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To the men of the 2nd Batt Royal Irish Regiment who died on 19th & 20th October 1914 at Le Pilly France.

BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France

BYRNE, Private, E, 10896, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Grave Ref. IV. J. 3.

CRONIN, Private, DANIEL, 10888, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 17

MURPHY, Private, J, 8804, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Grave Ref. IV. J. 5.

SWEENEY, Private, PATRICK, 6645, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France

DOYLE, Private, P, 5938, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MORRISSEY, Private, ROBERT, 6388,. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 19 October 1914 -

ROBERTS, Private, W, 10941, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CAUDRY OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France

O'NEILL, Private, T, 8121, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

RIELLY, Private, EDWARD, 7412, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 19 October 1914.

RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France

DEMPSEY, Private, J, 10766, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Grave Ref. I. J. 5.


SAINGHIN-EN-WEPPES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France

POWER, Private, J, 6409, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Grave Ref. Sainghin-en-Weppes German Cem. Mem.


VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France

O'NEILL, Private, JOHN, 10824, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action 19 October 1914. Age 20. .

LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

ANDERSON, Second Lieutenant, ALAN JAMES RAMSAY, 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914.

AYLWARD, Private, WILLIAM, 6186, 2nd Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BARRETT, Private, DANIEL, 6017, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BARRY, Serjeant, WILLIAM, 2523, "A" Coy. 2nd. Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 34.

BEATTY, Serjeant, CHARLES, 6570, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BERRY, Private, THOMAS, 7253, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BIGGANE, Private, JAMES, 6237, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

BRIEN, Serjeant, ANDREW, 5493, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BRIEN, Private, DAVID, 6615, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BRIEN, Lance Corporal, JOHN, 6952, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

BROOKS, Private, JOHN, 6599, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914...

BURKE, Private, CORNELIUS, 6536, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

BURKE, Private, JOHN, 4574, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

BURKE, Private, JOHN, 6266, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

BUTLER, Private, PHILIP, 4391, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CAHILL, Private, JAMES, 5723, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CANAVAN, Private, MATTHEW, 7667, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CARBERRY, Private, MICHAEL, 6690, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CARDIFF, Private, PATRICK, 4380, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CAREY, Private, JOHN, 6767, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CARROLL, Private, RICHARD, 10641, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CASEY, Private, CHRISTOPHER, 6123, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CASEY, Private, PATRICK, 4376, "D" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CHURCHILL, Private, CHARLES DAVID, 6616, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CLIFFORD, Private, JOHN, 10831, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CLIMPSON, Private, JOSEPH, 8761, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

COLLINS, Private, STEPHEN, 6347, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

CONDON, Private, THOMAS, 4711, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 22.

CONNOLLY, Private, WILLIAM, 7755, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CONNORS, Private, MICHAEL, 6341, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

COPELAND, Private, JAMES, 5432, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

COUGHLAN, Private, JOHN, 4803, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

CULLEN, Private, JAMES, 5775, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

DANIELL, Lieutenant Colonel, EDWARD HENRY EDWIN, D S O, Cdg. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 46..

DEMPSEY, Private, JAMES, 4347, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 27.

DENNY, Lance Corporal, MICHAEL, 9363, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

DILLON, Private, WILLIAM, 6622, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914..

DONOVAN, Private, THOMAS, 5928, "E" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 19.

DOWD, Corporal, JEREMIAH, 9301, "B" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 26.

DOYLE, Private, PATRICK, 3965, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 23.

DUGGAN, Lance Corporal, JAMES, 10815, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 19.

DUNNE, Private, JOHN, 7471, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

DWYER, Private, DENIS, 10864, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914.

FAHEY, Lance Corporal, PATRICK, 5917, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FAHEY, Private, RICHARD, 4555, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 18.

FARRELL, Private, PETER, 6712, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 46.

FERNIE, Lance Corporal, ROBERT NOEL, 10518, D C M, "C" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 17. Son of John Fernie, of Rosemount, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

FITZGERALD, Private, JOHN J., 5917, 2nd Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 32.

FITZPATRICK, Private, PATRICK, 8535, "C" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment.

FLEMING, Private, JAMES, 6543, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FLYNN, Private, JAMES, 6524, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FLYNN, Private, PATRICK, 6130, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 23.

FLYNN, Private, THOMAS, 6870, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FOAT, Private, HARRY, 7067, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FORKIN, Serjeant, MICHAEL, 9270, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FORSEY, Private, FREDERICK, 5612, "B" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

FURLONG, Private, THOMAS, 6775, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 45

GAGAN, Private, WILLIAM J., 7455, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

GRACE, Lance Serjeant, WILLIAM, 3990, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

GREEN, Private, JAMES, 4072, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 29.

GRIFFIN, Private, JAMES, 4853, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

GRIFFIN, Private, MICHAEL, 6212, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 33.

HALE, Lance Corporal, CHARLES, 4463, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HALLEY, Private, MICHAEL, 6682, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HALLORAN, Private, WILLIAM, 5079, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HALPIN, Private, THOMAS, 8237, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914.

HAYDEN, Private, JAMES, 6637, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HIGGINS, Private, DAVID, 8054, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 30. (Served as HAYES). Son of the late Edward and Mary Anne Higgins, of 8, Bandon Rd., Cork.

HIGGINS, Private, PATRICK, 4158, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 23.

HILL, Serjeant, FREDERICK JOHN, 9724, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 27.

HOLTON, Private, THOMAS, 7395, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HORRIGAN, Corporal, STEPHEN, 5081, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 49.

HUMPHREYS, Private, JOHN H., 10643, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

HUNT, Private, WILLIAM, 10750, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 19.

KAVANAGH, Private, THOMAS, 3489, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 32.

KELLY, Private, MARK, 5870, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

KELLY, Private, MICHAEL, 10711, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

KELLY, Private, MICHAEL, 5177, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 26.

KELLY, Private, PATRICK, 5532, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 40.

KENNEDY, Private, EDWARD, 3880, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

KEOGH, Private, WILLIAM, 4120, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

KIELY, Private, JAMES, 8186, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 25.

KINSELLA, Private, JAMES, 6073, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

KNOX, Captain, ALEXANDER WILLIAM, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

LACEY, Private, JOHN, 6533, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 44.

LAING, Lieutenant, DAVID PATRICK, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 24.

LAWLESS, Private, THOMAS, 6396, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

LAWLOR, Private, JOHN, 4551, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 30.

LOVE, Private, WILLIAM, 9079, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 28.

LUKEMAN, Private, MICHAEL, 5940, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 28.

MADDOCK, Private, PATRICK, 10692, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 19.

MAHER, Private, MARTIN, 7643, "C" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 34.

MAHONEY, Private, PATRICK, 10589, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MALONE, Private, MICHAEL, 5993, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MANNING, Private, JOHN, 6286, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 26. (Served as MANGAN). Son of Patrick and Hannah Manning, of Limerick Rd., Charleville, Co. Cork.

MARTIN, Private, JOHN, 10599, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

McCARTHY, Private, PETER, 4226, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

McGRATH, Private, JOHN, 5925, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

MERNAGH, Private, WILLIAM, 4381, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MINIHAN, Private, PATRICK, 4174, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 38.

MOORE, Second Lieutenant, HENRY GEOFFREY HAMILTON, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 20. Son of J. H. Hamilton Moore and Ethel Florence Moore, of Dromin, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

MOORE, Private, MATTHEW, 7555, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 32.

MORAN, Private, JAMES, 6486, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 34. (served as COMERFORD), Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moran, of King's St., Kilkenny; husband of Mrs. Moran. of New Building Lane, Kilkenny.

MORAN, Private, MICHAEL, 5873, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MORRISSEY, Private, MARTIN, 8191, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 36.

MORRISSEY, Private, WILLIAM, 4706, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

MOYNIHAN, Private, CORNELIUS, 5089, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 24.

MURPHY, Private, JAMES, 8156, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

MURPHY, Private, MATTHEW, 4068, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 20.

MURPHY, Private, PATRICK, 4316, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

NOLAN, Private, RICHARD, 5406, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

O'BRIEN, Private, JOHN, 8490, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 26.

O'BRIEN, Private, JOHN, 4438, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 30. (Served as GORMAN). Husband of Bridget O'Brien of 33, River Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

O'BRIEN, Private, THOMAS, 9316, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914.

O'GRADY, Private, WILLIAM, 4931, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

O'LEARY, Private, TIMOTHY, 8059, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 32.

PHELAN, Private, PATRICK, 8410, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 32.

POWER, Private, EDWARD, 6061, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

POWER, Private, MAURICE, 6573, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

POWER, Private, MICHAEL, 6291, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

POWER, Private, WILLIAM, 6463, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

ROCHFORD, Private, JOHN, 6493, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

RYAN, Corporal, EDMUND, 10745, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 24.

RYAN, Corporal, E J J, 9870, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

RYAN, Private, JOHN, 5972, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 30.

SHAW, Private, JOHN, 6674, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

SINNOTT, Private, STEPHEN, 6259, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 28.

SLAVIN, Private, JOHN, 8299, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

SMYTH, Second Lieutenant, DONALD SEYMOUR, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action near La Pilly 19 October 1914. Age 20. Son of Edward Weber Smyth and Elizabeth Anna Smyth, of Cuil-min, 56 Sydney Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

SMYTH, Second Lieutenant, JOHN ROSS, 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 18. Son of Col. Ross Smyth (10th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) and Mrs. Smyth, of Ardmore, Derry.

SPILLARD, Private, THOMAS M., 6679, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

STEPHENS, Private, JOHN, 4906, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

SWIFT, Private, JAMES, 5971, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 23. Stepson of Mrs. Mary Swift, of 3, Harterys Avenue, Johnstown, Waterford.

TANDY, Lieutenant, ARCHDALE MAURICE STRATFORD, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action at Le Pilly 20 October 1914. Age 23. Son of Col. H. S. Tandy (Indian Army).

TOOLE, Private, WILLIAM, 6579, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

TREACY, Private, WILLIAM JOSEPH, 267, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 42.

TURNBULL, Serjeant, WILLIAM, 6833, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

WALL, Private, EDWARD, 6156, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

WALSH, Private, JOSEPH, 4693, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

WALSH, Private, PATRICK, 5427, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

WALSHE, Private, PATRICK, 3093, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 29.

WHELAN, Private, MICHAEL, 8917, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914.

WHELAN, Private, MICHAEL, 7389, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. 19 October 1914. Age 30.

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I have a lovely cabinet photograph of a man who was 'lucky' to be taken as a Prisoner of War during this action.

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