The War Office Daily Casualty List


Throughout the war the War Office produced a daily list of casualties of British and Commonwealth forces, provided to the press for publication.

It included not just those killed, but the wounded, shell-shocked, missing and captured.

The records do not state the date the casualty took place, but typically appeared about two months after it occurred. They show surname and initials, rank, regimental number, regiment, location of next of kin, and type of casualty.

From August 1917 these records were consolidated into weekly lists published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. The final daily list was published on 28 February 1919. Some, but not all, are available online. I have, however, been able to locate and copy every list.

Shown below are the men of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron who became casualties while serving with that squadron, or while serving with the 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (transferred September-October 1917), or the Tank Corps (transferred December 1917). Officer casualties are not shown.

 

War Office Daily Casualty Lists

18 June 1916 to 28 February 1919

 

1916

Casualty List date Name and rank Regiment
Inniskillings No.
Address Type of casualty
July 24 Private A. Watt Dragoons
101
Dungannon Killed
Private W. Buchanan Dragoons
31
Drumranry Wounded
Private T. Campbell Dragoons
195
Fivemiletown Wounded
Private J. Craig Dragoons
105
Newbliss Wounded
Corporal T. Dickson Dragoons
166
Drumer, Enniskillen Wounded
Private L. Downes Dragoons
267
Newtownhamilton Wounded
Private J. Gourley Dragoons
250
Drumbeg, Raphoe Wounded
Private J. Nicholl Dragoons
47
Clones Wounded
Sergeant W.A. Quinn Dragoons
18
Invernestown Wounded
Private T. Totton Dragoons
247
Belfast Wounded
August 1 Private H. Irvine Dragoons
223
Enniskillen Shell shock

 

1917

Casualty List date Name and rank Regiment (No.)
Inniskillings No.
Address Type of casualty
November 23 Private G. Reid Royal Irish Fusiliers (41529)
97
Enniskillen Killed
December 1 Private J. Beggs Royal Irish Fusiliers (41075)
107
Belfast Wounded
December 22 Private O. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41161)
281
Belfast Wounded

 

1918

Casualty List date Name and rank Regiment (No.)
Inniskillings No.
Address Type of casualty
January 1 Private S. Price Royal Irish Fusiliers (41167)
118
Belfast Killed
Private W.J. Turkington Royal Irish Fusiliers (41173)
207
Belfast Killed
Private W.J. Abercrombie Royal Irish Fusiliers (41507)
279
Enniskillen Wounded
Corporal J. Allen Royal Irish Fusiliers (41149)
182
Belfast Wounded
Private T. Ashfield Royal Irish Fusiliers (41378)
308
Sixmilecross Wounded
Private J. Dickson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41171)
315
Castlegal Wounded
Private W.G. Edwards Royal Irish Fusiliers (41158)
270
Ballinamallard Wounded
Private J. Elliott Royal Irish Fusiliers (41175)
82
Letterbreen Wounded
Private J. Geddis Royal Irish Fusiliers (41510)
264
Bootle Wounded
Private W. Hoey Royal Irish Fusiliers (41125)
152
Belfast Wounded
Private O. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41161)
281
Belfast Wounded
Private R. McDermott Royal Irish Fusiliers (41109)
215
Cookstown Wounded
Private H. Rowan Royal Irish Fusiliers (41094)
222
Cootehill Wounded
Private J. Watson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41111)
224
Tempo Wounded
Private R. Weir Royal Irish Fusiliers (41140)
75
Belfast Wounded
January 3 Private C. McWilliams Royal Irish Fusiliers (41085)
268
Enniskillen Killed
January 9 Private J. Connor Royal Irish Fusiliers (41602)
212
Strandtown Wounded
Corporal R. Kerns Royal Irish Fusiliers (41503)
71
Belfast Wounded
January 17 Private W.J. Armstrong Royal Irish Fusiliers (41152)
184
Belfast Wounded
Private S. Devine Royal Irish Fusiliers (41156)
56
Pettigo Wounded
Private T. McMurray Royal Irish Fusiliers (41164)
277
Ballymena Wounded
Private W. Orr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41092)
63
Brookborough Wounded
March 9 Private J. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41107)
84
Enniskillen Died of wounds
Private J.T. Trotter Royal Irish Fusiliers (41513)
246
Enniskillen Wounded
March 13 Private M. Lee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41642)
42
Ballycassidy Wounded
April 8 Private S. Devine Royal Irish Fusilier (41156)
56
Pettigo Died of wounds
May 6 Private I. Burke Royal Irish Fusiliers (41123)
138
Lambeg Wounded
Private R. Law Royal Irish Fusiliers (41082)
13
Enniskillen Wounded
Private J. McMaster Royal Irish Fusiliers (41608)
190
Newtownstewart Wounded
May 8 Private H. Orr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41091)
62
Brookeborough Missing
May 23 Private H. Beattie Royal Irish Fusiliers (41124)
139
Belfast Wounded
Private D. McAllister Royal Irish Fusiliers (41512)
90
Londonderry Wounded
Private W.J. Nixon Royal Irish Fusiliers (41612)
111
Dungannon Wounded
Private T. Watson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41374)
46
Ballyreagh Wounded
May 28 A/g Lance Corporal W. Moffitt Royal Irish Fusiliers (41511)
15
Culkey Wounded
June 5 Private J. Beggs Royal Irish Fusiliers (41075)
107
Belfast Wounded
Private W. Campbell Royal Irish Fusiliers (41553)
302
Belfast Wounded
Private S. Quinn Royal Irish Fusiliers (41142)
68
Belfast Wounded
Private W.J. Wallace Royal Irish Fusiliers (41096)
53
Enniskillen Wounded
June 10 Private J. Nesbitt Royal Irish Fusiliers (41613)
191
Ligoneil Wounded
Private D. Thompson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41144)
160
Listress Cross Wounded
June 11 Private R. Bearns Royal Irish Fusiliers (41697)
164
Aughnacloy Wounded
Private J.W. Britton Royal Irish Fusiliers (41601)
6
Fermanagh Missing
Private H. Brownlee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41100)
3
Enniskillen Missing
Private C. Carson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41076)
80
Enniskillen Missing
Private J. Dowds Royal Irish Fusiliers (41551)
81
Londonderry Missing
Private H. Emerson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41103)
23
Fivemiletown Missing
Private D. Gribben Royal Irish Fusiliers (41381)
37
Lisburn Missing
Private G. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41169)
39
Enniskillen Missing
Private T. Kerr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41162)
218
Fivemiletown Missing
Private R.W. Kerr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41696)
175
Derrygonnelly Missing
Corporal J.H. Keys Royal Irish Fusiliers (41502)
59
Derrygonnelly Missing
Private A. Lee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41552)
61
Enniskillen Missing
Private M. Lee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41642)
42
Ballinamallard Missing
Private J. Lenaghan Royal Irish Fusiliers (41108)
143
Belfast Missing
Private T. McCurry Royal Irish Fusiliers (41606)
144
Belfast Missing
Private W. Martin Royal Irish Fusiliers (41131)
156
Fivemiletown Missing
Private G. Morrison Royal Irish Fusiliers (41610)
266
Coleraine Missing
Private J. Nicholl Royal Irish Fusiliers (41611)
47
Clones Missing
Private G. Posnett Royal Irish Fusiliers (41168)
113
Tynan Missing
June 17 Private R. Craig Royal Irish Fusiliers (41380)
204
Drumbeg Wounded
June 21 Sergeant T. Dickson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41120)
166
Enniskillen Wounded
Private J.F. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41126)
229
Blacklion Died of wounds
June 25 Private W.T. Elliott Royal Irish Fusiliers (41159)
284
Enniskillen Killed
Private W. McGahey Royal Irish Fusiliers (41609)
292
Blacklion Killed
Lance Corporal R. McManus Royal Irish Fusiliers (41505)
88
Dungannon Killed
Private J.A. Dickson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41171)
315
Castlegal Wounded
Lance Corporal T. Greer Royal Irish Fusiliers (41105)
130
Belfast Missing
Private W. Lindsay Royal Irish Fusiliers (41084)
60
Letterbreen Missing
Private R. Mills Royal Irish Fusiliers (41087)
155
Fivemiletown Missing
June 29 Private F.J. Morrison Royal Irish Fusiliers (41112)
198
Brookeborough Died of wounds
August 9 Private W. Buchanan Royal Irish Fusiliers (41196)
31
Culkey Previously reported missing, now reported wounded and not missing.
August 12 Private H. Rowen Royal Irish Fusiliers (41094)
222
Cootehill Wounded
August 21 Private J. Anderson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41519)
194
Richhill Wounded
Private A. Foster Royal Irish Fusiliers (41509)
151
Fivemiletown Wounded
Private O. Johnston Royal Irish Fusiliers (41161)
281
Belfast Wounded
September 14 Private S. Mason Royal Irish Fusiliers (41635)
104
Belfast Wounded
September 23 Sergeant W.G. Irwin Royal Irish Fusiliers (41146)
83
Dungannon Died of wounds
September 26 Private H. Beattie Royal Irish Fusiliers (41124)
139
Belfast Wounded
Private J. Hassard Royal Irish Fusiliers (41632)
197
Crouch Hill Wounded
October 3 Private W. Fleming Royal Irish Fusiliers (41104)
36
Ballycassidy Wounded
Acting Corporal W. Porter Royal Irish Fusiliers (41633)
96
St Johnston Wounded
October 12 Private S. Pinkerton Royal Irish Fusiliers (41133)
158
Londonderry Killed
Private R. Creighton Royal Irish Fusiliers (41385)
262
Tempo Wounded
Lance Sergeant T. Gregg Royal Irish Fusiliers (41550)
9
Letterbreen Wounded
Private R.E. Morrow Royal Irish Fusiliers (41130)
179
Belfast Wounded
Private J. Noble Royal Irish Fusiliers (41090)
261
Brookeborough Wounded
Private J.D. Thompson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41144)
160
Killaloo Wounded
Private R. Weir Royal Irish Fusiliers (41140)
75
Belfast Wounded
Lance Sergeant R. Williamson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41071)
114
Dungannon Wounded
Private R. Irwin Royal Irish Fusiliers (41080)
153
Goshaden Missing
October 18 Private D.W. Kirkpatrick Royal Irish Fusiliers (41605)
188
Lambeg Wounded
October 29 Private J. Craig Royal Irish Fusiliers (41377)
105
Glasgow Wounded
November 1 Private G. Lee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41127)
243
Brookeborough Wounded
November 16 Private W.J. Abercrombie Royal Irish Fusiliers (41507)
279
Blacklion Killed
Private J. Coulter Royal Irish Fusiliers (41530)
150
Fivemiletown Killed
Private J.A. Dickson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41171)
315
Castlegal Wounded
Private W. McWilliams Royal Irish Fusiliers (41132)
293
Belfast Wounded
Private W.J. Nixon Royal Irish Fusiliers (41612)
111
Dungannon Wounded
Private A. Welsh Royal Irish Fusiliers (41139)
69
Belfast Wounded
November 29 Private R. Flanagan Tank Corps (304866)
280
Belturbet Missing
November 30 Private J. Watson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41111)
224
Tempo Wounded
December 3 Lance Corporal T. Greer Royal Irish Fusiliers (41105)
130
Belfast Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
December 11 Private J. Dowds Royal Irish Fusiliers (41551)
81
Londonderry Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
December 12 Private W. McCormick Royal Irish Fusiliers (41607)
208
Belfast Died of wounds
December 17 Private W. Martin Royal Irish Fusiliers (41131)
156
Fivemiletown Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
December 21 Private W. Wallace Royal Irish Fusiliers (41096)
53
Enniskillen Missing
December 30 Private J.W. Britton Royal Irish Fusiliers (41601)
6
Fermanagh Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
Private T.Kerr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41162)
218
Fivemiletown Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
Private R. Flanagan Tank Corps (304866)
280
Belturbet Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
December 31 Private C. Carson Royal Irish Fusiliers (41076)
80
Enniskillen Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England

 

1919

Casualty List date Name and rank Regiment (No.)
Inniskillings No.No.
Address Type of casualty
January 7 Private J.R. Orr Royal Irish Fusiliers (41151)
48
Brookeborough Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
January 11 Private H. Brownlee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41100)
3
Enniskillen Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
Private D. Gribben Royal Irish Fusiliers (41381)
37
Lisburn Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
Corporal J.H. Keys Royal Irish Fusiliers (41502)
59
Derrygonnelly Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
January 13 Private J. Lenaghan Royal Irish Fusiliers (41108)
143
Belfast Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
January 22 Private A. Lee Royal Irish Fusiliers (41552)
61
Enniskillen Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
February 1 Private T. McCurry Royal Irish Fusiliers (41606)
144
Belfast Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
Private G. Posnett Royal Irish Fusiliers (41168)
113
Tynan Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
February 8 Private R. Mills Royal Irish Fusiliers (41087)
155
Fivemiletown Released prisoner of war from Germany, arrived in England
February 13 Private G. Morrison Royal Irish Fusiliers (41610)
266
Macosquin Previously missing, now reported died as a prisoner of war in German hands