Belfast Mens' Names on the Menin Gate
Menin Gate

Photograph courtesy of John ‘Ulsterboy.’

Names of Belfast men listed on the Menin Memorial (see below).
A Gate of Death and Glory.
Many monuments have been raised in various parts of the world to the honour of our Glorious Dead, but none has stirred the heart and gripped the imagination of the public in the same degree as the Menin Gate Arch; and to its noble “Hall of Memory,” hallowed with the names of 56,000 British heroes, the thoughts of countless bereaved will be concentrated during the two minutes’ solemn silence. Since the official opening by Lord Plumer, in the presence of the King of the Belgians, on 24th July last, there has been a constant stream of British pilgrims to this beautiful memorial. By train, charabanc and private car, people have poured into Ypres. The signatures on the visitors’ book have averaged 500 a day, that number probably representing about one-third of the total who have made the journey.
In itself, of course, Menin Gate is not historic in the sense that the scenes of actual fighting a few miles away are historic, save for the fact that it was the focal point in that colossal waste of mangled desolation. It may be said that practically every soldier who fought in the defence of Ypres must at one time or other have passed   through its narrow portals. Those who survived have been rewarded by the knowledge that their heroic efforts contributed to victory and kept us a free people, but to thousands, nay, tens of thousands, Menin was the gate of death. Many gallant lads marched through it to the rolling ground  that leads to Hooge, strong, reliant and fearless in their manhood, never to  return; or perchance to crawl falteringly back helpless wrecks, gasping  and choking with poison gas slowly destroying their lungs, until, their strength completely sapped, they fell exhausted, only to die alone on the roadside. Alas! too frequently in the hateful mud and water-logged ground, churned up on every side by shell-fire, their identities were lost  with their lives; and no man knows their grave to this day.


“They are not ‘Missing’; they are Here.”


ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
ADAIR, R. J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Brussels Street, Belfast.
ATKINSON, M., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Mersey, Street, Belfast.
ATKINSON, T., Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Blaney, Street, Belfast.
BARKER, G., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Roundhill Street, Mountpottinger, Belfast.
BEST, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Ghent Street, Belfast.
BROWNE, A. V., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Argyle Street, Belfast.
BURNS, W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Knockbreda Road, Cregagh, Belfast.
CAMPBELL, C., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Surrey Street, Belfast.
CAMPBELL, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, King’s Road, Knock, Belfast.
CARLISLE, D., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Bristol Street, Belfast.
CLARKE,  C., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Little Charlotte Street, Belfast.
COATES, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Argyle Street, Belfast.
COLLIER, D., Company Sergeant Major, Royal Irish Rifles, Belvoir Street, Belfast.
COLLINS, H., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Pernan Street, Belfast.
COTTER, W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Copperfield Street, Belfast.
DICKEY,J., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Davton Street, Belfast.
DUNNE, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Steen’s Row, Belfast.
ELLIOTT, C., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Disraeli Street, Belfast.
ELLIS, W., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, St. Kilda Street, Belfast.
FERRIS, S., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Crumlin Road, Ballysillan, Belfast.
FINN, W. J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Paris Street, Belfast.
FITZSIMMONS, P., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Raphael Street, Belfast.
FLYNN, W. G. A., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Glenbank, Ballysillan, Belfast.
FRAZER, W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Northumberland Street, Belfast.
GRAHAM, R. H., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Lisburn Avenue, Belfast.
HAMILTON, H., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Moat Street, Donaghadee.
HARVEY, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Weir Street, Belfast.
HEANEY, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, McQuillan Street, Belfast.
HENDERSON, W. A., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Eighth Street, Belfast.
HUGHES, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Moscow Street, Belfast.
JENKINS, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Ninon Street, Belfast. 
JOHNSTON, H., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Carew Street, Ballymacarrett.
KENNEDY, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Frederick Place, Belfast.
KENNEDY, W. W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Island Street, Belfast. 
KING, S., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Eighth Street, Belfast. 
LOUGHLIN, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Clandeboye Street, Belfast. 
LYNAS, W., Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Malvern Street, Belfast. 
M’CAFFREY, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, College Street, Belfast. 
M’CALLUM, J., Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles, Pevril Street, Belfast. 
M’CANLEY, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Hill Street, Dunmurry.
M’CARTHEY J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Mashona Street, Belfast.
M’CLELLAND, W. J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Bann Street, Belfast.
M’CLURG, W., Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Urney Street, Belfast. 
M’COMB, W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, North Howard Street, Belfast. 
M’CRORY, H., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Urney Street, Belfast. 
M’CULLOUGH, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Agincourt Avenue, Belfast.
M’DONALD, D., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Tomb Street, Belfast. 
M’FALL, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Mill Road, Whitehouse.
M’FARLAND, G., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Rosebery Street, Connswater.
M’KEE, W. D., Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles, Cyprus Park, Bloomfield.
M’KENZIE, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Convention Street, Belfast.       
M’KEOWN, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Conlon Street, Belfast.
M’LEAN, R. G., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Fortuna Street, Belfast. 
McILROY, WILLIAM, Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Aberdeen Street, Belfast.
M’REAVIE, W. J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Weir Street, Belfast.
MILLAR, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Harrison Street, Belfast.   
MOAN, J. L., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Anderson Street, Belfast.
MORGAN, G., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Chamberland Street, Belfast.
MULLAN, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Genoa Street, Belfast.
MURRAY, H., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Seaforde Street, Belfast.
NAPIER, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Beersbridge Road, Belfast.
NEILL, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, The Lane, Whitehouse.
NELSON, R., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Dickson Street, Belfast.
O’DONOHOE, P. J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Waterford Street, Belfast.
O’RORKE, T., Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles, Osman Street, Belfast.
ORR, W., Sergeant, Royal Irish Rifles, Belvoir Street, Belfast. 
PARRY, W., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Upper Canning Street,
PATTON, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Douglas Street, Belfast.
PHAIR, G., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Laganvale Street, Belfast. 
POLLAN, R. K., Second Lieutenant, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Taunton Avenue, Belfast.
RIDDELL, J., Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Bathurst Court, Belfast.
SMYTH I., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, James Street, Belfast.
SOMERVILLE, G., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Saint Leonard’s Street, Belfast.
STEWART, T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Brownlow Street, Belfast.
STUART, D., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Alexander Street, Belfast.
TORRANS, S., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Schumberg Street, Belfast.
TURLEY, J., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Cyprus Street, Belfast.
WALSH, T., Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, Gilbert Street, Belfast.
WILKINSON, K., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Belfast.
WILLIAMSON, F., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Kendal Street, Belfast. 
WILSON, J., (6072) Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Tyrone Street, Belfast.
WILSON J., (13878) M.M., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Linwood Street, Belfast.

ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS
CAMPBELL, H., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ewart’s Row, Belfast
CLINTON, J., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Oswald Street,
CUPPLES, W., Captain, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Malone Avenue, Belfast
DALY, J. J., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Herbert Street, Belfast
GORDON, W., Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Ottawa Street, Belfast
KENNEDY, W. E., Company-Sgt-Major, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Derlett Street.
NORNEY, T. J., (M.M.) Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Millfield, Belfast
ROSBOTHAM, S., Corporal, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Woodvale Avenue, Belfast

 ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS
ANDERSON, W., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Lesson Street, Belfast
CHEYNE, E. E., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, M’Clure Street, Belfast
COOKE, C. E., 2nd Lieutenant, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Nottinghill House, Belfast
COPELAND, J., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Sheriff Street, Belfast
Corrigan, P., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Cullingtree Street, Belfast
CRANGLE, J., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Ardenlee Avenue, Belfast
CUNNINGHAM, W., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Athens Street, Belfast
DEMPSTER, S., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Montreal Street, Belfast
FITZSIMONS, C., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Grosvenor Place, Belfast
HUMPHREYS, W., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Ottawa Street, Belfast
HYDE, J., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Bentham Street, Belfast
KERTLAND, E. B., 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Knockdene Park, Belfast
KIRK, F., Sergeant, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Euston Street, Belfast
M’CREA, A., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Little Patrick Street, Belfast
M’CREADY, D., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Templemore Street, Belfast
M’MEEKAN, W., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Bentham Street, Belfast
MILLAR, A. J., Captain, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast
O’HAGAN, J., Company-Sergeant-Major, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Frederick Street, Belfast
RAFFERTY, W. J., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Lower Clonard Street, Falls Road, Belfast
MILLAR, A. J., Captain, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Eglantine Avenue, Belfast
O’HAGAN, J., Company-Sergeant-Major, Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Frederick Street, Belfast
RAFFERTY, W. J., Private, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Lower Clonard Street, Falls Road, Belfast

OTHER  REGIMENTS.
ALLMAN, G., Corporal, Cheshire Regt. Leopold Street, Belfast
BRIEN, J., Private Royal Scots Fusiliers, Colinward Street, Belfast
DICKSON, R. A., 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Irish Regiment, Stranmillis Road, Belfast
DONNELLY, J., Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Spring View, Belfast
DUN WOODY, R. A., Private Irish Guards, Gaffikin Street, Belfast
EDWARDS, J., Private, Army Cyclist Corps, Lepper Street, Belfast
FAUSSET, S. S., Lieutenant, King's Liverpool Regiment, Chichester Avenue, Belfast 
FENNING, T., Private Irish Guards, Northumberland Street, Belfast
GILL, D. L., Private, 11th Hussars, Westmoreland Street, Belfast
GORDON, G., Lieutenant, 12th Lancers, Rosemary Street, Belfast
HAMILTON-TEMPLE-BLACKWOOD, Lord B. G. T., Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, Clandeboye, County Down
HANDS, R., Private, Royal Lancaster Regiment, Westland Street, Belfast
HANLON, T., Private Royal Munster Fusiliers, Kilronan Street, Belfast
HOGAN, W. E., Sergeant, Cheshire Regiment, Beersbridge Street, Belfast
HOWIE, W., Private, Irish Guards, Jerusalem Street, Belfast
LAUGHLIN, W. D., Private, Irish Guards, Shankill Road, Belfast
LEARY, J., Private, Cheshire Regiment, Duffy Street, Belfast
LENNOX, A., Lance Corporal, East Lancashire Regiment, Matilda Street, Belfast 
M’CREADY, D., Private, King’s Liverpool Regiment, Templemore Street, Belfast
M’KEE, W., Private, Seaforth Highlanders, Avoneil Street, Belfast
M’MANUS, T., Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Rugby Avenue, Belfast
M’MILLAN, R., Private, Irish Guards, Convention Street, Belfast
MALONEY, W. A., Second Lieutenant, Cheshire Regiment, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast
MULHOLLAND, W. P., Private, Irish Guards, Cavendish Street, Belfast
PRENTER, J., Private, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, Sungville Street, Belfast
RAMSAY, T. L., Private, Cameron Highlanders, Harrybrook Street, Belfast
SELBY, W. A., Private, Royal Sussex Regiment, Sixth Street, Belfast
SEYMOUR, S. H., Private, Machine Gun Corps, Blackwood Street, Belfast
SKELLY, S., Private, Inniskilling Dragoons, Farnham Street, Belfast
STEELE, A., Private, North Lancashire Regiment, Isabella Street, Belfast
TODD, H. E., (M.M.), Private, Yorkshire Regiment, Andersonstown,
YOUNG, J., Private, Dragoon Guards, Westbourne Street, Belfast


“Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved”   
                             

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