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Clare Men and Women in the Great War 1914-1918
by Ger Browne


Great War 1914-1918

The first article gives some of the Armies, Regiments and Corps that Clare men fought with in World War 1, the battles and events they died in, those who became POWs, those who had shell shock, some brothers who died, those shot at dawn, Clare politicians in WW1, Clare men courtmartialled, and the awards and medals won by Clare men and women.

Also enclosed is an alphabetical list of 2,300+ Clare men and women who participated in the War, an index of where they came from, a timeline of when and where the 600+ died, and 85 pages of photos of the 251 cemeteries and memorials throughout the world where the Clare War Dead are buried or remembered.

There are also 680 individual profiles of the Clare War Dead, Memorials and Graves from WW1 that are located in Clare, The Great Houses of Clare during WW1, Clare Newspapers and WW1 1914-2015, and other Individual Profiles that include those who survived the War. Finally WW1 Booklets and articles related to Clare are also enclosed.

This is a work in progress with huge room for expansion over the next few years. Hopefully more people will come forward with information on their grandparents, grand uncles or grand aunts who took part in the Great War, and that this project can be completed by the 11th November 2018.
Ger Browne

December 2015

[Material updated and new material added in February 2015, June 2015, December 2015, March 2016, May 2016 & September 2016]

Clare men and women in various Forces, Regiments and Corps; who died in battles and shipwrecks; were POWs, were courtmartialled and shot; who receives awards and medals (PDF)

Clare Men & Women in WWI arranged alphabetically (PDF)

Clare Men & Women in WWI arranged by where they came from (PDF)

Individual Profiles of Clare Men & Women (PDF)

Clare Newspapers and World War I, 1914-2015 (PDF)

‘The Great War’ by Peadar McNamara (PDF)

List of Kilrush Men who served with the Colours during the Great War, 1914-1918 by Charles E Glynn (PDF)

Timeline of Deaths (PDF)

Location of Graves and Memorials of Clare Dead (PDF)

New material added, September 2016:

The ANZAC’s (The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and Canadians from Clare in WW1

The Doughboys from Clare in WW1

New material added, June 2015, May 2016 & material updated March 2016:

Memorials and Graves from WWI located in Co Clare (PDF)

The Great Houses of Clare during WW1 (PDF)

The Men from North Clare and the Great War by Guss O’Halloran (PDF)

The Men from the Parishes of Doonbeg, Kilkee, Carrigaholt and Kilballyowen who died in action (PDF)

A Tribute to Kilrush in the Great War (PDF)

Claremen who fought in the Battle of the Somme (PDF)

New material added, December 2015 & material updated March 2016:

Profiles of the Clare War Dead A-E (PDF)

Profiles of the Clare War Dead F-K (PDF)

Profiles of the Clare War Dead L- M (PDF)

Profiles of the Clare War Dead N-W (PDF)

The Clare War Dead WWI (Published Booklet) (PDF)

The Great War



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