Staff Details


Allen, Thomas J. (M.M.) Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of Margaret Allen, of 50, Spring Street, Belfast.

Bell, John, Gunner, R.F.A., formerly employed in Sandy Row Tramway Depot, and brother of Mrs. Nicholl, 153, M’Clure Street, Ormeau Road, killed.

Dynes, J. Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, Husband of Elizabeth Dynes, of 8, Lecale Street, Donegall Road, Belfast.

Garvin, S., Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action In Egypt on the 27th March, was the third son of the late Mr. William Garvin and of Mrs. Sara Garvin, 16, Landscape Terrace, Belfast. This officer, who attained his twentieth birthday in September last, was formerly a student of engineering at Queen’s University of Belfast. He obtained his commission through the Officers’ Training Corps on 3rd January, 1915, and took part in the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula, subsequently accompanying his battalion to Egypt.

Gatensby, Samuel. Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles. Son of the late Thomas and Mary Gatensby, of Belfast.

Halfpenny Patrick, Private, Patrick Halfpenny, Munster Fusiliers, died of wounds received in action on 6th July, in hospital at Calais. Son of Edward and Bridget Halfpenny, of  Mallywee, Co. Cavan.  He worked for a considerable number of years at the Corporation Gas Works, Belfast. He was 40 years of age, and enlisted since the outbreak of war. He is mourned by his wife and three children, who live at River Terrace, Ormeau Road,

Nicholl Alfred Ernest, Second Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles, was a son of the late Mr. Samuel Nicholl, jeweller (who was for many years in the service of Messrs. Riddles, Ltd., Donegall Place), and Mrs. Nicholl, 3, Saint Jude’s Avenue, Ormeau Road, Belfast. He was employed in the Gas Office before obtaining his commission in January, 1916. He went to the front in June last, and took part in the memorial attack by the Ulster Division on 1st July 1916. K.I.A. 3rd February 1917.

Poag, Robert, Bombardier, September 6, 1916, killed in France, Bombardier Robert Poag, Royal Garrison Artillery, second son of Robert Poag, 103, Woodstock Road, Belfast.
The death is announced in our obituary column this morning of Bombardier Robert Poag, Royal Garrison Artillery, who was killed in action on the 6th inst. He was the second son of   Mr. Robert Poag, 103, Woodstock Road, Belfast, and a brother of LanceCorporal James Poag, Royal Irish Rifles, who fell in action on 23rd October 1914. Another brother, William, who is serving in the Royal Marines, was wounded last year during the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Ponise, William, Private Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.  Husband of Mary Ann Ponise, of 27, Jetty Street, Belfast. Served on the North-West Frontier and in the South African Campaign.

Shaw, William L. [M.C.] (B.A., B.E.) Major, Royal Engineers. Son of Martin McKnight Shaw and Jane Elizabeth Shaw, of 13, Chlorine Gardens, Belfast; husband of Beatrice Margaret Shaw, of 32, Milton Park, Highgate, London

Wortley, Thomas, Sergeant, 07/06/1917 Service No: 14/17063 Royal Irish Rifles. Son of John and Isabella Wortley, of Belfast; husband of Hannah Wortley, of 2, Fleet Street, Belfast.

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