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BELFAST, Woodstock Road.

Woodstock Road War Memorial is beside 221 Woodstock Road, adjacent to the junction of Beersbridge Road, Cherryville Street, Woodstock Road, Belfast.

This is a recently erected memorial, possibly late 1990s.

THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO PAID THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOR EVERMORE.

Atkinson, William,

Adams, Ernest, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Boland, William, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Boyd, James,

Bailie, Robert Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Black, William W., Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Boyd, John, Sergeant, No. 12581, Royal Irish Rifles.

Currie, James, Private, Royal Irish Rifles.

Cromie, David,

Dickson, William J., Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles.

Dalzell, Alexander,

Davidson, Frederick,

Finlay, Alexander,

Gardner, Joseph, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Gardner, Arron W., Private Army Service Corps.

Gardner, William, Drummer, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Gillespie, Townsley S., Private, North Irish Horse.

Greer, John, Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy.

Gallagher, Robert I.,

Herron, Hugh, Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles.

Hughes, James, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Hughes, Robert, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Hamilton, John,

Hill, Jack,

Hayes, Frank G., Lance Corporal, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Huston, Samuel,

Irwin, William,

Johnston, John,

Kells, John,

Kinnear, William J.

Lowry, John,

Logan, James,

Kelly, Samuel,

Matier, William, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Morrow, Robert,

Morrow, Stewart

Marsland, George,

McKegney, William E.,

McWilliams, James,

McDonald, James,

McIntosh, James,

McKnight, David,

McKeown, William,

McWilliams, James,

McIntosh, James,

McGeagh, James,

O’Neill, John T.,

Orr, Samuel,

Peacock, Walter, Second Lieutenant, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Poag, Robert,  Poag, Bombardier , R.G.A., [see below]

Reynolds, William,

Ranson, Andrew,

Stewart, Thomas,

Stewart, William,

Savage, Joseph, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles.

Thompson, Thomas,

Towe, John, Machine Gun Corps.

Vance, Henry,

Whelan, Robert Selkirk, MC., MM., Company Sergeant Major, Royal Irish Rifles.

Whelan, William,

Woodside, Wallace M.,

Walker, Thomas,

Woodside, Charles,

Wright, Charles R.,

Watson Gilbert D.,

Welch, John Jack,

Young, James M.,

Adams, Ernest, Private, No. 22623, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Boland, William, Rifleman No. 8/14099, Royal Irish Rifles.

Could be Boyd James, Douglas Street, Rifleman, 4th Royal Irish Rifles.

Black, William Wesley, Private, No. 3179, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Son of William and Fanny Black of 16 Euston Street, Beersbridge Road, Belfast.) Died of Wounds in France August 1st. 1915. Buried in Chocquer Military Cemetery in France. Plot 1- Row D- Grave 45

Boyd, John, Sergeant, No. 12581, Royal Irish Rifles

Currie, James, Rifleman, 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of Sarah, 14 Canton Street. Beersbridge Road, Belfast. Son of Edward and Ellen Jane McKeown [Formerly Currie] of 8 Frankfort Street, Beersbridge Road, Belfast.) Killed in Action at the Somme. July 2nd 1916. His Sacrifice is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

Dickson, William J. 12723. Corporal, William J. Dickson 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Son of James and Mary Ann Dickson, 42 Douglas Street, Beersbridge Road, Belfast) Killed in Action 11th June 1916 in France Buried in Authuile Military Cemetery in France. Row D Grave No 7.

Could be Gardner Joseph, 33 Glenallen Street, Private, 2nd Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in Action.

Could be Gardner A. W., 39 Hatton Drive, Private, Army Service Corps. Killed in Action.

Could be Gardner William, 39 Hatton Drive, Drummer 2nd Inniskilling Fusiliers Missing.

Could be GILLESPIE, TOWNLEY SHERWOOD, Private, North Irish Horse Age: 27 Date of Death: 13/11/1915 Service No: 1636, Son of William Henry and Sarah E. Gillespie, of 52, Haddington Gardens, Belfast. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: H2. 15. Cemetery: Belfast City Cemetery

GREER, JOHN, Stoker, 1st Class, Royal Navy, H.M.S. “Racoon.” Son of John and Isabella Greer, of 104, Ravenhill Rd., Belfast.

Herron, Hugh, Lance-Corporal, 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. (Son of John and Mary Herron 11 Canton Street, Beersbridge Road, Belfast). Died of Wounds in France 8th December, 1917. His Sacrifice is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

Hughes, James, 5932, Rifleman, James Hughes 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 52 Douglas Street. Beersbridge Road Belfast) Killed in Action at the Somme 9th September, 1916. His Sacrifice is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France and on the Memorial Plaque in McQuiston Memorial Church. His Brother

Hughes, Robert, 5932. Rfn. James Hughes 7th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 52 Douglas Street. Beersbridge Road Belfast. Killed in Action at the Somme 9th September, 1916. His Sacrifice is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France and on the Memorial Plaque in McQuiston Memorial Church.

Could be HAYES, FRANK GORDON, Lance-Corporal, Royal Irish Fusiliers, 7th/8th Bn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Service No: 24047. Son of Frank and Annie Hayes, of 83, Ogilvie St., Belfast.

Could be Irwin William. James, Cregagh Road, 2nd Lieutenant 3rd R.I.R. Killed,

Could be KINNEAR, WILLIAM JOHN, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, 8th Bn. Date of Death: 02/07/1916 Service No: 15076 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B. Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Matier, William, 12474, Rifleman, William Matier 8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. (Husband of Catherine Matier of 21 Bangor Street, off Willowfield Street, Belfast. Son of John and Kathleen Matier, 34 Walton Street. Crumlin Road. Belfast.) Killed in Action 9th July 1916 aged 37. Buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery in France.

Peacock, Walter, Second Lieutenant, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Son of George Henry and Annie Peacock, of 17, Dromore St., Cregagh, Belfast.

Poag, September 6, 1916, killed in France, Bombardier Robert Poag, R.G.A., second son of Robert Poag, 103, Woodstock Road. 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 Lance-Corporal 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.

Savage, Joseph, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Husband of Annie Savage, of 42, Epworth Street, Belfast.

Towe, John, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), Service No: 18731, Son of Jane Towe, of 54, Richardson St., Belfast, and the late Hugh Towe.

Whelan, Robert Selkirk, MC, MM., Company Sergeant-Major, Royal Irish Rifles, Son of John Edward Whelan, of 3725, 64, Ravenhill Rd., Belfast, and the late Elizabeth Whelan.

Could be WOODSIDE, WALLACE McMULLAN, Corporal, Royal Irish Rifles, 14th Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 05/07/1916 Service No: 14/16107, Son of John T. Woodside, M.D., and Maria Woodside, of Belfast. Joined and fought with the 36th (Ulster) Division.

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