In memoriam

Casualties


WHETHER WE LIVE OR DIE WE ARE THE LORDS........THY WILL BE DONE. HIS LOVING MOTHER, SISTERS AND BROTHER........WE CANNOT LORD THY PURPOSE SEE, BUT ALL IS WELL THAT'S DONE BY THEE........THY WILL BE DONE........FONDLY REMEMBERED BY HIS LOVING MOTHER........ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM & MARGARET MC CORMICK, BOTH OF BELFAST

This page shows the names of the five officers and thirty-three other ranks of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron who died during the war, or shortly after as a consequence of their war service. Most died while serving with the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

The words scrolling above are the personal inscriptions placed on the gravestones by their families.

 

Chronological list

 

1916

Date Name and rank Unit How died Buried/ commemorated

July 3

Private Alexander Watt

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron

Killed in action

Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1A.

December 24

Private John McClelland Cromie Darragh

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons

Self-inflicted wound

St Riquier British Cemetery, Somme, France, grave C.8.

 

1917

Date Name and rank Unit How died Buried/ commemorated

March 20

2nd Lieutenant Matthew Sloan Darragh

West Riding Regiment

Killed in action

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 68

September 20

Private Thomas Joughin

Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry)

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 159

October 26

Private Thomas Dickinson

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, grave E.21

Private John Dunn

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, grave E.20

Private George Christopher Reid

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, grave E.18

November 23

Private Christopher McWilliams

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 10

Private Henry Orr

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 10

Private Samuel Price

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 10

Private William James Turkington

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 10

 

1918

Date Name and rank Unit How died Buried/ commemorated

February 11

Private John Johnston

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds

Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France, grave V.G.4

February 24

Private Samuel Devine

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died

Gloucester Old Cemetery, England, grave NG.249

March 25

Private James Frazer Johnston

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds

Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France, grave IV.B.3

March 21-27

Private Mark Lee

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, Panel 77

April 8

Corporal Hubert Roe

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (attached 1st Battalion)

Died of wounds

Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, grave X.B.3

April 14

Private Robert Irwin

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 141

April 15

Lance Corporal Randal Edmund McManus

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 140

April 9-18

Private William Thomas Elliott

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 141

Private William McGahey

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 141

April 18

Captain Charles Beauclerk Despard

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 3

Private William Lindsay

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 141

April 22

Private George Morrison

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds while prisoner of war

Hautmont Communal Cemetery, Nord, France, grave I.A.20

May 25

Private Francis James Morrison

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds

Gwalia Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlanderen, Belgium, grave II.E.29

July 2

Private Hugh Potter

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron

Tuberculosis

Unknown. Commemorated in the CWGC's United Kingdom Book of Remembrance.

July 22

Private John Nicholl

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died while prisoner of war

Hautmont Communal Cemetery, Nord, France, grave V.B.10

August 26

Sergeant William Garnett Wolsley Irwin

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds

Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France, grave III.D.2

September 4

Private Samuel Pinkerton

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium, Memorial Panel 9

September 30

Private William James Abercrombie

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave IV.F.24

October 1 or 7

Private Joseph Coulter

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave IV.B12

October 13

Private George Johnston

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died while prisoner of war

Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France, grave I.C.9

October 23

Private William John Wallace

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Killed in action

Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave VI.B.18

October 26

Lance Corporal Harold Irvine

6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)

Pneumonia

Breandrum Cemetery, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, grave 3.221

November 3

Private William McCormick

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Died of wounds

Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, grave II.A.14

December 4

Private Robert William Kerr

9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers

Heart disease while prisoner of war

Hamburg Cemetery, Germany, grave I.D.8

 

1919

Date Name and rank Unit How died Buried/ commemorated

January 28

Lieutenant Thomas Humphrey Hesketh

21st Lancers (Empress of India's)

Scarlet fever, pneumonia

Cathcart Cemetery, Renfrewshire, Scotland

 

1920

Date Name and rank Unit How died Buried/ commemorated

January 14

Lieutenant Colonel Athelstan Chamberlayne

Indian Army

Killed in action

Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Face 23, India

January 21

Captain Herbert Charles Pallant

Indian Army Reserve of Officers

Influenza

Tehran War Cemetery, Tehran, Iran