roll of honour provided here was compiled from information in the Hibernia
quarterly of the Hibernia School. It includes those killed or who died
of wounds, those wounded, reported missing, prisoners of war, promotions
and those who received awards. The roll is published on this web site
for the use of genealogists and others who seek information on family
histories. The record is an accurate transcription of the names, dates
and details as they appear in various issues of the Hibernia quarterly.
Some entries are obviously incorrect; for example, company numbers
did not go as high as 192.
- For the information of non-military readers, the alpha-numerical
references and abbreviations that appear in the roll of honour
list are here explained.
- The first number is the soldier's regimental number. The asterisk
preceding the number indicates that the entry has been confirmed
by the officer in charge of records.
- The military abbreviations
are listed separately in the table following.
- The alpha-number
and dates in parenthesis show the soldier's company number when he
was in the RHMS followed by the dates at which he entered and left
the School. There were seven companies in the school, each with between
60 and 70 pupils for a total population of about 500 children. The
first entry, for Gunner J. P. Cole, shows that his School number
was 48 in C Company. He entered the RHMS on 17 November 1903 and left
17 February 1907.
- Boys who enlisted in the services did so with the rank of Boy
on entry at the age of 14. As the date of birth is not given, the
age of 14 is the best indication of the age of the soldier whose
entry appears in the list. Hence, Gunner Cole would have been 21
years of age in 1914.
- The list includes a number of soldiers who
were brothers, which is deduced from their company numbers, dates
of entry into the RHMS, and the arm of the service in which the served.
For example, see the three West brothers who served in the Rifle
- The Honours List does not appear to have been compiled alphabetically
or by the seniority of the unit. Most dates published in the Hibernia
quarterlies are abbreviated.