Presbyterian Church In Ireland -- Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Extract for the Congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Ballynahinch

I have compared the entries in the Roll of Honour with the names recorded on the Memorial installed in the church. I have added those names not recorded in the Roll and noted any differences etc. I found either as a footnote or in brackets. For those fallen, where possible, I have also added a link to the relevant entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website ( and/or Soldiers Died in the Great War I have transcribed.

Surname First Name House Address Rank Regiment, Battalion or Unit Remarks
Adams [1] John

Adams [2] Samuel
Raleagh Private Old Contemptibles Wounded
Bell [1] David John

Boyd [1] John Moorhead

Boyd [1] James Alexander

Boyd [1] William Ryder

Cochrane William
Oughill, Ballykelly Trooper North Irish Horse
Dunlop John
Ballymacarn Private 3rd I.G.
Farr John
Ballynahinch Private M.T. Army Service Corps
Gourley James
Ballynahinch Private 420th Battery Royal Field Artillery
Gourley Robert
Ballynahinch Private 4th Royal Irish Rifles
Hamilton Andrew Rowan
Ballynahinch Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps
Hamilton [3] Thomas Woodrow
Ballynahinch Lance-Corporal 12th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Hill Samuel F.
Ballynahinch Corporal 36th M.G.C. Prisoner. Twice Wounded
Hunter Robert John
Magheraknock Corporal 20th London Regiment 3 Medals. Killed (CWGC)
Johnston Frank
Ballynahinch Rifleman 6th Royal Irish Rifles; Royal Army Service Corps Gassed and Twice Wounded
Johnston William John
Ballynahinch Lance-Corporal 13th Royal Irish Rifles
Jordan William
Tonaghmore A.B. Royal Navy
McAulay [4] John
Ballynahinch Rifleman 12th Royal Irish Rifles Twice Wounded
McIlwaine James
Mourne View Lance-Corporal 17th Royal Irish Rifles
Patterson Matthew George
Mourne View Driver M.T. Army Service Corps Wounded
Patterson James Alex.
Mourne View Private 11th Royal Irish Rifles Wounded
Patterson Martin
Bann Hill Private 6th Royal Scots M.M., Wounded
Scott David Harden
Station Hill Lieutenant Royal Air Force (65th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps) M.C., Killed in Action (CWGC)
Simpson David H.
Creevytennant Private Motor Section, D.H.Q. Twice Wounded
Simpson Johnston H.
Creevytennant Rifleman 14th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)
Simpson William A.
Creevytennant Private M.T. Army Service Corps
Thompson Frank
Ballynahinch Private M.T. Army Service Corps
Thompson Hugh
Ballynahinch Private M.T. Army Service Corps
Watson John
Ballynahinch Private 13th Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action (CWGC; SDGW)

Bothwell Robert McC.
Magheraknock Private 3rd Canadian Div.
Bothwell Thomas H.
Magheraknock Private 9th Canadian Batt.
Clokey James
4th Canadian M.G.C. Killed in Action (CWGC)
Hill William George
Ballykine Private 50th Canadian Light Inft. Wounded. Killed in Action (poss CWGC)
Lemon Carl
Ballynahinch Private 194th Canadian Highlanders
Lemon Samuel
Ballynahinch Corporal 3rd Canadian Div. Wounded
Lemon William
Ballynahinch Private 50th Canadian Div.
McLean David
Dunmore Private Australian A.M.C.
Martin James
Drumaness Private 2nd Div. Winnipeg Rifles (27th Batt Can Inf.) Killed in Action (CWGC)
Martin Robert
Drumaness Trooper Auckland Mt. Rifles
Purdy Hugh
Drumaness Private S.A. Police
Reid James
Magheralone Private 1st Batt. Canadian High. Wounded

Gourley [1] Lizzie

Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps
Cherrie [1] Ethel M.

Voluntary Aid Detachment

Houston [1] Noble


1. Recorded on the church memorial but not in the Roll of Honour.

2. Recorded in the Roll of Honour but not on the church memorial.

3. Middle name recorded in the Roll of Honour as "Witherow" but on the church memorial as "Woodrow".

4. Surname recorded in the Roll of Honour as "McAuley" but on the church memorial as "McAulay".

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