R Marland

From Mark Hifle. I think this Pte R Marland 31/10/1921 – Missing Tralee 2nd Loyal North Lancs

1914 Nov. Enlisted (date from regimental number) into the1/8th (Irish) Territorial Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment), which recruited from the Irish community in Liverpool.

1911 census . The only Robert Markland with a Liverpool connection is, Robert Markland aged 29, Goods Labourer L.Y.Railway, 33 Cowl Street, Everton, born Liverpool, married to Ann Markland aged 30.

1915 May 3. 2938 Private Robert Markland, the1/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) landed at Boulogne

1917. Renumbered as 305897 Private Robert Markland, the1/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

1918 1/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) disbanded Private Robert Markland transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 58010 Private Robert Markland, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

1921 Oct 31. 3848678 Private Robert Markland, 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Ballymullen Barracks, Tralee deserted (taking a machine gun and pan of ammunition from the Barracks). (See Medal Card) & Missing List (relatives cannot be traced), note states serving with Irregulars. He was connected with the Ballymacelligott column under Tom McEllistrum which was active in Kerry

1923. Jan 11. Robert Markland (Robert Moorland), known as “Touch” a British Army deserter an active Irregular surrendered his rifle and ammunition to National troops at Farranfore (Cork Examiner)

1924 Mar 27. Medals returned





British soldiers missing in Ireland