Officers 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

ASHTON, Major F E Commanding Battalion vice Major H Aplin 7th RMF 19 March 1916

APLIN Major H 7th RMF 19 March 1916 relinquished command of battalion

BELL Second Lieutenant Lee 7th Battalion, Native of Dublin Son of Alfred and Selina Bell of 6 Old Bond St., London. Killed in action 17th October 1918 Age 24 Le Cateau Military Cemetery - Nord Awarded MBE

BOURKE, Lt Edmond Cecil. Educated at the Diocesan School, Dublin. Commissioned from ranks 14176 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Arrived Gallipoli 09/08/1915. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Later commissioned as a Lieutenant. Lived at 48 Grove Park Rathmines after the war (this was the family home after the war).

BOURKE, 2nd Lt Robert Gascoyne, Joined as 14157 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Arrived Gallipoli 09/08/1915. Wounded twice once in 1915 and 1916. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant 01/06/1916. Lived at 164 Wilton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario after the war

BRETT, Jasper Thomas Born at Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Son of Wm. Jasper Brett of same place. Educated at Monkstown Park School and Royal School, Armagh. Apprenticed to his father, W. J. Brett, Solicitor. Member of Monkstown Rugby Football Club, and obtained his International Cap for Rugby Football Season 1913-14, and played in Sir Stanley Cochrane's Cricket Team. Enlisted as a private on 14/9/1914 in “D” Company 7th Battalion but transferred to MG section "B" Co 7/12/1914 7th Battalion. He went with the battalion to Gallipoli where he was recommended for a commission for service in the field and was evacuated with enteritis. After service in Salonika he was hospitalised in June 1916 and sent to Malta from where he was sent to a Military Hospital at Richmond, having been diagnosed as insane. Gazetted Second Lieutenant 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, September 5, 1915. Apparently released from hospital in January 1917 this disturbed man returned to Ireland where 4 February 1917 he committed suicide by placing himself on the rails at Dalkey tunnel and the 22.10 train from Dalkey to Bray passing over him severed his head from body. His body was found in a tunnel, he had left his home at 18 Crostwaith Park Kingstown at 9 P.M. to go for a walk . He had also attended Latchmere Hospital Richmond Surrey because of shell shock.

CLOVER Lieutenant Harwood Linay. Royal Flying Corps and ‘C’ Company 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Known as George was the eldest of two sons of Isaac Ernest and Alice Evelyn Clover (née Armes), of The Chase, 9 Belle Vue Road, Sudbury. The family lived at one time in Springfield Lodge, overlooking the family mill, now a hotel. His brother Isaac also served. George was a close friend of Major Charles Henry Tippet. He, Charles Tippet and his uncle Morriss (Lt. Col. William Morriss Armes, Suffolk Regt) were all at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsular in August 1915. Major Charles Tippet died on the 7th. Morriss Armes on the 12th and four days later after being promoted to a full Lieutenant, George was severely injured by a bomb. After a long recovery, George was attached to the Royal Flying Corps as an acting Adjutant, two months later he died aged 23 on 23rd December 1916 from meningitis. He was buried with full military honours in Sudbury Cemetery after a funeral at St. Peter’s Church. His parents initiated the memorial window in St. Gregory’s Church where he is remembered alongside his 2 uncles, his friend Charles Tippet and Robert Smylie.

CRICHTON Second Lieutenant Alec Godfrey. 7th Battalion Born Dublin. Son of A. J. Crichton. Member of "D" Company. Trinity College, Dublin. Killed in action 16th August 1915. Gallipoli

DUDLEY, HARRY PEMBERTON, 2nd Lieut., 3rd (Reserve) Battn. The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt. (Royal Canadians), 3rd *. of the late Henn." N. Dudley. M.U.. formerly of Kinnitty, King's County, and afterwards of Durrow, Queen's County, by his wife. Mary Elizabeth (2, Burdett Avenue. Sandycove), dau. of John Pemberton, of Blackrock, Dublin ; b. Kinnitty, 8 May,' 1880 : educ. by private tuition ; Lanly School, and Dublin. On the" outbreak of war be returned home from Singapore, and joined 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers ; went to the Dardanelles, and was severely woundexl at Suvia Bay in1915 ; on his recovery was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 3rd Leinster Regt. Nov, 1915 : proceeded to France July 1916, where he was attached to the 2nd Royal Irish Regt.. and was killed in action near Guillemont 3 Sept. 1916

DOWNING Lt Colonel Geoffrey, Commanding 7th Battalion during the landing at Suvla Bay

EDWARDS, Captain William Victor, 7th Battalion William Edwards may have joined “D” Company, along with other Dublin Rugby players in 1914. . Irish Rugby International. Internationals: 2 : 1912 F+ E+ . Buried Jurusalem War Cemetery. Born on 16 October 1887, son of Alfred Edwards, of The Laurels. Strandtown, Belfast, by his wife. was Mary. dau. of John Wilson; b. Belfast. 16 Oct. 1887; educ. Thanet College, Margate ; .Academical Institution, Coleraine : Campbell College, Belfast, and Queen's University. Belfast; was an Accountant, being a Companv Officer in the 6th Battn. East Belfast Regt. of the Ulstcr Volunteer Force; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 22 Sept. 1914 : promoted Lieut. Dec. 1914. and Capt. April. 1915 ; served with the Exptiditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following month; proceeded to Egypt in Sept. 1917, and was killed in action in Palestine 29 Dec. following. Buried east of the village of Deis Ibsia, close to Mount lloreh. He was a keen sportsman and was the Irish 220 yards swimming champion; and a water polo international, and had the distinction of being the first man to swim across Belfast Lough. War service: Captain, 7th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 30th Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division. He was killed in action, age 30, on 29 December 1917, at Jerusalem, and is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel [F.26].

HAMILTON Capt E J. He was a medical student of Trinity College Dublin and from Ballywilliam near Portrush in County Antrim. He enlisted into the ranks of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers but was soon commissioned. He took part in the landing at Suvla Bay and on 16 August was promoted to Captain when having to take command of his company when all his fellow officers became casualties. A soldier wrote Our only officer left was Hamilton, and Capt Hamiltin was badly wounded in the foot at Gallipoli in Aug 1915. He left his unit seriously ill and injured on 20 August 1915. He later served in France with 10th Battalion, and is recorded as in command of C Company when they arrived in France in Aug 1916. Late on the night of 22-23 March 1917 he was in command of the Headquarters Guard, Irish Command. A General Court Martial held in Dublin on 2 April 1917 found Ernest Hamilton guilty of misconduct and sentenced him to be dismissed from the service. Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, is on Bow Lane Dublin. It became outdated as a hospital and in 1913 patients were transferred to George V Hospital. The British Army Headquarters, Irish Command, then occupied the premises.

HARRISON, Major, led the attack on landing at Suvla Bay

HENCHY Lt Dudley North served in the 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. It was probably his brother in the 10th Battalion. He applied for his medals in 1922 and they were sent to him at 2 Parliament Square, Castletown, Isle of Man. Went to France 15 July 1916. ROYAL ARMY CHAPLAINS' DEPARTMENT. The Rev. Dudley North HENCHY, M.A., to be Chaplln. to the Forces, 4th Cl. 31st Mar. 1937. .He can be seen as a Vicar for a church in Lambeth, London in 1938.

HICKMAN Capt. F. H. . 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

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JULIAN Lieutenant Ernest Lawrence "D" Coy. 7th Battalion. Died 08 August 1915. Son of the late John and Margaret Julian, of Drumbane, Birr, King's County. Held the Reid Professorship of Criminal Law, Trinity College, Dublin. Educated at Charterhouse, and Trinity College, Dublin. Helles Memorial. A barrister and Reid Professor of Law at Trinity College, Dublin, Julian was elected to an officer's commission by his fellow Pals. Julian's short life of brilliant promise was prematurely ended when he died of wounds after leading his men during the assault on Chocolate Hill on August 7. He was shot in the back and died, age 36, on the 8th of August on board the Hospital Ship, Valdivia. He was buried at sea.

JACKSON 2nd Lt William , D Company , KIA with 23rd (Sportsman's) Bn The Royal Fusiliers 30/9/1918 Aged 37

JOHNSON Captain A.M. son-in-law of Colonel Downing, in command of the 7th Battalion. R.D.F.(in Kildare Observer 17 May 1915

MACHUTCHISON Lieutenant William Frederick. 7th Battalion 6, Mount Temple Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin Killed in action 26th March 1918

de MONTMORENCY ,Captain Harvey 7th Dublins, thought that the Irishmen in his battalion came from ‘the poorest, unskilled casual labourers of Dublin, the lowest strata of our society’.

MURRAY Captain of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who is reported dangerously wounded by a gunshot in the head is formerly of Ballymena. He is a son in law of Mr. Huston Lancashire, chairman of the Ballymena Urban Council. At the outbreak of war Captain Murray was an inspector of the Scottish Widows Provident Association in Dublin, a position which he immediately gave up and joined the Rugby Football Battalion, as a private. He took part in the landing at the Dardanelles where he was in the machine gun section and on the morning after the landing he was recommended for promotion, shortly afterward being gazetted a second lieutenant. He also participated in the Serbian Campaign, in which he was wounded and when in France was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig. He was a popular footballer and tennis player in Ballymena and was educated at Ballymena Academy. B.O. Aug. 24, 1917

PIGE-LASCHALLAS Capt. G. , 7th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

SUTHERLAND Second Lieutenant William 7th Battalion Brother of Elizabeth Sutherland, of Somerville Place, Brook St., Broughty Ferry, Dundee. Awarded MM. died 07/10/1918 Age: 30 Prospect Hill Cemetery

TIPPET, Major Charles Henry. 7th Battalion Charles T ippet was born around 1863 in Maltby, Yorkshire. At the age of 18 he was boarding in Skegness, Lincolnshire employed as a surveyors articled clerk. By 1891 he, his wife Edith and their eldest daughter were living in Wales at St. Woollos, Newport, where he was recorded as a land agent and surveyor. Charles, Edith, and their 3 children came to live in North House on the Croft, Sudbury, which is now a dentist’s surgery. Charles served in the Boer War, receiving the Queen's Medal with five clasps. He retired in 1905 with the hon. rank of lieut.colonel, rejoining his old regiment as major at the outbreak of the war. In civilian life he was involved in Suffolk’s politics. He drafted the rules governing the Suffolk division of Conservative Associations and was its first secretary. He was the political agent for Sir Cuthbert Quilter, Sudbury’s M.P. Charles was also a founder and the first captain of Newton Green Golf Club in 1907. His son Herbert Charles Coningsby Tippet joined his father’s regiment; serving with 4th Battalion he survived the war, winning the Military Cross. On the 2nd September 1914 an article appeared in the Suffolk and Essex Free Press, ‘Major and Hon. Lt. Colonel C. H. Tippet, of the Croft, late 4th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who offered his services at the disposal of the War Office immediately on the outbreak of war, has been posted to the 7th(Service) Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers and ordered to join his regiment’. Charles died aged 52 on 7th August 1915, the day after landing at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsular and lies buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey. He is also remembered on the memorial window in St. Gregory’s Church.

TOBIN Capt. Richard Patrick, 7th Battalion Died 15-8-1915 (The Times, Sat., September 11, 1915.) Helles Memorial

WEATHERILL Second Lieutenant Edward Theaker, B Company, 7th Battalion. Died 16th August 1915. Age 28. Helles Memorial. Enlisted September, 1914. Son of Mrs. Weatherill, of 27, Sydney Parade Avenue, Dublin

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