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Lance-Cpl. E. Mooney (West Belfast Volunteers)


Unknown Newspaper - public death notice for Edward Mooney, with photograph. Extract reads: 'Lance-Cpl. E. Mooney (West Belfast Volunteers), killed. Deceased leaves a wife and six children, who reside at 11 Third Street, Belfast'.

Life Story

Name: Edward Mooney.

Service Number: 15617.

Rank: Lance Corporal.

Battalion: 9th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 1st March 1874, Belfast.

Died: 6th June 1916.

Address: 11 Third Street, Belfast


Ulster Volunteer Edward Mooney, son of John and Sarah Ann Mooney, lived with his wife Elizabeth and children at 11 Third Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.

The 1911 Ireland Census has Edward and his wife Elizabeth living at 11 Third Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with their 6 Children, 3 Daughters, Elizabeth, 16 years, occupation, Layer Sinning Mill, Ellen Jane, 14 years, occupation, Doffer Spinning Mill, Agnes, 7 years, and 3 Sons, Edward, 5 years, Thomas John, 3 years, William James, not yet 1 year. Edwards occupation at this time is given as a Shipyard Plater Helper.

The dates of births of their children are as follows, Elizabeth, born 12th September 1894, Ellen Jane, born 28th September 1896, Agnes, 11th of June 1903, Edward, 27th of December 1905, Thomas John, 29th of May 1908, William James, 26th of January 1911.

He was a member of the West Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force.

Edward Joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Forces to France on the 4th of October 1915.

Edward Mooney was a Lance Corporal in 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 6th June 1916 in France.

A local newspaper states.

Information has been received that Lance Corporal Edward Mooney, Royal Irish Rifles, has been killed in action. Deceased, who served throughout the South African campaign with the 2nd Batt Royal Irish Rifles, was a drill instructor in the West Belfast Regiment U.V.F, and enlisted shortly after the was war declared. In civil life he worked at the New Northern Flax Spinning and Weaving Mill as a fireman. He leaves a wife and six children, who reside at 11 Third Street, Belfast.

This article is replicated within the Northern Whig.

There are also memorial notices concerning Edward within his profile.

Pension Application Forms show his wife Elizabeth, born 10th of June 1873, as claimant.

His Soldiers Effects were also left to his widow.

He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Authuile Military Cemetery, France.

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