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James Naughton

Rank: Rifleman
Street: Nursery View
Townland: Victoria County Down
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Drumeel, Balinalee County Longford
Census 1901: Yes
Census 1911: U K Census 1911
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Rifles
Regiment Number: 8869
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war, died of pneumonia in 1922 while on active service in Egypt
Memorial: Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery

James Naughton, Born Drumeel Ballinalee, Longford 21.04.1889. Joined the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 01.01.08. While serving with the 1st Battalion he was  wounded at Neurve Chapelle 10.03.1915, and at  the Battle of Albert 01.07.1916. He fought at the battle of Cambrai, and the Battle of St. Quentin, with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, before his capture at the Somme crossing on 24.03.18. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of World War 1. Decorations, 1915 Star, British War and Victory medals, one red and one blue chevrons, three wound strips.

James Naughton mentioned in dispatches London Gazette 09.09.21. The London Gazette recorded Military History for special instants of gallant conduct and mentions in Public dispatches.

After the War, he was sent to Mesopotamia with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles to deal with the Arab Rebellion. In 1921 he was sent to Egypt with the now renamed Regiment, Royal Ulster Rifles, to assist in policing the continuing Eqyptian unrest. Mentioned in Dispatches on 09.09.1921 He died of Pneumonia at Citadel Military Hospital, Cairo 26.04.22.

Parents Names: James and Mary Naughton

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