St Jude's Church War Memorial

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Reference WMO256805

Address:

Ormeau Road, Belfast

Belfast

Belfast

Northern Ireland

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Cenotaph
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: In good condition
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1914 - 1918 To the glory of God and in grateful memory of the Men from the parish who fell in the Great War Robert Henry BLAIR Royal Irish Rifles (No record for this person found) It may be this soldier - Henry Robert BLAIR, Rifleman 68, 14th Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action in France 7th June 1917. Born at Clonaslee Queen's County He is at rest in Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery, Belgium. Additional information In 1911 he was living with his widowed mother Margaret Jane and his siblings at 51, Kimberley Street, Ormeau Road. He was a wood carver by occupation and was born in Queens County. His mother was born in County Cavan. OR It may be this soldier - Robert BLAIR, Rifleman 596, 11/13th Royal Irish Rifles died of wounds 10th December 1917. He was born and lived at Killeshandra, County Cavan and enlisted in Belfast. He was the son of Thomas and Eliza of Clodrurrn , Killeshandra, County Cavan. He is at rest in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. William Charles BROWN, Private 40929, 108th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps died 30th June 1917 aged 20. He was the son of Mary Ann Anderson and late Edwin Charles Brown. He is at rest in Belfast City Cemetery. Thomas Henry CARREN Sergeant 57806, 36th Signal Company, Royal Engineers died 6th July 1917. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Additional information - He was born 12th September 1891 in Liverpool and was baptised on the 18th November 1891 at St Saviours, Liverpool. His parents were Thomas William Threfall and Annie Machere, nee Smith. Both parents were native of the Isle of Man and in the 1901 census the family were living at 2, Douglas Street in the City of Peel, Isle of Man. 1911 the complete family had moved to 89 Deramore Avenue, Belfast. His age at this time was given as 19 and he was an apprentice heating engineer. His brothers were called John Eric born 1895 at Liverpool and Percy Threfall born 1900 at Peel City. His father died at 89 Deramore Avenue on the 2nd December 1940. Some notes from what remains of his army record - He enlisted at Belfast on the 22nd September 1914 as part of the U.V.F. Force . He was posted as sapper into the Signal Coy, Royal Engineers aged 22. Prior to enlistment he was a Clerk and he gave his place of birth at Bootle, Liverpool, England. His parents were living at 89 Deramore Avenue and his father was his next of kin. On the 22nd September 1914 he was in France until the 6th July 1917 when he was killed in action. On the 30th October 1919 Army Form W5080 (Statement of Names and relatives of the above name deceased) had to be witnessed and it was signed by J S Taylor, Minister of St Jude's. Cecil Reginald CRYMBLE Lieutenant, 3rd attached to the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers died 20th November 1914 aged 29. He was born on the 6th April 1885 in Belgium to George Gordon Crymble and Agnes Templeton Crymble, of Gordon House, Annandale. B.A., D.Sc., Queen's University, Belfast. He lived at care of Mrs G Neill, Gordon House Annadale Avenue, formerly of 7, Upper Crescent both Belfast and died at Houplines, Armentieres, France. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Robert DEVLIN, Private 2794, 5th Royal Irish Regiment, formerly Private 11168, Royal Irish Rifles. He was killed in action 16th August 1915. Native of Belfast. He is Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey including Gallipoli. Additional information - He was born on the 27th February 1895 in Belfast, to David and Martha Devlin, who in 1901, were living at 25, Raby Street, Ormeau Road. In 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 28, Walmer Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast and he was an apprentice joiner. Some notes from what remains of his army record - He joined up 27th August 1914 and was posted as Private 11168, Royal Irish Rifles. On the 15th January 1915 he was transferred and posted into, as Private 2794, Royal Irish Regiment. On the 15th March 1915 he was appointed (unpaid) Lance Corporal and on the 22nd June 1915, at his own request, reverted to Private. He served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the 8th July 1915 until his death 16th August 1915. Place of death not known. Thomas FAULKNER, Private 1885 1st Irish Guards died 18th May 1915, aged 33. He was the son of Alexander and Annie Faulkner, of Ahoghill, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, husband of Sarah Faulkner, 10, Somerset Street, Belfast. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, France. David Whaley FOY Lance Corporal 17621, 14th Royal Irish Rifles died 1st July 1916. He was the son of David and Agnes Whalley and was the husband of Ellen Rodgers, nee Macauley of 6, Pakenham Street, Belfast. In 1911 he was living with his father, stepmother Jessie L V, nee Flannigan and his siblings at 17, Candahar Street, Ormeau Road. He is at rest in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France. His army record was almost destroyed by the blitz over London in WW2. Following are some notes that I have been able to read. He enlisted 15th September 1914 at Belfast aged 28 years and 6 months and he was a salesman prior to enlistment. He embarked Southampton 4th October 1915 and arrived at Le Harve the next day. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 5th December 1915. On the 1st July 1917 he was wounded in the field, which was amended to missing in action on the same day. His next of kin was his wife Ellen nee McAuley whom he married on the 14th September 1914 in Antrim. Hugh GORMAN Private 11924, 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died 27th April 1916 aged 21. He was the son of William and Elizabeth of 119, Walmer Street, Ballnafeigh, Belfast. In 1911 he was living at the address stated and was working in a confectionary works as a labourer. He is at rest in Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France. Adam Stanley HAMPTON, Junior Fourth Engineer Officer, Mercantile Marine on vessel S.S. Mesaba (Liverpool). He died at sea on the 1st September 1918 aged 26. He was the son of Adam and Annie nee Porter of 68, Ailsbury Road, Belfast, he was a native of Belfast. In 1901 he was living with his parents at 25 Skegoneil Avenue and in 1911 the family were living at 47 Ormeau Road Belfast. He was working at the docks as a engine fitter. The ship SS Mesaba was built in 1898 by Harland and Wolff and on the 1st September 1918 the ship was torpedoed by U-Boat 118 21 miles from Tusker Roas, East coast of Ireland. The ship was on route from Liverpool to Philadelphia. 20 person lost their lives. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Francis HAZLETT, Rifleman 17/1427 Royal Irish Rifles killed in action 16th October 1916 aged 18. He was born in the parish of St Annes Belfast and was the son of Francis and Jane of 71, Kimberley Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast. He was in France on the 19th November 1915. He is at rest in Pond Farm Cemetery, Belgium. George Alexander HOLLOWAY Private, CH/416(S)Royal Marine Light Infantry, Chatham Battalion, died of wounds at the Dardanelles at 11 Casualty Clearing Station on the 19th August 1915 aged 20. He died of gunshot wounds to his chest. He was previously wounded in the shoulder about April 1915. He was born on the 30th September 1894 at Howth, Dublin to George and Ada R of 35, Jameson Street, Belfast. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at 5, Corballis, Julianstown, Meath. He is at rest in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey including Gallipoli. Henry George HOWE, Sergeant 8828, 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died of wounds 1st April 1917 aged 27. He was the husband of Mrs H Howe of Marlborough Terrace, Londonderry. He was born in Rawal Pindi, India to Henry and Jane of 42, Kimberley Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast. He is at rest in Foreste Communal Cemetery, France. Harry C JERVIS (Military Medal) Lance Corporal 231117, A Coy 10th Canadian Infantry died 16th August 1918 aged 27. He was born on the 7th May 1891 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Jervis, of Belfast, Ireland and was the husband of Mrs. Annie. Jervis, of 302, Irving Road, Victoria, British Columbia. On enlistment he was living with his wife at 10966, 122 Street, Edmonton, Alberta and he was working as a telephone inspector. He is at rest in Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France. William Holden JOHNSTON, 2nd Lieutenant, 13th King's Liverpool Regiment, formerly, Private with the Royal Fusiliers, he gained his commission into the Liverpool Regiment on the 29th March 1915. He embarked for France on the 17th February 1916. He was killed in action 30th July 1916 aged 31. He was the son of John G. and Esther Johnston, of Brooklands, Annadale, Belfast formerly 12, Annadale Avenue. He was the husband of Dorothy Holden Johnston, of Hoylake, Birkenhead. He lived, at one stage at 16, Donegall Square South, Belfast. He is at rest in Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France. J MURDOCH Royal Irish Rifles (There are no J MURDOCHs listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission serving with the R.I.R. He may be one of the following MURDOCKs found - Rifleman 19706, James Gabriel MURDOCK, H.Q. Company, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles died 1st October 1918 aged 24. He was the son of William James of Belfast. He is at rest in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium. Rifleman 18351 James Stanley MURDOCK, 14th Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action in France 1st September 1916. He was born in the Shankill area of Belfast and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Rifleman 879, John MURDOCK, 15th Royal Irish Rifles killed in action 1st July 1916. He was born at Ballymacarrett, Co Down. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. George Edward McCREIGHT, Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) 41202, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly 7846 (Memorial has RDF)Royal Dublin Fusiliers, died of wounds 11th August 1917. He was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He was the son of George and Eliza McCreight, of Belfast and was the husband of Margaret nee Slingo who he married in 1910 and lived at 15, Harrow Green, Leystonstone, London. In 1911 he was living with his wife at 44, Bellbrooke Place, Harehills, Leeds and he was a police constable. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at 70, Balfour Avenue. In 1911 his parents were at 50, Jameson Street, Ormeau Road, Belfast with his two sisters. He is at rest in Etaples Military Cemetery, France. James McGOWAN, Able Seaman, Clyde Royal Z/1596 Royal Navy (VR) Divisional Employment Coy, Royal Naval Division. Born on the 26th August 1895 and died 30th August 1918. In 1911 he was living with his mother, Elizabeth, at 3, Comber Street, Knockbreda, Belfast. He is at rest in Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, France. Hugh PATTERSON, Private 4314 1/5th Seaforth Highlanders killed in action 27th July 1916 aged 20. He was the son of George and Sarah of 85, Walmer Street, Belfast. He is at rest in Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France William Alexander Duncan PATTERSON, Sergeant 6669 1st Royal Irish Rifles died 21st March 1918 aged 27. He was the son of Robert and Phoebe Patterson, of 19, South Parade, Belfast and husband of Mary Josephine Patterson, of 5, Sion Hill Avenue, Harold's Cross, Dublin. He is commemorated on the Poziers Memorial, Somme, France. [​IMG] Samuel Herbert SEYMOUR Private 19466, 17th Machine Gun Corps, (Infantry), formerly 13582 Royal Irish Rifles killed in action 9th August 1917 aged 24. He was the son of John Hill and Jane Seymour of 3, Blackwood Street, Belfast, Ireland. In 1901 the family were living at 453 Ormeau Road, Belfast. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. Robert Selkirk WHELAN M.C. M.M. Company Sergeant Major (CSM) 16093, Royal Irish Rifles killed in action 29th August 1917 aged 25. He was the son of John Edwards and Elizabeth of 64 Ravenhill Road, Belfast, Ireland. In 1911 he was an apprentice plumber. He is at rest in Metz-En-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, France Extract from the London Gazette dated 14th September 1917 - Military Cross 10/16093 CSM Robert Selkirk Whelan Royal Irish Rifles. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in capturing twelve of the enemy with the assistance of a comrade whilst they were reconnoitring our position. He also showed great courage and fearlessness in the face of machine gun fire bringing and abandoned enemy machine gun into action and enfilading the enemy with it, thereby facilitating our capture of a strong point. After this he took forward a patrol and captured and enemy field gun, together with its escort, thirty in number. He set a splendid example of pluck and initiative. James Edwin WOODS, Lieutenant , 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers died 6th December 1917 aged 21. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Wilson and Maria of 6, St John's Park, Knockbreda, Belfast. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings at 9, Haypark Avenue, Belfast and in 1911 he was living with his parents and siblings at 63, Ravenhill Road, Belfast. He is also commemorated on the war memorial in Knockbreda parish church, Belfast and on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France Edward I WYLIE, Sapper 64006, 121st Field Coy, Royal Engineers killed in action 5th July 1916. Born on the Shankill, Belfast He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme, France

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