Kircubbin, County Down

Kircubbin, County Down
Kircubbin does not have a public war memorial. There are memorials in both the Presbyterian and Church of Ireland churches.

Bell, William, Rifleman, Service No: 18876, 13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. William was the son of Mrs. A. Reid, of Blackhall St., Kirkcubbin, Co. Down.

Browne William Angus, Lieutenant Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, attached Royal Flying Corps Unit Text: 53rd Squadron, reported missing in action on 21st September, 1917, now killed on that date. He was the younger son of the late William Browne, Tubber-na-carrig, Kircubbin and 113 Agincourt Avenue, Belfast.

Docherty Patrick, Service No:16702, Pte., Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed in action France 30th September 1915, born Kircubbin.

Donnan William, Service No: 911995, Private Canadian Infantry. The death of Private William Donnan of the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment), who was killed in action on 3rd inst., has been reported. Mr. Donnan was a brilliant student, and had a distinguished career. He emigrated to America some years ago, and took up teaching as a profession. He has now made the supreme sacrifice, and the sympathy of the whole community of the Ards will go out to his much respected mother and father, Mr. Robert Donnan, J.P., Margaret Donnan, of Ballycran, Kircubbin, and other members of his family. The following letter has been received by Mr. Donnan from the chaplain of the Battalion:-“Dear Mr. Donnan,—Just a hurried note to extend to you my warm sympathy in the heroic death of your son Private Wm. Donnan, No. 911995, of the 46th Canadian Infantry Battalion. He was instantly killed while at his post of duty on May 3rd, 1917, and was buried by me to-day in the Villiers-au-Bois Mi!itarv Cemetery. His grave will be marked by a neat wooden cross suitably inscribed. He did his duty nobly, and you have every reason to feel proud of your gallant boy, who was a worthy son of the Empire. —Yours very sincerely, Chas. B. Cumming, Chaplain.”

Echlin Frederick St. John Ford North, Second-Lieut. Royal Fusiliers and Royal Flying CorpsSecond-Lieutenant was killed in action.  He was the only son of the late Captain Frederick Echlin, R.N., formerly of Echinville, Rubane, Kircubbin, and grandson of the late Rev. John R. Echlin, M.A., J.P., of Echlinville and Ardquin. The deceased officer, who was born in 1889, was in the Malay States on the break of the war, and came home and volunteered for service.    In March last he married a daughter of Major Saumarez Dobree Ronceval, of Guernsey and granddaughter of the Dean of Guernsey.

Fitzsimons James, Service No: 21942, Pte., 7/8th Batt., Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed in action France 1st July 1916, born Kircubbin.He was the son of George and Mary Fitzsimmons, of Portaferry; and husband of Catherine Fitzsimmons, of Knocknagow, Portaferry, Co. Down.

Fitzsimmons, John Ralston, 2368, Rfm., 13th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action France 1st July 1916. He was the son of Nicholas Fitzsimmons, of Kircubbin, Co. Down.

Fullerton John, Service No: 1011, Rifleman, 14th Batt., Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action France, 16th August 1917, born Kircubbin. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Fullerton, of 26, Court St., Newtownards, Co. Down.

Johnston William James, Service No: 22152, Pte., Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th Batt., killed in action France 16th August 1917, born Kircubbin. His wife Margaret Johnston, lives at  9 Upper Charleville Street, Belfast.

Laidlaw George, Lance-Corporal, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in action on July 18th 1916. He was the son of Mr. William Laidlaw Ballyeasboro’, Kircubbin, and was twenty-five years of age.

McBride John, Private, Service No: 5108, 1st Scots Guards, born Kircubbin. His parents John and Margaret McBride, live at Innisharnie, Kircubbin, Co. Down.

McMaster David. Service No: 18330, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, killed in action 23rd of November, 1917. He was the youngest son of David and Annie McMaster, of Ballycran, Kircubbin, and brother of Mrs Joseph McDowell, High Street Newtownards.

McMillan David, Service No: 40048,  2nd Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Military Medallist, died of gunshot wounds received in action in France, born Kircubbin. His foster parents, James and Margaret McDowell, live at Rowantree, Kircubbin.

Pyper David, Service No: 18/1121, Rfm., Royal Irish Rifles, 11th Batt., killed in action France 1st September 1916, born Newtownards. Son of Maggie Pyper, of Glastry, Kircubbin, Co. Down.

Pyper Robert James, Service No: 16948, Rifleman , Royal Irish Rifles 11/13th Batt., killed in action France, born Kircubbin.

Shaw, Denis De Courcey, Service No: 51899, 2nd Corporal, Royal Engineers, ‘M’ Company, died at his home, born Kircubbin. He was the husband of Annie Elizabeth Shaw, of 8, Hall Street, Newton Heath, Manchester, and is buried at Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

Sinclair John, Service No: 2367, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles 13th Batt., killed in action France 1st July 1916, born Kircubbin.

Woods William, Private, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, of  Blackabbey, Kircubbin.

Kircubbin Orange Lodge, County Down.


1914-18 War
Private, W. Brown, Machine Gun Corps.     
Private, T. M’Clements, Royal Army Service Corps., Seaforth Highlanders;
Corporal, W. Caughey, Royal Irish Rifles
Private, J. Caughey, Royal Irish Rifles 
Private, H. Close, Royal Army Service Corps.
R. J. Close, Merchant Navy,
W. M'Connell, Merchant Navy,
Sergeant Farrier, A. Filson, Royal Army Service Corps.
Private, R. Fitzsimmons, Royal Irish Rifles
Sergeant, A. Gaw, Royal Irish Rifles
Private, E. Gaw, Royal Army Service Corps.
Private, J. Gaw, United States Army;
F. Hagan, Merchant Navy,
Private, J. Milligan, Royal Irish Rifles  
Private, A. McMaster, Canadian Cavalry,
Private, R. Reid, Royal Irish Rifles
Sergeant, A. Sinclair, (M.M.), Royal Irish Rifles
Private, S. Sinclair, Royal Irish Rifles
Corporal J.  Savage, Royal Engineers
Second lieutenant, W. W. Warnock, Royal Irish Rifles
H. Warnock, Merchant Navy,
Private, D. Weir. Royal Army Service Corps.
Corporal H. White, United States Army
Charles White, Royal Navy
R. J. White, Merchant Navy,

1939 - 1945 War
Captain J. Hughes, Merchant Navy,
Private, R. Hughes, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
D. Lawson, B.E.M., Merchant Navy,
J. Hagan, bo’s’n, Merchant Navy,
Corporal S. Brown, Royal Tank Corps.
Sergt-Major J. Hagan, Royal Artillery,
Sergeant A. Murphy, Liverpool Scots.
Sergeant W. M'Cormick, Royal Mechanical and Mechanical Engineers
Flight-Lt. J   Filson. D.F.C., R.A.F.
Chief Engineer D. Sinclair, Merchant Navy,
Chief Officer F. Young, Merchant Navy,
Private, R. English, Royal Ulster Rifles.
A.B. Seaman, R. Smyth, Merchant Navy,

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