Using information taken from Ireland's Memorial Records: World War 1 1914-1918, Military
records held by the National Archives at Kew, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
Newspapers and Irish War Memorials we have gleaned the following War dead that have a
connection with Stillorgan or Blackrock.
This is by no means a definitive list and we would be grateful if you would let us know if you
have any information on those listed below or names that we are missing.
2nd Lieut. Albert Erskine Carson Archer - resided at Beaufield, Stillorgan. Killed 9th February 1916 age 19.
The son of Thomas and Emily Archer.
Gunner Benjamin Lawrence Birchall, Royal Field Artillery, the son of Benjamin R and Elizabeth A Birchall
of Drummany, Stillorgan Park. Died 11 May 1917 aged 23.
Private Alfred Henry Boyd (Harry) D Company 7 Battalion ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS, resided at Glensavage.
Killed 9th August 1915 age 19. Son of William H and Daisy E Boyd of Glensavage.
? Malachy Byrne No 7691 Stillorgan.
AS James Byrne, No 204649 Battalion of Coronel, son of Johannah Byrne of Moores Tce, Dublin Road Stillorgan.
He served on the HMS Good Hope. KILLED-IN ACTION 1st November 1914, age 30.
Acting Corporal Michael Carroll No 53051, Royal Army Medical Corps, son of Thomas and Bridget Carroll of
10 Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan. Died at sea 10th October 1918, age 25. Possibly a victim of when the RMS
Leinster was torpedoed but not confirmed.
Lieut. Sydney Crawford drowned on the RMS Leinster when it was torpedoed in the Irish sea on the 10th
October 1918 age 21. Son of William and Elizabeth Crawford, resided at Convalescent Home lodge,
Brewery Road. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Buried at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, Scotland on 22nd November 1918.
Lieutenant William Stewart Collen, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Joseph and Hannah Collen, of
Homestead, Dundrum. Co. Dublin, died 7 Aug 1915 age 25.
Private Thomas Patrick Davidson No 20389 8th Battalion RIS – Born in Stillorgan - Killed 23rd October 1918.
Private David Davidson No 204649 KILLED-IN ACTION 23rd October 1916. Born in Stillorgan but enlisted
in Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow.
Lance Corporal Thomas Downes No 5592 1st Battalion. ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS – resided in
Stillorgan (son of gardener of St Kevin’s Park) – KILLED-IN ACTION 7th August 1915, Gallipoli.
Private Thomas Patrick Doyle No 43065 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers born and in Stillorgan. The son of John and
Catherine Doyle of Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan and husband of Margaret Byrne. Father of John, Tobias, Sylvester
& Ellen. Killed in Action 6th September 1916 age 31 in France.
Robert Drought, Glenart Ave, Stillorgan
Lieutenant Eric Wallace Harris, Royal Garrison Artillery, only son of William Wallace Harris and Gertrude
May Harris of Chelmsford, Avoca Avenue, died 4 Nov 1917 age 20.
Leticia Harriett Crawford (Harry)(sister of Sidney Crawford). Eldest daughter of William Henry and Elizabeth of
Stillorgan Cottage Brewery Road, drowned on the RMS Leinster when it was torpedoed in the Irish
sea on the 10th October 1918, age 34. Her memorial has the insignia for 'On War Service 1916'.
Apprentice Sydney George Hannam - Royal Naval Transport drowned at sea 10th February 1916 age 17
by enemy action. He was a member of the Stillorgan Rover Scout Troop. He was born at Beckenham in Kent
in 1901, the son of Herbert Henry and Edith Hamman. He was living at 6 Willow Place, Booterstown with his
father, his stepmother Lily and his brother Leonard in 1911.
2nd Lieutenant Frederick Charles Patrick Joy, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Joy. He gave as his
address , Grove house, Stillorgan. RIF 3rd - Battalion attached 2nd Battalion. Enlisted 1914 in the
5th Battalion, ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS. Died 16th June 1915 age 23.
Company Quartermaster Sergeant Patrick Kavanagh, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of Patrick and
Elizabeth Kavanagh of Ardlui, Newtown Park Avenue, died 21 Mar 1918 age 26.
Private John Kearney - 9384. Born in Kilmacud 4 Jan 1894 to Philip and Esther Kearney . Enlisted
Dun Laoghaire Irish Guards, 4th Company, 2nd Battalion. Died (of wounds) 1st August 1917 age 21
at Flanders. Memorial at Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
Capt. Robert Ernest Lee – The Royal Army Medical Corps, son of Edward & Annie Lee The Grange
Stillorgan, drowned on the RMS Leinster when it was torpedoed in the Irish sea on the 10th
October 1918 age 35
Lieut. Joseph Bagnall Lee 6th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers – Son of Edward and Annie Lee of
The Grange, Stillorgan 7th August 1915 age 27
Capt. William Oswald, Royal Army Med Corp – The Laurals & Galloping Green. Killed 10 Aug 1918
2nd Lieut. Walter Leslie Orr, 4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. The son of Mr F Harman Orr of Crosthwaith
Park and educated at Avoca school & Trinity. A member of the 3rd Dublin Scout Troop, Stillorgan.
KIA at Flanders age 25 about the 25 Sep 1916.
Private Thomas Maher No 16540 2nd Battalion. Royal Irish Rifles – Born in Stillorgan died 30th Oct
918 age 26 at home.
Private Edward McDonald No 5353, 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, son of Edward and Eliza
McDonald, of Kilmacud Cottage, Stillorgan, County Dublin. KIA 17th August 1915 in Gallipoli.
Private Christopher McManigan No 4572 - Born Stillorgan, resided Dundrum, enlisted Kilkenny.
2nd Battalion, RIR. KIA 5 Jul 1916 at Flanders.
Private William Joseph Manning No 18865 D Company (The Pals) 7th Battalion ROYAL DUBLIN
FUSILIERS – Born in Stillorgan, the son of Thomas James Manning and Mary Manning. Formerly
13701 4th Hussars. KIA 3rd October 1916 age 24 it the Balkans.
Lance Corporal Arnold Wilson Moss No 14188 D Company (The Pals) 7th Battalion ROYAL DUBLIN
FUSILIERS – Born at Ulster Terrace, Stillorgan on 15 Apr 1896 to Henry & Susan Moss. KIA Gallipoli
16th Aug 1915 age 18.
Private Arthur Moran, No 2951, born 7 Sep 1883 son of Michael and Catherine Moran of Stillorgan.
Enlisted at the Curragh Camp 6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died 29th September 1916
age 36, Greek Macedonia.
Private Patrick Joseph Neil No 22953 B Company, 8th Battalion, 48th Brigade 16th Irish Division
(Kitchener’d Battalion of volunteers) ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS born 29 Jul 1889 at Newtown Park
Stillorgan to Thomas and Mary Neil. KIA 6th September 1916, Flanders. His Medal index card states
that he entered the theatre of war in France 20 Dec1915 and it also states that he was presumed dead
on the 6 Sep 1916 as his body was never found or identified. He is commemorated on the Thiepval
Rifleman Edward Clement O’Reilly, 5592 – Born 1899 son of Michael and Alice O’Reilly, 4 Moore's
Tce., Stillorgan. Enlisted Dublin, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds, 29th July 1916
age 17, Flanders.
2nd Lieut. Edmund Arthur Trouton 3rd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed 1st July 1916.
Age 25, Galloping Green.
2nd Lieut. Walter Osborne Varian, Garnaville, Stillorgan killed 30 March 1918 age 23, killed in action
at Le Hamel, Somme, France.
Capt. William Arthur Verschoyle, born Woodley 24 Sep 1889 at Carysfort Lodge, Stillorgan - 2nd
Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, killed 11 April 1917 age 27.
2nd Lieut. Francis Stuart Verschoyle, Royal Engineers. Born 9 Apr 1896 at Woodley, the son of William H F &
Frances Verschoyle of Woodley, Kilmacud. Educated at Castlepark, Marborough College & Trinity College
Killed Sunday 25th April 1915 age 18 near Ypres.
Private Richard White No 6305, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, enlisted Howth – Born at Newtown Park,
Stillorgan on 24 Mar 1899, son of John and Sarah White. KILLED-IN ACTION Flanders 21 Aug 1918 age 19.
Private Charles Andrews, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of Thomas and Mary Andrews of Blackrock,
Co Dublin. Died 1 Jul 1916 age 43.
Sergeant Patrick William Berne, Canadian Infantry, son of Connor and B H Berne of 3 Montpelier Place, Blackrock,
died 9 Apr 1914 age 29
Private Christopher Byrne, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of John and Elizabeth Byrne of Whelans Tce, Blackrock,
died 24 Apr 1914 age 22.
Lance Corporal Michael Carey, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of James and Esther Carey of 4 Yankee Tce,
Newtown Park, Blackrock. died 15 Aug 1915 age 18.
Segeant Christopher Doyle, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of John and Mary Doyle of Orchard Cottages,
Newtown Park, Blackrock. Died 23 Oct 1916 age 21.
Major Connell, Royal Scots Fusiliers, husband of Nancy Connell of Merville, Booterstown, Co Dublin. Died
28 Sep 1915.
Private Arthur Sydney Crawford, Royal Irish Fusiliers, son of Hugh and Jane Crawford of Mount Merrion
Blackrock died Mar 1918 age 23.
Private Michael Flynn, The Royal North Lancashire Regiment, son of Patrick and Rosanna Flynn
of 2 Sydney Place.
Private Finn, Irish Guards, husband of Elizabeth Finn of 9 Brusna Cottages, Blackrock, died
27 Aug 1918 age 36.
William Geoghan, Newtown Park Avenue
Second Lieutenant William George Richard Geoghan, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of William P and
Mary Elizabeth Geoghegan of The White House, Oakwood Avenue, Kent and Rockfield, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Died 13 Apr 1917 age 20.
Lieutenant Edward Percival Harpur, Royal Irish Fusiliers, son of the Rev William & Mrs Harpur of Dalkey
and husband of Eileen Harpur of 3 Idrone Tce., Blackrock, died 11 Sep 1916 age 25.
Lieutenant John Frederick Healy, Royal Irish Rifles, son of George F and Dorothea Healy of Peafield,
Blackrock, died 2 Jul 1916 age 19.
Second Lieutenant John Henry Frederick Leland, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Henry and Laura
Leland of 6 Idrone Terrace, Blackrock. Died 10 Aug 1915 age 31.
Private Mahon, Irish Guards, son of James Mahon, deceased and Mrs Mary Mahon, of Newtown Park,
Blackrock, died 14 Nov 1918.
Private Alfred Masterson, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of Patrick and Bridget Masterson and husband of Mary of 2 Collins's Court, Blackrock. Died 12 Sep 1917 age 25.
Private McDonnell, Royal Fusiliers, son of Jane and Margaret McDonnell of Qui Si Sano, Blackrock,
died 30 May 1914 age 33.
Rifleman McCormack, Royal Irish Rifles, son of Mrs E McCormack, Brookfield Place, Blackrock, died
30 Jul 1916.
Lieutenant John Arthur Rice McCormick, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, son of T C McCormick of
Blackrock House, Blackrock. Died 5 Jun 1915 age 26.
Private McNally, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of James and Honor McNally of Brookfield Buildings., Blackrock.
Died 8 Aug 1917 age 32.
Private Patrick Murphy, Royal Irish Regiment, son of Thomas and Sarah Murphy, husband of Bridget
Murphy of 1 Sweetman's Avenue, Blackrock, died 9 Sep 1916 age 34.
Second Lieutenant James Neville Herbert Murphy, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of Isabella C Murphy of
2 Waltham Tce., Blackrock. Died 10 May 1915 age 20.
Second Lieutenant William Charles Nesbitt, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of the late William and Jane
Nesbitt of Dove House, Blackrock, died 16 Aug 1915 age 40.
Private Michael O'Grady, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, son of James and Annie O'Grady, husband of Mary O'Grady
of 31 Brookfield Tce., Blackrock, died 16 Aug 1915 age 40.
Able Seaman Patrick O'Brien, son of Michael and Annie O'Brien, Blackrock Co Dublin. Died
16 Jul 1918 age 21.
Lieutenant Thomas Frood Perrin, Royal Irish Regiment son of Robert Perrin of Mervyn, 10 Proby Square and
Jane Forster Frood. He was born at Mountain View, Killiney Road on 24 Apr 1889. Thomas died 4 May
1920 age 31.
Private Thomas Ryan, The Buffs - East Kent Regiment, son of Mary Ryan and husband of Josephine
Ryan of 9 Kenny's Cottages, Sweetman's Avenue, Blackrock. Died 7 Aug 1918 age 34.
Second Lieutenant Donald Seymore Smyth, Royal Irish Regiment, son of Edward Weber Smyth ad
Elizabeth Anna Smyth of 56 Sydney Avenue, Blackrock. Died 5 Jun 1915 age 26.