20 September 2014

Royal Munster Fusiliers - PoW Other Ranks 1914


Here's an edited list of 670 Royal Munster Fusiliers whose names were included on lists of men who became prisoners of war on or before 25th December 1914. In fact whilst the vast majority of these men would have been 2nd Battalion men captured on 27th August 1914, there are also men included here who must have been captured in 1915 or later (see B.O.2 1/28 below). Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from the following sources at the Imperial War Museum:

1. B.O.2 1/22 is 13-page handwritten (and badly faded) list of Royal Munster Fusiliers men who were PoWs on or before 25th December 1914.  Sent by Infantry Record Office Cork, date stamped 1919.
2. B.O.2 1/25 is 5-page typed list of Royal Munster Fusiliers men who were PoWs on or before 25th December 1914.  Sent by Royal Munster Fusiliers Old Comrades Association in 1919
3. B.O.2 1/27 is a 3-page typed continuation of B.O.2 1/25
4. B.O.2 1/28 is a single page typed document  giving names of Royal Munsters Men, many of whom did not arrive overseas until 1915.  No clue as to document source or date.
5. B.O.2 1/29 is a six-page typed document  giving names of Royal Munster Fusiliers and their locations / PoW camps.  Addresses also written by hand but too faint to read and not transcribed unless over-written. No document source or date.

My full transcription of this Royal Munster Fusiliers PoW collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Battalion
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address
Prison camp
Notes

Tom Burnell's new book, Irishmen in the Great War, contains some interesting reports which are relevant to this list; in particular the Cork Examiner's article of October 1914 which reports what "we believe to be the first communication received from British soldiers who are prisoners of war in Germany. It is dated 14th inst and comes from Sergeant Murphy, Royal Munster Fusiliers..."

There are three Sergeant Murphys in the list below, but aside from reporting on the action of 27th August and noting where he is now being held prisoner, Sergeant Murphy also lists the regimental numbers of 87 C Company men, 2nd Battalion RMF who were also captured with him on the 27th. I've checked the numbers against the list below and they tally. I'm not reproducing that information here - go and buy Tom's book.

The full transcription is available for sale as a download or CD for £20. Contact me if you would like to purchase a copy.

9867 Private D Ahern
7756 Private Walter Alcock
8085 Private John Allen
7534 Private John Anderson
8134 Private Patrick Anderson
10093 Private Richard Anglin
9775 Bandsman Albert E Arnold
7992 Private Albert H Atkins
Private J Bailey
Lance-Corporal E Barker
8011 Private R Barlow
8523 Private Cornelius Barrett
6740 Private Francis Barrett
10235 Private Michael Barry
9506 Private T Behan
7275 Private Humphrey Benson
Corporal G Bevan 2061
Private Bevan
8781 Corporal M Birmingham
8140 Private E Bolsta
7454 Private F Bolton
6360 Private F L Bourke
10094 Private Patrick Bourke
9613 Corporal John Bowen
6365 Private Maurice Bowen
9246 Lance-Corporal Frederick Boyce
7882 Private J Boyle
7882 Private M Boyle
8002 Private Michael Braddish
6848 Private William Braddish
7799 Private J Bradley
8097 Private William E Bradley
4621 Sergeant James Bradshaw
9752 Private J Breen
10096 Private T Brennan
7201 Private John Bresnan
9960 Private David Bridgeman
8443 Private D Broderick
9766 Private J Broderick
9138 Private R S Brooker
5736 Sergeant John Browne
8773 Private Humphrey Buckley
8492 Bandsman Maurice Joseph Bunce
4341 Private Patrick Burke
6360 Private S Burke
7712 Private F Burnes
8183 Private J Butler
7977 Private James W Butler
7142 Private Richard Butler
8545 Private G Byrne
9989 Lance-Corporal P Byrne
8543 Private T Byrne
5381 Private John Cahill
7790 Private H Campbell
6287 Private Henry Carty
6333 Private D Casey
6684 Private E Casey
7234 Private J Cashman
7118 Private J Cavanagh
7013 Private J Cherry
9834 Lance-Corporal J Cleary
9824 Private M Coates
9259 Private C Coffey
7390 Private M Coffey
5853 Private W Coffey
9998 Private J Cogan
7468 Private P Colchan
9769 Private G Collins
10039 Private John Collins
5863 Private Joseph Collins
5024 Private P Collins
10028 Private P Collins
5024 Private Patrick Collins
7989 Private W Collson
5639 Sergeant D Commane
9925 Private W Condon
7525 Private D Connolly
7034 Corporal J Connolly
7501 Private P Connolly
7422 Private R Connolly
6412 Private J D Considine
8328 Private James Considine
9363 Private W Considine
6342 Private J Conway
9719 Private T Conway
10122 Private M Cooke
10231 Private W Cooper
9805 Private Matthew Corcoran
7539 Sergeant S Cosgrove
5968 Private Thomas Costelloe
6525 Private L Cotter
8099 Private F Couldry
8460 Private J Cowan
8178 Private E Crawley
6560 Private J Creamer
9958 Lance-Corporal M Creamer
6405 Private J Creed
8992 Private M Cremins
7855 Lance-Corporal R Creswell
10085 Private J Cronin
9929 Private Patrick Cronin
10044 Private T Cronin
3699 Private Thomas Cronin
7202 Private P Crowe
6479 Private P Cullen
7817 Private P Cullen
4366 Sgt-Major P Cullinan
4366 Sgt-Major P Cullinan
10042 Private P Cullinane
9250 Lance-Corporal C Culverwell
6510 Private M Cummins
7283 Private T Curtin
9940 Private T Cushen
9763 Private C Daly
7414 Private J Daly
7771 Private M Daly
10073 Private P Daly
20308 Private Thomas Dandy
6990 Private F C Danigher
8542 Private W Davidson
2260 Private J Davies
6897 Lance-Corporal L C P Davis
20237 Private J Dean
7267 Private M Deasey
7423 Private P Desmond
8088 Private P Devereaux
9860 Private J Dineen
7950 Private W Dobson
5304 Private H Doherty
6465 Private J Donnelly
7205 Private P Donnelly
7883 Private B Donoghue
7141 Private D Donoghue
8929 Private J Donoghue
9994 Private D Donovan
6778 Private J Donovan
9937 Private J Donovan
10064 Private J Donovan
8578 Private John Donovan
9448 Private John Donovan
8764 Private P Dorgan
9221 Lance-Corporal Dorrell
6270 Private Cornelius Downey
7088 Private J Downey
4328 Private R Downey
6127 Private A Doyle
7779 Private J Draddy
7066 Private J Driscoll
8064 Private T Driscoll
6053 Private J Drury
8654 Lance-Corporal Edward Duffield
6889 Private J Duffy
9329 Private J Duffy
5434 Private D Duggan
7224 Private John Duggan
8428 Lance-Corporal M Duggan
9400 Private R Duggan
10050 Private Martin Duhig
9614 Private R Duncliffe
6314 Private M Dundon
9345 Private H Dunne
8309 Sergeant W Dwyer
9219 Private F C Dyke
7456 Private M Dynan
7665 Private J Earley
10574 Private J Earley
5488 Private J Earls
9946 Sergeant F Eccles
7532 Sergeant E Egan
20477 Private R A Ellis
8970 Private Walter S Emmette
8296 Private J Enright
6309 Private W Enright
7509 Private P Ensko
10126 Private T Evans
8186 Private Evans
7296 Private J Falshee
828 Lance-Corporal J Farrar
760 Private T Farrell
4402 Private M Ferriter
6503 Private Field
5477 Private D Finn
7547 Private D Finn
6970 Private T Finn
9587 Private J Fitzgerald
10079 Private J Fitzgerald
4577 Private John Fitzgerald
2733 Private M Fitzgerald
9930 Private M Fitzgerald
7027 Lance-Corporal T Fitzgerald
7003 Private J Fitzgibbon
9784 Private P Fitzgibbon
7011 Sergeant J Fitzmaurice
7130 Private M Fitzpatrick
5305 Private E J Flanagan
9350 Private J Fleming
7933 Sergeant C W Flischer
8231 Private P Flynn
9783 Corporal W H Flynn
10090 Private C Foley
4503 Private J Foley
9349 Private J Foley
5911 Sergeant T Foley
6570 Sergeant W Foley
5859 Private Forde
9059 Lance-Corporal E Forward
9651 Sergeant D Fountaine
7905 Private W Foy
9289 Private D Fuller
8819 Private J Furey
5344 Private H Gallagher
9829 Private M Gallagher
9964 Private J Galvin
10052 Private J Galvin
4771 Private D W Garvey
9810 Private H Garvey
7195 Sergeant C S Gibbons
9155 Lance-Corporal L C Gibbons
9926 Private M Gleeson
7724 Private T Goadby
8535 Private Richard Goodchild
8418 Private P Goorey
9982 Private H Gorman
9615 Private Michael Gorman
7587 Private J Gould
6920 Private D Goulding
6303 Private R Goulding
7772 Private M Graham
7910 Private J Gratton
8262 Private M Griffin
8670 Private Thomas Grogan
5955 Private J Hackett
9240 Lance-Corporal F Hales
20347 Private P Hall
5421 Private P Halloran
6113 Private J Halvey
7416 Private J Hanley
8743 Corporal J Hanley
9811 Private Henry Harrington
7697 Private T Harris
7830 Private Christopher Hartnett
7527 Private W Hartnett
7706 Private J Harvey
1481 Private William Hawley
7961 Private Edward Hayes
9799 Lance-Corporal H Hayes
6151 Private M Hayes
6457 Private T Hayes
7666 Private J Haywood
8528 Private A Healey
6227 Private P Healey
10089 Private Healey
9751 Private T Healy
6511 Private J Hegarty
10201 Private W Hensey
7816 Private M Herrity
10104 Private F Hesketh
9323 Private D Hickey
9832 Private E Hickey
9655 Private M Hickey
7748 Private J Higgins
9957 Private W Higgins
9851 Private M Hinch
9422 Corporal C Hogan
8075 Private D Hogan
7167 Private J Hogan
6054 Private P Hogan
5813 Private T Hogan
7640 Private G Holmes
7791 Private J Holmes
7086 Private P Holohan
7392 Private D Horgan
7231 Private M Horgan
9903 Private Horgan
9871 Private J Horn
7446 Private J Hornibrooke
4426 Private J Horrigan
7647 Private E Horton
7384 Private A Hudson
9670 Private M Humphreys
10072 Private T Humphries
2593 Private R A Hunter
8301 Private J Hurley
8866 Lance-Corporal J Hurley
9643 Private P Hurley
8194 Private M Hyland
9831 Private J Hynes
9292 Private John Hynes
1727 Private J M Igne
7774 Private F Jackson
7644 Private J Jeavons
7934 Private T Jenkins
7986 Private A Johnstone
9118 Sergeant Johnstone
9426 Corporal Johnstone
9990 Private H Jordan
9794 Private H Keatin
7304 Private M Keatin
7528 Private D Kelleher
8181 Sergeant G Kelleher
6955 Private J Kelleher
9813 Private J Kelleher
6468 Private P Kelleher
7404 Private J Kelly
7632 Private J M Kelly
8411 Private M P Kelly
8669 Corporal T Kelly
4280 Private P Kelpie
10161 Private M Kenefick
9822 Private T Kennedy
10160 Private B Kenny
6567 Private M Kenny
10112 Private M Kenny
9006 Corporal C H Keyworth
7239 Private C Kiely
10063 Private D Kiely
9061 Corporal J Kilburn
7370 Sergeant A King
7766 Private P King
5647 Private M Lacey
9949 Private T Lane
4656 Sergeant J Leahy
9097 Private C Leary
8039 Private W Lemage
9830 Private J Leonard
7769 Private P Levins
8133 Sergeant J Lightfoot
7734 Sergeant C Lister
7374 Private J Lombard
8092 Private M Lonergan
9921 Private J Loughlin
7812 Private J Loughry
5921 Private J Lowe
2212 Corporal R A Lowe
5025 Private R Lube
8677 Private C Lufkin
7154 Drummer J Lyddy
7228 Private D Lynch
9607 Private D Lynch
7569 Private P Lynch
4519 Private T Lynch
6785 Private D Lyne
6816 Private A B Lyons
6870 Corporal J Lyons
8115 Private P Lyons
5220 Private S Lyttle
8048 Sergeant J Mahoney
4495 Private T Mahoney
6520 Private T Mahoney
5264 Private T Mallon
7801 Private P Malone
7288 Private W Malone
9698 Private E Maloney
8836 Private F Maloney
10000 Private M Maloney
7324 Private P Manifold
9839 Private W Manley
9978 Private J Manning
6819 Private M Manning
7877 Private W Marigold
8049 Private J Marley
7682 Private H T Marsden
7944 Private D Marshall
9109 Corporal J Mason
7789 Private A Mayhew
6014 Private A McAllister
6577 Private P McAteer
6947 Private J McAuliffe
7713 Private J McCann
6389 Private C McCarthy
6323 Private D McCarthy
7555 Lance-Corporal D McCarthy
7074 Private E McCarthy
6929 Private H T McCarthy
7215 Private J McCarthy
9133 Corporal J McCarthy
10006 Drummer J McCarthy
4432 Private M McCarthy
10015 Private M McCarthy
9979 Private W McCowan
5845 Private J McDonagh
7481 Private T McDonagh
6707 Lance-Corporal C McDonald
8451 Private T McElligott
6219 Private J McEnally
5829 CSM P McEvoy
7102 Lance-Sergeant T McEvoy
7116 Private J McFadgen
5815 Private M McGillicuddy
2197 Corporal J McGuire
6020 Private C McInerney
10128 Private M McInerney
6875 Lance-Corporal R F McKechnie
8165 Private P McKenna
7602 Private R McKenna
8017 Corporal G McKenzie
7829 Private J McMahon
7083 Private M McMahon
8143 Private P McMahon
3782 Private P J McMahon
10055 Private J McManus
9106 Corporal T McManus
7056 Private J McNamara
6872 Private B McSparron
6583 Private J McSweeney
10030 Private D Meaney
6305 Private M Meaney
6371 Sergeant F Meara
7006 Private J Meehan
5715 Private P Meehan
6445 Lance-Corporal E Mehigan
7761 Private A Metcalf
7588 Private J Milcoy
7956 Drummer A Miller
9263 Corporal J Milton
7917 Private W Moffatt
6374 Private T Molloy
7786 Private J Moloney
6000 Private P Moloney
6016 Private P Moloney
8728 Private C Monginie
7098 Private H Moore
8323 Lance-Corporal J Moore
5959 Lance-Corporal M Moore
8232 Private P Moore
6001 Private T Moore
7495 Private P Moran
7702 Private A Moreland
5765 Private A E Morgan
7424 Private B Moriarty
8874  Private M Moroney
10076 Private M Morrison
10026 Lance-Corporal P Morrison
4521 Private E Morrissey
8003 Private W Morrissey
7922 Private C Moynihan
7146 Private J Moynihan
8709 Private M Mulcahy
9794 Private W Mulcahy
8448 Private W Mullane
7843 Private E Mullen
7859 Private H Murfitt
9434 Private B Murphy
6888 Private C Murphy
9954 Private C Murphy
6304 Private J Murphy
7041 Private J Murphy
7173 Private J Murphy
6845 Sergeant M Murphy
7453 Sergeant M Murphy
7648 Private M Murphy
9595 Private P Murphy
10082 Private P Murphy
7171 Private S Murphy
6659 Private T Murphy
8254 Sergeant W Murphy
7716 Private J Murray
15147 Private N Murray
9971 Private P Murray
9835 Private T Nash
7289 Private T Naughton
5079 Lance-Corporal W Nayler
7443 Private J Nolan
7565 Private M Noonan
9002 Private D Norton
8131 Private J Nunan
7991 Private C O'Brien
5580 Private J O'Brien
6686 Private J O'Brien
8274 Private J O'Brien
8483 Private J O'Brien
8884 Sergeant J O'Brien
7489 Private M O'Brien
6679 Private M O'Brien
7542 Private P O'Brien
6190 Private P O'Brien
7294 Private R O'Brien
9739 Lance-Corporal T O'Brien
7193 Private D O'Callaghan
7392 Sergeant D O'Callaghan
10005 Private M O'Callaghan
7119 Private D O'Connell
8259 Private D O'Connell
9457 Private J O'Connell
9797 Private J O'Connell
7573 Private W O'Connell
7182 Private A O'Connor
7750 Private C O'Connor
7374 Private D O'Connor
7388 Private J O'Connor
9357 Private J O'Connor
9914 Private J O'Connor
6516 Private M O'Connor
7093 Private P O'Connor
6564 Private R O'Connor
9757 Lance-Corporal W O'Connor
9096 Private M O'Donnell
7651 Private F O'Donoghue
9972 Private M O'Donoghue
7652 Private S O'Donoghue
9963 Private T O'Donoghue
1398 Corporal D O'Donovan
10106 Private E O'Donovan
7585 Private A O'Driscoll
9656 Private D O'Driscoll
10011 Lance-Corporal J O'Driscoll
10049 Private W O'Driscoll
10101 Private J Ogden
4628 Lance-Corporal J O'Gorman
5504 Private T O'Halloran
8458 Private M O'Hara
7558 Private C O'Leary
7904 Private D O'Leary
7960 Private E O'Leary
7568 Private J O'Leary
7061 Private C O'Mahoney
9840 Private J O'Mahoney
7473 Private P O'Mahoney
7033 Private R O'Mahoney
5922 Private B O'Neill
7478 Private J O'Neill
6977 Private O'Reilly
6812 Private C O'Riordan
9281 Private J Oscard
6355 Private T O'Shaugnessey
10059 Private D O'Shea
4497 Private H O'Shea
6963 Private H O'Shea
6864 Private J O'Shea
9973 Private J O'Shea
9951 Private D O'Sullivan
6033 Private J O'Sullivan
6807 Private M O'Sullivan
9636 Private W O'Sullivan
6737 Private J O'Toole
7085 Private G Page
9276 Corporal E Pallet
3/4343 Private J Parker
8031 Private A Parsons
1713 Private T Patterson
7687 Lance-Corporal C Paulson
5961 Private J Phelan
7924 Private V H Phillips
10558 Private E J Pierce
9696 Private M Power
7997 Private P Power
6541 Private J Pratchett
6225 Private R Pratchett
8077 Private J Purcell
4661 Corporal John Quigley
9962 Private P Quilter
10127 Private M Quinlan
7680 Private P Quinlan
10062 Private H Quinlivan
6318 Private D Quinn
7255 Private D Quinn
10138 Private M Quinn
5130 Private R Quinn
10143 Private S Quinn
5295 Lance-Corporal W Quinn
6357 Private C Quirke
9952 Private M Quirke
7103 Private J Rafter
4819 Private W Randall
8700 Private E Reardon
9252 Lance-Corporal A Reeves
7831 Private F W Reeves
7667 Private J Regan
1531 Private P Reidy
6661 Private H Reynolds
9870 Lance-Corporal W C Richardson
7187 Private D Riordan
10010 Private J Riordan
9848 Private W Riordan
6854 Private C Robinson
6654 Private P Robinson
797 Private A Roblin
5522 Private C Roche
7631 Private J Roche
8023 Lance-Sergeant J T Rogers
7325 Bandsman V H Rook
9833 Private H Rooney
10152 Private J S Rose
5200 Sergeant J Ross
2421 Sergeant W Rowley
8808 Private C W Ryan
6905 Lance-Corporal J Ryan 10095 Private J Ryan
6399 Private P Ryan
8227 Lance-Sergeant P Ryan
2002 Private W Ryan
7985 Private G Salathiel
6706 Private D Santry
6602 Private J Sayers
8335 Private E Scanlon
7244 Private J Scanlon
9584 Private J Scanlon
8336 Private M Scanlon
9057 Private W Seamark
7684 Private W Sells
6570 Private P Sharkey
6949 Private W Sheedy
6522 Private C Sheehan
9774 Private T Sheehan
6751 Private D Sheridan
7529 Bandsman J Sims
7785 Private M Singleton
9033 Sergeant W Slattery
9102 Private A Smith
7673 Private E Smith
8027 Private W R Smith
9113 Corporal G Springfield
9961 Private E St Ledger
1649 Private F G Stacey
9843 Private J Stack
7104 Private J Stafford
7545 Private F Stevens
9692 Lance-Corporal L Stewart
700 Private H Storrie
7762 Private M Stout
6346 Private D Sullivan
5820 Private E Sullivan
5964 Private J Sullivan
4895 Private J Sullivan
9274 Private J Sullivan
7503 Private P Sullivan
5200 Private F Sunderland
3810 Private M Sweeney
7858 Private T Talbot
7946 Private W Taylor
8385 Corporal H Thomas
9121 Corporal A Tidey
1551 Private T Tierman
10120 Private T Timmons
5671 Private J Tobin
7811 Private T Tolan
10070 Private J Torpey
10561 Private T Tracey
7242 Private W Turner
10032 Private A Twomey
10177 Private B Twomey
9945 Private C Twomey
7901 Private R Tyers
7598 Private S Vigar
7979 Private W Wain
9645 Private E Walsh
6029 Private J Walsh
9907 Private P Walsh
6093 Private H E Walton
5999 Private J Ward
10108 Private T Ward
2030 Private W Watson
6803 Sergeant J Weldrick
7369 Private J C Western
7599 Lance-Corporal E Wetheritt
7726 Sergeant J W Wheeldon
8136 Private J Wheeler
6109 Private M Whelan
7097 Private J Whelton
8270 Private H White
6809 Private J White
7709 Private J Wild
9258 Corporal T W Wiley
6074 Sergeant A Wilkins
9134 Private P Withers
10451 Private F Woodger
5634 Private T Woods
5889 Corporal A Wooton
7091 Private P Woulfe
7863 Lance-Corporal H Yeoman

The photograph on this post is reproduced courtesy of the Imperial War Museum. Q 113844 shows the 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers cheering the arrival of Lieutenant General Lomax to present the Connaught Shield to the battalion's team, Aldershot 1914. Many of these men would become casualties on 27th August 1914.

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