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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #9 on: Monday 27 October 08 14:39 GMT (UK) »

Heres their movements .......

The Royal Irish Regiment
 
2nd Battalion:
August 1914 : in Devonport, part of 8th Brigade, 3rd Division. Landed at Bouogne on 14 August 1914.
Virtually destroyed as a battalion near Le Pilly during the Battle of La Bassée.
24 October 1914 : transferred as Army Troops to Lines of Communication.
14 March 1915 : transferred to 12th Brigade, 4th Division.
26 July 1915 : transferred to 11th Brigade, 4th Division.
22 May 1916 : transferred to 22nd Brigade, 7th Division.
14 October 1916 : transferred to 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division.
23 April 1918 : transferred to 188th Brigade, 63rd Division.
> Extract from war diary

http://www.1914-1918.net/rireg.htm

Another Allied attack was planned for 19 October. The only success during this attack would lead to tragedy. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Irish captured Le Pilly, a village on Aubers Ridge, but the rest of the advance failed. The Royal Irish were dangerously isolated, but before the order to retreat could reach them they were surrounded by the Germans. Of nearly 900 men only 300 survived to surrender to the Germans.
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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #10 on: Monday 27 October 08 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie
Thank you very much for the time and effort put in to your two postings. I'm very humbled by the help on this site!.
I'm starting to wonder if my William O'Grady was the 1914 one from WW1. I'd been following a William O'Grady in Huddersfield but his death certificate (also 1914) has him married to the wrong woman (seems to be a recurring theme in our male line!!   :D) and my previous research (limited in the extreme) had linked this one with the one killed in WW1, cited by yourself.
My problem is that I can't find trace of him after his 1908 marriage (Bertha Swallow, Huddersfield) and so not sure if he went to war or not. He could easily be one of the W.O'Gs in the WW1 list, but is it possible to see where enlisted from (....presumably Huddersfield)?. The CWGC does not help with DOB or with home location. Arrrrgh!!
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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #11 on: Monday 27 October 08 15:00 GMT (UK) »
Have been re-reading the posts and from this one I am under the impression that you aren't sure if your William O'Grady died in WWI?:
Hi there
I'm trying to trace my great grandfather, William O'Grady (b1888), who was married in Huddersfield in 1908, had 2 children and then disappeared. There are several in the WW1 records but I'm not sure how to get the info I need. I believe William came across from ireland prior to 1908 and I can't find him or his father (John) in any UK census.
Anyone got any tips on where to start with WW1 records?
Cheers, Michael

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 27 October 08 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Yes, quite right, and I understand.
Since I can't find him via normal channels, I'm persuing WW1 deaths, but am lacking real data to tie him back to Huddersfield and his family. I've just reread the post title and it doesn't help!!
Michael

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 27 October 08 15:06 GMT (UK) »

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4931 Pte William  O Grady
Born Trinity Without,Waterford
Enllisted Tipperary
Resident Waterford
KIA 2nd Batt 19/10/14

Hi Michael ... I just followed the William Ady gave you ! ......

He could have gone back to Ireland after 1908 ( maybe he married twice and Bertha was his first wife  ) and enlisted there .... unless you get his service records ... it's hard to find where soldiers enlisted unless they were a casualty ! ....

I'll keep looking though and see what else I can see !

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 28 October 08 00:36 GMT (UK) »
Michael
Have you an address or area of Huddersfield? Ive checked the West Riding Regiment which was a major recruiter from Hudds but no O Gradys theres a William O Grady West Yorkshire Regiment which may be a possibility??

Ady
Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 28 October 08 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Good morning Ady
William's marriage certificate to Bertha Swallow on 1st August 1908 shows him at 10 Quarry Road, Huddersfield.
Birth certificate of their son Jack on 4th January 1910 shows them at 22 Upper Quarry Road, Bradley, Huddersfield.
They had a daughter in 1911 who died in 1912 for who I haven't got certificates yet. I guess that will narrow down the address further.
Hope this helps.
Michael

PS. Were you working on this at half past midnight ...this morning??

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 28 October 08 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi
Yes was working on a bit of stuf this morning...Kids in bed etc all quiet!
There is an option to get in touch with the West Yorkshire Archive Service and ask if your man is on the Huddersfield Absent Voters List of 1918.
The lists arent online i had to send an email to them and got a reply about a week later on one of my queries
I know where Bradley is its between Huddersfield and Brighouse.
Ill do a search on Grady and O Grady on SDGW see if theres any local area hits.

Ady :)
Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 28 October 08 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Ady
The West Yorkshire Archive Service has an office in Huddersfield and I'll call in tomorrow with that query.
Michael   :)