Greyabbey, County Down
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Greyabbey, (Grey Abbey), County Down.
Greyabbey War Memorial is attached to the exterior wall of Saint Saviours Church of Ireland church on the Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey.
Very little information is available on this memorial. To date it had been impossible to obtain the unveiling/dedication details or date.
Greyabbey and District War Memorial.


Men who fell in the Great War.
1914 - 1919

Armour James, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles. (see below)

Bell James, Pte. Argile & Sutherland Highlanders

Birney George, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles.

Craig Joseph, Private 2nd Batt. Canadian Infantry (see below)

Cunning William, Sergeant Royal Scots Fusiliers

Hamilton James, Private Canadians

Hill Ernest, Private Australian Imperial Forces

Holland James, Corporal Kings’ Royal Rifles

McCallum Hugh, CSM Royal Irish Rifles.

McCullough Hugh, Private Cameron Highlanders (see below)

McGimpsey James, Private R.L. Scots.

McKay Robert, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles.

Regan Robert, Rifleman Royal Irish Rifles (see below)

1939 - 1945

Bailie James, A.B. Royal Navy.

Mawhinney John, Corporal Royal Irish Rifles.

Greyabbey Great War Memorial has 13 names listed, only 5 of whom served in Irish regiments. Although described as a ‘Village and District War Memorial,’ it appears to have been erected by an individual.

Information on individual soldiers

Information and photographs of Rifleman James Robert Armour supplied by Eric Armour.

Rifleman James Robert Armour born 22 October 1893 in Mill Street, Newtownards, youngest son of Mr. Robert & Mrs. Mary Jane Armour nee McLaughlin of Cunningburn, Co Down. Rifleman Armour joined up at Greyabbey. Accounts suggest that he was in the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles probably based initially at Clandeboye near Newtownards for training in 1914 before probably moving to Seaford in Sussex and then based at Bordon Camp in Hampshire. During this period his partner Margaret Robinson gave birth to a son James Robert Armour on the 12th May 1915. Later that year he married Margaret on 16th September 1915, giving his place of residence as Borden Camp on the marriage certificate. It is likely that Rifleman Armour moved to France in October 1915, where he remained fighting alternately in the trenches and in the front line. Rifleman Armour died on the 28th March 1918, at the age of 25 year, near the town of Albert (28 Kilometres north east of Amiens), just six months before the end of the War.

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Rifleman Armour’s name is commemorated on the external wall of Saint Saviours Church of Ireland church on the Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey. He was posthumously awarded three medals; The British War Medal, The Victory Medal (VM) and The 1914-15 Star. These medals and accompanying certificates were forwarded to his wife on the 10 April 1922 by a Colonel Hutchinton; Officer i/c Infantry Records, Dublin. Raymond Dunn reported that James had no known grave but his death was commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the missing soldiers of the 5th Army, France.
The history of this period gives a flavour of the great heroism of the allied Force in this region. It is known that the five divisions of the Australian Imperial Force, now organised into the Australian Corps, had spent the winter of 1917–18 in Belgium. As this new crisis developed on the Somme, Australian units were hurried south to help hold back the German advance. On 27 March 1918, elements of the Fourth Division took up positions around Dernancourt. This village on the River Ancre is on the south-western outskirts of Albert which had been occupied by the Germans. On 28 March, the Germans attempted to resume their advance. In the morning mist the Germans came out of Albert along the railway line. They were initially single-handedly resisted by Sergeant Stanley McDougall, 47th Battalion (Queensland and Tasmania).When the Germans succeeded in securing a foothold in the Australian line, Sergeant McDougall, again single-handed, charged the German position. He killed seven and captured a machine-gun which he turned on the attackers, routing them and causing many casualties. He continued his attack until his ammunition ran out, then seized a bayonet and charged again, killing three men and an officer. Then, using a Lewis machine gun, he killed many more of the enemy and made it possible for thirty-three prisoners to be taken. McDougall’s action saved the situation and for his bravery he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Rifleman Armour’s name is commemorated on the external wall of Saint Saviours Church of Ireland church on the Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey. He was posthumously awarded three medals; The British War Medal, The Victory Medal (VM) and The 1914-15 Star. These medals and accompanying certificates were forwarded to his wife on the 10 April 1922 by a Colonel Hutchinton; Officer i/c Infantry Records, Dublin. Raymond Dunn reported that James had no known grave but his death was commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the missing soldiers of the 5th Army, France.

James Bell, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion.  Age 26.  Date of death 27th September 1915.  Service No. 9885.  2nd son of the late Hugh Bell and Ellen (nee Stewart).   Brother of Robert S. Bell, Church Street, Greyabbey.
Cemetery - Cambrin Churchyard, near Arras.  Killed at Battle of Loos.  Sisters - Mary E. Bryce, Maggie Filson, Harriette Bell, Agnes L. Adair. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Cumming William Francis, Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, Ayrshire Yeomanry.  Age 28.    Service No. 40964.  Date of death 5th June 1917.  He was serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France. Only son of John Cumming, Greyabbey, and the late Isabella Cumming.  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant William F. Cumming, Royal Scots Fusiliers, of Grey Abbey.  Killed in action in France on 5th June 1917.  He joined the Ayrshire Yeomanry in Sept. 1915 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant ten months afterwards.  He passed very creditably as 1st class machine gunner, and also 1st class in musketry, being afterwards appointed as instructor at the school of musketry.  On learning that his regiment was not going to France, he got transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers in Dec. 1915 and volunteered for active service the same month.  He was wounded in April 1917 by a shell at Arras, and had only rejoined his regiment a short time when he was killed.  For about 7 years before joining the army he was employed as a gardener in Scotland, in which business he was very successful, having obtained a large number of prizes and medals for essays on horticultural subjects.  He was 28 years of age, and his bright and cheery disposition, his Christian principles, and intellectual qualities won for him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.  He is the only son of Mr. John Cumming of Grey Abbey, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt in the great loss he has sustained.(Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Private  Joseph Craig, of Grey Abbey, 2nd Batt.  1st Infantry Brigade, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Killed in Action, 27th April, 1916.
Sergeant Robert Craig, R.I.C. Barrack, Grey Abbey, has received an official notification from the Canadian Headquarters in London, that his eldest son,  Joseph Craig aged 24 years, was killed in action on the 27th April 1916
Deceased left Grey Abbey for Toronto in October, 1912, and remained there until the following March, when he removed to Saskatchewan, having received an appointment as a school teacher under the Canadian Government. At the outbreak of war he volunteered for active service and joined the above battalion. After a course of training in Winnipeg he was despatched to the Western front in May, 1915, where he served continuously (with the exception of a week’s furlough, which he spent in Grey Abbey in February last) until he met his death in a front trench by the explosion of one of the enemy’s mines. After

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returning from a bombing expedition in a German trench at 4 o’clock on the morning of his death, he wrote a letter to his parents, in which he stated he had just heard the cuckoo for the first time, and at the foot of this letter his sergeant added a note stating that he (the deceased) had been killed in action on that day. He was an extremely fine specimen of youthful manhood-mentally, morally, and physically was a devoted son and brother and his loss is deeply regretted by all who knew him. The greatest possible sympathy is fell by the people of Grey Abbey and adjoining districts with his bereaved parents and their family in the severe loss they have sustained. His father, who has been stationed in the Ards for many years, is a most popular and capable sergeant of Constabulary.

Ernest Ludgate Hill, Private, son of Marshall Hill, Master of Greyabbey PE School, and his wife Sarah Louisa (nee Ludgate), killed in action.  Member of St. Saviour’s C of I, Greyabbey.  Service No. 5048.  Died 14th Nov. 1916 age 21.  26th Battalion, Australian Infantry A.I.F. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

James Holland, Lance-Corporal, 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps.   Age 20.  Killed in action in France 3rd August 1915.  2nd son of William Holland, Greyabbey.  Ypres (Menin Gate).  Service No. A/189.   Mr. Wm. Holland, of Grey Abbey, has received official notification that his 2nd son, Lance-Corporal James Holland, 8th Batt. King’s Royal Rifles, aged 20 years, was killed in action in France on 23rd Aug. 1915.  He was previously wounded by a shell, and had only returned from hospital to the firing line about a fortnight when he met his death, which happily was instantaneous.  He enlisted at the outbreak of war at Llanelli in South Wales, where he had resided about 3 years, and was employed at the tinplate works.  He was a very promising young man, and received promotion on the field, where doubtless further promotion was in store for him only for his premature death, which is deeply regretted in his native village of Grey Abbey.  (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Henry Cooke Lowry, Captain, Army Veterinary Corps.  Date of death 11th July 1916 at Mesopotamia.  Age 32.  Only son of the late James Lowry, J.P., of Magheramorne, Co. Antrim (formerly Ballycastle House, Mountstewart).  Cemetery - Basra War Cemetery. Not on Greyabbey War Memorial as family had moved toMagheramorne, though his name is on headstone in Greyabbey Old Graveyard. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Hugh McCallum, Company Sergeant-Major, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action 1st December 1917 aged 24.  Husband of C. McCallum.  Son of John and Charlotte (nee Dornan) McCallum, 1 Blacklands Row, Kilwinning Ayrshire (formerly Greyabbey).  Born at Greyabbey.  Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey.  Grevillas British Cemetery.  Service No. 15/9211. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Alexander McClelland, Rifleman, 4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Machine Gun Section.  Age 19.  Date of death 27th April 1916.  Service No. 7610.  4th son of James and Agnes McClelland, Balligan.  Killed in Dublin during the Easter Rising.  Buried about the middle of Greyabbey Old Graveyard.   (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Hugh M’Cullough, Private, Cameron Highlanders, of Ballycastle, Dies from Wound.
Mrs. Sandy M’Cullough, Ballycastle, Mountstewart, has been officially informed that her second son. Private Hugh M'Cullough, Cameron Highlanders, died on 27th April (1918) from wounds received in action that day. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, joined up on the outbreak the war and in the spring of 1915 was drafted to France, and, at the battle of Loos in September that year he was wounded. He had been twice home on leave, the last occasion, being August, 1917. After the  expiration of his ten days leave he rejoined his unit in France, with which he had been fighting up till the day on which he made the supreme sacrifice. Another son of Mrs. M’Cullough, Rifleman Alexander M’Cullough, is in the Royal Irish Rifles. He was wounded in April this year, and is at present under treatment in a hospital in England.
Regarding the deceased gallant soldier Private Hugh M’Cullough, his mother has received the following letter from the sister-in-charge of the casualty rearing station to which deceased was brought: Dear Mrs. M’Cullough, ‘I regret very much to have to tell you the very sad news that your son Private H. M’Cullough (No. 5,735) of the Camerons, passed away in this hospital last night (27th April) He was admitted during the day suffering from a very severe would to the abdomen and his case was practically hopeless from the first, however, it will comfort you to know that although we could not save his life we were able to relieve his sufferings. He did not leave any message. With deepest sympathy.

Robert McKay, Rifleman. Born c.1884.  Was a prisoner and died in France.  Uncle of Robert Regan and brother of Harriet Regan (nee McKay).  Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Battalion.  Age 34.   Date of death 15th April 1918.  Service No. 19107.  Son of Robert and Jane McKay, Greyabbey.  Member of St. Saviour’s C of I, Greyabbey.  Interred - Tyne Cot, Belgium.

McGimpsey James, Private, Service numbers 351053 and 3464, 9th Battalion Royal Scots, 172 Main Street Greyabbey, County Down.
Private James McGimpsey of Greyabbey. Born 5th March 1896 in Ballycullen. He was the only son of Mary McGimpsey (nee Regan) of Greyabbey and her husband James McGimpsey. He lived in 172 Main Street Greyabbey. His regiment was the 9th Bn., Royal Scots, Service numbers 351053 and 3464.  He had been wounded and sent home to recover and was given a second service number when he returned to his regiment. Killed in action, France and Flanders, (battle of Arras) on 23rd April 1917, age 21.
Memorial Ref. - bay 1 & 2 Arras Memorial. 
Above information supplied by his Granddaughter Kathleen
Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey.  His only child was also called James McGimpsey.  The family grave is in Movilla Cemetery. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

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William John Pritchard, Rifleman, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Date of death 26th October 1914.   Son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Pritchard, Ballywalter (originally from Greyabbey).  Buried in the middle of Greyabbey Old Graveyard  - no headstone.  Service No. 19171. (Information supplied by E. Wickens)

Robert Regan, Rifleman, eldest son of Mr. Thomasand Mrs. Regan, The Bowtown, Grey Abbey,
Rifleman Regan joined up at Newtownards in the Young Citizens’ Volunteers on 23rd May, 1916, and proceeded to Donard Camp, Newcastle, where he re­mained three months, afterwards pro­ceeding to France. He subsequently returned to this country, and later left for France on 29th March, 1918. Shortly after he was wounded in the leg in the retreat at that time, and was in an Australian hospital. Becoming fit again, he resumed his position in the fighting fine. The last letter his father received was on 3rd October, in which he expressed the hope that in a short time he would be home again. Fate decreed otherwise, for on 24th October official word was received at his home that he had made the supreme sacrifice on 1st October. Deceased was only 19 years of age, and thus another gallant Ards man has added his name on the Roll of Honour.
Rev. J. Hubert Orr, C.F., writing to Mrs. Regan, states: “Your son’s company was ordered to attack a position which was strongly held by the enemy, and in the advance your son was unfortunately hit in the chest by a machine-gun bullet, and died almost instantaneously. We buried him close to the town of Dadizeele, in Belgium, and erected a cross at the head of the grave with his name, regiment and date of death upon it, so that the spot can be easily located. I cannot tell you how I and all the officers and men sympathise with you in your tragic bereavement. We feel we have lost not only one of our finest soldiers, but also one who by his bright, cheery, and unselfish disposition made himself a general favourite, and his place in the ranks and our hearts will be hard to fill.”

Many thanks to Elma Wickens for the following information.
WAR MEMORIAL - GREYABBEY AND DISTRICT
James Armour,
Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 11th/13th Battalion.  Date of death 28th March 1918.   Pozieres Memorial.    Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey.  Service No. 1036.  Unable to find any family details.
James Bell, Private, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 2nd Battalion.  Age 26.  Date of death 27th September 1915.  Service No. 9885.  2nd son of the late Hugh Bell and Ellen (nee Stewart).   Brother of Robert S. Bell, Church Street, Greyabbey. Cemetery - Cambrin Churchyard, near Arras.  Killed at Battle of Loos.  Sisters - Mary E. Bryce, Maggie Filson, Harriette Bell, Agnes L. Adair.
George Birney, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Battalion.  Service No. 18877.  Date of death 19th April 1918.  Tyne Cot Memorial. Unable to find any details.
William Francis Cumming, Corporal, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, Ayrshire Yeomanry.  Age 28.    Service No. 40964.  Date of death 5th June 1917.  He was serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France. Only son of John Cumming, Greyabbey, and the late Isabella Cumming.  Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
William F. Cumming, Sergeant, Royal Scots Fusiliers, of Grey Abbey.  Killed in action in France on 5th June 1917.  He joined the Ayrshire Yeomanry in Sept. 1915 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant ten months afterwards.  He passed very creditably as 1st class machine gunner, and also 1st class in musketry, being afterwards appointed as instructor at the school of musketry.  On learning that his regiment was not going to France, he got transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers in Dec. 1915 and volunteered for active service the same month.  He was wounded in April 1917 by a shell at Arras, and had only rejoined his regiment a short time when he was killed.  For about 7 years before joining the army he was employed as a gardener in Scotland, in which business he was very successful, having obtained a large number of prizes and medals for essays on horticultural subjects.  He was 28 years of age, and his bright and cheery disposition, his Christian principles, and intellectual qualities won for him the respect and admiration of all who knew him.  He is the only son of Mr. John Cumming of Grey Abbey, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt in the great loss he has sustained.
Joseph Craig, Private, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), 2nd Battalion.  Age 24. Date of death 26th April 1916. Service No. 81186. Eldest son of Robert and Margaret Craig of Greyabbey (father Sergeant, R.I.C).  Interred - Woods Cemetery.
James Hamilton, Private, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), 58th Battalion.  Date of death 28th August 1918.  Service No. 249365.  Cemetery - Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Harcourt.   Son of Samuel Hamilton, Mountstewart, and the late Margaret Hamilton.  Member of Trinity Pres. Church, Greyabbey.  Name on family grave in Greyabbey Old Graveyard.
Ernest Ludgate Hill, Private, son of Marshall Hill, Master of Greyabbey PE School, and his wife Sarah Louisa (nee Ludgate), killed in action.  Member of St. Saviour’s C of I, Greyabbey.  Service No. 5048.  Died 14th Nov. 1916 age 21.  26th Battalion, Australian Infantry A.I.F.  Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.
James Holland, Lance-Corporal, 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps.   Age 20.  Killed in action in France 3rd August 1915.  2nd son of William Holland, Greyabbey.  Ypres (Menin Gate).  Service No. A/189.   Mr. Wm. Holland, of Grey Abbey, has received official notification that his 2nd son, Lance-Corporal James Holland, 8th Batt. King’s Royal Rifles, aged 20 years, was killed in action in France on 23rd Aug. 1915.  He was previously wounded by a shell, and had only returned from hospital to the firing line about a fortnight when he met his death, which happily was instantaneous.  He enlisted at the outbreak of war at Llanelli in South Wales, where he had resided about 3 years, and was employed at the tinplate works.  He was a very promising young man, and received promotion on the field, where doubtless further promotion was in store for him only for his premature death, which is deeply regretted in his native village of Grey Abbey.  (Scrapbook – photo).
Henry Cooke Lowry, Captain, Army Veterinary Corps.  Date of death 11th July 1916 at Mesopotamia.  Age 32.  Only son of the late James Lowry, J.P., of Magheramorne, Co. Antrim (formerly Ballycastle House, Mountstewart).  Cemetery - Basra War Cemetery. Not on Greyabbey War Memorial as family had moved toMagheramorne, though his name is on headstone in Greyabbey Old Graveyard.
Hugh McCallum, Company Sergeant-Major, 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action 1st December 1917 aged 24.  Husband of C. McCallum.  Son of John and Charlotte (nee Dornan) McCallum, 1 Blacklands Row, Kilwinning Ayrshire (formerly Greyabbey).  Born at Greyabbey.  Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey.  Grevillas British Cemetery.  Service No. 15/9211.
Alexander McClelland, Rifleman, 4th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Machine Gun Section.   Age 19.  Date of death 27th April 1916. Service No. 7610.  4th son of James and Agnes McClelland, Balligan.  Killed in Dublin during the Easter Rising.  Buried about the middle of Greyabbey Old Graveyard.
Hugh McCullough, Private, Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion.  Age 27.  Date of death 27th April 1918.  Service No. 3/5735.  Son of Margaret McCullough of Ballycastle, Mountstewart, and the late Alexander McCullough.  Cemetery - Arneke British Cemetery
James McGimpsey, Private, 9th Battalion Royal Scots.  Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Age 21. Only son of Mrs. McGimpsey (nee Regan) and the late James McGimpsey,  Main Street, Greyabbey.  Arras Memorial.   Member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey.  Service No. 351053.  His only child was also called James McGimpsey.  The family grave is in Movilla Cemetery.
Robert McKay, Rifleman. Born c.1884.  Was a prisoner and died in France.  Uncle of Robert Regan and brother of Harriet Regan (nee McKay).  Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Battalion.  Age 34.   Date of death 15th April 1918.  Service No. 19107.  Son of Robert and Jane McKay, Greyabbey.  Member of St. Saviour’s C of I, Greyabbey.  Interred - Tyne Cot, Belgium.
William John Pritchard, Rifleman, 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Date of death 26th October 1914. Son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Pritchard, Ballywalter (originally from Greyabbey).  Buried in the middle of Greyabbey Old Graveyard  - no headstone.  Service No. 19171.
Robert Regan, Rifleman. 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles.  Killed in action in France 1st October 1918.  Aged 19.  Son of Thomas Henry and Harriet Regan, Bowtown, Greyabbey.   Born at Gordonall, Greyabbey. Interred in Dadizelle British Cemetery. Service No. 488.

MEN FROM TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GREYABBEY, WHO SERVED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
James Armour, Greyabbey, Private, R.I.R. – killed in action.   Not in baptisms.
Samuel Bowden, Tullycavey, Private, N.I.H.  Son of Robert and Eliza Jane (nee Francis) Bowden, born 31st Mar. 1891, a twin.
Walter Davidson, Greyabbey, Sergeant, Gordon Highlanders.  Son of Wm. John and Eliza Ann (nee Carson) Davidson, born 11th Jan. 1881.
John Finlay, The Islands, Corporal, King’s Life Guards. Son of John B. and Rachel (nee Alexander) Finlay, born 22nd Sep. 1895.  Obit. in Lily Morrison’s scrapbook.  Missionary in Africa.  Died 25th Apr. 1977 aged 81 years.  Interred Movilla.  Married Isabel.  No family.
William Hunter, Greyabbey, Private, R.I.R.  Son of Robert and Jane Hunter, born 5th Oct. 1882.
Hugh McCallum, Greyabbey, Sergt.-Major, R.I.R.  (killed in action).  Born 16th Dec. 1893.
Samuel McCready, Greyabbey, Private, R.I.R.  Son of John and Sarah McCready, born 16th Nov. 1890.
William John McCready, Greyabbey, Private, R.I.R. – nothing more known
James McGimpsey, Greyabbey, Private, 9th Royal Scots (killed in action)
John McKay, Greyabbey, Private, R.I.R  Son of Robert and Bella (nee Cromie) McKay, born 28th Jan. 1899.
John Pritchard, Tullycavey, Private, R.I.R  Son of John and Alice (maiden name also Pritchard) Pritchard, born 1st May 1885.  He married Mary Ann Bowden in Glastry Presbyterian Church in 1914.  Isa Hall was his second wife.  No descendants.

COLONIAL AND U.S.A. FORCES
John Atchison, Private, Canadian Army.  Son of John and Ann (nee Warnock) Atchison, born 17th Apr. 1890.
James Hamilton, Sergeant, Canadian Army (killed in action).  Son of Wm. and Margaret (nee Kelly) Hamilton, born 15th Jan. 1886.
William S. Stewart, Private, Australian Contgt.  Son of David and Jane (nee Brooks) Stewart, Ballynester – not in bapt. book.  Unmarried.

MEN FROM ULSTER DIVISION ROYAL IRISH RIFLES WHO FOUGHT IN THE 1914-18 WAR
Robert, John and William Keenan (3 of the sons of Samuel and Eliza Jane (nee Brown) Keenan).  Church of Ireland.
J. McKay – see above – Presbyterian.
W. Pritchard, born c.1893, son of John Pritchard, and husband of Annie Brown. Married in Greyabbey C of I on 22nd Jan. 1917 while serving in Belgium.  One son Samuel Pritchard and one daughter Sarah Jane (Cissie) Long, nee Pritchard.  Church of Ireland
George Bailie (Ards Almanac) – Rifleman George Bailie, 13th R.I. Rifles, son of Hugh Bailie, Black Abbey, Grey Abbey, posted as wounded and missing.  He is subsequently reported to be a prisoner of war at Ohrdruf.  (1st July 1916). Photo.
Samuel Cromie.  Private, 6th Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  Son of Mrs. Margaret J. Cromie, Grey Abbey.  She received an intimation that her 2nd son, Private Samuel Cromie, aged 19 years, was wounded in his left leg by a shell on 2nd Aug. last in the Gallipoli Peninsula, and two of his comrades, who were beside him at the time, were killed by the same shell.  He has undergone treatment in hospitals in Cairo and London, and is now making satisfactory progress towards recovery in Londonderry, where he is at present.  He joined the army on 16th Sept. 1914, and went to the Dardanelles in July last.  (Scrapbook – 1916).  Photo.   (Mrs. Cromie died 28th June 1932 at her residence, Grey Abbey. Interred Greyabbey).
J. Wright
J. Sandford
J. McCormick
R. Pritchard
T. McDonald
S. McCreedy
Hugh McCallum – killed in action
R. Harkness
Hugh Regan
George Birney – killed in action
J. Armour – killed in action
David John Acheson
C. Harkness
Robert Regan – killed in action
N. Birch
H. Brown
Robert McKay – killed in action
Robert Price

OTHER ARDS SOLDIERS
Rifleman Robert Regan, 13th Royal Irish Rifles, The Warren, Ballywalter. Killed in action 1st July 1916.
Private Andrew Thompson, Ballyboghilbo, 8th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.  Information has been received by Mr. Robert Thompson, Ballyboghilbo, that his second son, Private Andrew Thompson, aged 19 years, has been wounded by an explosive bullet on 26th Sept. last, but details are still lacking.  He is now undergoing treatment in a hospital in Southport.  He enlisted in Scotland in August 1914, immediately after the war broke out, and went out to France in July last, where he was subsequently wounded.  (Scrapbook – with photo).
Rifleman David Cromie, Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division), Ballywalter. Died of wounds received in action 4th August 1917.
Private William F. Price, Grey Abbey, 5th Royal Irish Fus., wounded in action – October 1915.  (Photo in Ards Almanac).

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