Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Sherwood Foresters in the Easter Rising Dublin 1916

Just got a copy of this book via ebay.

Some good info re the Sherwoods before, during and after the Rising. Good info re the those Killed in Action and Died of Wounds, the wounded and those with awards.

A few errors, lots of typos; some photos too small. No references. 

A bit poor in relation to things Irish.

Worth a read but worth trying to get as cheaply as possible.

Captain Scovell RAMC - Mount Street Bridge

In the various post Rising reports there is reference to a Captain Scovell RAMC who was driving a car through the Mount Street Bridge area on the first day of the Rising where Richard Waters was shot. Mr Waters was taken to hospital and later died of wounds.

Dr Rowland Hill Scovell (1863 - 1939) was the RAMC Captain driving the car when Richard Waters (a bank official) was shot.

Dr Scovell had previously played rugby for Ireland :


Tuesday, 14 April 2015


The following page carries the list of the 17 German sailors killed aboard the U-Boat UB-13


Originally thought to have been destroyed by a mine off the Belgian coast, there is now some thought that she may have been destroyed by one of the British trawlers on the barrage created outside Zeebrugge.

Arthur Metz

A Breitenbend

Georg Diesel

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Private George Wyld

With 93 days service Private George Wyld was killed in action during the Easter Rising with the 2/7th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) and is buried in Grangegorman Cemetery.

Attested 7th December 1915 aged 19years and 10 months originally as T33621 in the 7th Battalion and then transferred as 5430 to the 2/7th Battalion. A number of records transpose the first 2 digits of his number and show him as 4530 rather than 5430.

His mother was deceased at the time of his service. He left behind his father Joseph, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

CQMS Robert Gamble

Dublin born Company Quarter Master Sergeant Robert Gamble was 28years old when he was shot and killed on the 26th April 1916 on the railway track near Beggars Bush Barracks in Dublin.

Born on the 19th August 1889, he enlisted in the Royal Irish Rifles on 22nd November 1907 and served with the 2nd Battalion as number 8833. Entered France on the 15th August 1914. Wounded twice. He was transferred to 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, serial number 7. The battalion was formed in Dublin in March 1916.