The official numbers of causalities for the Military issued after the 1916 Rising is as follows:
Officers Killed – 17
Officer Wounded – 46
Officers Missing – 0
Other Ranks Killed – 86
Other Ranks Wounded – 311
Other Ranks Missing – 9
The official causality list listed the number of Killed in Action as 103, 17 Officers and 86 Ordinary Ranks. The list below contains the names of the 18 Officers and 90 Other Ranks, the extra 5 names were either on the missing list or wounded but died later from their wounds.
The list of those Killed in Action which was published in 1916 and reprinted in the Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook, 1917 and subsequent editions, contains several inaccuracies, if you find causalities listed in the Sinn Fein Handbook that are not on the list below please check other sources such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission before contacting me.
24th of April
Bentley Oscar service number 7022 Private 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. Buried in the grounds of the Eastern Health Board offices in Kilmainham. Buried in Dr. Steeven's Hospital Dublin in a mass grave which also contains the remains of:
Buried alongside are two Rebels, Volunteer Sean Owens 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers, and Volunteer Peter Wilson, Fingal Brigade, Irish Volunteers.
Brennan John service number 9952 Corporal 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. Born in Gowran, County Kilkenny enlisted in Kilkenny.
Brennan Francis A service number 25244 Private 10th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born and enlisted in Dublin lived Usher’s Island Dublin. Son of C. and E. Brennan of 24 Ushers Island, Dublin.
Calvert James Howard Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. A native of Portadown. He died from a bullet wound to the head, near the junction of Cuffe Street and Camden Street, Dublin. Although listed with the 6th Battalion, it appears that he may have been seconded to the 3th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles, which were based at Portobello Barracks and Richmond Barracks. He died at the Meath Hospital, Heytesbury Street, Dublin, on 24 April 1916, 30 minutes after admission. His death was registered by a member of the hospital staff on 11 May 1916.
Carr Michael service number 9852 Private 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Enlisted in Dublin lived in Mulhuddart County Dublin. Buried in Dr. Steeven's Hospital Dublin in a mass grave which also contains the remains of:
Buried alongside are two Rebels, Volunteer Sean Owens 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers, and Volunteer Peter Wilson, Fingal Brigade, Irish Volunteers.
Cordwell Herbert John service number 24522 Private Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Born in Northall Buckinghamshire, enlisted in Mill Hill lived in Potters Bar.
Duffy James service number 9947 Private 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Born Carisvilla County Kildare enlisted in Limerick. Buried in Dr. Steeven's Hospital Dublin in a mass grave which also contains the remains of
Buried alongside are two Rebels, Volunteer Sean Owens 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade, Irish Volunteers, and Volunteer Peter Wilson, Fingal Brigade, Irish Volunteers.
Headland James David Arthur service number 5165 Corporal 5th Battalion (Royal Irish) Lancers. Came from Finsbury UK. He was born in Saint Pancras London in 1895. He is buried in Grangegorman Cemetery Dublin.
Hughes Frederick John service number 8227 Private 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Aged 20. Son of W. J. and Annie Hughes, of 35, Rowns Road, Kingston-on-Thames.
James William Edgar Moy service number 2424 Private Glamorgan Yeomanry. Aged 17. Son of Edgar Griffith James and Annie James, of Caerau, Maesteg South Wales. Buried in Saint Pauls Glasnevin, his name is recorded on the Glasnevin War Memorial. The Glamorgan Yeomanry, a small unit, which at that time was a cavalry unit, incorporated into the 9th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. They were in training at The Curragh Barracks just outside Dublin at the time of the Easter Rising.
His father Edgar E James wrote the following about his son to the Glamorgan Gazette in 1916 after he visited Dublin:
When the Glamorgan’s arrived at North King Street (about half-a-mile from Sackville Street), they were suddenly fired upon by the Sinn Feiners, who had secretly congregated in the houses on both sides of the street. Only two were hit, Trooper Kenneth Wright, Caerau, who was shot through the leg, and my son, who was shot just above the heart. After falling he was carried into a house close by, and attended to by an old Irish lady whose tenderness will never be forgotten. He kept calling for water. There was only a small drop in the house which was given to him and when he called for more there was none to be had, and it was too dangerous to go outside to fetch some, owing to the firing going on. Just at this time, Private Lewis came into the house, and immediately volunteered' to take my son, now unconscious, to Richmond Hospital. Owing to the firing outside, it was sometime before another volunteer could be got to assist. Eventually they got a conveyance, so placing my son upon it they started for the hospital. Before they had gone many yard's the Sinn Feiners fired a volley directly at them, but fortunately without taking effect. After arriving at the hospital my son regained consciousness, and was able to realise that the end was near. He said I don't think I'll get over it, Phil!" and when Trooper Lewis left him two. Hours later his last words were, remember me to my mother." He died four hours after being shot, painlessly and peacefully. He was buried at Glasnevin Cemetery (there is no Welsh Cemetery in Dublin). Glasnevin is the final resting place of Ireland's great dead. Daniel O'Connell, the great Irish liberator; Charles Stewart Parnell, J. Philpot Curran, and Barry Sullivan, the great Irish tragedian sleep their long sleep in this cemetery. It is some consolation to think that the mortal remains of my young boy of seventeen lies dead in the same ground as Ireland's honoured dead, but it is a far greater consolation to me that his soul is in the keeping of his God. Many heroic actions have been performed without an officer near to witness the deed, and give it due recognition. This gallant action of Trooper Lewis will also pass unrecorded as there was no officer of rank on the spot to witness it, but it cannot be forgotten by his comrades in arms. Many of the residents of Dublin told me that the 3rd Glamorgan Yeomanry acquitted themselves gallantly, and faced the firing with the steadiness of seasoned troops. They underwent many hardships and slept out four nights on the street pavements. During the fighting thirteen of them were taken prisoners by the Sinn Feiners, and were about to be shot, when a Sinn Fein officer appeared who recognised some of them, as they had met several times at the Dublin Coliseum. He instantly gave the order not to shot them, and thus saved the lives of the thirteen.
Mulhern John service number 5797 Rifleman 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 32. Died in Dublin on the 24th of April. Born in Carrick-on-Shannon County Leitrim enlisted in Dublin. He answered an advertisement for a barber’s position two weeks previous to 24th April 1916. To get the position he had to join up in Arbour Hill. On Easter Monday he cycled into work as usual, on his way for some reason he diverted into the city and was killed by a sniper near Bachelors walk. He was the Husband of Annie Mulhern, of 6, Stephen's Place, Lower Mount St., Dublin. Although his headstone records his age as 40 years old cemetery records record him as being 32 years old when he died, he is also recorded in the 1911 census as being 27 years old in 1911 which would put him at 32 years old when he died. He was a native of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.
Mulvey James Arthur service number M2/050797 Private 615th Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps.
Neilan Gerald Aloysius Lieutenant 10th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died in Dublin on the 24/04/1916. Gerald Neilan was killed in action when he was struck by a snipers bullet while attempting to dislodge rebels from the Mendicity Institution on Usher Island. He was the second surviving son of the late John Neilan J.P. of Ballygalda County Roscommon and of Mrs. Neilan of 4 Mount Harold Terrace, Leinster Road, Dublin. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College County Kildare. At the outbreak of the South African War he enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters and served in South Africa where he was severely wounded. From South Africa he went to China where he remained with his regiment for six years and then left the Army. In December 1914 he was given a commission in the Northumberland Fusiliers and later acted as musketry instructor. In February 1916 he transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers where he was promoted to Lieutenant and was appointed to bombing instructor. He was 34 years old and unmarried. He was the brother of Doctors J. A. and C. J. Neilan of New Seaham Co. Durham and of Doctor A.J. Neilan of Leinster Road Dublin.
Nolan James service number 8692 Rifleman The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 20. Born and Enlisted in Dublin. Son of Mrs. M. Nolan of 48 Power's Court, Mount Street, Dublin.
O’Gorman Charles service number 13057 Shoeing Smith 10th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry (recorded on the CWGC site as 2nd Reserve Regiment of Cavalry).
Pinfield Guy Vickery Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion The (King's Royal Irish) Hussars died. Aged 21. Educated at Marlborough College and Clare College, Cambridge, and commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars on August 15th, 1914. Played rugby for Rosslyn Park RFC in southwest London, a memorial plaque to him can be found in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.
Ramsay Alan Livingstone Captain 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Aged 26. He died leading the attack on the Rebels in the South Dublin Union. He was the elder son of Daniel Livingstone Ramsay Justice of the Peace of the Royal Nurseries Ballsbridge Dublin. Alan Ramsay was educated at Saint Andrews College and at Trinity College. He joined the Officers Training Corps in Trinity College and on the outbreak of War he received his commission in the Royal Irish Regiment. He served in Flanders during 1914-15 where he was wounded. He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery Dublin.
Scarlett Arthur James service number 6297 Private B Squadron 5th Battalion The Royal Irish Lancers. Aged 31. Husband of Florence R. M. Scarlett of 55 Lambert Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He was killed when a party of Lancers charged down Sackville (O’Connell) Street on the 24th of April, not long after Pearse had read the Proclamation on the steps of the G.P.O. Another three Lancers were killed in the same incident.
Shepherd Henry Serjeant 12th Battalion The Royal Lancers attached 6th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. He was killed in the charge down Sackville (O’Connell) Street on the 24th of April shortly after Pearse had read the Proclamation at the G.P.O. Three other Lancers were killed in the same incident.
Thompson John service number 24923 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aged 19. Enlisted in Enniskillen. Born Drumany, Macken, County Fermanagh enlisted in Dublin lived in Macken. He died in the Adelaide Hospital Dublin. He is buried in Kinawley Church of Ireland Graveyard, Enniskillen.
Treacy Thomas service number 11162 Private 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Born and lived in Mordike County Tipperary enlisted in Clonmel County Tipperary. Buried in the grounds of the Eastern Health Board Kilmainham, Dublin, in a mass grave which also contains the remains of:
Warmington Alfred Ernest Captain The Royal Irish Regiment. He was Killed in action on the 24th at the South Dublin Union. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Warmington, of Naas, Co. Kildare. He served four years in the Cape Mounted Rifles. At the outbreak of the Boer War he volunteered for service in Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry he received the Queen's and King's South Africa Medals, with seven clasps. After returning from Africa he worked for the Great Southern & Western Railway. At the outbreak of WW1 he was appointed Captain in the Royal Irish Regiment, and saw service in France. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin.
Wilson David service number 5852 Rifleman 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. Born in Glasgow. Buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery Dublin.
25th of April
Brosnan Patrick service number 15231 Sergeant Major 3rdBattalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Aged 50. Born in Dunmanway County Cork, Enlisted and lived in Dublin.
Sergeant Major Brosnan was an ex Royal Irish Constabulary Head Constable and after leaving that service became musketry instructor at Armagh and Buncrana, he also served in Europe during WW1. While stationed at Buncrana he had a sort period of leave which he used to visit his wife and children who lived in family quarters in Dublin Castle. He had been given an extension to his leave and was due back on the 25th of April. When the Rebels attacked Dublin Castle on the 24th of April Brosnan offered his services to the Castle garrison. He went outside for a few minutes and spotted a Rebel taking aim at one of the soldiers posted inside the castle, he disarmed the rebel but was soon after shot by a soldier who mistook him for one of the attackers as he was wearing civilian clothes at the time. He died on the 25th of April.
Cullen Joseph service number G/1015 Private 2nd Garrison Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers. Born Shankill Belfast enlisted in Belfast.
Dietrichsen Frederick Christian, Captain, 2nd 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), Son of James M. Dietrichsen; husband of Beatrice Agnes Morgan (formerly Dietrichsen). He was 33 years old when he died. He enlisted in August 1914 having been a member of the Officer Training Corps at Cambridge. He was killed in Dublin in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge on the 25th of April 1916.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the Rising a new headstone was erected of on Dietrichsen’s grave. Captain Dietrichsen had landed with thousands of other British troops at Kingstown who immediately marched to the fighting in Dublin. On the march Captain Dietrichsen spotted his wife children cheering the soldiers as they marched, Captain Dietrichsen wife had brought the children from London to Dublin to escape the Zeppelin raids. Captain Dietrichsen broke rank to embrace his family, it was the last time they would see him alive.
Ennis Peter service number 10404 Private 1st Battalion The Scots Guards. Aged 33. Private Peter Ennis was shot dead by the Rebels outside St. Patrick’s Dun’s Hospital about 3pm on the Wednesday afternoon, he was out for a walk while home on leave at the time and was unaware of the presence of the Rebels.
Humphreys John William Humfrey service number 19222 Corporal A Company 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born and enlisted in Dublin.
Phillips Harry service number 8379 Private The Royal Irish Regiment. Aged 23. Born and lived in Whitminster Gloucestershire enlisted in Stroud Gloucestershire. Son of Wintour Tom Phillips and Mary Ann Phillips, of Rosebank Cottage, Whitminster, Gloucestershire. He enlisted at Stroud, Gloucestershire. He is buried in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin.
Young Sidney Leonard service number 8419 Private The Royal Irish Regiment. Aged 23. Son of Mrs. Nellie Young, of 75, Eversley Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.
26th of April
Barks George William service number 2793 Lance Corporal 2nd/7thSherwood Foresters. Aged 19. Born in Balderton Notts. Enlisted in Newark Notts., Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. J. E. Barks, of Balderton Cottages, Balderton. Buried in Balderton (St. Giles) Churchyard Nottinghamshire.
Blissett John Samuel service number 5592 Private 2nd/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. He came from Newark UK. Enlisted in Newark Nottinghamshire. He is buried in Deansgrange Cemetery.
Cavanagh James service number 213 late 8357 Private 2nd garrison Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Born in Cobra County Monaghan enlisted in Glasgow.
Coxon Richard service number 22164 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born Murton Co. Durham enlisted in Sunderland lived in Murton.
Daffen Harold Charles, lieutenant, B Company, 2/8th Sherwood Foresters. Born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, in 1894 he was the only son of Charles and Anne, Daffen. He was educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Retford. He was then a student in Sheffield University and later Oxford University, in both universities he had been a member of an Officer Training Corps. He was given a commission as 2nd lieutenant in the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters in 1914 and was later promoted to lieutenant. He won prizes for musketry and marksmanship in both the OTC and the army. He landed with his battalion at Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) on the morning of the 26th of April 1916 and took charge of B Company in the absence of the company captain who had taken ill. The 2/8th battalion, which had been in reserve, were called in to action on Northumberland Road after the 2/7th had suffered heavy casualties. He led B Company on a charge towards Clanwilliam House but, having made it across Mount Street Bridge was shot and killed instantly by rifle fire just beyond the north-west corner of the bridge. He was mentioned in despatches for his bravery during the battle. He was 22 years of age. His body was buried near Mount Street Bridge but was exhumed and reinterred in an officer’s plot at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin.
Dixon Charlie Thomas 5532 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Came from Nottingham UK. Born in 1894, aged about 21 when he was killed.
Elliott Alfred Goddard service number 5480 Private 2nd/8thBattalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 23. Born in Market Harborough, Leics., enlisted in Dorchester, Dorset. Son of George and Susan Elliott, of 3, Newark St., Nottingham. Buried in Nottingham Church Cemetery. He was an accountant before enlisting at Nottingham 9th December 1915.
Farnsworth Ernest service number 2961 Private 2nd/7thBattalion The Sherwood Foresters. Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. Died in the Battle of Mount Street Bridge. He enlisted in the army on the 4th of October 1914. His brother Private William Farnsworth was killed in Flanders in 1917.
Gamble Robert service number 8833 Company Quartermaster Serjeant 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 28. He was born in Saint Mary’s Dublin on the 19th of August 1889. he enlisted in the Royal Irish Rifles on 22nd November 1907 and he was transferred to 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, which was formed in Dublin in March 1916. Was Killed in Action when, with a party from Beggar’s Bush Barracks, they attempted to dislodge a party of Rebels sniping on the Barracks from the Railway line. Enlisted in Dublin, he fought in France in 1914 where he was wounded twice. He was the Husband of Hilda F. Bass (formerly Gamble), of "El Nido," Hemel Hempstead, Herts. Buried in Bungay Cemetery Suffolk UK. Although his service number is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves as 8833 he was renumbered service number 7 when transferred to the Home Service Garrison.
Goss Joseph service number 3080 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 25. He enlisted on the 15th of October 1914. Born and enlisted in Nottingham lived in Radford Notts. Son of Henry William and Mary Goss of 7 Miall Street, Old Radford, Notts. Buried in Nottingham (New Basford) Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. He was employed as a Card Room Hand in a Cotton Mill before enlisting.
Holbrook Arthur service number 5605 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. Born and enlisted in Nottingham. Son of T. and H. Holbrook, of 71 Lees Hill Street, Sneinton, Nottingham.
Hare Henry service number 6745 Sergeant 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aged 40. Born and enlisted in Dublin lived in Belfast.
Hawken William Victor Lieutenant 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 31. Came from Chichester Street, Westminster. He was shot while attempting to make his way along Haddington Road, he was hit by fire from 25 Northumberland Road. He enlisted in 1914 in the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps and received his commission into the 7th Sherwood Foresters early in 1916 and joined with the 2nd/7thBattalion at Waterford. He is buried in Westminster City Cemetery, Hanwell, London.
Holland Luke service number 4136 Private 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. He was born c1895 at Hucknall Huthwaite, parents George & Margaret Holland. He was employed as an underground pit pony driver in 1911. His father George Holland was a Coal Miner, and a native of Belper, Derbyshire, his wife was originally from Cork, Ireland. In 1911 they lived on Club Yard Huthwaite Nottinghamshire.
Hoyle Charles service number 6081 Corporal 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 33. Enlisted in Leeds Yorkshire, former service with West Yorkshire Regiment 2406. Son of Major and Ellen Hoyle of Huddersfield and husband of Sarah Hoyle, of 4, Athbro Street, Beeston Hill, Leeds.
Hunter Godfrey Jackson Second Lieutenant 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. Aged 26. Formerly buried in Dublin Castle Grounds, County Dublin now buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin. Born in Wandsworth London in 1889. He joined the Lincoln’s Inn Officer Training Corps in 1914.
Five cart loads of rifles and a large amount of ammunition brought from England needed to be transported from the North Wall railway terminus to the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park. Fifty mounted lancers, under the command of Godfrey Jackson Hunter, were instructed to provide an escort. As the lancers approached the Four Courts a number of Irish Volunteers opened fire. Lieutenant Hunter ordered his men to fall back and they desperately tried to move out of the line of fire. The lancers managed to take cover at the nearby Collier’s Dispensary and Medical Mission buildings. They moved the ammunition inside and turned the wagons over to form a barricade. The two groups then proceeded to fire at one another, the volunteers attacking and being repulsed on several occasions over the following days. On Wednesday 26th April, during an exchange of gun fire, Hunter was shot dead. The remaining lancers were eventually relieved the following day by soldiers using makeshift armoured vehicles created from boilers from the nearby Guinness Brewery.
Jeffs Percy service number 4709 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 19. Enlisted in Nottingham lived in Bulwell, Notts. Son of the late Luther Edwin and Ellen Jeffs. Buried in Nottingham General Cemetery, Nottinghamshire. Percy Jeffs was born in Nottingham in 1897 and was the son of the late Luther Edwin a lithographic printer and Ellen Jeffs. His siblings were Ernest, Ethel and Cyril. In the 1911 census Ellen is 44 years of age and a widow, living on her own means at 123 Logan Street, Bulwell with her four children, Percy is 14 years of age and at school.
Kitchen Albert James service number 2855 Private C Company 2nd/8thBattalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 23. Born Muzaffarpur, India Enlisted in Newark Notts., lived New Balderton Notts. Son of Alfred James Kitchen, of 19, Smith St., New Balderton. Buried in Balderton (St. Giles) Churchyard.
Lang William service number 3290 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Born and enlisted in Nottingham. Buried in Deansgrange Cemetery Dublin. The inscription on his headstone reads ‘believed to be buried in this cemetery’. A Special memorial has been built containing a headstone for those service men whose graves were lost, this is recorded on the CWGS website as Spec. Memorial. His name is also inscribed on the Nottingham Saint Mary’s Church Memorial.
Around 450 people were killed as a result of fighting during Easter Week. About 50 of these were buried in Dean’s Grange Cemetery. Due to the high death rate in Dublin City during Easter Week many of the bodies were interred without coffins many in mass graves. After Easter Week requests were made to exhumes bodies for re-interment, due to the risk to public health these exhumations were refused. It is believed William Lang was buried in one of these mass graves.
Lucas Francis service number 17687 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born in Leeds enlisted in Maryhill Scotland. Buried in Grangegorman Military cemetery Dublin.
Miller Thomas Henry service number 5664 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Born Chatham Kent, Enlisted Southwell Notts., lived in Canterbury Kent. Son of John William Miller, of Forge Cottage, Upstreet, Sturry, Kent. He was a mineral driller and enlisted at Southwell, Nottinghamshire on the 11th January 1916. He was killed in action on the 26th April, whilst attacking 25 North Road and Mount Street Bridge, Dublin. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin.
Moore Christopher service number 2496 Private The Leinster Regiment. Aged 28. A native of Dublin. He was temporally buried in the Provost’s Garden near Trinity College and later reinterred in Grangegorman Military Cemetery. He was home on leave recovering from wounds received while serving at Hooge in 1915.
Mulraney William service number 5422 Private 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars. Aged 35. Born, Johnstown, Co. Kildare in 1880. Son of John and Catherine Mulraney of Carrick, County Kildare. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin. Enlisted Dublin. Veteran of South African War. On reserve when he was called up in 1914 with the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars. Gassed on the Western Front and sent home to the Curragh Military Hospital to recuperate. Resided in Hodgestown, Donadea, County Kildare. he was married with one child.
Perry Percy Vivian Claude Lieutenant 7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. He came from Forest Road Nottingham and was aged 33 years old when he was killed during the battle of Mount Street Bridge on the 2th of April. He enlisted at the outbreak of WW1 in 1914 and received his commission in March 1915. He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. He was working as a lace manufacturer in 1911.
Sibley Alfred Nathan service number 3308 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. Born Beeston Notts. Enlisted in Worksop, Notts. As a boy he was a member of the Boys Brigade and was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church on Wollaton Road and resided near the church at 10 Wilkinson Avenue. He enlisted on the 30th of October 1914. He gave his employment as a Fettler (a repairman on the railway) when he enlisted and was 5feet five inches tall and weighed 123 lbs. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery.
Tunnicliffe Walter Astle service number 5555 Private 2nd/7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. Born and lived in Long Eaton Derbyshire, enlisted in Nottingham. Son of Mr. A. Tunnicliffe of Stanhope Street, Long Eaton. He was employed as a draughtsman before enlisting. He is buried in Long Eaton Cemetery and remembered on the University College Nottingham Officer Training Corps memorial.
Abraham Watchorn service number 25026 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died in Dublin on the 26th of April 1916 aged 21. He was Son of Abraham Watchorn, of Williamstown, Rathvilly, County Carlow.
Wyld George service number 5430 Private 2nd 7th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).
27th of April
Barnett George William service number 4628 Private 2nd/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Aged 23. He came from Leicestershire. Enlisted in Newark Notts., lived in Loughborough, Leics. Son of W. and K. E. Barnett, of 79, Cobden St., Loughborough, Leicestershire. Buried in the grounds of the Eastern Health Board Kilmainham, Dublin, in a mass grave which also contains the remains of:
Barratt (Barrett) Harold service number 4821 A Company 2nd/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 19. He was born in 1896 in Wolverhampton, the son of George and Elizabeth Barratt. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin and commemorated on the memorial in Saint Peter’s Church, Lady Chapel, Wolverhampton.
Chapman Thomas Henry service number 3493 Lance Corporal 2nd/8thBattalion The Sherwood Foresters. Enlisted in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Lived in Southwell Nottinghamshire. Buried in the Royal Hospital Cemetery, Kilmainham, Dublin.
Dixey Henry Charles service number 2454 Company Sergeant Major 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. Came from Newark UK. Enlisted in Newark Nottinghamshire. Buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
Fletcher John Henry service number 3608 Serjeant C Company 2nd/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Died in Dublin on the 27 of April 1916 aged 23. He was the Son of John and Esther Fletcher of 34 Church Lane, Wolverhampton and the husband of Hannah Fletcher of 6 Dean Street, Heath Town, Wolverhampton.
Forth John Robert service number 3434 Private 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Came from Nottingham. Enlisted in Worksop, Notts.
Knox Francis William White service number 27861 Private 12th Battalion The Inniskilling Fusiliers. Aged 37. Born in Delgany enlisted in Bray lived in Graystones County Wicklow. Died when a shell he was firing exploded. He is buried in Breandrum Cemetery, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
McClelland Alexander (Sandy) service number 7610 Rifleman The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 18. Son of James and Agnes McClelland, of Balligan, Kircubbin County Down. Buried in Grey Abbey Cemetery County Down.
Osborne Clarence service number 4130 Lance Corporal 5th Battalion The (Royal Irish) Lancers. Came from Brighton UK. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Albans Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peter’s Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin.
Rodgers Harold service number 3814 Private 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. He came from Kent. Enlisted in Worksop, Notts. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery.
Tyler Alfred service number 4905 Private 2nd/6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 22. Born in Croxton enlisted in Oakham Rutland. Son of George and Mary Tyler of Exton, Rutland. He enlisted on the 11th of December 1915 in the Leicestershire Regiment but was later transferred to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment. Before enlisting he was employed by the Earl of Ancaster on the Hardwicke Farms.
Walker William service number 2743 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Irish Lancers. Came from Glasgow.
Walton Austin Joseph service number 18506 Lance Corporal, 10thReserve Cavalry Regiment. Aged 35. The Son of Sarah Walton, of Maidenhead, and the late Izack Alfred Walton; husband of Laura Louise Walton (now Mrs. Rivers) of 169, Oxford Road, Reading. He is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery and his name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at All Saints Church, Boyne Hill, Maidenhead.
Warner Arthur service number 4643 Private 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 19. Son of Arthur and Gertrude Warner, of Sanatorium Lodge, Mansfield, Notts. Buried in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
28th of April
Brindley Harold service number 5628 Private 2nd/5th North Staffordshire Regiment. Born and enlisted in Burslem Staffordshire.
Burke Frederick William Robert service number 25692 Lance Sergeant 10th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aged 21. Born in Quetta, Baluchistan, India, enlisted in Gravesend, the Son of Major John Burke, D.S.O., M.C., D.C.M., of 62, Grove Ave., Twickenham.
Crockett Charles Love Second Lieutenant 12th Battalion The Royal Enniskilling Fusiliers. Accidentally shot dead by a sentry when he failed to answer when challenged. He is buried in Londonderry City Cemetery.
Davenport Ernest service number 3067 Private 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 20. Came from Mansfield. Son of Herbert and Maria Davenport of 5 Moor Street, Mansfield. Prior to enlisting at Newark, Nottinghamshire, 10th November 1914, he was employed by Sanderson & Robinson Ltd., Sheepbridge Lane, Mansfield, as a moulder in the foundry.
Glaister Robert service number 1907EA Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. "Colleen." Aged 45. Son of Robert and Ann Glaister, of East Cote, Silloth, UK. Husband of Harriett Glaister, of Ryecote, Skinburness, Silloth, Cumberland. A retired marine engineer.
Until recently all C.W.G.C. burials in Glasnevin were not mark individually but commemorated on a memorial in the cemetery, recently the C.W.G.C. decided to mark each grave individually. The new headstone for Robert Glaister.
Robert Glaister was shot dead by Private Henry Wyatt of the 6th Battalion The Royal Irish Lancers in Dublin on the 28th of April. Glaister was sitting outside the Northern Hotel on Amiens Street with the proprietor of the Hotel Francis Gray, Glaister invited Gray to take a stroll around the area which was quiet at the time. Wyatt, who was on sentry duty close the Hotel challenged both men to halt which they did. Wyatt pressed his rifle to Glaister chest Glaister pushed the rifle away and the gun discharged hitting Glaister in the arm. Glaister and Gray returned to the Hotel followed by Wyatt who fired on but missed both men, as the two men attempted to close the Hotel door Wyatt caught up to them and placed the barrel of his rifle on Glaister’s chest and fired killing him. Wyatt was court martialled, witnesses stating that he was excited and appeared to have drink taken when he ordered the guests in the Hotel upstairs firing at the wife of the Hotel proprietor as she took her children upstairs. Wyatt was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years penal servitude.
Gray George Lieutenant 4th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aged 22. Came from Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Hanna John service number 6774 Private 4th Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. Born in Downpatrick County Down enlisted in Newtownards County Down on the 7th of August 1914, lived in Belfast. Buried Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin.
Saunders (Sanders) Charles service number 4953 Private South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Brierley Yorkshire. Charles Sanders, (Saunders on CWGC). Private 4953 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has his date of death listed as 4th of May 1916 while his headstone gives his date of death as the 28th of April 1916.
Buried in Deansgrange Cemetery alongside Private Alfred Ellis of the Dublin Fusiliers also killed during the Rising.
Wright William Thomas Percy service number 4985 Private 2nd/6th The South Staffordshire Regiment. Enlisted in Birmingham born Cradley Heath Staffordshire.
29th of April
Acheson Percival Havelock Major Army Service Corps. Major Percival Havelock Acheson Army Service Corps died 29th of April 1916 he was shot when he failed to answer a challenge by a sentry at a road checkpoint at Grange, Fermoy, Cork. He was from Ive-Le-Bawn, Fermoy and was the son of the late Joseph Acheson of Ballyane House, New Ross, County Wexford. He was aged about 58 years old when he died. He joined the Leicestershire Militia in 1875, the Royal Scots in 1878 and transferred to the Army Service Corps in 1889, he retired in 1895, he offered his services to the Army Service Corps and was accepted in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World War. He served on the Nile Expedition in 1886 and was married in 1889. He had one son, Charles Deane who was gazetted to the Royal Scots in April 1910.
Banks Arthur service number 5082 Private 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 24. Born in Wednesfield Staffordshire. Enlisted in Wolverhampton. Son of Isaac and Sarah Jane Banks, of 21, Victoria Rd., Wednesfield, Staffordshire. Died in Dublin.
Banting Frederick Charles service number 3736 Private 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment.
Barratt John service number Corporal 4276 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 48. Husband of Selina Barratt, of 29, Art St., Wolverhampton.
Bourne Harold service number 5024 Private 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 24. Enlisted ion Wolverhampton born Sedgley Staffordshire. Son of John W. and Alice A. Bourne, of The Post Office, Sedgley, Staffs.
Bowcott John Reginald service number 4804 Private 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 19. Enlisted in Wolverhampton. Son of Mrs. Louise Bowcott, of 8, Wednesfield Rd., Wolverhampton.
Chick James service number 5035 Private 2nd/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Enlister in Wolverhampton lived in Wombourne.
Cobbold Arthur Elias service number M/2/148822 615 Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps. Aged 23 Born in Dorset England.
Collins Thomas Albert service number 3151 Private 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Born and enlisted in Wolverhampton.
Duggan Cornelius service number 3/5470 Rifleman 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 23. Born Templecrone County Donegal enlisted in Glasgow lived in Letterkenny County Donegal. Buried in the same grave as Company Quarter Master Sergeant John Coyle in the Royal Hospital Cemetery, Kilmainham, Dublin.
Fox Ernest service number 5073 Private 2nd/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Born in Willenhall UK.
Harrison Thomas service number M2/156059 Private 615th Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps. Came from Salford, UK.
Humphries William Henry service number 5154 Private 2nd/6th Scout Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 19. Enlisted in Mansfield Nottinghamshire. Son of Benjamin and Martha Humphries.
Jobber Frank service number 5076 Private 2nd/6th Battalion The Scout Staffordshire Regiment. He was the Son of H. B. and Florence Jobber, of 5 Walsall Road, Willenhall, Staffs and the husband of Florence Martine Jobber of 428 Wolverhampton Road, Walsall.
Llewellyn Wilfred service number 4954 Private Pembroke Yeomanry.
Lucas Algernon Second Lieutenant 2nd Kink Edward’s Horse. Aged 37. He was executed at Guinness Brewery on the 29th of April when he was suspected of being a Sinn Fein spy. (see Guinness shootings below).
Morton Nathaniel service number 18/250 Lance Corporal The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 19. Son of James Morton, of 22, Woodvale Street, Belfast. His father James had also enlisted at the start of WW1, and was serving in France when Nathaniel was killed. Although recorded as being Royal Irish Fusiliers he was in the Royal Irish Rifles.
Smith Arthur Charles service number 2373 Private 4th Battalion The Queen’s Own Hussars. Came from Heybridge, Maldon, Essex. He was killed on the 29th of April in College Green at the front of Trinity College, he was buried temporally in Trinity College then reinterred in Grangegorman Military Cemetery. A plaque was erected in Trinity College near where smith was originally buried, the plaque was replaced in 2009.
Bert Speed is buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery Dublin
The Memorial in Heath Town park Wolverhampton
Speed Bert service number 3946 Private South Staffordshire Regiment. Born and enlisted in Wolverhampton. He was employed by the Springfield Brewery and his name recorded on their War Memorial, the Memorial was relocated to the Black Country Living Museum in 2010. His name is also recorded on the Heath Town Memorial Wolverhampton.
Tempest David Percival service number 889 Company Quarter Master Sergeant 2nd/6th South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 35. Born in Liverpool enlisted in Wolverhampton. He worked as a warehouse clerk before enlisting. He was born in 1880.
Worsley-Worswick Basil Henry Second Lieutenant 2nd King Edward’s Horse. Aged 35. Died in the Guinness Brewery on the 29/04/1916. Shot dead in Guinness Brewery by members of the Dublin Fusiliers who suspected him of being a Sinn Fein spy. He was the Son of Major William Worsley-Worswick, of Normanton Hall, Leicestershire. (Formerly buried in Dublin Castle Grounds, Co. Dublin).
30th of April
Browne Montague Bernard. This Celtic cross marks the final resting place of Montague Bernard Browne, Second Lieutenant, 2nd/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died 30th of April 1916. He was the Son of Mary Browne, of Rutland House, North Collingham, Nottinghamshire, and the late Rev. S. B. Brown, he was 39 years old when he died. Montague Browne was KIA in the fighting at Mount Street Bridge Dublin.
Also commemorated on this cross is J S Blissett Private, 5592, 2nd/7th Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment, he was 23 years old when he died. Blissett also died in the fighting for Mount Street Bridge Dublin.
Hewett Henry Meyrick service number 1474 Corporal, 2nd Battalion King Edward's Horse. Died in Dublin on the 30th of April 1916 aged 42. He was the Son of Lt. Gen. E. O. Hewett C.M.G. (Royal Engineers) also commemorated on this headstone. He is recorded on the Glasnevin Necrology as being killed on the 27th of May the C.W.G.C. record is date of death as the 30th of May.
Coyle John service number 6427 Company Quarter Master Sergeant 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles Born in Middlesbrough UK. Buried in the same grave as Rifleman Cornelius Duggan and Private Patrick Leen in ithe Royal Hospital Cemetery, Kilmainham, Dublin.
Purser Phillip Addison Lieutenant Army Service Corps. Aged 20. Son of William Purser of Dublin. Buried in the grounds of Dublin Castle later reinterred in Glasnevin Military Cemetery
1st of May
Byrne James service number 18259 Private The Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Depot). Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Dublin.
Ellis Alfred service number 21735 Private 5th Battalion The Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Aged 19. Born and lived in Leeds enlisted in Marylebone Middlesex. Buried in Deansgrange Cemetery Dublin alongside Private Charles Saunders (Sanders) also killed during the Rising.
Leen Patrick service number GS/16095 Private 5th Battalion (Royal Irish) Lancers. Aged 22. Born in Abbeyfeale Limerick. Buried in the same grave as Company Quarter Master Sergeant John Coyle and Rifleman Cornelius Duggan in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham Dublin.
2nd of May
Blundell James service number 6976 Private 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Died from wounds received.
McCullough James service number 3728 Rifleman The Royal Irish Rifles. Aged 54. Husband of S. A. McCullough, of 29, Manor St., Donaghadee, Co. Down. He was born on the 8th of October 1861 in Poona, India. He was a son of Private Francis McCullough, 95th Foot Regiment and Mary Ann McCullough (nee Wallace). He was shot in the right arm on the 27th of April and he died on the 2nd of May 1916 as a result of the wound. Initially he was buried in the grounds of the King George V Hospital in Dublin, in 1920 his body was exhumed and re-interred in Grangegorman Military Cemetery. He is commemorated in Donaghadee Parish Church of Ireland Church. He is recorded on the CWGC site as 38 years old when he died.
Newland Albert service number 5937 Private 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Came from Millwall UK. Albert Newland was born in Poplar, East London in 1885 and attested for the 12th Lancers prior to WW1. He was serving in D Squadron in 1909 but appears to have been on the Army Reserve at the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914. He embarked for France in early October 1914, where he joined his old regiment on the 6th of December. A week or two later, most probably as a result of sickness, he was taken out of the line, and eventually invalided to England in February 1916. Shortly thereafter he joined the 6th Cavalry Reserve Regiment in Dublin. A troop of the 5th and 12th Lancers, part of the 6th Cavalry Reserve Regiment stationed at Marlborough Barracks (Phoenix Park), had been sent down on the morning of the 24th of April to the North Wall railway terminus to escort a small ammunition convoy. The convoy was attacked and it was during this attack that Newland was wounded, he died from wounds received on the 2nd of May.
Cornwell James service number 3818 Private 2nd/6th North Staffordshire Regiment. Died in Dublin on the 2nd of April 1916 from wounds received during the Rising. Enlisted in Burton-on-Trent.
5th of May
Bradford James Horace service number 5617 Private 2nd/7thBattalion Sherwood Foresters. Aged 19. Born and enlisted in Alfreton Derbyshire. Son of William and Mary Bradford, of Gladstone Terrace, Alfreton, Derbyshire. Buried in the grounds of The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland.
Sherwood John Henry service number 4841 2nd/6th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Enlisted in Bilston Staffordshire. Accidentally shot in the abdomen, died in Jervis Street hospital. The accident happened when a comrade accidently discharged his rifle while cleaning it. He was stationed at Annesley Bridge Fairview Dublin when the accident occurred.
8th of May
Allatt Henry Thomas Ward Colonel, Special List Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, aged 69. Son of Christopher John Robert and Mary Elizabeth Allatt; husband of Constance Margaret Allatt, of 1, Clifton Crescent, Folkestone. Re-joined August 1914. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry was his old regiment he would have been serving with the 3rd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles who were stationed at Portobello Barracks at the time of the Rising. He was responsible for designing the armoured cars used by the British during the Rising. The British Medical Journal reported his death in the May 20th 1916 edition stating he died in Belfast from heart failure brought on by exertions during the Rising. He is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery Hampshire, UK.
Dooley James service number 985 Corporal R.E.T.C. (Royal Engineers Train Crew) (Deganwy, Wales) Royal Engineers. He was born in Hackettstown County Carlow. He was 39 years old when he died. The cause of his death was Nephritis (kidney failure), this can be caused by a bullet wound but there is some doubt that this was caused while serving during the Rising.
12th of May
Dickinson Harry service number 1608 Private 2nd /5th Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment. Aged 22. Son of William and Clara Dickinson of 7 Nock St., Toll End, Tipton, Staffordshire.
17th of May
Wood Albert Edward service number 4031 2nd/8th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 18. Born at Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Son of William and Emma Wood, of 12, Grove Street, New Balderton, Nottinghamshire. He lived at 2, Woodbine Terrace, New Balderton. He was a carter prior to enlistment 31st May 1915 at Newark, Nottinghamshire. He died at 8:30pm from wounds received in his left thigh when taking part in the action around the nurses home at the South Dublin Union. He is buried in Balderton (St. Giles) Churchyard, UK.
21st of May
Whelan John service number 5220 Private 2nd/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters. Aged 20. Son of William and Maria Whelan of Leylands, Kedleston Road, Derby.
2nd of June 1916
Flynn John service number 8786 Private 2nd Garrison Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment. Born and enlisted in St. John’s Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary. He died from wounds received in the fighting at the South Dublin Union. The following article appeared in The Munster Express on Saturday the June 10th 1916:
Carrick-On-Suir Soldier’s Death in Dublin.
“Private John Flynn, Royal Irish Regiment, a native of Carrick-on-Suir, died in Dublin on Friday last. Deceased was through the fighting in the first couple of days of the recent rebellion and was wounded. The remains were met at Carrick station by a large crowd of sympathisers. The late Mr Flynn was through the Boer War and re-joined his old regiment soon after the outbreak of the present war. He was well known and respected in Carrick-on-Suir and much sympathy is felt for his widow and family in their bereavement.”
Neville Nichols Fryday
Fryday was shot outside Trinity College on the 30th of April. Reports differ as to if he was in uniform or not. And, although reports differ, he was not on active service or going to report for active service. Fryday is recorded as the youngest soldier killed during the Rising. He was on leave at the time visiting his mother who lived at Mill House, Shankhill, County Dublin. Fryday was originally from Ballydough (Ballyduff) Milestone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. He is recorded aged 17 on the CWG site and in the Sinn Fein handbook as 16 and a half years old. He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery Dublin.
On Wednesday the 28th of April Private Henry Joseph Wyatt of the 6th Royal Irish lancers shot dead Robert Glaister an engine-room artificer with the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, he was also charged with the attempted murder of Hotel proprietor William Francis Gray of the Northern Hotel, Amiens Street, Dublin. Private Wyatt was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years penal servitude.
A General Court-martial assembled on Monday, 12th June, at Richmond Barracks for the purpose of trying Company Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Flood, of the 5th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 0n a charge of having, on April 28th, at Dublin, murdered Lieutenant Algenon Lucas, of the 2nd King Edward's Horse. He was also Charged with having murdered William John Rice, an employee of Guinness's Brewery, on the same date. The accused pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. Henry Hanna, K.C. (instructed by Mr. Joseph Gleason).
The party of Royal Dublin Fusiliers became convinced that Lucas and Rice were Sinn Feiners because Lucas as one witness put it turned all the orders on their head.
“Major Kimber stated the facts of the case for the prosecution. On the evening of April 28th, Colonel Williams, who was in charge of the military in the area in which Guinness's Brewery is situated, ordered Captain McNamara, of the Dublin Fusiliers, to place a guard in the malt house, which is at the south western corner of the premises. Captain McNamara vent there with Quartermaster- Sergeant Flood (the accused and nine men. It was a pitch dark night. The orders which Colonel Williams gave to Captain McNamara were that he was not to return the snipers' shot, and not to fire at all unless there were attempts made to enter the brewery. At 11 o'clock that night Captain Rotheram was ordered by Colonel Williams to take down Second Lieutenant Lucas (who was subsequently killed) to the brewery, in order to relieve Captain McNamara. Mr. Lucas belonged to King Edward's Horse, and at that time officers had been reporting all over Dublin, and had been sent to different jobs. The guard in the malt house belonged to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and, of course, Mr. Lucas was unknown to the company quartermaster sergeant or any of the guard. Captain Robertson took with him extra men, and when he left Mr. Lucas the guard numbered fifteen men. They were put out at different sentry posts in the building, and the orders which colonel Williams had given to Captain McNamara were repeated to Mr. Lucas in the presence of the accused, and, in addition to that, Captain McNamara said it was inadvisable to open any of the windows, but if it was necessary to fire it would he better to fire through the windows rather than open them and attract the attention of the rebels”
Several attempts were made to send messages to Dublin Castle of the situation but no one was able to leave the brewery due to all the gates being locked. The guard grew suspicious of Second Lieutenant Lucas and when he opened a window although Captain McNamara had said this was inadvisable, Quartermaster- Sergeant Flood arrested both Second Lieutenant Lucas and Mr Rice. Several lights were seen in the vicinity of the brewery and believing an attack was imminent Quartermaster Sergeant Flood informed both Lucas and Rice that they would be shot, Lucas first and then Rice were shot.
The second shooting occurred about twenty minutes later when the Guard party had gone to the floor below. Footsteps were heard on the stairs and a challenge was issued twice but with no reply. Quartermaster Sergeant Flood switched on his torch and found two men, an officer and civilian standing in the room. The transcript of the proceedings records the evidence given by Flood.
The two me shot in this incident were Mr. Dockeray an employee of the Guinness Brewery and Lieutenant B Worswick
“Did the officer submit to being searched? I remember he handed his property over himself. He had six Treasury notes and some silver. He had no arms, and he had not even an officer's belt on. The civilian had keys on him. The only remark I heard from them was "Sinn Fein era," and I got a staggering blow, and was felled to the ground.
What happened then? The men fired. You had given no order to fire on this occasion?
None whatever. When you got up you had an opportunity of seeing what had happened, and you found that the officer and the civilian had been shot? I did.”
Quartermaster Sergeant Flood was found not guilty and the Court made special mention of the belief that neither Mr. Rice nor Mr Dockery were members of Sinn Fein and had no connection with the rebels.
The representative of the Guinness Brewery at the trial made the following statement to the Court:
“Mr. Alan McMullen, from the brewery, said that Mr. Dockeray had been twenty-four
years, and Mr. Rice sixteen years, in the service of Messrs. Guinness They were both night clerks, and the management had the highest opinion of them. They had' been specially selected for duty in the brewery during the rebellion having been most trustworthy in every way.”
Second Lieutenant B Worsley-Worswick, King Edwards Horse, was shot by the military in Guinness’s Brewery on Friday, 28th April. Lieut. Worsley-Worswick joined the 2nd King Edward's Horse in August, 1914. when it was first formed, and served with it continuously until the day of his death. He left with the regiment for France on May 4th, and served in the trenches till be was offered his commission by the Colonel while he was still in the trenches serving as a trooper. He returned to England to take up his commission at the end of September, 1915, and was gazetted on October 2nd. 1915. When the rebellion broke out he was stationed with the 2nd King Edward's Horse at the Curragh, and the unanimous testimony of his brother officers and friends is that he had no sympathy or association of any kind with’ The Sinn feiners there was no public investigation into the circumstance attending the death of Lieut. Worsley-Worswick, his case being governed by the finding in that of Lieut. Lucas.
Although referred to as Worswick throughout the Court-martial the Commonwealth War grave Commission records Worsley-Worswick as Basil Henry Worsley-Worswick.