Casey, James

Casey, James

Commemorated:

Comber and District War Memorial

Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for

First Comber Presbyterian Church

BIOGRAPHY

The name Rifleman James Casey is listed as a First World War casualty on Comber and District War Memorial.  In the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for First Comber Presbyterian Church he is listed as James Cassey, Rifleman, 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, Killed in Action.

Neither of these names – James Casey nor James Cassey – is listed on the memorial plaque in First Comber Presbyterian Church.

The name Thomas Cassey from Comber is listed in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for First Comber Presbyterian Church as having served and survived; he is listed as a Driver in the Army Service Corps.

The name William Cassey from Comber is listed in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for First Comber Presbyterian Church as having served and survived; he is listed as a Private in the Worcester Regiment.

Private George Casey (No. T4/092961) from Comber who died of wounds on 2 May 1916 had brothers named James, Thomas and William.

James Casey was born on 7 November 1883 in the townland of Ballystockart.  In 1911 James Casey (aged 28) was working as a farm servant for William John McMaster in the townland of Ballyloughan, Comber.

Desk searches and public appeals to date have yielded no further information about James Casey who is commemorated on Comber and District War Memorial.