Captain John Stuart McClinton - died 5/7/1916

7th South Lancashire Regiment

Stuart was born on 11th September 1887, the son of John and Rosa Hurst McClinton (nee McFadden), 1 Woodland Avenue, Belfast.

After leaving Inst, Stuart worked in his father's seed merchant business McClinton & Co. of Victoria Street, Belfast. He was also a member of the North of Ireland Football Club. His two brothers served in the Royal Irish Rifles. 

He was killed in action on 5th July 1916, the fifth day of the Battle of the Somme, as part of the 19th Division attempt to straighten out the line at La Boisselle.

Stuart is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (pier and face 7A and 7B), Somme, France.

Second Lieutenant Reginald Brian McConnell - died 22/1/1917

6th King's Own Scottish Borderers

Reginald was born on 3rd January 1897, the son of Thomas Edward McConnell of 81 University Street, Belfast, later of 31/33 Chichester Street.

After Inst, he attended Queen's University Belfast where, as a member of the Officer Training Corp, he was described as being a "very promising cadet". He applied for a commission in May 1915.

He was killed in action at the age of 18, when the battalion were in the front line at Roclincourt, north of Arras.

Reginald is buried in Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery (ref. II C 4), Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

Second Lieutenant Edwin Samuel McCullagh - died 7/6/1917

14th Cheshire Regiment attached 13th Battalion


Edwin, the son of Mr and Mrs S W McCullagh of "Roselands", Rosetta Park, Belfast

Edwin was killed in action on 7th June 1917, aged 23, during the attack on Messines. Both officers of the 13th Cheshires who died that day were old Instonians, the other being 2nd Lt W G Curry.

Edwin was originally buried at a point north of the Wulverghem to Messines Road, and was subsequently re-interred in Messines Ridge British Cemetery (ref V D 44), Flanders, Belgium.  

Second Lieutenant Frederick James McCullogh - died 8/11/1917

Royal Flying Corps 53rd Squadron - Secondary Unit Royal Garrison Artillery

Frederick was born on 27th September 1897, the son of F W and Sara McCullough of Longford Villa, Antrim Road, Belfast, later of "Belgravia", 2 Ulsterville Avenue, Belfast. His father was the chief engineer for the city of Belfast and president of the Institution of Water Engineers. After Inst, he attended Queen's University Belfast, where he studied engineering and was a member of the Officer Training Corps.

On 15th November 1915, he was appointed to the Royal Naval Air Service (Russian Armoured Car Division) as a Petty Officer. He served in Russia under Commander Locker-Lampson before returning home to be commissioned to the Royal Garrison Artillery on 13th October 1916, where he served with the Brigade Head Quarter's staff in France. Frederick was subsequently transferring to the 53rd Squadron Royal Flying Corps, as an observer.

Frederick was killed in action on 8th November 1917. A report was received from the officer commanding the 10th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment stating that on 15th November: "when in the lines my unit found the bodies of 2 British airmen in "no-man's land", they were recovered and buried in the Northern end of Hollebeke Church. A chequebook and letters were found on one of the bodies which showed it to be that of 2nd Lt L W Middleton RFC". This officer was reported missing when flying with Frederick, so it was accepted that the other body was his.

Frederick was re-interred in Voormezeele Enclosure Number 3 (ref XV A 17), Flanders, Belgium. 

Rifleman Joseph Craig McCullough - died 1/7/1916

9th Royal Irish Rifles - service number 15241

Joseph was born in Belfast, where he also enlisted. He was killed on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Joseph is buried in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval (ref XV G 8), Somme, France.