Casey, George (No. T4/092961)

Casey, George

Private (Driver)

No. T4/092961, 251st Company, Army Service Corps

Died of wounds on Tuesday 2 May 1916 (aged 22)


Beauval Communal Cemetery, France (Grave E. 13)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Comber and District War Memorial

First Comber Presbyterian Church


In some records his surname is spelt Cassey.

George Casey was born on 23 March 1894 in the townland of Ballyrush; he was baptised in Ballygowan Presbyterian Church and he was a son of William and Margaret Casey (nee Swindle, sometimes Swandle).

The Casey family lived in the townlands of Ballyscullion, Ballystockart, Ballyrussell, Clontonkelly, Ballyrush before moving to Ballyrickard, Comber.

William Casey worked as an agricultural labourer and he and Margaret had eleven children:

John (born 19 September 1879 in Ballyscullion)

Margaret Jane (born 23 September 1881 in Ballystockart)

James (born 7 November 1883 in Ballystockart)

Annie (born 4 September 1885 in Ballystockart; died of stomatitis 27 September 1885)

Edward William and Robert Henry (twins, born 10 January 1887 in Ballyrussell)

Annie (born 10 July 1889 in Clontonkelly)

Elizabeth (Lizzie, born 10 August 1891 in Clontonkelly)

George (born 23 March 1894 in Ballyrush)

Thomas Patrick (born 9 May 1896 in Ballyrush)

Jane Fitchie (born 24 January 1901 in Ballyrickard)

Maria Casey who was born on 19 August 1904 and was listed in the 1911 census as a daughter of William and Margaret Casey (nee Swindle) was in fact their granddaughter; Maria was a daughter of Margaret Jane Casey.

In 1911 George Casey (aged 17) was working as a farm servant for Robert Bell in the townland of Cattogs, Comber.

George Casey enlisted in Belfast and served with the Army Service Corps.

Private (Driver) George Casey (No. T4/092961) was 22 when he died of wounds on 2 May 1916 in 4th Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) and he was buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery, France.

Private (Driver) George Casey (No. T4/092961) is commemorated on Comber and District War Memorial and in First Comber Presbyterian Church.  In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for First Comber Presbyterian Church he is listed as George Cassey, Rifleman, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, Killed in Action.