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« Reply #540 on: November 07, 2018, 09:20:05 PM »
I've only recently discovered that two of my 1st cousin 3 times fought and died in World War 1

John Ireland removed is buried in St Elizabeth's churchyard, Dundonald. 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/661396/ireland,-john/

Private IRELAND, JOHN
Service Number 79880
Died 06/09/1918
Aged 18
15th Bn. Devonshire Regiment
formerly 2nd Bn.
Son of James and Agnes Ireland, of 18, Eton St., Belfast.

His brother William Ireland also died:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/573923/IRELAND,%20WILLIAM

Private IRELAND, WILLIAM
Service Number 201379
Died 01/08/1918
Aged 20
1st/4th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Son of James and Agnes Ireland, of 18, Eton St., Belfast.
Hi killultagh, This is a link to Last Will of William Ireland, He left all his possessions to his Agnes of 18 Eton street.



http://soldierswills.nationalarchives.ie/reels/sw/1918_22/IrelandW_E605480.pdf

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« Reply #541 on: November 07, 2018, 09:38:36 PM »
Hi My grandfather William J Woods was killed in WW1 and on memorial in Belfast I understand.  I am in England and would dearly love to see it. Here is the record: NAME; Woods, William[/color][/font]
RANK; 2nd Corporal
SERV. NO; 64336
UNIT/SERVICE; Railways - 43rd Broad Gauge Railway Operating Coy.
REGIMENT; Royal Engineers
BORN; Carrickfergus
LIVED; Aughnacloy – Co Tyrone
ENLISTED; Belfast
FATE; Died of Wounds, France, March 28th 1918 aged 30

CEMETERY; ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONV (France) – I.J 27[/size]
CHURCH;
MEMORIAL;
REMARKS; Son of William J. and Margaret Woods, of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim; husband of Meta Woods, of Mayfair, Cyprus Park, Bloomfield, Belfast (R.O.D? ??? )

http://soldierswills.nationalarchives.ie/reels/sw/1918_22/WoodsW_E576405.pdf


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« Reply #542 on: November 07, 2018, 11:31:01 PM »
No sorry can't help you there. My relatives surname is either Houston or Hughes. Both served in WW1 one survived and one did not. Post for Loiste na mona

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« Reply #543 on: March 17, 2019, 09:36:24 PM »
I'm searching for any information regarding  lance corporal Thomas Gault 9th iniskilling  fusiliers killed in action  1st July 1916, I believe his medals were sold by a family member some time ago, I would love to get the medals back, or even a copy of the photo they were framed with.
If any body can help I would be truly grateful.

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« Reply #544 on: April 26, 2019, 02:13:05 PM »
Looking for information On John Quin and Eliza Cain. I know they had a son Andrew born Belfast about 1839. Andrew married in May 1865 In Newtownards Co Down and his father was a Farmer or Farm Labourer.

Many Thanks
Heather

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« Reply #545 on: April 26, 2019, 05:18:50 PM »
I'm searching for any information regarding  lance corporal Thomas Gault 9th iniskilling  fusiliers killed in action  1st July 1916, I believe his medals were sold by a family member some time ago, I would love to get the medals back, or even a copy of the photo they were framed with.
If any body can help I would be truly grateful.

A friend of mine recently found her great uncles First World War medals on eBay, they were being sold by a dealer and she was able to buy them for a reasonable price . Apparently there are a lot of dealers selling medals on eBay so might be worth a look.
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« Reply #546 on: May 23, 2019, 01:00:38 PM »
Hi Mary,
I've recently discovered an ancestor who was killed in WW1.  - His name is Albert Dugald McFarlane. He was born 4/9/1885 City of Derry Londonderry to Dugald McFarlane and Martha Mcfarlane m.s Wood.
I was looking for him after his marriage to Catherine Smith otherwise Murphy in Belfast on 30/04/1913 - They had a daughter Irene 12/10/1914.  I then feared the worse and checked on CWGC.   He died on 25/4/1918 - He was an Engine Room Artificer serving with the Royal Naval Reserve No 1863EA on the HMS Bombala.  I did research this ship and it is a sad tale. It was blown up by a German submarine - he was killed in the blast. Many of the crew got on lifeboats but died either of thirst or by drinking sea water.
 He is remembered with honour at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial - on the CWGC there is no mention of his wife and daughter (both his parents had died by this time). Will there be any mention in Belfast (his home town) anywhere?

Thanks for reading.
crayspond.

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« Reply #547 on: May 23, 2019, 01:55:32 PM »
Hi Mary,
I've recently discovered an ancestor who was killed in WW1.  - His name is Albert Dugald McFarlane. He was born 4/9/1885 City of Derry Londonderry to Dugald McFarlane and Martha Mcfarlane m.s Wood.

I was looking for him after his marriage to Catherine Smith otherwise Murphy in Belfast on 30/04/1913

They had a daughter Irene 12/10/1914.  I then feared the worse and checked on CWGC.

He died on 25/4/1918 - He was an Engine Room Artificer serving with the Royal Naval Reserve No 1863EA on the HMS Bombala.

I did research this ship and it is a sad tale. It was blown up by a German submarine - he was killed in the blast. Many of the crew got on lifeboats but died either of thirst or by drinking sea water.

He is remembered with honour at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial - on the CWGC there is no mention of his wife and daughter (both his parents had died by this time).

Will there be any mention in Belfast (his home town) anywhere?

Thanks for reading. crayspond

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Duncairn/Oceanic_Avenue/142342/

1911 Irish Census.  34 OCEANIC  Avenue, Shankill Parish, Belfast.

ALBERT McFARLANE, son, age 25, INSURANCE AGENT, born Londonderry, Church of Ireland.

His 54 year old widowed mother MARTHA McFARLANE is head of household, Martha's 66 year old unmarried sister SUSAN WOOD and Martha's 17 year old unmarried Glasgow born niece, ELIZABETH DOUGLAS are also resident. They're all Church of Ireland.

MARTHA McFARLANE and her sister SUSAN WOOD were both born in County Cork.

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In the 1901 Irish Census, Albert doesn't appear to be listed, but you might possibly find him on a U.K. mainland census in 1901.

In 1901  his parents are listed as running a boarding house in St. Columb's Court in the Parish of Templemore in the City of Londonderry/Derry in the Barony of the North West Liberties of County Londonderry.

Head of household,... Dugald McFarlane 52, born Scotand,... Pensioner Royal Artillery Messenger (Bank).

Wife Martha McFarlane, 38, (note the age difference with 1911),... born County Cork.

Elizabeth Douglass, 7, niece, born Scotland,... (verbatim surname spelling).

4 boarders, including a Catholic Austrian watchmaker.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Londonderry/No__3_Urban/St__Columb_s_Court/1530045/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_West_Liberties_of_Londonderry

https://www.libraryireland.com/topog/T/Templemore-Londonderry-Londonderry.php

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Templemore_Civil_Parish,_County_Londonderry,_Northern_Ireland_Genealogy

https://www.streetcheck.co.uk/postcode/bt486pt

Map   https://tinyurl.com/y2ysaq6x

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« Reply #548 on: May 23, 2019, 03:37:00 PM »
https://uboat.net/forums/read.php?23,76331,76342
"(U154 & U153)... on April 25th 1918 they fell in with the Q-boat Willow Branch (alias Bombala), carrying stores between Gibraltar and Sierra Leone. This ship was nine days out and was off Cape Blanco when the two large submarines hove in sight."

"The U-boats expended thirty rounds before they found the range. For two and a half hours the fight waxed and waned. Finally the Willow Branch, a blazing wreck,was abandoned by her crew, numbering 53; the Third Officer was taken prisoner"
https://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishQships.htm#BM0

https://www.naval-history.net/WW1NavyBritishQships.htm#BM3
WILLOW BRANCH, 25th April 1918, Central Atlantic, NE of the Cape Verde Islands, off Cape Blanco (now Ras Nouadhibou), Mauritania (20°50’N, 17°20’W) - sunk by German submarine cruisers "U-153" & "U-154".
Q-ship "Willow Branch" (or "Bombola", or "Britannia", collier, 3,300grt, 2-14pdr, 1892) was sunk in a hard fought action with "U-153" and "U-154" each armed with two 10.5cm and two 8.8cm guns. They were working together off NW Africa at the time. "Willow Branch’s" complement is not known, but there were no survivors.

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« Reply #549 on: May 23, 2019, 05:14:42 PM »

... They had a daughter Irene 12/10/1914.  I then feared the worse and checked on CWGC ...


Just checking if you are aware of this, maybe a maybe?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1916/01354/1558606.pdf

Sorry, couldn't see any local references to his death within the resources available to me...

If there are any images posted above that are important to you, take your own copy - I cannot guarantee they will appear indefinitely.

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« Reply #550 on: May 23, 2019, 05:34:52 PM »
Just checking if you are aware of this, maybe a maybe?
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1916/01354/1558606.pdf
"Birth registration ALBERT DOUGLAS McFARLANE  born 4th January 1916,... at 11 COPPERFIELD STREET Belfast,... mother CATHERINE McFARLAND  formerly SMYTH,... father's profession ENGINEER,... ELIZABETH KERR present at the birth."

Sounds very possible/likely,... and the woman who was present at the birth, might have been the married name of the Scottish born niece who is listed in the 1901 and 1911 censuses as Elizabeth Douglas.
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1913 BELFAST MARRIAGE of ALBERT DUGALD  McFARLANE 27 and CATHERINE MARGARET SMYTH 28 a widow, birth surname MURPHY


"They had a daughter Irene 12/10/1914."

1914 birth of IRENE MARTHA McFARLANE at 48 RUTH STREET, BELFAST.


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« Reply #551 on: May 23, 2019, 08:02:09 PM »
Thanks for that - No I wasn't aware there was another daughter - brilliant! I assume it is Martha but at first I thought it was Bertha.  His name is Albert Douglas on the certificate - but this happened a lot with the name Dugald - mother Catherine nee Smyth.  In 1914 when Irene was born they were living in 48 Ruth St Now living in 1916 at Copperfield St.



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« Reply #553 on: May 24, 2019, 01:12:47 AM »

... Will there be any mention in Belfast (his home town) anywhere?


From the Larne Times of 8 June 1918:



The 1918 Belfast street directory on the Lennon Wylie website shows the following entry for Carlisle Street: 47. Murphy, Ptk., R.I.C. pensioner - the same man is listed against no. 45 in the 1912 directory and at that same address in the 1911 census:

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Court_Ward/Carlisle_Street/148006/

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« Reply #554 on: May 24, 2019, 08:04:57 AM »
Great find. ! MURPHY was the maiden surname of ALBERT'S wife,... her father's forename was HENRY,... might the 1911,.. 1912,... and 1918 Mr. PATRICK MURPHY in CARLISLE STREET  be her uncle. ?