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25/07/2021

Donegal County Museum marks 105th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

County men who died on the first day recalled

Donegal County Museum marks  105th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

Pictured is one of those who died, Pte Albert Speer from Letterkenny

Today on the 105th anniversary of first day of what became known as the Battle of the Somme. Donegal County Museum has asked everyone to remember those known and unknown Donegal men who died on July 1, 1916 at the Battle of Somme in Picardy, Northern France.

Many of whom who have no known grave are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme battlefields, which bears the names of 72,194 officers and men of the British and South African forces who have no known graves.

Those from County Donegal who died on the first day include:

Name: Robert Kearney
Service number :23417
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Christopher Laird
Service number:14156
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Patrick Melly
Service number:21391
87th company, Machine Guns Corps Infantry
Name: William Andrew Goodwin
Service number:11068
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling fusiliers
Name: Adam Moore
Service number:14438
9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
Name: James Shaw
Service number:17243
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Shute
Service number: 8154
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Graham
Service number:17872
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Names: Frank Knox
Service number :15953
11th Battalion Royale Irish Rifles
Name: John McClenaghan
Service number:24522
1st Battalion Royal Dublin fusiliers
Name: William Bogle
Service number: 17357
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Daniel Boyd
Service number:28128
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Richard John Given
Service number:28131
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Thomas Chesnutt
Service number:14147
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John McGill
Service number:21124
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling fusiliers
Name: James Molloy
Service number:23444
1st Battalion Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Anthony Gallagher
Service number:20456
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Jack Bonner
Service number:18363
2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Name: Matthew Hogg
Service number:17274
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Micheal McColl
Servicenumber:25/1178
25th Tyneside Irish Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Name: George Henry Williams
Service number:14500
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: George Peoples
Service number:23242
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Robert Cathcart
Service number:14675
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: George Peoples
Service number:14921
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Daniel Doherty
Service number:14679
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Edward Doohan
Service number:27767
16th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Name: James Tees Scott
Service number:24686
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Albert Victor Speer
Service number:14730
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: William James Deasley
Servicenumber:15200
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Thomas Fleming
Service number:15201
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Andrew Stevenson Smyth
Service number:15235
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Ezekiel Smyth
Service number:18411
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Samuel Watson
Service number:19999
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: William Watson
Service number:23426
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: George Gregory
Service number:15203
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Holmes
Service number:1703
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Names: Albert James McCullough
Service number:12820
6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment
Name: Jacob Slevin
Service number:18698
Machine Gun Corps
Name: William Carson
Service number:17523
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: George Claud Colhoun
Service number:15195
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Patrick Gallagher
Service number: 20122
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Hugh Harper
Service number:24789
2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Kerrigan
Service number: 15210
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Alexander Sandy McCullagh
Service number:17279
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Beattie
Service Number: 15190
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: George Bradley
Service number:15193
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: William Deveney
Service number:7876
2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Galbraith
Service number:15245
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Ramsey Gibson
Service number:28059
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Gourley
Service number:15204
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Hazlette
Service number:15612
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: David Albert Porterfield
Service number:25708
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Bedell Rutledge
Service number: Captain
7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Name: James Baird
Service number:15187
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: William Macbeth
Service number:15218
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Andrew McFarland
Service number: 15222
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Harry Quinton
Service number: 23226
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Thomas Roulston
Service number: 15230
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Weir
Service number: Captain
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: David Alexander Barnhill
Service number: 14673
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Andrew Dunn
Service number:14682
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Jack Galbraith
Service number:14463
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Andrew Gilfillan
Service number:27873
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Quigley
Service Number: 18696
109th Machine Gun Corps
Name: Alexander Boyd
Service Number:15333
10th Battalion, Royal Inniskiling Fusiliers
Name: John Boyle
Service Number: 2932
17th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Name: William Gilmore
Service Number: 14691
11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John McLaughlin
Service Number: 14712
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John Wray
Service Number: 14672
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: John James Allander
Service Number: 15280
10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Rutherford
Service No: 26957
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: Stewart Buchanan
Service No: 14448
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Name: James Gilchrist
14688
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
James Gilliland
15544
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Robert Cooke
15423
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Joseph Crockett
18677
109th Coy Machine Guns Corps (Infantry)
John Curran
22555
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Robert Dinsmore
13623
9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
James Doherty
24885
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
William Lee ?
27306
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
James Neill (Age 17?)
15901
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Robert English
27287
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Andrew Hart
Lieutenant
109th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (formerly 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers)
John Keys
15186
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
W. McClintock (?)
23219
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
John Mitchell
19535
10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
John Gallagher
21515
1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
William Donaghy
17249
11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Michael Harvey
21557
1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Patrick Kearney
23443
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

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