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Newspaper clippings Belfast soldiers WW1 {1916}
« on: May 23, 2020, 11:48:25 AM »
 Good day friends
I hope everyone is healthy! Some news on soldiers of WW1 published on
19 Aug.1916
 Prisoner's of War
 
Previously reported missing, it has now been ascertained that Rifleman Robert SPENCE, Central Antrim Volunteers, is in hospital at Minden, Germany. The news is contained in a communication to his wife, who resides at Cumberland St. Belfast.
 
Mr. John CROWE Legmore, Dunmurry, has received intimation that his son, Rifleman John CROWE, South Antrim Volunteers, is a prisoner at Dulmen, Germany. Prior to enlisting he was employed at Collingwell Lime Works.
 
News is to hand that Lance-Corpl. William BARR, East Belfast volunteers, who was previously reported missing, has been wounded and is now a prisoner in German hands. He is 20 years of age and the elder son Mr. Thomas BARR, 77 Cheviot Ave., Strandtown, whose younger son, Thomas, is serving in the Royal Marines. Prior to the war William was employed in the engine works of Messrs. Harland and Wolff.
 
Mrs. FLANIGAN, 17 Hunt St. Belfast, is in receipt of a letter from her son, rifleman John FLANIGAN, East Belfast Volunteers, stating that he is a wounded prisoner of war in Germany. FLANIGAN, who was previously reported missing, was a hairdresser in the employment of Mr. Robert COCHRANE, Newtownards Road, before enlistment. He is a member of L.O.L. 490.
 
Mrs. DALEY Erskine St. Belfast, has been advised that her son, rifleman William H. DALEY, East Belfast Volunteers, is now a wounded prisoner in Germany. He is 23 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed at the Queen’s Island.
 
Previously officially reported as missing, Rifleman John HILL, East Belfast Volunteers, has now written to his mother, who resides at Byron Street, Belfast, stating that he was wounded and is now a prisoner of war. He is 19 years of age and prior to enlistment he was an apprentice carpenter at Brookfield Factory.
 
Rifleman Joseph CATHERWOOD, West Belfast Volunteers, has written to his wife, who resides at Herron’s Row, Belfast, informing her that he was wounded on 1st July and taken prisoner a short time later.
 
Lance-Corporal Thos. RITCHIE, West Belfast Volunteers, has sent a postcard to Mrs. RICHMON, 28 Ardgowan Street (with whom he formerly resided), which contains the news that he has been wounded and taken prisoner. Before the war he was an insurance agent for the Salvation Army.
 
A communication has been received from rifleman John JEFFERS, West Belfast Volunteers, stating that he had been wounded and taken prisoner and is at present undergoing treatment in a German hospital.
He is 20 years of age and a son of Mrs. JEFFERS, 4 Havana St. Belfast.
In peace times the captured soldier was employed the Queen's Island.
 
News has been received that Rifleman Jas. BRADY, West Belfast Volunteers, is a wounded prisoner in hospital in Germany. BRADY, who was previously reported missing, is one of 3 soldier sons of Mr.
Francis BRADY Cargill St. Belfast.
 
The parents of rifleman John M'EVOY, West Belfast Volunteers who reside at 25 Hooker Street, have received a letter from their son informing them that he is a wounded prisoner at Minden. M'EVOY, who was previously reported as missing, is making good progress towards recovery and speaks highly of the treatment he is receiving.
 
Rifleman Norman KING, West Belfast volunteers has written his parents who reside at 43 Cromwell Rd, Belfast, informing them that he is wounded and a prisoner in Germany. He is at present in hospital, where he is well treated.
 
Mr. William STITT, 88 Holywood road, has received a postcard from his son. Sergeant Robert STITT, East Belfast Volunteers, stating that he is a wounded prisoner in Wahn, Germany.
 
Mrs. LEWIS, 850 Crumlin Road, Ballysillan, has received a postcard from her adopted son, signaller Alexander PEOPLES (North Belfast Volunteers), that he is a prisoner of war in Dulmen. Prior to enlistment he was employed by Mr. J. STALKER, Telford Street
 
Mrs. PEDEN, 10 Tower Street, Belfast, has been informed that her son, Sergeant James FRAZER, East Belfast Volunteers, who was previously reported missing, has been wounded and is now a prisoner in Wahn, Germany. Prior to enlistment he was employed at the Queen's Island.
 
Much delight has been expressed, especially in football circles, at the announcement that Company-Sergeant-Major Arthur HILL, West Belfast Volunteers, is alive, his wife, who resides at 89 Enfield St., Woodvale Road, having received a communication from him stating that he is a wounded prisoner.
 
Lance-Corporal Thomas COCHRANE, East Belfast Volunteers, is wounded and a prisoner of war. His wife resides 40 Well Street, Belfast. Prior to enlistment he was employed at Messrs. Workman CLARK'S as a plater's helper.
 
Missing Men
 
Mrs. M'BRIDE, Matilda St., Belfast, would be thankful for news of her husband, rifleman A. B. M'BRIDE (15202), B. Coy., South Belfast Volunteers, who has not been heard of since July 1st.
 
News is requested of Rifleman Thos. J. SCOTT Royal Irish Rifles, who was reported missing July 7th. His mother resides at 7 Eureka St.
Belfast, and she would be thankful for information.
 
News is anxiously awaited on the fate of Rifleman James SPENCE (13631) B Coy., Belfast Volunteers, who has been miasing since 1st July. Any information will be welcomed by his widowed mother, who resides at 25 Bangor St. Belfast. He was employed the Queen’s Island before enlistment.
 
Lance-Corporal J. M'Master BOYCE (17292), Central Antrim Volunteers, was reported by the War office as wounded on July 1st, but since that date nothing has been heard of him. His sister, who resides 53 Rowland St. Belfast, would be glad to hear further news of him.
 
Rifleman Wm. J. GRAHAM (12275) No. 4 Company, North Belfast Volunteers, who was returned missing on July 1, has not been heard of since. His sister, Mrs. JOHNSTON, resides at 11 Springmount Street, Belfast, and she would be grateful for information.
 
Private Robert RODGERS (15870), A Company, Y.C.V's, has been officially reported missing on 1st July. He was secretary of Willowfield Temperance Harriers, a member of East End Swimming Club and was employed in Messrs. Thomas SOMERSET & Co., Hardcastle Street, before joining the army. Any information will gratefully be received by his anxious parents at 18 Evelyn Avenue, Bloomfield.
 
Mrs. M'AULEY, 34 Tobergill Street, Belfast, is anxious for news of her husband, Rifleman John M'AULEY (355), No. 1 Company, Royal Irish Rifles, who is posted as missing.
 
Rifleman John LIVINGSTON, 48 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, A Company, North Belfast Volunteers, is wounded and missing since 1st July.
 
News is anxiously awaited on the fate Private John HOLMES, Tyrone Volunteers, who is officially posted as missing since 1st July. Before the outbreak of war he was employed in the Avoniel Distillery. Any information will thankfully be received by his wife at 50 Edith Street, Belfast.
 
Rifleman George HOY, B Company, South Belfast Volunteers, has been officially posted as missing and his mother, who resides at 1 Penrith St.  Belfast, would be grateful for further information.
 
Mrs. HEININGER, the Esplanade, Kinnegar, Holywood, Co. Down, is anxious for tidings of her son. Rifleman HEININGER (737), R.I.R., of whom nothing has been heard since 1st ult., and is now officially reported as missing. He was employed at Messrs. M'GOWAN and INGRAM, Belfast.
 
News is anxiously awaited to the fate of Pte. Thomas NORRIS, Tyrone Volunteers, who is officially posted as missing since the 1st July.
Before the outbreak of war he was a dealer. Any information regarding him will thankfully be received by his mother, 7 Kingswood Street, Belfast.
 
Sergeant John MONTGOMERY (North Belfast Volunteers), Royal Irish Rifles, has been returned missing from the 1st July, but since then it has been rumoured that he is wounded and supposed to be in hospital in Glasgow. His mother, who resides 12 Mountcollyer Avenue, would be very thankful for any information in regards to his whereabouts.
 
Mrs. CONNOR, Ruth Street, Belfast, would be grateful for information concerning her brother, Lance-Corporal D. LAMONT (11619) Tyrone Volunteers, who is officially posted as missing.
 
Mrs. SHANKS, of 13 Carmel Street, Belfast, is very anxious for information concerning the fate of her husband, Rifleman David SHANKS (13477), B Company South Belfast Volunteers, who has been reported missing since July 1st.
 
Rifleman Walter CROSSLEY, (12708) D. Company East Belfast Volunteers is amongst those reported missing after the last offensive and his uncle, Mr. William CROSSLEY, 16 Lismain Street, Belfast, would be grateful for informtion.
 
Reported wounded and missing early in July, Rifleman Thomas M'CORMICK, West Belfast Volunteers, has not been heard of since. Further tidings would gratefully be received by his wife and family, 87 Glenwood Street, Belfast.
 
Mr. James M'WILLIAMS, 41 Malcolm Street, Belfast, is anxious for news his son. Rifleman James M'WILLIAMS (15472), A Company East Belfast Volunteers.
 
Private Edmund NEILL, A Company, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who has been reported missing, a nephew of Mr. E. BOOMER ? Brookhill Ave.
Belfast, Mr. BOOMER would be grateful for further information.
 
Sergeant A HERRON (8811) Royal Irish Rifles, has been officially posted missing on July 1. He has 9 years in service, and came from Aden for the front a few months after war was declared. His brother, Mr. Martin HERRON resides at 187 Snugville Street, Belfast, and he would be grateful for further information
 
News is anxiously awaited as to the fate of Private John JOHNSTONE (17098), Tyrone Volunteers, who is reported missing since 1st July.
Any news concerning him will thankfully be received by his anxious mother and sister, who reside at 31 Kingswood Street, Albertbridge Road.
 
Rifleman W. H. POTTS (1358) C. Company, West Belfast Volunteers, is posted as missing since July 1. Any information concerning him will be gratefully received by his brother, Mr. A. G. POTTS, 73 Ogilvie St., Woodstock rd. Belfast.
 
Private James E. CAMPBELL, Black Watch, has been reported by the War office as missing. Any information will gratefully be received by his anxious wife and two children at 16 Fifth Street, Belfast
 
Mrs. H. WHITE, Pharsis St., Townhead, Glasgow, is very anxious for news of her sons, Private John Leslie WHITE and Private Jas. C. White
(14934) 11th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who have been missing since 1st ult. They were in C. Company and no trace of them can found. They were trained with the Ulster Volunteers in Glasgow.
 
Posthumous Promotion
The official intimation that he had been promoted to captain, dated June 10th, has followed the news of the recent death of Lieutenant John Henry DAVIS, M. B.,R.A.M.C. of 276 Upper Parliament St.
Liverpool, who was a son of Mr. Robert DAVIS, Antrim Road, Belfast.
His death followed a collision with a tram-car in St. Marys Road, Garston, when he was riding a motor-cycle towards Liverpool. Dr. DAVIS was buried in the city cemetery, Belfast, last June.
 
Five Brothers in Army
 
Few families made a greater response to the country’s call for men than that of Mr. and Mrs. A. WRIGHT, who reside at 39 Auburn St.
Belfast. When war was declared, there were 6 sons of Mr. and Mrs WRIGHT'S alive and it is a source of pardonable pride to the parents that 5 of the boys joined up, the remaining one being engaged on munition work. The eldest of the brothers. Anthony, who served 13 years in the army in peace times, is now in the Punjab, India, with the R.F.A. Stewart is serving with the 16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Pioneers), William served in the South African campaign and came from New York to enlist in an English regiment. Of the younger boys, John is in Egypt, with the Royal Engineers and Craig is serving under Commander Locker LAMPSON in Russia, with the R.N.A.S.
 
A postcard received on Thursday by Mrs. GREER, 18 Ballycarry St.
Oldpark Road, Belfast, occasioned much joy in her household, for it was in the familiar handwriting of her husband, Lance-Corporal Jas.
GREER, West Belfast Volunteers (who was officially reported killed in action on the 1st), stating that he was wounded and a prisoner at Minden, Westphalia. Lance-Corporal GREER, who has almost recovered from his wounds, was employed at the Queen’s Island before the war.
 
News has been received by a friend in Coleraine that Private Harry SIMPSON, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was reported at the War office to have been killed on the 10th July, is alive and well. In a letter home, Private SIMPSON conveys the welcome intelligence and states that he has been transferred to a battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles.
 
transcribed by Teena from the Larne Times
 
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Re: Newspaper clippings Belfast soldiers WW1 {1916}
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 05:12:19 PM »
Fantastic job! thanks -thats a big effort -  well done :)