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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Carlow Great War Memorial

Carlow Soldiers 1914-1918

'Missing Names'

Missing Names from the Carlow War Memorial!

The following observations were made by Mr Terry Curran c2007

A. O'Brien

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. Carlow, Ireland

Breslin, Thomas  Pte

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 his death.

Wheatley, Anthon Pte

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 Matthew O'Mara.

No Matthew O'Meara served in the Australian armed forces however, a Matthew O'Mara did and he was born in Carlow.

O'Mara, Matthew

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 Regiment)
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.

Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission  & Terry Curran.

Acting Captain 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 Loos Memorial.

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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