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Christopher

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1908 - Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery
« on: April 19, 2009, 08:11:30 PM »
Carrickfergus was the head-quarters of the Antrim Royal Garrison Reserve Artillery.

There were twenty eight permanent staff and seventy two recruits

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1908/nov/26/antrim-royal-garrison-artillery

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Re: 1908 - Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 11:47:10 PM »
Trying to track down an ancestor, tJames McAuley[/size] who I think was there age 20 in 1911 as reported when the census was taken, would anyone have a listing of other information.

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Re: 1908 - Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 09:45:45 AM »
the 1911 Census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001551307/ shows entry no 22 in handwritten original version is
James C McAuley Gunner Antrim R.G.R.A. a presbyterian read and write aged 20 was labourer before joining, single from Co Antrim as part if general return of..quartered in the old courthouse barrack of Carrickfergus
notes  R.G.R.A as you know meanS Royal Garrison Reserve Artillery

1901 census candidates include several, one possibility is
16 in Ballymagarry (Portrush Rural, Antrim)
McAuley   James   41   Male   Head of Family   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   Farmer   Read and write   -   Married   -
McAuley   Jane   43   Female   Wife   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   -   Read and write   -   Married   -
children
McAuley   Robert   16   Male   Son   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   Farmer's Son   Read and write   -   Not Married   -
McAuley   Jane   15   Female   Daughter   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   Farmer's Daughter   Read and write   -   Not Married   -
McAuley   William   13   Male   Son   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   Scholar   Read and write   -   Not Married   -
McAuley   James   10 [so b 1890-1]   Male   Son   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   Scholar   Read and write   -   Not Married   -is listed in https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1890/02412/1899164.pdf
b16 Nov 1890 mother Jeannie formerly Burns, a nancy McAuley was present at birth
McAuley   Rachel Ann      Female   Daughter   Presbyterian   Co Antrim   -   Cannot read   -   Not Married   -
notes as a younger son to a farmer, more likely to leave home.
Army possible records
from https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3758617
Medal card of McAuley, James Corps: Royal Garrison Artillery Regiment No
Reference:   WO 372/12/180610
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Medal card of McAuley, James
Corps   Regiment No   Rank
Royal Garrison Artillery   190861   Gunner
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Medal card of McAuley, James Corps: Royal Field Artillery Regiment No: 43008 a driver
Reference:   WO 372/12/180609

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION 
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/search
 I tried and found no trace he had died during the war
 I tried https://www.ancestryireland.com/family-records/birth-and-baptism-records-county-antrim-and-county-down/?search1=james&search2=mcAuley&condition=begins&submit=Search
a james Mcauley was b 1891 son of a james Co antrim buy credits
my searches  looked for a James C McAuley because of census entry but i only found James McAuley
what do you think of above
have you any other information? to find the right parents etc or after WW1

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Re: 1908 - Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 01:47:01 PM »
Thank you for the information, I going to absorb this information and try and get more from family members to narrow it down, I know he did not die in the great war, was wounded in the leg, resulting in losing the leg.

Once again thank you.
Desmond

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Re: 1908 - Antrim Royal Garrison Artillery
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 07:06:39 PM »
Hi Desmond

could he be one these deaths
https://www.ancestryireland.com/family-records/death-burial-records-county-antrim-down/?search1=james&search2=mcAuley&condition=begins&submit=Search
MCAULEY   JAMES   1936   Shankill   Belfast City, Co. Antrim   
MCAULEY   JAMES   1969   Shankill   Belfast City, Co. Antrim   
MCAULEY   JAMES   1984   Shankill   Belfast City, Co. Antrim   
MCAULEY   JAMES   1988   Shankill   Belfast City, Co. Antrim
I also checked without success https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/   

if he was the son of a James could he  one of these marrying
https://www.ancestryireland.com/family-records/marriage-records-co-antrim-co-down/?search1=james&search2=mcAuley&condition=begins&submit=Search
McAuley   James   1919   father James   Antrim   
MCAULEY   JAMES   1919   father JAMES   Antrim   
McAuley   James   1925   father James   Antrim
I also checked without success https://dof.belfastcity.gov.uk/burialsearch/
all the above need buying credits or joining

street directories https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/however the directories are more justBelfast street since 1918
1918 https://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/alphanames1918Mc.htm
McAuley, James, publican, 20 Ship Street
McAuley, James, painter, 32 Clandeboye Street
McAuley, Jas., boot maker, 59 Leopold Street
McAuley, Jas., fitter, 16 Weir Street
McAuley, Jas., painter, 38 Panton Street
McAuley, Jas., potato merchant, 31 Clowney Street
McAuley, Jas., painter, 216 Hillman Street
McAuley, Jas., publican, 88, 90 Falls Road
 1924 same website
Hillman Street  North Queen Street to Antrim Road
216. McAuley, James, painter
or a labourer
Hudson Street
Shankill Road to Rutherford Street
20. McAuley, Jas., labourer
I had wondered as wounded and losing a leg like my dad in WW1, would he have gone back to his pre RGRA days childhood home ?.   or after treatment married a nurse or like my Dad went to his brothers home for a few months and m a girl who worked for the brother and his wife. I wonder did he get treatment at UVF Hospital at Craigavad and whether records survive etc.

thatís me I cant help further until you or someone else moves us forward good luck and do comeback to this topic
JImG