War Memorial Chronology of Deaths

This is a timeline illustrating the chronology of St Mary of the Angels War Memorial deaths.

Spellings are as per the Memorial, which is not necessarily the same as on other records, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. Where there is a substantial difference I have included in italics the names used by the men in their military, or other, records.

NameDate
1Private Austin Nolan (Noland)22 August 1914
2Private Edmund Battye19 February 1915
3Private Thomas Foley11 March 1915
4Private Michael Flynn12 April 1915
5Private Moses Stubley24 April 1915
6Private Dominick Brannan (George Brannen)19 May 1915
7Private Michael Groark (Rourke)16 June 1915
8Captain Robert Randerson7 August 1915
9Private James Griffin9 August 1915
10Private Patrick Naifsey (Neafsy)27 September 1915
11Private Patrick Colleran27 September 1915
12Private Michael Brannan2 October 1915
13Private James Foley3 November 1915
14Private Thomas Donlan9 November 1915
15Private Martin Carney11 November 1915
16Private Thomas Gavaghan28 December 1915
17Sapper William Townsend (McManus)2 March 1916
18Private James Rush6 April 1916
19Private John Brooks (Brooke)1 July 1916
20Private John Lyons1 July 1916
21Lance Corporal Herbert Booth1 July 1916
22Private Michael Hopkins1 July 1916
23Private James Garner1 July 1916
24Private Edward Barber1 July 1916
25Rifleman Edward Leonard2 July 1916
26Private James Trainor3 July 1916
27Private Michael Horan3 July 1916
28Corporal Thomas W Chappell5 July 1916
29Private William Barber23 July 1916
30Private Patrick Cafferty23 July 1916
31Private Michael Cafferty 1 August 1916
32Private Thomas Finneran8 August 1916
33Private James Gavaghan10 August 1916
34Lance Sergeant Joseph Gavaghan25 August 1916
35Private Michael J O’Hora (O’Hara)3 September 1916
36Private Michael Gallagher15 September 1916
37Private Thomas McNamara20 September 1916
38Private Lawrence Carney28 September 1916
39Private Patrick Hopkins22 October 1916
40Private Thomas Curley28 October 1916
41Private Peter Gavaghan3 November 1916
42Private Arthur B Woodhead30 December 1916
43Private Thomas Dolan29 January 1917
44Private Patrick Gallagher3 April 1917
45Sergeant John T Lynch21 July 1917
46Private Lawrence Judge24 July 1917
47Private Henry Groark (Groak)19 September 1917
48Private Horace Lee1 October 1917
49Private Mathew Farrer3 October 1917
50Private William Lynch20 November 1917
51Private Patrick Lyons6 December 1917
52Lance Corporal James Hughes28 January 1918
53Private Frederick Byrnes22 March 1918
54Able Seaman R Carroll Walsh24 March 1918
55Private James Groark12 April 1918
56Private John Leech113 April 1918
57Private William Hargreaves28 April 1918
58Private John W Callaghan20 July 1918
59Private James Edwards22 July 1918
60Private Peter Gavaghan23 July 19182
61Private Clement Manning22 August 1918
62Private Michael Lydon1 September 1918
63Private Joseph Guider9 September 1918
64Private William Kelly12 September 1918
65Private Dominick Brannan18 September 1918
66Rifleman John W Enright (Enwright)27 September 1918
67Private John Commons1 October 1918
68Private Michael Cunningham11 October 1918
69Deck Hand Harold Gaunt17 October 1918
70Corporal Thomas Maloney19 October 1918
71Private Peter Doherty (Dougherty)20 October 1918
72Sapper John T Connolly5 November 1918
73Sapper William Colbeck6 November 1918
74Sergeant Walter Hughes12 December 1918
75Private James Collins16 January 1919
76Private Michael Hunt17 April 19193

In addition the following men have so far been identified as connected to parish community, but are not on the memorial:

  • Private Reginald Roberts – 9 November 1914
  • Lance Corporal Thomas Gannon – 18 April 1915
  • Private Herbert Hardy – 7 May 1915
  • Private John Collins – 31 July 1915
  • Private James Healey – 9 August 1915
  • Private Robert Hirst – 24 September 1915
  • Private Sam Sykes – 28 January 1916
  • Private Thomas Redgwick – 1 July 1916
  • Private Samuel Gooder – 30 June 1917
  • Able Seaman William Frederick Townsend – 6 November 1918
  • Sergeant Joseph Edward Munns – 7 January 19214

Footnotes:
1. Some sources indicate rank of Lance Corporal
2. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records Peter Gavaghan’s death as 5 August 1918. Other records state 23 July 1918.
3. Some sources indicate 19 April 1919.
4. Some sources, newspaper death notices, indicate 8 January