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North Clare Soldiers in World War I

This list comprises many soldiers from North Clare* who fought in the First World War of  1914-1918.

[*For the purposes of this list, 'North Clare' is broadly defined as comprising the towns and districts of Ennistymon, Lahinch, Liscannor, Miltown Malbay, Inagh, Corofin, Kilfenora, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin and Ballyvaughan.]

Included are soldiers who were killed in action, those who died of wounds, and those who survived the war to die later at home or abroad. Where possible, we have provided details of their regiment, rank and serial number, date of death and burial place, and other local information. Some entries relating to the Crimean War (1854-1856) are also included.

This information was compiled at Ennistymon Library from information researched and provided by Gerard "Guss" O'Halloran of Ennistymon.Mr. O'Halloran is Administrator of The North Clare War Memorial Committee which has erected a plaque at the Old Cemetery, Churchill, Ennistymon to commemorate these men. Mr Tadhg Moloney is responsible for having regimental badges inscribed on the headstones of five men who are buried in the graveyard.

Sources include the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Absent Voters' List, Clare Champion and local interviews.  Additions and corrections would be very much appreciated (please state source), and can be submitted to The Library, Ennistymon, Co. Clare or email

Allingham, Edward V Egan, Patrick Linehan (?), Billy O'Donoghue, Paddy
Allingham, Robert Carson Fitzmaurice, ? Loftus, Peter DCM O’Loughlin, "Garibaldi"
Atcheson, Robert Fitzpatrick, "Jacko" Looney, James O’Loughlin, John ("Duff"?)
Bane, Walter Fitzpatrick, James Lynch, Martin O'Loughlin, Patrick Joseph
Barlow, Thomas
(a.k.a. Heavy)
Fitzpatrick, John Lynch, Patrick O’Loughlin, "Patie"
Barrett, John Fitzpatrick, "Micko" McCarthy, Thomas O’Loughlin, Patrick
Barrett, Matthew Flaherty, ? McCormack, ? O’Loughlin (Flaherty), Simon
Barrett, Paddy Flaherty, Joseph ("Joe") McDonagh, Edward
O’Loughlin, "Siney"
Beakey, Martin Flaherty, Simon O’Loughlin
(see O’Loughlin, Simon)
McDonagh, Joachim O’Loughlin, Thomas
Bettenson, William T. Flanagan, John McDonagh, John O’Loughlin, Thomas (Tom?)
Blood, Patrick Flanagan, John Joseph McDonagh, "Luglo" O’Sullivan, John
Brennan, "Mannie" Flanigan (Flanagan?),
Patrick J.
McDonagh, Martin Quinn, John
Brosnan, Michael T. Flynn, ? McDonagh, Michael Reidy, John
Browne, James Foley, Timothy McDonagh, "Slant" Reidy, John
Burke, Patrick ("Sturdy"?) Friel, George McGann, Thomas ("King") Roberts, "Robby"
Canny, "Micko" Garrahy, John Joseph McMahon, "Mike, the Dane" Roche, Michael
Carthy, "Modder" Glynn, Thomas McNamara, ? Ros-Rose, Richard de
Casey, Peter Grady, Thomas McNamara, (MacNamara ?) George Rushe, Martin
Clare, Patrick Griffin, John McNamara, Patrick Rushe, "Tommy"
Clohessy, John Griffin, Joseph McNamara, Patrick Ryan, Austin Francis
Clohessy, Matthew Halloran, Jeremiah ("Gerry") Mills, Henry ("Harry") Scully, Stephen
Coalpoise (or Colpoise), Frank Halloran, John Mills, James Shanahan, "Mickey"
Comber, Edward Halloran, Martin Molloy, "Briars" Shannon, Tommy
Connole, John Halloran, Michael ("Mickey") Murphy, ? Shannon, "Tosser"
Connole, John Halloran, Patrick Murphy, "Jack" Shea, "Jack"
Connole, Patrick Harding, James Golding Murrihy, Martin Shea, "Tommy"
Connole, Patrick Hartigan, P Murrihy, "Mickey" Sherlock, "Buller"
Conway, John Hayes, Michael Murrihy, "Tom" Sherlock, Paddy
Conway, Tom Hayes, "Paddy" Neylon, ? Sherlock, S.
Cooper, ? Heavy, Thomas
(Served as Barlow, Thomas. See above)
Neylon, Michael Slattery, John Joseph
Corry, "Jim" Hegarty, "Johnny" Neylon, Simon Stradling, George
Corry, Joseph Hegarty, Patrick O’Brien, Andrew Thynne, John
Costelloe, ? Higgins, Michael MM O’Brien, John Thynne, John
Coughlan, Tom Higgins, Thomas O’Brien, Joseph Thynne, Michael
Courtney, Patrick Hogan, Stephen P. O'Brien, Joseph ("Josie") Thynne, Patrick
Davis, Frank (or Francis) Hourigan, Patrick O’Brien, Joseph J. ("Josie"?) Tierney, John Joseph
Davoren, Michael Howard, John O'Brien, Mortimer Tobin, "Georgie"
Dillon, "Paddy" Howard, Thomas O’Brien, "Paty Frankeen" Vaughan, ?
Dillon, Patrick Jordan, "Jack" O’Brien, Stephen J. Walshe, "Deveen"?
Doherty, Cornelius Keane, John O’Brien, Tom Walsh, John
Doherty, Patrick Kelleher, Jimmy O’Connor, Austin Jr. Walsh, John
Dowling, John Kelly, John O’Connor, John White, "Micko"
Earls, Martin Kildea, Michael O’Connor, Michael Woods, John
Edwards, Cyril Lenane, James O’Connor, "Mike"  
Edwards, Patrick Leyden, John O’Connor, Patrick  

Clare County Library wishes to thank Clare Local Studies Project for preparation of raw text for this publication.


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