Names from the Carlow War Memorial!
The following observations were made by Mr Terry
O'Brien, Rifleman, A, 1988. 5th. South African
Mounted Rifles. Died of enteric whilst a Prisoner of War 5th April 1915.
Age 31. Son of Patrick and Mary O'Brien, of The Parade, Bagnalstown, Co.
- Austrailan Imperial Forces
- SNº 1914
- Killed in Action France 19/07/1916
- Breslin was born in Clanmore 1879 he was the husband
of Mary Breslin who was registered as living at Clonemore at the time of
- Australian Imperial Forces
- SNº 4205
- Died of Wounds (Gallipoli) 18/7/1915
- Wheatley was born 1885 in Hackettstown son of
Anthony Wheatley still living in Hackettstown at time of sons death.
Note: Matthew O'Meara whose name appears on the Memorial should read
No Matthew O'Meara served in the Australian armed
forces however, a Matthew O'Mara did and he was born in Carlow.
- Australian armed forces
- Died of Wounds (Gas Attack) 01/10/1918
- O'Mara was born in Ballymore son of Kate she was
still living in Ballymore at the time of his death.
- Jones, William Rowland
- Nationality: Canadian Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario
- Unit Text: 47th Bn.
- Age: 33
- Date of Death: 11/11/1916
- Service No: 629884
- Additional information: Son of the late William Jones
(Resident Magistrate), of Carlow, Ireland.
- War Dead Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL. France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission & Terry Curran.
Humphrey Worthington Wilson DCM
Wilson, 4157 Sergeant H W, 1st Prince of Wales Own Yorkshire
Regiment (2nd Battalion Mounted Infantry)
Humphrey Worthington Wilson was born on 19 March 1876, the son of
James and Elizabeth Wilson of Carlow, Ireland. He enlisted as a Private
in the Yorkshire Regiment on 1 June 1893 and was posted to and joined
the 1st Battalion at Jersey on 7 June. He served in Gibraltar, January
1898 to March 1899 and proceeded to service in South Africa, 22
September 1899 where he served until 6 October 1902. On the outbreak of
the Boer War he joined the Yorkshire Regiment section of the 2nd
Battalion Mounted Infantry on its formation as a Sergeant. He took part
in the Relief of Kimberley, including the action at Klip Drift, the
battles of Paardeberg and Driefontein, the Sannah’s Post engagement,
operations near Thabanchu, actions at Hont’s Nek and Welkom Kopjes, the
battle of Diamond Hill, the pusuit of De Wet, the relief of Elands River
and operations in the western Transvaal, October 1900-July 1901,
including the action at Nooitgedacht. For his distinguished service with
the 2nd Battalion Mounted Infantry he was mentioned in despatches and
awarded the DCM. Promoted to Colour Sergeant in April 1903, he was
posted to the 5th Battalion and appointed Acting Sergeant-Major on 12
October 1912, having been awarded the Army L S & G C with a gratuity in
April 1912. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Yorkshire
Regiment on 8 April 1915 and promoted to Lieutenant on 10 June 1915. He
reached the rank of Temporary Captain, attached to the 2nd Battalion
East Yorkshire Regiment in September 1915. He was killed in action
whilst gallantly leading his men in a charge against German positions on
4 October 1915. Having no known grave, his name is commemorated on the
Medals DCM Ed VII (4157 Serjt 1st York. Regt.),
QSA (6) RofK Paar Drie Joh DH Witt (4157 Sgt., Yorkshire Regt.), KSA (2)
(4157 Sjt.-Inst.-Musky., York. Regt.), Army LS&GC GV (4157 C. Sjt.,
York. Regt.). DNW Apr 06.
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