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

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


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