Bodies of British Soldiers missing and never found ( or exhumed and reburied )

1. Year of the Disappearances gives a list for Cork only from Dept of Defence papers MA A/07304

2. There are at least two relevant sets of papers in Dublin that need to be examined to investigate the missing soldiers. Collins Papers of the Missing A0909 , and A07304 (suspected deserters). Excerpts from Collins Papers show that there was reluctance by the British to get involved in the business of bodies in bogs. I have the complete Collins Papers of the Missing A0909, which appears to cover higher profile cases that the British were pursuing for whatever reason. Included were men known to have been abducted and those missing and whose relatives were anxious about them.

Still Missing

    Regiment CWGC  

Taylor
Watling

Bandon Essex Deserters shot by IRA, but never found. Essex regiment have no interest in their fate - I have tried Essex Regt   Collins List

Brown
Rutherford

Missing Artillery Officers have never been found. Cork Royal Artillery   Collins List

Green
Chambers
Watts

Waterfall kidnappings Cork, bodies never recovered Various regiments   Collins List

Agnew
Mitchell

ADRIC Intelligence, kidnapped bodies never found Cork ADRIC   Collins List
Pte Atkin 7/8/1920 – Tipperary 1st Lincoln Reg   Collins List
Pte J A W Anderson Shot and body never recovered. Cork Cameron Highlanders   Collins List
A/Cpl Belchamber missing 15 Feb 1922 at Buttevant RASC   Collins List
Driver W Bennett Deserted. .Joined Irish Irregulars 2nd Loyal North Lancs   Collins List
R G Brown in Memorial service 21 Nov 1922 as missing RASC no Year Disap
Pte W H Burdsall missing 21 Aug 1920 at Bantry - seems to have lived Kings Liverpool Regt   Collins List
Pte G H Caen missing 24 Jun 1921 at Ballincollig Manchester Regt   Collins List
Pte G D Chalmers missing Clare, executed Royal Scots   Collins List
Pte G Chappell missing 17 Jun 1921 at Kilworth Gloucestershire   Collins List
Pte J. Cinkivitch 15/11/1920 – Listowel 2nd Green Howards   Collins List
Pte H Clarke missing 26 Aug 1920 at Ballincollig. Deserted Manchester Regt   Collins List
Pte M Clifford missing 12 Aug 1920 at Bantry. Died 1939 Ireland Kings Liverpool Regt   Collins List
E Collins   R Munster F   G Murphy
Pte H G Crowfoot Deserted. RA   Collins List
Pte S Edwards RMLI. Military Hospital, Holywood.     Collins List
Gunner R Earl missing 21 Jun 1921 at Fermoy RGA   Collins List
Pte J Fitzmaurice missing 2 Sep 1920 at Kenmare Kings Liverpool Regt   Collins List
Pte Foley missing 9 May 1921 at Bantry Kings Liverpool Regt   Collins List
FW Foyle missing 28 Feb 1922 at Dublin 5th Armoured Car Coy   Collins List
T/Cadet L French Missing Kilkenny      
Driver J Graham Missing 18 nov 1920 from Spike Island RGA Collins List
Pte G Gray 15/10/1921 missing Tralee 2nd Loyal North Lancs   Collins List
Pte H Hargreaves 14/4/21 missing Tralee 2nd Loyal North Lancs   Collins List
JF Harrison Deserted. Royal Navy   G Murphy
Col Heffernan Exhumed Clonmel 1924. Could be Civil War     Collins List
Heggarty missing 9 Apr 1921 at Bere Island KOSB   Collins List
Hillier check details Green Howards   Year Disap
Pte E Hughes missing 7 Jul 1921 at Bantry Kings Liverpool Regt   Collins List
Pte HL Jarvic   1 POW Volunteers   G Murphy
Johnstone missing 9 Apr 1921 at Bere Island - Irregulars KSOB   Collins List
Pte E. Jones 6/7/1921 missing Limerick Welsh Reg   G Murphy
Jones GJ   Royal Artillery   G. Murphy
Joseph Leith   Inniskilling F   G Murphy
Lt L H Lock Exhumed 1924 , could be civil war     G. Murphy
Gunner Jas Lynch   Royal Artillery   G Murphy
Pte R Marland Deserted. Joined Irregulars in Ireland 2nd Loyal North Lancs   Collins List
Marringley   Ox and Bucks   G Murphy
Pte A Mason missing 14 Feb 1921 at Ballincollig Manchester Regt   Collins List
Peter McCluskey   Ox and Bucks   G Murphy
McKeown   Welsh Reg   G. Murphy
Pte Minnion   2 Loyal Reg   G Murphy
Pte R Murphy missing 14 Aug 1920 at Ballincollig Manchester Regt   Collins List
Pte J Oliver missing 6 Feb 1922 1169 MT, RASC   Collins List
Pte Oxby 7/10/1921 – Tipperary 1st Lincoln Reg   Collins List
Driver A J Pike Deserted - missing 14 Mar 1920 at Fermoy RGA   Collins List
Powell A missing 10 May 1921 at Curragh KSLI   Collins List
Pte G Robertson Killed in Clare. Body never recovered Royal Scots CWGC Collins List
Pte J T Rodgers missing 28 Aug 1920 at Ballincollig Manchester Regt   Collins List
Pte Saunders Missing 6 Sep 192?. Courtmacsherry Essex Regt   Collins List
J Sheehan   RASC   G Murphy
Boy W Smith Deserted. Joined Nationalist Forces 2 Loyal North Lancs Reg   Collins List
Sapper G T Still missing 2 Nov 1920 from Cork RE no Collins List
Pte B Tinches missing 20 Feb 1921 at Ballincollig Manchester Regt   Collins List
Pte J Twomey Home at Kilmichael, Macroom, Co Cork RMLI deserted Collins List
Pte H Vineall 1921 Dec 9. Went missing at Athlone. 1st Leicester   Collins List
Unknown Welsh service number but no name Welch Regiment    
J Walsh missing 9 Aug 1920 Cork Cameron Highlanders no Collins List
H Ward missing 13 Aug 1920 Cork Cameron Highlanders no Collins List
J Watt p 129 uncovered May 1962     Sligo book
H Weston 17 Feb 1922 went missing at Newbridge 31st Battery RFA   Collins List
Patrick J Whelan   Ox and Bucks   G Murphy
Gunner Thomas White Deserted Royal Artillery   G Murphy
Pte W Wilkinson 28 Feb 1922 went missing in Dublin 615 MT, RASC   Collins List
BF Williams 12 Aug 1921. Went missing in Dublin D Supply Coy, RASC   Collins List
Pte G Williams 31/5/21 – Limerick 2nd R. Welsh F.   G Murphy
Pte W R Williams Local farmer buried his body, never recovered Royal Welch Fusiliers CWGC Collins List

Exhumed

Brooks
Dove
Henderson
Hendy

Kidnapped Macroom 1922.

Exhumed in 1923 CWGC Collins List  
Boy Carson was 18
Boy Chapman 17
Boy J Cooper 16
Manchester Bandboys Exhumed in 1924 CWGC

Collins List
Carson
Chapman

 
Pte F Roughley   Exhumed   Collins List  
Pte P Mulhall   Exhumed      
Pte Maurice Ahern   Exhumed      
Pte John W Winsley Appears to be a part of Irish Civil War Exhumed      
Col Heffernan   Exhumed 1924      
Compton Smith Re-buried at Fort Carlisle in Cork Harbor Exhumed Mar 1926   Collins List  
Vincent Re-buried Glenville Church Yard, Cork Exhumed 1926      
Gutherie Re-buried Inchigeelagh Churchyard, Cork Exhumed 1926   Collins List  
J Walsh missing 9 Aug 1920 Cork Exhumed Oct 1921   Collins List  
Motley Re-buried Shipley Exhumed 1927      
Steer Re-buried Accrington, Lancs Exhumed 1927      
Unknown MGC Buried in Charleville Exhumed 1953      
Kirby Re-buried Clonoulty, Tipp Exhumed 1990      

Lists of missing

Defectors - deserted and joined the IRA

List of deserters in Mountjoy

20455 Private Mathew Mark Parker, 9th Lancers aged 22 was charged with desertion at Castlereagh, Ireland in May 1920, at Croydon Court on 18 Aug 1920 found with forged discharged papers supplied by Sinn Fein. Given 2 months Hard Labour and to be returned to unit. Deserted May 1920. Enlisted 26 Feb 1920 into 12th Lancers. Military Prison Woking. Discharged 7 June 1922, service reckons from 4 May 1922, previously No. G23824 The Buffs.

20453 Private Arthur Barlow 9th Lancers, deserted 7 March 1920

British soldiers missing in Ireland