/4/15-17/9/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; HMS "King George V" 5/7/16-26/12/18.

Service Number: PO/588/S

Notes: Wife, Sarah, 75 Cannon St., Middlesbrough.

Name: Norman Edwin Vaughan Higginbottom

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Lance Corporal

Death Date: 13 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Y' Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (FR 1490)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 3/9/16.

Service Number: PO/1202/S

Notes: Son of James & Susan Lucy Higginbottom, of The School House, Churwell, Leeds. ; ADM/171 = V.B. issued to Universal Legatee.

Name: Joe Hirst

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 29 Apr 1917

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle (FR 777)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 3/9/16-29/4/17 DD.

Service Number: PO/1146/S

Notes: Papers missing from ADM/157/2700 ; Mother, Alice, Rowbeach Row, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, Yorks.

Name: Jesse Ilsley

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 1st Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Acting Corporal (Private)

Death Date: 25 Aug 1918

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial (MR 16)

Service History: Enlisted Basingstoke 9/9/1901 ; Re-engaged 19/9/1913 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF 16/4/17-22/7/17 GSW right thigh, Invalided to UK ; Draft for BEF 1/4/18-25/8/18 DD.

Service Number: PO/11963

Notes: Promoted Acting Corporal 22/4/18 ; 'A' Company ; A Bricklayer's Labourer ; Son of Elizabeth Ilsley, of 40 Bunnian Place, Basingstoke, & the late David Ilsley.

Name: Edwin Jackson

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 28 Apr 1917

Cause of Death: Missing, assumed dead

Burial: Arras Memorial (MR 20)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; 2nd RM Bn. Draft for BEF 1/2/17.

Service Number: PO/1144/S

Notes: 2nd RM Bn. 'C' Company Lewis Gun Section 28/4/17 ; Son of Allen & Martha Ann Jackson, of Richmond Terrace, Upper Denby, Huddersfield.

Name: Harry Jacques

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 13 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (FR 339)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 3/9/16-13/11/16 DD.

Service Number: PO/1159/S

Notes: CWGC Headstone reads "MG Battn." but original register gives correct unit "190th Brigade MG Company" ; Son of Mr & Mrs. W.H. Jacques, of "Partridge Croft," Bell Green Rd., Foleshill, Coventry. ; ADM/171 = V.B. issued to Universal Legatee.

Name: Thomas Jones

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 12 Dec 1920

Cause of Death: Died after Demob. at home address, 7 St. Anne Grove, Birkenhead, from (1) Valvular disease of the heart (2) Embolism.

Service History: Enlisted Liverpool 1/12/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF (2nd RM Bn.) 25/9/16-19/4/18 to UK ; 9/11/17 GSW right shoulder & left hand ; Demobbed 11/2/19.

Service Number: PO/1297/S

Notes: Not listed by CWGC ; ADM/171 = V.B. issued to Father, IC/534/1921 ; b.Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire 2/6/1897 ; A Domestic Gardener ; Father, James, 7 St. Anne Grove, Birkenhead, Cheshire. ; GRO = age 23, Birkenhead, Vol.8a, p.542, A Gardener (Domestic) an Army Pensioner.

Name: Ernest Harold Kemp

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 1st Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 28 Sep 1918

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial (MR 16)

Service History: Enlisted Manchester 15/10/14 ; HMS "Illustrious" 4/9/15-26/11/15 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; HMS "Glory" 1/8/16-8/11/17 ; 1st Reserve Bn. RMLI 4/1/18-1/5/18 ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 1/5/18.

Service Number: PO/17994

Notes: CWGC, ADM/242 & GRO Index = Harold Ernest ; ADM/159, 157, FreeBMD & Death Plaque = Ernest Harold ; Son of John & Mary Ann Kemp, of 6 Poplar Ave., Great Harwood, Nr. Blackburn, Lancs.

Name: William Kendrick

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 14 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Died of wounds

Burial: Puchevillers British Cemetery (FR 74)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 3/9/16-14/11/16 DD.

Service Number: PO/1135/S

Notes: Son of George A. & Mary Kendrick, of 77 Buckpool, Wordsley, Stourbridge, Worcs. ; ADM/171 = V.B. not issued/claimed.

Name: George Henry Knott

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 10 Feb 1917

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel (FR 339)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 3/9/16-10/2/17 DD.

Service Number: PO/1226/S

Notes: Son of William & Ellen Knott, of Frith Common, Eardiston, Tenbury Wells, Worcs.

Name: Thomas Henry Ledden

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 26 Oct 1917

Cause of Death: Missing, assumed dead

Burial: Tyne Cot Memorial (MR 30)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16-13/11/16 GSW Neck fractured jaw, Invalided to UK ; 2nd RM Bn. Draft for BEF 31/7/17.

Service Number: PO/1150/S

Notes: Son of Mrs Ann Maria Ledden, of 41 Naylors Row, Drypool, Hull.

Name: George Thomas Miller

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 26 Oct 1917

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Tyne Cot Memorial (MR 30)

Service History: Enlisted 1/9/15 age 24 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; 3/5/16 admitted to Haulbowline Hospital, Queenstown, Ireland, wound to 5th finger left hand, in action at Sybil Point 1/5/16 (Plymouth 'D' Company RM Bn. in Ireland) ; Embarked RM Brigade 28/6/16 ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16, joined 2nd RM Bn. 5/12/16-26/2/17 Trench Feet, Invalided to UK 12/3/17 ; Draft for BEF 31/7/17, joined 2nd RM Bn. 25/8/17-26/10/17 DD.

Service Number: PLY/1125/S

Notes: A Stevedore ; Sister, Caroline, 8 High St., Stonehouse, Plymouth.

Name: George Edward Pay

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: HMS "Dryad" (Navigation School, Portsmouth)

Rank: Private

Death Date: 21 Feb 1919

Cause of Death: Died from Disease at 7.05am in RN Hospital Haslar.

Burial: Chichester Cemetery (Sussex 5)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF (2nd RM Bn.) 25/9/16-19/7/17 (GSW left thigh 18/2/17) ; 1st Reserve Bn. RMLI Blandford 20/7/17-20/10/17 ; "Victory" (Navigation School, Portsmouth) HMS "Dryad" 31/5/18-4/2/19 Admitted to Haslar Hospital.

Service Number: PO/1181/S

Notes: Mother, Emily, 2 Warren Villa, Summersdale, Chichester.

Name: Thomas Charles Phillips

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: Portsmouth Bn.

Rank: Bugler

Death Date: 26 Oct 1917

Cause of Death: Died after Discharge (Invalided) at 7 Trafalgar Square, Forton, from Tubercle of Lungs.

Burial: Brookwood (UK 1914-18) Memorial.

Service History: Enlisted London 18/4/1901 ; Re-engaged 8/2/16 ; Embarked RM Brigade 14/12/14-28/9/15 ; MEF 28/4/15-19/8/15 ; Wounded 30/4/15 by an enemy shell causing a small wound over supination Lougus left elbow ; Wounded 25/6/15 by an enemy bullet causing a wound of right shoulder over Pectoralis Major ; Wounded 19/8/15 by fragments of bursting enemy shell causing a wound over Vertex of head & eight small wounds over right half of forehead ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Portsmouth Division 29/9/15-14/4/17 Discharged Invalided at RN Hospital Haslar for "Pulmonary Tuberculosis." Issued Silver War Badge.

Service Number: PO/10979

Notes: Notified as accepted for commemoration by CWGC in Jan. 2005 ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Brother, IC/4755/1919 ; A Greenwich School Boy ; b.Brixham, Devonport 7/8/1886 ; Discharge address 14/4/17(parents now deceased): 42 Whitchen St., New Cross, London ; Mother, Lydia, 3 Marchant St., Woodpecker Rd., New Cross, London SE ; Appointed Lance Corporal (paid) 6/2/15, Private 29/9/15, Lance Corporal 20/3/16, Reverts from Lance Corporal to Bugler 31/3/17 ; Form 14MC issued 16/12/19. ; GRO = age 31, Alverstoke, Vol.2b, p.682, a Pensioner RMLI. Informant, Fanny Keen, of 7 Trafalgar Square, Forton.

Name: Lance Pickup

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 13 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Missing, assumed dead

Burial: Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; BEF 3/9/16-13/11/16 DD.

Service Number: PO/1131/S

Notes: Mother, Mrs. S. Hall, Manley Arms, Clipton St., Hulme, Manchester. ; ADM/171 = V.B. not issued/claimed.

Name: Bert Piper

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 63rd Machine Gun Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 1 Apr 1918

Cause of Death: Died of wounds

Burial: Etaples Military Cemetery (FR 40)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; 190th Brigade MG Company draft for BEF 12/11/17.

Service Number: PO/1170/S

Notes: Father, George, Hall St., Nr. Long Melford, Suffolk.

Name: Thomas Plant

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Acting Sergeant (Private)

Death Date: 11 May 1918

Cause of Death: Died of wounds (BW Abdomen 19/3/18)

Burial: Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery (Hampshire 5)

Service History: Enlisted Liverpool 31/10/1901 ; Re-engaged 15/5/1914 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 16/3/17 ; Draft for BEF 17/4/17 ; BW Abdomen (severe) 19/3/18, Invalided to UK 9/4/18.

Service Number: PO/12016

Notes: Promoted Acting Corporal 28/8/17, Acting Sergeant 26/10/17 ; 1 Good Conduct Badge 9/11/16 ; A Farm Labourer ; b.Bromborough, Cheshire 15/5/1884 ; Sister, Lilley Leggett, 3 Butcher St., Portsea, Portsmouth.

Name: Edgar Lovell Filmer Platts

Service Branch: Royal Marines

Unit: 1st Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Temporary Lieutenant

Death Date: 28 Apr 1917

Cause of Death: Missing, later reported killed in action

Burial: Arras Memorial (MR 20)

Service History: ex-Public Schools Bn., enlisted 30/4/15, transferred to RMLI as CH/833/S for Cyclist Company 21/6/15 ; Discharged to commission 3/9/15 as Temporary 2nd Lieutenant RM ; Proceeded on visit to BEF in the field in France 2-10/4/16 ; Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland (Sybil Point) 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Draft for BEF 1/7/16, joined 1st RM Bn. 18/8/16, to Bomb School 5/9/16-8/9/16 accidentally wounded by bomb (cut inder right eye), rejoined 1st RM Bn. 9/9/16-13/11/16 GSW Hand, Invalided to UK 15/11/16 ; Draft for BEF 7/2/17, joined 1st RM Bn. 23/2/17-28/4/17 DD.

Service Number: ex-London Z/1623 Ordinary Seaman RNVR & CH/833/S Private RMLI

Notes: The youngest officer killed in WW1 age 17 ; Officer Commanding 12th Platoon, 'C' Company 1st RM Bn. 23/2/17 ; b.Cambridge, Cambs. 18/6/1897(true date in Sept. Qr. 1899). A School Boy. Next-of-Kin on enlistment in RNVR: Father, Rev. C. Platts, 80 Huntingdon Rd., Cambridge ; Son of Mrs. Jessie Platts, of 38 Harcourt Terrace, Earl's Court, London, & the late Rev. C. Platts.

Name: Benjamin Smallwood

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 1st Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 28 Apr 1917

Cause of Death: Missing, assumed dead

Burial: Liévin Communal Cemetery Extension (FR 557)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 5/12/16.

Service Number: PO/1237/S

Notes: Wife, Amy, 60 Simpsons Rd., Walworth, London SE.

Name: William Thompson

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 1 May 1917

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Arras Memorial (MR 20)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 16/6/16-1/5/17 DD.

Service Number: PO/1089/S

Notes: Papers missing from ADM/157/2711 ; Sister, Mrs. Daniels, 70 Chesterfield Rd., North Wingfield, Nr. Chesterfield.

Name: James Thompson

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 63rd Machine Gun Bn.

Rank: Acting Corporal (Private)

Death Date: 27 Sep 1918

Cause of Death: Died of wounds in 149th (RN) Field Ambulance (GSW right side).

Burial: Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies (FR 759)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16-27/9/18 DD.

Service Number: PO/1272/S

Notes: Promoted Acting Corporal 22/5/18 ; Papers misfiled in ADM/157/2711 ('T' to 'V' 1917) ; Listed in MH/106/265 ; Mother, Happier Hall, Belford, Northumberland.

Name: Ernest Alfred Trigwell

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 27 Apr 1917

Cause of Death: Killed in action

Burial: Arras Memorial (MR 20)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16-27/4/17 DD.

Service Number: PO/1165/S

Notes: Papers missing from ADM/157/2711 ; b.Lingfield, Surrey 27/10/1894 ; Next-of-Kin: Grandmother, Mrs. F. Trigwell, 58 Carlisle St., Queens Park Rd., Brighton, later of: Rose Cottages, High St., Beeding, Sussex.

Name: Walter Tully

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 190th Brigade Machine Gun Company

Rank: Private

Death Date: 13 Nov 1916

Cause of Death: Wounded & Missing, assumed died of wounds

Burial: Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 30/5/16 ; BEF 9/7/16-13/11/16 DD.

Service Number: PO/1153/S

Notes: Papers missing from ADM/157/2691 ; Mother, Sarah, 1 Bedford St., Barrow-in-Furness. ; ADM/171 = V.B. not issued/claimed.

Name: Thomas Albert Turner

Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry

Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn.

Rank: Private

Death Date: 18 Feb 1917

Cause of Death: Died of wounds (wounded same date)

Burial: Aveluy Wood (Lancashire Dump) Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart (FR 252)

Service History: Served with the RM Bn. in Ireland 26/4/16-14/5/16 (Irish Rebellion, "Easter Rising") ; Embarked RM Brigade 28/6/16 ; Draft for BEF 25/9/16.

Service Number: PO/1242/S

Notes: Papers missing from ADM/157/2711 ; Father, James, 6 Carter St., North George St., Salford, Lancs.

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horatio2

Of course these are but a few handfuls of the RM Battalion (500 strong?) that went to Ireland April - May 1916. These just happen to be the men who subsequently served in the RND and were RND casualties.

See Blumberg "Britain's Sea Soldiers" Chapter 33 for more details of this battalion.

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Fraxinus

My grandfather served in the RMLI during the Easter uprising and got punched in the face while guarding the docks....this saved him on the western front when he had to have an abscess sorted out by the dentist and was sent out of the line, while away his machine gun team was hit by a shell!

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Michael Pegum

The Weekly Irish Times 'Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook of 1916' mentions two members of the R.M.L.I. as having been wounded: Pte. George Thomas Miller (S 1125), of Plymouth, as mentioned above, and Pte. Joshua Sugden (S 1295), also of Plymouth: 'Seriously wounded'.

There is no mention in this book of any action in Co. Kerry, and it would be interesting if anyone has information about the incident at Sybil Point, which is on the Dingle peninsula in Kerry.

 

Michael

 

Edited by Michael Pegum

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horatio2

"Lieutenants Stuart and Platts with one platoon and one machine-gun ... left in HMS IRIS for the signal station at Sybil Head which they placed in a state of defence. ... On the evening of 1st May Lieutenant Stuart's post at Sybil Head was attacked by rebels and three men were wounded (one seriously), the assailants, though met with heavy fire, escaped." ["Britain's Sea Soldiers", Blumberg, p.420].

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Michael Pegum

I see that there was a previous thread about this, which elicited the same quotation, but no other evidence. There is no mention of the incident itself in the Weekly Irish Times, and Sybil Head is not marked on the map, in that book, dealing with the landing of Sir Roger Casement and the arrival of the Aud,  although it is not far away from Banna Strand, where Casement landed.

 

Considering it would have been counted as a success by the Republican side, it is strange that the book 'Kerry's Fighting Story 1916-1921' has no mention of this incident, although the book goes into great detail about everything relating to this period in the county. The witness statements in the Bureau of Military History do not mention it, either, and Googling Sybil Head produces no mention, apart from the thread mentioned above, and confirmation that there was a signal station there.

 

May 1st was two days after the surrender of the rebel leadership. I wonder if this really was an attack, or was it a case of 'friendly fire', which was hushed up?

 

Michael

 

 

 

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C.TIERNEY.

Hello milfe,

 

Some of those names may have served on board HMS Gloucester, she landed 200 marines in Galway during Easter Week.

Also present in Galway bay was HMS Laburnum both ships shelled suspected rebel positions in the surrounding countryside.

 

Regards,

C.

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Michael Pegum

I think we should see if people who follow the Ships and navies forums have any information. I will add a post there.

 

Michael

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mhifle

Thanks for the extra information

 

Regards Mark

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