The following are the graves of British Soldiers buried in Deansgrange. There are 75 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 27 of the 1939-1945 war making a total on 102. A small number of the 1914-1918 war casualties, whose graves cannot be located, are commemorated by Special Memorial headstones. Included are some who served in either WW1 or WW2 who died after the war or are buried elsewhere but commemorated in Deansgrange.
World War 1
The Honourable Hector John, Captain Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on the 26th of May 1917. He was the Husband of Sybil Atkinson, of 74, Merrion Square, Dublin.
Baird G. H.
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, died on the 9th of November 1919. Husband of A. Baird, of Sandymount Castle, Sandymount, Dublin.
Barry Daniel. T/278022, Private, 365th Motor Transport Company Royal Army Service Corps. Died 03/11/1917.
Bell Herbert, MB/776, Chief Motor Mechanic Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M. Motor Lighter 154 (Motor Boat Reserve). Died 29/07/1918.
Brett Jasper Thomas
Jasper Thomas Brett 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers died on the 4th February 1917 age 21. His father was a solicitor and before joining the Army Brett was an apprentice in his father’s firm. He joined the Army in September 1914 and got his commission in October 1915. Brett had seen action at Suvla Bay and Serbia, at Suvla Bay he had seen many of his friends Killed in Action. In August 1916 Brett was in a hospital in Latchmere, Richmond, England for Officers mentally affected by the War. He was discharged into the care of his father on the 9th of January and was taken home to Kingstown. On the 4th of February Jasper Brett left his home in Crosswaite Park Dun Laoghaire, his decapitated body was found in the railway tunnel between Dalkey and Killiney, at the inquest held at Dalkey railway station, the jury found that Jasper Brett had died by suicide, he had gone into the tunnel between Dalkey and Killiney railway stations, lying on the track he placed his head on the rail and waited for the train. The train driver reported feeling a bump as the train travelled through the tunnel and reported it when he arrived at the next station. The jury stated that he should not have been released from the Military Hospital in Richmond England.
Jasper Brett was born on 8th August 1895 in Kingstown. He was educated at Monkstown Park School and Royal School, Armagh. He was a member of Monkstown Rugby Football Club and played once for Ireland against Wales in 1914. He also played in Sir Stanley Cochrane's Cricket Team. He was transferred to Machine Gun Section, "B" Company, 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, December 1914 and promoted to Second Lieutenant on the 5th of September 1915. When he first joined the Army he was a member of D Company, 7th Battalion, which was a ‘Pals’ company made up of Rugby players recruited by F H Browning who was the President of the Irish Rugby Football Union, Browning was killed during the 1916 Rising when returning from a route march with the 1st Dublin Battalion Volunteer Training Corps, Browning was a Sub-Commandant in this home defence organisation and is buried near to Jasper Brett.
Brennan John, 24999, Private, 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died on the 1st of February 1918 aged 26. Son of Mrs. Ellen Brennan, of 51, Bride St., Dublin.
Voluntary Aid Detachment 48th Stationary Hospital (Le Havre). Daughter of John and Elizabeth Burgess of Athlone, Co. Westmeath. He father was a Justice of the Peace in Athlone. Died of thrombosis, on active service on the 31st of January 1919 aged 35.
Campbell Matthew 2607C (PO) Royal Naval Reserve H.M. Yacht Mera. Died from illness on the 19/05/1916 aged 40. Husband of Catherine Campbell of 17 Saint Mary’s Street, Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), Dublin.
Canning Charles J.
Canning Charles J, 3173 Corporal, 2nd Battalion The Leinster Regiment. Died on the 16th of October 1918. He served as Cullen. He was the son of Mrs. Sarah A. Canning, of 38, Merville Place, Kingstown, Dublin.
Connolly C, G/1524 3rd Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on the 21st of November 1919 aged 36. Husband of E. Connolly, of 35, South Gloucester St., Dublin.
Connolly Michael 16493, 4th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died on the 25th of December 1917 aged 48.
Connor Joseph served as Joseph Murphy, 1904, Gunner, 295 Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Died on the 25th of February 1917.
Crimmin D, SS/9473 (Dev.), Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy H.M.S. "Vivid" Died on the 21st of May 1920. Son of Thomas Crimmin, of 3, Annaville Avenue, Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Cullen M, 27207, Lance Corporal, Depot Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died on the 4th of November 1919 aged 23. Son of Mrs. Ellen Cullen, of 3, Salthill Place, Dun Laoghaire.
Doran H, 25600, Private Northumberland Fusiliers, died on the 15th of May 1920 aged 22. Son of Mrs. Mary Doran, of 4, King St., Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.
Doyle A, 30960, Private, Depot Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on the 14th of February 1919 aged 25.
Doyle D, 19510, Private, 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died on the 12th of October 1918.
Easton Charles Robert.
Easton Charles Robert, 209335, Able Seaman, Royal Navy H.M.S. "Vivid", died at home on the 16th of June 1918 aged 35. Husband of Mary Easton, of 3, Library Rd., Kingstown, Dublin.
Finn Daniel Patrick.
Finn Daniel Patrick, 393610, Rifleman, 9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Died on the 30th of April 1918 aged 36. Husband of E. Finn, of 1, Pembroke Cottages, Donnybrook, Dublin.
Glorney Ernest Edward.
Glorney Ernest Edward, Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps died on the 25th of November 1916. Born 1887, youngest son of George Glorney graduated from Columbia College New York and the Royal School of Mines South Kensington as a mining engineer.
Harman, Charles Edward.
Harman, Charles Edward. Colonel The Connaught Rangers (on CWGC website listed as Royal Dublin Fusiliers). Aged 59. Born at Great Marlow, Bucks. Son of James Bower Harman and his wife Anna Louisa Smith; husband of Edith J. G. Harman, of 23, Hogarth Rd., Kensington, London. Served in India (Brig.-Gen.) 1903.
Inman Arthur Walter Patrick.
Inman Arthur Walter Patrick. Colonel Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on the 17/06/1920 aged 66. Husband of Mrs. Inman, of "Norwood," Sandycove Avenue, Kingstown, Dublin. The exact location of his grave was lost, a headstone was erected to him memory in a special memorial plot.
Jeffries Arthur Henry.
Jeffries Arthur Henry, Wireless Operator, Mercantile Marine S.S. "Leinster", Died on the 10th of October 1918 aged 27. Born at Cambridge. Son of Richard Jeffries; husband of Margaret Jeffries (formerly Torkington, nee Smith), of Monaster Lodge, Glenageary Rd., Kingstown.
Joyce W, 23040, Lance Corporal, 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers transferred to Labour Corps Service Number 336822. Died on the 28th of December 1918 aged 21. Son of Mrs. Margaret Joyce, of Cashel, Recess, Co. Galway.
Kelly Michael, 2987, Rifleman, Depot Royal Irish Rifles, died on the 5th of August 1916 aged 20. Son of Mrs. E. Kelly, of 6, Temple Rd., Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Kelly P, 7558, Rifleman 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, transferred to Labour Corps Private 329767. Died on the 23rd of November 1919.
Kennedy Herbert Colles.
Herbert Colles Kennedy Royal Field Artillery 2B Res. Bde. Died 15 October 1918 Age 19 years old.
Kennedy James, 20159, Private, 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on the 9th of April 1919 aged 37. Husband of Ellen Kennedy, of 49, Monkstown Rd., Monkestown, Co. Dublin.
Lawlor Martin, 10307, Private, 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on the 13th of March 1917.
These two head stones commemorate brothers from the Lee family. Joseph Bagnall Lee Lieutenant with the 6th Royal Munster Fusiliers who was killed in action on August the 7th 1915 at Gallipoli age 27. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. He was the Son of Edward and Annie Lee, of Bellevue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. He was a Barrister-at law before joining the army and also Senior Moderator, B.A., L.l.D., T.C.D., and Barrister-at-Law. His brother Robert Earnest Lee was a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps was killed in the RMS Leinster tragedy.
Lennon Richard, M2/033377, Corporal, Army Service Corps, died on the 25th of September 1917. Grave Reference N. E1. 90. (Difficult to photograph because the headstone is directly facing a tree).
Lugton George Crow.
Lugton George Crow, 10306 DA, Deck Hand, Royal Navy H.M.S. Boadicea II, died on the 10th of October 1918 aged 32. Son of John and Eliza Lugton, of 14, Custom House Square, Dunbar, East Lothian.
Lynch Patrick, M/279006, Private 615th M.T. Coy Army Service Corps, died on the 16 of May 1918 aged 44. Husband of Mary Teresa Lynch of 11, Brighton Cottages, Foxrock Co. Dublin.
Miller A P
Miller A P, 34784, Serjeant (Signaller), 15th Bty. Royal Field Artillery, died on the 24th of June 1920 aged 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Miller. His father and grandfather served in the R.A.
Murphy J served as J Kinsella, 9584, 4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died on the 7th of January 1916.
O’Toole Patrick. Mercantile Marine S.S. Leinster Dublin. Died on the 10th of October 1918 when the S.S. Leinster was sunk by a German U-Boat in the Irish Sea. He was 23 years old. He is also commemorated on the headstone on the family grave in Deansgrange.
Phoenix James. Driver T/40420 3rd Res. H. T. Depot Army Service Corps. Died on the 27/04/1918. Husband of Bridget Lalor (formerly Phoenix), of The Old Hotel, Foxrock, Co. Dublin.
Prendergast Patrick, 90834, Private, Res. Depot Royal Defence Corps, died on the 27th of May 1920. Son of Mrs. Prendergast, of 56, Strand St., Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Roberts David Able Seaman J/41628 H.M. Trawler "Aracari" Royal Navy. Died on the 25/03/1919 aged 27. Son of David Roberts, of Dundee and husband of Catherine Fairweather Roberts of 35 Saint Salvador Street, Dundee.
Rooke Henry 912 Skipper H.M. Trawler "Dragon II" Royal Nave Reserve. Died on the 08/10/1918. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Rooke of 35 Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven.
Far too far from sight and speech but not too far for thoughts to reach.
Saul Michael. Private 1485 South Irish Horse. Died on the 09/04/1916 aged 18. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Saul, of 102, Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire.
Saunders Robert. Deck Hand 12105DA, H.M.T. "Grecian Empire" Royal Naval Reserve. Died on the 24/02/1917 aged 20. Son of Mrs. E. Saunders of 71 Park Cottages, Ringsend, Dublin.
Scott Captain William.
Captain William Scott Army Veterinary Corps died on the 11th of November 1917 aged 58. He died at his home at Shanganagh Grove Killiney. At the time of his death he was serving at the Royal Barracks Arbour Hill Dublin later renamed Collins Barracks in 1922 and is now occupied by the National Museum of Ireland. He was a serving soldier at the time of his death and is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves.
Smith Alfred William.
Smith Alfred William 1191/TS Engineman H.M.S. "Boadicea II" Died on the 09/10/1918. He is recorded on his headstone as W Smith. The nominal parent ship of the Auxiliary Patrol at Kingstown was the yacht HMS BOADICEA II (she was also depot ship for Holyhead).
Smith John William.
Smith John William. Greaser, Mercantile Marine S.S. "Leinster" (Dublin). He died on the 10/10/1918 aged 49. He was the son of Hannah and the late John William Smith; husband of Mary Smith (nee Maguire), of 17 Desmond Avenue, Kingstown, Co. Dublin. He was born in Leeds.
Stevens Edward George.
Stevens Edward George. M/2702 Writer H.M.S. "Boadicea II" Royal Navy. Died on the 26/10/1918 aged 27. Son of Lily Stevens of 67 Saint Leonards Road, Rodwell, Weymouth, and the late George Downing Stevens. The nominal parent ship of the Auxiliary Patrol at Kingstown was the yacht HMS BOADICEA II (she was also depot ship for Holyhead).
Tierney Joseph Valentine.
Tierney Joseph Valentine Corporal 73108 Signal Dept. (Fenny Stratford) Royal Engineers. Died on the 05/01/1916 aged 24. Son of Mrs. Mary Tierney of Milltown Lodge, Milltown. Also his brother Corporal W L Tierney, Military Medal, Royal Engineers died on the 12/01/1923 aged 28.
Tozer Ernest George.
Tozer Ernest George. Deck Hand 3204/SD H.M.M.L. (His Majesties Motor Launch) 233 Royal Navy Reserve. Died on the 20/10/1918 aged 21. Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Tozer, of 8, Hill Street, Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, Glamorgan.
Tyrell M. 3/5697 Corporal 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of B. Tyrell, of 25, King's Avenue, Ballybough, Dublin.
Williams William Stoker 1st Class K/14097 H.M.S. "Boadicea II" Royal Navy. Died on the 26/10/1918.
Wright Walter, Assistant Cook, Mercantile Marine Reserve H.M. Yacht "Helga", died on the 19th of October 1918 aged 27. Son of Sarah Wright, of Law View, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, and the late Archibald Wright. The Helga was used against the Rebels in the 1916 Rising and also took part in the rescue efforts of the RMS Leinster.
Young Arthur William.
Young Arthur William, Stoker, 2123/T(Ch), Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. "Hyderabad", drowned on the 7th of February 1919 aged 34. Son of William and Rachel Young, of South Bank, Yorks.
Leopardstown Park Nursing Home.
In 2014 the graves of veterans of WW1 and WW2who were resident in Leopardstown Park nursing home were restored by Deansgrange.
World War II
Blake Thomas Christopher.
Blake Thomas Christopher. 1906375 Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on the 30/09/1945 aged 18. Son of Patrick and Mary Blake, of Dun Laoghaire.
Breen William. 13024359, Private, Pioneer Corps. Died 26/08/1941 aged 44. Son of Gerald and Honora Breen, of Dublin; husband of Margaret Breen, of Dublin.
Breslin Andrew. Master M.V. “Teasel”(Cardiff) Merchant Navy. Died on the 12/01/1941 aged 37. Husband of Kathleen Breslin, of Cabra. In loving memory of Andrew sadly missed by his wife and children. Thy will be done.
Byrne William. 7043411, 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died on the 21st of November 1940 aged 27. Son of John and Mary Byrne, of Dublin.
Dowse Herbert Richard, 1542071, Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on the 22nd of October 1944 aged 22. Also commemorated on this stone is his brother. Arthur Patrick Dowse, 88035, Flight Lieutenant (Pilot Instructor.) 78 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died over German on the 17th of April 1943 aged 28. He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery Germany. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
Eager John. Private, 6405010, 8th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment, died on the 12th of August 1940 aged 38. Son of William and Eiscalla Eager; husband of Anne Eager, of Sallynoggin.
Farrell Patrick. 1127676 Private Pioneer Corps. Died on the 30/05/1944 aged 38. Son of John and Julia Farrell; husband of Annie Farrell. In loving memory of my dearest brother Patrick.
Farrell James. 1837131, Aircraftman 2nd Class, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died on the 21st of September 1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Farrell Thomas Laurence Christopher.
Farrell Thomas Laurence Christopher, 1797500, Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died on the 8th of June 1945 aged 23. Son of Lawrence and Mary Farrell, of Crumlin, Dublin.
Fidgeon Kevin Finbarr.
Fidgeon Kevin Finbarr. 7047368 Fusilier 5th battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died on the 24th of November 1941 aged 20.
Fitzpatrick Michael. 13122156, Private, Pioneer Corps, died on the 24th of March 1945.
Hollinshead Stanley. Master, Merchant Navy S.S. "Alexandra" (Liverpool), died on the 4th of December 1943. Son of Alfred and Caroline Hollinshead; husband of Violet Hollinshead, of Dun Laoghaire.
Lynch Patrick. M/279006, Private 615th M.T. Coy Army Service Corps, died on the 16 of May 1918 aged 44. Husband of Mary Teresa Lynch of 11, Brighton Cottages, Foxrock Co. Dublin.
Massy Cyril John.
Massy Cyril John. 365941, Lieutenant, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars Royal Armoured Corps, died on the 7th of April 1947 aged 21. Son of the Hon. Francis John Ingoldsby Tristram and Evelyn R. Massy (nee Henry).
McCall James Bernard.
McCall James Bernard. Able Seaman S.S. "Duchess of Bedford" (London) Merchant Navy. Died on the 01/02/1944 aged 26. Son of Richard and Mary McCall of Drumcondra, Dublin.
McTaggart Jessie. 14390, Woman’s Royal Air Force, died on the 21st of January 1949. Daughter of Mrs. W. R. McTaggart, of 42/45, South King St., Dublin.
Murphy Robert Anthony.
Murphy Robert Anthony. 1909938, Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died on the 2 of January 1947 aged 19. Son of James and Elizabeth Murphy, of Dublin.
O’Brien Richard. 13030499, Private, Corps of Military Police. Died on the 27th of August 1945 aged 28. Son of Thomas and Mary O'Brien, of Dublin; husband of Annie O'Brien, of Dublin.
Regan Gerard Philip.
Lieutenant, Pioneer Corps, died 07 December 1944. Born in 1905 in Belfast. Gerald Regan died at Netherley Hospital Belfast from wounds received at Battle of Normandy in June 1944. He was a Barrister at Law, educated at Blackrock College and called to the Bar in 1931. He was the youngest son of T. J. Regan retired District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary Donegal and a brother of Captain J. M. Regan O.B.E. formally County Inspector of the Royal Ulster Constabulary County Down.
Wheeler Michael. 1103602 Gunner Royal Artillery 3rd Reserve Medium Regiment. Died on the 13/07/1941 aged 18. Son of Charles Henry and Alicia Wheeler, of Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire).
Other Interesting Military Graves
Aherne Jeremiah Francis.
Jeremiah Francis Aherne, (11 Feb 1889–26 May 1973) who was born in Clogheen, co. Tipperary, served in the Royal Engineers (SN 19730) from 3 January 1910 until July 1918 when he was redeployed home to Moore Park, Fermoy, Cork for Officer Cadet training. While an Acting Corporal in the Royal Engineers he served from 20 November 1914 until late December 1915 in the Ypres Salient, Belgium during which time he was in 17 Field Coy and later the 32nd Railway Operating Coy of the RE. In December 1915 he was redeployed to Salonika, Greece. On completion of his cadet training he was appointed to a temporary commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 5 March 1919 and immediately discharged to the Reserve. He appears in the Army List of 1 March 1920 with the Munster’s but not afterwards. He was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge. Jeremiah Aherne served as a commissioned Officer in the Railway Protection, Repairs and Maintenance Corps of the Free State army from 28 February 1923 to 29 June 1923 while supervising the fitting and armouring of Lancia Armoured Cars and armoured engines for use on the rail network. At the outbreak of WWII Jeremiah Aherne returned to military service. Between October 1939 and 11 September 1944 he served with 68 Coy, 128 Coy and 832 Coy of the Auxiliary Pioneer Corps, now the Royal Pioneer Corps (SN 45532). He served in France from 9 December 1939 until his evacuation with the rest of his company under heavy shelling and fire from Boulogne on 23 May 1940. The rest of his service was spent in Scotland. Having been promoted to Major he ended his service as Commanding Officer of 832 Coy from August 1942 until 11 September 1944 when he was posted to the Unemployed List of Officers. Interred with his wife, Joan McGrath in Plot 51 EI St. Brigid’s, Deans Grange Cemetery, Dublin.
(Information and image John Brennan)
Beers Lieutenant Colonel William 26th Cameronians.
In both the Old and New Testaments we see how God called and made use of men and women from all stations of life. Moses was a prince and military leader, David was a shepherd, Daniel a cabinet minister, Luke a physician, Peter a fisherman, and Paul a scholar, thus teaching us that while God makes a man and fits him with ability, yet in His sovereign ways He makes use of what men were engaged in to fulfil His purpose. This was so in the case of William Beers.
He was born in Brook Cottage, Newcastle, Co. Down, and throughout his long life and much travelling he loved the Emerald Isle. His upbringing was strict and religious as his people were devout members of the Church of Ireland. When he went to Tunbridge to a boarding school he was "confirmed" by the Archbishop of Canterbury. At 21 he obtained a commission in the Cameronians (26th Regt) and saw service in various parts of the world, retiring from the army in 1878. Throughout his service in the forces he enjoyed many of the pleasures of the world, but in God’s mercy was preserved from its dissipations. No serious thoughts occupied his mind regarding spiritual things until spoken to by a Christian fellow officer, on board a troop ship en route for India. This conversation left its mark until, coming back to England in 1875, he heard Lord Radstock preach the gospel in Portland Hall in Southsea. This English nobleman preached with power, and God’s Spirit moved upon the hearts of a number of English army officers. One night, as Lord Radstock sat by his side and read him Isaiah 53.5, Colonel Beers was saved.
Almost at once he manifested a love for the Scriptures. In company with others like-minded such as Captain Vicary, RN, and Captain Kay, through obeying the Word of God he was delivered from man’s traditions and was soon immersed as a believer. On a visit to his brother-in-law, one of the early promoters of Echoes of Service, he observed the simple Breaking of Bread. This, with things Dr Mclean said, caused him much exercise and the outcome was that he severed all connection with denominationalism and, until the end of his life, gathered with the saints in this New Testament manner - a good example of a man with a large heart in a narrow path.
For some time he settled in Arkansas, USA where he carried on farming, at the same time witnessing for Christ, preaching in tents and wherever doors opened. Later he moved to Toronto, Canada where for twenty years he laboured as pastor, teacher, and gospel preacher, being a true yokefellow of Mr Donald Munroe. He was in the assembly meeting in Shadina Avenue, later known as Central Hall. His labours in Toronto were abounding, and in all aspects of Christian life he gave himself unsparingly. Mr H. B. Thompson, writing after the Colonel was called home, said, "The work and ministry of Colonel Beers, ever true to God’s Word and ways was used to the furtherance of the gospel and in blessing to many". He was balanced in the Scriptures seeking to walk in the midst of the paths of judgment, having a longing desire for the blessing and growth of the "beautiful flock" and a yearning for the salvation of the perishing.
He made a visit to the British Isles and spent some months preaching and ministering to profit and blessing. Upon returning to Canada, many thought he would settle and take it easy as advanced years would naturally call for, but the good soldier of Jesus Christ continued to carry the battle to the gate and when over eighty preached nightly with vigour and freshness. He desired another visit to his native shores, thinking that perhaps the milder winters would suit him better, but despite his coming and the change of climate, it soon became evident the end was near. In the evening of 5th September, 1919, the good soldier put off his armour and, answering heaven’s roll call, was at home with the Lord. He had requested that Mr H. B. Thompson, valued former labourer, should be responsible for his funeral services. This was carried out with the funeral taking place from Grosvener Hall, Dublin and the remains were gently laid to rest in Dean’s Grange to await the morning of resurrection. When we think of the noble warrior putting off his armour we find a challenge in 1 Kings 20.11: "Let not him that girdeth on his armour boast himself as he that putteth it off" (RV). (believersmagazine.com).
Jakeman Frederick William
Working as a Chef in Burgh Quay Dublin, his body was found in a gas filled room over the Café he worked in. He was a RAF Corporal stationed at Leeming, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England. An RAF uniform was found stuffed in the chimney of the room he lived in. When the body was first found it was believed to be that of Stanley Ramsey who, like Jakeman, had served in the RAF was a chef and had two almost identical tattoos, Ramsey had served in the RAF and was friends with Jakeman ten years before Jameman’s death. An un-named civilian identified the body as that of Jakeman who it was believed had deserted from the RAF.
Stewart Captain Hugh.
Captain Hugh Stewart, formerly of the Cheshire Regiment, was born on 14 April 1840.1 He was the son of Sir Hugh Stewart and Elizabeth St. George. He married Harriet Emily St. George, daughter of Reverend Howard St. George, on 11 June 1874. He died on 8 February 1909 at age 68. He gained the rank of Captain in the 39th and 22nd Foot. He was Governor of Kilkenny Prison from 1877 to 1891. Following his retirement, he moved to County Dublin where he lived with his family at ‘Hatley’, Kerrymount Avenue, Foxrock. formerly of the Cheshire Regiment, died in 1909, his wife passed away in 1934.
Stewart Lieutenant Colonel Hugh DSO MC RAMC
Remembered on the family headstone, buried in France.
Hugh Stewart Jr., born in Kilkenny city on the 15th of April 1881. He was the son of Capt. Hugh Stewart, and Mrs. Harriet Stewart. His brother, Herbert, also fought and survived the Great War with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Hugh Jr. was a medical student and entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1904 and qualified as a medical practitioner in 1905. In the same year he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of Lieutenant and was promoted to Captain in January 1909. He served with the 1Oth Field Ambulance and spent five years in India where he married Muriel Dalzell McKean in 1907. The couple had one child, Hugh DalzelI, who in 1932, age 23, was serving with the British army.
Capt. Stewart arrived in France in August 1914 and was most likely involved in the Battles of Cateau, Marne and Messines. He received further promotion to Major in October 1915 while he was with the 10th Field Ambulance. When he transferred to the 94th Field Ambulance, which was part of the 31st Division, during the Battle of the Somme, he was promoted to acting Lieutenant Colonel and became the unit’s Commanding Officer. In 1916, Lt. Col. Stewart was the first officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps to be awarded the Military Cross for ‘Gallantry in the Field’. This occurred during the Somme offensive between July and November 1916. He won another gallantry award, the ‘Distinguished Service Order’, in November 1917, but it is not clear in which engagement he achieved this distinction. One possibility is the Arras offensive in the spring of 1917, which was a major engagement for the 31st Division. Stewart was also included in a despatch from Gen. Sir Douglas Haig to the Secretary of State for War, which was published in January 1917. He was mentioned a second time in a despatch from Haig in April of the same year. He was killed during an attack at Strazeele in Northern France on the 12 April 1918. The war diary for this day stated: “The 93rd Brigade were driven back by a very heavy counter-attack, the 92nd Brigade had to fall back with them, and Lt. Col. Stewart was killed.” An officer, who survived the attack, stated: “It was terrible, everyone being blown to bits by shellfire.”
Vaughan Captain James R.N.
Sacred to the Memory of Captain James Vaughan R.N._ C. B. Who departed this life on the 29th April 1873 aged 44 years. He entered the Royal Navy in the year 1841 on board H.M.S. Scout. Was present at the operations on the River Plate. As Lieutenant he served in the Baltic and Black Seas during the years 1854 -5 and in the latter on board H.M.S. Britannia took part in the attack on the Batteries of Sebastopol.
In 1857 he joined H.M.S. “Shannon” Captain Sir William Peel V.C._ K.C.B. As senior Lieutenant and proceeded to India. During the mutiny he served as second in command of the Naval Brigade under that office and on his death from small pox assumed the sole command. He advanced to relief of Lucknow and there distinguished himself by his coolness and daring in taking his guns within a few yards of the walls and breaching them for the storming party.
For his services with the brigade he was promoted to the rank of commander awarded the Companionship of the Bath and on his arrival in England was further advanced to the rank of Captain.
As well as being a thorough sailor, he was an accomplished and gallant officer an affectionate and devoted husband, a warm and sincere friend, and died beloved and regretted by all who knew him.
This monument erected by his widow
Woodall Edward Joseph V.C.
Edward Joseph Woodall born in Manchester in 1896. Recipient of the Victoria Cross died on Saint Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoghaire on the 2nd of January 1962, buried in Deansgrange.
For most conspicuous bravery and fine leadership during an attack:
( La Pannerie, France ) Sergeant Woodall was in command of a platoon which, during an advance, was held up by a machine gun. On his own initiative he rushed forward and, single-handed, captured the gun and eight men.
After the objective had been gained, heavy fire was encountered from a farmhouse some 200 yards in front. Sergeant Woodall collected ten men and, with great dash and gallantry, rushed the farm and took thirty prisoners. Shortly afterwards, when the officer in command was killed, he took entire command, reorganised the two platoons, and disposed them most skilfully.
Throughout the day, in spite of intense shelling and machine-gun fire, this gallant N.C.O. was constantly on the move, encouraging the men and finding out and sending back invaluable information.
The example set by Sergeant Woodall was simply magnificent, and had a marked effect on the troops. The success of the operation on this portion of the front is attributed almost entirely to his coolness, courage and utter disregard for his own personal safety.
Joseph Woodall stayed in the Army after the war and on 7th March 1919 became a Second Lieutenant with one of the Service Battalions of The Rifle Brigade. He retired from the army as a Captain on 1st September 1921.
Medal entitlement of Captain Joseph Edward Woodall, 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade: