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LIST OF CONNAUGHT RANGERS FROM CASTLBAR, Co. MAYO KILLED IN WW1

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Hallo Gentlemen. :beer:

While doing research for my book I discovered the following names of Connaught Rangers soldiers who died in the Great War, all the men came from Castlebar town or very nearby, I was wondering is it possible to find out more precisely where they were killed, as the term France & Flanders even covers the Italian theater.

While the number of Connaught Rangers from Castlebar killed was small (17), I am sure there were many more Mayo men who died serving in other regiments.

I will post the names of the other Mayo men from other Mayo towns & areas who died in the Great War while serving with the Connaught Rangers in the coming weeks.

Also with regards the list it gives the battalions the men were serving with, I was under the impession that the 1st & 2nd Battalions were the main fighting units the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th were Militia recruiting Battalions. Can somebody help me understand the way they worked.

It would be interesting also to know if any members hold any medals to the Connaught Rangers, specifically any to the Mayo contingent

CASTLEBAR MEMBERS OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS KILLED IN WORLD WAR 1.

Listed here are the names of men who died on active service with the 6 Battalions of the Connaught Rangers.

17 / 08 / 1914. 9068 Private Lapparth Michael, 1st Battalion, Died in India.

20 / 09 / 1914. 7783 Private Gildea James, 3rd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

14 / 10 / 1914. 7760 Private McCarthy Joseph, 3rd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

28 / 10 / 1914. 7786 Private Farrell William 1st Battalion, D.o.W. France & Flanders.

19 / 03 / 1915. 3433 Private Cahill Martin, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

10 / 04 / 1915. 10351 Private Walsh Francis, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders

26 / 04 / 1915. 3503 Private Doody M. 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

17 / 07 / 1915. 5220, Private McGowan Edward.** 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

22 / 07 / 1915. 5547 Private Feeny P. (Aiglish*) 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

28 / 08 / 1915. 954 Private Walsh Thomas, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

07 /12 / 1915. 5800 Private Carroll John (Turlough*), 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Salonika

21 / 01 / 1916. 10845 Private Cunningham Edward, 1st Battalion K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

03 / 02 / 1916. 8152 C.S.M. Maher Joseph, 5th Battalion, Died in Salonika.

28 / 04 / 1916. 10868 L/Corporal McFadden Christopher , 1st Battalion, Died in Mesopotamia.

13 / 05 / 1916. 4215 L/Corporal Lyons Timothy, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

23 / 05 / 1916. 8323 Private King Michael, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

21 / 03 / 1918. 8159 Private Beresford William, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

21 / 03 / 1918. 8192 Private Gibbons Joseph,*** 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

19 / 09 / 1918. 8562 Private Harvey Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.I.A Egypt

04 / 11 / 1918. 4284 Private Farrell Patrick, 3rd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

* These two were included in the Castlebar section as its next door to Castlebar.

** Born in Carlow, but a resident of Castlebar. Co. Mayo.

*** Born in Keologues, townland of Castlebar, and Resident of Castlebar.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Kevin,

Do you have the whole roll of honour or just the men from that county? I have a friend in England whose grandfather (last name of Cody) was an officer in the Connaught Rangers in WW1 and was killed. The name is interesting. Family history has it that "Buffalo" Bill Cody traveled to England, became enamored with a lady and fathered a child by her. :blush:

Dan Murphy

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Kevin,

Do you have the whole roll of honour or just the men from that county? I have a friend in England whose grandfather (last name of Cody) was an officer in the Connaught Rangers in WW1 and was killed. The name is interesting. Family history has it that "Buffalo" Bill Cody traveled to England, became enamored with a lady and fathered a child by her. :blush:

Dan Murphy

Hallo Dan, :beer:

I have Part 69 of "SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919,The Connaught Rangers,, book form, this however does not list any Officers, they are I believe to be found under "OFFICERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919. and unfortunatly I don't have that :blush:

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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The only Connaught officer named Cody in 'Officers Died' is 2nd Lieut. John Cody, Connaught Rangers, attached 2/Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action 21 August 1918

previously served as 6834 WOI J. Cody, 6/Royal Irish Regt. Awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre 15 April 1918. Commissioned 25 March 1918.

Steve

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This post list the names of the men from the town of Ballina, County Mayo, who died on Active Service with the Connaught Rangers between 1914 -1918.

Ballina town suffered the most casulties from the County Mayo area in the Connaught Rangers.

BALLINA MEMBERS OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS KILLED IN WORLD WAR 1.

22 / 08 / 1914. 10691 Private Kennedy Stephen, 2nd Battalion D. o. W. France & Flanders.

25 / 08 / 1914. 8403 Private Cullen Patrick, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

10 / 09 / 1914. 10416 Private Stokes Francis, 3rd Battalion, Died at Home.

14 / 09 / 1914. 3465 Private Forde Henry, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

21 / 10 / 1914. 7845 Private Mullen Thomas, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

28 / 10 / 1914. 4179 Private Convey Michael, 2nd Battalion D. o. W. France & Flanders.

28 / 10 / 1914. 4055 L/Cpl Forde John, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

01 / 11 / 1914. 7771. Private Walsh Michael, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

02 / 11 / 1914. 3479 Private Moyles James, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

06 / 11 / 1914. 4141 Private O'Donnel Fredrick, 2nd Battalion, D. o. W France & Flanders

07 / 11 / 1914. 3907 Private Barrett Anthony, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

08 / 11 / 1914. 3708 Private Costello Thomas, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

08 / 11 / 1914. 7754 Private Grehan Edward, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

11 / 11 / 1914. 4023 Private O?Hara Edward, 2nd Battalion, D. o. W. France & Flanders.

23 / 11 / 1914. 10161 Private Henry Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.I.A France & Flanders.

19 / 12 / 1914. 9181 Private Murray Michael, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

08 / 01 / 1915. 6266 Private Rouse William, 1st Battalion, Died in India.

12 / 02 / 1915. 3960 Private Quigley Martin, 1st Battalion, D. o. W. France & Flanders.

04 / 04 / 1915. 280 Corporal. Lyons John, 5th Battalion, Died at Home.

26 / 04 / 1915. 10149 Private Murphy John, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

16 / 07 / 1915. 5083 Private McGuigan Anthony, 3rd Battalion, Died at Home

17 / 07 / 1915. 10804 Private McManus John, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

21 / 08 / 1915. 3822 Private Mulderig Thomas, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Gallipoli.

23 / 08 / 1915. 572 Private Millar Denis* 5th Battalion, D. o. W. Gallipoli.

15 / 10 / 1915. 5339 Private Ryder William, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

07 / 12 / 1915. 3529 Private Harte Martin, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Salonika.

12 / 12 / 1915. 688 Sergent. Rafter Michael, 5th Battalion, D. o. W. Salonika.

21 / 01 / 1916. 10164 Private Kennedy William, D.C.M, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

21 / 01 / 1916. 10192 Private McHale Michael, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

21 / 01 / 1916. 8698 Private Murray Dominick Wilfred, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

23 / 03 / 1916. 5532 Private Grehan Joseph, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

29 / 03 / 1916. 4435 Private Kelly Michael, 1st Battalion, Died in India.

17 / 04 / 1916. 6689 Private Cabry Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

17 / 04 / 1916. 4140 Private Kilgannon James, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

17 / 04 / 1916. 10192 Private McHale Michael, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

26 / 04 / 1916. 4112 Private Lyons Edward, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

15 / 05 / 1916. 7772 Private Walsh Thomas, 1st Battalion, D. o. W. at Home.

15 / 07 / 1916. 7843 Private Clarke John, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

03 / 09 / 1916. 4888 Private Anderson John, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

03 / 09 / 1916. 3769 L/Corporal Tighe James, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

10 / 11 / 1916. 4235 Private Kelly Christopher, 2nd Battalion, Died France & Flanders.

23 / 11 / 1916. 10142 Private Doherty Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.M.A** France & Flanders.

09 / 03 / 1917. 5934 Private Broderick Henry, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

15 / 04 /1917. 1113 Private Joyce Patrick, 1st Battalion, Died in Mesopotamia.

13 / 06 / 1917. 4944 Private Doherty Anthony*** 6th Battalion, D. o. W. France & Flanders.

20 / 11 / 1917. 7365 Private Neilon Anthony, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

21 / 03 / 1918. 3959 Private Beirne Eugene, 6th Battalion K.I.A. France & Flanders.

21 / 03 / 1918. 3811 Private Kennedy John, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

* Born in Dublin, resident in Ballina.

** Beside the listing, KMA is shown, Killed, Missing in Action, or misprint for KIA?

*** Born in Mosgrove, Sligo, but a resident of Ballina.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Edited by Kev in Deva

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This post list the names of the men from the town of Westport, County Mayo, who died on Active Service with the Connaught Rangers between 1914 -1918.

WESTPORT MEMBERS OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS KILLED IN WORLD WAR 1.

01 / 11 / 1914. 3919 Private Murphy Thomas, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France

11 / 11 / 1914. 8406 Private Gannon Robert, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

11 / 11 / 1914. 4067 Private Ward Michael, 2nd Battalion K.I.A. France and Flanders.

18 / 11 / 1914. 10111 Corporal Burke James, 2nd Battalion, D. o. W. France & Flanders.

16 / 03 / 1915. 4009 Private Scott John, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

19 / 03 / 1915. 4054 Private Merchant Patrick, 1st Battalion, France & Flanders.

26 / 04 / 1915. 8057 Private Gallagher Edward,* 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France & Flanders.

22 / 08 / 1915. 707 Private Bennet Thomas, 5th Battalion, D. o. W. Gallipoli.

10 / 12 / 1915. 4414 L/Corporal McGinn Martin, 5th Battalion, D. o. W, Salonika.

18 / 04 / 1916. 3845 Private Dever Michael, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

02 / 04 / 1916. 6903 Private McMullen Michael, 1st Battalion, D. o. W. Mesopotamia.

19/ 05 / 1918. 7483 Private McGrail John, 3rd Battalion, Died at Home.

09 / 10 / 1918. 6259 Private Lynch Michael, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

* Resident in Ballycroy, Co. Mayo.

Edited by Kev in Deva

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This post list the names of the men from the town of Swinford, County Mayo, who died on Active Service with the Connaught Rangers between 1914 - 1918.

SWINFORD MEMBERS OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS KILLED IN WORLD WAR 1.

01 / 11 / 1914. 3780 Sergeant O'Hara Michael, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

22 / 12 / 1914. 3797 Private Corley Timothy , 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

08 / 12 / 1915. 5579 Private McHugh,, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Salonika.

05 / 02 / 1916. 2609 Private Henry Michael, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

20 / 11 / 1917. 5762 Corporal Leonard Francis, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

10 /11 / 1918. 6550 Private McDonnell Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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This post list the names of the men from the towns of Charlestown, Ballinrobe, Cong, Belmullet, Ballyhaunis, Claremorris and the villages of Straid and Kilkelly in the County Mayo, who died on Active Service with the Connaught Rangers between 1914 - 1918.

CHARLESTOWN:

26 / 04 / 1915. 3851 Private Frain James, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

20 / 11 / 1917. 5874 Private Leonard James*, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

* Listed as born in Mayo, resident in Charlestown.

BALLINROBE:

07 / 11 / 1914. 10958 Private Cullinane Michael, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

21 / 03 / 1918. 11177 Private Fox Mark, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

08 / 10 / 1918. 4788 Private Maughan John, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

CONG:

29 / 10 / 1914. 7279. Private Hopkins Michael, 2nd Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

07 / 12 / 1915. 4940 L/Corporal Varley James, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Salonika.

16 / 06 / 1916. 3417 Private Huddy Joseph, 1st Battalion, Died in Mesopotamia.

BELMULLET:

25 / 09 / 1914. 10172 L/Corporal Monaghan Martin* D. o. W. France and Flanders

06 / 11 / 1914. 4061 Private Coyle Francis, 2nd Battalion D. o. W. France and Flanders.

28 / 04 / 1915. 10177 Private Padden Patrick, 1st Battalion, D. o. W. France & Flanders.

* Resident in Ballina.

BALLYHAUNIS:

07 / 12 / 1915. 6667 Private Folliard Thomas, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Salonika.

21 / 01 / 1916. 4200 Private Prendergast Patrick, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. Mesopotamia.

STRAID:

31 / 01 / 1917. 2629 Private Rowan James Patrick, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

KILKELLY:

26 / 04 / 1915. 3889 Private Boyle Edward, 1st Battalion K.I.A. France and Flanders.

CLAREMORRIS:

26 / 04 / 1915. 9423 L/Sergeant Malone John, 1st Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Please note the following with reference to the CASTLEBAR Section: While reading through the list of Connaught Ranger dead I came across reference to:

17 / 11 / 1916. 7085 Private Sweeny Michael** 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

** Private Sweeny M. was born in County Mayo and listed as being a resident of Castlebar.

Kevin in Deva :jumping:

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The following continues the list of County Mayo men who served in WW1 with the CONNAUGHT RANGERS from country areas outside of the large towns listed above.

In some cases the spelling of the area names varies from that of today, some names exsist in more than one area, and some are not known today.

KILMOVEE: (nearest town Ballaghderreen).

28 / 08 / 1915. 2904 Private Walsh Michael, 5th Battalion, K.I.A. Gallipoli.

DOOGERRI: (Possibly Doogary 5 exsist near the major towns in Mayo).

09 / 09 / 1916. 7267 Private Frain Thomas, 6th Battalion K.I.A. France and Flanders.

KILCOLMAN: (two exsist, one near Claremorris and one near Ballaghderreen.)

05 / 04 / 1919. 8216 Private Griffin Michael, 1st Battalion, Died in Egypt.

RAFNAMUFT: (Unknown location as yet).

25 / 12 / 1918. 8076 Private Barrett Michael, 1st Battalion, Died in Egypt,

Formerly 33730 Scottish Rifles.

KILCOMMON: (near Kilmaine, Ballinrobe,).

08 / 07 / 1917. 7497 Private Gibbons John, 1st Battalion, Died in Mesopotamia.

GLENSAUL: (Unknown location as yet).

21 / 03 / 1918. 7869 Private Casey John, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

BALLAGHDEEREN:

10 / 11 / 1917. 11155 Private Connolly Robert, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

BALLA:

07 / 09 / 1918. 5991 Private Corcoran Patrick, 6th Battalion, Died in France and Flanders.

KILTIMAGH:

20 / 11 / 1917. 4728 Private Walsh Michael, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

21 / 07 / 1918. 1574 Private McNicholas William, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders

NEWPORT:

11 / 01 / 1917. 6237 Private McIntyre James, 6th Battalion, K.I.A. France and Flanders.

ANNAGH: (old parish name for Ballyhaunis,also Annagh a townland in Aghamore near Ballyhaunis)

18 / 09 / 1916. 3987 Private Treston Michael*, 6th Battalion, D. o. W. at Home,

*Resident of Ballyhaunis.

Kevin in Deva

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