We have created this list of those who served and suffered on the battlefields of Europe and beyond during the First World War and who have a connection to Abbeyleix and it's surrounding areas.

The list is far from exhaustive as record keeping was often inexact, many records were lost duing the London Blitz of World War 2, and digitisation of records contains numerous mistakes.

If you have any information about any of the people listed or about any who are not included on the list please contact us so we can add them. Thank you.

George was one of three sons of Mrs J Baldwin of Doone, Raheen who served in the war. He was born listed as still being at school in the 1911 census and served as a Private with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers during the war.

Richard was one of  three sons of Mrs J Baldwin, Doone, Raheen who served during the war. He was recorded as still being at school in the 1911 census and served as a Private with the South Ireland Horse during the war.

Richard was the husband of Mrs Bridget Baldwin of Rathmoyle Cottages, Abbeyleix. He was recorded in the 1911 census as working as an Agricultural Labourer, he served as a Private with the Leinster Regiment, 3rd Batallion.

Thomas was one of  three sons of Mrs J Baldwin of Doone, Raheen who served in the war. He was recorded as still being at school in the 1911 census and served with the Army Service Corps.

James was one of two sons of Mse Annie Bergin, Ballyroan who served in the war. He served as a Private with the Irish Guards, 1st Batallion, Service Number 4367.

Michael was one of two sons of Mrs Annie Bergin, Ballyroan who served in the war. He rose to the rank of Company Sergent Major with the Irish Guards duirng the war, Service Numbers 3634 & 102312.

Patrick was the nephew of Mr William Dunne of the Green Road, Abbeyleix. He served as a Private with the Royal Irish Rifles, 7th Batallion, Service Number 5/2764.

Joseph was the son of Mrs Mary Bonham, Ballinakill Road, Abbeyleix. He served as a Private with the Irish Guards, 2nd Batallion, Service Number 6402.

William was the John and Mary Bonham of Balladine Cottage, Abbeyleix. He worked as a railway porter prior to the war and served as a Stoker, 2nd Class in the Royal Navy. He died of pneumonia at HMS Pembroke, a shore barracks located at Chatham, Kent on 12 December, 1918.

Arnold was born on 24 November, 1877 at Millbrook House, Abbeyleix. He served with the South Irland Horse rising to thr rank of captain during the war. He worked as a land agent and died at Waterloo Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary on 10 March 1922. He is buried  at the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Abbeyleix.

Cecil was born on 18 January, 1883 at Millbrook House, Abbeyleix. Prior to the war he emigrated to Canada. He married Ellen K Lowndes of The Wirral, Cheshire, UK in 1916. He died at Bridgetown, Co Wexford on 23 November, 1952.

John was the son of Mrs Bridget Hopper, Rathmoyle Cottages, Abbeyleix. He served as a Private with the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Kings Liverpool Regiment, Service Number 89898. He died on 1 April, 1918 and is buried at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix.

John Hopper Grave Marker

Henry Neil was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and his family moved to Abbeyleix before 1911. He was the son of

James Wallace was a private in the Irish Guards (reg. no. 1605) and son of Mr R and Mrs Mary Wallace, Granfallow, Abbeyleix. He died on 14 September, 1914. His name is listed on the memorial at Guards Grave, Villers Cotterets Forest